LAVA Flows Weekly Newsletter

This is LAVA's weekly voice, featuring a curated look at the coming calendar, special offers and insights into our activities.

April 23, 2014

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. "LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life." - The Rundown. "This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history." - Marguerite Darlington

Gentle reader,

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 earnest seeker.

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you're interested in supporting LAVA's creative work, please visit the link below to learn how you can help.
http://lavatransforms.org/support
 
On Sunday, we're back on Broadway for the monthly LAVA Sunday Salon, offering free presentations from LAVA Visionaries. This month, we will enjoy Suzanne Lummis, Ceci Peri and Dale Raoul's Poetry Noir selections, and architectural historian Nathan Marsak ("Los Angeles Neon," On Bunker Hill) with an illustrated lecture on the architecture of death in Southern California. No reservations are required. Join us, do!
  
New on the LAVA blog: links to video from recent events, including our Claud Beelman/Art Deco themed Broadway on My Mind walking tour. Tune in at http://lavatransforms.org/blog

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 62: Biodynamics & Yiddishkeit is now available. Give a listen at http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine or subscribe at http://feeds.feedburner.com/esotouric/canteatsunshine

Finally, if you haven't yet, won't you please sign our petition seeking restoration of the lost urban oasis that was once Pershing Square? You can read all about it at http://restorepershingsquare.blogspot.com

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

EVENT CALENDAR
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.

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

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

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. Cain found a kernel...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Ella Fitzgerald Birthday Celebration: Cabaret Concert

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Concert: Pinkie Washington Salutes Ella and Her Fellas The Mayme Clayton Library and Museum in Culver City continues its Jazz Appreciation Month and celebrates the birthday of jazz icon, Ella...

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum
4130 Overland Ave
Culver City 90230

310 202-1647

Adrienne Crew

LAVA's 35th Sunday Salon

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

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

THE TOUR IS CANCELLED. RICHARD HAS SCHEDULING CONFLICTS. WE WILL BE BACK NEXT MONTH IN MAY. May's Broadway On My Mind Tour. Join us next month for the latest installment of The Flaneur & The...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

John Parkinson Square Dedication

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Join scholars, historians and Los Angeles architecture enthusiasts as Councilmembers José Huizar and Tom LaBonge officially unveil the signage proclaiming the intersection of Fifth & Spring...

Palm Court -- Alexandria Hotel
501 S Spring St
Los Angeles 90015

Richard Schave

Blood & Dumplings crime bus tour

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

This tour has been honored as an "Editor Pick - City Gem" by Flavorpill L.A. A criminal and gastronomical excursion into the San Gabriel Valley, Blood & Dumplings rolls through Alhambra, Temple...

Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles tour

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bungalows. Crime. Hollywood. Blondes. Vets. Smog. Death. This was Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, which resonated under deft and melancholy fits from his writer’s bow. Join us as we go down the mean...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

LAVA's 36th Sunday Salon

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

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

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....

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

East Side Babylon crime bus tour

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Go East, Young Crime Fiend! For years, the devoted and demented crime historians of Esotouric have been stockpiling hideous 20th century crime tales from the east side of the Los Angeles River, and...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

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

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...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Rock & Roll Seen (encore presentation)

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Los Angeles through the Lens of Chuck Boyd 1965-1969 Photographer Chuck Boyd was embedded in the Los Angeles rock & roll scene of the 1960s. A professional photographer, he left behind a...

LA Central Library, Taper Auditorium
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213 228-7403

Amy Inouye

An Afternoon In Old Monterey Park: El Encanto history tour

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

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...

El Encanto
700 El Mercado Ave
Monterey Park 91754

Richard Schave

Crash and Spatter

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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...

The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles 90032

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

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

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

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...

Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena 91101

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

April 15, 2014

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. "LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life." - The Rundown. "This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history." - Marguerite Darlington

Gentle reader,

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 earnest seeker.

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you're interested in supporting LAVA's creative work, please visit the link below to learn how you can help.
http://lavatransforms.org/support
   
New on "The Kept Girl" blog: a four-part video series featuring behind-the-scenes printing press footage as LAVA co-founders Kim and Richard bring their neo-noir novel to life. Tune in at http://www.thekeptgirl.com/2014/04/printing-kept-girl-behind-scenes-foot...

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 61: Poppies, Death & Noir is now available. Give a listen at http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine or subscribe at http://feeds.feedburner.com/esotouric/canteatsunshine

Finally, if you haven't yet, won't you please sign our petition seeking restoration of the lost urban oasis that was once Pershing Square? You can read all about it at http://restorepershingsquare.blogspot.com

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

EVENT CALENDAR
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.

