American Ballet Theatre at the Music Center, Summer 2013

 

This weekend, American Ballet Theatre is bringing an exciting repertoire and world-renowned dancers to the Music Center. Here is our review of the first night of performances, and reasons why you and your family should make plans to check …

7.12.13

Bugs Bunny (and more) at the Hollywood Bowl

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This past Weekend, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Looney Tunes cast delighted audience members at the Hollywood Bowl with a screening of classic, much-loved cartoons and extraordinary live music.

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II is the reincarnation of …

7.12.13

Visiting the Watts Towers

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Unless you’ve already heard of the Watts towers, you most likely wouldn’t expect to find a famous sculptural work in the middle of Watts. In fact, The Family Savvy’s journey to the towers involved plenty of thoughts like “we must …

7.11.13

The Huntington Library Top 10 Things to See and Do

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The Huntington is the perfect place for you and your family to get a little something extra out of the traditional “walk in the park”. Pack up your sunscreen and put on some comfy shoes, because you’ll be doing plenty …

6.27.13

The Getty Villa’s Top Ten Things to See and Do

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The Getty Villa lies halfway to Malibu atop a cliff, with magnificent views of the Pacific. The recreation of a Roman villa is filled with Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities. Parking should be reserved before a visit; be sure to …

6.10.13

The Hammer’s Top 10 Things to See and Do

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Every time a visitor enters the Hammer’s lobby, (or drives by the at Occidental Petroleum Building’s lobby at Westwood and Wilshire), the view is strikingly different. The installations on the staircase up the main courtyard are in constant flux, representing …

6.10.13

The Skirball Cultural Center’s Top 10 Things to See and Do

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We’re always impressed with the exhibitions at the Skirball – they’re intellectually challenging and equally stimulating visually. The Skirball Cultural Center heralds an interest in expanding its reach to all peoples, not just those of the Jewish faith, as might …

6.5.13

Yvonne Mounsey & the Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica

A memoir by a former student

A few weekends ago, Westside School of Ballet held its annual Spring Performance at Pepperdine’s Smothers Theatre. And while each and every show that Westside puts on is a delight to all audience members, …

6.5.13

The Getty Center’s Top Ten Things to See and Do

 

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One of LA’s top tourist destinations is likewise a favorite of locals. Just to be on the hill with the views is a pleasure… and then, there is the art. Several major shows visit the Getty each year, and …

5.24.13