This Weekend at LACMA: Muse ’til Midnight, Pixar Shorts, Free Concerts, and More

The big event of the weekend is Saturday’s Muse ’til Midnight, where LACMA’s art and music collide inside LACMA’s modern and contemporary galleries. Puro Instinct will be performing inside of our Sun and Other Stars exhibition, Lucky Dragons will be one floor above inside Michael Heizer: Actual Size, while DJs will be cropping up inside Richard Serra’s Band and Chris Burden’s Metropolis II as well as the The German Woodcut: Renaissance and Expressionist Revival and the modern galleries in the Ahmanson Building. Out in front of Burden’s Urban Light, up-and-coming San Francisco band Geographer will perform live, bookended by sets from Dublab Soundsystem. Dublab’s second set will be a unique, two-DJs-at-once performance, piped through headphones so you can choose which to dance to during a “silent disco.” Tickets are still available and include parking and two drink tickets. Get the full rundown of the night’s activities here.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves: tonight, Jazz at LACMA presents saxophonist and bandleader Reinhold Schwarzwald, who will be joined by Grammy-nominated pianist Patrice Rushen. As the sun goes down, mosey with your family from the BP Grand Entrance over to the Dorothy Collins Brown Amphitheater in Hancock Park for a free outdoor screening of the Pixar Shorts Collection Vol. 1 and the best of the Los Angeles International Children’s  Film Festival.

The free fun in Hancock Park continues on Saturday with Latin Sounds, where Proyecto X will throw down a combination of new and old bachata. Latin Sounds has been one of the can’t-miss hits of the summer, and next week’s concert will be the last until next year. You don’t have many more chances to check it out!

Featured yesterday on Unframed was a Q&A with Japanese artist Ohie Toshio, whose exhibition Ohie Toshio and the Perfection of the Japanese Book is on view now in the Pavilion for Japanese Art. Do you have some of your own questions? Well you’re in luck—Ohie will be in the galleries on Sunday at 2pm to talk about his work and answer questions. The event is free with general admission.

Ohie Toshio, Anthology of Poetry by Aizu Yaichi, 2010, published by Chūō Kōronsha, collection of Yamamura Mitsuhisa

Many more exhibitions are on view now, some ending soon. Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol, …Is James Bond, The German Woodcut, and the Munich Rotary portion of Michael Heizer: Actual Size, located in the Resnick Pavilion, will all come off view September 9, so you have just a few more weeks to see them before they’re gone.

Noa Eshkol, Umbrella Flower, 1970s, Noa Eshkol Foundation for Movement Notation, Holon, Israel

Finally, one more concert rounds out the weekend: L.A. Symphonic Winds will perform works by Holst and Stravinsky during our free Sundays Live concert series.

Scott Tennent

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