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

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

RIP Roger Ebert

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This is the way I will remember Roger Ebert – as the robust, thumbs-up toting film lover who loved movies (perhaps) more than any of us. As the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize and his own star …

4.5.13

TFS Subscriber Giveaway – Sleepover at the Skirball

A Night with the Redcoats – January 19, 2013

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Have your kids ever slept over at a museum? It’s one of those indelible experiences that childhood in a big city allows. In conjunction with the Creating the United States exhibit,

1.14.13

Year End Charitable Donation Ideas that Affect the Lives Women and Girls in LA

I was lucky to be invited to “Healthy Cities: Healthy Women,” a one-day conference organized by UPenn Nursing Science and LA’s UPenn community around the topic of LA and Urban Women’s Health. Without having much of a sense …

11.29.12