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First Fridays, Live Music in Venice & Venice Garden and Home Tour this Saturday!

It’s May 1 already! Start your month out with some fun events in Venice and Santa Monica. The AK Blog just added more 1st Fridays events plus the Home & Garden Tour below!

May 1 – 6

Wednesday: Miss Jessica and The Sugar Shack Attack at Danny’s 7:30 – 10:30pm
Join in on the fun at Danny’s where the locals hang to check out Miss Jessica who sings and shakes with Motown style funk! Happy Hour ends at 7, so get there early for the food and drink specials. 23 Windward Ave., Venice, CA 90291

Poetry Workshop at Beyond Baroque at Beyond Baroque 8pm – 11pm
The West Coast’s legendary and longest running free poetry workshop with rotating facilitators. Featuring  Armine Iknadossian for this month. 681 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

Thursday: Acoustic Showcase at Santinos in Venice 9:30pm – 12:30am
Listen to live music and try some of the wonderful Argentinian cuisine!

1611 Pacific Ave., Venice, CA 90291 at Pacific

Friday: 1st Fridays on Abbot Kinney Blvd. 6 – 10pm This free monthly event has been going strong for 4 years now! Enjoy the unique shopping & dining experience on Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice  90291! Check out Very Venice Gallery for their eclectic mix of local artists, including Amelia Drake’s new *Springtime Magjiks* collection in time for Mother’s Day and meet her in person. 1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice. Also check out Zingara (great for gifts too,)
585 Boardriders, the new shop around the corner at 585 Venice, Altered Spaces Gallery at the opposite end of the street with gifts and art 1221 Abbot Kinney Blvd.,
M Herrington is the new gallery in the front room at the  same address and Venice Vintage Paradise across the street for fantastic vintage finds and fun at 1144 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Jazz at Joe’s Restaurant on the patio is another place to go- it’s west of the light at Wesminster. If you want a table you need to order dinner, fyi. Live jazz from 7 – 11pmwith The Dexter Story Trio Doing a Tribute to Miles Davis. 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Saturday: Venice Garden and Home Tour 10am – 5pm: The Venice Garden & Home Tour is an annual fundraising event, benefiting the children of the Neighborhood Youth Association’s (NYA) Las Doradas Children’s Center in Venice, CA. This self-guided walking tour showcases the unique homes and gardens of the creative Venice Beach community, with original homeowner style as well as the designs of renowned architects and landscapers and has served thousands of “at risk” children and families in its 106 years. Start at NYA’s Las Doradas Children’s Center, 804 Broadway, Venice, CA.
See our Feature Article Here >



It’s Cinco de Mayo so time for even more celebration! There’s a big bash every year over at Baja Cantina from Saturday at 11am – Sunday at 2am with live music! 311 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA 90292.

It’s All About Venice!