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

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

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. Cain found a kernel...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Ella Fitzgerald Birthday Celebration: Cabaret Concert

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Concert: Pinkie Washington Salutes Ella and Her Fellas The Mayme Clayton Library and Museum in Culver City continues its Jazz Appreciation Month and celebrates the birthday of jazz icon, Ella...

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum
4130 Overland Ave
Culver City 90230

310 202-1647

Adrienne Crew

LAVA's 35th Sunday Salon

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

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

THE TOUR IS CANCELLED. RICHARD HAS SCHEDULING CONFLICTS. WE WILL BE BACK NEXT MONTH IN MAY. May's Broadway On My Mind Tour. Join us next month for the latest installment of The Flaneur & The...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

John Parkinson Square Dedication

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Join scholars, historians and Los Angeles architecture enthusiasts as Councilmembers José Huizar and Tom LaBonge officially unveil the signage proclaiming the intersection of Fifth & Spring...

Palm Court -- Alexandria Hotel
501 S Spring St
Los Angeles 90015

Richard Schave

Blood & Dumplings crime bus tour

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

This tour has been honored as an "Editor Pick - City Gem" by Flavorpill L.A. A criminal and gastronomical excursion into the San Gabriel Valley, Blood & Dumplings rolls through Alhambra, Temple...

Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles tour

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bungalows. Crime. Hollywood. Blondes. Vets. Smog. Death. This was Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, which resonated under deft and melancholy fits from his writer’s bow. Join us as we go down the mean...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

LAVA's 36th Sunday Salon

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

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

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....

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

East Side Babylon crime bus tour

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Go East, Young Crime Fiend! For years, the devoted and demented crime historians of Esotouric have been stockpiling hideous 20th century crime tales from the east side of the Los Angeles River, and...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

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

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...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Rock & Roll Seen (encore presentation)

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Los Angeles through the Lens of Chuck Boyd 1965-1969 Photographer Chuck Boyd was embedded in the Los Angeles rock & roll scene of the 1960s. A professional photographer, he left behind a...

LA Central Library, Taper Auditorium
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213 228-7403

Amy Inouye

An Afternoon In Old Monterey Park: El Encanto history tour

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

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...

El Encanto
700 El Mercado Ave
Monterey Park 91754

Richard Schave

Crash and Spatter

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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...

The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles 90032

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

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

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

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...

Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena 91101

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

April 8, 2014

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. "LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life." - The Rundown. "This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history." - Marguerite Darlington

Gentle reader,

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 earnest seeker.

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you're interested in supporting LAVA's creative work, please visit the link below to learn how you can help.
http://lavatransforms.org/support
   
New on "The Kept Girl" blog: behind-the-scenes printing press footage as LAVA co-founders Kim and Richard bring their neo-noir novel to life. A new video every day through Friday. Tune in at http://www.thekeptgirl.com/2014/04/printing-kept-girl-behind-scenes-foot...

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 60: Neff & Noir is now available. Give a listen at http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine or subscribe at http://feeds.feedburner.com/esotouric/canteatsunshine

Finally, if you haven't yet, won't you please sign our petition seeking restoration of the lost urban oasis that was once Pershing Square? You can read all about it at http://restorepershingsquare.blogspot.com

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

EVENT CALENDAR
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.

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

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

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. Cain found a kernel...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Ella Fitzgerald Birthday Celebration: Cabaret Concert

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Concert: Pinkie Washington Salutes Ella and Her Fellas The Mayme Clayton Library and Museum in Culver City continues its Jazz Appreciation Month and celebrates the birthday of jazz icon, Ella...

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum
4130 Overland Ave
Culver City 90230

310 202-1647

Adrienne Crew

LAVA's 35th Sunday Salon

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

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

THE TOUR IS CANCELLED. RICHARD HAS SCHEDULING CONFLICTS. WE WILL BE BACK NEXT MONTH IN MAY. May's Broadway On My Mind Tour. Join us next month for the latest installment of The Flaneur & The...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

John Parkinson Square Dedication

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Join scholars, historians and Los Angeles architecture enthusiasts as Councilmembers José Huizar and Tom LaBonge officially unveil the signage proclaiming the intersection of Fifth & Spring...

