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Watch the best of street ball competition every Sunday at the world famous Venice Beach Basketball Courts! 2016 Summer Series TIPS OFF Sunday, June 5th.

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26 About Venice Beach Basketball League:  The Venice Basketbal league is celebrating it’s 10th year in the making.  We strive to” showcase, entertain and inspire”.   Founded in 2006 by some of Los Angeles’ hoop trendsetters,  the Venice Basketball League was born as a community tournament and is now one of the most recognizable summer league in the world.   Starting from the legendary courts of Venice Beach, we unite everyone around the game that we love.  Visit www.VeniceBall.com for more info! 12...more
Venice Beach Recreation Center to host Paddle Tennis Spring Doubles on April 2-3!

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A message from Venice Beach Recreation and Parks' Fred Ealey! . This is a reminder that this weekend April 2-3, 2016 Venice Beach Recreation Center will be hosting our Spring Doubles POP/Paddle Tournament. I would like to thank everyone who signed up early via the Muscle Beach Office. Your support is always appreciated  For everyone else who did not pre-register. See the following: Registration begins at 8:30am Cost: $30/team (please have correct change) Matches will begin promptly at 10am No sign ups...more
The perfect date! Check out this list of rad, fun and perhaps romantic things to do.

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. Have a beach date!  The weather report for this weekend is sunny and 80 degrees!  Don't forget to lather up your sweetheart with sunscreen. . Watch a Venice sunset!  We have the list for best views. . Rent a tandem bike and ride to the coast from Venice to Palos Verdes to Pacific Palisades.  Check out Jay's Rentals for tandems, and ask them about their $15 all day special on bikes.    Click here for bike, segway, skate or board rental info! . Get...more
Yes you deserve to get happy! Check out this Venice Brunch and Happy Hour Schedule starting at 7:00 a.m.

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Make every hour count!  Check out this list of Venice food and drink specials starting at 8:00 a.m. and going until midnight!  Enjoy! . 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. $20 bottomless mimosas at DUDLEY MARKET (Sat. & Sun.). 8-10 a.m.        SIDEWALK CAFE!  20% off bill. (M.-F). 9-11:30 a.m.  TONY P'S DOCKSIDE GRILL : Add Bottomless Mimosas for just $15 with purchase of any entree! Sat & Sun.  (Outdoor patio with Marina view) 11am – 3pm   CABO CANTINA $9.95 bottomless bloody Mary’s & mimosas (Fri-Sun). 11a.m -2 p.m. 11am.-3pm   $5...more
Best happy hour and brunches!

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 . Get happy!    Check out this list of Venice businesses offering special prices on their goods and services throughout the day.  Enjoy! . TOP NEIGHBORHOOD HAPPY HOUR & BRUNCH HOTSPOTS! , The Sidewalk Cafe: (Large outdoor patio, restaurant and bar on the Venice Boardwalk) Eat, drink and people watch on the Venice boardwalk. Serving a variety of American, Mexican, Italian cuisine and signature drinks from the full bar. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Satellite sports packages shown here.   Sidewalk...more
The perfect date! Check out this list of rad, fun and perhaps romantic things to do.

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. Have a beach date!  The weather report for this weekend is sunny and 80 degrees!  Don't forget to lather up your sweetheart with sunscreen. . Watch a Venice sunset!  We have the list for best views. . Rent a tandem bike and ride to the coast from Venice to Palos Verdes to Pacific Palisades.  Check out Jay's Rentals for tandems, and ask them about their $15 all day special on bikes.    Click here for bike, segway, skate or board rental info! . Get...more
Have a Venice Stay-Cation and spend a day in the Marina!

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About:  Marina del Rey's the Marina is the world's largest man-made small craft harbor with 19 marinas.  It has the capacity for 5,300 boats and is home port to approximately 6,500 boats.  The marina houses a wide variety of restaurants, hotels, bars, boats and a beach.  In addition to great entertainment options, one can find fishing and whale watching tours, parasailing, stand up paddle boarding and more. . MARINA PARKING:  Public Lot #4 – 13500 Mindanao Way.  Public...more
The perfect date! Check out this list of rad, fun and perhaps romantic things to do.

