LAVA Literary Salon Newsletter

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November 24, 2013

Gentle reader,

We write to update you on LAVA's occasional Literary Salon series.

The series in currently on hiatus. However, for the benefit of those LAVA members who are only subscribed to this newsletter, we write to pull your sleeves to some upcoming bookish LAVA happenings that we think you will enjoy.

On December 12 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, LAVA Visionary Adrienne Crew hosts a free cocktail party and book party celebrating the great Dorothy Parker. And on December 14, Adrienne leads a bus tour of Mrs. Parker's West Hollywood. Both events are highly recommended.

We're delighted to announce the availability of the deluxe subscription edition of LAVA co-founder Kim Cooper's 1929 LA mystery novel "The Kept Girl," which stars the young Raymond Chandler on the trail of a murderous cult. Subscriptions close December 25, and all subscribers will be invited to a Subscribers Appreciation event in early 2014. Regular paperbacks and e-books will be available in February. More info: http://www.thekeptgirl.com

You might also enjoy our weekly podcast, You Can't Eat the Sunshine:
http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you're interested in supporting LAVA's creative work, please visit http://lavatransforms.org/support to learn how you can help. For more frequent updates, sign up for the weekly LAVA Flows email newsletter.

yrs,
Kim & Richard
LAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association
http://www.lavatransforms.org
http://www.facebook.com/lavatransforms
http://twitter.com/lavatransforms
http://www.youtube.com/esotouric (Sunday Salon videos)

South L.A. Road Trip: Hot Rods, Adobes, Googie & Early Modernism

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:30am - 3:30pm

This provocative Esotouric bus adventure begins downtown and works its way south through Vernon, Bell Gardens, Santa Fe Springs and Downey, and through the past two centuries, exploring off-the-...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 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

Boyle Heights & The San Gabriel Valley: The Hidden Histories of L.A.'s Melting Pot

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

  Press clips: Los Angeles Times feature article on this tour. * * * On the east side the Los Angeles River, some of the most fascinating Southern California stories are waiting...

The Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Charles Bukowski's Birthday Open Mic Celebration

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Happy Birthday Charles Bukowski! Please join us for a Poetry Party and Buk's Open Mic! Gatsby Books is a literary hub in Northeast Long Beach.  Owner Sean Moor invites you to come and visit....

Gatbsy Books
5535 East Spring Street
Long Beach 90808

Joan Jobe Smith

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

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

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

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

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

September 16, 2013

Gentle reader,

We write to update you on LAVA's occasional Literary Salon series.

The sixth LAVA Literary Salon celebrating the great Los Angeles poet, novelist and screenwriter Charles Bukowski will take place on Saturday, October 26, at the Los Angeles Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles.

We are delighted to announce that the acclaimed Charles Smith Winery will be providing a free glass of wine to all Salon attendees. Although Bukowski is often thought of as a tippler of low-priced beers, when finances permitted he enjoyed  fine wine--particularly German ones. At the Salon, you can chose from Charles Smith Winery's Kung Fu Girl Riesling, very much to Buk's taste, Eve Chardonnay or Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon.

We hope you can join us for this special evening of fascinating speakers, fine food and good company. The cost is just $47 per ticket. Reservations for this Salon are now being accepted, and more info is at the link below:
 
http://lavatransforms.org/lavasalonhank

We hope to see you at the Salon on October 26, but you're most welcome to check out LAVA's other interesting events, which are briefly excerpted below.

