First Fridays Rocks Venice on October 6, 2017! Food Trucks & Special Events Venice

First Fridays Rocks Venice on October 6, 2017! Food Trucks & Special Events Venice

Use the hashtag #AKFF to share your your photos of your delicious food with us! We can’t wait to see your pics!

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Food Truck Lineup on Abbot Kinney


Palms – California

Boba Tea & Me


Dogtown Dogs VIP Club Partner


Frach’s Fried Ice Cream

Mapuche Native Argentinian Food

My Delight Truck

Word of Mouth Truck

AKFF FOOD TRUCKS First Fridays VeniceCalifornia – Santa Clara

A Beautiful Life Jamaican Food Truck

Chancho’s Tacos

Kogi BBQ

Mess Hall Canteen

Pink Taco Truck

Rice Balls of Fire

Rolln Lobster

Smhokin Pot

Stop Bye Cafe

The Fix on Wheels

The Original Grilled Cheese Truck

Best Food Truck Event:

Best Food Truck Event-2017 Abbot Kinney First Fridays from ArgonautAbbot Kinney First Fridays Wins Award Again from the Voters!

Published in the Argonaut Newspaper. Thanks for your voting this iconic event in Venice!

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Food truck crowd at palmsSanta Clara – San Juan

Baby’s Bad Ass Burgers

Street Kitchen LA

Cousins Maine Lobster

Sanook Soi 38

Blue Nova

SoCal Caribbean Halal Food

San Juan – Westminster

Ridges Churros Bar

crowd at The BrigThe Brig Parking Lot

Baby’s Badass BBQ
Border Grill
Kogi Truck
+ more


More Events on First Fridays:

High Voltage at Electric Lodge: This is a must see show! High Voltage consists of an array of performing artists and dancers aimed at making the audience feel that jolt of excitement! Hosted by associate artistic director Josh Berkowitz, each ticket is only $10 that’s a steal for this quality of entertainment! Head on over early, since show starts prompt at 9 and so you get a parking spot or valet park it..

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Abbot Kinney and Brooks (west end, closest to beach).

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Lincoln Blvd the Next Abbot Kinney in Venice

Lincoln Blvd the Next Abbot Kinney in Venice

Lincoln Blvd. has come a long way!

Take a stroll down Lincoln Boulevard for a change. This up and coming street is a great place to spend an afternoon exploring or somewhere to chill on your lunch break. You’ll find great bars and resturants to eat up and down the street.

Helen’s Cycles is a well known bicycle shop where anyone can rent bikes and get tips on some great rides nearby. All up and down Lincoln Blvd there are a ton of murals, perfect for picture taking.

There’s tons of little shops including a pyschic and tarot card reading if you’re feeling curious about your future.

The night scene the Blvd becomes more alive than in the day time. There are various bars and gastropubs up and down the street.

Definitely check out Wurstkuche! It’s a sausage restaurant and bar that has a twist on the normal hot dog, ranging from a classic Italian to a gourmet sausage. There are exotics where brave customers can try rattlesnake, duck, pheasant etc. They carry an extensive range of beer, from German, Belgian and American IPAs. If you’re a fan of beer and sausages this is a great place to eat and hang with friends.

burgers n brews lincoln blvd

Burgers n’ Brews is a great place to eat if you love burgers and beers on tap. It’s a fairly new restaurant where the burgers served are all gourmet and for a great price. All the burgers are served with fries however you can substitute them for sweet potato fries or even a fresh kale salad. They have IPA’s and Lagers all handpicked and local beers. 

Venice nightlife The LincolnAnother hotspot is The Lincoln, which has been previously featured on AKFF. Great cocktails and strong!

If you’re looking for a chill place to hang check out Lincoln Blvd!


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Venice First Fridays is Back to School! Start the Holiday with Our Food Truck List, Join Our VIP Club & Support Local Film Makers!

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Use the hashtag #AKFF to share your your photos of your delicious food with us! We can’t wait to see!

