LAVA Benefit : Solarized, Sheena + Nosebleeds, Manikineter

from Facebook

hey LAVA Space needs our help to pay some bills! come see some bands and give some cash!

(transcend the paradigm…don’t want the moon, stay yo ass on earth then)

(the freedom and liberation of paranoia, the ghost in the machine)

(the queen of comets burst through the noise)

(b-list gobots make messy trance)

DJ Yung Nila

[June 25 7-11PM at LAVA 4134 Lancaster Ave]

LAVA Benefit: The Guests, Ramona Cordova, Anili Mars, Talon Duch

from Facebook

After a bunch of bullshit, we owe the water department a lot of money. Come help us out and enjoy a bunch of dope music.

The Guests

Ramona Córdova

Anili Mars

Talon Ducheneaux

$5-20 Sliding scale love for LAVA
Doors at 7PM


[June 24 at 7pm at LAVA 4134 Lancaster Av]

Vegan Solidarity Brunch / Book / Art Sale

from Facebook

On June 17th from 10AM-2PM Food Not Bombs will be holding an all vegan brunch, book and art sale to raise funds for comrades. $5-$10 for brunch (no one turned away for lack of funds!) Tons of great books and art for sale.

50% of all we raise will go to LAVA, and the other 50% will go to the Philly J20 defense fund.

[LAVA Space 4134 Lancaster Ave]


from Go Fund Me



LAVA Space is a grassroots organizing and media center located in the Belmont neighborhood of Philadelphia. For over two decades the space has served as a place for activist groups and communities to meet, eat and share art and music.

The water department recently cut our water supply off until we jumped through numerous hoops to get a water meter installed. After this was done, we went to pay the bill and found that we were being charged $3571.82 for 10 years of not paying for water. Apparently, in 2008 someone cut the meter out of the water main so that we wouldn’t get billed. We were able to put the debt on a payment plan so that we can pay $450 upfront and then $108 per month for the next 30 months. We’re asking for help as we already have trouble keeping up with other monthly bills and it will be extremely difficult to pay this one on top of the rest.

LAVA was established to provide a meeting space and resources to a neighborhood with serious needs. The downstairs of the building houses a library, weekly produce distribution and an event space that gives a platform to artists and organizations from a wide range of backgrounds. The upstairs is used as affordable office space for groups fighting for social justice (Human Rights Coalition and Radio Prometheus) and the Shark Tank recording studio, which has become an important resource for young musicians in the community.

Please help keep LAVA afloat by donating what you can and sharing this page with your networks.


Films at LAVA Library Tomorrow

from Instagram

Tomorrow we’re screening documentary on the Quebec student strike of 2012 and an interview with radicals about gentrification. 5 to 8pm wednesday come out! (address in bio) [4134 Lancaster Av]

Lava Space Benefit Cypher with Pinkwash, Ronnie Vega and More!

from Facebook

LAVA Space is a community library and event space in Philadelphia where people meet, perform, create, collaborate and rise up. In our efforts to make the space as safe and as functional as possible, we’re raising money to fix it up a little. On January 28, noise rock geniuses Pinkwash will be playing a cypher for Philly MC’s Anili Mars, Kahlil Ali and Ronnie Vega. DJ Kilamanzego will also be rocking the house.
This will be the first of what we hope to be a monthly collaboration and fundraising event to make sure that LAVA can stay open, safe and available for everyone as a source of creativity and community.

AniLi Mars

Kahlil Ali

Ronnie Vega



Doors at 7, Music at 8

If you can’t make it to the show, but would still like to donate to efforts to improve the library and event space, stay tuned. We’ll have a page up soon for that.

Anti-Authoritarian Assembly

from Facebook

A second post-election assembly has been called for this Saturday. This is an opportunity to hear about new and ongoing projects, report back on events, share information and deepen analyses and strategies as we prepare for Trump’s inauguration and move forward into the new year.

Since this is an anti-authoritarian assembly, it will not provide a platform for political parties. Additionally, the assembly will not provide space for discussions of political or economic reform. Displays of oppressive behavior will be confronted and opposed.

This assembly is not a decision-making body. It is a space to increase coordination, communication and discuss what we would like to see in the future.

This is an open assembly, please help maintain a culture of security, as we cannot promise a cop and snitch free environment.

LAVA is a wheelchair-accessible space (with a small ramp to enter) and has an ADA approved, gender-neutral bathroom.

Saturday, January 14
LAVA Space
4134 Lancaster Ave

Movies at LAVA Library

from Instagram

movies at library tomorrow. puerto rican liberation and french youth rebellion on the menu. come by!

[Dec 28 from 5pm to 8pm at LAVA Space 4134 Lancaster Ave]

Coconut Revolution at LAVA Library

from Instagram

this wednesdays we’re watching coconut revolution! a documentary about decolonization, environmental destruction and revolution. as always it’s from 5pm to 8pm at LAVA

[December 21 at LAVA Space 4134 Lancaster Av]

Occupy and Arab Spring Movies at LAVA Library

from Instagram

next wed come watch short movies about occupy and the arab spring during library. come hang! open hours is 5pm to 8pm every wed.

[December 14 5PM to 8PM at LAVA Space 4134 Lancaster Av]