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Summer Rocks: Saturdays Off the 405 Return to The Getty

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One of the best parts of an L.A. summer is heading up the hill to The Getty Museum for a night of free, fun music and a dance floor full of diverse people shaking it steps away from an incredible art collection.

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And since it's Los Angeles, our summers start early! With May comes the return of Summers Off the 405, and the series kicks off with the Dum Dum Girls and a DJ set from Neil Schield of Origami Vinyl (LAist Interview).You can make the most of your visit by including a "Spotlight after Dark" tour in the galleries, which last 20 minutes and depart at 6 and 7 p.m. A cash bar serves Getty-tinis and other beverages, and you can dine at The Restaurant or the Garden Terrace Cafe (heads up to picnickers, the central garden is under renovation, so there's a bit less space until it re-opens in late spring). Oh, and one more heads up from the Getty: Please be aware that construction on the 405 might affect your drive. Check Metro's Twitter feed for updates.

The first three Saturday sessions have been announced, with more to come for the rest of the series, which runs until October:

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Saturday, May 19, 2012 (6-9 PM) Dum Dum Girls DJ Neil Schield, owner of Origami Vinyl Saturday, June 16, 2012 (6-9 PM)
Allen Stone

Saturday, July 14, 2012 (6-9 PM)
Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang

Saturday, July 28, 2012 (6-9 PM)
Nick Waterhouse

Saturday, September 15, 2012 (6-9 PM)

Saturday, October 20, 2012 (6-9 PM)
Cold Cave

Editor's note: This post has been updated to include recently announced sessions.
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