Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Saturday, April 1st, 2017 - Noon 'til 6PM
Suggested Donation $6 General / $4 Students & Seniors

We invite you to a celebration of the sensual with Miss Tosh, the Starlet of Burlesque, and the Department of Curiosities, a collection of lush Italian silk lingerie and nightwear inspired by the luminous women of the 1920s-40s. The day begins with a trunk show, wherein Department of Curiosities couturières will be available to fit you in their exquisite wares, while Miss Tosh will be circulating on the Panorama grounds to demonstrate to the finer points of the art of Burlesque.

Reservations for the daytime salon are not necessary - participation is complimentary with a daytime visit to the Velaslavasay Panorama open from 12 noon 'til 6pm (Suggested donation $4-6).

The Department of Curiosities is a collection of slow fashion luxury lingerie and nightwear created and sold in-house. The collection features a dreamy, dark tropical print influenced by the rain forest flora of Costa Rica, hand-drawn by tattoo artist Esther Garcia, and woven in the Lake Como region of Italy.

Miss Tosh is a performance artist who combines her love for The Golden Era of Cinema with her love for fashion. Her performances challenge tropes of femininity and notions of the erotic, while always leaving the audience dazzled, dazed and wanting more.

Featuring the Exquisite Lingerie of the Department of Curiosities

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:00pm

Saturday, April 1st, 2017 - 8PM

$18 General Admission / $15 VPES Members

Tickets Available Online

We invite you to an evening with Miss Tosh who will perform two of her renowned Burlesque acts on the Panorama stage. The first act brings to life the dark tropical lingerie of the Department of Curiosities collection, as we watch Miss Tosh try on different pieces according to their identities: the Starlet, the Vamp, the Noir Temptress ...

For the second act, Miss Tosh will perform her iconic fan dance, influenced, as is the Department of Curiosities line, by the luminous women of the 1920s-40s, such as the magnificent Sally Rand. Post-performance, Miss Tosh will entice attendees to the garden for a tea reception, with time for guests to peruse the Department of Curiosities collection and to spend time with Miss Tosh in a more intimate manner.

The program will begin at 8PM and doors will open at 7:30PM.

The Department of Curiosities is a collection of slow fashion luxury lingerie and nightwear created and sold in-house. The collection features a dreamy, dark tropical print influenced by the rain forest flora of Costa Rica, hand-drawn by tattoo artist Esther Garcia, and woven in the Lake Como region of Italy.

Miss Tosh is a performance artist who combines her love for The Golden Era of Cinema with her love for fashion. Her performances challenge tropes of femininity and notions of the erotic, while always leaving the audience dazzled, dazed and wanting more.

A Kid-Friendly, Matinée Film & Art Series

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 11:00am

 

 

Welcome toThe Minnow Show!

We'll watch movies, make movies, have popcorn for breakfast and do art instead of (home)work Sunday mornings at 11 A.M.

It's Sunday morning in the garden, not a critter is stirring until the Minnows of Penglai Pond rise to watch a flick & make a pic' at the Velaslavasay Panorama. Join Minnow & friends for The Minnow Show! A kid-friendly, matinée series of films followed by an Arts & Crafts workshop in the garden with treats for kids & adults alike.

Tickets Available Online
$20 General Admission (includes workshop & film)
$15 VPES Members
or 4 Tickets for $70

The Minnow Show!, Episode 1: Boy & The World
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at 11 A.M.

We'll watch the Oscar-Nominated Brazilian animated flick Boy & The World (O Menino e o Mundo, 2013) followed by a workshop in the garden led by Anna Tanner. Kids and adults will learn how to make their own set of myriorama cards - a 19th Century parlour game of re-arranging landscapes. Watch the trailer for Boy & the World HERE.

 

Forthcoming Iterations -

The Minnow Show!, Episode 2: SMOKEHOUSE SHORTS IN 16MM
Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at 11 A.M.
Smokehouse Films presents a selection of animated and educational 16mm films from their archive followed by an animated film workshop.

The Minnow Show!, Episode 3: ERNEST & CELESTINE
Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at 11 A.M.
A screening of Ernest & Celestine,  an Oscar-Nominated animation film about a mouse who's an outsider artist/daydreamer and her taboo friendship with Ernest, a troubadour and bear, will be paired with a workshop about soundmaking.

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 8:00pm

 

 The Velaslavasay Panorama welcomes the return of the LA Old Time Social for its 12th Ever annual show!

 

Performers Include:

Skillet Licorice (SF)
Bob Willoughby (TN)
Buck Ewe (Eric, Suzy & Allegra Thompson and Rafe Stefanini)

- House Band –
Paul & Emily (Santa Cruz)

- Special Cranky Performance –
Angelina Elise w/Kelly Marie Martin

Tickets Available Online

$20 General Admission / $18 VPES Members

The LA Old Time Social is an annual 3-day event of Old-Time fiddle & banjo music with a selection of workshops and dances culminating with the Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest. Performers travel from all over the world to take part in this festival and the Velaslavasay Panorama is the regular one-night host of the tradition. For more information about the festival, visit the LA Old Time Social website.

 

This production is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs and by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

A Kid-Friendly, Matinée Film & Art Series

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 11:00am

 

 

Welcome to the second episode of The Minnow Show!

We'll watch movies, make movies, have popcorn for breakfast and do art instead of (home)work Sunday mornings at 11 A.M.

It's Sunday morning in the garden, not a critter is stirring until the Minnows of Penglai Pond rise to watch a flick & make a pic' at the Velaslavasay Panorama. Join Minnow & friends for The Minnow Show! A kid-friendly, matinée series of films followed by an Arts & Crafts workshop in the garden with treats for kids & adults alike.

Tickets Available Online
$20 General Admission (includes workshop & film)
$15 VPES Members
or 4 Tickets for $70

The Minnow Show!, Episode 2: Smokehouse Shorts in 16mm
Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at 11 A.M.

We'll watch a variety of short films - including stop action animation and whimsical dramas - from the archive of Smokehouse Films. These will be projected on actual 16mm film and will include an overview of projection methods.  Archivist & Filmmaker John Cannizzaro of Smokehouse Films will lead a workshop on animation that will involve painting/drawing directly on 16mm film. These creations will then be projected.