Fourth of July Fireworks Guide 2017: Marina del Rey, Venice, Pacific Palisades, & Brentwood

Fourth of July Fireworks Guide 2017: Marina del Rey, Venice, Pacific Palisades, & Brentwood

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Happy Fourth of July! Everyone loves Fireworks & AKFF has the scoop on Fireworks Shows: Marina del Rey, Pacific Palisades & Brentwood!

Marina del Rey Fireworks Show

fireworks venice canals, marina del Rey FireworksMake sure to get there early to nab a good spot, bring a blanket and layers since it gets cold, for realz, at the beach after sundown.

More tips: avoid driving on Lincoln anywhere near the Marina as it will be jammed and there are streets that will be blocked off to traffic. Bike, skate or walk it during the day, have a picnic or check out some eats at local restaurants before the big show!

Fireworks at 9pm
Admission: Free


Pacific Palisades Fireworks Show, Live Music & Food Trucks

Palisades Charter High School, aka Pali High, puts on a show, starting with food trucks and bands in the upper parking lot at 4pm.

Live Music & Food Trucks 4pm (upper lot)
Gates Open at 5pm
Fireworks at 9pm
Admission: $10
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Brentwood Country Club Fireworks

You don’t have to be a member to enjoy the fireworks. Just bring some chairs and a blanket to the surrounding streets and check them out. There are a few areas where the trees might block the view. If you live in Santa Monica it’s a good option, since they already had fireworks last weekend and don’t do them on the fourth, which is ridiculous. Enjoy!
590 S. Burlingame Ave., Los Angeles, 90049

Fireworks at 9pm
Admission: Free (on surrounding streets)

AKFF’s Guide to Summer Concerts in Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, & Culver City!

AKFF’s Guide to Summer Concerts in Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, & Culver City!

Want to spice up your Summer? Hit up these FREE live music happenings near you!

Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 10.02.54 AMSanta 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!
Thursdays, 7pm-10pm
Starting June 22 – August 26, 2017
Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica

Line Up:
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-Blue-Oyster-Cult AKFFMarina 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

Line Up:
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 >

The Band Venice-Culver-City-ConcertCulver 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!
Thursdays 7pm
Starting July 6 – August 26, 2017

City Hall Courtyard
9770 Culver Bl, Culver City

Line Up: 
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 Solstice 2017Summer 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 

Line Up:

Dog Town Surf Stage:
Tony Alva – His Eyes Have Fangs

A-Team Stage:
The Rising

Fish Co. Stage:
Petty Theft
Jake Davis
House of Vibe All Stars

Capitol One Stage:
Whole Lotta Roses
Neil Deal
Creedence Concert Revival

Edgemar Courtyard:
Highway 61 Revisited
Dr. Wu

La Vecchia Wine Garden:
The Danger Band
The Black Hips
Weekend Celebrity
 Summer SOULstice 2017 >

News from Turning Point Pilates in Venice!

News from Turning Point Pilates in Venice!

New App Launching, Vote for the Studio in Best of the Westside, Volunteering in Fitness Fridays – all from Turning Point Pilates!

Turning Point Pilates is really moving and grooving in the Venice community! See the latest from the studio in their new home near the beach at 337 Washington Blvd!

New App Launching Soon

Slated for next month the new Turning Point App will be released in the App store! You will be able to: View Classes, Book Classes and Lessons, View Promotions, Manage your account, Social media sharing.

TurningPointPilates-Best of Westside PilatesVOTE  for Turning Point Pilates 

Turning Point Pilates has won 2 years in a row in The Argonaut newspaper’s Best of the Westside issue. It’s now is open for voting until August 5! Hurry and give your vote for Best Pilates studio, Question #102. Click Here to Vote 

TPP-Fitness-Fridays-02-squareVolunteering in the Community

Robin Solo, owner of Turning Point Pilates, volunteered  her time for Fitness Fridays, a program from the Venice Chamber of Commerce. She taught Pilates mat class at Penmar Park today for the program.

Turning-Point-Pilates-Robin-Solo-Venice+PilatesWait List Now Available for Classes

When a class is  full you can choose to wait list the class. If someone drops  out you will automatically  get moved onto the class roster and receive notification! You can  get on the wait list up to one hourbefore the class starts.  Cool!


Get more info from Turning Point Pilates by calling the studio: 310-217-7630.

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Getting in Shape for Summer

Getting in Shape for Summer

Summer is upon us with some great beach days with this awesome weather! What, you’re not quite in the shape you want to be when you’re out on the beach? One way to get that fab summer bod you want is with pilates. And we’ve got just the thing for you!

Turning-Point-Pilates-Marina-del-rey-Pilates-StudioTurning Point Pilates is offering TWO SPECIALS to start you on the path to be fit n’ fab for the summer.  You gotta mention  the AKFF Blog to get the Specials!

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1st class $15 

Call 310-217-7630
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Turning-Point-Pilates-pilates-men-veniceLocated a few blocks from the beach and close to the canals at their new location:
337 Washington Blvd. #1
Venice, CA 90292



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“The Reformer classes are the best I’ve had in the LA and Venice areas.”

“The Reformer classes are the best I’ve had in the LA and Venice areas.”

This is a client testimonial for local Classical Pilates Studio, Turning Point Pilates, formerly in Venice and now at their new location in Marina del Rey!

“The Reformer classes are the best I’ve had in the LA and Venice areas. They give a lot of attention to clients, which I needed (recuperating from past injuries/surgeries). My posture and strength improved tremendously — and the classes are fun.”Regina Tuzzolino

Turning-Point-Pilates-Robin-Solo-Venice+PilatesRobin Solo, Founder of  the award winning, boutique Pilates studio Turning Point Pilates is also a Certified Instructor, along with three more Instructors at the studio, founded in 2006.

 Check out what these clients said:
 “Robin runs a top notch Pilates Studio in Venice, CA. I participate in the group classes and all the teachers are excellent – paying close attention to what works for you and when to push you. I’d recommend Turning Point Pilates to anyone looking to build core strength, recover from an injury or just looking for a good workout.” –Trent Jones

“The teachers at Turning Point Pilates are experts at their craft and fun to be around! I’ve been going to Robin’s Pilates studio for three years and really feel like I’ve developed friendships in addition to a strong core, abs, and derrier. The team is smart, experienced, fun, and keeps you on task.” – Ehrin Van Marter 

Improved strength, flexibility and confidence is a class away.

Call the studio today to get started: 310-217-7630

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Turning Point Pilates:
New Address: 
337 Washington Blvd. #1 Venice, CA 90292 310-217-7630

Turning Point Pilates is Moving!

Turning Point Pilates is Moving!

Turning Point Pilates, a Classical Pilates Studio in Venice will make their move to a new location on March 26 – only a mile away to Washington Bl in Marina del Rey!

Robin Solo, Studio Owner and Classical Pilates Instructor says she’s excited about the new space. (The current property has been sold.)  It’s just west of Dell, which cuts through the Venice canals, a nice walk or bike ride from Venice. There’s a bike rack in front of the building. If you’re driving, there is ample street parking with 2 hour meters on Washington Bl along with free parking on side streets.

Make sure to check out the new studio starting March 26.  These are the details:

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Turning Point Pilates
337 Washington Bl
Marina del Rey, CA 90292