Match the Museum: Summer 2018

The weather is gorgeous today, but a heat wave is headed our way. Why not duck into an air-conditioned museum to escape for a few hours? Here's a round-up to help you match your mood to the excellent shows in town right now.
7.5.18

The Power of Puppets

 

A new exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Center offers a fun, inter-generational adventure – one in which puppets connect memories and shared ideals between kids and adults. Who among us does not have an intense childhood connection to a …

7.4.18

Father’s Day 2018

The last Father’s Day I spent with my Dad, we listened to old Mills Brothers tunes on YouTube. He crooned from his hospital bed at the barbershop quartet, eased from the confusion of his final days by melodies he’d loved …

6.17.18

A Successful Visit to the Museum of Failure *Closing 2/18

Failure is in vogue these days. Last year, during orientation and finals week, the failures of Smith College students and faculty were projected on a large screen, as part of an effort to destigmatize failure and foster resilience in their otherwise high achieving students.
1.30.18

Mary and the Witch’s Flower at the Aero

This weekend at The Aero, bring the family to see a new anime film from alumni of Studio Ghibli. Mary and the Witch's Flower is based on a popular 1971 book "The Little Broomstick", and is recommended by Common Sense as 8+
1.17.18

5 Satisfying Movies to End the Year On

For kids and adults - the best picks for the rest of 2018
12.8.17

Sponge Bob, Join the Parade!

Peeking behind the scenes of parade-making is the way to share the excitement of the whole event with kids because, let's face it. Watching it on television is a bit of a snore. Here's how we did it in NYC, and how you can do the same at Pasadena's Rose Bowl Parade.
11.29.17

Ticket Giveaway: My Neighbor Totoro (6/25-6/26)

If you love the films of famed animator Hayao Miyazaki, you have the chance to enjoy many of his beloved classics on the big screen this year during GKIDS Ghibli Fest 2017. Six classics will be shown in theaters between …

6.22.17

Pumas in our Midst

I was wandering around the LA Times Festival of Books last weekend (which was terrific, by the way, and much more fun than I remember from years past), and came across a fabulous booth dedicated to the mountain lions of …

5.1.17