You might also enjoy our weekly podcast, You Can't Eat the Sunshine:
http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you're interested in supporting LAVA's creative work, please visit http://lavatransforms.org/support to learn how you can help. For more frequent updates, sign up for the weekly LAVA Flows email newsletter.

yrs,
Kim & Richard
LAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association
http://www.lavatransforms.org
http://www.facebook.com/lavatransforms
http://twitter.com/lavatransforms
http://www.youtube.com/esotouric (Sunday Salon videos)

South L.A. Road Trip: Hot Rods, Adobes, Googie & Early Modernism

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:30am - 3:30pm

This provocative Esotouric bus adventure begins downtown and works its way south through Vernon, Bell Gardens, Santa Fe Springs and Downey, and through the past two centuries, exploring off-the-...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 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

Boyle Heights & The San Gabriel Valley: The Hidden Histories of L.A.'s Melting Pot

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

  Press clips: Los Angeles Times feature article on this tour. * * * On the east side the Los Angeles River, some of the most fascinating Southern California stories are waiting...

The Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Charles Bukowski's Birthday Open Mic Celebration

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Happy Birthday Charles Bukowski! Please join us for a Poetry Party and Buk's Open Mic! Gatsby Books is a literary hub in Northeast Long Beach.  Owner Sean Moor invites you to come and visit....

Gatbsy Books
5535 East Spring Street
Long Beach 90808

Joan Jobe Smith

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

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

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

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

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

August 20, 2013

Gentle reader,

We write to update you on LAVA's occasional Literary Salon series.

The sixth LAVA Literary Salon celebrating the great Los Angeles poet, novelist and screenwriter Charles Bukowski will take place on Saturday, October 26, at the Los Angeles Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles.

Just added to the program is Thomas Hyry, the Director of UCLA Library Special Collections, who will share material from the John Fante Papers that illuminate Bukowski's relationship with the older writer he called "my God."

We hope you can join us for this special evening of fascinating speakers, fine food and good company. Reservations for this Salon are now being accepted, and more info is at the link below:
 
http://lavatransforms.org/lavasalonhank

We hope to see you at the Salon on October 26, but you're most welcome to check out LAVA's other interesting events, which are briefly excerpted below.

You might also enjoy our weekly podcast, You Can't Eat the Sunshine:
http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you're interested in supporting LAVA's creative work, please visit http://lavatransforms.org/support to learn how you can help. For more frequent updates, sign up for the weekly LAVA Flows email newsletter.

yrs,
Kim & Richard
LAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association
http://www.lavatransforms.org
http://www.facebook.com/lavatransforms
http://twitter.com/lavatransforms
http://www.youtube.com/esotouric (Sunday Salon videos)

South L.A. Road Trip: Hot Rods, Adobes, Googie & Early Modernism

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:30am - 3:30pm

This provocative Esotouric bus adventure begins downtown and works its way south through Vernon, Bell Gardens, Santa Fe Springs and Downey, and through the past two centuries, exploring off-the-...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 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

Boyle Heights & The San Gabriel Valley: The Hidden Histories of L.A.'s Melting Pot

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

  Press clips: Los Angeles Times feature article on this tour. * * * On the east side the Los Angeles River, some of the most fascinating Southern California stories are waiting...

The Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Charles Bukowski's Birthday Open Mic Celebration

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Happy Birthday Charles Bukowski! Please join us for a Poetry Party and Buk's Open Mic! Gatsby Books is a literary hub in Northeast Long Beach.  Owner Sean Moor invites you to come and visit....

Gatbsy Books
5535 East Spring Street
Long Beach 90808

Joan Jobe Smith

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

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

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

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

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

July 26, 2013

Gentle reader,

We write to update you on LAVA's occasional literary Salon series.

We are delighted to announce that the sixth LAVA Literary Salon celebrating the great Los Angeles poet, novelist and screenwriter Charles Bukowski will take place on Saturday, October 26, at the Los Angeles Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles.

It has always been our desire to make these bookish suppers accessible to the wider LAVA audience, and we know that the $100 ticket price has been too dear for a number of our friends. But it was never possible, until now, to charge less for the Salon.

Happily, with the October Bukowski Salon, we are able to offer the Salon package, including presentations and a delicious mid-century buffet meal, for $47 a person.

So save the date, and bring a date, for what promises to be a lively and congenial evening featuring our special guests, novelist Dan Fante, poet Suzanne Lummis and editor Melanie Villines for a celebration of Bukowski's life and work in Los Angeles, and his abiding influence on American letters.

