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

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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

Ticket Giveaway to Swan Lake at the Music Center

 The Family Savvy has four tickets to Swan Lake to giveaway to subscribers to the Saturday October 11th 1:30 PM matinee. Write to us at familysavvy@gmail.com to Enter to Win. We will award seats by Wednesday, October 8, 2014. 

9.23.14

Mandala of Compassion at the Hammer from 9/27 to 10/12

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Mark your calendars for the Mandala of Compassion program at The Hammer. Starting Sunday, September 27, four highly respected Tibetan Buddhist monks will be at the museum for a two week period making beautiful sand mandalas. The presence of the …

9.16.14

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

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