What Happened at #AbbotKinney1st on March 2, 2018?

What Happened at #AbbotKinney1st on March 2, 2018?

abbotkinney1st-crowds-foodtruck-030218-logoThe rain didn’t stop crowds from coming  to First Fridays on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice last Friday from trying all the delicious food served up from the awesome variety of food trucks.These are a few snaps of what we took at First Fridays in March. See you there next month!

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abbotkinney1stThis juicy burger says it all. Don’t you wanna just chomp into it?!!!

abbotkinney1st-food-hotdog-030218-logoHow about this luscious dog piled high with all the fixins?

abbotkinney1st-art-Isabelles-Gorilla-Aust-030218One of Isabella’s Gorillas seen on the side of Aust.

Abbot Kinney Bl. in Venice before the crowds came to First Fridays. It’s a great place for shopping and people watching.

A few more snaps from @AbbotKinney1stfood truck fridays

healthy food trucksSome healthy eating is a good thing!

abbotkinney1st-abbot-kinney-bl-nightscene-1stfridays march 2018 first fridays veniceAbbot Kinney at night.

See more photos on our social media links at top of page.

Turning Point Pilates Celebrates 10 Years in Venice – New Location + Beauty Services

Turning Point Pilates Celebrates 10 Years in Venice – New Location + Beauty Services

turningpointpilates-akffvipclub-partner-08-RobinTurning Point Pilates celebrated 10th Anniversary by introducing its new prime location in the heart of Venice at 910 Garfield Avenue and world-renowned Abbot Kinney Boulevard. The studio started in Venice and  was previously in Marina del Rey.


The premiere and only truly Classical Pilates studio in Venice is founded by Pilates expert and entrepreneur, Robin SoloThe studio specializes in helping clients master their bodies and health by turning back the clock, essentially defying the aging process so that they look, feel and act younger.

Turning Point Pilates is a fully equipped boutique studio teaching the Classical Pilates Method, meaning that it’s as close to the teachings of creator Joseph Pilates as possible. Clients receive exceptional private and group instruction with a high level of personal attention in the warm, serene modern space.

Solo says, “My team and I truly enjoy being of service to our clients. We wanted to move into the heart of where most of our clients live, which is why we picked the new location in Venice. We’re here to make every ‘body’ feel empowered via the traditional classical Pilates method. My greatest pleasure is seeing people come in as beginners and then far surpass their prior limitations—whether it be overcoming an injury, the feeling of having lost their vitality or just needing to increase strength, tone and flexibility.”

Virtual Sessions Now Available

Turning Point Pilates is happy to announce that it has now added online private instruction with Robin Solo via Zoom or Skype video conferencing, a great option for busy professionals, parents, etc in the comfort of home. Visit the studio online  for more information or book a session. Note: A reformer is not required; just a mat and  a few props.

Nano Current Facial Treatments

 A new service is nano current facial treatments, an electrical skincare treatment, a non-invasive pain-free age-reversal technology, firming muscle tone and improving the appearance of wrinkles and providing a subtle lift.  You can get your face and your body in shape at Turning Point Pilates!

15% OFF at Turning Point Pilates for AKFF VIP Club Members

The AKFF VIP Club Membership offers  a way to live a great lifestyle and get treated like a VIP without having to pay VIP Prices!  Access ALL AKFF VIP Club Promo Codes 

The studio features first floor entry,  ocean breezes and an intimate boutique neighborhood energy. Many local clients are walking and cycling to the studio, so the convenient location also reduces the business’s carbon footprint, which is a welcome and sustainable benefit for the environment. 910 Garfield Ave at Abbot Kinney Bl, Venice 90291

Visit Turning Point Pilates online or Call Robin:  310-617-6816

AKFF Is Back On the Blvd November 3! Get The Latest on Abbot Kinney First Fridays!

AKFF Is Back On the Blvd November 3! Get The Latest on Abbot Kinney First Fridays!

