Presentations & Performances

LAOTS 2015

10th Ever Los Angeles Old Time Social
Friday, May 15, 2015
8 o'clock pm
Tickets $20

Join us in celebrating Day 2 of the 10th Los Angeles Old Time Social! The Velaslavasay Panorama hosts the Friday concert, part of the 4-day fest celebrating Old Time music and sociability.

The lineup includes:

The Gallus Brothers

Gallus Bros.

The Gallus Brothers sound like a record collection found in the basement of a retired acrobat with a penchant for good old fashioned blues. Devin Champlin savagely syncopates on a reso-phonic guitar, while Lucas Hicks amps it up by playing percussion on a suitcase full of bones, bells and antique tomfoolery. Both are talented multi-instrumentalists and their sets are a mix of country blues, old tin pan alley songs, mandolin and fiddle tunes, and a dash of danger by way of acrobatic antics. 

Beverly Smith & John Grimm

Beverly Smith & John Grimm come from Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, Georgia. Since 2010 John and Beverly have been performing together at festivals, concerts, workshops and dances across the country and abroad. Their performances feature traditional country duets, fiddle tunes and originals.

Riley Baugus, Sabra Guzman, Trevor & Travis Stuart

and house band
The Happy Neighbor Club
Happy Neighbor

The Happy Neighbor Club loves getting together to explore old-time string band traditions from obscure corners of the globe. The members, all from the greater Los Angeles area, have been playing music since the 1960s in various configurations. Expect to hear an exotic mix of Mexican paso dobles, Hawaiian marches, Italian polkas, Texas rags, Puerto Rican mazurkas, and even a Finnish hummpa.

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Polar Film Club

Mush! To the Movies!

The fourth installment of Mush! To the Movies! Polar film series:


Friday, June 26, 2015
7:30 pm
Tickets $10

Free with RSVP for current members of the Velaslavasay Panorama Enthusiast Society and Los Angeles Filmforum
contact event[at]panoramaonview[dot]org

UK, 1919, 81 min., Restored digital projection
Directed by Sir Ernest Shackleton & Frank Hurley
Silent with score

Restored by the British Film Institute, this is the original film recounting one of the most revered expeditions in history - the 1914 journey of the Endurance and its crew to cross the Antarctic continent via the South Pole, led by legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. Frank Hurley was hired to document the trip and in doing so created a remarkable, meditative film on the awe of nature and the struggle of man to journey through its harshest climate.

Preceding short films TBA.

Mush! To The Movies! Is a selection of films spanning over 90 years of glacial activity and handpicked by Los Angeles Filmforum's Director Adam Hyman and Sara Velas & Ruby Carlson of The Velaslavasay Panorama. The series will feature six events with free popcorn offered to all in the Nova Tuskhut, and an installation featuring the only Arctic Trading Post on the North American Continent, located on the grounds of the Velaslavasay Panorama. Attendees will be given a unique souvenir Polar Passport and those who attend all six screenings will receive a surprise gift and a chance to win a night's stay in The Nova Tuskhut!


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Black Sheep 2015

In this Year of the Wooden Sheep 2015, we hope to continue in our mission to present the public with an ever-stimulating and much expanded array of functions, entertainments, and marvels to complement our panoramic ambitions; please consider becoming a member of the Velaslavasay Panorama Enthusiast Society, that you may contribute to our efforts in bringing wonders many and unique to the great city of Los Angeles and beyond.




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