Remember there is also live music every Friday at local restaurants…see the Restaurant/Bar Page.


Tonight, in Santa Monica, NeonWest will be playing Bar Pico in Santa Monica, (2819 Pico Blvd., SM 90405) at 8:00 p.m. This band rocks. This is going to be a fun evening of female fronted bands….Yeah! Also, singer, Lee Lucas will be showing off her bracelet line The Looksy. See more info on the Fashion page.

Doors at 5:30, Bands 7:00 pm-11:00 pm. Happy Hour $3 wine and beer til 8:00 pm (just in time for their set). No cover – free parking in back. Show starts at 8pm.;;



In Santa Monica, BG Gallery, offers a closing reception for their “Gifted” exhibition tonight. It’s your last chance to pick up some smaller sized art for a great price.

Artists include: Gay Summer Rick, Bill Dambrova, Julia Schwartz, Laura Larson, Sean Maher, Carol Powell, Sukran Han, Lizzy Waronker, Lauren Rose Keslow, Jacqueline Renee Friedberg, Barbara Kosoff (see image) and more.

Closing reception runs from 7:30 till 10:00 pm. BG Gallery (Bleicher/Golightly) is located at 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401;


It seems that this First Friday on Abbot Kinney will be a mellow one.


BohemianExhchangeMost of the stores will be open but I know for sure that these selected stores are having an event with at least some refreshments.

Bohemian Exchange will be having a special sale on selected items. I LOVE This store…if you know me, you know that this is where I like to shop. So stop in and say hi to Deborah and the kitties.

This charming shop offers funky fun designs at amazing prices and will be offering refreshments Bohemian Exchange is located at 1358 Abbot Kinney, at California 310.396.3044;

Zingara Trading, right next door at 1507 Abbot Kinney for their First Friday event. They will be offering cider and their famous S’mores. 310 392-6424;

Keep going South and pop by Very Venice Art & Design Gallery located at 1629 Abbot Kinney. Here, you will find works by over 150 artists.

Open from 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm.


Or perhaps you live near Silverlake, or are into venturing out of your neighborhood…go on go for it….try a new adventure, for arts sake.

La Luz de Jesus Gallery offers a group show featuring artists Frieda Gossett (see image), Alexandra Manukyan, and Krystopher Sapp. The opening reception will be held from 8:00 pm till 11:00 pm. They always have fun openings at this space. 

La Luz de Jesus Gallery is located at 4633 Hollywood Blvd., LA 90027; 323.666.7667.