Lori, Winner of Muscle Beach Women’s  Body Building Competition  2011
Photo: Janet Gervers

Every Memorial Day, there is an action packed and muscle packed event at Muscle Beach! The famous Venice Beach Body Building Competition starts at 1pm. Even if you’re not into body building this is a really cool and fun event – how often do you get to see something like this? It’s  FREE.

There are bleachers where the body building competition is held and behind it on the Boardwalk side is the Muscle Beach outdoor gym, where you can take a peek, rather get an eye full of body builders. There are also booths around the area as well. Fun for the whole family! Photos above and on the right are  just posted from the competition TODAY – on upper right is Lori, Winner of Women’s Body Building Heavyweight Division, 2011 and below that,  one of the male body builders in the pit with Edizen from Venice Paparrazi. See Edizen’s VP website for other Venice events. All photos by  your Venice Blogger Extraordinaire, Janet Gervers.

The shortlist of events for the rest of the week to start off the month of June with more details coming soon:

Fun Filled FREE Events the First Week of June! Music, Art, 1st Fridays!

Wednesday: Miss Jessica at Danny’s Venice aka Danny’s Deli 7-10pm Free! 23 Windward Ave. by the beach. Get happy at Happy hour 4-7 and get funky for some groovin’ tunes!

Thursday:  Relighting of SPONTO sign at Beyond Baroque plus Bloomfest 6:30 – 11pm, Opening at LA Louver 6-8pm CLICK FOR DETAILS

Friday: 1st Friday on Abbot Kinney
Smartvark street team launch party at corner of Abbot Kinney and Milwood in front of G2 Gallery for special neighborhood coupon deals. Also, check out G2 Gallery Opening
($5 cost donated to non-profits), Zingara in the back porch, Bohemian Exchange for great clothes, opening at Altered States Gallery and Robin’s Sculpture Garden.

Saturday: After! Art Walk
11am – 5pm at Venice Family Clinic’s Irma Colen Admin. Building 622 Rose Ave (next to clinic). Buy art from Art Walk at first bid pricing! Food and Drinks courtesy of Gelson’s, Free raffle with signed posters from famous Venice Artist’s including the Ed’s (both Moses and Ruscha.) Proceeds benefit the Venice Family Clinic.
It’s All About Venice!