Halloween Help

 With Halloween falling on a school night this year, it’s incumbent upon parents to bring the holiday activities into the weekends prior to the big night. Luckily, LA is replete with celebratory opportunities between now and October 31st.

Elementary Age

10.16.12

Creating the United States at the Skirball Cultural Center

An election year offers the opportunity to contemplate the marvels of the Founding Fathers breaking apart from Great Britain and creating the democratic nation that we enjoy (and vote in) today. A new exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center, Creating

10.11.12

Mad about Metzker: The Photography of Ray K Metzker and the Institute of Design

City Whispers: Los Angeles, negative 1981; print 2006 The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Gift of the Hall Family Foundation

The image above is the one Metzker photo with which I was familiar before heading into the Getty Center’s new show …

10.5.12

TFS Subscriber Profile: Desiree Lapin and the Parents Education League of LA

We caught up with Desiree Lapin, founder of the Parents Education League of LA, a non-profit organization that serves as a valuable resource for parents on all things having to do with their child’s education.  If you have young …

10.4.12

MacArthur Foundation “Genius Awards”

The Class of 2012 MacArthur Fellows were announced today – worth taking a look at the diversity of genius in our time. Here is Uta Barth, a photographer living here in LA. Coolest part of this whole deal is that …

10.2.12

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on Stage at The Music Center

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: THE NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA’S ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND AT THE MUSIC CENTER ON OCTOBER 19 – 21

The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion becomes a world of visual wonder with the U.S. debut of The National Ballet of Canada’s …

9.26.12

Things to Do with Kids in Los Angeles: A Savvy Soujourn to Malibu

After our fun post on things to do in Venice, we figured we would move inland and plan a day away from the coast. But this Indian summer keeps giving us hot days that just won’t quit, so we

9.20.12

GameOn2012 in Santa Monica on Sunday, 9/30

Did you know that games can develop essential skills in areas such as critical thinking, self-direction, and creativity? Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit dedicated to helping parents and teachers manage the media and technology in kids’ lives, understands how …

9.11.12

Things to do with Kids in LA: Venice & Abbot Kinney

After our fun-filled “Things to do with Kids in LA: DTLA” post, we’ve decided to explore another neighborhood, and let you know how to explore the Venice/ Abbot Kinney area en famille. You may think that the usual …

9.6.12