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.

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

Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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.

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

Future Studio Gallery

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event Description:

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 Views of Edo. Barbara has painted scenes that only locals might know--beautiful images and a great test for LA nerds.

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 12:00pm

Event Description:

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, attempted husband slayings, Byzantine estate battles and mad bombings, visit the shortest street in Los Angeles (15' long Powers Place, with its magnificent views of the mansions of Alvarado Terrace), discover which fabulous mansion was once transformed into a functioning whiskey factory using every room in the house, and stroll the haunted paths of Rosedale Cemetery, site of notable burials (May

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Daily Dose

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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 is making an incredible return. But while many of the historic buildings remain, their human context has been lost. Esotouric's downtown double feature tour is meant to bring alive the old ghosts and memories that cling to the streets and structures of the historic core, and is especially recommended for downtown residents curious about their neighborhood's neglected history.

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

Daily Dose

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Event Description:

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 bus adventure, we invite you to climb aboard for a 7-hour excursion exploring some of the greatest buildings in the Southland that you’ve never seen—unless you go to a lot of funerals.

Lunch is included in the ticket price.

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

SW corner of Fair Oaks & Arlington

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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. Dip into the confidential files of old Pasadena and meet assassins and oddballs, kidnappers and slashers, Satanists and all manner of maniac in a delightful little tour you WON'T find recommended by the better class of people!

Eastside Babylon crime bus tour

The Daily Dose

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

Go East, Young Crime Fiend!

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.

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

Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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.

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

Future Studio Gallery

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event Description:

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 Views of Edo. Barbara has painted scenes that only locals might know--beautiful images and a great test for LA nerds.

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 12:00pm

Event Description:

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, attempted husband slayings, Byzantine estate battles and mad bombings, visit the shortest street in Los Angeles (15' long Powers Place, with its magnificent views of the mansions of Alvarado Terrace), discover which fabulous mansion was once transformed into a functioning whiskey factory using every room in the house, and stroll the haunted paths of Rosedale Cemetery, site of notable burials (May

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Daily Dose

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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 is making an incredible return. But while many of the historic buildings remain, their human context has been lost. Esotouric's downtown double feature tour is meant to bring alive the old ghosts and memories that cling to the streets and structures of the historic core, and is especially recommended for downtown residents curious about their neighborhood's neglected history.

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

Daily Dose

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Event Description:

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 bus adventure, we invite you to climb aboard for a 7-hour excursion exploring some of the greatest buildings in the Southland that you’ve never seen—unless you go to a lot of funerals.

Lunch is included in the ticket price.

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

SW corner of Fair Oaks & Arlington

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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. Dip into the confidential files of old Pasadena and meet assassins and oddballs, kidnappers and slashers, Satanists and all manner of maniac in a delightful little tour you WON'T find recommended by the better class of people!

Eastside Babylon crime bus tour

The Daily Dose

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

Go East, Young Crime Fiend!

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."

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

Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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.

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

Future Studio Gallery

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event Description:

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 Views of Edo. Barbara has painted scenes that only locals might know--beautiful images and a great test for LA nerds.

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 12:00pm

Event Description:

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, attempted husband slayings, Byzantine estate battles and mad bombings, visit the shortest street in Los Angeles (15' long Powers Place, with its magnificent views of the mansions of Alvarado Terrace), discover which fabulous mansion was once transformed into a functioning whiskey factory using every room in the house, and stroll the haunted paths of Rosedale Cemetery, site of notable burials (May

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Daily Dose

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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 is making an incredible return. But while many of the historic buildings remain, their human context has been lost. Esotouric's downtown double feature tour is meant to bring alive the old ghosts and memories that cling to the streets and structures of the historic core, and is especially recommended for downtown residents curious about their neighborhood's neglected history.

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

Daily Dose

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Event Description:

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 bus adventure, we invite you to climb aboard for a 7-hour excursion exploring some of the greatest buildings in the Southland that you’ve never seen—unless you go to a lot of funerals.

Lunch is included in the ticket price.

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

SW corner of Fair Oaks & Arlington

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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. Dip into the confidential files of old Pasadena and meet assassins and oddballs, kidnappers and slashers, Satanists and all manner of maniac in a delightful little tour you WON'T find recommended by the better class of people!

Eastside Babylon crime bus tour

The Daily Dose

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

Go East, Young Crime Fiend!

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.

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

Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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.

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

Future Studio Gallery

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event Description:

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 Views of Edo. Barbara has painted scenes that only locals might know--beautiful images and a great test for LA nerds.

