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Calendar March 2016

Thursday March 3 • 8:00 PM – Brenda Yates & Cecilia Woloch – Reading together for the first time. Regular Admission. Beyond Baroque Friday March 4 • 8:00 PM – Norman Fischer – Zen Buddhist priest, teacher, and poet. Regular Admission. Beyond Baroque Saturday March 5 • 4:30 PM – The Mystical Prisim Of Being: Rock...

December Calendar

Friday, December 4 4:30 PM – The 4th Annual Venice Sign Holiday Lighting! Open viewing of poster contest: 6:15 PM – Festivities start at on Windward Ave. 8:00 PM – Holiday Lighting of the Venice Sign 7:00 PM – Luminous family, at the LifeYoga Garden at the beautiful outdoor patio of the vegan restaurant LifeFood...

Inside the TEDx Conference: A Speaker's Perspective

By Brad Kay Sunday, February 22, the former Laddie Dill art studio at Palms and Electric Avenue in Venice was transformed into a swanky TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) venue, with a high vaulted ceiling, stage, large video screen, grand piano off to one side, and enough room for me, Suzy Williams and 350 other...

Sponto Lives Art Exhibit Party

By Ronald McKinley Sponto was alive on the night of August 24. The Venice I know and love was there. The music was provided by the BACKBONERS, with Bill Burnett, Suzy Williams, Ginger Smith and Kahlil Sabbagh in the line-up. Suzy’s husband, Gerry Fialka, was the MC and the curator of the art show. The...

Sixth Annual Philomenian

By Mary Getlein The Sixth Annual Philomenian was a big success this year. You would think that after all this time, people wouldn’t be as interested in Philomene Long’s poetry, but they are. The room at Beyond Baroque, where the event took place, was filled with ardent lovers of everything Philomene. Jim Smith was the...

Family Literacy Day

By Krista Schwimmer Some of my fondest memories of my early, child- hood years are of my parents reading to me and my brothers before bedtime. One such book was “Are You My Mother,” by P.D. Eastman, about a lost, little bird. My mother read this book to me so frequently that I surprised her...

Being Thankful on Thanksgiving, and Always

By Anne Alvarez Venice’s spirit shone upon Thanksgiving. It was a beautiful day for our less fortunate, and often invisible, Venice residents, many of whom started their day off with a holiday feast and warm welcoming smiles from the volunteers at the dinner held at the Venice Basketball Courts. Spearheaded by Anthony Perez from the...

Sparkly Party for SPARC's 35th Anniversary

By CJ Gronner It has been all about the art lately in Venice, and a recent Saturday night was a big one for it. C.A.V.E. (Center for Audio and Visual Expression)  Gallery on Abbot Kinney had the opening of renowned street artist Shark Toof’s Ping Pong Show AND it was the big celebration for SPARC‘s...

Abbot Kinney, thanks for the fun!

By CJ Gronner We always look so forward to the Abbot Kinney Festival every year, and this year could not have been a more perfect day for it. Gone was the oppressive heat at the beach that some maniacs have been complaining about (Never me), and a gentle breeze blew through the sunshine to create...
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