November 5- 10, 2013 – This week brings an exciting array of events in Venice and Santa Monica  that include art, music, networking while enjoying some libations at these local venues!

First off, let’s Congratulate our First Fridays Venice Contest Winners

NextSpace Venice Day Passes
(one to each winner):
The ONLY Coworking space in Venice – located on Windward Circle! (each pass worth $30.)
Check out: NextSpace Venice
Daniel Koeth ‏
Tracy Takahashi
Joe Devon


Raw Star Cafe Autographed Cook Book
by Celebrity Chef Bryan Au,
Check out: Raw Star Cafe

Julie Luong

The AKFF Blog will contact all winners via Twitter 
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1st Fridays Venice Contest 

Tuesday –
On Tuesdays check out Mat Classes by Turning Point Pilates at Mystic Journey Bookstore, 1624 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice $15 Get Deets

Wednesday – 
Agabhumi Benefit Event for A Safe Place for Youth (SPY),
a Westside non-profit,  shopping, eating and drinking, with raffle prizes,  goodie bags and more with a percentage of sales going to SPY, 6 – 9pm, 2665 Main St. Santa Monica (at Hill)

Venice Chamber Happy Hour at James Beach – open to all for networking from 6 – 8pm, 60 N. Venice Blvd. Venice

Thursday –
Green Drinks Mixer at Raw Star Cafe in Santa Monica from 7 – 10pm, Celebrity Chef, Bryan Au, will provide samples items from the delicious raw, vegan, gluten-free menu. Enjoy a selection of vegan wine and beers and the cafe will be open for food. Come out for some green-minded mingling on the back patio! $5 Donation
306 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica Get Deets on Raw Star Cafe

Friday –
Art Benefit at Cadillac Hotel in Venice, iPhone Photographer and gallery owner, Kana Manglapus exhibits a selection of photos from travels from San Francisco and Mexico with a portion of proceeds benefitting Venice Family Clinic, 6 – 9pm, 8 Dudley Ave. Venice

Saturday –
Rose Reclaimed at Big Red Sun, Charity Event to Restore Venice Family Clinic’s Garden Honoring the Next Generation of Venice’s Rose Avenue.This event will highlight the best of Venice in food, drink, art and design with the sounds of the Venice Symphony Orchestra from 5 – 10pm 560 Rose Ave. Venice RSVP:

It’s All About Venice!