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Sarah Bowman
Sarah Bowman is the Founder of The Family Savvy where she curates local culture and the web for smart LA families. Sarah has a BA in Semiotics from Brown University, and worked in the film business (developing properties for producers such as Steven Spielberg and Kathy Kennedy), before becoming a writer. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, and two teenagers.

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Entries by Sarah Bowman

Here's a Little Something for You, Cupid!

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 11:12 PM

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.

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6 Ways to Wrap Up an Art-Filled January

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 9:06 AM

January is art month in LA, and we have four excellent ways to see more new art this week: Sunday is FREE Museum Day around town, the Art LA Contemporary Fair is in town, as well as the intriguing LA Art Book Fair, and the Autry holds its Masters of...

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

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 9:34 AM

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...

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6 Ways to Celebrate and Honor Dr. Martin Luther King This Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 11:10 AM

The long weekend that includes Martin Luther King Day comes quickly after the holidays and with three days off, you have time celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. We've found ways for everyone in your crew to learn more about the visionary American leader -- including...

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Hello, 2015: 6 Picks for LA Families

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 3:42 PM

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!

We've got lots...

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6 Weekend Options for Whoever Is in Your Family!

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 5:50 PM

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.

There's more more more on our website -- so come take a cruise around.

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6 Ways to Keep Up with Culture this Week

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 9:08 PM

Hanukkah festivities, a cool new film festival, a great play at The Wallis and much much more! For more of our film and exhibition reviews, as well as adventures around town, check out The Family Savvy online.

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6 Ways to Kick Off December in LA

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 8:00 PM

It's December, and despite a little rain (for which we are grateful!), Angelenos can still spend their leisure time outside. So get out there! UCLA men's soccer is one of the top teams in the nation and plays an Elite Eight game on Saturday, and CicLAvia takes to the streets...

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Wrap Up November With 6 Weekend Activities

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 12:11 AM

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.

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Weekend Options for the LA Family

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 9:14 PM

Ice skating, art classes and two thought-provoking art shows round out a busy weekend for everyone in the family. Find more inspiration for family adventure at The Family Savvy.

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November Activities for Everyone in Your Household

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 8:08 PM

A chill in the air, and a few moments before the holiday madness make for a pleasant November weekend. Here are a few ways to get out there, and explore the city. Look for more ideas on our website -- The Family Savvy -- including a terrific Samurai...

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Weekend Wishful Thinking: 6 Activities for LA

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 9:39 PM

Original, authentic crafts are all around town this weekend with the Autry's Annual Indian Marketplace and the Natural History Museum's Grandes Maestros: Great Masters of Iberoamerican Folk Art, Collection of Fomento Cultural Banamex.

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6 Tricks and Treats for LA Families

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 6:54 PM

It's Spooky-Time! We've got plenty of ideas for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos on our website -- check us out at The Family Savvy!

Here are our picks for this weekend, with a few Halloween activities including the last few days of the NHM's Spider Pavilion,...

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Closing In on Halloween! 6 LA Adventure Ideas for the Family

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 5:25 PM

With masks and performance on our minds this week, you'll find some costume inspiration in our Six Picks -- from the Hollywood Costume exhibit, to a silent mask troupe, to a silly play about a mouse. Of course, there's always more ideas at our website; please visit us at

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October Options for the Family

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 6:51 PM

From Pumpkin festivals, screen-worthy choices, a Literary Festival, a great Toyota Symphonies for Youth concert, and more! Click over to our site for more choices around LA for everyone in the family -- The Family Savvy!

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October Options: 6 Tricks for Treats for the Family this Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 10:10 PM

The JPL Open House happens just once a year, so don't miss this chance to get inside the hallowed So Cal institution. Other treats this weekend include an artisan fair downtown, a Hello Kitty convention, Gone Girl in theaters and a new play at the Wallis.

There's always more on...

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6 Options for Your First October Weekend From The Family Savvy

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 4:32 PM

It may not feel like fall, but a new season is upon us. Slip into something autumnal with our options for this weekend.

There's always more for everyone in the family at The Family Savvy.

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Monks, Family Art Encounters, Beetlejuice, and La Traviata

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 5:26 PM

We have embarked upon fall, and there's no end to your family's weekend options. Four Buddhist monks are sand-painting a mandala at the Hammer, two museums have excellent kid art drop-ins, and La Traviata wraps up at the LA Opera. Or, pretend it is still summer by watching Beetlejuice! at...

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Beat the Heat: 6 Picks for Your LA Family

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 4:08 PM

As September sizzles away, you must seek shelter from the sun. Here are some ways to soak in some cool culture instead.

And, there are always more ideas online, at The Family Savvy!

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

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 6:11 PM

September is two weeks away, so we must revel in every last summery moment. 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.


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