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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

You Tube Space LA & YouTube Kids

We stumbled upon one of LA’s coolest spaces last week, YouTube Space LA – a place for creators of content to play to their heart’s content. Nestled in the construction zone of the emerging Playa Vista work and play space, …

3.15.15

2 Great Shows for Kids this March

Get to know The Broad Stage

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The Broad is a beautiful space in Santa Monica that has diverse programming for all ages and two great shows for young audiences this month. We love performances that get kids out of their …

3.12.15