Binge-Viewing goes Mainstream with Netflix

Kids today. They watch television differently than we did – downloading whole seasons of a show at once and consuming the storlines in a long, sustained gulp instead of weekly sips. westwing The invention of instant downloading (from Netflix and Hulu) …

2.1.13

A Savvy Guide to Oscar 2013

Before the Oscars arrive on Sunday, February 24th, why not try and see the multitude of films nominated? We have separated the Oscar-nominated films into age appropriate groups to make your time most efficient.

For Middle School: Life of Pi

1.31.13

Circus Oz come to CAP UCLA for Five Performances — including 2 matinees

Circus Oz at CAP UCLA The family savvyCAP UCLA is off and running for 2013 with exciting programming, and we’re excited to catch the ribald artistry and irreverent spectacle of Circus Oz, a troupe that hasn’t been to LA since they performed in the Opening Ceremonies of …

1.24.13

LA’s Rite: Stravinsky, Innovation and Dance

LA's Rite: Stravinsky, Innovation and Dance - The Family SavvyLA’s music and dance communities come together this year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of the most infamous pieces of music ever composed, Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Want to find out why the original production sparked a …

1.23.13

Must See: Nothing to Hide at the Geffen Playhouse

Good close up magic is astonishing – bad card tricks and cheesy magicians are incredibly corny.  Don’t worry that we’re sending you to the latter, been-there-done-that magic show.  Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimarães, who met only a year ago this …

1.5.13

Heroines to Emulate: From Homeland to Zero Dark Thirty

I’ve had a restful week of vacation — with family around and the dishwasher in constant rotation between meals and parties and teenagers sleeping over. In the moments I got out of the kitchen, I found myself immersed myself in …

1.2.13

Things to Do With Kids in LA: Beating Holiday Malaise

Winter Break is upon us, and for busy parents, that can mean wide open days and empty schedules (or, in other words, endless TV watching)… That is, unless you decide to do something about it!

We’re here to arm you …

12.14.12

12-12-12: Coping Strategies for Facing the End of the World (Oops — I mean, the Year!)

There are a bunch of crazies out there who think the world is going to end on December 21st… because the Mayan calendar is ending on that date after 5,000 odd years. There are celebrations galore planned in Mexico — …

12.12.12

Things to Do with Kids in LA: Pasadena

Pasadena shows up on every Angeleno’s radar during January when the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl take to the national stage. But, before or after January 1st this neighborhood does not get enough credit. With a charming old town, vibrant …

12.11.12