On the last Sunday of each month, LAVA welcomes interested individuals to gather on the third floor of the historic Clifton’s Cafeteria in Downtown Los Angeles (noon-2pm), for a loosely structured conversational Salon featuring short presentations and opportunities to meet and connect with one another. If you’re interested in joining LAVA as a creative contributor or an attendee, we recommend Salon attendance as an introduction to this growing community. We also recommend the shortbread.
Special program at the September 26 Salon: LAVA Visionaries will host curated conversations and presentations at tables around the room. More details will be posted closer to Salon-time.
• A table discussion hosted by Visionary Madame Pamita on the subject of Tarot Reading, Euphonious Prognostication, Wax Cylinder Recording and Medicine Shows. Madame Pamita has been billed as Queen of the Carnival Sideshow Fortune Tellers and reads tarot, tea leaves and crystal ball at events all over the Los Angeles area. Following her presentation, Madame Pamita will be offering private tarot consultations for a nominal fee.
• Visiting from Canada, multidisciplinary artist and entertainer Robert Dayton will be showing and discussing the results of his latest visual art series “For The Ladies” where he conducted a public survey asking anyone – no matter their gender – who identifies as a lady: “What would you, as a lady, like to see depicted in my art (or, more simply, art in general)?”
• Visionary The Ukulady, as seen in The New York Times and heard singing The OGs’ theme song on NPR, will present an entertainment program of ukulele and toy accordian tunes, and will discuss the insidious and inspirational celebrity and pop-culture integral to the cute, but slightly distasteful, poncho-tankini-outfit of Los Angeles.
Stick around the neighborhood post-Salon, as Visionary Anthea Raymond hosts an open studio and conversation with Visionary photographer Gary Leonard, at his gallery just down Broadway.
Clifton’s Cafeteria is at 648 South Broadway, near the corner of 7th Street. There are numerous paid parking lots nearby, and the closest Metro station is Pershing Square. Clifton’s is online at http://www.cliftonscafeteria.com