8 pm: Music
The Getty revives its tradition of concerts under the stars with “Ancient Echoes: Music and Dance Evoking Greco-Roman Antiquity.” Inspired by the museum’s exhibition “Beyond Beauty: Antiquities as Evidence” and organized by Jorge Mester, music director and conductor of the Pasadena Symphony, the 12-concert series will explore the theme of classical antiquity in music and dance from the late 16th century to the present, beginning this week with Musica Angelica. The L.A.-based period instrument band will play music by Monteverdi and other 17th century Italian composers associated with the Florentine Camerata.
* “Ancient Echoes” series presents Musica Angelica, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, West Los Angeles. Also Sunday at 8 p.m. $22. (310) 445-7300.
All day Festival
A two-day Southwest Museum Fiesta held in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition, “The Art of Collecting: Contemporary Casas Grandes-Style Pottery,” offers lectures by anthropologist Spencer MacCallum and author Walter Parks, pottery demonstrations by Casas Grandes ceramic artists Hector and Graciela Gallegos and master potter Juan Quezada, performances by Hilos de Plata folklorico dancers and contemporary Mata Ortiz pottery for sale.
* Southwest Museum Fiesta, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Southwest Museum, 234 Museum Drive, Highland Park. Free with museum admission: adults, $5; students and seniors, $3; children 7-18, $2; children 6 and under, free. (323) 221-2164.
9:30 am: Festival
Summer in Malibu brings sun and surf and the Malibu Art Festival, celebrating its 27th anniversary this year with nearly 200 artists displaying paintings, sculpture, photography and arts and crafts--many with ocean themes. Wolfgang Puck is the celebrity spokesman, and his restaurant Granita will be featured in the festival’s food fair, along with other restaurants, live jazz, big-band and swing music.
* Malibu Art Festival, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Malibu Civic Center, Cross Creek Road and Webb Way. Admission free. Parking available on Civic Center Way for $2. (310) 317-1667.
5 pm: Animation
Actor Robin Williams will introduce celebrated independent animator and artist Faith Hubley and her 1996 film “My Universe Inside Out” in a reception to kick off the 18-day retrospective of Hubley’s drawings, storyboards, paintings and layouts at Storyopolis. Works from the Hubley Studio were most recently exhibited at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 1997. The 5:45 p.m. screening will be followed at 6:20 by a panel discussion of Hubley’s work by animation luminaries.
* “The Art of Faith Hubley,” Storyopolis, 116 N. Robertson Blvd., Plaza A. Hours: Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Ends Aug. 17. Free. (310) 358-2500 for information. Saturday opening reception, 5 p.m. $10. (310) 358-2512 for reservations.
All day Art
Rare sculptures excavated from ancient burial pits will be among the more than 100 works on display in “Eternal China: Splendors From the First Dynasties,” a new exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. In its only West Coast stop, the show features examples of the celebrated life-size terra cotta warriors found in 1974. Farmers digging a well discovered the army of ceramic figures in what was once an emperor’s tomb. Lesser-known objects include a 3-ton life-size stone “Recumbent Tiger,” a gilded bronze horse and an array of other animal sculptures.
* “Eternal China.” Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Ends Oct. 18. Museum hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Museum admission: adults, $10; seniors, $8; students 6-17, $6; children under 6, free. (805) 963-4364 or Ticketmaster at (213) 480-3232.
7 pm: Latin Pop
Three icons of Los Angeles’ Latino rock tradition--War, El Chicano and Tierra--are joined by San Francisco brethren Malo at Blockbuster Pavilion in a show billed as “Latin Legends.”
* War, El Chicano, Tierra and Malo at Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion, 2575 Glen Helen Parkway, Devore. $18 and $23. (909) 886-8742.
Freebie: Theater-in-the-Park’s “Puss in Boots,” Paul Carlson Park, Culver City, 2 p.m. Also Sunday. (310) 253-6650.