The AK Blog Crew will be at  First Friday, shooting videos for our NEW YouTube Channel and look forward to seeing you there! Just added new events see below!

The Harlot Salon Hosts a Breast Cancer Fundraiser at 1st Friday!
Proceeds donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Join the salon from 6-10pm for food and drinks on the patio plus the fun filled Goddess Bazaar:

* Silent AuctionThere will be dinners from top Abbot Kinney restaurants, framed art work, personal training services, organic facials and hair services from The Harlot Salon, more

* “Think Pink” Styling Station
A station were guests can get a pink feather, a pink hair strand and/or pink nail polish applied for donations as well.

* Belly Dancing Classes
Val Macias, the receptionist at the salon is a dancer and will teach mini (15 minutes) Belly Dancing classes to guests for a donation.

The Harlot Salon is located on the north east side of Abbot Kinney Blvd. (close to Venice Blvd.) in a cottage behind the e-Cookie clothing store. Get more info

The Harlot Salon Fundraiser Benefiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation
Friday, October 7, 6-10 p.m.
$8 cash at door

1641 Abbot Kinney Boulevard Venice CA 90291 310.399.6625

Check out our video from First Friday Last Month!

Very Venice Art & Design Gallery:
Hosting a Special Exhibit in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness

Check out our video above from Very Venice, a new art gallery from last month’s 1st Friday. Three Los Angeles-based fine artists, Michelle Ferrera, Karrie Ross, and Rachel Partiali, are presenting their artwork that depicts their unique journeys of health and healing. A percentage of their proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Inc. Michelle Ferrera uses simple tools, raw wood and pencil, to draw self-portraits that uncover the unadorned truth about her body. Her work seeks a deeper understanding of the human form, driven by her bout with breast cancer at an early age. Karrie Ross will be displaying her famous bustiers and her popular “My Breasts Talking” book series. As a special treat, Ross will be signing her books on Friday evening! Rachel Partiali will feature her portrait entitled, “Unconditional Love”, which demonstrates the importance of love and connection in our most intimate relationship: our relationship with our self. 1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd. 10am – 10pm

Check out our Videos for more 1st Fridays Fun!

Live music with Grammy Nominee John Beasley Quartet at Joe’s
Join us for LIVE music on the patio featuring the tunes of John Beasley, a legendary icon in the jazz world and key boardist for Miles Davis. Book a table between 6-7PM and receive a complimentary glass of wine with a purchase of an entree or bar item.  Music 7-11pm 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Bohemian Exchange: Halloween Sale, Henna & Hair Extensions!
 Bohemian Exchange will have refreshments, henna and hair extensions! Also this First Friday is our Halloween Sale kickoff. We’ll have masks, feather one-eyed masks, feather headdresses, leather hip wraps, belly dance accessories, chain wings, witchy and vintage-y dresses, top hats, feather wigs, teeeny-tiny hats, flapper accessories, fairy wear, hippie wear, all kinds of Burner-esque wear, and soooo much more!! Stuff for costumes that you can also wear all year round and look awesome!
1358 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

See more 1st Fridays Videos here!

Art Reception at Westside Properties 
Westside Properties is excited to present the work of Joy Scopa: Getting the Girl. The event starts at:
5pm – 9pm, 2814 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Artists Statement from Joy Scopa:
In my current project, Getting The Girl, I have focused on key movies from my childhood, in which the lead male role left an imprint of himself on me. I’ve isolated particular scenes that resonate with me most. Scenes that are eerily familiar and sometimes made me feel like I was staring in a mirror or watching myself on the screen. This observation lead me to question what gender really means, where it comes from and how we ultimately “learn” or model ourselves after particular male and female roles. I quickly began to realize that I had in some respects “become” the leading man. Throughout the films I caught glimpses of mannerisms, gestures, facial expressions, clothing and in some cases, attitude and outlook that resembled my own behaviors. They had literally actualized themselves into my being. They taught me how to dress, how to balance being sweet with a little dickhead swagger, how to be the geek and still be cool, how to make a girl swoon, how to be thoughtful and protective, how to be the hero, the guy that all the girls daydream about; their own personal Jake Ryan, John Bender, and Dallas Winston. Ultimately, they taught me how to Get the Girl.

Check out the  Fireplaces at Brasa!Plus enjoy good times there! This amazing outdoor space is home to portable outdoor & indoor fireplaces. Cozy up to the fire and get social over at Brasa. 1648 Abbot Kinney Blvd close to Venice Bl.

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