Bach in the Subways Los Angeles

Many people in the United States are not exposed to classical music via recordings or live performances. As a result, interest in that genre of music has waned over the years and fewer young people are familiar with its rich traditions.

Post Thanksgiving Family Fun – Animated shorts from the 1940s and 1950s

During the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the Skirball Cultural Center hosts its family-friendly program called Last Weekends of the Month. This Saturday and Sunday, you and your family can enjoy screenings of animated shorts from the 1940s and 1950s, inspired by the exhibition Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950. These classic cartoons—featuring Daffy […]

North East Trees Hosts 2014 Earth Day Fest

Los Angeles abounds with organizations dedicated to improving life in the city’s many neighborhoods. One such group is North East Trees (NET), a grassroots, community-based environmental non-profit that designs and builds parks that “…provide passive recreation opportunities and serve as gateways to bike paths, pedestrian and equestrian trails.”

History, Food and Fun All Come Together at the 6th Annual L.A. Heritage Day

This weekend the L.A. Heritage Alliance and El Pueblo Historical Monument, in association with the El Pueblo Park Association (EPPA), will host the Sixth Annual L.A. Heritage Day, which promotes the history of Los Angeles and Southern California through tours, free museum access, children’s activities, presentations, food, and more. The event is made possible through […]

Explore Downtown LA’s Historic Core on Foot

The Historic Downtown Los Angeles Business Improvement District (BID) has released a mini-pamphlet titled “Walk the Historic Core,” which introduces pedestrians to many of the area’s highlights. Developed by local artists Ari Simon and Phoebe Unterman, the booklet is intended to help downtown residents and visitors alike discover the neighborhood’s restaurants, retail establishments, and galleries, […]

Grand Park’s Downtown BookFest

Book lovers throughout the greater Los Angeles area have another reason to celebrate. The Grand Park Downtown BookFest is back and will feature “…the largest coalition of Los Angeles-based authors and publishers” of any one-day event. 

The Stay Home and Read a Book Ball

Curling up with a good book on a rainy evening is something I look forward to, particularly since we don’t have many opportunities to do that these days given California’s long running drought. When I can indulge in that wonderful activity and support the Los Angeles Public Library at the same time – all the […]