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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

Wrap Up November With 6 Weekend Activities

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 1:11 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 | 10:14 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 | 9:08 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 | 10:39 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 | 7:54 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 | 6:25 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 | 7:51 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 | 11:10 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 | 5:32 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 | 6:26 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 | 5:08 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 | 7:11 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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6 Ways for LA Families to Hold Onto Summer

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 5:36 PM

Stay cool with some excellent films and concerts this weekend.

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6 Ideas for Your August Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 2:36 PM

The weekend delivered for LA families -- music outside, parties in an art museum and more!

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6 Ideas for Family Fun in LA This Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 3:02 AM

Summer is half-way over so make the most of every waking hour!

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6 Get-Ready-for-Summer Family Ideas for the Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 9:50 PM

Let's Go JULY --

Romance with Romeo and Juliet, great music at the Hollywood Bowl and the Santa Monica Pier, and a fascinating lecture about what we can learn from animals.

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6 Weekend Options for Family Fun in LA

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 11:50 AM

Great performances, on screen and stage, are the highlights of this week's offerings. For more culturally-connected ideas, check out our website at The Family Savvy.

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6 Weekend Options for Family Fun in LA

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 6:47 PM

Festivities, screenings, art openings and more!

Visit us at The Family Savvy to learn more about how to program your whole family's cultural diet.

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Your Weekend Delivered: 6 Ideas for Families in LA

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 9:58 AM

From a screening of Popeye at the Hammer to a sleepover at the Skirball, with a new German Expressionism Show at LACMA and Dance Camera West in between.

For more ideas, visit us at The Family Savvy.

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

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 5:14 PM

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.

And always, more ideas can be found...

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