Reservations for this Salon are now being accepted, and more info is at the link below:
 
http://lavatransforms.org/lavasalonhank

We hope to see you at the Salon on October 26, but you're most welcome to check out LAVA's other interesting events, which are briefly excerpted below.

You might also enjoy our weekly podcast, You Can't Eat the Sunshine:
http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine

Please visit the LAVA website, Twitter or Facebook page (links below), or sign up for the main LAVA Flows email newsletter at the LAVA site for regular updates on events other than the occasional Literary Salon series.
 
yrs,
Kim & Richard
LAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association
http://www.lavatransforms.org
https://www.facebook.com/lavatransforms
https://twitter.com/lavatransforms

South L.A. Road Trip: Hot Rods, Adobes, Googie & Early Modernism

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:30am - 3:30pm

This provocative Esotouric bus adventure begins downtown and works its way south through Vernon, Bell Gardens, Santa Fe Springs and Downey, and through the past two centuries, exploring off-the-...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 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

Boyle Heights & The San Gabriel Valley: The Hidden Histories of L.A.'s Melting Pot

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

  Press clips: Los Angeles Times feature article on this tour. * * * On the east side the Los Angeles River, some of the most fascinating Southern California stories are waiting...

The Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Charles Bukowski's Birthday Open Mic Celebration

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Happy Birthday Charles Bukowski! Please join us for a Poetry Party and Buk's Open Mic! Gatsby Books is a literary hub in Northeast Long Beach.  Owner Sean Moor invites you to come and visit....

Gatbsy Books
5535 East Spring Street
Long Beach 90808

Joan Jobe Smith

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

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

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

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

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

April 20, 2013 - Countdown to A Dashiell Hammett Evening

Gentle reader,

We write to update you on LAVA's occasional Literary Salon series, and the next event, A Dashiell Hammett Evening, next Saturday, April 27.

Tickets to the Salon are $100, which includes buffet dinner, the presentations, and complimentary parking. There will be a cash bar. More info is at the link below:

http://lavatransforms.org/lavasalonhammett

If you are planning to join us for the April 27 Salon, we ask that you kindly RSVP, as the kitchen needs to know how many people to expect. We are happy to hold your seat pending payment. We can accept checks or Paypal payment in advance, and--this just added--we will be able to charge your credit card at the door, should you need to decide at the last minute to attend.

Last week, Dashiell Hammett and the LAVA Literary Salon were featured in a half hour slot on KFWB radio with Ron Kilgore. If you missed the interview with Julie Rivett and Richard Schave, you can tune in on your computer when you click below: http://kfwbam.com/2013/04/12/l-a-literary-salon-celebrates-dashiell-hamm...

We're pleased to inform you that Julie Rivett and Richard Layman, the evening's presenters, will have copies of their books "Return of the Thin Man" and "Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett: 1921-1961" available for purchase and signing. The cost is $25 each or both for $40, while supplies last.

The Long Beach Shakespeare Company will be in attendance presenting classic Hammett scenes and providing incomparable atmosphere. The stellar cast includes John LeMay as Nick Charles, Stephanie Torronez as Nora Charles and the Russian Princess, Mike Austin as the Continental Op, Jesse Seann Atkinson as Sam Spade and Natalie Maclachlan as the incorrigible Brigid O'Shaughnessy.

Howard Prouty, previously announced to be giving one of the talks in his popular series on great Los Angeles bookstores, has taken a raincheck. Look for more from Howard at a future Salon, and meanwhile, check out his eclectic and informative book sales catalog at http://www.readinkbooks.com/

THE BUFFET MENU -- SALADS: Nicoise salad / Waldorf salad / Mixed greens / Assorted dressings and condiments… ENTREES: Carving station with Baron of Beef Au Jus and horseradish cream / Parmesan-crusted Golden Tilapia / Chicken Tetrazzini… SIDES: Potato au Gratin / Grilled Vegetables/ Rice Pilaf / Steamed Asparagus.