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

akff⇒ First Fridays FAQ

⇒ Food Truck FYI

⇒ First Fridays Map

⇒ Calendar


Food Truck Lineup on Abbot Kinney

The Brig akff

California – Venice

Steamy Bun Truck
Pinch of Flavor Truck
Dreamy Creations Cupcake Truck
Frach’s Fried Ice Cream
Pickles & Peas
Boba Time & Me
Pink Taco Truck

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LA Dodgers AKFF Member Specials!

Become a member today and see special deals we have for you from our NEW Partners! Offer lasts thru Saturday! Get it Here >

partner-Neckwork-Expert-akffvipclubNeckwork Expert, Mar Vista

Life has its share of pains in the neck (bosses, family, etc). Holding onto the pain is a choice. It’s time to Release, Realign, Refresh and Renew with customized massage therapy that unleashes the REAL you!Master Massage Therapist Yvonne Larson customizes each treatment to the individual needs of her clients.
Special Offer for AKFF VIP CLUB Members only: 40% OFF Ninety Minute Massage.  

JLee-Photography-headshot-AKFF-Vip-ClubPartnerJ. Lee Photography, Santa Monica

This Santa Monica photographer specializes in headshots, portraits, and lifestyle photography. You’re in LA and you need a great headshot for your audition – and one you can afford by an experienced photographer- we got it right here for AKFF VIP Club Members!
Special Offer for AKFF VIP CLUB Members only: $99 Headshot: 1 Look, 3 Edited images.


The-Whole-9-Gallery-vipclub-partner-storeThe Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City

The Whole 9 Gallery is a gallery and retails store in downtown Culver City and an online community dedicated to empowering creatives.  The shop on 3830 Main Street features handcrafted gift items including ceramics and jewelery plus fine art.
Special Offer for AKFF VIP CLUB Members only: 15% OFF Anything in the Store.





Santa Clara – San Juan

Rice Balls of Fire
Marcel Waffle
Blue Nova
The Queso Truck
SoCal Caribbean Halal Food


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Rolln Lobster
Street Kitchen LA
Chancos’s Tacos
Del Solar Fish Tacos
Tender Grill Gourmet Brazilian Kitchen
The Original Frilled Cheese Truck
Roni Macaroni
The Fix On Wheels
I Love Funnel Cakes!!!
A Beautiful Life Jamaican Food Truck
Stopbye Cafe
Smh0kin Pot

Brooks – San Juan

Ridges Churro

crowd at The BrigThe Brig Parking Lot

Baby’s Badass BBQ
Border Grill
Kogi Truck
+ more


Extra First Fridays Event:

High Voltage at Electric Lodge Presents: D and E
Created by Jeremy Nelson and Luis Lara Malvacías, D and E is a series of highly structured improvisational duets. You won’t want to miss this!
Can’t make it to the Friday show? No problem! Catch the performance again the following day, November 4 at 9pm!
1416 Electric Ave, Venice, 90291
More Event Info 

AKFF’s List of Spooky Westside Halloween Parties! Cultural Events & Coworking News too!

AKFF’s List of Spooky Westside Halloween Parties! Cultural Events & Coworking News too!

Zombie Crawl_5th AnnualSanta Monica Zombie Crawl

Live out your walking dead dreams at the 5th annual Santa Monica Zombie Crawl Saturday, October 28! The Zombie bar crawl starts at the Santa Monica Pier at 6pm where walkers spill there guts limping and growling thier way through the city for drinks and food specials happening all night. The party continues at the official Zombie Crawl After Party at 1212 Restaurant!
Snag Your Zombie Crawl Tickets Today 


