AKFF Events Listings from October 12-16:
There are some excellent events to choose from this week!

Venice Photographer Sunny Bak’s recent show festuring the Beastie Boys from their 86′ tour, named Boys and Dogs continues at Hold Up Art 358 E. 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.  Sunny has photographed celebrities such as Madonna, 10,000 Maniacs, Gregory Peck, Keanu Reeves, Seth Green, and others, plus dogs, dressed as celebrities in a parody of People Magazine. The show gives you a good reason to trek out of Venice to Downtown.

Wednesday: Suzy Williams sings live at Danny’s, free show from 7-10. Remember that Happy Hour ends at 7 at Danny’s, so get there early to take advantage of food & drink specials! The house wine by the glass is quite tasty!

Thursday: Opening at LA Lover 6-8pm, Gajin Fujita. Also, the premiere of 11th Annual The Other Venice Film Festival at Beyond Baroque is tonight at 6pm, produced by Venice’s own, Ruby De La Casas. The international festival featuring independent films, shorts, experimental and even children’s programming that embodies the spirit of Venice runs thru Sunday. Info & Tickets.

Michelle Oppenheimer, Mixed Media Artist

Friday: Venice Artist Michelle Oppenheimer has an Open House at her new studio on Friday from 5-8pm, 361 Vernon Ave., (near 4th.)  Plus, Artists Stephanie Visser and
Gary Palmer
will exhibit their art.

Friday & Saturday: The Other Venice Film Festival continues. Make sure to catch the music videos on Saturday night at 9pm with the rockin’ band, Ship of the Rising Sun & the After Party! Get your tickets as this is sure to sell out. Friday  screens the shorts and films in competition for the Abbot Award starting at 9pm, such as, Admissions, starring Academy Award nominee James Cromwell, “Admissions” tells a transformational tale about what it takes to find lasting peace. There are also movies during the day.

Sunday: It’s Blues Sunday at The Talking Stick from 7-10pm and it’s FREE! Featuring Tom Gramlich and Music Miles. Last day of The Other Venice Film Festival at Beyond Baroque!

Plus make sure to catch Pacific Standard Time, the art show celebrating Los Angeles artists across the city. There is an opening Sunday from 3-5pm, featuring the art of Edward Biberman, who is known for his Venice mural at the Post Office on Windward Circle; the opening is at The American Jewish University in The Bornstein Gallery, located at  15600  Mulholland Drive LA 90077  in the Bel Air neighborhood).

For those of you who are interested in saving the Venice Post Office and the Edward Biberman mural from a contentious sale by the USPS, see the Facebook Group, Save the Venice Post Office. The Save the Venice Post Office Task Force meets Sunday at 6pm, meeting location TBA. The AKFF blog is proud to be part of this effort. See our past postings for more info:

Save the Venice Post Office, Article 1
Save the Venice Post Office, Article 2

It’s All About Venice!