LACMA at 50

Big birthdays are always a big deal, but it is hard to imagine having a better 50th than LACMA did this week. To celebrate, a new show is now on view, 50 for 50: Gifts on the Occasion of LACMA’s …

4.25.15

The Science of Hockey and More at the Discovery Cube: Orange County

Science-of-Hockey-web

The LA Kings just missed the Stanley Cup playoffs and the disappointment was beginning to set in… We thought a trip to the Discovery Cube’s new Science of Hockey exhibit might snap us out of our mood. What we didn’t …

4.18.15

YallWest Festival Features YA Books and Authors, April 11-12

The YALLWest Festival debuts at the Santa Monica Public Library this weekend, April 11-12 with a stated goal to “celebrate and empower our tribe of readers, writers and creators.”

YallwestThe sister event of YALLFest, a fun lit festival based in …

4.7.15

3 Days in San Diego

3Spring break came up suddenly and we didn’t have reservations for Hawaii or any type of exotic location, so we had to think on our feet. Where could we getaway without a plane ticket?  San Diego felt like the answer: …

4.5.15

Now at the Norton Simon: Tête-à-Tête: Three Masterpieces from the Musée

Industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) led a remarkable life in many arenas: business, philanthropy, and the arts among them. As a collector he amassed an amazing assembly of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, and then later a …

3.30.15

Things to do with Kids in LA: Explore Boyle Heights

MariachiPlazaweb

Historically home to Jewish-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Asian-Americans and other immigrant groups, Boyle Heights—named for early Irish immigrant land owner Andrew A. Boyle—is a great example of the kind of only-in-LA mash-up that makes our city special. Though vestiges of the Jewish …

3.23.15

Kidspace Greenhouse is Open Through the Summer!

Kidspace Children's Museum

Nature once again takes center stage at Kidspace Museum in Pasadena. A few weeks ago, Kidspace opened its latest exhibit called the Greenhouse. In keeping with the overall feel of museum, the Greenhouse is learning-oriented, tactile, interactive, and fun.…

3.22.15

Art Tours Along the Metro

union statio

We recently got up close and personal with our city’s subway system and the art that makes it extra special. Though public transportation in LA has a ways to go before it becomes the go-to means of getting around, you’d …

3.17.15

Nature Lab at the Museum of Natural History

next_project_North_Campus_slide_02

In times of yore, after racing through exhibits at the Natural History Museum at my son’s breakneck pace, we’d pass the rest of the day in the Discovery Center. That was his free playtime and my rest period. Our last …

3.16.15