Here are some brief highlights from LAVA's calendar –
visit http://lavatransforms.org for full details. We hope you can join us for some of these Visionary-hosted events.
If you can make just one, please come to the Sunday Salon on 3/28. This is a regularly scheduled lunchtime gathering heldon the last Sunday of each month at Clifton's Cafeteria, and it's where the LAVA will really start flowing, as we get to know each other better over confetti-flecked jello and other delights.
* SATURDAY MARCH 6 *
Save The Fox Inglewood Theatre:
a gathering to discuss the potential cultural and economic benefits of restoring the landmark Art Deco theater, and how you can help. Free! Main Library, Inglewood, 10:30am.
Info at http://lavatransforms.org/savethefox
A Mini Worlds Fair and Downs Syndrome benefit, hosted by TV visionaries Joel and Jim Hodgson and featuring Sarah Silvermnan, Dana Gould, Cinematic Titanic, Grant Lee Phillips, Two Headed Dog, Dave "Gruber" Allen, Jim Turner, Monkeys @ Robots, H.R. Pufnstuf, Sci-Fi Historian Bob Burns, the GoRam BATMOBILE and more. $50+, Veterans Memorial Building, Culver City, 6pm.
Info at http://lavatransforms.org/twentywonder10
When Were You Born:
screening of a strange, astrologically-themed 1938 thriller followed by a discussion with Maja D'Aoust, the White Witch of LA. Free! United Lodge of Theosophy, downtown, 7pm.
Info at http://lavatransforms.org/whenwereyouborn
The Art of Bleeding at Fetish Nation:
an interactive installation featuring AoB's ambulance as the centerpiece of a field hospital for the morbidly curious, staffed by highly qualified and minimally clad nurses, while the improvised outdoor infirmary features exquisitely debilitated patients participating in an "educational" multimedia tent show. Circus Nightclub, Hollywood, 10pm.
Info at http://lavatransforms.org/aobmarch10
* SUNDAY MARCH 7 *
F. Scott Fitzgerald in West Hollywood Walking Tour:
Adrienne Crew, L.A. Liaison of the Dorothy Parker Society leads an urban walking tour of places frequented by Fitzgerald during his residency in pre-City West Hollywood. Free! Chase Bank, West Hollywood, 2pm & 3:30pm.
* WEDNESDAY MARCH 10 *
Peter Clothier discusses his new book "Persist: In Praise of the Creative Spirit in a World Gone Mad with Commerce":
a collection of essays exploring ways artists can find fulfillment, a sense of purpose and joy in alternative and more lasting values. Highland Park Ebell Club, 7pm.
* FRIDAY MARCH 12 *
The Beachwood Canyon Song Circle:
modeled after a typical Nashville "Writers' Night" in which songwriters come together to share original songs and works in process in an informal, creative and communal setting. Hosted by Sara Melson with Simone White, Rob Giles, Jamie Drake and the Keaton Simons. Annie Besant Lodge, Hollywood, 7pm.
* SATURDAY MARCH 13 *
The Virgin Mary Chainsmoking at the Beach and a Couple Other Really Awful Things I Saw When I Ditched School That Day:
multimedia art opening for emerging Highland Park artist Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, showing her drawings, piñatas, videos, prints, collages and photographs. Future Studio Gallery, Highland Park, 7pm.
* SUNDAY MARCH 14 *
Standing Up For Haiti:
an earthquake relief benefit with a twist, it's standup comedy in a historic motion picture palace (plus incredible short films from students at the Cine Institute in quake-ravaged Jacmel). $20+, Warner Grand, San Pedro, 6pm.
Maja's Magic School:
debut lecture in the new Second Sundays @ 6 For Sorcery series is on "Synchronicity, Magical Encounters and Carl Jung's Web of Connected Consciousness." $5, Besant Lodge, Hollywood, 6pm.
* TUESDAY MARCH 16 *
Opulence and Entertainment - Los Angeles Historic Theaters:
discussion and book signing with Robert Berger, architectural photographer and co-author of" The Last Remaining Seats: Movie Palaces in Tinseltown" and Visionary Hillsman Wright, co-founder and executive director of the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation. Free! Santa Monica Museum of Art, 7pm.
The World in Crisis - and the Emerging Shift in Consciousness:
a presentation from Visionary Paul Nugent, director of The Aetherius Society, on the challenges of modern life and the possible coming quantum shift in consciousness. $5, The Bodhi Tree, Hollywood, 7:30pm.
* SATURDAY MARCH 20 *
Maja's Mysteries - Rapture and Release:
celebrate the Vernal Equinox with thedebut of an especially esoteric Esotouric bus adventure collaboration between Visionaries Maja D'Aoust and Richard Schave. Come explore some of the most fascinating spiritual sites in the Southland, including Sister Aimee's Parsonage, Aetherius Society, Krotona and Vedanta. $62, departs Clifton's Cafeteria, Downtown LA, 11am.
* SATURDAY MARCH 27 *
Raymond Chandler's Bay City:
an Esotouric bus adventure exploring the parallels between historic Santa Monica and its fictional portrayal in the Philip Marlowe mysteries. $58, departs from Museum of Jurassic Technology, Culver City, 12pm.
a new music series hosted by Visionary No'a Winter Lazerus presents avant-garde artist Octavius performing his album "Laws" with support from ambient violin group Black Church. Besant Lodge, Hollywood, 8pm.
* SUNDAY MARCH 28 *
the first edition of LAVA's monthly brunch gathering features a presentation by Visionary Gene Sculatti of his imaginary cityscapes drawings on long scrolls, which he began creating when he was 9. Free! Clifton's Cafeteria, Downtown, 2pm.
The Flâneur & The City:
this walking tour hosted by LAVA founder Richard Schave offers a general rooftop overview of the forces at play within the Historic Core, followed by a stroll along Broadway and Spring Streets to discuss the finer points of the impact of recent public policy on urban renewal, gentrification and positive public space on the fragile ecologies of these two important thoroughfares. Free - reservations will be required and available soon. Los Angeles Athletic Club, Downtown, 2:30pm.
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