Catch a FREE Movie & Concert on the Santa Monica Pier this Friday, October 17!

Lyynks Music & Front Porch Cinema Announce Free Pop-Up Performance by Indie-Pop Rockers, SAINT MOTEL on Friday, October 17 Accompanying the Outdoor Screening of "The Grand Budapest Hotel" on the Santa Monica Pier

A free, pop-up performance by internationally buzzing indie-pop band, Saint Motel at the Santa Monica Pier on Friday, Oct. 17. The band, who has played with the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Imagine Dragons, will play a special show for at Front Porch Cinema before the screening of Wes Anderson's latest masterpiece, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," and do a meet and greet for fans after the show. This will be the band's final LA show before embarking on their European tour.

Saint Motel recently did a cover of The Who's "A Quick One While He's Away," for the 2-disk compilation, I Saved Latin! A Tribute to Wes Anderson. Knowing the band's unique love for all things cinematic, Lyynks Music tapped the buzzing quartet to join the celebration of Lyynks Music's launch and perform before the screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Front Porch Cinema will also feature its charming Cinema Lounge and free coffee from the newly opened  Dunkin Donuts. The Cinema Lounge, sponsored by  Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, offers movie-themed cocktails curated by the Cocktail Academy, as well as baked goods and confections.

The 2014 Front Porch Cinema season will conclude its free Friday night films on October 24 with "Ferris Bueller's Day Off. "

Friday, October 17
    •    6 p.m. - Cinema Lounge opens
    •    6:45 p.m. - Saint Motel performance
    •    7:30 p.m. - Meet & Greet with Saint Motel at the Lyynks Music tent
    •    8 p.m. - "The Grand Budapest Hotel" begins

Parking will be available in the lot north of the pier at 1550 Pacific Coast Highway, and FREE bike valet will be provided. But why drive when you can get a ride? Download the #1 taxi app, Curb, and get to the Pier with no hassle.


SoCal Living in Silicon Beach!

Located in the heart of Abbot Kinney is this beautiful Venice Beach Bungalow. Original hardwood floors throughout this 2 bedroom home that is flooded with light and ocean breezes. 

Living room has a charming freestanding stove fireplace. 

The kitchen has a vintage O'Keefe and Merrit oven with French doors that open to your back yard oasis. Garage can be used as an alternate living space and home office with French doors that allow the perfect Southern California indoor/outdoor living. This sanctuary is completely private and adorned with a towering avocado tree and is perfect for entertaining! Close to Abbot Kinney and the beach - this is the perfect opportunity to be in Silicon Beach!

Offered by: Pardee Properties
1744 Washington Way
Venice, CA 90291
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Venice ARTBLOCK Open Studios: October 12, 2014 Sunday: Helen Garber, Diana Hobson, Flavio Biscotti & many more Venice Artists!

For the second time in 2014 and the second year in a row, the Venice Artblock is this Sunday, October 12, from  11:00 am – 6:00 pm. See art from Venice Artists and chat with them in their studios at this free, open to all, self-guided Open Studios Tour.

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This Could be Your View in Venice!

Coveted Venice Walk Street home located 1/2 block from the sand! Enter into this bright, open floor plan with gleaming hardwood floors throughout - perfect for entertaining. Gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances and opens to a spacious living area with cozy fireplace and sliders that open to allow the ocean breezes to fill your Venice beach home! Two bedrooms each en-suite with your master having dressing area and large closet. Amenities are two parking spaces by the beach and a brick courtyard with ocean views to enjoy the sunsets. This condo is in the heart of Silicon Beach - seconds to the beach, Rose and Abbot Kinney! Do not miss this!

Offered by: Pardee Properties
41 Sunset #103
Venice, CA 90291



Have you seen Joe Pilates?

Joe Pilates teaching the exercise "pull up." Haven't seen this? You're not doing Classical Pilates! 

Check out the Pilates Method at a traditional studio like Turning Point Pilates in Venice.

Turning Point Pilates was founded 7 years ago by Robin Solo.

Close to the intersection of Abbot Kinney Bl & Venice Bl, convenient to Venice & the Marina.

See the modern space at Turning Point Pilates in the photo on the right.

