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

Pompeii: The Exhibition at California Science Center

What do the Pompeii show and the Getty Villa have in common? Mt. Vesuvius, of course!
The story of Pompeii sets our collective imagination alight on two levels: we envision living at the height of Rome’s flourishing culture and, simultaneously,
5.20.14

Paul Taylor Dance Company and The Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival

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The Paul Taylor Dance Company comes to The Music Center for three shows April 11-14, but the company will also perform at The Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival. After the performance, the students will join with their peers from all over …

3.13.14