Palm Court -- Alexandria Hotel
501 S Spring St
Los Angeles 90015

Richard Schave

Blood & Dumplings crime bus tour

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

This tour has been honored as an "Editor Pick - City Gem" by Flavorpill L.A. A criminal and gastronomical excursion into the San Gabriel Valley, Blood & Dumplings rolls through Alhambra, Temple...

Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles tour

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bungalows. Crime. Hollywood. Blondes. Vets. Smog. Death. This was Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, which resonated under deft and melancholy fits from his writer’s bow. Join us as we go down the mean...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

LAVA's 36th Sunday Salon

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

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

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....

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

East Side Babylon crime bus tour

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Go East, Young Crime Fiend! For years, the devoted and demented crime historians of Esotouric have been stockpiling hideous 20th century crime tales from the east side of the Los Angeles River, and...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

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

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...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Rock & Roll Seen (encore presentation)

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Los Angeles through the Lens of Chuck Boyd 1965-1969 Photographer Chuck Boyd was embedded in the Los Angeles rock & roll scene of the 1960s. A professional photographer, he left behind a...

LA Central Library, Taper Auditorium
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213 228-7403

Amy Inouye

An Afternoon In Old Monterey Park: El Encanto history tour

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

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...

El Encanto
700 El Mercado Ave
Monterey Park 91754

Richard Schave

Crash and Spatter

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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...

The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles 90032

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

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

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

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...

Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena 91101

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

April 1, 2014

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. "LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life." - The Rundown. "This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history." - Marguerite Darlington

Gentle reader,

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 earnest seeker.

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you're interested in supporting LAVA's creative work, please visit the link below to learn how you can help.
http://lavatransforms.org/support
   
New on the LAVA blog: links to video from recent events, including our LAVA Sunday Salon loosely centered around "The Kept Girl" with author Kim Cooper and illustrator Paul Rogers. Tune in at http://lavatransforms.org/blog

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 59: The Future Of Sidewalks & Old Buildings is now available. Give a listen at http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine or subscribe at http://feeds.feedburner.com/esotouric/canteatsunshine

Finally, if you haven't yet, won't you please sign our petition seeking restoration of the lost urban oasis that was once Pershing Square? You can read all about it at http://restorepershingsquare.blogspot.com

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

EVENT CALENDAR
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.

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

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

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. Cain found a kernel...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Ella Fitzgerald Birthday Celebration: Cabaret Concert

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Concert: Pinkie Washington Salutes Ella and Her Fellas The Mayme Clayton Library and Museum in Culver City continues its Jazz Appreciation Month and celebrates the birthday of jazz icon, Ella...

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum
4130 Overland Ave
Culver City 90230

310 202-1647

Adrienne Crew

LAVA's 35th Sunday Salon

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

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

THE TOUR IS CANCELLED. RICHARD HAS SCHEDULING CONFLICTS. WE WILL BE BACK NEXT MONTH IN MAY. May's Broadway On My Mind Tour. Join us next month for the latest installment of The Flaneur & The...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

John Parkinson Square Dedication

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Join scholars, historians and Los Angeles architecture enthusiasts as Councilmembers José Huizar and Tom LaBonge officially unveil the signage proclaiming the intersection of Fifth & Spring...

Palm Court -- Alexandria Hotel
501 S Spring St
Los Angeles 90015

Richard Schave

Blood & Dumplings crime bus tour

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

This tour has been honored as an "Editor Pick - City Gem" by Flavorpill L.A. A criminal and gastronomical excursion into the San Gabriel Valley, Blood & Dumplings rolls through Alhambra, Temple...

Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles tour

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bungalows. Crime. Hollywood. Blondes. Vets. Smog. Death. This was Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, which resonated under deft and melancholy fits from his writer’s bow. Join us as we go down the mean...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

LAVA's 36th Sunday Salon

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

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

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....

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

East Side Babylon crime bus tour

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Go East, Young Crime Fiend! For years, the devoted and demented crime historians of Esotouric have been stockpiling hideous 20th century crime tales from the east side of the Los Angeles River, and...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

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

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...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Rock & Roll Seen (encore presentation)

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Los Angeles through the Lens of Chuck Boyd 1965-1969 Photographer Chuck Boyd was embedded in the Los Angeles rock & roll scene of the 1960s. A professional photographer, he left behind a...

LA Central Library, Taper Auditorium
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213 228-7403

Amy Inouye

An Afternoon In Old Monterey Park: El Encanto history tour

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

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...

El Encanto
700 El Mercado Ave
Monterey Park 91754

Richard Schave

Crash and Spatter

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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...

The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles 90032

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

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

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

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...

Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena 91101

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

March 25, 2014

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. "LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life." - The Rundown. "This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history." - Marguerite Darlington

Gentle reader,

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 earnest seeker.

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you're interested in supporting LAVA's creative work, please visit the link below to learn how you can help.
http://lavatransforms.org/support
 
On Sunday, we're back on Broadway for the monthly LAVA Sunday Salon, offering free presentations from LAVA Visionaries. This month, our own Kim Cooper will be joined by illustrator Paul Rogers for a talk centered around her 1920s Los Angeles mystery "The Kept Girl" and Paul's retro/modern creative process. Plus, historian Tom Sitton talks about the colorful politicians of early Los Angeles County. After the Salon, a free #boadwayonmymind walking tour celebrates the architecture of Claud Beelman. Join us, do!
  
New on the LAVA blog: links to video from recent events, including our 20 Years After Charles Bukowski memorial event. Tune in at http://lavatransforms.org/blog

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 58: Bringing the Past to Life: Hollywood & Boyle Heights is now available. Give a listen at http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine or subscribe at http://feeds.feedburner.com/esotouric/canteatsunshine

Finally, if you haven't yet, won't you please sign our petition seeking restoration of the lost urban oasis that was once Pershing Square? You can read all about it at http://restorepershingsquare.blogspot.com

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

EVENT CALENDAR
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.

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

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

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. Cain found a kernel...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Ella Fitzgerald Birthday Celebration: Cabaret Concert

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Concert: Pinkie Washington Salutes Ella and Her Fellas The Mayme Clayton Library and Museum in Culver City continues its Jazz Appreciation Month and celebrates the birthday of jazz icon, Ella...

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum
4130 Overland Ave
Culver City 90230

310 202-1647

Adrienne Crew

LAVA's 35th Sunday Salon

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

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

THE TOUR IS CANCELLED. RICHARD HAS SCHEDULING CONFLICTS. WE WILL BE BACK NEXT MONTH IN MAY. May's Broadway On My Mind Tour. Join us next month for the latest installment of The Flaneur & The...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

John Parkinson Square Dedication

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Join scholars, historians and Los Angeles architecture enthusiasts as Councilmembers José Huizar and Tom LaBonge officially unveil the signage proclaiming the intersection of Fifth & Spring...

Palm Court -- Alexandria Hotel
501 S Spring St
Los Angeles 90015

Richard Schave

Blood & Dumplings crime bus tour

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

This tour has been honored as an "Editor Pick - City Gem" by Flavorpill L.A. A criminal and gastronomical excursion into the San Gabriel Valley, Blood & Dumplings rolls through Alhambra, Temple...

Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles tour

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bungalows. Crime. Hollywood. Blondes. Vets. Smog. Death. This was Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, which resonated under deft and melancholy fits from his writer’s bow. Join us as we go down the mean...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

LAVA's 36th Sunday Salon

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

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

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....

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

East Side Babylon crime bus tour

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Go East, Young Crime Fiend! For years, the devoted and demented crime historians of Esotouric have been stockpiling hideous 20th century crime tales from the east side of the Los Angeles River, and...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

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

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...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Rock & Roll Seen (encore presentation)

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Los Angeles through the Lens of Chuck Boyd 1965-1969 Photographer Chuck Boyd was embedded in the Los Angeles rock & roll scene of the 1960s. A professional photographer, he left behind a...

LA Central Library, Taper Auditorium
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213 228-7403

Amy Inouye

An Afternoon In Old Monterey Park: El Encanto history tour

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

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...

El Encanto
700 El Mercado Ave
Monterey Park 91754

Richard Schave

Crash and Spatter

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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...

The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles 90032

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

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

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

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...

Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena 91101

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

March 19, 2014

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. "LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life." - The Rundown. "This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history." - Marguerite Darlington

Gentle reader,

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 earnest seeker.

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you're interested in supporting LAVA's creative work, please visit the link below to learn how you can help.
http://lavatransforms.org/support
 
New on the LAVA blog: links to video from recent events, including our 20 Years After Charles Bukowski memorial event. Tune in at http://lavatransforms.org/blog

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 57: Steel, Glass & Guns is now available. Give a listen at http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine or subscribe at http://feeds.feedburner.com/esotouric/canteatsunshine

Finally, if you haven't yet, won't you please sign our petition seeking restoration of the lost urban oasis that was once Pershing Square? You can read all about it at http://restorepershingsquare.blogspot.com

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

EVENT CALENDAR
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.

