“A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE” AND “HENRY V” AT VENICE’S PACIFIC RESIDENT THEATRE …

prtheatreArthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge” … a riveting drama from one of America’s greatest playwrights, continues through September 22nd.

An upstart young king inspires a nation, leading an army of ragtag misfits to fight an invincible enemy five times its size. You’ve seen Shakespeare’s classic story before – but never like this… “Henry V” opens at the Co-op on August 15th.

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L. A. LOUVER HOSTS WEEKLY ARTIST TALKS DURING THEIR “ROGUE WAVE” EXIBITION …

roguewaveEvery Thursday night at 6:30 pm … providing visitors the opportunity to walk through the exhibition spaces with the artists, as they speak about their work. Running through August 23, Rogue Wave 2013 is a group exhibition including 15 artists whose work encapsulates the vibrancy and excitement of art being made in Los Angeles today.

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VENICE CHAMBER MIXER AT ZAMBEZE WEDNESDAY, JULY 24TH …

vcofcMike Bonin will swear in the new board during Venice Chamber monthly mixer at Zambezi, 248 Westminster Avenue, Venice. Between 6:00 and 8:00 PM join your fellow Venice businesses for refreshmants and networking. Admission for members is $5; non-members are $20.

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NEXT VENICE ART CRAWL SET FOR THURSDAY JUNE 20TH …

veniceartcrawlThe Venice Art Crawl is a Venice Chamber of Commerce event organized by and for the people. The goal is to strengthen communication and collaboration within the Venice community through art events happening the third Thursday of March, June, September & December.

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“BETWEEN PRETTY PLACES” OPENS JUNE 20TH AT PACIFIC RESIDENT THEATRE …

prtheatreBased on a true story, an abandoned child in the dry hills of Central California forces a family to come to terms with their ghosts, love and survival.

A Workshop Production, the musical will play for two weeks only.
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FIRST EVER VENICE MUSIC CRAWL JUNE 22ND …

musicVenice Music Crawl, a new, multi-venue music festival for all ages on the Westside of Los Angeles, is launching on June 22nd from noon to 10 pm within the Lincoln corridor (Lincoln Boulevard, between California Avenue and Venice Boulevard) in Venice. Multiple stages from numerous close proximity venues will host stellar Southland artists and allow attendees to freely explore and create their own unique music experience.

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THREESOME OPENING MAY 16TH AT THE PACIFIC RESIDENT THEATRE CO-OP …

threesome3 Original One Act Plays … “Happy Birthday Nancy Kwan,” “Po Dunk Nowhere,” and “Lone-Alone” … will play from May 16th through June 1 … Thursdays – Saturdays @ 8pm and Sundays @ 3pm.

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VENICE SPRING FLING MAY 18TH …

springflingOn Saturday, May 18, 2013, the third annual VENICE SPRING FLING celebrates the season of rebirth in Venice with a free, full day of live music, dance, and art just off the boardwalk in Windward Plaza Park from 11am – 7:30pm. (Windward Plaza Park is at 1 Windward Avenue, between the boardwalk and the bike trail in Venice.

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VENICE ART WALK & AUCTION MY 19TH …

artwalkThe 34th anniversary Venice Art Walk & Auctions will feature exclusive studio and architecture tours, silent art auction and community celebration at Google Los Angeles, bike tours, gallery show and special exhibitions, live entertainment, fabulous fare and more … all set against the backdrop of beautiful Venice, California.

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DISCOVER WHAT’S HAPPENING IN VENICE ..

vcofc The Venice Chamber of Commerce’s new web site features a very extensive calendar of things to do and happening in Venice by date. Each day offers a large variety of choices.

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WHAT IS IT LIKE LIVING IN VENICE BEACH CA

FIND US ON FACEBOOK …

We have just launched our Venice Beach Living Facebook page and invite you to visit us and
our page. You will find timely Venice news … what’s happening in the community and with Venice real estate.
Hope you "like" it and visit often. Thanks … CJ & Jay.

Our page is located at http://facebook.com/VeniceBeachLiving.

