Ringing In a Sizzling Summer with AKFF! Join Us Friday, June 2 for First Fridays Fun!

Ringing In a Sizzling Summer with AKFF! Join Us Friday, June 2 for First Fridays Fun!

Food Trucks on Abbot Kinney! June 2, 2017:)

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Will we see you at Abbot Kinney First Fridays? We sure hope so! Be sure to use the hashtag #AKFF when you’re out on the boulevard.

food truck pink taco-AKFF⇒ First Fridays FAQ

⇒ Food Truck FYI

⇒ First Fridays Map

⇒ Top 5 Food Trucks

⇒ VIP CLUB

 

Food Truck Lineup on Abbot Kinney

Come back for updates with more food trucks!

shuhari-matcha-cafe-yuzu-chicken-sandwichPalms – California

My Delight Truck
SteamyBun Truck
Peaches’ Smokehouse & Southern Kitchen
Pickels & Peas
WholeSam
Boba Tea & Me
Frach’s Fried Ice Cream


 

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California – Santa Clara

Vchos
Rolln Lobster
Street Kitchen LA
L.A. Wing Co
Okamoto Kitchen
Pinch of Flavor Truck
Tender Grill Gourmet Brazilian Kitchen
ZemaTruck Latin Vibes
Creolala
Roni Macaroni
Mexican Chuck Wagon Fusion
Chinese Laundry Truck

Santa Clara – San Juan

Crepes Bonaparte
SANOOK SOI 38
Pizza & Co
Phillyfornia
The Original Grilled Cheese Truck

 

Food truck crowd at palmsSan Juan – Brooks

Ridges Churro Bar

The Brig

Dogtown Dogs – VIP Club Partner
Baby’s Badass BBQ
Border Grill
Kogi Truck
+ more

First Fridays Essentials Guide plus, how to Celebrate Your Memorial Day Weekend!

First Fridays Essentials Guide plus, how to Celebrate Your Memorial Day Weekend!

Whether you’re a Newbie or First Fridays Regular, see our guide to navigate through all the goodness! From our First Fridays Map to our AKFF VIP Club where you get discounts on food trucks and more throughout the year!

AKFFFirst Fridays Calendar

The First Fridays Calendar has all the dates for  2017 for First Fridays. Every month is different and features different events that cater to that specific month! 1st Fridays 2017 is an all year round map out of what you should expect by going to AKFF!

 

foodtruck-huge-crowd-AKFF-6016AKFF VIP Club 

AKFF VIP Club is everything you need! You want to save money right? Well, we have a little secret for you, the AKFF VIP Club can help you do that. Get deals and save with food trucks and Venice restaurants like Dogtown Dogs and Zelda’a Corner. Members also have access to exclusive content from Venice Events.

Djs at Bulldog realty First FridaysFirst Fridays FAQ

 First Fridays FAQ is your go to page for unanswered questions. Here you will find our most frequently asked questions and you’ll be on your way to the next AKFF event question free!

 

Dudes enjoing their food on First FridaysFood Truck Events 

Food Truck Events page can hook you up! Sometimes you just can’t wait for AKFF to come around so you have to feed your cravings at other food truck events. We get it and forgive you, so we’ve made a page where you can get your fix somewhere else. Visiting our Food Truck Events page will give you location and times of different food truck events you can hit up!

Food Truck Line at Street Kitchen all nightFirst Fridays Map 

The First Fridays Map page is the holy grail. If you can’t find AKFF it would be a sad day for us all. But don’t worry we got your back. The First Fridays Map helps you find what streets the food trucks will line up on, making sure you know where to find your favorite food trucks.

 

Memorial Day Events:

Photo Courtesy: Muscle Beach Championship

Muscle Beach Body Building Competition

The annual Muscle Beach Contest is back again for Memorial Weekend, Monday May 29! Leave it to the crowd to make the experience that much more exciting. Join in on the fun! Contest begins at 10am.
Get Info on Muscle Beach Contest Here >
Venice Recreation Center, 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Ca

Mainopoly

Photo Courtesy: Mainopoly

Mainopoly

Instead of wine you’re tasting your way down main street eateries, coffee shops, and more with Mainopoly! With every location visited you have a chance to win a Taste of Main Prize Package! There will be so many places to stop by and taste your stomach won’t believe it. The culinary walk tour will be Sunday, May 28 from 3pm-8pm. Check in is at AREAL. 
Get Details on Mainopoly Here >

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Photo Courtesy: Hammer Museum

Constitution Happy Hour

Let your political views and opinions roam free at Constitution Happy Hour happening Friday, May 26 at 6pm. Friday’s topic will open discussion for “What are the rights of immigrants under the Constitution?” Have a drink and join in on the conversation at The Hammer Miseum.
Constitution Happy Hour Deets >  
10899 Wilshire Bl, Los Angeles, 90024, Ca

 

 

Venice Art Walk Sunday, May 21, 2017

Venice Art Walk Sunday, May 21, 2017

The 38th annual Venice Art Walk is one of our fave events to support! Check out the art exhibit, part of the Silent Auction at Google (for realz), hang out and catch some live music in the courtyard, plus gourmet food trucks and booths on the street. Don’t miss the legendary Artist Studio Tours from 12-4pm!