⇒ First Fridays FAQ

⇒ Food Truck FYI

⇒ First Fridays Map

⇒ Top 5 Food Trucks



Food Truck Lineup on Abbot Kinney

San Juan – Brooks

Ridges Churro Bar


crowd at The BrigSanta Clara – San Juan

Rolln Lobster

Rice Balls of Fire

Crispy Cuban

Street Kitchen LA

Steamy Bun Truck

Mess Hall Canteen

Mapuche Native Argentinian Food

Marcel Waffle

Pickles & Peas

Spoon & Pork

Triple Threat Truck

Pink Taco Truck

Abeautifullife Jamaican Food Truck


Support Local Film Makers:

Fund Harris Kubrick Indie Film Monica Indie Film Makers Launch Crowd Funding Campaign  

You can be a part of Film History!

Come out and support our local indie film makers who are producing a film about the man who discovered Stanley Kubrick, one of the most iconic directors of our time.

The film is produced by Santa Monica locals: Director, F.X Feeney and Executive Producer, Susan Casanova Vercellino. Show your support for the film through the crowd funding campaign, thru September 14. Contributors will receive exclusive merchandise, for example, a Limited Edition Poster designed by AKFF Editor, Janet Gervers, attend the Los Angeles premiere and more. Get involved, receive exclusives, and be a part of film history!

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Food truck crowd at palmsSan Juan – Santa Clara

Sanook Soi 38

Zematruck Latin Vibes

The Original Grilled Cheese Truck

Go Beyond the Bowl

Rad Coffee Truck

Stop Bye Cafe


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California – Venice


Go Fusion N Grill

Dreamy Creations Cupcake Truck

Pinch of Flavor Truck

BBQ Smokehouse

Boba Tea & Me

Whole Sam

The Brig

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

5 Fun Ideas Before Heading Back 2 School!

5 Fun Ideas Before Heading Back 2 School!

Before you go back to school see AKFF’s five ideas that will make this summer the most memorable.

Malibu Creek State Park

Malibu State Creek ParkSummer hikes are always a great idea with friends or family! Malibu State Creek Park has a dope hiking trails that range from a light walk to climbing over rocks for those who love living on the edge. There is a $10 parking fee and $1 to buy a trail map which I would recomend. All together it is an 8 mile hike which typically takes three and a half hours to complete depending on which trails you decide to hike. However you don’t have to hike all 8 miles. There’s a popular Rock Pool where most hikers hangout, go for a swim or a picnic. This hike is without a doubt worth the experience for the views and the pictures!

1925 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302


First Thursdays, San Pedro

1st Thursdays San PedroEvery First Thursdays of the month local Art Galleries hold a free event showcasing their art and other artist work. It’s a great experience and there are always positive vibes around the event. It’s family oriented and there is a sense of a close knitted community. This event is held in downtown old San Pedro and takes over 6th, 7th, and Mesa street. So a full three blocks of Art, Food Trucks, and local restaurants! It’s a great place to meet new people and take the dopest pics under the Tivoli Lights which a strategically placed through the streets.

San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, 390 W. 7th street San Pedro, CA


The Pike in Downtown Long Beach

Whether you’re 5 years old or 60 years old, the pike is without a doubt the place to be on any night of the week! There’s a Ferris Wheel that’s huge but always fun to ride, with the fam or even on a date night. You can take a walk down to Rainbow Harbor which is right across the street and check out their local comic book store, arcade and the other novelty shops. Even rent some bikes for an afternoon/evening ride! There is so much to do in this area it’s almost impossible to list, however they’re all pretty great experiences.

The Pike Outlets, 95 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802


Marina Del Rey: Summer Concerts

Marina del Rey Summer Concert-Blue-Oyster-Cult AKFFThe summer concerts have not yet come to an end! If you and you’re friends are still looking for these dope summer concert vibes Marina Del Rey has the fix. The concert series is going on until the 26 of August, Thursdays and Saturdays starting at 7pm. So come on out and catch the last couple shows while you can!

Burton Chase Park 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA


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AKFF Guide to the Best Summer Vibes

AKFF Guide to the Best Summer Vibes

Summer is a whirlwind of fun adventures and spur of the moment plans. Let me guide you guys to some upcoming summer events, where you can take the dopest pictures and not break your bank account.

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Westside Summer Concerts: this page has all the line ups for this summer’s free concerts! Whether you like a beach venue or a park, this is the guide to help you find the perfect summer concert for you. Check it out if you’re a music lover or if you’re looking for a good time!

Summer Events in the Southbay

IMG_0928Southbay Event Guide this page has all the dopest events happening this summer! Surf Festivals, Concerts in the park and so much more! Go check it out if you like water sports or if you’re in the area and looking for something fun.


