June 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. “This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history.” – Marguerite Darlington

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.

A warm “thank you” goes out to everyone who VOTED FOR US in the small business grant competition. We reached the tipping point of 250 votes this week, and will now wait patiently until the fall to see if all your good will translates into a grant.

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.

Great Actresses of the Past (16mm Film Screening)

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The film Great Actresses of the Past, compiled by MOMA Film Library in 1938, offers four legendary theatre actresses of the Belle Époque in their most famous roles. To quote Arthur Symons, legendary...

Los Angeles Central Library
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213-228-7403

Amy Inouye

The Lowdown on Downtown

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

This is NOT a tour about beautiful buildings--although beautiful buildings will be all around you. This is NOT a tour about brilliant architects--although we will gaze upon their works and marvel....

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1973

Richard Schave

LAVA's 39th Sunday Salon

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

The Flâneur & The City: Broadway On My Mind walking tour #12

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

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

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

From the founding of the city through the 1940s, downtown was the true center of Los Angeles, a lively, densely populated, exciting and sometimes dangerous place. After many quiet decades, downtown...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1973

Kim Cooper

Lost & Found: The Los Angeles Photographs of Herman Schultheis

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Herman Schultheis was many things; engineer, photographer, archealogist, piano prodigy. A German immigrant who came to Los Angeles in 1937 with his New Jersey-born wife, Ethel, Herman embraced Los...

Los Angeles Central Library
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213-228-7403

Amy Inouye

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

On this guided tour through the Beverly Hills of the early 20th Century, Crime Bus passengers thrill as Jazz Age bootleggers run amok, marvel at the Krazy Kafitz family's litany of murder-suicides,...

Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park
2413 2nd Avenue
Los Angeles 90018

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Art Opening: Mystery Wreck 2 by Dan Van Clapp

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Could this be the answer to the mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart? Come check it out--it's Second Saturday Gallery Night in North East Los Angeles. ALSO AT THE GALLERY IN SEPTEMBER: CHICKEN...

Future Studio Gallery
5558 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles 90042

323-254-4565

Amy Inouye

Turn Up the Radio! Rock, Pop, and Roll in Los Angeles 1956-1972

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Turn Up the Radio! digs deep to uncover the studio musicians, background vocalists, songwriters, producers, and engineers who helped propel the Los Angeles rock and pop music scene to such a...

Los Angeles Central Library
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213-228-7403

Amy Inouye

Ernest Batchelder & The Roebling Building

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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 "...

Angel City Brewery
216 S Alameda St Los Angeles
Los Angeles 90012

(213) 622-1261

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

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

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

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

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

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

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