Thursday, June 16 Venice Art Crawl
The new venue to check out is a studio with with photos by David Zentz, Christo Brock and Martin Linss at 1320 Main Street. Also check out The Gas Station. For the juicy deets on that and more cool Art Crawl spots, see this blogger’s column on Venice Patch (it’s published on Tuesdays.) photo: Janet Gervers

Saturday & Sunday, June 18, 19 Neptune Festival

This Classic Venice Tradition is coming back Venice style on Saturday with a parade by the beach starting at 3pm. Look for King Neptune to jump out of the water (or close to it) and come in costumes- after all it’s Venice and dressing normal is just gauche so get your beads on and head to the beach! The parade is at The Venice Breakwater – see where the rocks are – walk past the grafitti walls, just hold your breath and follow the smell of fresh paint and walk on to the sand.

Afterparty at Danny’s starting at 5pm with drink specials and live music. At 9pm, the Neptune Ball is at Canal Club with a costume contest, dj, drink specials and lotsa fun! Continuing on Sunday, 2-6pm, there’s a Summer Tea Dance at Canal Club. I’m not sure what that is, however, being Venice I know  it’s not the Tea Party!

FREE Green Energy Efficiency Classes at Santa Monica College Saturdays – Get Certification
Get a certification from SMC from this amazing Green Energy Efficiency course from 9-5 on the Bundy campus, next to the Santa Monica Airport. I started the class last Saturday and already learned a lot. This is funded by the Government- wow, can you believe it –  that’s why it’s free. It’s not too late to start it so call today!  
Irene Garcia 310-434-4199  or email at Santa Monica College. Tell her you saw it on Janet’s blog. CU there!

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