Select Events Curated By Abbot Kinney First Fridays –
Vision Boards, Goal Setting, Launch Events, Art Expo, in Santa Monica, Culver City & Westchester LAX Area.
UPDATED – NEW EVENTS ADDED: JANUARY 18, 2019
Vision Board Workshop
January 30, 2019, 7-9pm
Culver City, CA
Info & Tickets
What’s your vision for 2019? If you’re not sure, this workshop help you focus on your dreams for the year in a visual way that’s fun! Tickets $20.
Pink Money Pow Wow!
January 31, 2019, 7:30-9:30pm
Culver City, CA
Promote your business, inspire and be inspired, network with other female entrepreneurs and professionals, and gain some useful resources. Meet local like minded women for support, inspiration, resources and networking. GirlSpace and PINK MONEY INC. Girls Just Wanna Have Funds. Free, Refreshments served.
BizWomenToday Networking Launch Event
January 16, 7-9pm Wednesday
Blankspaces Culver City
Let’s start with a networking event that also serves as the launch of BizWomenToday! This new venture is all about elevating and celebrating Women in the business world. Besides networking a panel will take place that includes Founder of BizWomenToday alsoEditor and Founder of this blog, Janet Gervers, along with Emmarie Dempsey, Founder of GirlSpace and EmmarieBoard and Sami Toussi, Founder of Sami Toussi Coaching.
Tickets are Free & VIP Level, where you get a whole year of promotion for your business for only $25.
Ticket Sales End January 15.
Goal Setting for Business w/ The D*E*B Method
January 18, 2019 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Friday
LAX Coworking, Westchester
Start the year off right with a goal-setting Lunch N Learn from Debra Eckerling of The D*E*B Method Come up with a mission statement, set short and long-term goals, prioritize, make a plan, and get ready to take on 2019!
January 31-February 3
Barker Hanger, Santa Monica
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There’s noting like a visual feast for the eyes that also feeds your senses and photo LA serves it up! This annual photography art expo showcases photography from artists around the world. Tickets start at $20, best deal is weekend pass for $30.
Santa 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.
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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
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, 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!
Featured Photo Courtesy of fotolia.com
A documentary about James B. Harris, who discovered Director Stanley Kubrick and created three iconic movies together is in the works – and you can be a part of it!
Harris Kubrick: Genius Takes Two is the title of this feature that is slated for release later in 2017. Currently, there is a crowd funding campaign offering Exclusive Collectibles for Donors – a way you can become involved in this historic project.
Santa Monica film makers, Director, F.X. Feeney and Executive Producer, Susan Canova Vercellino from HK Productions are telling the story of this historic relationship between Harris and Kubrick.
Director F.X. Feeney met Harris in the 1980’s and was impressed by his features: The Bedford Incident and Fastwalking and has interviewed Harris many times. Executive Producer, Susan Canova Vercellino has been working closely with Harris since 2000, and is one of the lead producers on Harris’s upcoming film Alex.
In order for it to become a full-fledged feature length film, a fundraising campaign is in the works, offering: Limited Edition signed posters and books, and tickets for two to the Los Angeles Premiere and VIP Party and more.
Jump on this opportunity today to become part of film history since it ends on September 14, 2017.
SEE THE WEBSITE: HKdocumentary.net
Website designed by Janet Gervers, Jagmedia, also Founder & Editor, Abbot Kinney First Fridays.
Want to spice up your Summer? Hit up these FREE live music happenings near you!
Santa Monica Pier: Twilight Concerts
Starting Thursday, June 22, up and coming artist Khalid will be the first performer to kick off the Twilight Concert series on the pier. Booths with food and drink options are on the pier, including a Beer and Wine Garden!
Starting June 22 – August 26, 2017
Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
Khalid/Bibi Bourelly – June 22
Lemaitre/Coast Modern – June 29
Marcia Griffiths/Jah9 – July 13
Eric Burdon & The Animals/Mr Elevator/Rusty’s EAC: Arms Akimbo – July 20
Miami Horror/Cleopold – July 27
Valerie June/Irma Thomas – August 3
Mon Laferte/Buscabulla – August 10
Warpaint/Wild Belle – August 17
Deets On Twilight Concerts >
Marina del Rey: Summer Concert Series
Grab your picnic blanket, your friends, and favorite snacks and relax while listening to all genres of singers!
Thursdays + Saturdays, 7pm Starting July 6 – August 26, 2017
Burton Chase Park
13650 Mindanao Way,
Marina del Rey
Marina del Rey Symphony – July 6
Joe – July 15
Marina del Rey Symphony – July 20
Alejandro Escovedo – July 29
Mathew Morrison – August 3
Yo La Tengo – August 12
Marina del Rey Symphony – August 17
Arturo Sandoval – August 26
Marina del Rey Summer Concerts >
Culver City: Boulevard Music Summer Festival
Boulevard Music presents six free concerts with local musicians outdoors on the grass in front of City Hall in downtown Culver City! After a day of work and no play unwind with good music and festive fun!
Starting July 6 – August 26, 2017
City Hall Courtyard
9770 Culver Bl, Culver City
Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands – July 6
Andre Thierry/ Zydeco Magic – July 13
Ricardo Lemvo / Makina Loca – July 20
The John Jorgenson Quintet – July 27
Led Zepagain – August 3
Albert Lee and Band – August 10
More On Culver City Summer Festival Here >
Summer SOULstice 2017
Summer SOULstice is the place to be with 6 stages and 18 performances! Your chance to check out local bands. AKFF picks: Tony Alva, Contenders, Neil Deal and Petty Theft. Enjoy beer tents, wine garden, petting zoo, rock climbing, vendors & more at Summer SOULstice 2017!
