Why Free Museum Admission is Such a Big Deal

Why Why Free Museum Admission is Such a Big Deal: it's the Just Do It of Art Appreciation (and especially great for turning kids into art lovers)
2.7.14

Giveaway: Sleepover in Noah’s Ark on February 1

Noah's Ark/Skirball

Have your kids ever slept overnight at a museum? Like a moment torn from a pint-sized and tame version of A Night at the Museum, you and yours can snuggle down with the creatures of Noah’s Ark, as part …

1.23.14

What Every Snowflake Knows in its Heart: Thoughts of Snow, Safety and Cloud Cake

Winter Games, the Kevin Pearce documentary, and a neat show about Winter Sports at SMMOA

Tuck with Loose StrapsYutaka Sone & Benjamin Weissman: What Every Snowflake Knows in Its Heart, Tuck with Loose Straps 2007

In the midst of California’s worst drought on

1.23.14

The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore

Are your local Barnes and Nobles bookstores either closing or overrun with computer-fixated patrons? Are you a little too dependent upon your Amazon wish list? We might have the perfect http://www.thefamilysavvy.com/2014/01/the-last-bookstore/ to modern book malaise:  a cavernous and strangely beautiful …

1.18.14

3 Reasons to Explore DTLA

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Surprise, surprise! DTLA has been listed at the tippy top of several travel lists for 2014.  GC magazine declared that “America’s Next Best City is inside LA” — declaring DTLA one of the coolest places in the country …

1.15.14

Giselle at The Music Center- Ticket Offer for Subscribers (Tea and a Film, too!)

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s critically acclaimed staging of Giselle comes to town for four performances between January 31 and February 2… in time to put us all in the mood for Valentine’s Day! The ballet is known as …

1.8.14

Gray Whale Watching this Winter (and a Ticket Offer)

It's a perfect time of year to go get out on the ocean to see Gray Whales. Book a trip through the Aquarium of the Pacific.
1.8.14

Remembering Mandela

Nelson.inddThe media has been saturated with accounts of Mr. Mandela’s extraordinary life since his death last week at the age of 95. Much of it is worth reading — notably Nadine Gordimer and Philip Gourevitch in The New Yorker.

The …

12.12.13

The Nutcracker — Let the Holidays Begin!

How to Unpack the Greatness of this Show for Your Family

During the Waltz of the Snowflakes at The Westside Ballet’s production of Tchaivoksky’s The Nutcracker last weekend, I had this thought: the holidays can begin. Now, normally I resist …

12.3.13