Marching in with the First Fridays Scoop!

Marching in with the First Fridays Scoop!

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.


Fabulous February First Fridays! AKFF Specials & FREE Event Just Added!

Fabulous February First Fridays!
AKFF Specials & FREE Event Just Added!

Friday, February 7, 2015
Specials for AKFF Peeps & Free Event

abbot-kinney-first-fridays-venice: logo copyright 2014 all rights reserved

Coming Next Week on AKFF: Fashion on Abbot Kinney – for Men!

  • First Fridays is EVERY First Friday of the Month!
  • First Fridays starts around 5pm – 10pm
  • Food Trucks  ready to go between 5-6pm 
  • First Fridays is on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, from Venice Boulevard to Westminster
  • Plus: shops & venues on side streets such as California, Milwood & San Juan, plus Electric Ave


AKFF Special Offer:
Turning Point Pilates Just Extended Saving on Private Lesson to Feb 14, 2015! Get Details Now >

AKFF Special Offer:
$5 Tickets to Laugh Factory on Feb 11 or 18
Limited Supply – Get Tickets >

Tommy Johnagin (from a brand new show on CBS), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Steve Hofstetter (the host of Laughs on FOX), and Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911 & Family Guy)

Electric Lodge hosts a Special 1st Fridays performance at 9pm – Music-Dance – Film!

Electric Lodge is a 30 second walk from Abbot Kinney, walk on California Ave (at light) one block east parking lot there too! 1416 Electric Ave Venice 90291

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New Year, New Look for AKFF Blog!

New Year, New Look for AKFF Blog!

Abbot-Kinney-1st-Fridays-New-Look-2015It’s a brand New Year and in 2015 the Abbot Kinney First Fridays Blog (AKFF ) is Sporting a New Look!

It all started close to 7 years ago – wow, time has flown – and we jumped from our old look using the Blogger platform  to a new one using the WordPress platform, where we can offer more content at your fingertips, a fresh look and new features! See our slideshow on the home page for instance with photos from recent posts including pictures of Venice Celebs, Pink and Mark Lennon from the band Venice!


Abbot Kinney 1st Fridays Blog back in 2008

While there’s still more to be added, we would love to hear from you: what do you think of the new look? What are your suggestions for the look, features etc? All you gotta do is reply in our comments below (See: Leave a Reply). Thanks in advance!

See our first blog post from 2008 on the right!

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