Sunday, June 25, 2017 11am-7pm
Main Street, (between Bay + Kinney) Santa Monica
Dog Town Surf Stage:
Tony Alva – His Eyes Have Fangs
Fish Co. Stage:
House of Vibe All Stars
Capitol One Stage:
Whole Lotta Roses
Creedence Concert Revival
Highway 61 Revisited
La Vecchia Wine Garden:
The Danger Band
The Black Hips
Summer SOULstice 2017 >
The Happenings in Santa Monica:
Photo Courtesy: Art at Tongva
Art at Tongva: The Wonder Room
Art at Tongva Park presents The Wonder Room, with performances by many talented artists including acclaimed L.A. choreographer Sarah Elgart, Arrogant Elbow, Grammy Award-winning vocalist Rosalie Rodriguez and more! Head down to Tongva Park Wednesday, April 5, 7:30pm-9pm.
1615 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
More Info Here >
Photo Courtesy: BG Gallery
The Blessing of the Animals
John Kilduff and BG Gallery present “The Blessing Of The Animals” exhibit. John Kilduff invites you and your furry friends to this gallery which will feature his animal paintings. Does it get any better than that? April 8-18, 6:30pm-10:30pm.
2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA
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Earth Day Show: Live Music
A musical mashup with writers and musicians from Jazz Funk Fest are hitting up UnUrban on Saturday, April 22, 7pm-9pm. Don’t miss it! Free Show!
3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica Event Details >
Chill in Venice:
First Fridays on Abbot Kinney
The talk of the month in Venice is First Fridays where all of LA’s tastiest food trucks line up Abbot Kinney Bl! Stay tune next week for the full food truck list and more goodies! And for all you first timers (Welcome!) check out our First Fridays FAQ!
Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA
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The G2 Gallery Special Event
Spend an evening with Phase One and Andrei Duman for a hands on experience with the XF 100 MP camera system Saturday, April 22, 6pm-9pm! Get advice from Andrei while he shares his experiences using the camera with you. Refreshments will be served during the event. RSVP at rsvp@theG2gallery.com.
1503 Abbot Kinney Bl, Venice, CA
Photo Courtesy: Pacific Resident Theater
Pacific Resident Theatre – It’s Time
Writer Paul Linke and director Edward Edwards’ project “It’s Time” focuses on a widower and his transformative meeting with his second wife, Christine. Snag yourself a ticket before April 30.
705 1/2 Venice Bl, Venice, CA
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Photo Courtesy: Venice Media District
Venice Media District: Silicon Beach Film Festival Filmmakers’ Meet & Greet
What better event for networking? Hang out with actors, film makers and social influencers Friday, April 21, 6pm.
Runway Playa Vista, 12751 Millennium Drive, #140, Playa Vista
- Photo Courtesy: Silicon Beach Film Festival
2nd Annual Playa Vista Film Festival
A celebration with filmmakers in the heart of tech and start up. This week-long film festival will be screening films for 12 hrs and will take place at the Howard Hughes Cinemark 18. Have fun and catch a film April 22 – April 28.
Howard Hughes Cinemark 18, 6081 Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA
More Film Festival Info Here >
Party in Culver City:
Photo Courtesy: Pre-Festival VIP Lounge
Pre-Festival VIP Rooftop Lounge
Be ready to take a dip at the coolest rooftop pool party with Platform on Saturday, April 8, 12pm-5pm! Make sure to RSVP and don’t forget to mention that your friends from AKFF Blog sent you!
8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA
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Looking for music in the park, concerts on the pier, or by the beach? AKFF has got you covered. Concerts start this week!
31st Annual Twilight Concerts | Santa Monica Pier
Enjoy live, outdoor, FREE concerts on Thursday nights 7-10PM
English Beat at Santa Monica Pier 2013
© Janet Gervers
August 6: Ben Browning of Cut Copy, DMA’s
August 13: Sister Nancy, Jesse Royal
August 20: Ariel Pink, The Mynabirds
August 27: Jefferson Starship, Purple Mountains Majesties
September 3: Rebirth Brass Band, Miles Mosley and the Westcoast Get Down
September 10: Tune-Yards, Avid Dancer
Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey 2014
© Janet Gervers
Burton Chace Park |
Marina del Rey
Presenting Pop Saturdays and Symphonic Thursdays. FREE shows 7-9PM
July 11: Ruben Studdard, Freddie Jackson, & Jeffrey Osborne
July 16: Danza
July 25: KC & the Sunshine Band
July 30: Vanessa Williams
Venice Beach Music Fest | Venice Beach
Take in the last breath of an endless summer with music and art!
September 12: 11AM-7:30PM
Artists include: Lili Haydn, Greg Douglass Band, MEET ME AT THE PUB, ArtQueen & more!
1 Windward Ave, Venice
Hermosa Summer Concert Series | Hermosa Beach
Meet us at the South Side Hermosa Beach Pier to enjoy
live music and sunset vibes 5-8PM
August 2: The Pine Mountain Logs
August 9: Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
August 16: Young Dubliners
August 23: Pato Banton + guests Big Mountain
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