Ostara, The Divinity of the Radiant Dawn & Upspringing Light

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March 26, 2016

.the moment the sun rises on Easter Sunday morning, he gives three joyful leaps, he dances for joy...
-Jacob Grimm, 1882

Kate Clark

Enchanting Polar Panoramic Sugar Eggs remain on view on for your purchasing pleasure in the Giftshop of the Velaslavasay Panorama. Delight your hosts, family and friends this Spring season with these unique creations made by Kate Clark, anchor for Channel Parkeology--a web-tv series hosted by marionettes Park Ranger Kim Ducloand Art Ranger Kate Clark. Parkeology is a live event & art TV series that explores popular and obscure locations in Balboa Park, San Diego, from the secret lives of artifacts to closeted histories, from underground models to reimagined organ pavilions.

Forthcoming Presentations at the Velaslavasay Panorama


Hayden's Ferry Review, Superstition Review & Yemassee Journal
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
5:30 P.M.  Free to the Public

Readings by Larry Eby, Brian Oliu, Kevin Riel, Martha Silano, Lindsay Tigue, & Brandi Wells


Red Hen Press / Los Angeles Review Poetry Event
Friday, April 1st, 2016    6 P.M. 'til 8 P.M.
Free with RSVP


A reading featuring Dana Gioia, Adrienne Kalfopoulou, David Mason, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Laurel Ann Bogen, Katherine Coles, Brendan Constantine, Nicelle Davis, Kim Dower, Ramon Garcia, Kevin Goodan, Jane HIlberry, Ron Koertge, Gary Lemons, Holaday Mason, Heather Aimee O'Neill, Jessica Schneiderman, Peggy Shumaker, Tess Taylor, Jacqueline Tchakalian, William Trowbridge, and Sarah Wetzel.


Ampersand Salon
Sunday, April 10th, 2016
5 P.M. 'til 8 P.M.  Free Admission

Ampersand LA offers a review of art, music, film, dance, theater and literature throughout the gardens and grounds of the Velaslavasay Panorama. The day will include ongoing performances by select artists such as Sex Stains, Mia Doi Todd, Justine Aronson, Frosty, Mecca Vazie Andrews, Rebecca Bruno & Samantha Mohr, Katie Antonsson and Kelby Vera. 

cold worm !

COLD WORM (time, auto-corrected) 
Sunday, April 17th, 2016
Doors 6:30 P.M. / Lecture 7 P.M.
RSVP Only: rsvp@wendemuseum.org


An illuminated lecture performed by Yelena Zhelezov and Kate Dollenmayer, COLD WORM (time, auto-corrected) is a presentation of slides and films from the Cold War archives of the Wende Museum, projected in their original formats. This illuminated lecture is inspired by the position of the Dutch cultural scientist Johan Huizinga, who “described the work of the historian as a performance, since the researcher is forced to make conceptions of social life, events and entities of the past by himself.  A historical book is thereby a script of a performance of the historian and his conception of history.” (Time, Non-representational Theory and the "Performative Turn" by Peter Dirksmeier & Ilse Helbrecht)

Yelena Zhelezov (artist as historian) is based in Los Angeles and Polotsk (Belarus). She often cites and samples film as an ephemeral record of social and aestethic history in her practice.
Kate Dollenmayer (archivist as performer) is the Audiovisual Archivist at the Wende Museum in Culver City, which collects and preserves art, artifacts, archives, films, and personal histories from Cold War–era Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union relating to the period 1945–1991.

Interested parties should RSVP by sending an email with the subject line "COLD WORM" to rsvp@wendemuseum.org. This free program is supported in part by a grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs for the City of Los Angeles.




DCA           Wende Museum

Sinking Sea

DRAG CITY & dublab Present
Sailing A Sinking Sea
Thursday, April 21st, 2016   8 p.m. 'til 10 p.m.

A film by Olivia Wyatt
Doors Open at 8 p.m. & Film Begins 8:30 p.m.
Followed by a Q&A with the Director and Performance by Bitchin' Bajas
with Musical Presence by Frosty and Arshia Haq (DISCOSTAN)

Sailing A Sinking Sea is a feature-length experimental documentary exploring the culture of the Moken people of Burma and Thailand. The Moken are a seafaring community, traditionally spending eight months out of the year in thatch-roofed wooden boats. Viewers will swim under the sea past fishes and mermaids, sail boats across turquoise waters, land on 13 distinct islands, step inside sea shanties on stilts, dance between lovers and emerge drenched in Moken mythology. The film is scored by Bitchin' Bajas (Drag City) and Directed by Olivia Wyatt, an award-winning filmmaker and photographer. Wyatt directed, produced, shot and edited three feature-length documentaries, Staring into the Sun (2011), The Pierced Heart & The Machete (2013), and Sailing A Sinking Sea (2015).






Sid the Cat Presents
Julianna Barwick
Friday, May 6th, 2016  8 p.m. 'til 11 p.m.
General $
{Current VPES Members who purchase tickets will
receive a $5 coupon for use in our giftshop.}


Since her 3rd album, Nepenthe, was released in 2013, Julianna Barwick has toured with Sigur Rós, sung with children’s choirs around the world, recorded and performed with the Flaming Lips, recorded Bach’s Adagio from Concerto In D Minor on Sony Masterworks, played piano and sang with Yoko Ono and brewed a wasabi beer, Rosabi, with Dogfish Head. Barwick’s diverse past has also included collaborative albums with Ikue Mori and Helado Negro, a remix commission from Radiohead and her song Vow remixed by Diplo. Upcoming Barwick projects include a film score, a music box, and a new album set to release May 6th on Dead Oceans Records. Pre-performance reservations highly recommended.


Programming for the Velaslavasay Panorama is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Velaslavasay Panorama Enthusiast Society.

The Velaslavasay Panorama
1122 W. 24th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 746-2166