It’s the last month of Summer – join Abbot Kinney 1st Fridays in Venice! You’ll make Abbot Kinney proud, after all he was a real estate developer and visionary who modeled Venice after Venice, Italy, dredging up swampland to become this beautiful city by the sea! It started out as canals only, no street traffic at all- can you imagine that! What if we could ride in gondolas on First Friday as they went up and down the boulevard and over to the Boardwalk- too cool! If you want to check out more about Venice, click to Dr. Arnold Springer’s website, it’s chock full of spicy characters that make up Venice!
MILKMADE and Apolis are showing off their new Venice bag and other new goodies from Apolis. It’s questionable as to how this will work as the first 50 who rsvp will be offered free food and drink. Ok , I did that but it may be too late for you. Just tell them you saw it on the Abbot Kinney 1st Fridays blog and hope for the best! 1413 Abbot Kinney Blvd. RSVP@apolisglobal.com
At the opposite end of the street, Joe’s has something for the locals… live music on the patio with Corey’s Dixie Bop Quartet from 6-11:30pm, plus enjoy a free glass of wine with purchase of an entree or bar item! 1022 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Whole Foods Market at Rose and Lincoln hosts an art reception from 6-8pm with food and live music! Free parking.225 Lincoln Blvd.