27TH ANNUAL ABBOT KINNEY FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 25TH …

The 27th Annual Abbot Kinney Festival will be held September 25th between 10 am and 6 pm. In addition to giving back to the community, the festival is best known for its unique array of local artisan crafts, live music, good food, and commitment to the environment. Activities and areas are designed to complement the eclectic, cutting-edge mix of over 100 boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, bookstores, design firms, coffee shops, clubs, salons, and much more along the famed bohemian-chic shopping district of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, which stretches one mile from Venice Boulevard to Main Street.

For more info visit http://abbotkinney.org.

HOME BUYER’S FAIR MARCH 13TH & 14TH

Don’t miss the third annual Southern California Home Buyer’s Fair … Thousands of potential home buyers are expected to converge the weekend of March 13 and March 14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center for the FREE third annual Southern California Home Buyer’s Fair. The event is sponsored by the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (CAR) and the Los Angeles Times.

The Southern California Home Buyer’s Fair, open 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday, March 13, and 11 am to 4 pm, Sunday, March 14, features more than 50 educational “how-to” seminars designed to help home buyers navigate today’s real estate market with confidence and peace of mind. Seminar topics range from understanding home prices and monitoring and fixing credit to applying for a mortgage and the importance of the home inspection. Several of the sessions also will be offered in Spanish …

The event is free to the public. In addition, the first 200 attendees each day will receive a free movie ticket (one ticket per person).

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Recycled Book Sale Saturday, August 29th, at the Venice Library

The Friends of the Venice Library will be holding a recycled book sale on Saturday, August 29th between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM at the Venice-Abbot Kinney Memorial Library, 501 S Venice Boulevard. There will be non-fiction, fiction, hardcover and paperback, videos, audiobooks, cooking and more !!! Go early for the best selection !!! All proceeds benefit the Venice Library directly. Click for Details. Contact: 310.821.1769.

Next Venice Chamber Mixer at Hotel Erwin Wednesday, August 26th

The Venice Chamber August mixer will be Wednesday, August 26th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Hotel Erwin … 1697 Pacific Avenue, Venice. Admission is $5 for members and $20 for non-members. This new hotel has just completed major renovations including a new rooftop lounge. This is a great opportunity to network with Chamber members and guests. Bring your business cards. Plus there is always a great Raffle! New Chamber logo mugs are available for purchase! Click for Details. Contact and membership information: 310.392.3809.

Slide Show of Historic Venice Photos Planned for September 30

A slide show of historic Venice photographs to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Venice will be presented Wednesday, September 30 at Pacific Resident Theater. The featured photographers are Charles Brittin, Roderick Bradley, Anthony Friedkin and Frank Talbot.

Mary Jane, longtime member of Pacific Resident Theater and The Temple of Man, is presenting this celebratory show of photographs of Venice by these four esteemed artists, who are scheduled to attend the showings.

There will be two performances. The 6 PM showing is a gift to the Venice Community and is FREE to all. The 8 PM performance is a benefit for Pacific Resident Theater. Tickets for this performance are $15 or 2 for $25 … all monies will go to the Pacific Resident Theater. Reservations are recommended for both showings … 310.822.8392.

Pacific Resident Theater is at 703 Venice Boulevard, 3 blocks west of Lincoln.

Free Live Music & Art at Venice Beach

music.festThe 4th annual Venice Beach Music Festival is coming up this weekend, Saturday and Sunday August 8th and 9th between 11:30 AM and 7:30 PM both days!

The Music Lineup: Saturday August 8th … Super Duper, The Hard Goodbye, Horny Toad, Steve Watts Band with special guest Michael Hinton (Merl Saunders and the Rainforest Band), Meet Me At the Pub & Looner. Sunday August 9th …  Saint John and the Revelations, Robin Moxey, Splotch, Ninja Academy, Sugar Bitch, and Golden Buddha !!!

Additionally, there will be an Art Show featuring: Rah Rah Superstar, Jimmy Herciuk, David Hinnebusch, Matt Benware, Mark Islas, Martha Wilson, John Davis, Brian Jensen, and Vince DiBiase. Art will be on display all day both days!

Location: The show is in the park at the west end of Windward Avenue in front of the big metal V Sculpture, between the Boardwalk and the Beach.

