From the Vault: Venice Celebrity Event Photos

From the Vault: Venice Celebrity Event Photos

It’s the LAST FRIDAY of the month and we’re still waiting for Covid to get out of our lives! It also means that First Fridays, aka 1st Friday, Venice First Fridays is closed until further notice… While that’s a bummer, here’s something that hopefully will cheer you up!

Celeb photos from our vault: including events in Venice, Santa Monica and Los Angeles that have been featured in our blog posts over the years, plus a few from the vault that have never been seen before today!

You’ll see photos from events like: the Venice sign lighting that includes celebrities like Pink, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Lennon and the band Venice, Councilman Bill Rosendahl, Councilman Mike Bonin, local bands and musicians such as Suzy Williams, The Gumbo Brothers  and Miss Jessica.

Plus you also see photos of skateboarding icon Tony Alva with his band, His Eyes Have Fangs and with local mural artist Robert Vargas at the Kinney Hotel event commemorating Robert’s mural of Tony on the side of the hotel. Music icon Norwood Fisher from Fishbone  is seen in an interview with Gerry Fialka.

C’mon back for more photos! Our Editor is digging in the archives for more goodies to show you!

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Summer Sizzles with First Fridays on July 5

Summer Sizzles with First Fridays on July 5

Celebrate the July 4th Weekend at the BIGGEST & Tastiest Food Truck Event in LA – Yup it’s First Friday in Venice!

Could you use a little help navigating through this Ginormous Food Truck scene! No worries, check out some helpful articles:

First Fridays FAQ

First Fridays Map

If you want The Insider Guide to First Fridays that’s not published here, then make sure to check out this link: Insider Guide

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Food Truck Guide Coming Soon!

Get the scoop on food regular truck events happening in Venice, LA and Beyond! It’s a handy e-book you can take wherever you go! Food truck haps are a swipe away! 1st Friday, 1st Thursday and 1st Saturday.


Food Truck Heaven at First Fridays on October 5, 2018 #AbbotKinney1st

Food Truck Heaven at First Fridays on October 5, 2018 #AbbotKinney1st

Endless Insider Info for Endless Summer!


Summer never ends at Abbot Kinney First Fridays!

Come check out our full list of food trucks and insider deets on our new Subscriber site. Every food truck attending this Friday’s event is listed here in alphabetical order by street names so you can easily find your favorite vendor!

Get Food Truck List

And don’t forget to make a stop THIS Friday for the best local eats including: The Pink Taco Truck on Venice and California and Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken on Palms!

If you do want the FULL LIST of food trucks click our link and get it for some small change! Plus you can support our efforts too, so we continue bringing all the flavors of the #lafoodtruckscene and #venicefoodtruckscene .

PLUS, you’ll get our Insider Tips for First Fridays from the @AbbotKinney1st Team!


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Thursday, October 8, 6:45

Whether you’re an Entrepreneur or Business Exec,  – you will experience what it takes to have awesome outrageous collaborations which are quick, productive and even fun, through generous and respectful communications, while quickly creating BIG BOLD solutions far beyond what you thought possible. Be ready to engage and play!

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other venice film festivalThe Other Venice Film Festival

Beyond Baroque in Venice
Friday – Sunday, October 5-7

This annual film festival started and curated by Venice Locals shows the best in cutting edge indie fils and music!

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Back to School Food Truck Invasion at Abbot Kinney First Fridays!

Back to School Food Truck Invasion at Abbot Kinney First Fridays!

Jon Favreau & filmcrew babys badass bbq abbotkinney1at 080318Abbot Kinney First Fridays: September 7, 2018, Friday

What better way to get #Back2School than with @Abbotkinney1st with food trucks galore on Abbot Kinney Bl in Venice?

We’ve got ya covered – after all we have been bringing the best of the food truck scene in Venice, beach areas and beyond for 10 years! In case you didn’t get the memo, we started a subscriber based community to support us bringing it to you.

Want the full food truck list with locations for First Fridays Venice?

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Bonus: 3 First Fridays Tips for Newbies & Pros!


For the Love of First Fridays, Food & Fun!

For the Love of First Fridays, Food & Fun!

CREPES on AbbotAs July brings the heat, Abbot Kinney brings the food!! We had so much fun at the last First Fridays on July 6th, and we bet you did too!

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As we progress into the summer, we have something new and exciting to share with you all! We are now on Patreon! This is extremely exciting for us, and we would love to have your support! Patreon allows us to grow and prosper, giving you better intel and quality posts about all there is to know about the Los Angeles Area food scene, culture, and entertainment!

Abbot Kinney First Fridays does not receive monetary benefit and by using the Patreon platform, we can raise money. We’re offering perks that give a flavor of our VIP Club, in addition to the complete First Fridays food truck list. Our blog will only give a preview of the food truck lineup, however for  a $1 you can have it all and support us!
Check us out! >> AKFF ON PATREON! 

Abbot Kinney Bl Palm TreesPS- Don’t forget- our Patreon subscriber Patrons get our complete Westside Summer Concert Guide with a slew of FREE summer concert series in Marina del Rey, Culver City, Santa Monica, Playa Vista and more! 

Get our Westside Summer Concert Guide

Have you heard about the summer concerts in the Westside? AKFF has some news for you!

There are a ton of live music shows that are FREE! Perfect plans for a group of friends, or for solo adventures!

The Summer Concert Guide can be found on our Patreon page @ Summer Concert Guide 2018! Scope out this amazing list of great music to definitely check out.