This Weekend: Free Concerts Every Day and Free Admission Monday!

Happy three-day weekend, everyone! Sorry it means that summer is more or less over. As a last hurrah for the hot season, we’ve got a handful of free events happening, starting tonight with Jazz at LACMA.  Kamasi Washington and the Next Step will be the performers—you can hear samples of their music at their website.  If you’re an L.A. County resident, you can also get into all our galleries for free while you’re here, starting at 5 pm.

Tomorrow evening will see the final installment of our Latin Sounds series for 2010. Susie Hansen brings her nine-piece band perform high-energy Afro-Cuban Latin jazz. Here’s a sample of what you can expect:

Susie Hansen: No Te Metas Conmigo (from Representante de la Salsa, available at her website .

Sunday in the Bing Theater Endre Balogh (violin), Steve Gordon (viola), Dennis Karmazyn (cello) and Genevieve Feiwen Lee (piano) will perform works by Beethoven and Brahms as part of Sundays Live.

Which brings us to Monday. Thanks to Target we will be free all day on Labor Day!  We’ll have gallery educators in the Latin American galleries from 1:30 to 3 pm, and live performances by the group Cambalache at 12:30 and 2:45 pm. This is also a great time to see our Thomas EakinsCatherine Opie,  and John Baldessari exhibitions. Baldessari closes on September 12 so if you haven’t seen it yet, the clock is ticking.

Scott Tennent

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