Sponsors that make all this possible are The Venice Neighborhood Council/ Dogswell www.dogswell.com / Catswell www.catswell.com / TeaZazz Sparkling Tea www.drinkteazazz.com / Sidewalk Cafe / Venice Beach Suites/ Venice Chamber of Commerce / Venice Boardwalk Association / SAE / Venice Paparazzi / Jeff Verges @ electricsoap.com / Passion Presents / Rock City News / Candelas Guitars / Zelda’s Corner / the Other Venice Film Festival.

For more info go to http://www.myspace.com/venicebeachmusicfest.

“Wild Boy” … Down to Seven Final Performances

prt“Wild Boy,” the compelling journey of parents facing the greatest of challenges, as well as a stirring exploration of what makes us human, is in its final performances at the Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice. “When Paul and Jennifer Collins learn that their brilliant toddler may never master the most basic forms of human connection, their once-solid marriage begins to crumble. Paul looks for answers in the outrageous story of Peter the Wild Boy, a mysterious 18th Century youth adopted by King George I.” The remaining dates are July 30, 31, August 1, 2, 13, 14, and 15. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm.

“Wild Boy” was written & directed by Oliver Goldstick (adapted from ‘Not Even Wrong’ by Paul Collins) with Dana Dewes, Suzanne Ford, Marilyn Fox, Joshua Kuehl, Bud Leslie, Brian Letscher, Carla Obert, Jon Eric Preston, Kevin Rahm, Will Rothhaar, Katy Selverstone, Molly Schaffer, Christopher Shaw. The play is produced by Sara Newman-Martins.

For tickets call PRT at 310.822.8392 or order online at http://pacificresidenttheatre.com. The playhouse is located at 703 Venice Boulevard (4 blocks west of Lincoln Boulevard), Venice, CA 90291.

Venice Chamber Mixer at Baja Cantina July 22

The Venice Chamber July mixer will be Wednesday, July 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Baja Cantina … 311 Washington Boulevard, Venice. Admission is $5 for members and $20 for non-members. Baja Cantina has been a local restaurant favorite for over 29 years. This is a great opportunity to network with Chamber Members and Guests. Bring your business cards. Plus there is always a great Raffle! New Chamber Logo Mugs are available for purchase! Click for Details. Contact information: 310.392.3809 or email venicepaparazzi@yahoo.com

VNC Board to Consider Homelessness & Vehicular Occupancy Tuesday, July 21

The Venice Neighborhood Council Board will vote on the remaining motions submitted by its Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness and Vehicular Occupancy at its next Board Meeting on Tuesday, July 21, 2009. A fifth motion, originally passed in June, will be reconsidered. These motions include a proposal to call on the Los Angeles City Council to create a Vehicle-to-Housing Transition program, a proposal to encourage availability of affordable housing by providing for greater density, a proposal to create a single-room occupancy facility in Venice to house the most at-risk homeless, and others. The meeting will be held at Westminster Elementary School Auditorium, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd, starting at 7:00 pm.

The current status and history of all motions submitted by the Homelessness and Vehicular Occupancy Committee can be found at http://venicenc.org/files/090721VNC-HVOCDialogueRev.doc.

A detailed agenda will be posted on the internet at http://www.VeniceNC.org and at posting places in the community. There is no charge for this event. It is open to the public. Comments are encouraged.

Venice Historical Society Event July 21st

Ray Bradbury will be the guest of honor at a celebration designed to kick off the “Adopt a Colonnade Celebration.” Residents and businesses will be encouraged to donate toward restoration of Venice’s famous colonnades. Contributors will get a memorial plague on their colonnade. For more information on this event and program go to the VHS web site at http://www.veniceofamerica.org/.

Venice Chamber Mixer June 24

The Venice Chamber will hold a mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 24 at G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Boulevard. G2 features outstanding photographs. They are dedicated to promoting environmental conservation. The current exhibit is well worth seeing, plus you can meet and mix with other Venice business people. Check out Venice Chamber information at http://www.venicechamber.net. From there go to the G2 website (http://www.theg2gallery.com/) to view the photography.

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