7 Dudley Cinema: 10th Annual Venice Film Festival

7 Dudley Cinema will present the 10th Annual Venice Film Festival tomorrow evening, January 3rd, at Beyond Baroque starting at 7 pm. The event is free, and will feature Venice historian Jeffrey Stanton!

Jeffrey Stanton’s lecture will start the evening off and feature “film clips and shorts from silent films shot in the 1920′s mainly on Venice and Ocean Park’s piers”. Stanton will also have his awesome Venice history books for sale ($50, bring cash) and his banned Venice cartoon map from 1985.

The Film Festival, hosted by Gerry Fialka, will feature films made in Venice, a “celebration of Sponto Gallery’s otherworldlyness: infamous Dumpster Diving Fashion Show Film, Lynne Littman’s Number Our Days plus live performances by Wadada (seminal Venice street performer of roots-rock-reggae)”. Attendees are invited to “experience the essence of Spontofication Rituals in art, music, poetry, and the freedom of creativity”.

7 Dudley Cinema at Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Blvd
Venice CA 90291

Heal the Bay: Venice ‘Beyond Local’ Workshop

From Heal the Bay:

Do you wonder about how to make change in your community? Are you ready to become the next generation of local leaders? Wondering how communities like Venice can push the City of LA to be greener and healthier?

Heal the Bay: Venice 'Beyond Local' Workshop

Join us for this five week FREE workshop (January 8, 15, 22, 29, and February 5, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm)! Attendees must be 18 or older.

Talking Stick Coffee Lounge
1411 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

Lucky Golfer: Hole in One During First Round Ever Played!

On Friday, December 28th, Lisa Pettinato Buckley went to the Penmar Golf Course with her husband Bill Buckley and friend Rachel Ramos to play her first round of golf. Having had two visits to the driving range over the past month and some pointers from her husband, Lisa “felt pretty solid making her first trip out”.

Lisa Pettinato Buckley Hole in One

Lisa Pettinato Buckley on the 8th at Penmar

On the 144 yard eighth hole, Lisa hit her very first “hole in one” using a borrowed 5 iron! Not bad for her first time out, and she had two witnesses! Most people golf their whole lives and never get the elusive hole in one! Continue reading