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Saturday, December 27

Eugène Delacroix: Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

1:30pm

Painted in 1826 by Eugène Delacroix, the leading French Romantic painter of the day, Greece on the ruins of Missolonghi is one of the most celebrated French paintings of the 19th century. It was executed shortly after the event it commemorates: In 1825, during the Greek war of independence from Ottoman occupation, Turkish troops besieged the city of Missolonghi. The Greek population, already decimated by famine and epidemics, attempted a heroic liberation that ended in tragedy when the Turks killed most of the population of the city. Delacroix, like many European artists and intellectuals, was a fervent supporter of the Greek cause. Most of the painting is dedicated to the figure of Greece herself, represented as a young woman wearing traditional costume. Her posture and expression recall traditional religious images of the Virgin weeping over the body of Christ. The image of suffering Greece succeeded in conveying the plight of the Greeks to the French public.

 

Now kept in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux, sister city to Los Angeles, this monumental painting has seldom traveled. Tour this exhibition, a rare opportunity to see a masterpiece by one of the great French artists of the 19th century.

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Dig It!

Skirball Center

2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90049

2:00pm

There’s so much to see and do at the Skirball’s simulated outdoor archaeological dig and field laboratory!

Slip on an archaeologist’s vest, sift and sort through sand to find hidden ancient artifacts, weigh and examine your findings, analyze clues, and work with archaeology staff to piece together the puzzles found in a Near Eastern Iron Age town.

Drop in anytime during regular Museum weekend hours, weather permitting only

Last entry at 4:30 p.m.

All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult

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Skirball: Last Weekends of the Month

Skirball Center

2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90049

2:00pm

Get into the holiday spirit with two family concerts designed to lift your spirits and rock your world. On Saturday, dance and sing with Brooklyn-based band The Pop Ups, back for yet another exuberant holiday show at the Skirball. On Sunday, New York City musical sensation Moona Luna (pictured above) plays a toe-tapping set of bilingual music influenced by 1950s rock ’n’ roll.

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Skirball: Last Weekends of the Month

Skirball Center

2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90049

2:00pm

Get into the holiday spirit with two family concerts designed to lift your spirits and rock your world. On Saturday, dance and sing with Brooklyn-based band The Pop Ups, back for yet another exuberant holiday show at the Skirball. On Sunday, New York City musical sensation Moona Luna (pictured above) plays a toe-tapping set of bilingual music influenced by 1950s rock ’n’ roll.

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Watson Adventures’ Murder at the LACMA Scavenger Hunt

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

3:00pm

Join Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt!

A Watson staffer has been murdered at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Before he died, he drew a star on the ground with his blood. Can you piece together the puzzle he left behind? You’ll uncover secrets of the museum that will help crack a cryptic code and (just maybe) solve the mystery.

Price includes museum admission for non-museum members. Advance purchase is required via our website. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

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LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

7:30pm

This sweeping epic of Arab infighting and British colonialism won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture. Director David Lean's masterpiece, lensed to perfection by Freddie Young and set to Maurice Jarre's majestic score is based on the daring campaigns of real-life British military figure T.E. Lawrence during WWI. The amazing cast includes Peter O’Toole (in his first feature), Omar Sharif (in his first major English-speaking role as Sherif Ali), Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Claude Rains and Alec Guinness as Prince Feisal. Made to be seen on the big screen!

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