On Sunday, December 26, LAVA (The Los Angeles Visionaries Association) presents an afternoon of free cultural exploration in Downtown L.A. with the monthly Sunday Salon gathering at Clifton's Cafeteria at 648 South Broadway (noon-2pm)
SALON INFO: http://lavatransforms.org/salon1210
Launched in February by Richard Schave and Kim Cooper--the proprietors of Esotouric bus adventures and founding Director and Curator of the Downtown Art Walk non-profit--the creative consortium LAVA (The Los Angeles Visionaries Association) is fast establishing itself as one of the city's most intriguing arts collectives, with a calendar packed with compelling, offbeat urban events and a growing list of notable Visionary contributors. LAVA's Sunday Salon has become one of the hottest (free) tickets for urban explorers seeking intelligent conversation, connection and inspiration‹not to mention Clifton's famous home cooking.
The Sunday Salon returns to Clifton's Cafeteria on Sunday, December 26 from noon-2pm, and all are welcome to dine together and socialize, or attend several different presentations by LAVA Visionaries.
12/26 SALON PROGRAM
(all appearing between 12-2pm, with exact times/schedules to be announced at the event)
1) Quirky songstress THE UKULADY returns to Clifton's with a Salon program of interactive craft-making AND new songs, including the live world premier of "Cutie's Theme Song," the solo anthem for 90-something blogging sensation Barbara "Cutie" Cooper of The OGs, newly single after 73 years of marriage following the death of her husband Harry "Pop Pop" Cooper. More about The Ukulady is at http://www.theukulady.com/ and her original OGs blog theme and"Cutie's Theme" can both be heard at http://www.the-ogs.com
2) Cult singer-songwriter HARVEY SID FISHER, famous for his "Astrology Songs" and duets of couples fighting, will bring his body, his voice, his songs, his mind, his humor, and his guitar and expects some parts to be ruthlessly entertaining.
3) LAVA co-founder KIM COOPER will be show and share offbeat board games from her collection (and encourages others to bring in their favorite obscure games) for a casual post-lunch play-a-thon. Come try your luck at Chutzpah (aka "Jewish Monopoly"), Manhunt, Art Linkletter's House Party andother oddities.
Photos and video from some recent Salons are here:
http://lavatransforms.org/hauntsandhorrors http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardschave/sets/72157623729484726/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardschave/sets/72157624174080520/
Through participation in LAVA, a select group of creative professionals come together to promote cultural programming that speaks to the urban experience while promoting positive public space. LAVA's creative partners share a love for L.A. and unique ideas for exploring it in their work. Formed by social historians RICHARD SCHAVE and KIM COOPER --proprietors of Esotouric bus adventures and the founding Director andCurator of the Downtown Art Walk non-profit -- LAVA brings together L.A.'s most visionary promoters, artists, writers and thinkers.
Applications from prospective LAVA members are being taken at
To learn more about LAVA, please visit