Winter Art Camp at LACMA

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Spend an exciting week with paint, clay, found objects and more! Campers have adventurous experiences looking at, talking about, and making art with a team of fun and creative museum educators and artists. WINTER ART CAMP Children ages 6 to 8 Four Day Workshops, 10 am–3 pm Week 1 Monday-Friday, December 22, 23, 24, & […]

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Rise of the Jack O’Lantern at Descanso Gardens

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Lighting up the night once again this October is a unique all-ages Halloween extravaganza – RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns! More than 5,000 hand-carved jack o’lanterns created by professional artists and sculptors are arranged in artful displays throughout a 1/4-mile scenic trail. The entire family-friendly stroll is a multi-sensory experience that is sure to be […]

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How to Get Your Tween to Do His Homework in 50 Easy Steps

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By: Shannon Ralph Homework is the bane of my existence. It’s not that I am necessarily anti-homework. I get it. I see the value of the concept—the otherworldly, ethereal, high level, metaphysical abstraction of it. I understand the need for homework to reinforce the tiny shreds of algebraic knowledge my son’s harried teacher is able […]

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“Moms Night Out, Kill Me Now”

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By Halina Newberry Grant I saw that, Ms. Bartender; I saw that eye-roll and smug smirk you exchanged with the waiter. And I could read your lips when you said – in reference to our table – “Mom’s Night Out” followed by a “kill me now” expression. I love your edgy mullet haircut thing and […]

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45 Big Fat Lies Parents Tell Themselves Every Day

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By: Shannon Ralph I’m a liar. I will readily admit it. I lie to my children. (“Santa only brings new toys to kids who empty the dishwasher.”) I lie to my wife. (“It was on sale.”) I lie to my doctor. (“I walk on the treadmill every day.”) I lie to my mother. (“Thanks for […]

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Dog, Cat, Mouse: Art Exhibit

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DOG CAT MOUSE August 9 – September 7 Dog, Cat, Mouse features the work of Erika Carter, Heather Mattoon, and Virginia McCracken, three artists who center their creativity around canines, felines or the more diminutive, but no less important rodent. A percentage of art sales will benefit the spcaLA, an organization that rehomes dogs, cats, […]

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