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Velaslalsvlassla... oh heck, it's an ice cream social

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With all our recent focus on drugs, poopie, dead winos, starlets on drugs, tattooed rock'n'roll cellphone exhibitionists, kids on drugs, guys who like young girls a little too much, kid show hosts on drugs, self-lovers, rock festivals with swear words in their names organized by guys who have various terms for self-love in their band names, and more drugs, we figured it might be time to give a little space to some good clean fun coming up this weekend.

An ice cream social to be specific. An ice cream social with aerial bicycles and carnivorous plants, to be more specific. It's a fundraiser to help the Velaslavasay Panorama re-open in its new location in the West Adams Historic District, and it's happening this Sunday from 4-6 pm. What is the Velaslavasay Panorama, besides something really hard to type and something even harder to pronounce? We're not really sure, other than they used to have a 360 degree painting in that round building that used to be on Hollywood Blvd., and when they got kicked out of that building, they left so much neat stuff around the lot that it looked like a 140-year-old scientist/clown's attic exploded.

Their new place is at the beautiful old Union Theatre at 1122 West 24th Street near USC, and they're asking for a measly $10 per person to help refurbish the place. In exchange, each donater receives an exotic ice cream float, a show of some sort of terrifying daredeviltry by Erik Newman the Reluctant Aviator, entrance to the sinister foliage garden and previously noted carnivorous plant display, and a chance to play games. Wholesome games. Games that don't require dry pieces of spaghetti and body orifices and subsequent trips to the emergency room.
You might want to give it a shot.

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