Subscriber Profile: Yalda Tehranian Uhls

A look at how Family Savvy subscribers handle the every day issues that all LA parents face:

I always learn something when I meet a new person, and Yalda’s perspective on digital literacy and parenting is right up my alley. …

12.7.11

Pacific Standard Time

Pacific Standard Time is a remarkable collaboration between over sixty museums and cultural institutions in Southern California to showcase the birth and renaissance of our local art scene. Major cultural institutions such as The Getty, LACMA, the Hammer, the Norton Simon and MOCA are hosting major retrospectives of various time periods, and other institutions are hosting incredible individual shows, such as the Santa Monica Museum of Art's Beatrice Wood exhibit and the Huntington's Sam Maloof exhibit.
11.25.11

Getting Kids to Love Reading

On the back page of today’s Los Angeles Times Calendar section is a full-page ad for James Patterson’s new book, which is geared towards getting boys to like reading. The message is effectively loud and clear: “We Can Get Our …

11.17.11

The Los Angeles Philharmonic

We know of no better way to introduce children to music and musicians than the Toyota Symphonies for Youth, a series of four concerts that are geared to intrigue a new audience. Starting with an hour of related art and music projects on the roof of Disney Hall, and featuring a one-hour performance in the magnificent concert space, adults will be as thrilled as kids at this opportunity to get to know the orchestra and the music.
11.11.11

Things to do with Kids in LA: The Trioliths of Playa del Rey

A good friend and longtime TFS subscriber likes to find unusual corners of LA to show me, and her latest treat was a trip to Playa del Rey to see the Nigama Trioliths. I wasn't sure what to expect but was up for adventure and went along  -- I always like getting to know a new neighborhood. We drove through the Ballona Wetlands, parked in the sleepy and relaxed street just a block from the beach, and wandered out to the bicycle pass to see the unusual 'posed rock' sculptures created by the artist Nigama. A man on a quest without formal training, Nigama has dedicated years to posing found rocks along the waterway of Playa del Rey and his sculptures face the water together, a community of silent and stalwart forms that is subject to the whims of nature and random visitors. Kids will enjoy a scramble along the waterway (careful not to slip) and though you'll find more trash around than you'd like, there is something mesmerizing about the way the sculptures are arranged together that is touching. Here is a gallery of he trioliths. Bring a bike, cruise the waterways over Memorial day weekend and enjoy.
10.25.11

The Music Center: Free World City concerts for Families

If you've ever climbed up in the airy garden on top of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, you know about the special performance space that hides amongst the folds of Frank Gehry's marvelous, silvered building. The W.M. Keck Children's Amphitheater is a welcoming and open space, and whenever we wander around to check out the garden (or to climb up those hidden ladders into the wings of the building), we long for performers to magically come to life so we can sink into the seats and enjoy. The best way to get to know the space is to attend a FREE World City at the Music Center concert. The Music Center's World City concerts are geared for families, and take place mid-day on eight Saturdays between October and June, featuring colorful performance troupes from around the country and the world.
10.12.11

Los Angeles Kids Off The Couch – ZAM FEST Ticket Giveaway!

Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Ticket Giveaway: Two Family 4-packs to ZAM FEST

Paul Kim, an avid fan of the Coachella Festival, set out to create a music and art festival that could inspire the same …
10.4.11

Los Angeles October Parenting Radar Screen PLUS Ticket Giveaway!

Return to Routine

Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Now that you’ve survived Back to School and the abrupt shift to homework-filled evenings, we think you should book a babysitter and take an evening off! We’ve got …

10.1.11