Weekend Planner: What's on in Brentwood

Late-night indie music at the Skirball Cultural Center and family-friendly performances at the amphitheater.

Grab your best pals and head to the Skirball Cultural Center to rock out to indie tunes. But if surf rock is more your style, don't miss the latest in the Getty Museum's summmer concert series. Interested in learning more about French dance? Two experts in French dance will demonstrate the art at the Getty. If you and your children love performance art, why not check out the Family Amphitheater Performances at the Skirball Center? It's all in your backyard.

Into the Night: Music and Magic

Where/When: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.; Friday, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Why go: Party with local indie bands, Autolux and Superhumanoids, and KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez. Strolling magicians, a screening of the Harry Houdini serial Master Mystery, and after-dark access to the galleries will make the evening especially "magical."

Price: $15

Saturdays Off the 405

Where/When: The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive.; Saturday, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Why go: Best Coast is the latest musical endeavor from Bethany Cosentino and multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno. Enjoy the band's surf rock tunes while taking in the sunset. Don't forget to grab a glass of wine from the no-host bar.

Price: Free. Parking is $15.

Artist-At-Work Demonstration: French Dance

Where/When: The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive.; Saturday, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Why go: Historical ballroom dancers Cynthia Harper and James Zimmer will demonstrate popular French dances from the 18th century and discuss the vital role dance played in Paris back then. The program complements the exhibition Paris: Life and Luxury.

Price: Free. Parking is $15

Family Amphitheater Performances

Where/When: Skirball Cultural Center, 225 26th St.; Two performances each Saturday and Sunday. The shows start at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Why go: Family amphitheater performances have returned to the Skirball Center. This weekend's performances feature the magic and comedy of Zach Waldman, and Filipino from Kayamanan Ng Lahi.

Price: Free with the price of admission. The Skirball Center costs $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors and full-time students and $5 for children age 2-12. Skirball members and children under 2 are free.


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