History

Haunts of A Dirty Old Man: Charles Bukowski's Los Angeles

"[This tour is] a poetic journey full of rare insight into the life of a man who's come to represent the ghettoized contingency of the City of Angels.” - Tanja M. Laden, Flavorpill

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

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

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

start time: 
Sat, 06/21/2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

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!

start time: 
Sat, 06/14/2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Historic Broadway Sign District Workshop

LAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association invites lovers of Los Angeles architecture, historic preservation and the grand Broadway corridor to attend the first public presentation and workshop on the proposed Historic Broadway Sign District.

start time: 
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Flâneur & The City: Broadway On My Mind walking tour #10

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. Click "signup" and reserve your spot. No plus-ones; each guest must register individually.

start time: 
Sun, 06/29/2014 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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

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. Click "signup" and reserve your spot. No plus-ones; each guest must register individually.

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
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