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

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

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. Cain found a kernel...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Ella Fitzgerald Birthday Celebration: Cabaret Concert

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Concert: Pinkie Washington Salutes Ella and Her Fellas The Mayme Clayton Library and Museum in Culver City continues its Jazz Appreciation Month and celebrates the birthday of jazz icon, Ella...

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum
4130 Overland Ave
Culver City 90230

310 202-1647

Adrienne Crew

LAVA's 35th Sunday Salon

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

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

THE TOUR IS CANCELLED. RICHARD HAS SCHEDULING CONFLICTS. WE WILL BE BACK NEXT MONTH IN MAY. May's Broadway On My Mind Tour. Join us next month for the latest installment of The Flaneur & The...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

John Parkinson Square Dedication

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Join scholars, historians and Los Angeles architecture enthusiasts as Councilmembers José Huizar and Tom LaBonge officially unveil the signage proclaiming the intersection of Fifth & Spring...

Palm Court -- Alexandria Hotel
501 S Spring St
Los Angeles 90015

Richard Schave

Blood & Dumplings crime bus tour

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

This tour has been honored as an "Editor Pick - City Gem" by Flavorpill L.A. A criminal and gastronomical excursion into the San Gabriel Valley, Blood & Dumplings rolls through Alhambra, Temple...

Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles tour

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bungalows. Crime. Hollywood. Blondes. Vets. Smog. Death. This was Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, which resonated under deft and melancholy fits from his writer’s bow. Join us as we go down the mean...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

LAVA's 36th Sunday Salon

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

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

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....

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

East Side Babylon crime bus tour

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Go East, Young Crime Fiend! For years, the devoted and demented crime historians of Esotouric have been stockpiling hideous 20th century crime tales from the east side of the Los Angeles River, and...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

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

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...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Rock & Roll Seen (encore presentation)

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Los Angeles through the Lens of Chuck Boyd 1965-1969 Photographer Chuck Boyd was embedded in the Los Angeles rock & roll scene of the 1960s. A professional photographer, he left behind a...

LA Central Library, Taper Auditorium
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213 228-7403

Amy Inouye

An Afternoon In Old Monterey Park: El Encanto history tour

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

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...

El Encanto
700 El Mercado Ave
Monterey Park 91754

Richard Schave

Crash and Spatter

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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...

The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles 90032

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

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

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

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...

Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena 91101

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

March 11, 2014

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. "LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life." - The Rundown. "This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history." - Marguerite Darlington

Gentle reader,

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 earnest seeker.

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you're interested in supporting LAVA's creative work, please visit the link below to learn how you can help.
http://lavatransforms.org/support
 
LAVA co-founder Kim Cooper's 1929 LA mystery novel "The Kept Girl," which stars the young Raymond Chandler on the trail of a murderous cult, is now available in paperback and in the Kindle store. The e-book is on sale for the Kindle from March 12-17, starting at 99 cents. Please join us at the March 30 Salon for a presentation on the book and its cover art. Book info is at: http://www.thekeptgirl.com/

New on the LAVA blog: links to video from recent events, including our February Salon presenters Joe Oesterle, Count Smokula and poets Fred Voss and Joan Jobe Smith. Tune in at http://lavatransforms.org/blog

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 56: Crossing Over: Death & Bridges is now available. Give a listen at http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine or subscribe at http://feeds.feedburner.com/esotouric/canteatsunshine

On Sunday, we remembered Charles Bukowski on the 20th anniversary of his death with a rollicking poetry reading the the King Eddy Sallon. The Los Angeles Times remembered, too--and reviewed our memorial bash:

http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-bukowski-20140308,0,144...

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-0311-bukowski-20140311,0,1494391.story

This Sunday, we're in the crime lab with journalist Frank Girardot, getting deep inside the mystery of the Clark Rockefeller murder case. We've still got room for you to join us. Get in the mood for some forensic science discoveries with this feature on our crime lab host, Professor Donald Johnson, aka the Sultan of Spatter: http://narrative.ly/unsolved-mysteries/the-sultan-of-spatter/

Finally, if you haven't yet, won't you please sign our petition seeking restoration of the lost urban oasis that was once Pershing Square? You can read all about it at http://restorepershingsquare.blogspot.com

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

EVENT CALENDAR
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.

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

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

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. Cain found a kernel...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Ella Fitzgerald Birthday Celebration: Cabaret Concert

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Concert: Pinkie Washington Salutes Ella and Her Fellas The Mayme Clayton Library and Museum in Culver City continues its Jazz Appreciation Month and celebrates the birthday of jazz icon, Ella...

