Architectural Time Travel: The 2016 MAK Tour

The annual fundraiser for the MAK Center for Art and Architecture offers the rare opportunity to see homes that aren't normally open to the public, and we went on this year's tour of pre-war architecture in Silver Lake, Mount Washington and Echo Park to see homes by protégées of Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, and/or R.M. Schindler.
11.7.16

Adventure LA: Spanish Overtones

Our latest hometown adventure series continues with an east-to-west jaunt across LA, Spanish style - start downtown with a visit to the lovely Los Angeles Cathedral, drop into LACMA for a Picasso immersion, and head west for delicious Spanish cui
10.31.16

Digital Citizenship and Device Free Dinner

Learn how to raise kids who are savvy about their use of technology at school and at home, why we must all be upstanders (and not bystanders) when it comes to cyberbullying, and how to take Common Sense Media's #DeviceFreeDinner challenge.
10.19.16

Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in LA

A new show is open at the Skirball Cultural Center that explores Roy Lichtenstein‘s relationship with LA — how the artist traveled to our sunny coast each year when NY winter’s became too chilly, and was integral to LA’s …

10.10.16

IDENTITY: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders at The Annenberg Space for Photography

We stopped into The Annenberg Space for Photography last weekend to see portraits by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, a photographer whose style is similar to Richard Avedon – his subjects face the camera with a direct gaze, and are positioned against …

10.5.16

Diavolo is Divine

LA's native dance company, Diavolo is turning 25 this year. This past weekend, September 23-25, 2016, the innovative crew took to the stage at The Broad and presented two remarkable pieces, Trajectoire and Passengers. It was the most fun I've had at the theater all year and so heartily recommend that you take any chance you can to see this company in action!
9.28.16

Octoberfest and Beyond: Exploring German Culture in LA

Fall is the time to explore German culture in Los Angeles. If you have a child traveling abroad this fall, chances are they’re already scheming to go to an Octoberfest celebration in Germany.  It seems to be a rite of …

9.9.16

Seven Mountains Brightens a Trip to Vegas

Seven Magic Mountains

Ten miles out of Vegas is that city’s own kind of Stonehenge, an installation called Seven Magic Mountains by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. With a nod to the land artists of the 1970’s – including Michael Heizer of Levitated Mass …

7.25.16

LA Stay-cations: Aloha, Hawaii!

We’ve come up with some only-in-LA stay-cations to satiate your travel bugs. First up, who’s ready for a sojourn to the South Pacific?
7.23.16