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    Family Art Studio

    Summer schedule: Tuesday–Sunday, June 13–August 20, except July 4, and Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, August 24–September 3
    Regular schedule: Saturdays and Sundays

    Enjoy one-of-a-kind art projects themed around Skirball exhibitions. Reinforcing the values of collaboration, community, and caring for the world around us, projects will ignite the imaginations of your family members, whether they are 2 or 102!

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  • The Park

    Tuesday–Sunday, June 10–September 3

    This summer, kick back and relax under the sun in The Park. Inspired by the exhibition Paul Simon: Words & Music, this interactive outdoor space offers music, games, and more. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the “grass,” snap a pic of yourself playing your favorite instrument on stage, or contribute to a community art installation. Thursdays in The Park

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    Dig It!

    Summer schedule: Thursday–Sunday through August 20
    Regular Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays

    Calling all aspiring archaeologists to the Skirball’s dig site! With the help of the archaeological staff in an outdoor field laboratory, discover what we have in common with people who lived centuries ago.

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  • The Nest

    Tuesday–Sunday, June 23–July 23, except July 4

    Included with admission to Noah's Ark at the Skirball

    Welcome creatures to a new land through this participatory and play-based performance experience. Together with the Noah’s Ark performers, use found materials to construct homes and stories for both people and animals in the new world.

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  • Hand on History

    Hands on History

    Sundays, 2:00–4:00 p.m.

    Get a real feel for the ancient world! Be on the lookout for a portable touch-cart that will pop up in Skirball spaces on Sundays. Visitors of all ages are invited to touch actual ancient artifacts and discover the many things that connect us to the past.

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    Toddler Tuesday Sing-Along

    Tuesdays, 1:00–1:25 p.m.

    Included with admission to Noah's Ark at the Skirball

    Join our educators for circle time and singing with your little one.

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    Story Time at Noah’s Ark

    Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m.

    Included with admission to Noah's Ark at the Skirball

    Listen as flood stories from cultures around the world are brought to life through the timeless tradition of oral storytelling.

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  • International Connection

    International Connection

    Saturday, July 1, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Kick off the season with International Connection, a ten-piece funk-jazz collective based in LA.

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  • The Steady 45s

    The Steady 45s

    Sunday, July 2, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Be transported to 1960s Jamaica with The Steady 45s. Founded in December 2012, the LA–based band is known for its energetic live performances. Fresh off a European tour, they are embarking on a full US summer tour with a stop at the Skirball. Fans of oldies, reggae, and ska are in for a treat! 

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  • Kátia Moraes and Brazilian Hearts—Choro & Samba

    Saturday, July 8, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Kátia Moraes and Brazilian Hearts bring choro and samba to the amphitheater this summer. Moraes’s singing, as praised by the Los Angeles Times, “is a virtual definition of the passion that is an implicit part of Brazilian music.”

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  • The Neighbor Wakers

    The Neighbor Wakers

    Sunday, July 9, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Experience a new breed of Americana music with The Neighbor Wakers. Fronted by lead singer Garrett Holbrook, this Los Angeles–bred groove-folk quartet will rouse the audience with their energetic sound. Influenced by traditional folk songs, The Wood Brothers, and The Devil Makes Three, their sound is every bit electric and danceable as it is earthy and acoustic. 

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  • Klezmer Juice

    Klezmer Juice

    Saturday, July 15, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Klezmer Juice—a Los Angeles-based Jewish klezmer soul band with Latin flavor, led by internationally renowned clarinetist Gustavo Bulgach—create fresh interpretations of traditional tunes that will capture the hearts of both old and young.

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  • Whiskerman

    Whiskerman

    Sunday, July 16, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Whether entranced in a ballad or clawing out some frenzied rock & roll, Whiskerman performs a passionate live show that sets spells—either sweeping the audience up in revelation, or dropping them into knee-slapping frenzy.

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  • Upstream

    Upstream

    Saturday, July 22, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Get ready to dance along to the Caribbean reggae, calypso, soca, and steel drum beats of Upstream.

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  • Fish to Birds

    Fish to Birds

    Sunday, July 23, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    This six-person a capella ensemble will keep you on your toes with their improvisational vocal jazz.

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  • Malynda

    Malynda

    Saturday, July 29, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Singer-songwriter Malynda fills the amphitheater with her uplifting powerhouse vocals.

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  • Heidi Swedberg

    Heidi Swedberg

    Sunday, July 30, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Sing, dance, and play along with the invigorating ukulele pop music of Heidi Swedberg. This year, Swedberg will be performing songs by Paul Simon and the world beat rhythms that inspired him.  

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  • Adinkra

    Adinkra

    Saturday, August 5, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Get on your feet with a high-energy set by West African–Ghanaian fusion band Adrinkra!

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  • Môforró

    Môforró

    Sunday, August 6, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Based in Echo Park, MôForró plays triangle-driven, hip-swiveling dance music in the traditional, rootsy, pé de serra–style of forró from Northeast Brazil.

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  • T Sisters

    T Sisters

    Saturday, August 12, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Join these Oakland-based sisters for a harmonious afternoon of sweet and sassy folk tunes.

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  • Marizane

    Marizane

    Sunday, August 13, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Retro indie rock group Marizane closes this season of Family Amphitheater Performances!

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