This Weekend at LACMA: LA Film Fest, Muse ArtWalk, Father’s Day Family Activities, and More

Presented by Film Independent, the Los Angeles Film Festival kicked off last night and will show films all around Los Angeles for the next ten days. Tonight at LACMA, director William Friedkin presents his latest film, Killer Joe, starring Matthew McConaughey in one of the standout performances of his career. Friedkin (who also directed classics like The French Connection and The Exorcist) will be on hand for a conversation following the screening.

Film fans, make sure to check out our latest exhibition …Is James Bond—the stunning opening credit sequences for all twenty-two James Bond films, co-organized with the Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television in honor of the Bond series’ fiftieth anniversary.

Tomorrow Never Dies (still), © 1997 Eighteen Leasing Corporation & Danjaq, LLC. All rights reserved. Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Eon Productions

It’s not a Friday night in L.A. if you’re not at Jazz at LACMA. Join the fun-loving crowds tonight for a free concert from the LA Jazz Quartet—bring a picnic, have a drink and a bite at Stark Bar, or make a reservation at Ray’s while you enjoy the music.

All day Saturday starting at noon is the annual LACMA Muse ArtWalk! Live music, dance performances , and interactive projects at LACMA and our neighbors along the Miracle Mile. Check out Chris Burden’s Metropolis II or exhibitions like Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol and Fracture: Daido Moriyama, and head over to the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Architecture + Design Museum, and more than twenty galleries in the area—all for free. Don’t forget to head over to Hancock Park at 5 pm for Latin Sounds, too. Saturday’s free concert features vocalist and percussionist Estaire Godinez, who fuses Brazilian and Afro-Cuban rhythms with jazz and pop. Check out yesterday’s Unframed post for more ArtWalk details.  

ArtWalk continues well into the night with the Muse After Party at 8:30 in the BP Grand Entrance. Entertainment courtesy Dublab, Silent Disco, and the Joshua Light Show. Tickets for the ArtWalk After Party are on sale now

Muse ArtWalk

If you’re looking for fun Father’s Day activities, we’ll have free art-making activities on the North Piazza, inspired by the ancient American objects on view in Children of the Plumed Serpent. Kids are loving the serpents, skulls, and other objects in the show—it’s a great exhibition for all ages.

Xantil, Mexico, 1200–1521, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin: Preuβischer Kulturbesitz, Ethnologisches Museum, photo © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ethnologisches Museum (IV Ca 10855), Berlin, Germany, by Ines Seibt/BPK, Berlin/Art Resource, NY

Finally, the weekend concludes with a free Sundays Live performance from pianist Inna Faliks and cellist Ani Aznavoorian. Don’t miss it.

Scott Tennent

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