Venice Art Walk-2015-silent-auction-dogThe best part of all is that the Venice Art Walk benefits the Venice Family Clinic, providing vital healthcare for thousands of people in Venice and Los Angeles.

Whether you purchase an event T-shirt poster or other merchandise or a Studio Tour Ticket this is a donation to the Venice Family Clinic, helping to save lives.

The Google hosted event is free and Art Studio Tours are paid.

Get Artist Studio Tour Tickets >

 

AKFF Guide to Venice Art Walk

venice-art-walk-2017-akffGet There Early!
for best parking if you must drive (or take public transpo) and to get the full experience before the crowd gets ginormous – and it will! Starts at 12 noon. Hampton & Sunset Aves in Venice 90291 – back of Google HQ.

Artist Studio Tour
Buy tickets online in advance, a $50 donation that benefits Venice Family Clinic. Studio tours from 12-4pm at local Venice Artist studios. Shuttle buses (included w ticket purchase)  that take you to the studios in Venice for the tour. Pick up your ticket at Will Call booth starting at 11am.

Silent Auction
Inside the Google building you will find art from cutting edge and world reknowned artists, such as: Kelly Akashi, John Baldessari, Alison Saar and Ed Ruscha to name a few. All art is for sale and the prices are good.  If you win the auction, typically, you pay day of the event and can take it home with you!

Venice Art Walk Links:

Venice Art Walk Website >

Artist Studio Tour Tickets >

Silent Auction Online Preview >

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Marching Into May in Venice & Culver City with Art, Film Festivals & First Fridays!

Marching Into May in Venice & Culver City with Art, Film Festivals & First Fridays!

 AKFF has you covered across the board! Check out these events for some fun. New Events Added: Venice Art Walk & Venice Art Crawl!

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Photo Courtesy: Venice Art Walk

Venice Art Walk

Join artists and the Venice Family Clinic Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Google in Venice for a silent auction that showcases work from prestigious artists and other festivities throughout the day. Bids will support their help to provide quality health care for people in need. Meet local artists and get a behind the scenes look of artists’ creative process and embark on a Artist Studio Tour (ticket purchase required). Live music and live art exhibitions will be happening at Google (free)! 12pm-6pm.
Google
340 Main St, Venice, CA
(entrance on Sunset)
Purchase Ticket
Art by Sandy Bleifor Photo: Janet Gervers, Abbot Kinney First FridaysAKFF Featured Artist Studio:
Sandy Bleifor
Sandy Bleifor is a long time Venice Artist and supporter of the Venice Community. She has been instrumental in the movement creating housing for artists in Venice. Her Plastic Bag Kimono series is based on her desire to use the imagery from global tragedies and natural disasters to create a call of action. To check out Sandy Bleifor’s Artists Studio and others make sure to purchase an Artist Studio Ticket to see all the Art Studios!
  

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Photo Courtesy: Venice Art Crawl

Venice Art Crawl

Venice Art Crawl is preparing for their second art crawl of the year on Thursday, May 18 6pm-10pm. The Lincoln bar/lounge will screen Art in Motion 2, a series of video works curated by Saeli Eshelman,“Sago Plastico,” the experimental work of Miranda Friedman featured at Beyond Baroque, and the exhibit “Sixth Extinction,” by British, London based artist Louis Masai  and so many more!
Get More VAC Info Here >

The Affair Arts Fest

Photo Courtesy: Affair of the Arts

Affair of the Arts 

Art really is all over LA! Beginning Friday, May 5, 5pm-8pm the 8th Affair of the Arts in downtown Culver City will be showcasing art work from 50 of Southern California top painters, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists, wood workers, glass blowers and jewelry artists. All works will be available for purchase of course! The event will also be featuring arts and craft stations for the kiddos, live painting and live music. Can’t make it Friday? No problem the art fest continues into the weekend April 6 – 7, 11am-6pm!
Town Plaza, 9400 Culver Bl
More Info on Arts Fest Here >

