Fabulous February First Fridays! AKFF Specials & FREE Event Just Added!

Fabulous February First Fridays!
AKFF Specials & FREE Event Just Added!

Friday, February 7, 2015
Specials for AKFF Peeps & Free Event

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Coming Next Week on AKFF: Fashion on Abbot Kinney – for Men!

  • First Fridays is EVERY First Friday of the Month!
  • First Fridays starts around 5pm – 10pm
  • Food Trucks  ready to go between 5-6pm 
  • First Fridays is on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, from Venice Boulevard to Westminster
  • Plus: shops & venues on side streets such as California, Milwood & San Juan, plus Electric Ave


AKFF Special Offer:
Turning Point Pilates Just Extended Saving on Private Lesson to Feb 14, 2015! Get Details Now >

AKFF Special Offer:
$5 Tickets to Laugh Factory on Feb 11 or 18
Limited Supply – Get Tickets >

Tommy Johnagin (from a brand new show on CBS), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Steve Hofstetter (the host of Laughs on FOX), and Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911 & Family Guy)

Electric Lodge hosts a Special 1st Fridays performance at 9pm – Music-Dance – Film!

Electric Lodge is a 30 second walk from Abbot Kinney, walk on California Ave (at light) one block east parking lot there too! 1416 Electric Ave Venice 90291

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Abbot Kinney First Fridays?

Love shopping and eating  on Abbot Kinney and want to write about it? 

The Abbot Kinney First Fridays Blog is accepting submissions now for Guest Bloggers!  Email Us >

1st Fridays Coming! Get your Biz, Food Truck, Shop in our 1st Fridays Blog Post!

1st Fridays Coming! Get your Biz, Food Truck, Shop in our 1st Fridays Blog Post!

Abbot Kinney First Fridays is coming to town next Friday, February 6, 2015!

Abbot-Kinney-First-Fridays-Jan2014-foodtrucksGet revved up and ready for fun & if you’re a business owner and want to leverage the massive traffic on our blog next week!
Get in touch with our Editor ASAP! > 

intel-popup-abbotkinneyIf you want your business, whether it’s a boutique, shop, food truck, restaurant, etc to be listed w/ photo,
Contact AKFF Editor by January 30 >

If you  have Food truck related questions see this page first before contacting us.   The AKFF Blog gets a ton of email, so emails asking for info already on the blog go to the bottom of the pile. Get Food Truck Info Now >

It’s a New  Year, Get a New Body! Health & Fitness Special (near Abbot Kinney)

It’s a New Year, Get a New Body! Health & Fitness Special (near Abbot Kinney)

TurningPointPilates-Best of Westside PilatesAfter eating all the goodies (and in some cases pigging out) over the holidays, most of us have put on a few pounds and now is the time to get back into shape! Turning Point Pilates in Venice (near Abbot Kinney Bl) wants to help you get a rocking bod and is offering a New Year Special just for AKFF peeps!

New Client Special from Turning Point Pilates!

Check this out: Package of 3 Private Lessons are just $55 each, for a total of $165! Save $20 on regular price. Simply purchase by January 31, 2015.*

Turning Point Pilates: Pilates-Classe SpecialHow do you do that? You’ve got 2 options:

– Call Turning Point Pilates at 310-217-7630 and mention AKFF Special

Email Turning Point Pilates with AKFF Special in subject

Did you know that Turning Point Pilates was voted “Best of the Westside” in the Pilates category, two years in a row by Argonaut Newspaper readers. Opportunity is knocking, so don’t delay!

Turning Point Pilates is a classical pilates studio around the corner from Abbot Kinney – just head east on Venice Blvd and look for their sign in the same complex as the public storage.
*Offer is for New Clients Only.

First Fridays HOTlist Dec 5, 2014 Venice & Santa Monica

First Fridays HOTlist Dec 5, 2014 Venice & Santa Monica

Special Holiday Edition 1st Friday! Updated December 5

It’s the last First Friday of 2014 and there are special Holiday events in both Venice and Santa Monica!

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Ready, Set, Celebrate!

Let’s get to 1st Friday First: 
Friday, December 5, 5-9pm Abbot Kinney Boulevard
There will be holiday carolers going up and down Abbot Kinney Bl, shops open late with holiday specials and restaurant happy hours too! Food trucks will be there as usual so eat, drink and be merry! Remember to throw your trash away too:)
Find out which Food trucks will be at 1st Fridays >
Food Trucks get info hereon 1st Fridays >


Check out Doordash at 1st Fridays, giving away freebies at Heavenly Couture on Abbot Kinney.
Hungry and want to stay in? A cool new food delivery app! Doordash caters to  – Venice, Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Culver City, and Westwood. With restaurants on their roster like Tender Greens, Lyfe Kitchen, Sugarfish, Baby Blues, and Cafe Gratitude, to name a few, DoorDash has a selection that everyone can be excited about – whether you order on your way home from work, make it a night in with DoorDash and a movie, or are preparing for Football Sunday. Doordash is an on-demand delivery service that delivers from the best local restaurants within 45 minutes.
Get the Doordash App >


Get Your Holiday Gift Certificates & Give the Gift of a Hot Bod!

