From Up on Poppy Hill – first of three new anime films for 2013

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March 22 marks the American debut of a new film from Japan’s Studio Ghibli, From Up on Poppy Hill, which is one of three new films being released in 2013 from the animation studio responsible for visionary worlds, such …

3.11.13

New documentary on PBS — Makers: Women Who Make America

New PBS documentary about women - The Family Savvy recommends this for all!

New PBS documentary about women – The Family Savvy recommends this for all!

 

It’s been 30 years since the publication of Betty Freidan’s The Feminine Mystique and the women’s movement is still a vital force in our lives, albeit …

2.25.13

Presidents’ Day 2013 – A Savvy Itinerary

Why not spend exploring LA like the Presidents did?  LA is no DC, but US presidents have long enjoyed their trips to the Southland. Here’s an homage to their various personalities and points of view!

If You’re on the West

2.13.13

The Family Savvy Reviews Circus Oz: From the Ground Up

At CAP UCLA’s Royce Hall through the weekend of February 7-10

Circus Oz at CAP UCLA
While traditional 3-ring circuses might seem like a relic of the past, Australia’s Circus Oz is a fresh, fun, and fantastic take on a traditional form of entertainment.Everything – …
2.8.13

What to Do on Valentine’s Day: Cupid — Draw Back Your Bow!

What does Valentine’s Day mean in your house? Booking a sitter and heading out to a blissfully quiet restaurant date? Decorating heart cards with loads of stickers and colored pens? Gorging on chocolate? However you partake in Cupid’s festival, we …

2.8.13

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

Studio Ghibli at the Areo and Egyptian Theaters

Kik's Delivery Service - The Family Savvy

Miyazaki / Studio Ghibli in Los Angeles from January 25 – February 10,

It’s possible that you’ve seen Kiki’s Delivery Service, but have you seen any of the other masterful tales told on film by animation genius Hayao Miyazaki? …

1.23.13

In The Family Savvy Spotlight: The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum has always been a prime L.A. destination, with its beautiful rose gardens, dinosaur bones, and a myriad of other exhibits that showcase the wonders of nature for children and adults.  This year,  the LA institution turns …

1.23.13