Friday Happy Hours in Venice & Santa Monica

Fefe at Figtree’s Café will be playing live acoustic music on the patio Friday. Figtree’s is a great spot for people watching since it’s on the Boardwalk with a view of the beach and the the colorful characters you see. Enjoy food and drink specials while you enjoy the music with  covers of Beatles tunes this Friday and every Friday from 6-8pm. 
$3 imported beer specils, $4 wine and sangria (the sangria is recommended) plus specials on appetizers like the hummus and pita for $6.75- delish! 

429 Ocean Front Walk Venice, CA 90291

Alfred Johnson sings at Central (formerly 14 Below) on Friday from 5-8pm. He will play several sets of his original acoustic tunes with a few covers in the mix. No cover so come on down below and check out this talented musician.

1348 14th St, Santa Monica (at Santa Monica Blvd) Santa Monica, CA 90404

 Also  on Friday: opening at Cave Gallery, 6-10pm, 1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd. 

Saturday Venice Beach Music Festival, Art Events

This hot and happening annual festival down at the beach on Saturday from 11:00am 7:30pm showcases some of the hottest local musicians in town! and it’s Free!  featuring both music and art talent at Windward Plaza at the boardwalk- just look for the big “V” sculpture. Make sure to hear  Michael Jost and Peter Damian from Venice and see the cool kaliedoscopic art from Artist Rich Yaker.

Art by Rich Yaker at the Festival

Band Lineup:
Peter Damian (Steet Smart)
The Broken Numbers Band
Concepto Tambor
Grapes & Nuts
Michael Jost and Friends
Trevor Menear
Damaged Kids

Cacophony by Video Artist, Michael Baroff

 Art Opening at Blue 7 Gallery in Santa Monica on Saturday
Reception from 6-9 pm at the reception for a group art exhibit called “Sand in Your Pants” where  local artist Michael Baroff shows “Six Beach Scenarios” – a series of short videos (10 minute loop) shown throughout the evening.

Blue 7 Gallery — 3129 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica — (across the street from Trader Joe’s).

More Events coming…  Nezt week Venice Art Crawl 1 Year Anniversary on Thursday!

Gumbo Brothers at Angel’sThe Gumbo Bros. bring their New Orleans style funk to Angel’s, a really cool 1920’s speakeasy themed bar in Santa Monica on Saturday night.
Second Line Second Saturday – The Gumbo Brothers with Horns Saturday at 9:30pm.
2460 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA

It’s All About Venice!