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 12:00pm

Event Description:

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, attempted husband slayings, Byzantine estate battles and mad bombings, visit the shortest street in Los Angeles (15' long Powers Place, with its magnificent views of the mansions of Alvarado Terrace), discover which fabulous mansion was once transformed into a functioning whiskey factory using every room in the house, and stroll the haunted paths of Rosedale Cemetery, site of notable burials (May

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Daily Dose

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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 is making an incredible return. But while many of the historic buildings remain, their human context has been lost. Esotouric's downtown double feature tour is meant to bring alive the old ghosts and memories that cling to the streets and structures of the historic core, and is especially recommended for downtown residents curious about their neighborhood's neglected history.

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

Daily Dose

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Event Description:

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 bus adventure, we invite you to climb aboard for a 7-hour excursion exploring some of the greatest buildings in the Southland that you’ve never seen—unless you go to a lot of funerals.

Lunch is included in the ticket price.

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

SW corner of Fair Oaks & Arlington

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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. Dip into the confidential files of old Pasadena and meet assassins and oddballs, kidnappers and slashers, Satanists and all manner of maniac in a delightful little tour you WON'T find recommended by the better class of people!

Eastside Babylon crime bus tour

The Daily Dose

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

Go East, Young Crime Fiend!

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

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

Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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.

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

Future Studio Gallery

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event Description:

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 Views of Edo. Barbara has painted scenes that only locals might know--beautiful images and a great test for LA nerds.

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 12:00pm

Event Description:

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, attempted husband slayings, Byzantine estate battles and mad bombings, visit the shortest street in Los Angeles (15' long Powers Place, with its magnificent views of the mansions of Alvarado Terrace), discover which fabulous mansion was once transformed into a functioning whiskey factory using every room in the house, and stroll the haunted paths of Rosedale Cemetery, site of notable burials (May

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Daily Dose

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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 is making an incredible return. But while many of the historic buildings remain, their human context has been lost. Esotouric's downtown double feature tour is meant to bring alive the old ghosts and memories that cling to the streets and structures of the historic core, and is especially recommended for downtown residents curious about their neighborhood's neglected history.

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

Daily Dose

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Event Description:

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 bus adventure, we invite you to climb aboard for a 7-hour excursion exploring some of the greatest buildings in the Southland that you’ve never seen—unless you go to a lot of funerals.

Lunch is included in the ticket price.

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

SW corner of Fair Oaks & Arlington

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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. Dip into the confidential files of old Pasadena and meet assassins and oddballs, kidnappers and slashers, Satanists and all manner of maniac in a delightful little tour you WON'T find recommended by the better class of people!

Eastside Babylon crime bus tour

The Daily Dose

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

Go East, Young Crime Fiend!

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.

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

Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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.

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

Future Studio Gallery

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event Description:

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 Views of Edo. Barbara has painted scenes that only locals might know--beautiful images and a great test for LA nerds.

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 12:00pm

Event Description:

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, attempted husband slayings, Byzantine estate battles and mad bombings, visit the shortest street in Los Angeles (15' long Powers Place, with its magnificent views of the mansions of Alvarado Terrace), discover which fabulous mansion was once transformed into a functioning whiskey factory using every room in the house, and stroll the haunted paths of Rosedale Cemetery, site of notable burials (May

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Daily Dose

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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 is making an incredible return. But while many of the historic buildings remain, their human context has been lost. Esotouric's downtown double feature tour is meant to bring alive the old ghosts and memories that cling to the streets and structures of the historic core, and is especially recommended for downtown residents curious about their neighborhood's neglected history.

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

Daily Dose

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Event Description:

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 bus adventure, we invite you to climb aboard for a 7-hour excursion exploring some of the greatest buildings in the Southland that you’ve never seen—unless you go to a lot of funerals.

Lunch is included in the ticket price.

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

SW corner of Fair Oaks & Arlington

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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. Dip into the confidential files of old Pasadena and meet assassins and oddballs, kidnappers and slashers, Satanists and all manner of maniac in a delightful little tour you WON'T find recommended by the better class of people!

Eastside Babylon crime bus tour

The Daily Dose

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

Go East, Young Crime Fiend!

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.

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

Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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.

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

Future Studio Gallery

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event Description:

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 Views of Edo. Barbara has painted scenes that only locals might know--beautiful images and a great test for LA nerds.

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 12:00pm

Event Description:

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, attempted husband slayings, Byzantine estate battles and mad bombings, visit the shortest street in Los Angeles (15' long Powers Place, with its magnificent views of the mansions of Alvarado Terrace), discover which fabulous mansion was once transformed into a functioning whiskey factory using every room in the house, and stroll the haunted paths of Rosedale Cemetery, site of notable burials (May

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Daily Dose

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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 is making an incredible return. But while many of the historic buildings remain, their human context has been lost. Esotouric's downtown double feature tour is meant to bring alive the old ghosts and memories that cling to the streets and structures of the historic core, and is especially recommended for downtown residents curious about their neighborhood's neglected history.

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

Daily Dose

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Event Description:

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 bus adventure, we invite you to climb aboard for a 7-hour excursion exploring some of the greatest buildings in the Southland that you’ve never seen—unless you go to a lot of funerals.

