From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

From the Mixed UP Files...

One of my favorite authors died over the weekend, E.L. Konigsburg. She was 83 years old. The news gave me pause – caught my breath up, actually. And, when I saw a FB from a writer friend who admitted that …

4.23.13

TRACES Coming to The Music Center

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 You’ll Want to Run Away to the Circus!

For three shows only, between April 26-28 (and including a Sunday matinee), TRACES, a highly energetic and unusual dance troupe graces the stage of The Music Center. No staid production, this …

4.8.13

The Descanso Gardens — The Lilacs are in Bloom

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Don’t you envy those whose birthdays are in Apri? It’s when the natural world turns out to celebrate with resplendence. LA’s gardens are blooming magnificently right now, and we recommend a jaunt to these rare environs to savor the …

4.4.13

Rocka Your Soul at Grand Park this Saturday, April 6 to celebrate Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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To celebrate Alvin Ailey’s iconic masterpiece, Revelations, on the occasion of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater coming to town this month, the Music Center is throwing an incredible afternoon party at Grand Park on Saturday (4/6) from 1:00 …

4.4.13

Spring Break 2013 Edition

10 ACTION ITEMS for this year's Spring Break The goal of any vacation is to expand our horizons beyond the normal routine. There's plenty of ways to do just that, here in LA. We've organized this year's Spring Break Edition with some motivating verbs!
3.26.13

Architecture Month in LA – Overdrive at the Getty Center

Overdrive/Getty CenterIf you have a yen for our city’s unusual and fascinating structures – from buildings to freeways –  the next three months present rich opportunities for exploring how the modern art of architecture has rose up over the past fifty …

3.22.13

War/Photography at the Annenberg Space for Photography

In the past year I saw an original war protest poster that looked like this:

The Family Savvy War is not healthy for children

If you asked your kids tonight if war was good or bad it would be like one of those AT&T ads where the market research …

3.21.13

Exodus Steps at Skirball Cultural Center: Fun for all ages!

Read on for a TFS Subscriber’s Experience at this fun exhibit

A temporary exhibit, Exodus Steps, provides a clever way to explore the familiar tale of the Israelites’ journey from slavery in Egypt to freedom in the Promised Land, …

3.20.13

The Questionable Legacy of Disney Princesses

In the past week, I’ve had three chances to chuckle over the legacy of the Disney princesses, starting with an endearing story from my daughter at college. When one of her best friends turned 20 last week, all her girlfriends …

3.19.13