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Free Friday Nights at the Getty  Fall Series Features Readings, Music, and Video

August 31, 2000

Los Angeles--Friday Nights at the Getty, the eclectic performance series at the Getty Center, continues this fall with readings from Los Angeles writers; alternative pop and neo-folk music by artists including "E" (of the Eels), Jon Brion, Eliza Carthy, and the legendary Richard Thompson; and an L.A. Freewaves video festival screening. Complete program information follows. All Friday Nights at the Getty performances are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium at 1200 Getty Center Drive. Please call 310-440-7300 for required seating reservations. Each caller may request up to four seats per reservation.

Seating for Friday Nights at the Getty performances is general admission and performance reservations are honored up to 15 minutes before show time. Note: Visitors to the Getty on Thursday and Friday nights, and college students with current school I.D. may visit the Getty without parking reservations, but they still need to reserve performance seating. Parking is $5 per car.

The Friday Nights at the Getty series provides a great opportunity to explore the art galleries, dine indoors or outside, and enjoy the spectacular hilltop views of the city by night. The galleries are open until 9 p.m., and both the Cafe and Restaurant are open until 8:30 p.m. Call 310-440-7300 for Restaurant reservations.

Friday Nights at the Getty Fall Schedule

Friday, September 22, 7:30 p.m.
Women At Work presents Women in the Streets
Women in the Streets features readings of original fiction and nonfiction, photography, and music that reveal dramatic portraits of Los Angeles women. The performance is inspired by the Getty photographs exhibition The Man in the Street: Eugène Atget in Paris, which depicts Paris a century ago. Readers--the writers of Women At Work--include Pat Alderete, Lynn Ballen, Anne Block, Carole Carp, Sally Charette, Carolyn Clark, Georgia Davis, Lou Ann McLean, Carla Tomaso, and Terry Wolverton. Music is provided by singer/songwriter Connie Kim along with photographs by Susan Silton.

Friday, October 13, 7:30 p.m.
Spoken Interludes

L.A.'s critically acclaimed monthly literary salon comes to the Getty. Award-winning writers and actors will read works based on themes drawn from current museum exhibitions about the Virgin Mary and Raphael's "Poetry of the Body."

Friday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.
An Evening with the Man Called E, Voice of the Eels

Mark Oliver Everett, aka "E", brings his inventive songwriting and iconoclastic brand of alternative pop music to the Getty in a solo performance.

Friday, October 27, 7:30 p.m.
Jon Brion

Composer Jon Brion presents an intimate evening of music. A popular Los Angeles club entertainer at sites including Largo on Fairfax, Brion composed the instrumental score for the film Magnolia, and produced many of Aimee Mann's songs for the soundtrack as well as Fiona Apple's latest CD.

Friday, November 3, 7:30 pm
Eliza Carthy

Eliza Carthy, the 24-year old singing and fiddle phenomenon who is a leader in the UK's burgeoning neo-folk movement, performs songs from her major label debut Angels & Cigarettes--a modern collection of personal, passionate songs. Over the past three years Carthy has performed with acts as diverse as Bryan Ferry, Oysterband, Van Dyke Parks, Billy Bragg, and most recently, Joan Baez.

Friday, November 10, 7:30 p.m.
Richard Thompson

Legendary singer/songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Richard Thompson performs his music in a rare Getty appearance. For over 30 years Thompson has been beguiling audiences with idiosyncratic songs and inimitable guitar playing. Beginning with the group Fairport Convention, continuing with his former wife, Linda Thompson, and culminating in his distinguished solo career, he continues to make superb music in accordance with his own tastes.

Friday, November 17, 7:30 p.m.
L.A. Freewaves

The independent film and video festival L.A. Freewaves presents Baroque in Modernity, a screening of videos exploring the Baroque aesthetic through mood, tone, or execution--in a contemporary context. This screening is part of L.A. Freewaves 7th annual Celebration of Experimental Media Arts, held throughout the city. Following the screening is a discussion with some of the videographers and the Baroque in Modernity curator, Getty Museum Education Specialist Jaime Villaneda. For more details on the festival, visit

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