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum
4130 Overland Ave
Culver City 90230

310 202-1647

Adrienne Crew

LAVA's 35th Sunday Salon

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

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

THE TOUR IS CANCELLED. RICHARD HAS SCHEDULING CONFLICTS. WE WILL BE BACK NEXT MONTH IN MAY. May's Broadway On My Mind Tour. Join us next month for the latest installment of The Flaneur & The...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

John Parkinson Square Dedication

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Join scholars, historians and Los Angeles architecture enthusiasts as Councilmembers José Huizar and Tom LaBonge officially unveil the signage proclaiming the intersection of Fifth & Spring...

Palm Court -- Alexandria Hotel
501 S Spring St
Los Angeles 90015

Richard Schave

Blood & Dumplings crime bus tour

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

This tour has been honored as an "Editor Pick - City Gem" by Flavorpill L.A. A criminal and gastronomical excursion into the San Gabriel Valley, Blood & Dumplings rolls through Alhambra, Temple...

Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles tour

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bungalows. Crime. Hollywood. Blondes. Vets. Smog. Death. This was Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, which resonated under deft and melancholy fits from his writer’s bow. Join us as we go down the mean...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

LAVA's 36th Sunday Salon

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

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

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....

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

East Side Babylon crime bus tour

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Go East, Young Crime Fiend! For years, the devoted and demented crime historians of Esotouric have been stockpiling hideous 20th century crime tales from the east side of the Los Angeles River, and...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

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

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...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Rock & Roll Seen (encore presentation)

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Los Angeles through the Lens of Chuck Boyd 1965-1969 Photographer Chuck Boyd was embedded in the Los Angeles rock & roll scene of the 1960s. A professional photographer, he left behind a...

LA Central Library, Taper Auditorium
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213 228-7403

Amy Inouye

An Afternoon In Old Monterey Park: El Encanto history tour

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

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...

El Encanto
700 El Mercado Ave
Monterey Park 91754

Richard Schave

Crash and Spatter

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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...

The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles 90032

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

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

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

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...

Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena 91101

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

March 4, 2014

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. "LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life." - The Rundown. "This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history." - Marguerite Darlington

Gentle reader,

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 earnest seeker.

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you're interested in supporting LAVA's creative work, please visit the link below to learn how you can help.
http://lavatransforms.org/support
 
LAVA co-founder Kim Cooper's 1929 LA mystery novel "The Kept Girl," which stars the young Raymond Chandler on the trail of a murderous cult, is now available in paperback and in the Kindle store. Please join us at the March 30 Salon for a presentation on the book and its cover art. More info is at: http://www.thekeptgirl.com/

New on the LAVA blog: links to video from recent events, including Marc Chevalier's Salon presentation on James Oviatt and the presentation of his Visionary of the Year award, which may or may not be made of chocolate. Tune in at http://lavatransforms.org/blog

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 55: Bunker Hill: Noir, Doomed and Still Relevant is now available. Give a listen at http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine or subscribe at http://feeds.feedburner.com/esotouric/canteatsunshine

We're doing something new for our March 16 crime lab seminar: raffling off two seats through social media. If you click the link below, you can enter to win a ticket, and help us to get the word out about these events.

RAFFLE LINK
http://tinyurl.com/n2xztgk

Finally, if you haven't yet, won't you please sign our petition seeking restoration of the lost urban oasis that was once Pershing Square? You can read all about it at http://restorepershingsquare.blogspot.com

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

EVENT CALENDAR
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.

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

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

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. Cain found a kernel...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Ella Fitzgerald Birthday Celebration: Cabaret Concert

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Concert: Pinkie Washington Salutes Ella and Her Fellas The Mayme Clayton Library and Museum in Culver City continues its Jazz Appreciation Month and celebrates the birthday of jazz icon, Ella...

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum
4130 Overland Ave
Culver City 90230

310 202-1647

Adrienne Crew

LAVA's 35th Sunday Salon

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

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

THE TOUR IS CANCELLED. RICHARD HAS SCHEDULING CONFLICTS. WE WILL BE BACK NEXT MONTH IN MAY. May's Broadway On My Mind Tour. Join us next month for the latest installment of The Flaneur & The...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

John Parkinson Square Dedication

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Join scholars, historians and Los Angeles architecture enthusiasts as Councilmembers José Huizar and Tom LaBonge officially unveil the signage proclaiming the intersection of Fifth & Spring...

