Do Friday right with a trip to Jazz at LACMA, beginning at 6 pm. Bask in the brilliant sounds of trumpet master Bobby Bradford and Tête-á-Tête on the outdoor stage. While you’re here, stop by the galleries which are open till 8 pm. If samba is more your taste, Latin Sounds on Saturday presents Kátia Moraes with Samba Society at 5 pm. The Brazilian singer-songwriter-lyricist-painter hails from Rio de Janeiro and has performed with top Brazilian acts, like Sergio Mendes. Sundays Live at 6 pm caps off another great weekend of performances with the Flute Sonic Chamber Orchestra with flutist David Shostac. All three concerts are always free and open to the public.
On Sunday at 1 pm, see the L.A. premiere of Pilchuck: A Dance with Fire, the remarkable true story of a small art school becoming the premiere glass art center in the world. Founded by iconic artist Dale Chihuly and a few art school friends in the early 70s, the center quickly became known for advancing the medium. The screening is free, open to the public, and includes an introduction from the director/producer.
In the galleries, Japanese Paintings and Prints: Celebrating LACMA’s 50th Anniversary highlights the museum’s rich collection of Japanese art. 50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of LACMA's Anniversary includes masterpieces from Claude Monet, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, and Andy Warhol as well as art from Africa and decorative arts.
Lastly, Andell Family Sundays continues its exploration of portraits, Sunday at 12:30 pm. Docent-led tours around the museum include a look at Urban Landscapes on Saturday and a full-length tour of the European Art galleries on Sunday.