Photo Courtesy of Thriller Night

Thriller Night at 1212 Restaurant 

Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8pm-2am join 1212 Restaurant on the Promenade, for thriller dancing, video mash-ups, spooky drink specials, scary photo booth pics, and costume contest with the best demons and angels in Santa Monica. Bottle & Table Service available. Celebrate Halloween the right way and get your bloody hands on tickets for you and your squad!
1212 Santa Monica Bl, Santa Monica, CA.
Grab Your Thriller Night Tickets     

Halloween Edition: Jazz Funk Fest Santa Monica

Start your Halloween festivities with live music, mashed up with spoken word, poetry, love songs, and comedy with Paulie Dee, Gerry Fialka, Tryg Hanson and other spooky guests and audience participation if you dare! October 28 from 7pm-8:00pm, followed by live music with Eric Ahlberg from 8pm -9pmish.
UnUrban 3301 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, Ca


Cultural Events:


Photo Courtesy of UGO NONIS

Art: New Works by Ugo Nonis 

French painter and LA-based contemporary artist, Ugo Nonis will be having an opening solo show titled “America” on October 20th from 7pm-10pm at The Castelli Art space. Nonis will showcasing 20 new paintings! Exhibit up until Sunday,Oct 22.
5428 Washington Blvd, Culver City.

Photography Events: Catch 2 great photography events this Saturday, October 14th!


Photo Courtesy of Aurelia Dumont

The Alumni Photo Exhibition

The most-recent work from Aurelia Dumont’s series “Exceptional Individuals” will be on display until October 26! SMC students make sure to stop on by! Opening: October 14, 6pm.
Exhibition located on 2nd floor of Drescher Hall, Santa Monica College.




Photo Courtesy of Artmonious

The Artmonious Launch Party
Join Artmonious and celebrate the official lauch of their art app this Saturday, October 14 at 7pm. Catch featured artists, such as Alex Gross, Timothy White, Stephanie Cate and more!
1306 Abbot Kinney Bl, Venice, CA.





CulverWorks CoworkingCo-working News:

CulverWorks, the co-working space in the heart of downtown Culver City has several offices that are available NOW! Book a tour and grab your dream office space while they last! Workspace already taken? Another option is the Cafe/Flex membership, only $250  a month (WOW) check it out!
Book a Tour!

AKFF VIP Club members get five day passes for $75 bucks, saving you $50!  



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Meet Our Newest AKFF VIP Club Partners!

Meet Our Newest AKFF VIP Club Partners!

Introducing Posh Organic Nails, Spa Del Rey, & The Dailey Method! Our newest partners have teamed up with AKFF to give AKFF VIP Club Members the best discounts and deals!

Posh Organic Nails-AKFF VIP Club PartnerPosh Organic Nails

Treat yourself to the best nails shop down Lincoln Blvd! With over 500 gel colors you’ll never be limited ever again. With a vast selection of organic products including: polish remover, lotion, foot scrubs, callus remover, essential oils and polishes your nails are guaranteed to catch some eyes!
AKFF VIP Club Members receive 10% off of $20 or more! 


akff vipSpa Del Rey

Spa Del Rey’s mission statement is easy: “Organic and Vegan products and treatments to renew your state of well-being while promoting balance and harmony with nature.” With the latest spa therapies you’ll never want to leave. Treat yourself!
AKFF VIP Club Members receive  20% off any regular priced 6o min spa service!


The Dailey Method

The Dailey Method, located on Abbot Kinney Bl, is here to help you achieve a strong, lean, sculpted body through an evolving mix of fitness practices that samples the best benefits from multiple disciplines. At Dailey Method, you get a total workout!
AKFF VIP Club Members receive 20% off any package or $59 introductory special! 



Abbot-Kinney-First-Fridays-VIP-Club-Exclusive-Special-OffersBecome an AKFF VIP Club Member Today

Why?! For the deals and specials, of course! Not only will you get discounts from your favorite LA food trucks but AKFF VIP Club Members also receive deals and special from restaurants, retail, apps and more in Venice! Just $29.99 a year. Join TODAY and be a part of the AKFF family!