Both private and group lessons are available.

Call or email today and tell Robin that you found out about them on the Abbot Kinney First Fridays Blog! 

612A Venice Bl., Venice 90291



First Fridays Venice HOTLIST! Friday, October 3, 2014

First Fridays on Abbot Kinney Bl. is October 3, 2014



- FOOD TRUCKS: JUST ADDED–Exclusive Special
(see below)

First Fridays Start Time – Between 6 – 7pm End Time: Between 10 –11pm
Which Food Trucks Come  – See @AbbotKinney1st on Twitter
Food Truck FAQ – See the brand new AKFF Food Truck Page

Essential Oils Class at Turning Point Pilates
Hurry- RSVP Only Free 6:30 – 7:30pm
612A Venice Bl (east of Abbot Kinney next to Zinque)

Electric Lodge
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Haole Boys Shave Ice –  FREE UPGRADE to Hawaiian Style
Promocode: AKFF

Scenster.tv will be out on Abbot Kinney Boulevard
checking out the scene and might even interview you!

For food truck info, make sure to see the brand new AKFF Food Truck Page!


Charming Spanish Bungalow on One of the Most Coveted Streets in Venice!

What a great opportunity to add your own touches to this Venice bungalow on a tree lined street! Chill out on your tropical patio!

Bright and airy home with an open floor plan. There are vaulted/beamed ceilings and a brick lined wood burning fireplace in the cozy living room that flows into the dining room and then to the spacious eat-in kitchen with updated appliances. Tons of built-in storage, glass paned wood doors throughout. Backyard is tropically landscaped, complete with mature palms, designer water feature, elevated deck with spa like built-in couches and a large patio for al fresco dining.

Offered by: Pardee Properties
2216 Superior Avenue
Venice, CA 90291


Abbot Kinney Festival 2014 Pics!

The 30th annual Abbot Kinney Festival took place this past Sunday, September 28, 2014 and was a fun filled, jam packed event that we love attending every year! Actress Camyrn Manheim pictured here, gives back to Venice by giving proceeds of her tee shirts to Venice Family Clinic.

Clothes, crowds, music, art and fun are all part of it. A few photos are here, see more on our Facebook page.

Check out local super band, Super Broke in our photo below!

PS- Come back for the AKFF First Fridays Venice HOTLIST!


Turning Point Pilates Venice Wins Best of Westside Second Year in a Row!

Check this out - for the second year in a row Turning Point Pilates wins Best of the Westside in the Argonaut newspaper! 

To celebrate this this award,  we have an EXCLUSIVE OFFER for AKFF friends!
The first 10 people who book a private appointment or purchase an introductory special will receive an additional $20 off when they mention this code: ABBOTKINNEY1ST
CALL: 310-217-7630 
EMAIL: info@turningpointpilates.com

The classical pilates studio is located in Venice, just east of Abbot Kinney Blvd.
The newspaper will be published on Thursday, September 25, so make sure to  pick up a copy.

Robin Solo

Founder, Turning Point Pilates

612A Venice CA 90291 (near Abbot Kinney)


Stunning Architectural in the Heart of Venice!

Check out this lot seconds from hip Rose Ave, Abbot Kinney and the beach, approved for a small lot subdivision. Place your show stopping art piece in the formal entryway. Slate tiles throughout the downstairs floor give a sleek feel with warmth added from the wood paneled ceilings. The living room is spacious and full of light from the floor to ceiling sliders that open to your courtyard that connects the living space and the dining/kitchen area.

Kitchen has caesarstone counters, glass tile details, custom cabinets and high end stainless steel appliances perfect for all entertaining. See the living space upstairs perfect for an office or den. Two bedrooms on this level, the master with large walk in closet and stunning bathroom with soaking tub and glass shower. next level is the third bedroom and balcony to watch the beautiful Venice sunsets. This is a rare opportunity to build your Venice compound!

Property is being offered 3 different ways:
Option #1- 543 & 543 ½ Vernon together for $2,995,000
Option #2- 543 Vernon for $2,100,000
Option #3- 543 ½ Vernon for $895,000

Buyer to do all due diligence and verify square footage.