Palm Court -- Alexandria Hotel
501 S Spring St
Los Angeles 90015

Richard Schave

Blood & Dumplings crime bus tour

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

This tour has been honored as an "Editor Pick - City Gem" by Flavorpill L.A. A criminal and gastronomical excursion into the San Gabriel Valley, Blood & Dumplings rolls through Alhambra, Temple...

Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles tour

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bungalows. Crime. Hollywood. Blondes. Vets. Smog. Death. This was Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, which resonated under deft and melancholy fits from his writer’s bow. Join us as we go down the mean...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

LAVA's 36th Sunday Salon

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

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

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....

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

East Side Babylon crime bus tour

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Go East, Young Crime Fiend! For years, the devoted and demented crime historians of Esotouric have been stockpiling hideous 20th century crime tales from the east side of the Los Angeles River, and...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

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

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...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Rock & Roll Seen (encore presentation)

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Los Angeles through the Lens of Chuck Boyd 1965-1969 Photographer Chuck Boyd was embedded in the Los Angeles rock & roll scene of the 1960s. A professional photographer, he left behind a...

LA Central Library, Taper Auditorium
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213 228-7403

Amy Inouye

An Afternoon In Old Monterey Park: El Encanto history tour

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

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...

El Encanto
700 El Mercado Ave
Monterey Park 91754

Richard Schave

Crash and Spatter

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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...

The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles 90032

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

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

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

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...

Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena 91101

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

February 25, 2014

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. "LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life." - The Rundown. "This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history." - Marguerite Darlington

Gentle reader,

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 earnest seeker.

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you're interested in supporting LAVA's creative work, please visit the link below to learn how you can help.
http://lavatransforms.org/support
 
LAVA co-founder Kim Cooper's 1929 LA mystery novel "The Kept Girl," which stars the young Raymond Chandler on the trail of a murderous cult, is now available in paperback and in the Kindle store. Please join us at the March 30 Salon for a presentation on the book and its cover art. More info is at: http://www.thekeptgirl.com/

New on the LAVA blog: links to video from recent events, including Darrell Rooney's Salon presentation on Jean Harlow. Tune in at http://lavatransforms.org/blog

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 54: Los Angeles' Roots Run Deep is now available. Give a listen at http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine or subscribe at http://feeds.feedburner.com/esotouric/canteatsunshine

Finally, if you haven't yet, won't you please sign our petition seeking restoration of the lost urban oasis that was once Pershing Square? You can read all about it at http://restorepershingsquare.blogspot.com

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

EVENT CALENDAR
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.

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

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

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. Cain found a kernel...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Ella Fitzgerald Birthday Celebration: Cabaret Concert

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Concert: Pinkie Washington Salutes Ella and Her Fellas The Mayme Clayton Library and Museum in Culver City continues its Jazz Appreciation Month and celebrates the birthday of jazz icon, Ella...

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum
4130 Overland Ave
Culver City 90230

310 202-1647

Adrienne Crew

LAVA's 35th Sunday Salon

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

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

THE TOUR IS CANCELLED. RICHARD HAS SCHEDULING CONFLICTS. WE WILL BE BACK NEXT MONTH IN MAY. May's Broadway On My Mind Tour. Join us next month for the latest installment of The Flaneur & The...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

John Parkinson Square Dedication

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Join scholars, historians and Los Angeles architecture enthusiasts as Councilmembers José Huizar and Tom LaBonge officially unveil the signage proclaiming the intersection of Fifth & Spring...

Palm Court -- Alexandria Hotel
501 S Spring St
Los Angeles 90015

Richard Schave

Blood & Dumplings crime bus tour

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

This tour has been honored as an "Editor Pick - City Gem" by Flavorpill L.A. A criminal and gastronomical excursion into the San Gabriel Valley, Blood & Dumplings rolls through Alhambra, Temple...

Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles tour

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bungalows. Crime. Hollywood. Blondes. Vets. Smog. Death. This was Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, which resonated under deft and melancholy fits from his writer’s bow. Join us as we go down the mean...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

LAVA's 36th Sunday Salon

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

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

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....

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

East Side Babylon crime bus tour

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Go East, Young Crime Fiend! For years, the devoted and demented crime historians of Esotouric have been stockpiling hideous 20th century crime tales from the east side of the Los Angeles River, and...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

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

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...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Rock & Roll Seen (encore presentation)

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Los Angeles through the Lens of Chuck Boyd 1965-1969 Photographer Chuck Boyd was embedded in the Los Angeles rock & roll scene of the 1960s. A professional photographer, he left behind a...

