AKFF’s List of Spooky Westside Halloween Parties! Cultural Events & Coworking News too!

AKFF’s List of Spooky Westside Halloween Parties! Cultural Events & Coworking News too!

Zombie Crawl_5th AnnualSanta Monica Zombie Crawl

Live out your walking dead dreams at the 5th annual Santa Monica Zombie Crawl Saturday, October 28! The Zombie bar crawl starts at the Santa Monica Pier at 6pm where walkers spill there guts limping and growling thier way through the city for drinks and food specials happening all night. The party continues at the official Zombie Crawl After Party at 1212 Restaurant!
Snag Your Zombie Crawl Tickets Today 


Photo Courtesy of Thriller Night

Thriller Night at 1212 Restaurant 

Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8pm-2am join 1212 Restaurant on the Promenade, for thriller dancing, video mash-ups, spooky drink specials, scary photo booth pics, and costume contest with the best demons and angels in Santa Monica. Bottle & Table Service available. Celebrate Halloween the right way and get your bloody hands on tickets for you and your squad!
1212 Santa Monica Bl, Santa Monica, CA.
Grab Your Thriller Night Tickets     

Halloween Edition: Jazz Funk Fest Santa Monica

Start your Halloween festivities with live music, mashed up with spoken word, poetry, love songs, and comedy with Paulie Dee, Gerry Fialka, Tryg Hanson and other spooky guests and audience participation if you dare! October 28 from 7pm-8:00pm, followed by live music with Eric Ahlberg from 8pm -9pmish.
UnUrban 3301 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, Ca


Cultural Events:


Photo Courtesy of UGO NONIS

Art: New Works by Ugo Nonis 

French painter and LA-based contemporary artist, Ugo Nonis will be having an opening solo show titled “America” on October 20th from 7pm-10pm at The Castelli Art space. Nonis will showcasing 20 new paintings! Exhibit up until Sunday,Oct 22.
5428 Washington Blvd, Culver City.

Photography Events: Catch 2 great photography events this Saturday, October 14th!


Photo Courtesy of Aurelia Dumont

The Alumni Photo Exhibition

The most-recent work from Aurelia Dumont’s series “Exceptional Individuals” will be on display until October 26! SMC students make sure to stop on by! Opening: October 14, 6pm.
Exhibition located on 2nd floor of Drescher Hall, Santa Monica College.




Photo Courtesy of Artmonious

The Artmonious Launch Party
Join Artmonious and celebrate the official lauch of their art app this Saturday, October 14 at 7pm. Catch featured artists, such as Alex Gross, Timothy White, Stephanie Cate and more!
1306 Abbot Kinney Bl, Venice, CA.





CulverWorks CoworkingCo-working News:

CulverWorks, the co-working space in the heart of downtown Culver City has several offices that are available NOW! Book a tour and grab your dream office space while they last! Workspace already taken? Another option is the Cafe/Flex membership, only $250  a month (WOW) check it out!
Book a Tour!

AKFF VIP Club members get five day passes for $75 bucks, saving you $50!  



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Hotlist for Hotspots!

Hotlist for Hotspots!

Looking for a new happy hour, cafe or brunch joint to add onto your summer bucket list? Check out these hotspots in Venice & nearby.

6 Spots to Get Your Brunch on This Summer in Venice Beach, Santa Monica & Hermosa Beach


Because what else are Sundays for? From bottomless mimosas to a pork belly benedict, AKFF knows best about brunch. 



Happy Hour HOTspots in Venice & NearbyHappy-Hour-Venice

You can never go wrong with happy hour specials and these hotspots do 5pm the right way. These gems are perfect for date nights or casual dinner & drinks. 


 Get Caffeinated – Top 5 Coffee Spots in Venice!


While you’re exploring these trendy spots in Venice & nearby, stay awake! Be sure to try out these coffee shops between brunch, happy hour, and (of course) the beach. 


6 Spots to Get Your Brunch on This Summer in Venice Beach, Santa Monica & Hermosa Beach

6 Spots to Get Your Brunch on This Summer in Venice Beach, Santa Monica & Hermosa Beach

Why eat breakfast and lunch when you can brunch!

Sunny Spot

Sunny-Spot-_brunch-Venice-600pxInstagram not only your food but snap a picture with friends outside of Sunny Spot with their mural on Washington Blvd. Sunny Spot offers eclectic options with names almost as good as their food! Try their Hangover Plate, or a side of sweet and salty plantains, and continue the party with cocktails like the tequila and hibiscus “Permanent Vacation.”

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday
9:30 am – 4 pm
822 Washington Blvd, Venice



Salt Air

Salt-Air-Venice_brunchIf seafood is more your taste, make your way to Salt Air in Venice! Their brunch menu offers oysters and a lobster roll. If you have more traditional tastes go for their buttermilk pancakes or French toast – you will not be disappointed!

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday
11 am – 3 pm

1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice

Brick + Mortar

Start your weekends right with bottomless mimosas at Brick + Mortar. This funky and somewhat tucked away location on Main street is the destination for all sorts of choices. They offer a traditional all American breakfast, crab cakes, and pizzas on their brunch menu.

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday
10 am – 3 pm

2435 Main Street, Santa Monica

Sonoma Wine Garden

This is a go-to on Third Street Promenade with outdoor seating and “Bottomless Bubbles” for 2 hours for $35. The bubbles include mimosas, bellinis, bloodymarys and more.

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday
1:30 am – 2:30 pm

395 Santa Monica Place Suite #300, Santa Monica

Superba Food + Bread

Superba-Food-+-BreadIf you’re seeking a healthy option, try the avocado toast and an almond milk latte at Superba’s new location on Lincoln Boulevard. Who knew toast could be so interesting? For the early riser, the bakery and coffee bar opens at 7 am and the restaurant opens at 9 am for Saturday and Sunday brunch.

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday
9 am – 4 pm  

1900 S Lincoln, Los Angeles



The Rockefeller Gastropub and Crafthouse

With locations in both Hermosa and Manhattan Beach, The Rockefeller offers bottomless mimosas and food choices ranging from doughnut holes to a pork belly benedict with their special Rockefeller sauce.

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday
9:30 am – 3:30 pm

418 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach
1209 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach

SunnySpot-VenicemimmosasCan you tell we like our mimosas bottomless? Happy summer and happy brunching! What brunch spots do you like? Reply in our comments field below and share with the AKFF Blog!