This Weekend at LACMA: Latin Sounds Returns, California Noir Films, Target Free Holiday Monday, and More

Summer is officially here—no, not because it’s Memorial Day (free, by the way), but because Latin Sounds has returned. Enjoy free concerts in Hancock Park every Saturday, all summer long, from terrific Latin artists. This Saturday, Ricardo Lemvo blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles—not to be missed.  As usual, we’ve also got free concerts for the rest of the weekend, too: the great jazz vocalist Ernie Andrews performs tonight for Jazz at LACMA, while the Honors Chamber Ensembles from the Colburn School will fill the Bing for the free Sundays Live chamber music series.

Two of our big special exhibitions are entering their final days, so be sure to catch them if you haven’t yet. Robert Adams: The Place We Live and California Design, 1935–1960: “Living in a Modern Way” both close next weekend.

Robert Adams, Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1969, Yale University Art Gallery, purchased with a gift from Saundra B. Lane, a grant from the Trellis Fund, and the Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund, © Robert Adams, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

If film is your thing, our California Noir film series concludes this weekend with five pot-boilers. Tonight, The Damned Don’t Cry, starring Joan Crawford, followed by Allan Dwan’s 1956 Slightly Scarlet. Saturday night, three in a row: Murder by ContractNightfall, and The Prowler.

Finally, this is a nice long weekend—and LACMA is free all day on Memorial Day, thanks to Target. Enjoy live music on the plaza, bring your kids to the Boone Children’s Gallery, and enjoy all of the many artworks on view in our galleries.

Scott Tennent

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