Just Updated on First Friday!

Ready, Set, 1st Fridays!  Ok, it’s coming up quick on the horizon! Here’s a few tips on the monthly event on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Local Spotlight and Specials!

When: Friday March 6, 2015
Where: Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice CA from Venice Bl to Westminster & surrounding streets (Santa Clara, Electric Avenue)
Hours:  Timing is APPROXIMATE!  Starts between 5-6pm ends around 10pm
What: Lotsa Fun, Food, Shops Open Late, Specials & Special Events!

Local Spotlight:

TurningPointPilates-Best of Westside PilatesOf course many of us like to indulge a bit on First Fridays, I mean what, with all the selection of food, from food trucks to local haunts! Then, the realization that we need to workout – and on a regular basis! It helps to have a local go to spot, where you can be guided by an experienced instructor, like Robin Solo, from Turning Point Pilates. She takes great care with each client and treats them as an individual, customizing the workout toward your abilities and taking in to consideration if you have any injuries. This Editor knows from personal experience from a  private lesson with Robin. Turning Point Pilates is on Venice Boulevard, just east of Abbot Kinney in  the creative bungalows next to Zinque Cafe. Tell Robin that the AKFF Blog sent you!

Turning Point Pilates 612A Venice Boulevard, Venice CA 90291 310-217-7630

Shopping & Specials from AKFF:

Ruti-First-Fridays-Venice-AKFF-BlogMany of the shops stay open late until approximately 8-9pm and beyond, depending on each store. Last month we visited, Warby Parker (glasses), Wylie Wilson (custom lingerie), AV Nation, Satine and more. This month, there’s a new kid on the blog, that’s got a special just for First Fridays!

Ruti is offering: 10% off their new collection on 1st Fridays and will have wine and sweet treats! Open til 8pm. 1410 Abbot Kinney Blvd. (Next to Margaret O’Leary, Timbuk2, Hyden Yoo)

Popup Shop Event: (Just Added)

velvet-1stFridays-march2015Velvet by Graham & Spencer
are hosting a cocktail pop-up
from 3-7pm with the latest trends from jewelry line Miansai.  This is an early event, so make sure to check it out first!
1327 Abbot Kinney Blvd





Special Event:

1st Fridays Electric LodgeDid you know that every First Friday there is a special FREE event at Electric Lodge? Yes, there sure is a contemporary mashup of dance, music and performance with a different flavor each month! This month brings Emmy award-winner and two-time HBO Def Poet, Joe Hernandez-Kolski, who blends spoken word poetry, stand-up comedy, storytelling. Sounds cool!

Electric Lodge: 1416 Electric Ave, Venice, California 90291 (between Milwood & California off of Abbot Kinney) Also valet parking lot available.

Food & Drinks & More:

Food-truck-Showdown-on-Santa ClaraThere are a total of 17 plus local restaurants and bars for both drinks and eats.
 See the AKFF Twitter Feed – Most trucks post here that are attending 1st Fridays

See our Food  Truck FAQ Page ASAP!

See the AKFF Photo Gallery from last month to get a flava of all the food, shopping and venues on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice!

 See our Interns Post ASAP! Wanna Blog for AKFF?  Can you do Sales? Check it out today!

PS- Last 1st Friday, Santa Clara was filled with food trucks & closed to traffic- see our photo here. The same thing may repeat on Friday.