Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

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.

start time: 
Sat, 06/07/2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

The Flâneur & The City: Broadway On My Mind walking tour #9

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start time: 
Sun, 05/25/2014 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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

LAVA co-founders Kim Cooper and Richard Schave invite you to join them at Vroman's Bookshop for a reading and book signing for The Kept Girl (Esotouric Ink), Kim's debut novel of 1929 Los Angeles. Kim will read a selection from the book, answer questions and write something sweet inside your copy.

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

The Flâneur & The City: Broadway On My Mind walking tour #8


May's Broadway On My Mind Tour.

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

An Afternoon In Old Monterey Park: El Encanto history tour

LAVA invites you to join us for an afternoon of historic discovery at the historic and breathtaking El Encanto, perhaps the most beautiful building in the San Gabriel Valley. This is a free, drop-in event; no tickets or reservations required. If you'd like to support LAVA's free programming, click here.

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

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

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

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