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Ayotzinapa: A Roar of Silence

An international exhibition supported by Los Angeles-based arts organizations, bridging local and international responses to the 43 missing students from Mexico. Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:00pm – 8:00pm (January 25 ­ Venice, CA) On Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 5pm-­8pm, at 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291 (Old Venice Police Station – SPARC¹s historic headquarters),...

Peace Walker Takes to the Heart of the Road in Upcoming Longest Walk #5

By Logan Mote My name is Logan Mote. I am also known as Eartheart Walker, a 30 year old activist and artist, living in Venice Beach, CA. A Peace walker is someone who takes a gentle journey of prayer and example. My walking is first of all a prayer for peace. My free spirit has...

Community Calendar February 2016

Thursday, February 4 9:00-11:00 PM – Electric Comedy at the Electric Lodge, $5 Friday, February 5 8:00 PM – Mason’s Noise Parlour – Mason Summit curates an evening of Los Angeles’ most talented young writers and musicians. singer-songwriter Lexie Rose, poet Luna Garcia, Regular Admission. Saturday, February 6 12:00 p.m. Miss Jessica and the The...

John Trudell Walks On…

by Anthony Castillo Here at the Beachhead we celebrate poets, musicians, artists, visionary thinkers, progressive political activists and those in touch with our mother earth. On December 8th 2015 we lost a giant of a man that embodied all of those things and more. After a long bought with cancer, John Trudell, Native American (Santee...

Formerly Hot Venice Real Estate Goes Cold

…and other thoughts. By Eric Ahlberg and the royal we. Oh Blessed Gaia, thank you for delivering me into another year, another cyle of our breath together. There have been signs that we may not last much longer. They are foolish illusions to disempower us. The creative and destructive powers of humanity are huge and...

The Venice Oceanarium Celebrates 20th Annual Reading of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick

Since 1995, the Venice Oceanarium has invited readers to discover or rediscover the great literary masterpiece, Moby Dick. The detailed and realistic descriptions of whale hunting draws on Melville’s experience at sea, on his reading in whaling literature, as well as life aboard ship among a culturally diverse crew, mixed with exploration of class and...

A Tree Grows In Venice: The Red Flowering Gum Tree – by Krista Schwimmer

One of my fondest memories from childhood is going to the library with my two brothers and mother. No matter how plain the library looked, I soon learned there were treasures there. So, whenever I move to area, I seek out the nearest library. For eighteen years, I have been browsing and borrowing from the...

A Cup of Coffee & Bagel for 15 Cents – Marty Liboff

A Cup of Coffee & Bagel for 15 Cents – Marty Liboff Marty Liboff-2015 (This is a follow up to another article; “Ruthie in the Bakery” Free Venice Beachhead, April 2014) The bakery opened in around 1948 on the Ocean Front Walk in Ocean Park around Raymond Ave. Before 1958 the OFW continued from Venice...

Swami X Has Left the Building

by: Jack Neworth The Venice Boardwalk is the second most visited international tourist destination in Southern California, right behind Disneyland. But in the late 1960’s the boardwalk was practically desolate. But when I moved back to the area in 1974, the boardwalk was booming with tourists and street performers including musicians, jugglers, mimes, and a...

In Loving Memory of Monae Lei Momi Hromadko January 8, 1990 – September 15, 2015

The Princess of Venice, one of the most popular and adored ladies of Venice, has sadly left us. Many of us have had many of our days brightened by her big, bright, joyful and sincere smile. Anytime anyone addressed her, her smile was her response. Monae Lei Momi Hromadko could be seen daily on Ocean Front Walk, always accompanied...
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