Yvonne Mounsey & the Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica

A memoir by a former student

A few weekends ago, Westside School of Ballet held its annual Spring Performance at Pepperdine’s Smothers Theatre. And while each and every show that Westside puts on is a delight to all audience members, …

6.5.13

James Turrell: A Retrospective at LACMA

 

james turrell lacmaThe most exciting exhibit of the year opens at LACMA on Sunday, just in time for summer exploration. James Turrell: A Retrospective revels in the pure sensation and joy of Turrell’s work over the past 50 years. The 70 …

5.23.13

Gary Baseman at the Skirball: The Door is Always Open

Baseman_Door_Is_OpenGary Baseman grew up in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles – his mother worked at Canter’s Deli and he attended Fairfax High. You’ll recognize his imagery from the cover of the box of the popular board game Cranium, from …

5.13.13

TRACES Coming to The Music Center

Traces Bradley Anderson

 You’ll Want to Run Away to the Circus!

For three shows only, between April 26-28 (and including a Sunday matinee), TRACES, a highly energetic and unusual dance troupe graces the stage of The Music Center. No staid production, this …

4.8.13

The Descanso Gardens — The Lilacs are in Bloom

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Don’t you envy those whose birthdays are in Apri? It’s when the natural world turns out to celebrate with resplendence. LA’s gardens are blooming magnificently right now, and we recommend a jaunt to these rare environs to savor the …

4.4.13

Rocka Your Soul at Grand Park this Saturday, April 6 to celebrate Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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To celebrate Alvin Ailey’s iconic masterpiece, Revelations, on the occasion of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater coming to town this month, the Music Center is throwing an incredible afternoon party at Grand Park on Saturday (4/6) from 1:00 …

4.4.13

Domestic Integrities at the Hammer for four days in March

Come Make a Rug with Artist Fritz Haeg

Domestic Integrities at the Hammer

An artist looks at our daily lives in a slightly different way than anyone else does, so it’s always intriguing to learn from a new type of art, whether a painting, photography, …

3.14.13

The Family Savvy Reviews Circus Oz: From the Ground Up

At CAP UCLA’s Royce Hall through the weekend of February 7-10

Circus Oz at CAP UCLA
While traditional 3-ring circuses might seem like a relic of the past, Australia’s Circus Oz is a fresh, fun, and fantastic take on a traditional form of entertainment.Everything –
2.8.13

Studio Ghibli at the Areo and Egyptian Theaters

Kik's Delivery Service - The Family Savvy

Miyazaki / Studio Ghibli in Los Angeles from January 25 – February 10,

It’s possible that you’ve seen Kiki’s Delivery Service, but have you seen any of the other masterful tales told on film by animation genius Hayao Miyazaki? …

1.23.13