LA Central Library, Taper Auditorium
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213 228-7403

Amy Inouye

An Afternoon In Old Monterey Park: El Encanto history tour

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

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...

El Encanto
700 El Mercado Ave
Monterey Park 91754

Richard Schave

Crash and Spatter

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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...

The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles 90032

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

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

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

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...

Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena 91101

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

February 18, 2014

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. "LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life." - The Rundown. "This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history." - Marguerite Darlington

Gentle reader,

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 earnest seeker.

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you're interested in supporting LAVA's creative work, please visit the link below to learn how you can help.
http://lavatransforms.org/support

This weekend, we're back on Broadway for the monthly LAVA Sunday Salon, offering free presentations from LAVA Visionaries. Salon presenters include "Weird Hollywood" author Joe Oesterle, his very weird pal Count Smokula, and L.A. poets Fred Voss & Joan Jobe Smith.

After the Salon, join us for the sixth in our series of free  Broadway walking tours, this one focusing on the architect John Parkinson (reservations required). LAVA is so happy to again have a monthly clubhouse, and we'd love to see you there. All the info is at http://lavatransforms.org/salon214 (Salon) and http://lavatransforms.org/flaneur-broadway-on-my-mind-6 (tour).

Now on the LAVA blog: links to video from recent events, including the fifth walking tour in the Broadway on My Mind series, a Poem Noir excursion featuring murders, memories, heroes and villains. Tune in at http://lavatransforms.org/blog

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 53: Speed Shops, Strip Clubs, Quarks, & the Future of Downtown LA is now available. Give a listen at http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine or subscribe at http://feeds.feedburner.com/esotouric/canteatsunshine

Finally, if you haven't yet, won't you please sign our petition seeking restoration of the lost urban oasis that was once Pershing Square? You can read all about it at http://restorepershingsquare.blogspot.com

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

EVENT CALENDAR
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.

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

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

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. Cain found a kernel...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Ella Fitzgerald Birthday Celebration: Cabaret Concert

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Concert: Pinkie Washington Salutes Ella and Her Fellas The Mayme Clayton Library and Museum in Culver City continues its Jazz Appreciation Month and celebrates the birthday of jazz icon, Ella...

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum
4130 Overland Ave
Culver City 90230

310 202-1647

Adrienne Crew

LAVA's 35th Sunday Salon

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

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

THE TOUR IS CANCELLED. RICHARD HAS SCHEDULING CONFLICTS. WE WILL BE BACK NEXT MONTH IN MAY. May's Broadway On My Mind Tour. Join us next month for the latest installment of The Flaneur & The...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

John Parkinson Square Dedication

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Join scholars, historians and Los Angeles architecture enthusiasts as Councilmembers José Huizar and Tom LaBonge officially unveil the signage proclaiming the intersection of Fifth & Spring...

Palm Court -- Alexandria Hotel
501 S Spring St
Los Angeles 90015

Richard Schave

Blood & Dumplings crime bus tour

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

This tour has been honored as an "Editor Pick - City Gem" by Flavorpill L.A. A criminal and gastronomical excursion into the San Gabriel Valley, Blood & Dumplings rolls through Alhambra, Temple...

Daily Dose Cafe
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles tour

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bungalows. Crime. Hollywood. Blondes. Vets. Smog. Death. This was Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, which resonated under deft and melancholy fits from his writer’s bow. Join us as we go down the mean...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

LAVA's 36th Sunday Salon

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join LAVA for our revived free monthly Sunday Salon series. We return to South Broadway, to the mezzanine of Les Noces du Figaro, which was recently opened by the family behind ...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

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

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....

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

East Side Babylon crime bus tour

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Go East, Young Crime Fiend! For years, the devoted and demented crime historians of Esotouric have been stockpiling hideous 20th century crime tales from the east side of the Los Angeles River, and...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

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

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...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Rock & Roll Seen (encore presentation)

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Los Angeles through the Lens of Chuck Boyd 1965-1969 Photographer Chuck Boyd was embedded in the Los Angeles rock & roll scene of the 1960s. A professional photographer, he left behind a...

LA Central Library, Taper Auditorium
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213 228-7403

Amy Inouye

An Afternoon In Old Monterey Park: El Encanto history tour

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

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...

El Encanto
700 El Mercado Ave
Monterey Park 91754

Richard Schave

Crash and Spatter

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

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...

The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles 90032

213 915 8687

Richard Schave

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

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

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...

Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena 91101

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper