Time to get your First Friday on! Crowds packed the streets last month, eating, shopping, playing, plus listening to music and checking out art at a great party at Trim Salon! Find out what’s going on, plus enter our Contest to win prizes! First Fridays deets are first – simply scroll down for more events!

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Turning Point Pilates – Free Pilates Lesson
Winner in Best of the Westside in the Argonaut – check out our post on this Venice pilates studio, plus everyone gets a 10% off discount! We took a lesson here and loved it!
Winner: Beth Doane

Street Kings – Free Sandwich and a Drink
We checked out this new food truck last month and now you get your chance to win some yummy eats! Try the bacon cheese doughnut- we did and it’s really good!
Winner: Shalimar Z

First Fridays Party at Trim Salon:
The Venice Symphony Orchestra (VSO) makes its second appearance at this party at Trim playing everything from Beck to Beethoven! Yeah, it’s Venice so  why not? Head on over to Trim salon on Abbot Kinney to see the swinging “splinter cell” orchestra and listen to what the maestro Wesley Flowers cooks up this week!  All proceeds and donations will go towards getting the VSO music education program for at risk youths underway and to support continued Venice Symphony Orchestra free concert series.

Party starts 8:30
Trim Salon

ID required for drinks
1424 Abbot Kinney Bl

First Fridays Popup Art Party (just added):
Wow is all  we can say about the Pop Up Shop
 & Gallery! If you saw the art there at the Abbot Kinney Festival, you’ll know what we’re talking about and want to come! If this is the first time you’ve heard about it you will definitely want to come too! There is a slew of  art by local talented artists: Debi Grupe, David Hinnebusch, Dustin Otterbach, Alejandro Pintado, John Stebila! Plus peruse the latest fashions and receive  35% off already reduced designer clothing this weekend when you mention X, Y & Z

6 – 9pm
Pop Up Shop
 & Gallery

1118 Abbot Kinney

And now for something completely different… and the day before… Thursday October 3

Westminster Arts Club
Guitar Virtuoso Michael Jost and Star Artist Brian Mylius from Veniceplus Special Guests – you’re in for a real treat!
Thursday, October 3, 7pm
Beyond Baroque
681 N Venice Bl
$5 suggested donation

Help Design the Future
Airport 2 Park

The Santa Monica Airport is in a boiling controversy as to whether it should close and be turned into something that everyone in the Santa Monica, Venice and Mar Vista areas. There are numerous issues, relating to this airport, namely safety, in this densely populated area, with a fatal plane crash last Sunday. Maker your voice heard! Get more info.

Thursday, October 3, 6:30 pm
Mt. Olive Church
1343 Ocean Park Bl
Free Parking

It’s All About Venice!