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Skirball Cultural Center

Late Night! Wild Things Are Happening

Public Programs | Special Event

Photo of the front steps of the Skirball. People are standing around talking and ordering food from parked trucks. The words "Late Night!" are projected in lights on the side of the building.

Photo by Timothy Norris

Let the wild rumpus start! With food, drinks, music, and dancing, come celebrate the imaginative worlds of Maurice Sendak with special late night gallery access and programming.

Date and Time

Friday, May 10, 6:30–10:30 pm


Pricing and Details


  • $10 General
  • $7 Seniors, Students, and Kids
  • FREE to Members

About the Program

Let the wild rumpus start! With food, drinks, music, and dancing, come celebrate the imaginative worlds of Maurice Sendak in the new exhibition Wild Things Are Happening: The Art of Maurice Sendak—which features over 150 artifacts showcasing the depth and breadth of his creativity. This fun-filled event also features:

  • Live music by local LA indie-rock band Worn-Tin, with support/appearances from Los Angeles Eastside DIY puppet collective Freak Nature Puppets. 
  • Food trucks, a DJ, and crafts. (More details coming soon.)

About the Artists

“The music is the honest, emotional little baby that grows inside my belly” explains LA native Warner Hiatt, aka Worn-Tin. Born and raised in Santa Monica, Worn-Tin’s music takes inspiration from the sun-drenched intensity of SoCal life. Long summer days, falling in and out of love, and laughing through the insecurities.  

Worn-Tin’s performance at Skirball’s Late Night! Wild Things Are Happening celebrates the recent release of their new record, Lurlene, as well as their debut at SXSW this past March. The tongue-and-cheek breakup album features breezy lo-fi synths and psychedelic rock accompanied by moody, heartfelt lyrics. Their sound is nostalgic, like Electric Light Orchestra, yet so fresh, like indie-rock pioneer Mac DeMarco, with trippy music video visuals akin to Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and 1980s public access TV.

Freak Nature Puppets is an object performance collective founded in November 2022. The group of self-taught artists injects absurdity into high art spaces and sneaks high art into comedy. The Los Angeles Times has recognized the group as a leading voice of the city’s “modern puppetry renaissance.” The group has performed sold-out shows at the Elysian Theater and Bob Baker Marionette Theater, created puppets for Hauser & Wirth’s DTLA gallery, and has conducted numerous puppetry workshops for children throughout California.

Watch Worn-Tin's "Replace Me" Music Video, Featuring Freak Nature Puppets

Replace Me (Official Music Video) - Worn-Tin

"Replace Me" by Worn-Tin.

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