Offered by: Pardee Properties
543 Vernon Avenue

Venice, CA 90291$2,100,000


Abbot Kinney Festival Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Abbot Kinney Festival is Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 10am - 6pm.

There will be several stages with live music, spoken word and "The Spirit of Venice" award ceremony at 2pm. Eduardo Manilla, aka DJ Loboman, also on the Venice Neighborhood Council for his second year will be one of the award recipients. Congratulations Loboman!

There will be a ton of booths lining the streets with handmade jewelry, apparel and other interesting finds, plus food trucks and booths- of course! There are activities for kids, plus   a beer garden at The Brig and much more! This is the only event that shuts the coolest boulevard in America down to traffic, so come on down and have some fun!

Check out our photos from the Abbot Kinney Festival in 2013 to see how much fun people were having!  Yeah, you know it, this is the place to be on Sunday, September 28!

This is the 30th annual festival- wow!


From Social Media Week to Venice Art Crawl!

September is jam packed with e creative, tech,  art and other events Two monster events worth attending are Social Media Week from  September 22 -26 in Santa Monica and Venice ARt Crawl, Thursday, September 18.

Social Media Week
This international conference takes place in all the major cities of the world, including Los Angeles, now in it's third year. The event is September 22 - 26 with panels, parties and more at ROC in Santa Monica. #SMWLA
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Venice Art Crawl
The VAC as it's known is shutting down Rose Ave for this installation that will bring the Burning Man playa art to Venice, plus an all out art extravaganza throughout Venice on Thursday night from 6 -10pm. #veniceartcrawl 
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Hip Rose Corridor Home!

Chic Venice location on the Rose corridor nestled amongst hip restaurants, shops and the eclecticism of Venice Beach! 

This updated and modern two story home has vaulted ceilings, copious light and a spacious roof deck perfect for watching the sunsets. Open floor plan has dining area with private balcony, living room with cozy fireplace and bright kitchen, perfect for entertaining. Two bedrooms each have their own bathroom and ample closet space. This perfectly situated unit has two car tandem parking in gated garage. Bring your beach cruiser and surf board and live the perfect Southern California lifestyle!

Offered By: Pardee Properties
650 Rose Avenue #2
Venice, CA 90291

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Abbot Kinney Oasis - Hurry, it Will Go FAST!

Location and lifestyle at your front door! Don't miss this light and bright custom renovated 2-bedroom 2-bathroom bi-level residence in a tranquil "oasis" tucked away off Abbot Kinney! Open floor plan with spacious kitchen, dining area and fireplace along with two private outdoor spaces. 

Includes 2-car side-by-side garage parking and additional storage. Bedrooms are spacious with skylight, vaulted ceilings and great closet space! Minutes to the beach, retail, restaurants and more on "the coolest boulevard in America"!

Offered by: Pardee Properties
2600 Abbot Kinney #6
Venice CA 90291

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Taste of Venice September 14, 2014 Sunday!

If you like the food trucks you will be diggin' on this foodie fest this Sunday, September 14, 2014, from 3-7:30pm. Taste of Venice, a restaurant tour of choice spots in Venice gives you the opportunity to sample amazing food and give back to the community!

Here's the scoop:
Taste of Venice consists of three courses: The Opening Celebration, the Tasting Tour, and the Post Reception.  The Opening Celebration will feature food, cocktails, a silent auction, and ample entertainment at the Electric Lodge in Venice.  The Tasting Tour will be an opportunity to taste exclusive samples from our favorite Abbot Kinney Boulevard restaurants, led by a culinary insider like Adam Gertler from the Food Channel.  The Post Reception will include coffee, treats, and drinks for our guests. All funds raised from ticket sales support P.S. ARTS’ arts education programs.

Hurry and get your tickets in advance so you can choose your tour leader (aka Tastemaker) like Adam Gertler, or other fave foodie, etc. Get Tickets Now >

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
Opening Celebration: 3-4:30pm
Tasting Tour: 4-6:30pm
Post Reception: 6:30-7:30pm

Tickets: $125
(must be 21+)
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Venue for Opening Celebration:
The Electric Lodge

1416 Electric Avenue
Venice, CA 90291

(Between California & Milwood)