Can HopSkipDrive Change Your Life?

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Sometimes the simple physics of parenting are against us – and for many, that happens when kids start afternoon activities. You can add one karate class here and one soccer practice there for one child in a week, but add

3.5.15

Bari Kumar: Remembering the Future

 Local artist works with local kids to create work inspired by LACMA’s collection.

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LACMA has a neat program that pairs contemporary artists with local school children, and Bari Kumar: Remembering the Future represents the seventh iteration of this unique collaboration. …

2.7.15

How To Bring Mindfulness into your Life in 2015

2015 is the year to experiment with an enduring trend in health: mindfulness. Remember Transcendental Meditation from years past? Those groovy friends who had a “mantra”‘ and talked blissfully about their mysterious meditation practice? What’s old is new again with …

2.4.15

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

Perenchio and Stein: Historic Collections

Collecting art is no longer a hobby that is exclusive to the upper range of the income scale. The burgeoning landscape of art dealers and galleries, artists and fairs beckons to many, which is why it’s interesting to take a …

11.7.14

TFS Discount to Lit Lovers Escape in Beverly Hills

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Longtime Family Savvy friend Julie Robinson (pictured here with writer Tobias Wolff) is an accomplished book club leader who has created a local festival at which readers can meet their favorite authors. Dubbed the Beverly Hills Literary Escape, this …

10.1.14

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

Game On! Common Sense’s 3rd Annual LA Fundaiser and Game Fest!

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Game On! takes place this Sunday, September 21 at Bergamot Station from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. The event is a fundraiser for Common Sense (formerly known as Common Sense Media) and is a ticketed-event that provides fun and exploration …

9.9.14

Arts ReStore LA: Westwood – A Retail Pop-Up in November

The Hammer Museum’s Arts ReStore LA initiative enters its second weekend, and we recommend clearing a few weekend hours between now and November 24 to explore this unusual, inventive art project. Best of all — it’s all accessible on foot. …

11.8.13