FAFF

Photo Courtesy: FAFF

Fine Arts Film Festival

Saturday, May 13 starting at 11am the 4th annual Fine Arts Film Festival will kick off with a bang with screenings of 26 independent films about artists and the art world!
681 N. Venice Boulevard
Get Tickets for Film Fest Here >
Special Art Event, See Below: My Art Belongs to Venice

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Photo Courtesy: www.montana.edu

PXL THIS 26

He’s a filmmaker, a voracious event organizer, and lover of all things Venice. He’s none other than Gerry Fialka, coordinating director of PXL THIS 26. The film fest will include shorts, such as What Wood You Do?, Caner Alley Blues, and more! This space will have work from everyone ranging from 10 year olds to homeless artists in the Venice community. Come down and check it out for yourself on Thursday, May 18, 7:30pm.
Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA
More Info on Film Fest Here >

 

Venice-sign-Bank-of-Venice-580px-AKFFMy Art Belongs to Venice

Special Art Event at Fine Arts Film Festival. Through the workshop one will expect to explore the roles in which artists play in the life of Venice and how art centers all! Fialka surveys the history of artists in Venice, from the Beats to the Hipsters. Catch this workshop on Saturday, May 13, 12:30pm – 2:30pm.
Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Bl, Venice, CA 


 

Nextspace Coworking Every Day of the Month

Whether you need a space to work for the day, week, month, or year, coworking offers these options and so much more! AKFF is over at NextSpace and we love it plus a supporting community, strong coffee, and fun happy hours!
Find out More About NextSpace >

 

 

Dudes enjoing their food on First FridaysAbbot Kinney First Fridays

AKFF is coming in hot this month! Head on down to About Kinney Bl for all the insanely yum, delicious foods that will be served on May 5, 7pm-11pm. Be sure to come for the AKFF food truck lineup for First Fridays Wednesday. Find out how you can get discounts on food trucks.

 

 

AKFF First Fridays Scene Coverage & What’s Coming Soon!

AKFF First Fridays Scene Coverage & What’s Coming Soon!

As always the boulevard was fun and loud on Venice First Friday night. However, the festivities were in full swing last Friday because of Cinco De Mayo! Here’s all the delicious food you missed!

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Photo Courtesy: @emma.hutchy

The Prince Of Food Truck gets ready before the food rush ensues on First Fridays.

 

 

 

 

 

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Photo Courtesy: @goodfood.happymood

The salty smores ice cream hit the spot for this lucky AKFF attendee!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photo Courtesy: @cynthiale13

Sorry but It doesn’t get any better than a girls night out spent at AKFF. Am I right ladies?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photo Courtesy: @emma.hutchy

The classic churro for Cinco De Mayo hit the spot!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We loved seeing all the photos taken of your delicious food on AKFF. Be sure to continue tagging us or using the hashtag #akff to be featured on our blog!  

More to Come:

Lincoln Bl is quickly becoming a trendy spot for LA natives. The up and coming boulevard has been revamped for all to stroll through. Be sure to come back for an exclusive AKFF coverage on Lincoln Bl!

AKFF is Back on the Boulevard this Friday!

AKFF is Back on the Boulevard this Friday!

Food Trucks on Abbot Kinney!  May 5:)
JOIN AKFF VIP CLUB TODAY & GET SAVINGS 
on Select Food Trucks in all locations!

The boulevard has never smelled better! Will you be there? We sure hope so!

cuban sandwich from just in theflavorflavor⇒ First Fridays FAQ

⇒ Food Truck FYI

⇒ First Fridays Map

⇒ Top 5 Food Trucks

⇒ VIP CLUB

Food Truck Lineup on Abbot Kinney

Come back for Updates with more food trucks!

Palms – California

Frach’s Fried Ice Cream
Chancos’s Taco
Go Fusion N’ Grill
Dreamy Creations Cupcake Truck
Boba Tea & Me
Curbside Crab Cakes
WholeSam

food-truck-feeding-frenzyCalifornia – Santa Clara

Rolln Lobster
Belly BombZ
Vchos
Street Kitchen LA
Okamoto Kitchen
Pinch of Flavor Truck
Tender Grill Gourmet Brazilian Kitchen
ZemaTruck Latin Vibes
Prince of Venice Food Truck
Mexican Chuck Wagon Fusion
Yalla
Chinese Laundry Truck

Food Truck Woody's Grill First fridaysSanta Clara – San Juan

Ridges Churro Bar
SANOOK SOI 38
Marcel Waffle
The Grilled Cheese Truck LA
LA Wing Co.
NoMad Truck

 

Food Truck Line at Street Kitchen all nightSan Juan – Brooks

Blue Nova

 

 

 

 

The Brig

Dogtown Dogs – VIP Club Partner
Baby’s Badass BBQ
Border Grill
Kogi Truck
+ more