The First 1st Friday of 2011: January 7, 6-10 pm
Just Updated Parking Options for 1st Friday!
Just in as of Friday, 01/07 at noon- parking will be allowed on Abbot Kinney. (the city attorney’s office denied the no parking permits at the 11th hour). See editorial below on how parking, etc is affected by the food trucks that have taken over First Fridays. See event info below that.
So this First 1st Friday will be fun as always, however, a bit different… parking is restricted on Abbot Kinney Blvd. – No Parking from 4-11pm- in effect Jan., Feb, & March. Don’t Panic, see our parking tips below. Originally, 1st Fridays was to promote the eclectic array of businesses on the infamous boulevard in Venice, when it started in 2007. Take it from this blogger, I’m a local and was instrumental in getting this off the ground and on the map.
Bohemian Exchange is hosting a Runway Fashion show for First Fridays! Introducing Sita Couture’s Eco Spring Collection 2011. The show starts at 8:30pm. Reception following with light refreshments & music. FREE! 1358 Abbot Kinney Blvd. (across from Abbot’s Habit)
Hungry? Quick Cheap Eats on AKB:
These are my fave places on AKB to eat that are affordable with quality food!
PS- for those who are diehard food truck fans they will be at the Brig and Bigfoot parking lot – address below.
– Parking lot s w free 2 hour parking on Electric Ave- check signs
– Paid Parking lot off Navarre Court- alley street on AKB nr light at California
At G2 Gallery, 6-9pm and Cave Gallery.
Pet Adoption (pooches n’ pups), Winter Wine Tasting
There are numerous events at the Whole Foods at Lincoln and Rose.
Pet Adoption from 9am-3pm. Kids Yoga from 11am-1pm- FREE.
Wine Tasting starting at 6pm featuring Winter Whites $15.
Mark your calendars for this one! Boardwalk between Venice and Rose. More info coming when it’s closer to the event.
Janet’s Circle at SPARC, Monday, January 31, 7-9pm
Mark your calendars for this one too! Janet’s Circle for Entrepreneurs, the leading Westside networking group is hosting a mixer at SPARC, a longtime LA landmark and community arts resource center! Meet Entrepreneurs and business professionals and jumpstart your business in the New Year! More info coming soon.
685 Venice Blvd. Venice CA 90291 free + plentiful parking! Event cost: $10 prepaid, $15 at door
I will appreciate it if you spread the word about my blog- and let businesses know you saw it on www.abbotkinney1stfridays.com Thanks, Janet