A message from James’ Beach!

Celebrate International Coming Out Day, Monday October 11, by supporting Rainbopedia, the new, game-changing online platform for global LGBTQ history, current events, and personal stories.

Please join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner, and entertainment at James’ Beach, the iconic Venice Beach restaurant on their outdoor patio.

Tap your toes to the 1920s sounds of our Speakeasy Revue as you help us realize this extraordinary vision. Performance artist John Fleck will emcee the night’s entertainment: Janet Klein, songstress nonpareil; Odious Ari, vaudevillian superstar; and The Boyfriend, a vocal duo with a lavender twist.

Here is a message from Rainbopedia!

Rainbopedia Hosts Fall Frolic Fundraiser on International Coming Out Day
LGBTQ Nonprofit Invites All to an Evening of Dining and Entertainment

Rainbopedia, the game-changing online global LGBTQ archive, is hosting their Fall Frolic benefit, an evening of cocktails and dinner, at James’ Beach, the iconic Venice Beach restaurant, on October 11, 2021, International Coming Out Day. The evening includes a Speakeasy Revue featuring celebrated artists John Fleck, Janet Klein, Odious Ari, and The Boyfriend.


Event tickets are available for $150, which includes a cocktail, dinner, and show, or $100, which includes a cocktail, appetizer, and show.  Tickets may be purchased online here: https://rainbopedia.betterworld.org/events/fall-frolic.

Silent Online Auction

Included in the night of festivities will be a silent online auction of an eclectic mix of treasures, including generous gift cards for restaurants and hotels, a professional astrological reading, and an enticing goodie bag from The Pleasure Chest. New auction items are being added frequently, so bidders are encouraged to visit the auction site often for updates.  An auction preview can be seen online here: https://rainbopedia.betterworld.org/auctions/fall-frolic-auction-benefit-rain.

Items will also be on view at James’ Beach the night of the event. The auction is open to all, and does not require
purchase of a Fall Frolic ticket to participate. Bidding will begin October 1, 2O21, and close at 9:OO pm PDT the
night of the benefit, October 11, 2O21.

Please visit rainbopedia.org for more information about Rainbopedia.

About Rainbopedia:

Rainbopedia is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide an online platform for documenting, archiving, and exploring global LGBTQ history, current events, and personal stories. More than just an online encyclopedia, Rainbopedia includes user-generated text, audio, video, photos, timelines, and geo-location mapping—and the ability to translate everything into 35+ languages! Rainbopedia will amplify marginalized voices, broaden acceptance, and help end homophobia around the world.

Rainbopedia is a Los Angeles-based 501(c)3 nonprofit.

For more information and/or to purchase Fall Frolic ticketsand book your reservation, please go to rainbopedia.betterworld.org/events/fall-frolic

Please visit rainbopedia.org for more information about Rainbopedia.

Photo courtesy of James’ Beach

Additional happening at James’ Beach!

  • Sunday Brunch is Back!   Enjoy Brunch on our out door patio with $7 giant mimosas or bloody Marys, 11:00 AM – 03:00 PM
  • Sunday After Beach Happy Hour Party with DJ Venice Beats, 03:00 PM – 06:00 PM
  • Fried Chicken Thursday Night is Back! Now that we’re fully back open, we just can’t make our fried chicken in our lone fryer every night to the quality we like, so we’re back cookin it one night only! It’s the way you remember it with mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, corn bread and honey mustard. Call ahead and reserve yours!

Dine, drink and play at James’ Beach!

  • James’ Beach.  60 North Venice Blvd. Venice, California. 90291
  • See their full menu and daily specials at Jamesbeach.com.
  • Order directly from James’ Beach!  310-823-5396
  • Gift cards also help support the restaurant.
  • Want daily specials delivered to your inbox? Join the James’ Beach Club! Click here to sign up!

Fan and follow James’ Beach for updates and daily specials!

For more info:  JamesBeach.com

About James’ Beach:

James’ Beach is a Venice Beach institution.  An iconic restaurant and bar now celebrating 25 years in Venice, California. James’ Beach has over the years earned a loyal following of lovers of American Comfort food,  great drinks, an award winning wine list plus marvelous people watching.  Los Angeles Times food critic, Irene Virbila reviewed that the straightforward cuisine, friendly service, and beach ambiance made James’ Beach “as comfortable as a favorite sweater.”

So who is James?

James Evans is the namesake and one of the two co-owners of this beach side hangout. He moved from San Francisco to Venice in 1975.   James worked at some of the iconic early Venice eateries, starting at the famous Robert’s restaurant and later becoming the General Manager of Tony Bill, Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli’s famous 72 Market Street.

In 1982 James met artist and business person, Daniel Samakow. The pair hit it off and together, 25 years later, in 1996, and opened the big brass gates of James’ Beach for the first time.

For more info:  JamesBeach.com

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