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A Guide to Summer Events in the Southbay

A Guide to Summer Events in the Southbay

Summer brings us free outdoor shows and festivals!  So where to begin.. those who love anything art related there are a few events coming up to peak your interest.

Magala Cove Lawn Art Show

Magala Cove Lawn Art Show

Malaga Cove Lawn Art Show

This event consists of original pieces from local artists in a family friendly environment. The type of art varies including jewelry, 3D sculptures, paintings, ceramics and photography. The artist attend the events to chat with people who are interested in buying their work and just to enjoy a friendly conversation with a fan. This art show has been a tradition in Palos Verdes for about 75 years.

Malaga Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
July 15-16th 10am-5pm

IMG_0816South Bay Greek Festival 

For all my foodies out there, the Greek festivals combines great food and a dope cultural experience. The festival brings in mostly locals who go to the church or who live near it. The festival showcases traditional dances and tasty authentic Greek food. The vibe is always welcoming to newcomers and those who just want to learn about and experience a new culture. The admission fee is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and children are free. The tickets will be sold at the door.


722 Knob Hill Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
July 14: 5pm-10pm   July 15: 12pm-10pm  July 16: 12pm-9pm

International Surf Festival

The 56th annual event that incorporates swimming, surfing, and various other beach activities  into the entire IMG_0933festival. In the past there were different festivals for each beach city however this festival has combined the South bay area into one 4 day festival. Participants range from ages 8-80 years old in any of the events available. The beach is filled with sponsors passing out free samples and fun activities for those of us who just want to walk around and scope the scene. To participate in the festival sign ups are located on their website.

International Surf Festival Details

Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
August 3, 4, & 6

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The 20th annual event is sponsored by a local Mexican restaurant, Riviera Mexican Grill. This event is an event connected to the International Surf Festival. This is a paddle boarding event that is held at Torrance Beach, participants are to paddle 7 miles out and come back to shore as fast as possible. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and a free breakfast burrito complimentary from Riviera Mexican Grill. Online registration is $40 and Beach registration is $50. There is going to be a raffle held for all the participants with some exciting prizes. So come out and support or join in on the fun!

R-10 Paddle Board Details

387 Paseo De La Playa, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
August 6 at 8am

Redondo Beach: Cruise at the Beach

IMG_0929This event is for all my car fanatics, the Redondo Beach’s Ruby’s host a classic car meet up where owners of these cars post up and admire each others cars. The event is located in the parking lot of Ruby’s near seaside lagoon which is a fun idea for families to check out after a day at the beach. The vibes are always great around this area and especially at car shows. Everyone is open to talk about their cars or give advice to anyone who is restoring a classic car. The event does not exclude newer models or even motorcycles, it’s a friendly atmosphere that most families in the area attend. This is a great event to come take pictures and enjoy the vibes of the beach and the company of great friends.

245 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
April-October 27, Every Friday from 4pm-8pm

Manhattan Beach Concerts: Polliwog Park

IMG_0925This is an annual event that takes place starting the first weekend in July until the first weekend in September. This usually consists of local bands or bands in the surrounding area coming together for an afternoon of music. The performances are free to anyone who attends and likes to chill out to music. Most of the bands performing are cover bands. Usually people who attend this event bring blankets to sit on and make it an evening picnic. This event usually attracts locals and families but are open to anyone who would like to check it out. The surrounding area is a great place to chill and not too far away from the pier and local shops. The link below shows the lineup of bands that are to play each sunday. So come out and check out some great cover bands and chill vibes.

Manhattan Beach Concert Line Up

1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Thru September 5, e
very Sunday starting at 5pm 

San Pedro: Music By The Sea
This event has live music starting around 12pm and vendors selling crafts and even massages. It is held at a local park in San Pedro and it begins the first Sunday in July and ends on July 30. It is an annual event that brings out all the locals from San Pedro and the surrounding area. It is a great place to relax and have a nice BBQ on a Sunday afternoon. The event is free and welcoming to anyone who would like to attend. I have grown up attending this event and I have to say there has never been a bad vibe present at this event. Mostly families and friends come out for the music and the overall vibes. The only down fall of the event is the parking situation, so come early for a good spot!  I’ll catch you guys out there!

Music by the Sea line up

807 W Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731
July 2 to July 30, every Sunday
from 12pm-5pm