War/Photography at the Annenberg Space for Photography

In the past year I saw an original war protest poster that looked like this:

The Family Savvy War is not healthy for children

If you asked your kids tonight if war was good or bad it would be like one of those AT&T ads where the market research …

3.21.13

LA’s Rite: Stravinsky, Innovation and Dance

LA's Rite: Stravinsky, Innovation and Dance - The Family SavvyLA’s music and dance communities come together this year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of the most infamous pieces of music ever composed, Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Want to find out why the original production sparked a …

1.23.13

Must See: Nothing to Hide at the Geffen Playhouse

Good close up magic is astonishing – bad card tricks and cheesy magicians are incredibly corny.  Don’t worry that we’re sending you to the latter, been-there-done-that magic show.  Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimarães, who met only a year ago this …

1.5.13

California’s Designing Women at the Autry National Center

Edith Heath United States, 1911–2005 Plate, handmade c. 1946. Vase, handmade, c. 1950.  Dinnerware c. 1948 to c. 1968, manufactured by Heath Ceramics

Dinnerware from Heath Ceramics represents some of the most design-savvy and beautiful objects for the table, and …

11.8.12

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 This Summer: Levitated Mass at LACMA

Whether you have followed the story of The Rock’s journey from the foothills to LACMA, or whether you are just hearing about this elevated rock for the first time, it’s still a wonder to stand beneath the rock. Situated behind …

6.26.12

Things to do with kids in LA: Hollywood Bowl 2012 Line-Up

How cute is Gustavo Dudamel? At a press event for the Hollywood Bowl's 2012 season, he trotted out on stage to explain what most excited him about the summer's programming. (See him? Gazing upwards trying to decide where to begin with the summer's exciting line-up?). With a twinkle in his eye, he talked about all his Latin friends who will join him onstage this summer (Placido Domingo, Panamanian Rubén Blades, Columbian Juanes and Dominican Juan Luis Guerra,) as well as his long-term plans for the LA Phil.
5.8.12

Herb Ritts: L.A. Style at The Getty Center

Say Herb Ritts and statuesque black and white images of the world’s most beautiful people come to mind. The artist’s sleek images of famous folks in glamorous poses feel as though they’ve been part of our fame-obsessed culture forever. But …

4.3.12

Zip-lining with Teenagers

My family just returned from a week on the Big Island of Hawaii where, although we did not visit the Mauna Loa Volcano (the largest in the world -- and still active), we did spend a day zip-lining. When we got home, I discovered an article in the new Los Angeles Times Saturday section about local zip-line adventure outfits, so thought that my experience might be worth chronicling if indeed we Southern Californians are going to spend more time zipping around local forests and mountainsides.

4.1.12