Lunch is included in the ticket price.

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

SW corner of Fair Oaks & Arlington

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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. Dip into the confidential files of old Pasadena and meet assassins and oddballs, kidnappers and slashers, Satanists and all manner of maniac in a delightful little tour you WON'T find recommended by the better class of people!

Eastside Babylon crime bus tour

The Daily Dose

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

Go East, Young Crime Fiend!

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.

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

Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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.

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

Future Studio Gallery

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event Description:

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 Views of Edo. Barbara has painted scenes that only locals might know--beautiful images and a great test for LA nerds.

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 12:00pm

Event Description:

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, attempted husband slayings, Byzantine estate battles and mad bombings, visit the shortest street in Los Angeles (15' long Powers Place, with its magnificent views of the mansions of Alvarado Terrace), discover which fabulous mansion was once transformed into a functioning whiskey factory using every room in the house, and stroll the haunted paths of Rosedale Cemetery, site of notable burials (May

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Daily Dose

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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 is making an incredible return. But while many of the historic buildings remain, their human context has been lost. Esotouric's downtown double feature tour is meant to bring alive the old ghosts and memories that cling to the streets and structures of the historic core, and is especially recommended for downtown residents curious about their neighborhood's neglected history.

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

Daily Dose

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Event Description:

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 bus adventure, we invite you to climb aboard for a 7-hour excursion exploring some of the greatest buildings in the Southland that you’ve never seen—unless you go to a lot of funerals.

Lunch is included in the ticket price.

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

SW corner of Fair Oaks & Arlington

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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. Dip into the confidential files of old Pasadena and meet assassins and oddballs, kidnappers and slashers, Satanists and all manner of maniac in a delightful little tour you WON'T find recommended by the better class of people!

Eastside Babylon crime bus tour

The Daily Dose

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

Go East, Young Crime Fiend!

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!

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

Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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.

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

Future Studio Gallery

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event Description:

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 Views of Edo. Barbara has painted scenes that only locals might know--beautiful images and a great test for LA nerds.

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 12:00pm

Event Description:

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, attempted husband slayings, Byzantine estate battles and mad bombings, visit the shortest street in Los Angeles (15' long Powers Place, with its magnificent views of the mansions of Alvarado Terrace), discover which fabulous mansion was once transformed into a functioning whiskey factory using every room in the house, and stroll the haunted paths of Rosedale Cemetery, site of notable burials (May

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Daily Dose

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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 is making an incredible return. But while many of the historic buildings remain, their human context has been lost. Esotouric's downtown double feature tour is meant to bring alive the old ghosts and memories that cling to the streets and structures of the historic core, and is especially recommended for downtown residents curious about their neighborhood's neglected history.

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

Daily Dose

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Event Description:

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 bus adventure, we invite you to climb aboard for a 7-hour excursion exploring some of the greatest buildings in the Southland that you’ve never seen—unless you go to a lot of funerals.

Lunch is included in the ticket price.

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

SW corner of Fair Oaks & Arlington

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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. Dip into the confidential files of old Pasadena and meet assassins and oddballs, kidnappers and slashers, Satanists and all manner of maniac in a delightful little tour you WON'T find recommended by the better class of people!

Eastside Babylon crime bus tour

The Daily Dose

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

Go East, Young Crime Fiend!

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.

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

Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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.

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

Future Studio Gallery

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event Description:

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 Views of Edo. Barbara has painted scenes that only locals might know--beautiful images and a great test for LA nerds.

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 12:00pm

Event Description:

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, attempted husband slayings, Byzantine estate battles and mad bombings, visit the shortest street in Los Angeles (15' long Powers Place, with its magnificent views of the mansions of Alvarado Terrace), discover which fabulous mansion was once transformed into a functioning whiskey factory using every room in the house, and stroll the haunted paths of Rosedale Cemetery, site of notable burials (May

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Daily Dose

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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 is making an incredible return. But while many of the historic buildings remain, their human context has been lost. Esotouric's downtown double feature tour is meant to bring alive the old ghosts and memories that cling to the streets and structures of the historic core, and is especially recommended for downtown residents curious about their neighborhood's neglected history.

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

Daily Dose

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Event Description:

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 bus adventure, we invite you to climb aboard for a 7-hour excursion exploring some of the greatest buildings in the Southland that you’ve never seen—unless you go to a lot of funerals.

Lunch is included in the ticket price.

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

SW corner of Fair Oaks & Arlington

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

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. Dip into the confidential files of old Pasadena and meet assassins and oddballs, kidnappers and slashers, Satanists and all manner of maniac in a delightful little tour you WON'T find recommended by the better class of people!

Eastside Babylon crime bus tour

The Daily Dose

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Description:

Go East, Young Crime Fiend!

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