Social Media Week – thru Friday, September 27
From social media newbies to experts and influencers, most events at this annual conference are free and located at the ROC Center in Santa Monica. A highlight event was Larry King interviewing George Takai from Star Trek on Tuesday in front of a jam packed room for the Larry King Now internet show. The AKFF loved this one! There are also panels on various aspects of social media and parties of course. The best thing to do is check out the site and register, then get your butt over there! Party Friday at Bergamot! Register
GLOW Santa Monica – Saturday, September 29 7pm – 3am
This is an indescribably cool art event that’s happening for the 3rd time on the beach in Santa Monica near the pier. There are large scale art installations that are all light based and absolutely a must see! It’s free! Hundreds of thousands attend, so get there early and bike it, bus it, skate or walk if you can!
Abbot Kinney Festival – Sunday, September 30
This annual festival is the only event that closes down Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice to traffic – because it rocks and there are massive crowds of people eating, drinking, checking out a ton of cool booths with art, crafts and other goodies. This is always a lot of fun – the AKFF will be out on the boulevard!