This Weekend at LACMA: Free Concerts, Tim Burton Film Series, and More

June 17, 2011

Our film series, The Fantastical Worlds of Tim Burton, continues this weekend with double features tonight and tomorrow. Tonight, two of Johnny Depp's darker collaborations with Burton, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street  and Sleepy Hollow.

Tomorrow, catch both of Burton's entries which kicked off more than 20 years of sequels and reinventions of the Caped Crusader on the silver screen—Batman  and Batman Returns.

As always, we're also offering free concerts all weekend long. Guitarist Peter Sprague brings his trio to tonight's Jazz at LACMA. Saturday, the David Garfield Latin Jazz Band perform during Latin Sounds. And Sunday marks a special concert in our Sundays Live concert series, honoring the late guitarist James Smith with performances by guitarists Brian Head and Andrew York, soprano Sun Young Kim, saxophonist Douglas Masek, and others.

Sunday is Fathers Day, and LACMA is a great option if you're looking for ways to spend the day with your family. Our free Andell Family Sunday activities are centered around the giant metal sculptures of David Smith, on view in the Resnick Pavilion.

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David Smith, CUbi XXVIII, 1965, The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Collection, Los Angeles

Aside from the wondrous Tim Burton exhibition, there are plenty of other can't-miss artworks on view for Dad and the family, like this outdoor sculpture.


Jesús Rafael Soto, Penetrabile, 1990. Painted iron, aluminum, and plastic hoses, installation: 200 x 200 x 200 in. Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.

You can also check these lists of exhibitions and installations on view now—something for everyone's tastes.

Scott Tennent