We hope to see you at the Salon on April 27, but you're most welcome to check out LAVA's other interesting events, which are briefly excerpted below.

Please visit the LAVA website, Twitter or Facebook page (links below), or sign up for the main LAVA Flows email newsletter at the LAVA site for regular updates on events other than the occasional Literary Salon series.
 
yrs,
Kim & Richard
LAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association
http://www.lavatransforms.org
https://www.facebook.com/lavatransforms
https://twitter.com/lavatransforms

South L.A. Road Trip: Hot Rods, Adobes, Googie & Early Modernism

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:30am - 3:30pm

This provocative Esotouric bus adventure begins downtown and works its way south through Vernon, Bell Gardens, Santa Fe Springs and Downey, and through the past two centuries, exploring off-the-...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 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

Boyle Heights & The San Gabriel Valley: The Hidden Histories of L.A.'s Melting Pot

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

  Press clips: Los Angeles Times feature article on this tour. * * * On the east side the Los Angeles River, some of the most fascinating Southern California stories are waiting...

The Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Charles Bukowski's Birthday Open Mic Celebration

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Happy Birthday Charles Bukowski! Please join us for a Poetry Party and Buk's Open Mic! Gatsby Books is a literary hub in Northeast Long Beach.  Owner Sean Moor invites you to come and visit....

Gatbsy Books
5535 East Spring Street
Long Beach 90808

Joan Jobe Smith

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

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

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

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

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

March 13, 2013

Gentle reader,

We write to update you on LAVA's occasional literary Salon series, and to ask, if you are planning to join us for the April 27 Salon celebrating Dashiell Hammett, that you kindly RSVP, as we'd love to know how many people to expect. We are happy to hold your seat pending receipt of a check or Paypal payment closer to the event date.

We are delighted to announce that we've finalized a the menu for the April 27 LAVA Literary Salon. Boris Chernyak, Executive Chef of the Los Angeles Athletic Club, is creating a special Salon menu inspired by the gourmet fare that was popular in high-end American restaurants circa 1950 and would have been enjoyed by the authors we celebrate.

**THE MENU**

SALADS: Nicoise salad / Waldorf salad / Mixed greens / Assorted dressings and condiments… ENTREES: Carving station with Baron of Beef Au Jus and horseradish cream / Parmesan-crusted Golden Tilapia / Chicken Tetrazzini… SIDES: Potato au Gratin / Grilled Vegetables/ Rice Pilaf / Steamed Asparagus.

We know that you will enjoy these traditional Continental dishes, and that they will help transport us all into the spirit of Hammett's day.

Also newly added to the Salon program are members of the Long Beach Shakespeare Company, who will present scenes featuring the legendary Hammett characters The Continental Op, The Femme Fatale and Nick and Nora Charles.  

Tickets to the Salon are $100, which includes buffet dinner, the presentations, and complimentary parking. There will be a cash bar. Reservations for this Salon are now being accepted, and more info is at the link below:

http://lavatransforms.org/lavasalonhammett

We hope to see you at the Salon on April 27, but you're most welcome to check out LAVA's other interesting events, which are briefly excerpted below.

You might also enjoy our weekly podcast, You Can't Eat the Sunshine:
http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine

Please visit the LAVA website, Twitter or Facebook page (links below), or sign up for the main LAVA Flows email newsletter at the LAVA site for regular updates on events other than the occasional Literary Salon series.
 
yrs,
Kim & Richard
LAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association
http://www.lavatransforms.org
https://www.facebook.com/lavatransforms
https://twitter.com/lavatransforms

South L.A. Road Trip: Hot Rods, Adobes, Googie & Early Modernism

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:30am - 3:30pm

This provocative Esotouric bus adventure begins downtown and works its way south through Vernon, Bell Gardens, Santa Fe Springs and Downey, and through the past two centuries, exploring off-the-...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 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

Boyle Heights & The San Gabriel Valley: The Hidden Histories of L.A.'s Melting Pot

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

  Press clips: Los Angeles Times feature article on this tour. * * * On the east side the Los Angeles River, some of the most fascinating Southern California stories are waiting...

The Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Charles Bukowski's Birthday Open Mic Celebration

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Happy Birthday Charles Bukowski! Please join us for a Poetry Party and Buk's Open Mic! Gatsby Books is a literary hub in Northeast Long Beach.  Owner Sean Moor invites you to come and visit....

Gatbsy Books
5535 East Spring Street
Long Beach 90808

Joan Jobe Smith

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

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

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

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

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

February 25, 2013

Gentle reader,

We write to update you on LAVA's occasional literary Salon series.

Please pardon the delay since last we were in touch. After a wonderful October Salon celebrating the great hobo novelist and journalist Jim Tully, we took a short break to reconfigure the Salon format, so we can continue to bring you the most interesting presenters in a space that speaks to the history and culture of Los Angeles literature.

We are delighted to announce that the fifth LAVA Literary Salon celebrating the great noir novelist and screenwriter Dashiell Hammett will take place on Saturday, April 27, at the Los Angeles Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles.

Join Hammett scholar and granddaughter Julie M. Rivett as she explores her grandfather’s controversial political life, his relationship with Lillian Hellman, and the decades of consequent troubles that have tangled Hammett’s estate. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear an insider’s perspective on an important and too often misunderstood literary legacy. Once again, Howard Prouty will be on hand to share fascinating stories of old Los Angeles booksellers. Julie Rivett and Hammett biographer Richard Layman will close the evening with discussion and a question-and-answer session. 

Tickets to the Salon are $100, which includes hearty appetizer selections, the presentations, and complimentary parking. There will be a cash bar.

Reservations for this Salon are now being accepted, and more info is at the link below:

http://lavatransforms.org/lavasalonhammett

We hope to see you at the Salon on April 27, but you're most welcome to check out LAVA's other interesting events, which are briefly excerpted below.

You might also enjoy our weekly podcast, You Can't Eat the Sunshine:
http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine

Please visit the LAVA website, Twitter or Facebook page (links below), or sign up for the main LAVA Flows email newsletter at the LAVA site for regular updates on events other than the occasional Literary Salon series.
 
yrs,
Kim & Richard
LAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association
http://www.lavatransforms.org
https://www.facebook.com/lavatransforms
https://twitter.com/lavatransforms

South L.A. Road Trip: Hot Rods, Adobes, Googie & Early Modernism

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:30am - 3:30pm

This provocative Esotouric bus adventure begins downtown and works its way south through Vernon, Bell Gardens, Santa Fe Springs and Downey, and through the past two centuries, exploring off-the-...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 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

Boyle Heights & The San Gabriel Valley: The Hidden Histories of L.A.'s Melting Pot

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

  Press clips: Los Angeles Times feature article on this tour. * * * On the east side the Los Angeles River, some of the most fascinating Southern California stories are waiting...

The Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Charles Bukowski's Birthday Open Mic Celebration

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Happy Birthday Charles Bukowski! Please join us for a Poetry Party and Buk's Open Mic! Gatsby Books is a literary hub in Northeast Long Beach.  Owner Sean Moor invites you to come and visit....

Gatbsy Books
5535 East Spring Street
Long Beach 90808

Joan Jobe Smith

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

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

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

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

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

October 10, 2012

Gentle reader,

We write to update you on LAVA’s quarterly Salon series at Musso & Frank.

Due to slow ticket sales, Musso & Frank is not able to host the October 15 Salon on the hard-boiled novelist, journalist and screenwriter Jim Tully. We do very much appreciate those of you to made your reservations over the weekend, and sent words of support.

