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[New Restaurant] Rasselbock Coming Soon in Louie’s of Mar Vista Former Spot

[New Restaurant] Rasselbock Coming Soon in Louie’s of Mar Vista Former Spot

According to Eater LA, Mar Vista will soon have a new German Biergarten-style restaurant and bar, taking over the spot where Louie’s of Mar Vista once was. Looks like it will be called Rasselbock, and that there will be plenty of beer and schnitzel to 

LAPD Santa Sleigh Coming to Mar Vista (and the rest of the Westside)

LAPD Santa Sleigh Coming to Mar Vista (and the rest of the Westside)

The fantastic tradition of the LAPD Pacific Division Santa Sleigh is happening in Mar Vista and all over the Westside starting tomorrow! Scroll down to find the dates and locations where the Santa Sleigh will stop for fun, including Venice, Del Rey, Playa Vista, Westchester 

Make it Mar Vista 2018

Make it Mar Vista 2018

Join the Mar Vista Chamber of Commerce for
Make it Mar Vista,
Proudly Backed by American Express

Happening on Saturday, November 24th
from 12pm – 6pm on Grand View Blvd

Followed by the quarterly awesomeness that is
the Mar Vista Art Walk!

The Mar Vista Chamber of Commerce has partnered with American Express for the past 5 years to create Make It Mar Vista, a celebration of Small Business Saturday in Mar Vista, California.

Small Business Saturday is the antidote to Black Friday, when American Express asks people to Shop Local and Shop Small at businesses in their neighborhood.

For the past two years, the Mar Vista Art Walk has held their Fall event on the same date and created an epic event lasting all day and into the night.

Activations at the event
(All activations run from 12pm – 6pm, unless otherwise noted.)

– Skating Rink 12-4pm

– photos with Santa and the LAPD Pacific Division Santa Sleigh 12-4pm

– Photo Booth sponsored by local realtor 12-4pm

– Hourly Snow Fall

– Cookie Scavenger Hunt 12-3pm

– Kid Zone 12 – 6pm with Bouncy houses, snow play pit, craft table, carnival games, face painting

– Craft Vendor booths, Pamper Lounge booths (with massage, cryo therapy, reflexology, practitioners), and other local small businesses

– Shop Local Guide to all businesses in Mar Vista

– Goodie Bags

– Food Trucks – Cali Banh Mi, MeSo Hungry, Richeeze Grilled Cheese, The Green Truck

– Stage with performances all day – see performer list:
12P-1230P – Opening act Venice High School CHOIR
1230P-1240P  РOpening remarks
1P- 130P – HULA Performance
130P – 2P- Florence La Rue (from the 5th Dimension)
2P-220P KickStart Performance
230P-3P Folklorico
3pm-330pm TBD
330P-350P- Martial Arts- Werdum
415P – 6P Marina Del Rey Jazz Band

make it mar vista 2018

Reminder: Make it Mar Vista + The Mar Vista Art Walk Saturday 11/25

Reminder: Make it Mar Vista + The Mar Vista Art Walk Saturday 11/25

Don’t forget to come on out and support local Small Businesses and local Artists all on one amazing day: Tomorrow: November 25th from 11am – 10pm. Make it Mar Vista and the Mar Vista Art Walk are joining forces! Shop, Eat & Play at Make 

Mar Vista Art Walk + Make it Mar Vista BOTH on Saturday, Nov 25th

Mar Vista Art Walk + Make it Mar Vista BOTH on Saturday, Nov 25th

Support local Small Businesses and local Artists all on one amazing day: Saturday, November 25th from 11am – 10pm.

Make it Mar Vista and the Mar Vista Art Walk are joining forces! Shop, Eat & Play at Make It Mar Vista from 11am – 4pm, enjoy Happy Hour and Dining at one of our amazing local restaurants, then spend the evening at the Mar Vista Art Walk until 10pm!

As always, there will be live performances: during the day, you’ll be treated to kids’ dance troupes, youth bands and kids’ performers. Then, in the evening, you’ll be able to hear bands at one of the three stages.

There will be shopping! Shop at one of our wonderful Brick & Mortar stores, or check out the craft marketplace we’ll have set up and going all day long.

The Art Walk also brings Live Painting and performances of all kinds. And during the day there will be tons of kids’ art activities, too!

Of course you can play the Passport Game, collecting stamps at various locations throughout the Venice Great Street and redeeming them for prizes.

New this year: Art Scavenger Hunt!! Check out the details and join in!

Louie’s of Mar Vista Has Closed

Louie’s of Mar Vista Has Closed

In sad news for Mar Vista, Louie’s of Mar Vista has closed down. We will miss hanging out there to watch football, eat egg rolls, bacon French Fries, burgers, Toasts, and have a cup of cheer. We’re sending our best wishes to owners John and 

I Love Mar Vista Businesses

I Love Mar Vista Businesses

I love living in Mar Vista. You probably already knew that if you’ve been reading this blog for a while. I post about all the great things that go on in this neighborhood, and I’ve been doing it since 2008. I have supported local businesses 

Mandarin Immersion at Braddock – Spots Still Available

Mandarin Immersion at Braddock – Spots Still Available

A few spots are still available in the Braddock Mandarin Immersion program for kinder fall 2017.  There will be one last school tour this Thursday, June 1 at 9am in the school auditorium for anyone interested in enrolling this fall. Please RSVP by calling the school office. (310) 391-6707.Mandarin immersion school

Mar Vista Art Walk This Thursday, March 2nd

Mar Vista Art Walk This Thursday, March 2nd

Don’t miss this amazing event, now into it’s 2nd year! The Mar Vista Art Walk happens on Thursday, March 2nd from 6pm – 10pm, all along Mar Vista’s Great Street – Venice Blvd.