Our Favorite Time of the Month Has Passed Once Again, But In Case You Missed It the AKKF Team Has Your Back With Coverage of AKFF!
For the past few months AKFF has been a little colder than usual but it won’t stop the crowds from coming down! And can you really blame them? The smell of some of LA’s best food trucks take over the boulevard!
Crowds were still lively as ever! If people weren’t eating they were shopping for adorable Valentine Day cards at Burro or hopping from bar to bar.
Photo Courtesy From Instagram @thebrigvenice
I can assure you those eating were very satisfied with their food. I mean, look at all these delicious choices! They’re too good not to eat.
Continue sharing your photos and experience with us, we love hearing what you have to say! Make sure to come back for more events you can attend when AKFF seems too far away!
There’s some cool events happening in Venice and Santa Monica this week and next week! Updated on January 19 – check out the Venice Art Crawl! (scroll down)
Thursday, January 14, 2016 It’s a double header of haps tonight!
Venice Beach Young Professionals Mixer at Bank of Venice
Start your year out right with the first monthly mixer from this group (found on Meetup)at Bank of Venice. This is a monthly mixer event for members to network within the community, introduce new people to the Venice Chamber, and showcase our members. Open to members and non-members alike. Free, buy your own… Specially priced appetizers and drinks!
Bank of Venice 80 Windward Venice, CA 90291
Food + Tech: The Ingredients to Success at General Assembly LA
Check out this panel discussion with leaders in the Food, Drink, and Technology industries, including TV Host and restaurateur Bobby Bognar . Today, technology influences the way food is prepared and consumed. The on-demand economy makes it easy for anyone to get food delivered straight to the home or office. Whole Foods and LAbite will be providing light appetizers.Drizly is providing beer & spirits. ClubW will provide wine.
General Assembly LA 1520 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Saturday, January 16, 2016
A Tribute to Marian Anderson from the Santa Monica Symphony
Make sure to join the Los Angeles Free Concerts Meetup before you go to rsvp your spot. This tribute to the groundbreaking moment in civil rights history when singer Marian Anderson sang before 75,000 fans in Washington, D.C in 1929. After Party and Free Parking info on the Meetup group page.
SGI Auditorium 525 Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90401
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
LA Tech Happy Hour at the Venice Whaler
Head out to happy hour for mixing and mingling in Silicon Beach! It’s the first #LATHH of 2016 – join in!
Venice Whaler 10 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Come out to mix and mingle with other Venice Art Crawlers at James’ Beach! James’ Beach is a Venice icon – you guessed, it – right by the beach! The Venice Art Crawl is always looking for new volunteers, artists and sponsors to get involved. Come meet the VAC team!
Super Bowl Weekend is upon us and the AKFF Blog has some haps for you in Venice before the big game and even during it! PLUS, the AKFF Blog has an EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL for you!
Join the incomparable Michael Jost for an evening of ZEITLOS on Friday night, January 30! Featuring special guest, Suzy Williams, and a set of pure Spanish guitar!! The evening will take place at the Electric Lodge in Venice and net proceeds will be applied to finalizing the album on vinyl There will be live music, videos, and incredible art. $15 at the door! 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice 90291 7:30pm $15 cash at door
Did you know there’s a LAST FRIDAYS? Yes, there is- check it out! The VSO, Venice Symphony Orchestra is playing tonight, Friday, January 30 for a special fundraising event at Danny’s Venice. Think fun, funky and eclectic music, after all, it is VENICE! A portion of Eats & Drink purchases will support the orchestra’s programs to give free music lessons to homeless youth and performances to local public schools. 23 Windward Venice 90291 7:30pm No Cover
Haps this Week in Venice & Santa Monica! Plus a Special Comedy Event that Gives Back & a Special Discount for TedX for AKFF Blog Readers!