Since we have curated a wonderful program as the culmination of the week-long Tullyfest, we will be moving the LAVA Salon just across the street to the historic Larry Edmunds Bookshop. This more informal Salon program will be free of charge, and will include complementary light snacks and beverages. Attendees are encouraged to purchase a copy of Jim Tully’s biography and have it signed by the authors, Mark Dawidziak and Paul Bauer. As previously scheduled, the Salon will happen on Monday, October 15, from 6:30pm-9pm.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and do hope you’ll be able to join us across the street for this informal LAVA Salon. Seating is very limited, and advance reservations required. Reservations will open up this evening at the link below, and each attendee must reserve their own seat (no “plus ones”):

http://lavatransforms.org/tullysalon2012

As a reminder, we have teamed with the American Cinematheque and UCLA Library Special Collections to present a Tully-themed screening (October 10) and lecture (October 11). And there is a free LAVA walking tour (October 14). For more info on the Tullyfest programs, visit http://explosivepr.com/tullyfest

We hope to see you at the Salon on October 15, but you’re most welcome to check out LAVA’s other interesting events, which are briefly excerpted below.

Please visit the LAVA website, Twitter or Facebook page (links below), or sign up for the main LAVA Flows email newsletter at the LAVA site for regular updates on events other than the Salon at Musso & Frank.

yrs,

Kim & Richard


LAVA – The Los Angeles Visionaries Association

http://www.lavatransforms.org

https://www.facebook.com/lavatransforms

https://twitter.com/lavatransforms

South L.A. Road Trip: Hot Rods, Adobes, Googie & Early Modernism

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:30am - 3:30pm

This provocative Esotouric bus adventure begins downtown and works its way south through Vernon, Bell Gardens, Santa Fe Springs and Downey, and through the past two centuries, exploring off-the-...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 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

Boyle Heights & The San Gabriel Valley: The Hidden Histories of L.A.'s Melting Pot

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

  Press clips: Los Angeles Times feature article on this tour. * * * On the east side the Los Angeles River, some of the most fascinating Southern California stories are waiting...

The Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Charles Bukowski's Birthday Open Mic Celebration

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Happy Birthday Charles Bukowski! Please join us for a Poetry Party and Buk's Open Mic! Gatsby Books is a literary hub in Northeast Long Beach.  Owner Sean Moor invites you to come and visit....

Gatbsy Books
5535 East Spring Street
Long Beach 90808

Joan Jobe Smith

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

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

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

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

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

October 6, 2012 - Tully Salon needs your booking, before it's too late!

Gentle reader,

We write to update you on LAVA’s quarterly Salon series at Musso & Frank.

Have you been waiting to reserve your tickets to the October 15 Salon on the hard-boiled novelist, journalist and screenwriter Jim Tully? Reservations have been slower than we expected, and the restaurant will not be able to host the dinner if more reservations are not made by Monday morning!

If you are planning to attend, please email us with the number of people in your party (we are keeping a list), then contact Musso & Frank by email to make your reservation, through their contact link: http://mussoandfrank.com/contact

The October 15 Salon is slated to be the final gala event in a weeklong series of film screenings, lectures and walking tours.

For full details on the various Tullyfest happenings, visit the link below:

http://explosivepr.com/tullyfest

ABOUT THE SALON: Our fourth Salon, JIM TULLY: A HOBO IN HOLLYWOOD, featuring a presentation from Tully’s biographers Mark Dawidziak and Paul Bauer, is scheduled for Monday, October 15. We hope you can join us for an evening celebrating an extraordinary American character, who rode the rails out from Ohio to find himself at Charlie Chaplin’s table at Musso’s, writing it all down as Hollywood grew up around them.

More info about this event is at the link below:
http://lavatransforms.org/mussosalon4

We hope to see you at the Salon on October 15, but you’re most welcome to check out LAVA’s other interesting events, which are briefly excerpted below.

