May 23 2012

7th Ever Los Angeles Old Time Social in Photographs

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May 16 2012

7th Ever Los Angeles Old Time Social Locations–Friday!

For FIVE out of the seven years we have had our Friday night “sit-down” concert hosted by Velaslavasay’s Panorama Theater on 24th off Hoover down near USC.  We met them through our friend, Jen Hofer who was performing with the group, Little Fakers, this amazing puppet show called “The Sunset Chronicles.”  It’s gorgeous inside and old-timey and Sara and Jade are just the BEST!

Here’s how they describe their space:

“Drawing on the illustrious history of the great panorama paintings of the 18th and 19th centuries, The Velaslavasay Panorama is an exhibition hall, theatre and garden dedicated to the production and presentation of unusual visual experiences, including those of the 360-degree variety. The Velaslavasay Panorama began in 2001 at the Tswuun-Tswuun Rotunda, in Hollywood, and moved to the Union Theatre in historic West Adams in 2005.

The Velaslavasay Panorama has hosted the Los Angeles Old Time Social concert for five years, and is pleased to be a part of it again!”

Upcoming events include:

Los Angeles Old Time Social
Day Two of the Seventh Ever LAOTS

http://oldtimeisagoodtime.com

Friday, May 18th, 2012 – 8 o’clock pm

Tickets $15 {$13 VPES Members}

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2012 Microfest
Music from Tasmania, Austria and Los Angeles

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 – 8 o’clock pm

Tickets $15 {$12 VPES Members}

Gnarwhallaby presents a program of music from Tasmania, Austria and Los Angeles. The ensemble will be performing American premieres by Ron Nagorcka and Klaus Lang, as well as a world premiere by Matt Barbier. Gnarwhallaby is Brian Walsh (clarinets), Matt Barbier (trombones), Derek Stein (cello) and Richard Valitutto (piano/keyboards).

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Charles Cushman’s Journey Through a Vanishing America
An Illustrated Lecture by Eric Sandweiss

Thursday, June 7th – 8 o’clock pm

Tickets $12 {$10 VPES Members}
Charles Cushman, amateur photographer and part-time businessman, traveled back and forth across the United States between 1938 to 1969, spending much of his time in California. During that time, he created over 14,000  Kodachrome slides documenting mid-century American life in vibrant color.
Eric Sandweiss is a professor of architectural and urban history at Indiana University. His new book The Day in its Color: Charles Cushman’s Photographic Journey Through a Vanishing America, will be available to purchase at the event.

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The Art of Illusions – Pre-cinematic Entertainment in Mexico
An Illustrated Lecture by José Antonio Rodríguez
Saturday, June 16th – 8 o’clock pm

Tickets $12 {$10 VPES Members}

A presentation on visual technologies, projection methods and entertainments popular in Mexico before the proliferation of cinema. This bilingual illustrated lecture will be presented in English & Spanish.

Una presentación sobre la tecnologia visual, las proyecciones y los espectaculos que precediero al cine en Mexico. Esta conferencia ilustrada se presentará en forma bilingüe en Inglés y Español.


May 8 2012

7th Ever Los Angeles Old Time Social Locations–Thursday!

We thought we’d do blog posts on each of our locations since we’ve been so lucky to find these great spots around Los Angeles that essentially provide a community service through hosting a variety of events and activities that can’t be beat!

Thursday’s Kickoff is taking place at Echo Country Outpost, which had it’s original location on Echo Park Boulevard, where they had a store and music and events and stuff. A year or so ago, they moved to this new spot, that funky gray-blue building you always wanted to know what goes on inside of on the east side of Glendale Bouleveard just before the 2 Freeway. Well, straight from the horses’ mouth, here’s what’s what with the the new ECO HQ:

ECHO COUNTRY OUTPOST IS A PRIVATE FORT AND PUBLIC GATHERING PLACE SITUATED IN THE FAROUTLANDS OF ECHO PARK. THE COMPLEX CONSISTS OF A COMFORTABLE, WARMLY ADORNED PERFORMANCE DEN, ATRIUM GENERAL STORE, TWO GARAGE BAYS, STUDIO, PUBLIC PATIO AND OUTDOOR TABLE TENNIS, SHUFFLEBOARD, BOCCE COURT.

WE MILITANTLY PURSUE SHAMELESS PLAY, FRIENDSHIP, COMMUNITY INTERACTIVITY, EGO-MINIMAL HANGING OUT, RECREATION & LEISURESPORTS, LOW AND MIDDLE ART, HIGH SCIENCE, RESPONSIBLE RECKLESSNESS, WOODCRAFT, ANIMAL THUNDER, MOTOR VEHICLE RESTORATION, FINE FILMS & LITERATURE AND WHATEVER MUSIC WE LIKE.

WE ARE HERE FOR
ART <> MUSIC <> PERFORMANCE <> LOCAL POLITICS <> IMPORTANT MEETINGS <> PARLOR NIGHTS <> FILM AND VIDEO SCREENINGS <> DRUNKEN BREAKFASTS <> OUTDOOR ADVENTURES <> YARD SPORTS <> MOTOR VEHICLE RESTORATION <> ETC.

SHOP ECHO COUNTRY
ECHO COUNTRY STORE IS OPEN! CALL TO SEE IF WE’RE THERE.

BOOK THE OUTPOST
IF YOU WANT TO PLAY THE OUTPOST, TALK TO CHRIS OR ERICA IN PERSON, OR CALL US UP, OR EMAIL US AND WE’LL DO OUR VERY BEST.

Chris and Erica, the folks in charge, are super sweet and awesome and open to all sorts of fun times.  They even provide kickass AV setups!  Donate the full amount and more to keep this amazing place going.


May 2 2012

7th Ever Los Angeles Old Time Social Cakewalk!

A Message from Katy Lou, our fearless Cakewalk Leader:

Dear Friends,

Enter the Cake Contest !!!

Generous  and wonderful people like you bring a cake to be entered in the  exciting cake contest that happens right before the cakewalk.  Cakes are judged  based on appearance only,  so let your imagination  go wild! Fabulous ribbon prizes are awarded for  the most beautiful, most outrageous, most original, sexiest, goofiest , strangest, most attractive cake etc.  The cakes are then played for by people who are participants in the cakewalk.

“What is a cakewalk,” you ask?  The easiest way to describe it is it’s like musical chairs but with old time music and dancing and each round there’s a cake as a prize!  Wow.

Our tradition at the Social is for all cake winners to share all the cakes won at the cake walk at a big yummy cake eating fest as one of the very best parts of the Old Time Social.  It probably is EVERYONE’S favorite part of the Social, in fact.  There is always plenty of cakes for everyone.

The Cakewalk will be on Saturday, May 19th after the family dance at 6:30 and just before the main dance at 8pm!

Get your cakes to the Legion Hall no later than 5:30.  We’ve got special judges this year…Curly and Georgia!

For more info email Katy at kttheflowerlady@sbcglobal.net.