Culture

Calendar August 2013

Calendar August 2013

Friday, August 2
• 6-10pm – Venice Street Legends live at the Venice
Bistro, 323 OFW. No Cover.
• 7pm – Dave McPeters plays 1930s, 40s and 50s
sentimental tunes followed by James Lowen, Jon
Lundin and The Sun Worshipers. Talking Stick.
No Cover.
• 7pm – First Fridays – Big crowds and food trucks.
Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice to Westminster.
Saturday, August 3
• 12-4pm – 7th Annual Venice Community FREE
Potluck and BBQ hosted by the Venice Neighborhood
Council and Fire Station 63. Firefighters provide
the BBQ, you bring a salad, side dish or dessert.
Music and Games. Oakwood Park.
• 2:30pm – Bikini Contest. Registration starts at
10am, winner gets $1000 price. Muscle Beach.
• 7pm – Pop Saturdays: Taylor Dane. Burton Chase
Park. Free.
• 8-10pm – Brad Kay’s Regressive Jazz Quartet.
Ragtime, early jazz. Townhouse. No Cover.
Sunday, August 4
• 11am-6pm. 37th Annual Festival of the Chariots.
A parade of three 50-foot tall “chariots”; live entertainment
on three stages; free, vegetarian feast; exhibits
on Indian art, culture and spirituality; family
activities; fashion and gifts. Windward and OFW.
• 10am – 2pm. Birthdaypalooza Country Fair and
Live Music – come celebrate 7 years of the Mar
Vista Farmer’s Market. Grand View at Venice.
• 2-4pm – Book launch: My Life, A Four Letter
Word – by Dolores DeLuce. Mystic Journey Bookstore.
1319 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
• 9pm-12am – Azar Lawrence. Jazz. RG Club, 2536
Lincoln Blvd.
Thursday, August 8
• 11am-3am – Throw Back Party Celebrating 58
years – prices rolled back to 1963! La Cabana,
738 Rose Ave.
• 6:30pm – Rogue Wave Thursday Night Artists
Talk: Laura Krifka, Ashley Landrum, Heather
Gwen Martin. LA Louver. 45 N. Venice. Free.
• 7pm – Twilight Dance Concert: Hanni El Khatib/
Bombino. SM Pier. Free.
• 7pm – Classical Thursdays: Roberto Cani, violin.
Burton Chase Park. Free.
Friday, August 9
• 8:30pm – Poetic Instability, a dance theater performance.
Brazilian award-winning dancer,
coreographer and professor Clara Trigo in her premier
LA performance. Electric Lodge. $20.
Saturday, August 10
• 2-5pm – Shades (R&B). Fisherman’s Village Concert
Series. 13755 Fiji Way.
• 4-5pm – Celebrate summer with beach-themed stories
and decorate a sparkly sea animal. Kids, preschool.
Abbot Kinney Library. Free.
• 6-10pm – Grassroots Acoustica. Great artists,
basking for great charitable causes. Donations welcome.
The Talking Stick.
• 7pm – Screening of acclaimed documentary “Vanishing
of the Bees” followed by honey tasting and
honey-themed food and drinks directly from the
hive. Electric Lodge. $10.
• 7:30pm – Maureen Cotter’s Ninth Annual Storytelling
One Woman Show. With music, food and
drinks. Beyond Baroque. $10.
• 8pm – Restitution Press. Opening Reception.
C.A.V.E Gallery. 1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Free.
• 8-10pm – Brad Kay’s Regressive Jazz Quartet.
Ragtime, early jazz. Townhouse. No Cover.
Sunday, August 11
• 2-5pm – Thin Ice (Contemporary Rock). Fisherman’s
Village Concert Series. 13755 Fiji Way.
• 9pm-12am – Azar Lawrence. Jazz. RG Club, 2536
Lincoln Blvd.
Wednesday, August 14
• 7-10pm – Suzy Williams – Jazz and Blues. Danny’s
Deli, 23 Windward. No Cover.
