Get a running start to your weekend with a trip to the museum on Friday for Jazz at LACMA. Performing live in front of Urban Light, the Charles Owens Quintet features a bandleader with world-class talent on tenor sax, soprano sax, and flute.
Wander into the galleries (which are open till 8 pm on Fridays) to see the 24-hour single-channel movie montage depicting the passage of time that is Christian Marclay’s The Clock. Two stories up, Ancient Colombia: A Journey through the Cauca Valley chronicles the tales of 16th-century Colombia and the Spanish conquest. General admission is free to L.A. County residents after 3 pm every weekday.
Saturday, tours of the collection include the popular Highlights of the Museum tour at noon, among others. In the evening, Latin Sounds presents Buyepongo and their vibrant and polyrhythmic sounds rooted in South and Central America.
Recently added this summer, The Magic Medium investigates the way in which photographers have manipulated photography to incite wonder in their viewers. Find this installation on Level 3 of the Hammer Building.
Finally, Sunday’s programming is perfect for all ages. Andell Family Sundays allows children and parents to make their portraits in an artist-led workshop. And Drew Daywalt shares his new book during a special storytime at 1:30 pm. Sundays Live wraps it all up with an hourlong suite by pianist David Kaplan.