January 13, 2012

LAVA – The Los Angeles Visionaries Association

”[LAVA is] a network of creative types and thinkers working to grow Los Angeles up.” – The New York Post. “LAVA gathers creative people in search of a different experience of life in Los Angeles.” – Flavorpill. “LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life.” -The Rundown

Gentle reader,

Welcome to the LAVA dispatch, an invitation to get out into the open air and explore. The real Los Angeles reveals itself slowly, and rewards the ernest seeker.

This week we’d like to pull your sleeve to some LAVA press clips. The new L.A. Weekly has a feature story on Richard Schave’s research into the confluence of literary culture and Musso & Frank, and the January 23 debut LAVA Salon at that historic restaurant. Read it online at http://blogs.laweekly.com/stylecouncil/2012/01/musso_frank_esotouric.php

And in the Los Angeles Times, an interview with arson investigator Ed Nordskog, whose upcoming March 4th crime lab workshop at Cal State LA is a very hot ticket—get yours soon! Get inside Ed’s head at the link below: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0113-holland-20120113,0,3215828,...

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

EVENT CALENDAR
Here are some brief highlights from LAVA’s calendar – visit http:// lavatransforms.org for full details and new additions. We hope you can join us for some of these Visionary-hosted events.

Pershing SquaReNew Announcement and John Parkinson walking tour

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am

The Pershing Square Restoration Society invites you to attend an announcement from Councilman Jose Huizar and the Department of Recreation and Parks about a proposed new direction for Pershing Square...

Pershing Square
532 South Olive Street
Los Angeles 90013

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Bhagavad Gita Study Class

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:00pm - 2:15pm

The Bhagavad Gita, "Song Of God," is a fundamental text in the Hindu Upanishads, and a cornerstone in the body of ancient and timeless works upon which the Theosophical Movement is built. Predicated...

United Lodge of Theosophy
245 West 33rd Street
Los Angeles 90007

213 748 7244

Richard Schave

East Side Babylon crime bus tour

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Go East, Young Crime Fiend! For years, the devoted and demented crime historians of Esotouric have been stockpiling hideous 20th century crime tales from the east side of the Los Angeles River, and...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Pasadena Confidential crime bus tour

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The Crown City masquerades as a calm and refined retreat, where well-bred ladies glide around their perfect bungalows and everyone knows what fork to use first. But don't be fooled by appearances....

street corner
1017 South Fair Oaks
South Pasadena 91105

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Femme Fatales, Hardboiled Dames and Dragon Tattoos: Examining and Expanding the Female Archetype in Noir panel

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 5:30pm - 6:15pm

WeHo Reads' A Day of Noir celebrates National Literacy Month with a panel "Femme Fatales, Hardboiled Dames and Dragon Tattoos: Examining and Expanding the Female Archetype in Noir" moderated by Paula...

West Hollywood Library and Park
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood 90069

Kim Cooper

(Postponed) LAVA's 40th Sunday Salon - LAVA Visionary of the Year Lecture

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

An important message from LAVA - September 9, 2014 Dear friends, It is with no small amount of regret that we are putting the monthly LAVA Sunday Salon and Broadway on My Mind walking tour series on...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

(Postponed) The Flâneur & The City: Broadway On My Mind walking tour #13

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

An important message from LAVA - September 9, 2014 Dear friends, It is with no small amount of regret that we are putting the monthly LAVA Sunday Salon and Broadway on My Mind walking tour series on...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

Lowriting: the Photography of Arturo Meza

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Art Meza was born and raised in Los Angeles. His photography infuses elements of his daily surroundings—his love for classic car and Lowrider culture, and pride of his Chicano upbringing—to produce...

Los Angeles Central Library (Mtg Rm A)
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213-228-7403

Amy Inouye

Lecture: Bones, death, and other fun stuff with Paul Koudounaris at the Brand Library

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

For the past decade, Dr. Paul Koudounaris has been documenting famous macabre sites and researching our cultural relationship with death, producing two books, Empire of Death and Heavenly Bodies...

Brand Library
1601 W. Mountain
Glendale 91201

Paul Koudounaris

Echo Park Book Of The Dead crime bus tour

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

New from the deranged minds of Esotouric, an historical crime bus tour meant to honor the lost souls who wander the hills and byways of the “streetcar suburbs” (Echo Park, Silver Lake, Elysian Park,...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Sisters in Crime discuss Noir Fiction

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Dark Deeds...Harboiled Anti-heroes...and REVENGE! - A panel discussion of Noir Fiction with Sisters in Crime. Featuring... CRAIG FAUSTUS BUCK (Moderator) is an L.A.-based journalist,...

Burbank Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
Burbank 91505

(818) 238-5620

Kim Cooper

The Real Black Dahlia crime bus tour

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"This bus tour... has established itself as an L.A. classic." -The Los Angeles Times The Black Dahlia murder in 1947 is the most compelling unsolved crime Los Angeles has ever known. What Jack the...

Biltmore Hotel-Olive Street Entrance
515 S Olive
Los Angeles 90013

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bungalows. Crime. Hollywood. Blondes. Vets. Smog. Death. This was Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, which resonated under deft and melancholy fits from his writer’s bow. Join us as we go down the mean...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Union Rescue Mission Walking Tour: 123 years on Skid Row

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:15pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave

Of Scrap & Steel: free rooftop screening of rare 1949 color film set on Main Street, Downtown L.A.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave