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

Ben Guzman

Friday, May 18th, 2012 – 8 o’clock pm

Tickets $15 {$13 VPES Members}


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).


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.


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.