It’s time for another First Friday event on Abbot Kinney! WIN PRIZES from the AKFF TWITTER CONTEST, live music and art openings are happening in our fave beachside communities Venice and Santa Monica, plus we have some awesome photos from  the Surf & Show.

First Fridays last month was over the top with  our contest, free samples, sales, lotsa food and fun! The AKFF Blog enjoyed samples of cold pressed organic juices from Kreation Organic, lemonade from Hubert’s Lemonade, reusable bags from Washio and checked out a  hilarious bunch of comedians at Electric Lodge; there was a pre-show party with Angel City Brewery handing out some cool beer opener key chains and pouring some great brew! Oh, and the food trucks… did  we mention the sweet cupcakes we devoured from Sweet Arleen’s? Yes, delish… so many food trucks, so little time! See our First Fridays photo album from last month here!

The AKFF Blog recommends getting to Abbot Kinney early so you can find  a parking spot- there are a few valets now that are closer to the Venice Bl. end of the street.   Please be considerate to the people and businesses in the neighborhood by throwing your trash in a bin- see the new green trash bins from Abbot Kinney Real Estate. As for the food trucks, please bring trash containers to place near your trucks and do  haul your trash away. nuff said…  Food Truck  page coming soon on the AKFF Blog! (Food Truck owners contact us asap to get in on the fun!)

Now for the AKFF Blog 1ST FRIDAYS CONTEST – FOLLOW OUR TWEETS –  AND CHECK BACK FOR DEETS ON THE CONTEST.

Come on back to the AKFF Blog this week- we’ll have more First Fridays info for you! In the meantime, check out these events in Venice and Santa Monica:

Week of September 3 – 8

Tasty Tuesday with the Gumbo Brothers rockin’ the funk at the Attic – aka the Victorian in Santa Monica upstairs in a classy atmosphere; show starts between 10 – 11pm

Wednesday will wow you with Miss Jessica at Danny’s in Venice starting at 7:30pm

Thursday is time to catch one of the season’s last Santa Monica Pier Concerts starting at 7pm


Friday,  yes it’s First Friday on Abbot Kinney!

Saturday brings an Opening Reception at Venice Arts from 5 – 8pm
, featuring LA Artist Stephen Courtney’s photos of China, providing glimpses of everyday life and Twin Cities,  a collaboration of photos by LA and Hong Kong students.

Sponto Lives! Closing Reception at 9 Dudley from 6-9pm – last chance to see the tribute to the legendary Sponto, aka Mayor of Venice, Artist and Art Supporter!

Jeff Ho one of the original Z Boys with his art on a skateboard

Check out our exclusive photos from last week’s Venice Surf & Skate Auction, a benefit for the Venice Family Clinic featuring the art of: Ed Moses, Jeff Ho, Robb Havassy. Alejandro Gehry & other talented artists – surfers and skaters!
Check out the photos!

It’s All About Venice!