LA’s Rite: Stravinsky, Innovation and Dance

LA's Rite: Stravinsky, Innovation and Dance - The Family SavvyLA’s music and dance communities come together this year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of the most infamous pieces of music ever composed, Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Want to find out why the original production sparked a …

1.23.13

TFS Subscriber Giveaway – Sleepover at the Skirball

A Night with the Redcoats – January 19, 2013

Sleepover at the Skirball

Have your kids ever slept over at a museum? It’s one of those indelible experiences that childhood in a big city allows. In conjunction with the Creating the United States exhibit,

1.14.13

Must See: Nothing to Hide at the Geffen Playhouse

Good close up magic is astonishing – bad card tricks and cheesy magicians are incredibly corny.  Don’t worry that we’re sending you to the latter, been-there-done-that magic show.  Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimarães, who met only a year ago this …

1.5.13

Heroines to Emulate: From Homeland to Zero Dark Thirty

I’ve had a restful week of vacation — with family around and the dishwasher in constant rotation between meals and parties and teenagers sleeping over. In the moments I got out of the kitchen, I found myself immersed myself in …

1.2.13

Things to Do With Kids in LA: Beating Holiday Malaise

Winter Break is upon us, and for busy parents, that can mean wide open days and empty schedules (or, in other words, endless TV watching)… That is, unless you decide to do something about it!

We’re here to arm you …

12.14.12

12-12-12: Coping Strategies for Facing the End of the World (Oops — I mean, the Year!)

There are a bunch of crazies out there who think the world is going to end on December 21st… because the Mayan calendar is ending on that date after 5,000 odd years. There are celebrations galore planned in Mexico — …

12.12.12

Things to Do with Kids in LA: Pasadena

Pasadena shows up on every Angeleno’s radar during January when the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl take to the national stage. But, before or after January 1st this neighborhood does not get enough credit. With a charming old town, vibrant …

12.11.12

Year End Charitable Donation Ideas that Affect the Lives Women and Girls in LA

I was lucky to be invited to “Healthy Cities: Healthy Women,” a one-day conference organized by UPenn Nursing Science and LA’s UPenn community around the topic of LA and Urban Women’s Health. Without having much of a sense …

11.29.12

Things to Do with Kids in L.A.: Culver City

After the Thanksgiving craze, why not take advantage of a vacation day, and take the family on an excursion to one of  L.A.’s many cool neighborhoods? We’ve already covered the fun and excitement to be had in Downtown, Malibu

11.20.12