Upcoming Events

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.