Celebrate the diversity of Los Angeles with a dazzling lineup of artists who use music, dance, and storytelling to keep their cultural traditions and family histories alive.

Schedule:

Bloco Obini (July 10)
Upstream (July 17)
Las Colibrí (July 24)
Dancing Storytellers* (July 31)

*Note: An ASL interpreter will be present at this performance.


Make a Day of It!

Before or after the performance, participate in a variety of drop-in activities. Enjoy art-making, the Archaeology Dig, and a summertime picnic lunch. Most gallery experiences, including Noah's Ark, require timed-entry tickets. See scheduling details for Family Amphitheater Performance days in each listing below to make the most of your visit.


Family Programs at the Skirball Cultural Center are made possible in part by generous support from the following donor:

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  • Photo of the members of Bloco Obini posed in costume inside a brightly lit room. They are dancing and playing instruments.

    Bloco Obini

    Sunday, July 10, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

    Advance reservations are required. Select ticketing options to see pricing.

    Kicking off the Family Amphitheater Performances series is Bloco Obini, an all-queen drum ensemble of artists, activists, teachers, and students celebrating African culture! Be uplifted by their Afro Brazilian bloco-style beats and feel the power of drumming with music that heals, educates, and empowers.

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  • Photo of Upstream performing in the Skirball Amphitheater

    Upstream

    Sunday, July 17, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

    Advance reservations are required. Select ticketing options to see pricing.

    Jump to the rhythm! Upstream combines reggae, calypso, soca, and steel drum music to create exhilarating tunes that pay homage to their Caribbean roots. At the heart of their music is a message of love and positivity.

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  • Photo of Las Calibri standing in the Skirball Amphitheater performing with instruments

    Las Colibrí

    Sunday, July 24, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

    Advance reservations are required. Select ticketing options to see pricing.

    Las Colibrí (Spanish for “the hummingbirds”) is an all-female mariachi ensemble. With a lovely blend of vocal harmonies, vibrant energy, and traditional mariachi instrumentation, Las Colibrí will be sure to get you singing and dancing.

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  • Photo of the Dancing Storytellers in colorful clothing posing with arms outstretched and a long, blue banner running from left to right

    Dancing Storytellers

    Indian Mythology and Me

    Sunday, July 31, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

    Advance reservations are required. Select ticketing options to see pricing.

    This dynamic duo weaves foot rhythms, hand gestures, and performance into an interactive exploration of Indian mythology found in South Asia. Become a part of the story as you explore empathy and the power of expression using Indian dance forms.

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