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Things to Do With Kids in LA

The Wonders of the Last Minute Family Escape

Findery | Posted 05.14.2016 | Travel
Findery

My family took a trip down to Los Angeles that was almost completely unplanned. In the middle of the busy work days leading up to our departure, I barely managed to book a hotel and had to leave everything else up to chance.

Here's a Little Something for You, Cupid!

Sarah Bowman | Posted 04.11.2015 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Valentine's Day is very labor intensive for parents, so throw yourself into making the cookies and valentines -- we've got your weekend planning covered.

What a Month: 6 Ideas to Keep You Busy in LA

Sarah Bowman | Posted 03.22.2015 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

We are excited about an excellent program about endangered language at The Hammer on Tuesday (1/27), pumped to show the kids the Samurai at LACMA, eager to giggle and play at the The Hello Kitty exhibit downtown, and there are all those Oscar-nominated films to catch up on (and Bradley Cooper to ogle). Oh, and it's snowing at the LA Zoo!

Hello, 2015: 6 Picks for LA Families

Sarah Bowman | Posted 03.08.2015 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

It's the best whale-watching season for 30 years, so adventuring on the sea is a great way to kick off the new year. With a new show for youngsters at The Wallis and great films in the theaters, there's much to do inside as well. Happy 2015!

6 Weekend Options for Whoever Is in Your Family!

Sarah Bowman | Posted 02.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

The holidays are upon us so come and be sung to (by Stevie Wonder or the Klezmantics) and sing for yourself -- or, take in some theater with Angela Lansbury in Blythe Spirit.

6 Ways to Keep Up with Culture this Week

Sarah Bowman | Posted 02.07.2015 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Hanukkah festivities, a cool new film festival, a great play at The Wallis and much, much more!

Wrap Up November With 6 Weekend Activities

Sarah Bowman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

There's life beyond the turkey -- we promise. The Auto show is in town and so is Fleetwood Mac. Jennifer Lawrence has a little movie in the theaters and it's just possible that there are some reindeer visiting the L.A. Zoo.

Stave Off September: 6 Ideas for Family Fun in LA This Weekend

Sarah Bowman | Posted 10.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

This week, we've unearthed some great picks for everyone in the family: a giant rubber duck, a Frozen sing-along, and a cool event where local artists lead a workshop with their own children.

6 Weekend Options for Family Fun in LA

Sarah Bowman | Posted 08.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Great performances, on screen and stage, are the highlights of this week's offerings.

6 Ideas for the Family This Weekend in L.A.

Sarah Bowman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

It's Memorial Day Weekend -- in a blink of an eye, it will be summer. Here are some nice ways to counter-program the grilling at your home this weekend, from a new show about Pompeii to Renee Fleming performing A Streetcar Named Desire.

6 Ideas for the Family This Weekend in L.A.

Sarah Bowman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

One of a kind art and cultural events dominate our weekend picks -- from K.A.M.P. at the Hammer, to Big Sunday, to a Museum of the Arroyos Day, to an International Art party at LACMA.

6 Ideas for the Family This Weekend in L.A.

Sarah Bowman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Happy Mother's Day to all. Our mantra for the weekend is to keep out of the kitchen! Here are some worthy diversions that will keep the family busy, happy, and connected to each other.

6 Ideas for the Family This Weekend in L.A.

Sarah Bowman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

It's a weekend with a bevy of Creature Events -- spring has truly sprung!

6 Ideas for the Family This Weekend in L.A.

Sarah Bowman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

It's a media-satured weekend from the arrival of Paris Photo at Paramount Studios, to a documentary about killer whales to an artist's take on celebrity culture at MOCA.

6 Ideas for the Family This Weekend in L.A.

Sarah Bowman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Whether you're celebrating Spring Break or the spring holidays, it's a weekend for togetherness.

6 Ideas for the Family This Weekend in L.A.

Sarah Bowman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Visual experiences abound this weekend around town -- from costumes from the Roaring '20s, to an experimental sound and sight experience at the Hammer, to MOCA's Teen Night.

6 Ideas for the Family This Weekend in L.A.

Sarah Bowman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

If you're on a Staycation this Spring Break, click through to our website for the latest in how to explore all that LA has to offer your family.

6 Ideas for the Family This Weekend in L.A.

Sarah Bowman | Posted 05.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Cruise towards Spring Break with some stimulating cultural activities -- from Indian folk singing to a LAUSA arts fair and a new circus in Santa Monica.

6 Ideas for the Family This Weekend in LA!

Sarah Bowman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Hayao Miyazaki's last animated feature is in town, and has been nominated for an Academy Award. Don't miss the chance to see it on the big screen.

6 Valentine's Day Weekend Ideas for Everyone in Your Family

Sarah Bowman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Here's to falling in love with new sights and sounds this weekend. We've got classics -- Stuart Little and James Brown -- as well as something very unusual and cool at CAP/UCLA.

6 Things to Do with the Family This Weekend!

Sarah Bowman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Get smart about your Oscar pool, celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan and introduce your kids to Charlie Chaplin. All this weekend!

6 Family Activities to Do in LA This Month

Sarah Bowman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Want to start the New Year with a dose of fun and participatory culture? Check out with these picks for every age group in your household.

Six Picks of the Week from The Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 02.11.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Need a little help getting into the Christmas spirit, here in the So Cal sunshine? We've got some ideas to get that joy circulating.

SIX Picks of the Week from The Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 01.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Your Post-Thanksgiving treats include spectacular staged productions around town (and on screen). Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Six Picks of the Week from The Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 01.20.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

With Thanksgivukkah on tap for next week, you've gotta get your cultural game on! Here are our ideas for the week.