Free Concert for Kids with the LA Phil

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Getting the kids to love music is easy in the endlessly interesting-to-look-at Walt Disney Concert Hall. On April 27, the LA Phil is offering a nice chance to do just that. Purchase a full-price adult ticket to a 2:00 PM …

4.18.13

Things to Do With Kids in LA: TFS Susbscriber visits Kidspace’s Physics Forest

photo 1Having grown up in Pasadena, my husband has fond memories of the original Kidspace in Old Town. So it was with a little nostalgia and a lot of excitement that we took our four children, ages 7, 4, 1 1/2 …

3.19.13

Creating Citizen Artists

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Last night, I attended a discussion hosted by The Music Center and The Aspen Institute Arts Program. The panel, “The Citizen Artists Public Forum” explored ways in which artists serve as activists in their communities both as vehicles of …

3.8.13

End of the Rainbow at the Ahmanson!

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In our continuing efforts to improve what we do at The Family Savvy, we’ve prepared a quick survey — just 18 questions — and, it would mean so much to us if you spent five minutes helping us determine how …

3.3.13

In The Family Savvy Spotlight: The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum has always been a prime L.A. destination, with its beautiful rose gardens, dinosaur bones, and a myriad of other exhibits that showcase the wonders of nature for children and adults.  This year,  the LA institution turns …

1.23.13

The Toyota Symphonies for Youth

If you’ve longed to attend a concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with your children, but worry that they might wiggle uncontrollably or fall asleep by intermission, we have good news. The folks at the Los Angeles Philharmonic have …

11.3.12

Ice Age Encounters moves to The Page Museum

Working together with the Jim Henson Creature Shop, the Natural History Museum has made such a life-like creation that you’ll swear the Tar Pits have yielded up a magical creature.  Shows start Wednesday, September 12 and kids will love to …

9.6.12

Significant Objects: The Spell of Still Life at the Norton Simon Museum

The words “still life” and “family-friendly” don’t often find themselves in the same sentence, however the cleverly-curated show at the Norton Simon Museum might change your notion of what kids find intriguing. With bugs and butterflies, Breugel and Picasso and …

7.29.12

Things to Do with Kids In LA: Cleopatra at the California Science Center

When I first entered the newly installed Cleopatra: The Exhibition at the California Science Center, I instantly lost my bearings. The dramatically darkened space, high lit with stone figurines, provides a stark contrast to the brightly lit atrium of the …

5.23.12