What to Watch on a Rainy CA Weekend

Seems like a perfect weekend to watch movies, given the darkening skies and chilly air. Great options on TV and the big screen.
1.6.17

January Topic: Women and Ambition

At the center of every household is a unique and critical equation of work life balance. Here are a few resources for you to consider as you assess your particular work life balance in this New Year.
1.4.17

Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time

Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera are, no doubt, artists about whom you have strong feelings. As two of the most prolific, iconic masters of the 20th Century, they need little introduction - adults will likely flock to LACMA's new show because it features famous but difficult-to-see canvases, and pits the two men's career trajectories against one another, revealing surprising parallels. But... how do you get kids to want to see this show?
1.3.17

Your Culture To Do List: January 2017

It's 2017 - and if one of your New Year's Resolutions is to be more organized about your family's cultural consumption, we've got your back. Here is a list of what we think looks interesting this month, from movies and plays, to museum shows and books.
1.2.17

A Heroine for 2017

The young heroine of The Eagle Huntress is the type of girl we’d like to follow into 2017. At age 13, Aisholpan and her golden eagle win a world-class speed competition against 70 male eagle hunters. The pixie-faced girl, who …

1.2.17

Road Trip: Central Coast (Food, Wine, and Views to Die For)

A spur-of-the-moment trip to the Central Coast can be yours with very little advance planning, and Oh - The Places You'll See! Folks come from all over the world to revel in the delights of our coastline, so it's time to pack the car and head north.
12.20.16

La La Land – Pretty Perfect

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling dance and sing their way across our city with grace and wit in La La Land, which is easily one of the finest films of the year. Directed by Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), the film first comes across as a triffle, but has a third act with surprising impact. Devoid of cynicism, the unassuming film is an homage to musicals of old and an ode to dreamers - as such, it will steal your heart and should absolutely top your Holiday To Do List
12.16.16

David Hockney’s SUMO-sized Book at TASCHEN Gallery

TASCHEN has created a SUMO-sized book that surveys 60 years of David Hockney’s work. The behemoth is called David Hockney, A Bigger Book and you can drop by the Gallery on Beverly (at Crescent Heights) for a peek. You can’t …

12.14.16

The Music Center’s Holiday Sing-Along: Do You Hear What I Hear?

 

When an invitation arrived for our family to go caroling with a group of revelers in the neighborhood this holiday, my heart surged. Traipsing door-to-door, belting out “The Little Drummer Boy” under the stars with family and friends, satisfies …

12.13.16