Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

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The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The Festival was an immediate success and has evolved to include live bands, poetry readings, chef demos, cultural entertainment and artists creating their work on-site. […]

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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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Working Mom Jargon 101

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By: Shannon Ralph As a working mom, I often find myself torn between two very different cultures—the corporate culture and the mommy culture. I am a participant in both, but I don’t really seem to entirely fit in with either. When I am at work, I find myself feeling out of touch with my childless […]

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ICE at Santa Monica

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Downtown Santa Monica has frozen over! On Thursday, November 6, the corner of Arizona and 5th Street lit up with DJ jams, drifting feux-snow, and winter spirit for the Grand Opening Celebration of ICE at Santa Monica. Hundreds came to christen the 8,000 sq.ft. real ice-skating rink from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, enjoying food from local […]

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NOON Year’s Eve With Kids

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By Brandy Black Once I became a parent, New Year’s Eve was never quite the same.  I have certainly tried to find special ways to show our children what ringing in the new year is all about. I’ve planned special dinners so the kids could feel grown-up. I’ve assembled slide shows of prior years’ special moments. We’ve toasted […]

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Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty at Japanese American National Museum

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The Japanese American National Museum presents Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, the first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in the United States. Organized as part of the global icon’s 40th-anniversary celebrations, the exhibition examines the colorful history of Hello Kitty and her influence on popular culture. Hello! includes an extensive product survey, […]

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December 2014 Holiday Party at PopLuck!

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Always a mix of current and future parents, this is a great way to get answers to your questions about fostering, adoption, surrogacy and co-parenting. Much of the conversation is about logistics–from agencies, attorneys, and doctors to play groups, pre-schools, and pediatricians. The payoff is when repeat visitors to this group come with their new […]

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Hanukkah Family Festival

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This year’s Hanukkah Family Festival highlights two major themes of the holiday—light and freedom (luz y libertad)—through the lens of Latin American culture. Enjoy live performances, storytelling, art making, and a host of other family-friendly activities. families of all backgrounds welcome! Please note: Advance tickets to Noah’s Ark will not be available on Sunday, December […]

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