Here is the Yo! Venice! Good Friday First Friday guide:
Pick of the week:
Mention Yo Venice at The Green House Smoke Shop and get 25% off all glassware!
Zingara: Gyspy Band The Petrojvic Blasting Co.
Tales & Toys: 5:30pm – 7pm, music of Sandra Sandia
Studio Seress: Abbot Kinney Flee Market
Lemonade: Soups today are Tomato (vegan) or Chicken Chili.
Altered Space Gallery: Tom Farrell and Reiko Nakano
Bohemian Exchange: Seventh Ray live music.
99 High Art Collective and Gallery: Get Happier Hour 6-10pm with DJ’s.
G2 Gallery: Opening Reception Nature LA: Angela Hanka
The Ave: Family & Friends Opening at The Ave!
The Venice Bistro: Chris Jaiden & Friends
Mystic Journey Bookstore: Art opening with Paul Heussenstamm
The AC Supper Club: ‘VENICE gets DEEP‘: Marques Wyatt & Big Cee
Since they opened shop in 2000, The Green House Smoke Shop on Abbot Kinney has been the go-to place in Venice for all things smoking related. Store owners Bunny and Sandor stock a large amount of pipe tobacco, domestic and hard to come by international and also herbal cigarettes, cigars and more brands of rolling papers than you can shake your lighter at.
Bunny and Sandor are active in the community and support local business so most of the glassware found at The Green House is locally blown or extremely rare, like the Tommy Chong company water pipes they have in stock. They also have an amazing ashtray collection on sale, high end vaporizers and every other smoking accessory you can imagine.
The Green House Smoke Shop
11-ish to 6-ish, 7 days a week.
1428 Abbot Kinney Blvd
With Mother’s Day coming up next month, you may want to stop into LFrank on Abbot Kinney if you are looking for some special one of a kind pieces of art that come in the form of jewelry. Designer Liseanne Frankfurt’s pieces don’t come cheap, but are certainly marvels to look at.
California born Frankfurt’s jewelry has been featured in Vogue, InStyle, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, W, WWD and can be found in the collections of Kate Capshaw, Cindy Crawford, Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore, Melissa Etheridge, Alanis Morissette, Jacqui Getty and other celebs.
Liseanne is quite friendly, lives in Venice and opened her store on Abbot Kinney in 2007.
1116 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice Beach California