Starting off on Tuesday, 11/19 by rockin’ out with the Gumbo Brothers at The Basement Tavern in Santa Monica and shakin it! It’s a free show and starts at 10pm. 2640 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405
What’s better than laughter? Helping others while you laugh. Buy a ticket to see top comics, Whitney Cummings, Pauly Shore and Marc Maron headline for a good cause on Wednesday, 11/20 at world famous The Comedy Storeto benefit Lenny’s House, founded by Kitty Bruce, stands to create a safe place for women to recover from addiction. All proceeds will go toward life saving services. $20 Get Tickets 8433 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.
Miss Jessica brings it to Danny’s in Venice this Thursday, 11/21 from 8 – 11pm to sexy it up with her vocals and moves at her monthly appearance. Free show! 23 Windward Ave. Venic
Two weeks from this Friday brings a double header of Venice events with 1st Fridays on Abbot Kinney and the Venice Holiday Sign Lighting on December 6. Check back for details coming soon! Heads up –First Fridays Monthly Contest:post your November and December 1st Friday photos on theAKFF Facebook Page for our monthly contest. Venice & Santa Monica Businesses – this is your opportunity for free advertising so amp it up by donating a prize for the contest! Past prizes from Joe’s Restaurant, NextSpace, Celebrity Chef Bryan Au etc. Email Janet, AKFF Editor and Founder for details on the contest and sponsorship opportunities before the year is over!
Saturday, 11/23brings 2 events:
Get your funk on at the Jazz/Funk Fest at the Unurban Cafe in Santa Monica that includes Tryg Hanson’s spoken word performance with improv musicians, Black Shoe Polish and special guest musicians and performers at this fabulous free show from 7 – 10pm – this show starts right on time, fyi! Plus, Sun Ra’s 100 years celebration. 3301 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica.
TEDxPCC will be providing a world-class platform for leaders in education, business, entertainment, science, and activism to share their “Ideas Worth Spreading” at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center. A Special 20% Off Discount is offered to fans of Abbot Kinney First Fridays!Use code: AbbotKFF and receive 20% off your general admission ticket!!! Hurry because this Special will only be available until Wednesday, 11/20Register Now!
Ticket includes: lunch and beverages throughout the day! TEDxPCC has partnered with Causora to thank you for your support with a gift bag! At the event, you will find a $20 Causora thank you gift card. To redeem your gift card credit after TEDxPCC, visit Causora.com/thankyou – enter the gift code, and choose from over 150+ socially conscious merchants to redeem your $20 credit including The Bouqs, Zipcar, Bliss Spa, Novica, Milk & honey and Happy Canyon Vineyards.
Music, Art, Literature, Silicon Beach and Networking events and more- the AKFF has got you covered for this week! (Free & in Venice unless otherwise noted.)
July 17 Wed –The Legendary Gerry Fialka’s group, MOM (Meditations on Media,) media discussion from 7-10 p.m. at Beyond Baroque, 681 North Venice Blvd.See more on Gerry Fialka.
July 18 Thurs – Miss Jessica’s new band: SoulSugar & The Funk Collective from 8-11 p.m at Danny’s Venice Beach 23 Windward Ave.
Venice Media District (VMD) “Venice Tech Speaker Series,” at NextSpace @ Amplify 6-9 p.m. Premiere event of this Silicon Beach quarterly series with speaker Chris Raih from Zambizi Agency in Venice. $10 Admission (includes 2 drink tickets and appetizers by Cairo Cowboy Mediterranean Grill) RSVP by Wednesday, July 17 to firstname.lastname@example.org
July 19 Fri – Brett Woods Art Show at Brick House Kitchen, 826 Hampton Dr. from 4-8pm. Check out this talented Venice Artist’s latest works at this longtime Venice fave restaurant.
July 20 Sat – The Lit Show 9th annual celebration of song and literature hosted by the talented Suzy Williams, the Diva Deluxe of Venice with musician Brad Kay and several other musicians to perform songs based on words by Kurt Vonnegut, Edna St. Vincent Millay and other poets/writers at Beyond Baroque from 7:30 – 11pm. 681 North Venice Blvd. $15 Admission.
If you are interested in Blogging for the Abbot Kinney First Fridays Venice Blog, please Email the AKFF Editor, with samples of your writing.