LAVA – The Los Angeles Visionaries Association
”[LAVA is] a network of creative types and thinkers working to grow Los Angeles up.” – The New York Post. “LAVA gathers creative people in search of a different experience of life in Los Angeles.” – Flavorpill
Welcome to the LAVA dispatch, an invitation to get out into the open air and explore. The real Los Angeles reveals itself slowly, and rewards the ernest seeker.
We urge you to make this weekend LAVA-esque with a visit to the free monthly Sunday Salon, an opportunity to engage, explore and connect with people who share your passion for the city and all its possibilities. Featured Visionary presentations at this Sunday’s Salon include tales of Weird Hollywood from JOE OESTERLE and a circuit bent electronic instrument / dance collaboration from MONA JEAN CEDAR and … well, Mona Jean’s husband JEFF BOYNTON was scheduled to co-present, but he’s unexpectedly off to compete in an invitational electronic music festival put on by the Moog Synthesizer folks! In his place will be Jeff’s frequent collaborator ANDY BEN, showing off Jeff’s instruments and some of his own.
Please note that this Salon is NOT being held at Clifton’s Cafeteria, but two blocks west at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. LAAC is located at 431 West 7th Street, on the north-east corner of 7th and Olive Streets. When you enter the Athletic Club, inform the person at the desk that you are there as a guest of club member Richard Schave attending the LAVA event. They will sign you in, and send you upstairs to the fourth floor. It will be possible to order light meals of sandwiches in the 8th floor snack bar, however, please note that service will be slower than at Clifton’s, and that arriving early and ordering promptly will be very helpful. We recommend parking under Pershing Square at Fifth and Olive, which is also the nearest Metro Station. If you order food, the Athletic Club will validate for their parking lot.
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Here are some brief highlights from LAVA’s calendar – visit http:// lavatransforms.org for full details and new additions. We hope you can join us for some of these Visionary-hosted events. If you can make just one each month, make it our Sunday Salon from noon to 2pm (next Salon: this coming Sunday, October 30). This is a regularly scheduled lunchtime gathering held on the last Sunday of each month in downtown Los Angeles. It’s where the LAVA will really start flowing, as we get to know each other better over lunch and cultural conversation.