Art, History, and a Boat Trip!

Take a trip to Alcatraz and see @Large: Ai Weiwei

With Wind

It’s a strange sight to behold an art installation that the artist will likely never see himself. Ai Weiwei’s site-specific installations at Alcatraz were conceived from his home in China …

1.21.15

Trapeze School on the Santa Monica Pier

What do you do with a group of multi-aged cousins from cold climates who are eager for sun and fun during a visit to sunny Los Angeles? Send them to trapeze school, of course! We took six cousins – ranging …

1.8.15

A Migration Sensation – “The best whale watching in 30 years!”

unnamed-3 Whale watching is in revival. The last two years have seen a sharp increase in whale sightings during the migration season and the excitement is palpable in the waters off Long Beach. As we set sail last week, an excited Captain told us, “It’s the best whale watching in 30 years.”
1.5.15

MOCA’s Sunday Studio: Warhol is the Subject on December 7

 Art Exploration for All Ages

The idea of creating art in the environs of a major art museum might seem intimidating, but MOCA’s quarterly art workshop — Sunday Studio – has established a rhythm and relationship to the community that …

11.25.14

A Dog Called Human, Live Bees, & a Monkey in a Mask: Pierre Huyghe at LACMA

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The first 25 years of Pierre Huyghe’s career are on view in a “retrospective” that, according to LACMA’s Associate Curator of Contemporary Art Jerrett Gregory, “looks to the future”.  Much more is still expected from Huhghe, who LACMA’s Director Michael …

11.20.14

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya & The Common Sense Seal

Common Sense, our go-to resource to review all things media, just developed a new Common Sense Seal to highlight great movies for watching with the family.  Not only are the films vetted by the Common Sense folks with their normal …

11.15.14

Getting to the Nutcracker this Weekend – a Local Story!

A friend of ours here in Los Angeles, Serene Dillman, has just finished a documentary about ballet students at the Los Angeles-based Marat Daukayev School of Ballet. Getting to the Nutcracker takes us behind the scenes of the annual production …

11.13.14

Sensational Samurai at LACMA On View until February 2015

 A Must-See for Everyone Over the Holidays

Samurai LACMA

The second you step into Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, LACMA’s terrific new show, you feel the energy of the legendary warriors. Horses with fully armored samurai …

11.10.14

Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Annual Open House

Why You Should Go, and other Star Gazing Tips

During October 7-8, 2014 there will be a full eclipse of a Blood Moon which, given that it is only visible before sunrise for an hour, will most likely be something …

10.8.14