TFS Discount to Lit Lovers Escape in Beverly Hills

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Longtime Family Savvy friend Julie Robinson (pictured here with writer Tobias Wolff) is an accomplished book club leader who has created a local festival at which readers can meet their favorite authors. Dubbed the Beverly Hills Literary Escape, this …

10.1.14

Hello October: 2 Fall Trends Of Note

We’re seeing some interesting themes in terms of options for exploring the city this fall. They’re chance occurrences, but it’s fun for us to connect the dots so you can do the same for your crew. With plenty of inspiration …

10.1.14

Ticket Giveaway to Swan Lake at the Music Center

 The Family Savvy has four tickets to Swan Lake to giveaway to subscribers to the Saturday October 11th 1:30 PM matinee. Write to us at familysavvy@gmail.com to Enter to Win. We will award seats by Wednesday, October 8, 2014. 

9.23.14

Andy Warhol: Shadows — 102 panels reunited at MOCA

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In the late 1970s, Andy Warhol began to use shadows as subject matter. The artist eventually conceived of a 102 panel series of silkscreened and hand-painted canvases depicting shadows in many colors and with the repetition for which he came …

9.20.14

Beat the Heat: TV for Grown-Ups

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The Roosevelts: An Intimate Portrait is an extraordinary documentary about an extraordinary family. Filmmaker Ken Burns offers up the human side of these American icons, demonstrating how private weaknesses propelled Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor to true public greatness. He connects …

9.16.14

Mandala of Compassion at the Hammer from 9/27 to 10/12

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Mark your calendars for the Mandala of Compassion program at The Hammer. Starting Sunday, September 27, four highly respected Tibetan Buddhist monks will be at the museum for a two week period making beautiful sand mandalas. The presence of the …

9.16.14

Levitated Mass: The Story of Michael Heizer’s Monolithic Sculpture

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Surely you all remember, and perhaps some of you witnessed, the 105 mile night-time journey of a 340-ton boulder through Los Angeles and its transformation into art as LACMA’s “Levitated Mass”. In the summer of 2012, “the Rock” became a …

9.9.14

I’ll Take My Music Al Fresco: A Guide to Outdoor Concert Options for Summer 2014

We’ve got your Summer Music options covered. Although the point is to get outside and enjoy the sweet night air, in preparing this post we recognized how many tremendous choices there are for discovering new music. With KCRW DJs spinning

7.18.14

History Preserved Through Stitches and Beads

Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork

Hand-crafted is a moniker that is once again gaining popularity, both as a marketing tool and an activity of worth across the country.  We had this in mind during a tour through the Autry’s …

6.20.14