Please visit the LAVA website, Twitter or Facebook page (links below), or sign up for the main LAVA Flows email newsletter at the LAVA site for regular updates on events other than the Salon at Musso & Frank.

yrs,

Kim & Richard


LAVA – The Los Angeles Visionaries Association

http://www.lavatransforms.org

https://www.facebook.com/lavatransforms

https://twitter.com/lavatransforms

South L.A. Road Trip: Hot Rods, Adobes, Googie & Early Modernism

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:30am - 3:30pm

This provocative Esotouric bus adventure begins downtown and works its way south through Vernon, Bell Gardens, Santa Fe Springs and Downey, and through the past two centuries, exploring off-the-...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 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

Boyle Heights & The San Gabriel Valley: The Hidden Histories of L.A.'s Melting Pot

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

  Press clips: Los Angeles Times feature article on this tour. * * * On the east side the Los Angeles River, some of the most fascinating Southern California stories are waiting...

The Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Charles Bukowski's Birthday Open Mic Celebration

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Happy Birthday Charles Bukowski! Please join us for a Poetry Party and Buk's Open Mic! Gatsby Books is a literary hub in Northeast Long Beach.  Owner Sean Moor invites you to come and visit....

Gatbsy Books
5535 East Spring Street
Long Beach 90808

Joan Jobe Smith

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

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

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

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

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

September 10, 2012

Gentle reader,

We write to update you on LAVA’s quarterly Salon series at Musso & Frank.

Here are some scenes from the second LAVA Salon at Musso & Frank (Raymond Chandler’s Underworld with John Buntin):

http://lavatransforms.org/mussosalonvideo2

The next Salon will focus on a fascinating, once-famous and now-obscure L.A. writer who we feel is ripe for a revival: the novelist, journalist and screenwriter Jim Tully.

The Salon will be the final gala event in a weeklong series of film screenings, lectures and walking tours.

For full details on the various Tullyfest happenings, visit the link below:

http://explosivepr.com/tullyfest

Our fourth Salon, JIM TULLY: A HOBO IN HOLLYWOOD, featuring a presentation from Tully’s biographers Mark Dawidziak and Paul Bauer, will be held on Monday, October 15. We hope you can join us for an evening celebrating an extraordinary American character, who rode the rails out from Ohio to find himself at Charlie Chaplin’s table at Musso’s, writing it all down as Hollywood grew up around them.

Reservations for the October Salon are now being accepted at the restaurant, and more info is at the link below:
http://lavatransforms.org/mussosalon4

We hope to see you at the Salon on October 15, but you’re most welcome to check out LAVA’s other interesting events, which are briefly excerpted below.

Please visit the LAVA website, Twitter or Facebook page (links below), or sign up for the main LAVA Flows email newsletter at the LAVA site for regular updates on events other than the Salon at Musso & Frank.

yrs,

Kim & Richard


LAVA – The Los Angeles Visionaries Association

http://www.lavatransforms.org

https://www.facebook.com/lavatransforms

https://twitter.com/lavatransforms

South L.A. Road Trip: Hot Rods, Adobes, Googie & Early Modernism

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:30am - 3:30pm

This provocative Esotouric bus adventure begins downtown and works its way south through Vernon, Bell Gardens, Santa Fe Springs and Downey, and through the past two centuries, exploring off-the-...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 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

Boyle Heights & The San Gabriel Valley: The Hidden Histories of L.A.'s Melting Pot

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

  Press clips: Los Angeles Times feature article on this tour. * * * On the east side the Los Angeles River, some of the most fascinating Southern California stories are waiting...

The Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Charles Bukowski's Birthday Open Mic Celebration

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Happy Birthday Charles Bukowski! Please join us for a Poetry Party and Buk's Open Mic! Gatsby Books is a literary hub in Northeast Long Beach.  Owner Sean Moor invites you to come and visit....

Gatbsy Books
5535 East Spring Street
Long Beach 90808

Joan Jobe Smith

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

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

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

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

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