July 6, 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.

This week we’d like to share with you some scenes from our recent screening at the King Eddy Saloon (http://vimeo.com/45286001), and pull your sleeve to the Lit Fest @ The King Eddy, just added to our calendar (http://lavatransforms.org/kingeddylitfest1).

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

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.

Wild Wild West Side crime bus tour

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

For the first time, the true crime archeologists of Esotouric have set their sights on points west of Robertson, and the results are truly mind-boggling. Originally offered in Esotouric’s 2008-2009...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021


Kim Cooper

(Postponed) LAVA's 41st Sunday Salon

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 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

Haunts of A Dirty Old Man: Charles Bukowski's Los Angeles

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"[This tour is] a poetic journey full of rare insight into the life of a man who's come to represent the ghettoized contingency of the City of Angels.” - Tanja M. Laden, Flavorpill "Haunts of a Dirty...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021


Richard Schave

Bruckman Rare Book Friends Talk: Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on "The Kept Girl"

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Bruckman Rare Book Friends present Kim Cooper discussing and signing copies of her latest book, The Kept Girl, a 1920s mystery starring the young Raymond Chandler, his devoted secretary and the real-...

Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Public Library
630 W 5th St.
Los Angeles 90071

Kim Cooper

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 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


Kim Cooper

100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A. + Drink: Los Angeles Book Party & Art Exhibit

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Prospect Park Books will celebrate two recent publications at Future Studio Gallery: 100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A.--100 paintings by Barbara A. Thomason, inspired by Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous...

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


Amy Inouye

Don't Turn Your Back: Real L.A. Murders from the Dawn of Forensic Science

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

To purchase a ticket for this special event, click here. If you'd like to be contacted when another crime lab tour and lecture are scheduled, subscribe to LAVA's occasional Crime Lab Newsletter...

The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles 90032

213 915 8687

Donald Johnson

Bouchercon edition of Esotouric's Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles bus tour

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Looking for pre-Bouchercon activities for hard-core noir, pulp and mystery fans? You've come to the right place. This is a special edition of Esotouric's acclaimed Raymond Chandler bus tour of...

Hyatt Regency in Long Beach
200 South Pine Ave.
Long Beach 90802


Richard Schave

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 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


Kim Cooper

Richard's Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

A Special Event Esotouric bus adventure: Richard’s one-time only Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties hosted by Nathan Marsak. For Richard’s once-a-year birthday...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021


Richard Schave

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 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


Kim Cooper