Pepper Spray This, Black Friday!

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, my heart soared every time I ran to the grocery shop and saw folks lined up with their cranberries and potatoes. Hanging out in the kitchen, cooking with family and friends, is pure …

11.30.11

Hugo – from page to screen (and some Oscars in between)

 

Our favorite in this season’s varied crop of family films is Hugo, director Martin Scorsese’s sumptuous 3D adaptation of Brian Selznick’s award-winning, best-selling novel, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”. At first glance, Hugo would seem to hail from …

11.28.11

Pacific Standard Time

Pacific Standard Time is a remarkable collaboration between over sixty museums and cultural institutions in Southern California to showcase the birth and renaissance of our local art scene. Major cultural institutions such as The Getty, LACMA, the Hammer, the Norton Simon and MOCA are hosting major retrospectives of various time periods, and other institutions are hosting incredible individual shows, such as the Santa Monica Museum of Art's Beatrice Wood exhibit and the Huntington's Sam Maloof exhibit.
11.25.11

Getting Kids to Love Reading

On the back page of today’s Los Angeles Times Calendar section is a full-page ad for James Patterson’s new book, which is geared towards getting boys to like reading. The message is effectively loud and clear: “We Can Get Our …

11.17.11

The Los Angeles Philharmonic

We know of no better way to introduce children to music and musicians than the Toyota Symphonies for Youth, a series of four concerts that are geared to intrigue a new audience. Starting with an hour of related art and music projects on the roof of Disney Hall, and featuring a one-hour performance in the magnificent concert space, adults will be as thrilled as kids at this opportunity to get to know the orchestra and the music.
11.11.11

ARCHIVED ARTICLE: Digital Darkroom at the Annenberg Space for Photography

Digital Darkroom, an exciting new show at The Annenberg Space for Photography, opens this weekend and should be required viewing for anyone with a camera -- you'll quickly be inspired to take your creativity to a new level, right at the comfort of your computer. Sponsored by Adobe Photoshop, and displayed in the most advanced digital facility possible, the whole family will enjoy seeing the variety of the manipulated images - from dogs dressed as people to incredible athletic portraits to dream-like flights of the imagination.
11.8.11

Women Hold Up Half the Sky at Skirball Cultural Center


Women Hold Up Half the Sky is a new exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Museum, and we got a sneak peek last week. After weaving around sail-like walled spaces, learning about inspiring women from around the world, we inscribed …

10.31.11

Carousel at the LA Zoo

Kids can climb on something new at the LA Zoo — a gorgeous new carousel with endangered animals instead of horses for children to ride. The carousel, which includes a komodo dragon, a poison dart frog, a Sumatran tiger and …

10.26.11

ARCHIVED EVENT: The Diavolo Residency:


One of the best things about skateboarding is that kids get to try a trick over and over again until they get it right, usually without a coach or a parent telling the what they’re doing wrong. Teens, and anyone …

10.26.11