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Summer Concerts in Marina del Rey

Summer Concerts in Marina del Rey

Grab your bestie, a picnic dinner, and a blanket or low-profile beach chairs and make your way to Burton Chace Park for FREE Summer Concerts – kicking off on July 11th! On alternating Thursdays, starting July 11th, enjoy classical and opera performances at Symphonic Thursdays. […]

Mar Vista Library Book Sale Saturday, June 8th

Mar Vista Library Book Sale Saturday, June 8th

Get yourself a bargain book – and support the public library – at the Mar Vista Library Book Sale on Saturday, June 8th from 9:30am – 3pm. The library is located at 12006 Venice Blvd. 90066. Hosted by the Friends of the Mar Vista Library, […]

Community BBQ at Fire Station 62 June 15th

Community BBQ at Fire Station 62 June 15th

Historic Fire Station 62 is kicking off their fundraising campaign on Saturday, June 15th from 12pm – 3pm with a super fun Community BBQ/Picnic – and the event will be held at the NEW FIRE STATION 62 at 11970 Venice Blvd.

There will be delicious food from these local restaurants:
– RUSTIC KITCHEN
– LITTLE FATTY
– ALANA’S COFFEE ROASTERS
– RASSELBOCK
– ATMOSPHERE
– WESTSIDE LIQUOR STORE

Friends of Historic Fire Station 62 is dedicated to the transformation of Historic Fire Station 62 into a multipurpose community center for all of Mar Vista and the surrounding community. This will be a place where the young, the old, and those in-between can come for enrichment, assistance, education, and recreation. 

Come to the event to discover the exciting ideas they have planned for the Historic Fire Station 62 space and how you can help.

Want more info?
424.250.0562
Fohfs62@gmail.com 
Visit their website or Facebook for additional information: 
historicfs62.blogspot.com 
Facebook.com/FriendsOfHistoricFireStation62

A COMMUNITY BBQ PICNIC  
SATURDAY, JUNE 15 – 12PM TO 3PM 
HELD AT THE NEW FIRE STATION 62
11970 Venice Blvd. L.A. CA 90066

June Events at the Mar Vista Library

June Events at the Mar Vista Library

If it’s June it must be SUMMER READING CHALLENGE time!!  📚 The library kicks-off “It’s Showtime, be a star at the library!” on Monday, May 10th with the children’s program Circus Fantastico Puppet Show at 3pm. Register to enter the Summer Reading Challenge online at lapl.org or at the Reference Desk and collect […]

MVCC Elections This Sunday, June 2nd

MVCC Elections This Sunday, June 2nd

The Mar Vista Community Council Elections take place THIS SUNDAY, June 2nd from 10am – 4pm at the Mar Vista Rec Center (aka Mar Vista Park). There are some terrific candidates running this time and I have made some endorsements, so check that out right […]

Venice Blvd Closed Sunday, June 2nd for Triathlon

Venice Blvd Closed Sunday, June 2nd for Triathlon

The Annual Herbalife 24 Triathlon takes place this Sunday, June 2nd, and that means Venice Blvd will be closed.

There will be crossing points at Centinela and Sepulveda in the Mar Vista area, so no need to panic – but be prepared for your North-South trips to take a little longer that day.

See their website for all the information, but here’s a map of the route.

Herbalife 24 Triathlon in Los Angeles on Venice Blvd June 2nd
Beach Eats in Marina del Rey

Beach Eats in Marina del Rey

Marina del Rey’s Beach Eats, a weekly food truck gathering with live music, kicks off this week Thursday, May 23rd at Marina “Mother’s” Beach from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. while you picnic by the sea! […]

MVCC Elections – My Endorsements

MVCC Elections – My Endorsements

The MVCC elections are coming up June 2nd, and there are a few dozen people running, which is great! I have decided who I will be voting for thought I would share. Community Director Adriana de la Cruz Zone 1 Director Stacy Shure Zone 2 […]

ARTSea happening in Marina del Rey this weekend

ARTSea happening in Marina del Rey this weekend

ARTsea takes place on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 at Marina “Mother’s” Beach. This free outdoor event welcomes Angelenos of all ages to celebrate Southern California’s vibrant art, culture and music scene.

artsea in marina del rey

ARTSea Events + Happenings

Curated art galleries
– Andrew Philip Cortes presents an installation and experimental environment titled NSEW
– Love and Guts showcase their signature, “Skateboarding Killed the Art Show”
– Grab Bag Studio presents the work of Los Angeles-based artists Brian Chambers and Lux

Hands-on art workshops and interactive activities
– ‘Can the Trash’ Clean Beach Poster Contest – Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students can enter to have their artwork seen by millions of beachgoers as part of DBH’s educational campaign
– Makers Mess – Make a farmer’s market-themed block print or craft a nautical-inspired flower crown

Large-scale art installations and site-specific pieces from local artists
– Colorful banners and wind-garden by San Diego artist Jose Sainz
– Sea Creatures by Los Angeles-based art collective Aphidoidea

A marketplace with local artisan-made craft items
– JDN73 – Screen printed clothing designed by native LA artist Jorge Nunez
– Eclectic Hoops – Hand-crafted dance hoops on the beach 
– Teru Ai Ceramics – Artisan hand-glazed ceramics

Plenty of dining options for all to enjoy
– More than a dozen food trucks including Blast Ice Cream, The Grilled Cheese Truck and Cousins Maine Lobster
– Beer and Wine Garden hosted by Cafe del Rey
– Many waterfront restaurants throughout the Marina

All-day musical entertainment from day into night    
– Grateful Shred will headline the festival Saturday night. These LA-based studio-session musicians will channel the elusive Grateful Dead vibe with wide-open guitar tones, effortless three-part vocal harmonies, and yes, plenty of tripped-out, Shredded solos
– DJ sessions from KCRW’s DJ Raul Campos and DJ Novena Carmel
– Interactive JAM sessions and performances with Betty Rox, Kati Hernandez and CONTRA-TIEMPO, presented in association with the Ford Theatre Foundation
– Georgia Anne Muldrow, a local hip-hop, jazz and soul musician, will perform with Dudley Perkins aka Declaime featuring special guest DJ Battlecat
– La Chamba’s sound is known as “Chicha Angelina,” a unique fusion of the psychedelic vintage tones of ’60s Peruvian “Chicha” Surf Pop

MVCC Elections June 2nd

MVCC Elections June 2nd

The Mar Vista Community Council Elections take place Sunday, June 2nd from 10am – 4pm at the Mar Vista Rec Center (aka Mar Vista Park). This is a big change from the past few elections that have been held at the Farmers’ Market, so please […]