Make an adventure out of seeing a cool new show at The Annenberg Space for Photography this weekend at a Fun Family Weekend - two days of live animals, art projects, books and delicious snacks.
Fifty feet tall and made entirely of twisted wire, glass and colored water, Phantasma Gloria is a huge likeness of the Virgin Guadalupe, and an LA Wonder in the same vein as Simon Rodia’s Watts Tower.
Did you know that some of the best views of LA are to be had from an Observation Deck at the top of the Los Angeles City Hall? If you're down town (jury duty, visiting the museums, or going to the flower mart!?), consider a quick side trip to a well-kept secret treasure.
With colorful, large-scale contemporary art and an impressively steady surge of excited visitors, LA's newest star, The Broad Museum, is invigorating and -- dare we say it? -- seriously fun. Especially for families.
The City of Manhattan Beach puts on an impressive number of fun (and often free) events for resident and visitors. In the summer, there are free concerts in Polliwog Park. Now that it’s fall, it’s time for Pumpkin Races and Holiday Fireworks.
Three excellent films that provide rich terrain for family discussion are in theaters now (or about to open). Each tells a true story of remarkable courage. Here's a heads up about each, and some notes on what to talk about afterwards.
LACMA's Frank Gehry retrospective opens today. Not a bad time to do examine the foundation of a remarkable career. We have selected a few resources to help offer families a way to learn more about this work (see below). It's not hard to get kids to "ooh" and "ahh" about the unconventional shapes and lustrous surfaces of much of Gehry's work, offering everyone a chance to think about architectural design and how buildings interact with communities and people.
This weekend, Westwood and UCLA is the place to be. In the space a few walkable miles, you can catch the #1 ranked NCAA soccer team in action, a bevy of the nation's top chefs assembled to raise money for kid's cancer, and contemporary LA artists teaching kids to create something new. You'll still have time to grab dinner and a movie, if you plan it right!