Thursday, August 15
• 6:30pm – Rogue Wave Thursday Night Artists
Talk: Kent Familton, Christopher Miles, Eric
Yahnker. LA Louver. 45 N. Venice. Free.
• 7pm – Twilight Dance Concert: The English
Beat. SM Pier. Free.
• 7-10pm – PEACH and her AllStar Blues band
with the Delgado Brothers and Kathy Leonardo,
presented by Music Magique. Talking Stick.
• 8pm – Henry V Opening Night at Pacific Resident
Theater. Through Sept. 8. Thurs-Sat 8pm; Sun 3pm.
$15 suggested donation.
Friday, August 16
• 7-11pm – Venice Art Crawl 3rd year anniversary.
http://www.veniceartcrawl.com
Saturday, August 17
• 2-5pm – Yes Ma’am (Blues). Fisherman’s Village
Concert Series. 13755 Fiji Way.
• 7:30pm – Sixth Annual Philomenian. A night to
honor Philomene Long, Venice’s late Poet Laureate.
Featuring the screening of the last cut of recently
found Philomene’s 1980 classic film on the
Beats, THE BEATS: AN EXISTENTIAL COMEDY.
Philomene’s poetry will be read. Beyond
Baroque. Free, donations welcome.
• 7pm – Pop Saturdays: Poncho Sanchez. Burton
Chase Park. Free.
• 8-10pm – Brad Kay’s Regressive Jazz Quartet.
Ragtime, early jazz. Townhouse. No Cover.
Sunday, August 18
• 2-5pm – Floyd and the Flyboys (Soul/Funk).
Fisherman’s Village Concert Series. 13755 Fiji.
• 7-10pm – Blues Time with Tom Gramlich and
Mystic Miles. Talking Stick.
• 9pm-12am – Azar Lawrence. Jazz. RG Club,
2536 Lincoln Blvd.
Thursday, August 22
• 6:30pm – Rogue Wave Thursday Night Artists
Talk: Sarah Awad, Matthew Brandt, Farrah Karapetian.
LA Louver, 45 N. Venice. Free.
• 7-10pm – Jazz Funk Fest. Talking Stick. Free.
• 7pm – Twilight Dance Concert: Nick Waterhouse.
SM Pier. Free
• 7pm – Classical Thursdays: Rufus Choi, piano.
Burton Chase Park. Free.
Saturday, August 24
• 2-10pm – 3rd Annual Sleep Out in solidarity with
our unhoused community. Food, music, teach-ins.
Film screening at 8pm. Free, everyone welcome.
• 2-5pm – Michael Haggins (R&B). Fisherman’s
Village Concert Series. 13755 Fiji Way.
• 6-9pm – SPONTO LIVES Art Exhibit Opening
Party. Group Show. Live music by the
BACKBONERS. 9 Dudley. Free.
• 8-10pm – Brad Kay’s Regressive Jazz Quartet.
Ragtime, early jazz. Townhouse. No Cover.
Sunday, August 25
• 8-10am: Free Breakfast, provided by Venice
Sleep Out. Beyond Baroque lawn. Everyone welcome.
• 2-5pm – 2AZZI (Smooth jazz with vocals). Fisherman’s
Village Concert Series. 13755 Fiji Way.
• 9pm-12am – Azar Lawrence. Jazz. RG Club,
2536 Lincoln Blvd.
Thursday, August 29
• 6-10pm – Third Annual Surf and Skate Silent
Auction. Proceeds to benefit Venice Free Family
Clinic. Featuring custom surfboards and skate
decks designed by professional surfers, skateboarders
and artists. “The King’s English” will
perform at 9:00 pm. Bergamot Station, 2525
Michigan Ave, B7, Santa Monica. $15.
Saturday, August 31
• 2-5pm – ISMISKISM (Reggae). Fisherman’s Village
Concert Series. 13755 Fiji Way.
• 7pm – Pop Saturdays: Rose Royce. Burton Chase
Park. Free
• 8-10pm – Brad Kay’s Regressive Jazz Quartet.
Ragtime, early jazz. Townhouse. No Cover.
Location Guide
• Abbot Kinney Public Library, 501 S. Venice
Blvd. 310-821-1769, fovl.org
• Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd.
310-822-3006, http://www.beyondbaroque.org
• Burton Chace Park. 13650 Mindanao Way.
Marina del Rey.
• Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave.
310-306-1854, electriclodge.org
• G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
310-452-2842, theg2gallery.com
• Hal’s Bar and Grill, 1349 Abbot Kinney
Blvd. 310-396-3105, halsbarandgrill.com
• Oakwood Park, 767 California Ave.
• Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice
Blvd, 310-822-8392,
pacificresidenttheatre.com
• SPARC – Social and Public Art Resource
Center, 685 Venice Blvd. sparcmurals.org
• Talking Stick Coffee Lounge, 1411c
Lincoln Blvd. 310-450-6052,
thetalkingstick.net
• Townhouse. 52 Windward.
• Vera Davis Center, 610 California Ave.
310-305-1865
• Westminster Elementary School, 1010
Abbot Kinney Blvd. (enter auditorium
from Westminster Ave) 310-606-2015
Ongoing Events
COMPUTERS
• 2:30pm, Mon-Fri. Student/Homework Zone.
Computers, iPads, homework resources and a
trained computer aide to assist students grade 4-12.
Free Printing. Abbot Kinney Public Library.
• Tues/Weds 8:30-6pm, Thurs/Friday 8:30-5pm.
Free Computer Use. Vera Davis Center.
FOOD
• 10am Tuesdays, 12:30pm Thursdays, 1pm Fridays.
Free Food Distribution. Vera Davis Center.
• Sign up for Food Stamps (EBT Cards).
Vera Davis Center. Call for date and time.
310-305-1865.
• 4pm Saturdays through Wednesdays. Free Vegetarian
Food. OFW & Dudley.
• 1:30pm, Thursdays. Free Vegetarian Food. OFW
& Sunset.
KIDS
• 11:30am-noon Wednesdays. Toddler Storytime.
Abbot Kinney Public Library. Free.
FILMS
• 7-10pm, fourth Sundays. 7 Dudley Cinema.
Dialogue on films, art culture and politics.
Beyond Baroque. Free.
MUSIC
• 8pm-12am, Sunday and Monday nights. Hal’s Bar
and Grill features live jazz. No cover.
• 6-10pm, First Fridays. Venice Street Legends.
Venice Bistro, OFW & Dudley. No Cover.
MISCELLANEOUS
• 9-4pm, 2nd Saturday, every month.
Venice High School Flea Market. Antiques,
crafts, collectibles, toys, jewelry, clothes.
13000 Venice Blvd.
• 7-11am, Fridays. Venice Farmers Market.
Fruits, vegetables, flowers and coffee.
500 North Venice Blvd.
• 4:15pm, every Thursday – Chess Club. Ages 6-15.
All levels welcome. Abbot Kinney Library.
• 11:30am-2:30pm, every Sunday, weather
permitting. The Venice Oceanarium
(a museum without walls). Venice Pier. Free.
• 8:30am, 2nd Fridays. Bus Token Distribution.
First 40 people in line will receive a free bus
token. Vera Davis Center.
• 5:30pm, Sundays. Open Mic Night. Twentieth
Church of Christ, Scientist. 132 Brooks Ave. Free.
• 7-10pm, 3rd Wednesdays. MOM: Meditations
On Media. Beyond Baroque. Free.
POETRY
• 2pm, 2nd Sundays. Soap Box Open Mic. Bring
your words, sign up begins at 1:45pm, six-minute
limit. Beyond Baroque. Free.
POLITICAL AWARENESS
• 7:30pm, Mondays – Occupy Venice General
Assembly Meetings. Beyond Baroque
OPEN MIC
• 8:30-11:00pm every Monday – Moxie Monday
Open Mic. Talking Stick. Free.
• 6:30pm every Wednesday – Open Mic. Talking
Stick. Free.

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