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. Have a beach date!  The weather report for this weekend is sunny and 80 degrees!  Don't forget to lather up your sweetheart with sunscreen. . Watch a Venice sunset!  We have the list for best views. . Rent a tandem bike and ride to the coast from Venice to Palos Verdes to Pacific Palisades.  Check out Jay's Rentals for tandems, and ask them about their $15 all day special on bikes.    Click here for bike, segway, skate or board rental info! . Get...more
Watch the best of street ball competition every Sunday at the world famous Venice Beach Basketball Courts! 2016 Summer Series TIPS OFF Sunday, June 5th.

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26 About Venice Beach Basketball League:  The Venice Basketbal league is celebrating it’s 10th year in the making.  We strive to” showcase, entertain and inspire”.   Founded in 2006 by some of Los Angeles’ hoop trendsetters,  the Venice Basketball League was born as a community tournament and is now one of the most recognizable summer league in the world.   Starting from the legendary courts of Venice Beach, we unite everyone around the game that we love.  Visit www.VeniceBall.com for more info! 12...more
Yes you deserve to get happy! Check out this Venice Brunch and Happy Hour Schedule starting at 7:00 a.m.

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Make every hour count!  Check out this list of Venice food and drink specials starting at 8:00 a.m. and going until midnight!  Enjoy! . 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. $20 bottomless mimosas at DUDLEY MARKET (Sat. & Sun.). 8-10 a.m.        SIDEWALK CAFE!  20% off bill. (M.-F). 9-11:30 a.m.  TONY P'S DOCKSIDE GRILL : Add Bottomless Mimosas for just $15 with purchase of any entree! Sat & Sun.  (Outdoor patio with Marina view) 11am – 3pm   CABO CANTINA $9.95 bottomless bloody Mary’s & mimosas (Fri-Sun). 11a.m -2 p.m. 11am.-3pm   $5...more
We have the list of ongoing local events, nightlife, live music, flea markets, food trucks, & more!

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ONGOING EVENTS: . First Friday's on Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice Art and Collectables Market on Abbot Kinney Blvd. (Sat.) Artists & Fleas on Abbot Kinney Blvd.    (Sat.) Venice High School Flea Market    (Sat.) . Venice Farmers' Market Every Friday Marina del Rey Farmer's Market Beach Eats (Thurs) Food Truck Fridays on Abbot Kinney Blvd. First Friday of every month Marina del Rey's Gourmet Food Trucks Night: Beach Eats (Thurs.) Main Street Santa Monica Food Truck Lot  (Tues) Sunsets at High Rooftop Lounge (Daily) Venice Electric Light Parade at Sunset (Sundays) Drum and dance at the...more
Artist spotlight: Reynolds Cruz

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Article by Alex Stowell . Reynolds Cruz is the real deal Venice boardwalk artist.  While some folks try selling their creations for a weekend, a month, a season, or a year, Reynolds has been on Oceanfront Walk doing henna tattoos since the late 90's and selling his paintings since 2006. .  . Also known by his artist name, Cacaguat, Reynolds likes to listen to  Metallica and Sepultura and watch James Bond movies.  After a day at work Reynolds either grabs...more
In the Venice Paparazzi Spotlight: Local Photographer Dotan Saguy

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Today the Venice Paparazzi “Pass the Spotlight” shines on local photographer Dotan Saguy Pass the Spotlight, by Venice Paparazzi’s Alex Stowell, is a transferable interview that is passed from person to person in the Venice community.  Whoever is completing the interview gets to choose who goes next. The purpose is to shine a light on all the positive things being done by the fantastic folks in our town!  Maybe you will be next. Tell us about your...more
Take a surf or skate lesson with Maui and Sons qualified instructors! Rentals also available

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Maui and Sons Retail Surf & Skate Shop ABOUT:  Our surf shop offers everything from surf lessons and board rentals to board shorts, rash guards, and everything in-between.  Whether you’re renting a board, taking a surf lesson or purchasing a t-shirt, when you’re at the Maui & Sons Retail Surf Shop we care about the experience you have.  We are open 7 days a week 8:30ish am – 8:30 pm Two locations: 1415 OCEAN FRONT WALK (By Venice...more
HANDBALL

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SUGGESTED ACTIVITY: Play handball or watch a game. ABOUT: The handball courts are one of Venice's unique features.  Played one one one or two on two, handball only requires a court and a small 61 gram ball.  The ball is swatted with an open hand against the wall and then returned, after one bounce, by the opposition.  The U.S. Handball Association, the sport's national governing body, holds tournaments in Venice throughout the year as does...more