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  Venice as a community is very much into the arts & entertainment culture.  
    There are two performing arts theaters ...

The Pacific Resident Theatre, now 26 years old, has outstanding local productions. Their regular season runs from October through May ... in the summer there are often additional performances. Their web address is

    The Electric Lodge is housed in a beautiful historic Venice building. They have a regular schedule of productions. They can be found at  

Live outdoor concerts take place every Thursday night from June through Labor Day at the near-by Santa Monica Pier. The concerts feature different performers each week ... many very well known. This is a popular weekly tradition with the locals who often arrive by bike with picnics and beach blankets.

Bill Elliot Swing Band
photo by George Oshimo



Another wonderful form of entertainment is the many art openings that occur at local galleries and restaurants throughout the year. Most are open to the public ... just ask around ... better yet, see if you can get on the personal invitation lists.


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