The ‘Off The 405’ series at the Paul J. Getty Museum features lite bites and live music entertainment. Yesterday’s performance was by Savoy Motel (not pictured) – a retro-rock revival band. Admission is free, but the lines are usually long and arriving on-time can be a challenge. I suggest leaving an hour early, depending on how far you live. As much as I’d love to go every other week, the Getty is a bit far and the last time we attended the summer concert series was last summer (before learning I was pregnant with Squishy).
For the casual occasion, I donned my vintage best: a 1960s kimono-haori jacket, a surprise gift from my husband and something that I discovered while walking around on Abbott-Kinney. I paired the jacket with my knotted bow slides from No. 21.
At the entrance, you have to go through a metal detector and wait for the five-minute tram that takes you to the top of the estate where the good stuff (food & friends) await. In terms of beverages, there’s wine and some cocktails. For the wine, it’s $9 for 6 ounces and there’s a variety to choose from. Pinot Noir, Cab Sauvignon, Chardonnay. After all, what’s a summer concert without some wine?
The entire facility is handicap accessible, so rocking the stroller won’t be a problem. We briefly toured the David Hockney retrospective but didn’t stay indoors too long. You can catch a spectacular view of the succulent gardens that are strategically placed around the building.
The last of the 2017 summer concert series was yesterday, but we’ll definitely be back to take in more scenery, art, and good company next year. If you have an appreciation for architecture and art, and if you’re ever in Los Angeles, the Getty is a must-see. Check the website for dates and details. Summer Off The 405 Series, Getty Museum & Villa.