Family Dynamic at LACMA

Have you ever started an art project at home, but quickly found you had no idea where to take it? Sometimes, just getting the materials assembled, the table protected, and the troops rallied is enough to burn through your enthusiasm. …

9.10.14

The Samurai are Coming!

This fall’s must-see museum adventure for families will be LACMA’s Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, which opens on October 19 and runs through February 1, 2015.

Advance ticketing will be required and is available on

9.10.14

Game On! Common Sense’s 3rd Annual LA Fundaiser and Game Fest!

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Game On! takes place this Sunday, September 21 at Bergamot Station from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. The event is a fundraiser for Common Sense (formerly known as Common Sense Media) and is a ticketed-event that provides fun and exploration …

9.9.14

Levitated Mass: The Story of Michael Heizer’s Monolithic Sculpture

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Surely you all remember, and perhaps some of you witnessed, the 105 mile night-time journey of a 340-ton boulder through Los Angeles and its transformation into art as LACMA’s “Levitated Mass”. In the summer of 2012, “the Rock” became a …

9.9.14

Book Report: The State of our Educational System

As the school year approaches, it’s good to take a moment and think about the point at which our individual and collective educational efforts are aimed. The race to get into the ‘right’ schools is all encompassing at each step …

8.28.14

Beach City Heaven: Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo Beaches

The three Beach Cities in the South Bay are bustling, unpretentious havens of ocean adoration. Locals seem to have drifted into town for love of the sea and have stayed on for decades, abiding by it’s rhythms and managing their …

7.23.14

Romeo & Juliet by the National Ballet of Canada

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There’s something about going to the ballet that feels so delightfully refined. This weekend, The Music Center enjoyed a cheerful buzz as fans of the National Ballet of Canada took their seats for five performances of classical ballet Romeo &

7.18.14

Which Malibu Beach Is for You?

Santa Monica and Venice tend to be the go-to beach destination for West L.A.-ers. But, we drove north on PHC to explore the diverse offerings of Malibu’s many beaches and discovered endlessly diverse and spectacular options. For one thing, the …

7.18.14

I’ll Take My Music Al Fresco: A Guide to Outdoor Concert Options for Summer 2014

We’ve got your Summer Music options covered. Although the point is to get outside and enjoy the sweet night air, in preparing this post we recognized how many tremendous choices there are for discovering new music. With KCRW DJs spinning

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