May 16, 2016

Summer's Here, and Saturdays Off the 405 and Friday Flights are Back

This summer’s Saturdays Off the 405 and Friday Flights lineups feature soon-to-be favorite artists

Val Tate
Getty Communications
(310) 440-6861 

Left: jennylee. Photo by Mia Kirby Right: Moses Sumney

LOS ANGELES – Summertime offers the opportunity to enjoy music and evening views from the Getty Center. Saturdays Off the 405 features up-and-coming performers, along with DJ sets to open and close the night. Friday Flights brings together a network of Los Angeles–based musicians, visual artists, and creative thinkers for a vibrant evening of sounds and sights.

Saturdays Off the 405

Saturdays Off the 405 kicks off May 21 with jennylee. Best known as one-quarter of the acclaimed LA-based rockers Warpaint, Jenney Lee Lindberg’s new solo project takes her sound in a decidedly dark direction, toying with elements of ’80s goth rock interpreted with a languid, emotional edge. Within her lush soul-searching, jennylee offers a powerful, restless energy, transmitting the burning urge to dance.

On June 18, the Getty Center welcomes Moses Sumney. At just 24 years old, Sumney, who makes a unique instrument of his voice, is an artist emerging in a big way. By building up rhythms and beats through digitally layered and looped vocalizations, he creates a prismatic foundation for his breathy, intricately phrased singing that infuses guitar-based indie-folk with a honeyed soulfulness.

Additional dates for Saturdays Off the 405 are July 9, July 23, August 27, and September 17. Stay tuned and check for lineup announcements.

Friday Flights

Each session of Friday Flights brings together a variety of Los Angeles–based creative thinkers working across artistic mediums for a vibrant evening of sounds and sights. An inter-disciplinary series of happenings spanning contemporary classical music, artist-made interventions, electronic music, sound-based installations, poetry, dance, film, and more spreads out across the Getty Center from galleries to gardens.

This summer’s programs include cutting-edge electronic musicians—among them performances by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith sound-tracking the Central Garden with a Buchla, a rare analog synthesizer; contributions by contemporary artists David Horvitz, Jim Drain, and Martine Syms; film programming with East-LA’s eclectic screening series Veggie Cloud; and much more.

Dates for Friday Flights are June 10, July 15, July 29, and August 26. Stay tuned and check for lineup announcements.

The Restaurant is open Fridays and Saturdays from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., now through August 27, serving limited availability wines paired with small bites, including shrimp cocktail and cilantro hummus.
# # #

The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that includes the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The J. Paul Getty Trust and Getty programs serve a varied audience from two locations: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades.

The J. Paul Getty Museum collects Greek and Roman antiquities, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative arts to 1900, as well as photographs from around the world to the present day. The Museum’s mission is to display and interpret its collections, and present important loan exhibitions and publications for the enjoyment and education of visitors locally and internationally. This is supported by an active program of research, conservation, and public programs that seek to deepen our knowledge of and connection to works of art.

Visiting the Getty Center
The Getty Center is open Tuesday through Friday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed Monday and most major holidays. Admission to the Getty Center is always free. Parking is $15 per car, but reduced to $10 after 4 p.m. No reservation is required for parking or general admission. Reservations are required for event seating and groups of 15 or more. Please call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish) for reservations and information. The TTY line for callers who are deaf or hearing impaired is (310) 440-7305. The Getty Center is at 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California.

Visiting the Getty Villa
The Getty Villa is open Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Tuesday and most major holidays, open on July 4. Admission to the Getty Villa is always free, but a ticket is required for admission. Tickets can be ordered in advance, or on the day of your visit, at or at (310) 440-7300. Parking is $15 per car, but reduced to $10 after 4 p.m. Groups of 15 or more must make reservations by phone. For more information, call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish); (310) 440-7305 (TTY line for the deaf or hearing impaired). The Getty Villa is at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, California.

Same-day parking at both Museum locations (Getty Center and Getty Villa) is available for $15 through the Getty’s Pay Once, Park Twice program.

Additional information is available at
Sign up for e-Getty at to receive free monthly highlights of events at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa via e-mail, or visit for a complete calendar of public programs.

You must be logged in to view this item.

This area is reserved for members of the news media. If you qualify, please update your user profile and check the box marked "Check here to register as an accredited member of the news media". Please include any notes in the "Supporting information for media credentials" box. We will notify you of your status via e-mail in one business day.