Your Culture To-Do List: February 2017

Happy February – Valentine’s Day and the Academy Awards (Sunday, February 26) makes for a culture-rich month. Here is a round up of what looks interesting to us this month:

#1 Pick for Valentine’s Day 

Our friends at Street Food …

1.31.17

Museums Free-For-All: Sunday, January 29, 2017

This Sunday, 1/29/17. over thirty museums around Los Angeles will open their doors for free. Of course, it's tricky to fit a museum visit into your jam-packed weekend, but it's easier to pop in and pop out quickly when you're not paying a hefty entrance fee for the family. Try dropping by for a quick visit - to see something specific - and your kids might be more interested in doing it again soo
1.26.17

Watts Towers: Nuestro Pueblo

Chances are that, like us, you have lived in LA for a considerable number of years without ever visiting our city's strange and wonderful masterpiece -- Watts Towers. We urge you to put this adventure on your Do-It-Now List for 2017.
1.25.17

Book of the Month Club: January 2017

This month, the book we're all talking about is A Gentleman in Moscow. The elegant tale, penned by Amor Towles chronicles four decades in the life of Count Alexander Rostov - an aristocrat who is sentenced to life imprisonment in Moscow's Metropol Hotel by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922.
1.25.17

Peace Out, First Family

We particularly love that the Obamas valued the arts - and that kids who got to grown up under this presidency are sharing this photo on Facebook today.
1.20.17

Fake News: Why Media Literacy Matters

A recent Stanford University study determined that kids today -- digital natives -- aren't good at distinguishing between what's true and what's being sold to them online. Academics studied kids in middle school, high school, and college and determined that a generation savvy about social media is not necessarily savvy about the reliability of their news and information sources:
1.17.17

Winter Adventure: Solstice Canyon

A popular, high-reward "starter hike" for families can be found just up the PCH at Solstice Canyon. The box canyon has a steeper, higher loop that more experienced hikers can add onto the adventure, with more of what Solstice is known for - waterfall elements and abandoned ruins of old homesteads.
1.17.17

MLK Jr Day in LA: 2017

Each year, it seems more and better events crop up at which you can celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day around town. With a long weekend on the docket, it's nice to have something to do that represents the spirit of the holiday.
1.14.17

Artists Behind 3 Stories We Love

The role of the artist in society is the topic of debate this week, thanks to Meryl Streep's Golden Globe speech, which was beloved by many, but criticized widely, too.This past weekend we were treated to stories about the creative geniuses behind two giants in the canon of children's storytelling: Margaret Wise Brown and Tyrus Wong.
1.10.17