Exaltation of Aphrodite

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March 18, 2017

There to astonish the globe,
Terrible, beautiful, mighty,
Clad with desire as a robe,
Rose Aphrodite

Goddess of Fertility



After many nights of respite the Velaslavasay Panorama emerges on
the Day of the Goddess of Fertility to announce forthcoming attractions.

Miss Tosh & the DOC
Department of Curiosities Lingerie Salon & Meet Miss Tosh
Saturday, April 1st, 2017 - Noon 'til 6PM
Suggested Donation $4-6

The Velaslavasay Panorama invites you to a daytime 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 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).


Miss Tosh & the DOC
An Evening Burlesque Performance with Miss Tosh
featuring the Exquisite Lingerie of the Department of Curiosities

Saturday, April 1st, 2017 - 8PM to 10PM
$18 General - $15 VPES Members
Tickets Available Online

Following the daytime trunk show, in the evening Miss Tosh will perform two of her renowned Burlesque acts on the Panorama's 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 and the their according 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 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.
Advanced ticket purchase is highly reccommended.


The Minnow Show!
Coming Soon: The Minnow Show! We'll watch movies, make movies, have popcorn for breakfast and do art instead of (home)work, Sunday mornings at 11AM. A matinée, kid-friendly series of films followed by Arts & Crafts workshops in the garden, with treats for kids & adults alike.
The Minnow Show! Episode 1 -
Sunday April 2nd, 2017 at 11 AM

The Minnow Show! Episode 2 -
Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at 11 AM

The Minnow Show! Episode 3 -
Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at 11 AM


The Velaslavasay Panorama
1122 W. 24th Street
LA, CA 90007
(213) 746-2166

ref. The Return of Aphrodite by Grant Allen