LAVA’s 40th Sunday Salon (Reservations Now Full)

UPDATE: Please note that reservations for this event are now closed, as we have reached capacity. If you would like to try to attend but have not yet reserved, please note that we will begin admitting ticketed guests at 1:30pm on 2/22. At 2pm, any ticketed guest who has not arrived will forfeit their reservation, and we will then admit non-ticketed guests on a first come, first served basis until the room reaches capacity. You may come to the venue and put your name (just your name, no +1s) on the waiting list starting at 1:30pm. 

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Please note that, due to limited room capacity, attendees must register to attend the LAVA Sunday Salon. No plus-ones; each guest must register individually. If you find you are unable to attend, please return to this page and cancel your reservation. Also, note that the Sunday Salon has a new time slot: 2-4pm. 

Join LAVA Visionary and art historian Dr. Paul Koudounaris, author of “Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs” and “The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses” for a very special presentation inaugurating the relaunch of the monthly LAVA Sunday Salon at Library Bar.

Demonically-Possessed Cats with Dr. Paul Koudounaris

Does your cat do things like:

spit fire?

speak in tongues?


shape shift?

wantonly kill people for no apparent reason?

This behavior may be more than simple bad kitty syndrome—your cat may be possessed by a demon. But don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, there is an entire history of demonically-possessed cats. Felines were once considered by theologians to be easy prey for demons, who could enter their bodies and wreck incredible havoc on mankind. And did you know… demonically-possessed cats are still believed to be with us today?! Dr. Paul Koudounaris has immersed himself in the study of demonic cats, in order to to give a talk on this sadly neglected topic. Cat lovers will like this lecture, and cat haters will like it even more. Neither side will ever look at a domestic cat the same way again.

Please note this lecture has been given by Dr. Koudounaris in abbreviated forms about town, but this only time he will present the full lecture in Los Angeles.