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    Summer Family Lounge

    Special summer schedule: Through September 6, except July 4

    All summer long, the Skirball invites family members of all ages to chill out in our groovy ’70s-themed Family Lounge, a nod to the exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution.

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    Family Art Studio

    Special summer schedule: Tuesday–Sunday, June 27–September 6, except July 4

    Enjoy one-of-a-kind art projects themed around Skirball exhibitions, including Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution. 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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    Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

    Sunday, July 5, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Latin Grammy Award–winning Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band bring whimsy to the amphitheater this summer, performing what the Chicago Tribune hails as “indie pop-rock for seriously groovin’ families.”

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    Rhythm Child

    Saturday, July 11, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    In an energizing blend of soul, reggae, and ska, Rhythm Child reinterpret classics and perform an array of new, uplifting, and educational songs to engage the whole family.

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    Skirball Playdate: An Archaeology Adventure

    Sunday, July 12, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    $15 General; $10 Family Members and above

    Discover what life was like thousands of years ago! Equipped with vests, trowels, and other digging tools, join the archaeological staff at the Skirball dig site.

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    Masanga Marimba

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

    An ensemble consisting of seven Zimbabwean marimbas—percussion instruments similar to xylophones—as well as a saxophone, trumpet, vocals, and drums, Masanga Marimba illuminates the interconnectedness of Latin American, African, European, and American musical traditions.

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    Lawrence Lebo

    Saturday, July 18, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Described by LA Weekly as one of “this country’s greatest living blues singers,” Lawrence Lebo returns to the Skirball with blues, roots music, and a little jazz for little ones.

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    Bonne Musique Zydeco

    Sunday, July 19, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Inspired by blues artists of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, Bonne Musique Zydeco—a name that translates to “good zydeco music”—shares Creole music of Louisiana and East Texas with the Skirball community.

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    The Two Man Gentlemen Band

    Saturday, July 25, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Songwriters and showmen, the Two Man Gentlemen Band combine cheeky lyrics with skilled instrumentation in their contemporary interpretation of traditional American jazz and western swing.

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    Matt Yeakley Quartet

    Sunday, July 26, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    With humor, complexity, and conviction, the Matt Yeakley Quartet showcases soulful and funky modern jazz.

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    The California Feetwarmers

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

    Big Band meets Dixieland in the California Feetwarmers, a boisterous eight-piece ensemble who pay homage to New Orleans music of the ’20s.

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    The Dustbowl Revival

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

    Lauded as the “Best Live Band in LA” by LA Weekly, the Dustbowl Revival is a local collective that blends old school bluegrass, gospel, pre-war blues, and the hot swing of New Orleans.

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    Randy Kaplan

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

    Roots rocker Randy Kaplan, described by New York magazine as “one of those happy-they-exist people,” delivers his trademark fast-talking/singing rap in bluegrass barnburners, calypso tunes, Tin Pan Alley classics, Broadway numbers, and more!

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    Skirball Playdate: The Way Back Family Jam

    Sunday, August 9, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    $15 General; $10 Family Members and above

    Dig the rocking musical styles, clothing, and art of the ’70s? Learn about the era from award-winning singer and musician Lawrence Lebo, whom LA Weekly calls “one of this country’s greatest living blues singers.”

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    Mostly Kosher

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

    Aiming to preserve and modernize Jewish musical traditions, Mostly Kosher offers lively klezmer and soulful Yiddish melodies mixed with a variety of styles and genres, from tango to calypso to jazz. And the extraordinary Yiddish dance leader Bruce Bierman joins the band for this special Skirball performance.

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    Faithful Central Bible Church

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

    Faithful Central Bible Church, featuring the passionate and joyous voices of the Sacred Praise Chorale, performs hymns, Afro-American spirituals, and gospel music.

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    Buyepongo

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

    Inspired by the musical traditions of Colombia, Haiti, Belize, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and Southern California, Buyepongo fuses merengue, punta, and cumbia rhythms with hip-hop, reggae, jazz, and funk.

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    Allegretto and Espinoza

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

    Gary Allegretto and Ian Espinoza—dubbed “one powerhouse duo” by Western Way magazine—deliver a delightful mix of blues, roots, and western music through masterful musicianship on harmonica and guitar.

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    Cow Bop

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

    What do you get when you mix cowboy jazz and western be-bop? Cow Bop! These Southern California locals excite with swinging grooves, thrilling riffs, sweet and hot vocals, western sensibilities, and oodles of fun.

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    Nathalia Palis and the Discovery Crew

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

    Early childhood music educator and music therapist Nathalia Palis invites families to move and groove to an eclectic mix of bilingual sing-alongs.

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    The Show Ponies

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

    Invoking the spirit of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Show Ponies enliven audiences with exuberant indie folk and bluegrass.

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    Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band

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

    Sing, dance, and play along with the invigorating ukulele pop music of Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band.

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    Dave Aaronoff and the Protagonists

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

    Enjoy the spontaneous and comical rock, country, and folk of Dave Aaronoff and the Protagonists, the closing act of this season’s Family Amphitheater Performances.

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