The last week of January and start of February bring a cool bunch of haps from Venice and Beach areas to West LA and yes, Downtown LA! Updated Jan 29

First-Fridays-January-1-2016-February 5-2016Mark your Calendars for  First Fridays on Abbot Kinney – February 5, 6-10pm

Abbot Kinney First Fridays in Venice is at it with the monthly smorgasboard of food trucks and fun! See our blog, aka #AKFF #AKFFBlog next week! Are you ready for another contest?
Hint: get snapping!

2 Events in Venice & West LA, Wednesday, January 27:

Networking at Hotel Erwin

The Venice Chamber of Commerce hosts Venice Connect, their monthly mixer at the Venice hotel by the beach! It’s open to all – mingle and mix, $10 for Members, $20 for Non Members. 6-8pm. 1697 Pacific Ave Venice 90291

Hammer-Museum-Laurie-andersonLaurie Anderson at Hammer Museum

The iconic singer. performance artists  presents her film, Heart of a Dog at The Hammer Museum in West LA with a Q&A after the screening with Laurie Anderson. Starts at 7:30pm Free but you must RSVP with the Hammer Museum > 
10899 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90024
(photo Courtesy of Hammer Museum)

Silicon Beach: Investors Festival, February 3-5

A 3-day conference for investors and crowdfunding experts to meet, talk and shape the Future of Startup Investing at Expert Dojo in Santa Monica.  Speakers include Brock Pierce, Richard Wolpert, Carolyn Liikala and more. Tickets are from free to fee.
Get info and tickets for Investors Festival in Santa Monica >
395 Santa Monica Place, 3rd fl Santa Monica, CA 90401

Catherine Opie at Hammer Museum, Sunday January 31

A conversation with photographer Catherine Opie at the Hammer about her portraiture, gender, celebrity, and creativity at play. Starts 3pm.
Free but you must get a ticket  at the Hammer Museum >
10899 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90024

Ashland-HIll-party-Main St-Santa MonicaParty at Ashland Hill,  Friday, January 30, 11am – 1am
Celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary at this bar on Main Street in Santa Monica with $1 House Draft plus food and wine specials.
2807 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Night on Broadway, Saturday, January 30, 5-11pm

What, a #DTLA event on #AKFF? Yes, this is a must attend event that we are looking forward to checking out on Saturday night! Free performances from LA’s own Ozomatli and Aloe Blacc on the main festival stage, plus performances at the cool  oldtime theaters on Broadway! There will be art, food, dance, music and fun! Fab & Free!
Get the Night on Broadway scoop here >
Broadway between  3rd & Olympic