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.

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.

The Victory of Easter

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 11:00am

Join us this Easter Sunday, April 20th at 11:00 am for a unique perspective of the life and resurrection of the Master Jesus. The Divine Service will be followed at 12:15 pm with a greater analysis...

The Aetherius Society
6202 Afton Place
Hollywood 90028

323-465-9652

Paul Nugent

The Birth of Noir: James M. Cain's Southern California Nightmare

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Southern California 1931: Amongst the burgeoning urban sprawl built atop bulldozed orange groves and the bitter realization that you can’t eat the sunshine, recent emigré James M. Cain found a kernel...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Ella Fitzgerald Birthday Celebration: Cabaret Concert

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Concert: Pinkie Washington Salutes Ella and Her Fellas The Mayme Clayton Library and Museum in Culver City continues its Jazz Appreciation Month and celebrates the birthday of jazz icon, Ella...

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum
4130 Overland Ave
Culver City 90230

310 202-1647

Adrienne Crew

LAVA's 35th Sunday Salon

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 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 #8

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

THE TOUR IS CANCELLED. RICHARD HAS SCHEDULING CONFLICTS. WE WILL BE BACK NEXT MONTH IN MAY. May's Broadway On My Mind Tour. Join us next month for the latest installment of The Flaneur & The...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

Blood & Dumplings crime bus tour

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

This tour has been honored as an "Editor Pick - City Gem" by Flavorpill L.A. A criminal and gastronomical excursion into the San Gabriel Valley, Blood & Dumplings rolls through Alhambra, Temple...

Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles tour

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 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

LAVA's 36th Sunday Salon

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 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 #9

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 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

Rock & Roll Seen (encore presentation)

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Los Angeles through the Lens of Chuck Boyd 1965-1969 Photographer Chuck Boyd was embedded in the Los Angeles rock & roll scene of the 1960s. A professional photographer, he left behind a...

LA Central Library, Taper Auditorium
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213 228-7403

Amy Inouye

An Afternoon In Old Monterey Park: El Encanto history tour

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

LAVA invites you to join us for an afternoon of historic discovery at the historic and breathtaking El Encanto, perhaps the most beautiful building in the San Gabriel Valley. This is a free, drop-in...

El Encanto
700 El Mercado Ave
Monterey Park 91754

Richard Schave

Crash and Spatter

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 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

Richard Schave

Kim Cooper's "The Kept Girl" reading and book signing

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

LAVA co-founders Kim Cooper and Richard Schave invite you to join them at Vroman's Bookshop for a reading and book signing for The Kept Girl (Esotouric Ink), Kim's debut novel of 1929 Los...

Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena 91101

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Crawling Down Cahuenga: Tom Waits' L.A. bus tour

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

This is the definitive tour of Tom Waits' formative creative life in Los Angeles, and the people, places and late night pastries that shaped it.  Click here to purchase David Smay's book...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper