Sun 4.21 CiclaviaCicLAvia celebrates it’s 6th year today and will run from Downtown to Venice Beach by way of Venice Boulevard. This is the second time that it has made it’s way all the way to Venice.

This means NO CARS kids….as most people who know me know, I was raised in NYC and am NOT a car person….I like to put on my rollerlades and go….Grab your bikes and get out there.

As in previous years, shop owners and food trucks will be open and there will be all kinds of vendors along the route…so take some time to walk or bike, rollerblade or skip down Venice Boulevard…bring the kids the dogs and enjoy!…be sure to stop off at the Coffee Connection to an art exhibition of Nepal Art Dogs (see below for info)

CicLAvia started in Bogotá, Colombia, over thirty years ago as a response to the congestion and pollution of city streets. Now they happen throughout Latin America and the United States.CicLAvia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting public health, active green transportation, public space, economic development, and community building through car-free public events.

What: CicLAvia
Where: Downtown to Venice Beach via Venice Blvd.
When 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


In Mar Vista…

As Sun-Aug8-Nepal-Art-Dogs-CoffeeConnectionHeropart of CicLAvia (see above listing), The Coffee Connection will exhibit Nepal Art Dogs (and Cats) – a collection of beware of dog signs hand painted on metal in by Nepali sign painters.

Stop by the Coffee Connetion during CicLAvia, on Sunday August 9, from 9-4pm to support SAR Dogs Nepal – an organization that trains search and rescue dogs in Nepal – something that was sorely needed during the devastating earthquakes in April and May 2015.

THIS IS A GREAT CAUSE!!! The event is free, but anything that you might spare, SAR Dogs Nepal would be greatly appreciated.

CLICK HERE for a direct link for more event details. To find out more about SAR Dogs Nepal, see  To find out more about

On view: August 3 through August 16

What: Danger Dog exhibit/ CicLAvia
Where: Coffee Connection 3838 S. Centinela (at Venice) LA 90066
When: 9:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Aug 9



Angel City Brewery celebrates its 3rd year of the Avocado Festival. A big fan of the Avocado (Avocado Ale) the brewery brings togehter local eateries such as the Surfer Taco, Brewwings, Si Paletas and the Green Truck are coming down to match the ale with eats. Attendees are invited to take a tour of the brewery or go on an avocado hunt. Live art, live music and a photo booth will fill out the day.

$1 from every Avocado Ale purchased will to to benefit Food Forward​AngelCityBrewerylogo
Festivities will include:

*Gallery exhibit by PJ Andrews

*Live music in the beer hall by:
12:00pm :: Michelle E. Buzz
1:00pm :: Team Vendetta
2:00pm :: Angeles Flight
3:00pm :: Fungame
4:0pm :: Seaghouls
5:00pm :: Denmantau
6:00pm :: The Bloodhounds
*Avocados provided by Green Earth Produce​

Free admission

What: Avocado Festival
Where: Angel City Brewery, 216 S. Alameda St. LA 90012
When: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 213-622-1261


In the Valley…

TJoes Bar and Grill Logoake in some more music at Joe’s Bar & Grill in Burbank. Good food and a large dance floor….so bring your dancin’ shoes.

Tonight, enjoy the Deep Cuts!

No cover.

What: Live music
Where: Joe’s Bar & Grill 4311 West Magnolia Boulevard Burbank, CA 91505
When: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: (818) 729-0805

Enjoy the weekend…see you at the openings!