We’re getting this a bit later than usual this week… it’s Thursday and time to jump start your weekend! For details on venues we’ve blogged about previously, make sure to see the handy dandy search box in the right column.

Thursday, yes, tonight is the night to walk or bike on over to the Santa Monica Pier for free live music, starting at 7pm and ending around 9:30 or 10, depending on the lineup. It’s all good music, so enjoy on the sand or up on the pier- or both!

Friday is also a night for some free live music while shimmying and shakin’ to the sounds of Miss Jessica at Danny’s in Venice, from 9pm – 1am. It’s a free show; keep in mind that happy hour specials on food and drinks end at 7, so you may want to get there early.

Saturday brings us an art opening at The G2 Gallery in Venice where you can commune with nature via the excellent photography that sets the bar for nature photography.

It’s All About Venice!