Need a gift idea this holiday season? Give a gift of fitness, like Pilates at award winning Pilates studio right here in Venice, Turning Point Pilates, conveniently located on 612a Venice Bl near Abbot Kinney.  Call 310-217-7630


Live Dance Performance at Electric Lodge on 1st Fridays at 9pm and it’s Free!  Music, Drinks, Performance, Fun! On the block behind Abbot Kinney Bl. 1416 Electric Ave, Venice, California 90291

Venice Sign Lighting
Friday, December 5, 6:15pm Pacific at Windward Sign Lighting 8pm
For the 3rd year in a row, the VENICE sign will be the star of this show! Watch the sign get lit up in festive Christmas lights by a secret  international celeb singer and Councilman Mike Bonin, enjoy live music from the Venice Symphony Orchestra and other local music acts at the VENICE Sign at Windward Avenue & Pacific Avenue.  Get drink and food specials at bars and restaurants on Windward Av. with a wristband. There are 2 ways to get a wristband:

1- donate a toy at the Venice Chamber booth for the Muscle Beach Toy Drive

2- make a donation of any amount online here for Project Angel Wing Sponsored by Venice Beach Young Professionals.

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Shop, Sip Spa at Tonight at Nitespa!
Friday, December 5, 6-10:00pm
Nitespa, the beauty spa formerly on Abbot Kinney, now in Mar vista brings holiday giving to a new level with Spakarma, 20% of proceeds from tonight funds spa treatments for cancer patients.  PLUS, EXCLUSIVE GIFTS FOR AKFF FOLOWERS:

1- complimentary brow shaping
2-skin analysis 
3- gift card for makeover w fashion photographer (value $600)

Restaurant Opening on 1st Friday!
Friday, December 5, 5-9:00 pm
While you’re at it, make sure to check out the grand opening of Status Kuo  restaurant in Mar Vista, just a hop, skip and a jump from Venice! The AKFF Blog Team checked it out for you at an exclusive tasting and really dig the chicken dishes, sandwiches (the barbecue with jack straw is awesome) and super fresh salads; the pork is really tender and succulent too. Good food, easy on the wallet! 3809 Grandview Bl 90066 See AKFF Facebook  pics >


Santa Monica 1st Friday Holiday Events 

Montana Ave. Holiday Walk
Friday, December 5, 5-9:00 pm
This fun filled event draws a huge crowd each year! Live music, sales, gift bags from select shops, parties too and Santa Claus!

More holiday events on the AKFF Holiday HOTlist >

It’s All About Venice!

First Fridays, Live Music in Venice & Venice Garden and Home Tour this Saturday!

It’s May 1 already! Start your month out with some fun events in Venice and Santa Monica. The AK Blog just added more 1st Fridays events plus the Home & Garden Tour below!

May 1 – 6

Wednesday: Miss Jessica and The Sugar Shack Attack at Danny’s 7:30 – 10:30pm
Join in on the fun at Danny’s where the locals hang to check out Miss Jessica who sings and shakes with Motown style funk! Happy Hour ends at 7, so get there early for the food and drink specials. 23 Windward Ave., Venice, CA 90291

Poetry Workshop at Beyond Baroque at Beyond Baroque 8pm – 11pm
The West Coast’s legendary and longest running free poetry workshop with rotating facilitators. Featuring  Armine Iknadossian for this month. 681 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

Thursday: Acoustic Showcase at Santinos in Venice 9:30pm – 12:30am
Listen to live music and try some of the wonderful Argentinian cuisine!

1611 Pacific Ave., Venice, CA 90291 at Pacific

Friday: 1st Fridays on Abbot Kinney Blvd. 6 – 10pm This free monthly event has been going strong for 4 years now! Enjoy the unique shopping & dining experience on Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice  90291! Check out Very Venice Gallery for their eclectic mix of local artists, including Amelia Drake’s new *Springtime Magjiks* collection in time for Mother’s Day and meet her in person. 1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice. Also check out Zingara (great for gifts too,)
585 Boardriders, the new shop around the corner at 585 Venice, Altered Spaces Gallery at the opposite end of the street with gifts and art 1221 Abbot Kinney Blvd.,
M Herrington is the new gallery in the front room at the  same address and Venice Vintage Paradise across the street for fantastic vintage finds and fun at 1144 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Jazz at Joe’s Restaurant on the patio is another place to go- it’s west of the light at Wesminster. If you want a table you need to order dinner, fyi. Live jazz from 7 – 11pmwith The Dexter Story Trio Doing a Tribute to Miles Davis. 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Saturday: Venice Garden and Home Tour 10am – 5pm: The Venice Garden & Home Tour is an annual fundraising event, benefiting the children of the Neighborhood Youth Association’s (NYA) Las Doradas Children’s Center in Venice, CA. This self-guided walking tour showcases the unique homes and gardens of the creative Venice Beach community, with original homeowner style as well as the designs of renowned architects and landscapers and has served thousands of “at risk” children and families in its 106 years. Start at NYA’s Las Doradas Children’s Center, 804 Broadway, Venice, CA.
See our Feature Article Here >

It’s Cinco de Mayo so time for even more celebration! There’s a big bash every year over at Baja Cantina from Saturday at 11am – Sunday at 2am with live music! 311 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA 90292.

It’s All About Venice!

1st Friday | First Friday | Feb 5 | A Great Time no Matter how you say it!

Abbot Kinney 1st Friday: February 5, 6-10pm

First Fridays on Abbot Kinney is this week – it’s FREE & FUN! From 6-10 get there early to find parking or walk or bike there!

Janet’s 1st Friday Pick for February:
GRAND OPENING at: Fiore Designs
This new flower shop is celebrating with a party. You will find fresh floral & garden creations along withexquisite finds & gifts at this new boutique.

Fiore Designs
Custom Florals, Event Design, & Little Luxuries
1617 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA. 90291

See our previous blog postings for other places to check out. Have fun!

PS: Janet’s Circle Networking event Coming soon February 22

It’s All About Venice!