The Zimmer Children’s Museum

Nestled into an imposing building at the corner of Wilshire and San Vicente, the Zimmer Children’s Museum is a jewel of a spot where kids can relax and explore in an ultra-safe environment. We visited for the first time last …

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Ballet Preljocaj – Snow White, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Gustav Mahler

If you take the kids to one ballet his year, this one is definitely the coolest. Ballet Preljocaj – Snow White comes to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center from March 23-25.

Whether you’re dance fiends, fans of …

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Three Family Concerts from the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Introducing kids to classical music is made easy when the venerable Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra gathers with Project Trio to present Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring in the first of three Family Concerts geared for kids. Come at 1:00 PM to …

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The Secret World of Arrietty

Hayao Miyazaki and his team of master animators at Studio Ghibli worked with American animators at Disney to produce a new film adaptation of Mary Norton’s popular book, “The Borrowers”. If your family loves Kiki’s Delivery Service, The Princess

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Ellsworth is Everywhere!

Kids love the bright, abstract prints and paintings of Ellsworth Kelly, perhaps because they can relate to the large, geometric and colorful forms in a “heck, I can do that!” kind-of-way! Adults (and everyone in between) can appreciate the clean …

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ARCHIVED EVENT: Vivian Maier – Mary Poppins finds celebrity post-humously

Sometimes a story comes along that captures the imagination of everyone that hears it: the story of Vivian Maier is one of those tales. Maier was a nanny in upscale neighborhoods in Chicago in the 1950s (she once worked for …

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Beauty and the Beast in 3D is a Little Too Real

“Mummie, are bad guys real?”

It’s the sort of question you don’t want to answer as a parent.  Up there with am I going to die someday and does Santa really exist.  You want to be honest, but you don’t …

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Domestic Archeology: Yarn Bombing and Pinterest

My daughter is home from college on a long holiday break, and after a stint of rejoicing in the delights of her hometown (visiting favorite restaurants with other college cafeteria-weary freshmen), she has invested herself in a major purge of …

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Chris Burden’s METROPOLIS II at LACMA

I spent the morning at LACMA, witnessing the start of what I am pretty sure will be a beautiful friendship between a piece of art and LA’s kids.  Chris Burden’s METROPOLIS II is a four-story model of a futuristic city, …

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