Art Sale thru February 1
Venice mixed media artist Michelle Oppenheimers’ art is on sale at, plus other Venice and local artists. Click for Details

Happy Hour at Figtree’s Cafe Every Day!
Check out this Venice fave by the beach for Happy Hour with $3 imported beers, $4 house wines, $4 red and white sangria, $6 pomegranate mimosa. 8 am – 9 am every day except major holidays. 4 pm to closing on weekdays.
429 Ocean Front Walk

See the Announcements below for Next Fridays at the Viceroy and Grassroots Acoustica: American Heart Association Edition at The Talking Stick

Wednesday, February 1, 7 – 8:30 pm Green Workshop
The G2 Gallery and Sustainable Works invite residents of City Council Districts 5 & 11 to a free, action-oriented, 1.5 hour 6-week workshop series at The G2 Gallery that will help you reduce your energy and water usage, save on utilities and cut landfill waste. 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd

Thursday, February 2, Screening at Beyond Baroque, 7pm
7 Dudley Cinema presents this evening of experimental cinema, starting at 7 p.m. with shorts from prominent San Francisco filmmakers, free admission.Director Natasha Maidoff brings to life the dilemma facing a creative mind trapped in a pragmatic world in the 12-minute short film The Orange Orange that will be screened at 8 pm, plus two more shorts. Drawing from her background in vaudeville and mime, Maidoff sets modern fables in motion with her sensual, cinematic shorts.  Local musician Brad Kay is going to be on piano when you first arrive, plus there will be some drinks and refreshments. 681 Venice Blvd. Free

Photo: Tao Ruspoli

First Friday on Abbot Kinney February 3,  6-10/11pm
First Friday Jazz Series at Joe’s Restaurant  with John Beasley and Dwight Trible Duality Release Event
Joe’s Restaurant, is pleased to present a monthly jazz series on First Friday. The debut event features Venice based, but internationally revered keys player John Beasley, along with virtuosic vocalist Dwight Trible celebrating the release of their new album Duality. The rhythm section on the gig will be Trevor Ware on bass and Dexter Story on drums. Complimentary glass of wine, with dinner, for 6-7pm reservations. on the patio, 7 – 11pm 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Free, reservations recommended.

First Friday Jewelry Sale ay Altered Spaces Gallery until 9pm
Jewelry under $100- yes it’s true- not a typo, featuring LA Jewelry Artist, Talin Yadegarian. 1221 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Photo: Todd von Hoffman

Saturday, February 4, Poetry of  VENICE Photography Opening at Beyond BaroqueGerry Fialka hosts a panel discussion of award-winning Venice photographers, who explore landscapes of the human psyche and push pictorial representation beyond!  Includes:  Kristy Campbell, Todd von Hoffman, Don Beswick, Leland Auslender, Paula Goldman and others. 681 Venice Blvd. Free 2 – 4pm panel discussion, 4 – 7pm opening reception



The Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica launches a new monthly event: NEXT FRIDAYS! The event will feature a Next Fridays Specialty Cocktail for $7 along with a special DJ performance. Viceroy Santa Monica Hotel fuses classic sophistication and contemporary chic to create a thoroughly modern and uniquely luxurious Santa Monica, California boutique hotel.
VICEROY 1819 Ocean Avenue Santa Monica California 90401  310-260-7500

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11:  Grassroots Acoustica: American Heart Association Edition at The Talking Stick
Come to Venice’s Talking Stick Coffee Lounge to celebrate and learn about National Heart Month for a music-filled fundraiser and silent auction benefiting American Heart Association, Greater Los Angeles Division. Venice local musicians include: Suzy Williams, Kathy Leonardo, Peter Demian and Noah Needleman and others.
Silent Auction 6-7pm  Live Music 7-10pm
Grassroots Acoustica: Best Acoustic Night in 2011 by Los Angeles Magazine.
The Talking Stick 1411 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, Calfifornia 90291

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