Hugo – from page to screen (and some Oscars in between)

 

Our favorite in this season’s varied crop of family films is Hugo, director Martin Scorsese’s sumptuous 3D adaptation of Brian Selznick’s award-winning, best-selling novel, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”. At first glance, Hugo would seem to hail from …

11.28.11

Pacific Standard Time

Pacific Standard Time is a remarkable collaboration between over sixty museums and cultural institutions in Southern California to showcase the birth and renaissance of our local art scene. Major cultural institutions such as The Getty, LACMA, the Hammer, the Norton Simon and MOCA are hosting major retrospectives of various time periods, and other institutions are hosting incredible individual shows, such as the Santa Monica Museum of Art's Beatrice Wood exhibit and the Huntington's Sam Maloof exhibit.
11.25.11

Getting Kids to Love Reading

On the back page of today’s Los Angeles Times Calendar section is a full-page ad for James Patterson’s new book, which is geared towards getting boys to like reading. The message is effectively loud and clear: “We Can Get Our …

11.17.11

The Los Angeles Philharmonic

We know of no better way to introduce children to music and musicians than the Toyota Symphonies for Youth, a series of four concerts that are geared to intrigue a new audience. Starting with an hour of related art and music projects on the roof of Disney Hall, and featuring a one-hour performance in the magnificent concert space, adults will be as thrilled as kids at this opportunity to get to know the orchestra and the music.
11.11.11

Carousel at the LA Zoo

Kids can climb on something new at the LA Zoo — a gorgeous new carousel with endangered animals instead of horses for children to ride. The carousel, which includes a komodo dragon, a poison dart frog, a Sumatran tiger and …

10.26.11

The Music Center: Free World City concerts for Families

If you've ever climbed up in the airy garden on top of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, you know about the special performance space that hides amongst the folds of Frank Gehry's marvelous, silvered building. The W.M. Keck Children's Amphitheater is a welcoming and open space, and whenever we wander around to check out the garden (or to climb up those hidden ladders into the wings of the building), we long for performers to magically come to life so we can sink into the seats and enjoy. The best way to get to know the space is to attend a FREE World City at the Music Center concert. The Music Center's World City concerts are geared for families, and take place mid-day on eight Saturdays between October and June, featuring colorful performance troupes from around the country and the world.
10.12.11

Los Angeles Kids Off The Couch – ZAM FEST Ticket Giveaway!

Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Ticket Giveaway: Two Family 4-packs to ZAM FEST

Paul Kim, an avid fan of the Coachella Festival, set out to create a music and art festival that could inspire the same …
10.4.11