Summer’s in full swing and the AKFF  Blog brings some hot events from July 23 –  July 26, Tuesday – Saturday PLUS First Friday preview – Find out about First Friday Prize Giveaways!

A rare appearance of the Zoo People – acoustic Tuesday at their old haunt Brennans Pub, 8:00pm Jeff Cleveland, 9:00pm Son Vo, and at 10:00pm, Zoop alumni John Jakubek (guitar), John Nau (keyboards, also from Hootie & the Blowfish), Greg Hyatt (bass), and possibly, also Jason Hann (percussion).  4089 Lincoln Bl. Marina del Rey,  90292

Next Space Silicon Beach Special Event: Co-founders Jeremy Neuner & Ryan Coonerty from Next Space wrote a book called The Rise of the Naked Economy, How to Benefit from the Changing Workforce, book discussion on issues that entrepreneurs and independent professionals face today.  6:30 – 8:30pm 1600 Main St. Venice, 90291 (Windward Circle)

The Gumbo Brothers at the Basement Tavern
10:00pm 2640 Main St., Santa Monica 90405

Kat and the Blues Hounds at Sonny McLean’s
9:15pm until 12:15am 2615 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica 90403

WellBeing, Health and Fitness Festival at the Third Street Promenade 12pm – 5pm
Free yoga and dance classes plus raffles and product samples promoting a healthy and happy lifestyle at this annual festival presented by the Santa Monica  Chamber of Commerce. The first 100 people will receive goodie bags. Check out the Laughter Groove yoga class by local Kim Selbert at 1:45pm on the Wellness Stage. Stop at her booth (3rd & Arizona) to get free passes for the class!

Free Yoga & Running Classes on the Santa Monica Pier. Classes thru August 31, 8:00am Running and 9:00am Yoga

August 2, Friday – First Friday of the month on Abbot Kinney Blvd.
The AKFF Blog will sponsor prize giveaways – follow our new Twitter page @abbotkinney1st to get in the deets.  Thanks to Next Space for this awesome prize: 10-pack of Day Passes that never expire ($300 value.)  Plus, a bottle of wine from Joe’s Restaurant- wow! Email the AKFF to donate a fab prize!

Fun at the Abbot Kinney Festival in 2012

September 6, Friday – First Friday of the month on Abbot Kinney Blvd.
See the Official Facebook page of Abbot Kinney First Fridays for events all month long!

September 19, Thursday – Venice Art Crawl

September 20-21, Friday & Saturday – 2013 Altcar Expo & Conference at Santa Monica Civic Center

September 28, Saturday Glow intergalactic glowing art creations at Santa Monica Beach

September 29, Sunday Abbot Kinney Festival from 10:00am  – 6:00pm the annual festival that’s been going since 1984!

It’s All About Venice!