Jazz at LACMA returns this weekend with pianist Jeff Colella and bassist Putter Smith. The two have played with the likes of Lou Rawls and Thelonious Monk, so the show is not to be missed. The event starts at 6 pm on Friday in the L.A. Times Central Court—bring a friend and enjoy the performance! The music continues with Sundays Live, featuring the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra with Yuga Cohler as conductor. The orchestra is composed of 70 Los Angeles musicians, ranging in ages 15 to 25, who will perform Robert Schumann's Symphony Op 61, No. 2. The show starts at 6 pm in the Bing Theater.
Weekend talks include a Saturday morning lecture on the art of ancient Colombia in association with the Fowler Museum at UCLA. Scholars Colin McEwan, Maria-Alicia Uribe, and Santiago Giraldo will host a discussion on the art and archaeology of ancient Colombia at 10:30 am in the Brown Auditorium. On Sunday at 1:30 pm, don't miss master printmaker Keiji Shinohara's demonstration of Japanese woodblock printing. Advance reservation is no longer available, but standby reservations will be available on Sunday.
Tours this weekend include Modern Art on Friday at 3 pm, Living for the Moment: Japanese Prints from the Barbara S. Bowman Collection on Saturday at 1 pm, and America's Artistic Heritage on Sunday at 3 pm.