Venice Beach Drum Circle on 0213 2008

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Less drum “circle” than inspired cluster-f#%!, this popular, long-running, public Venice happening usually gets its groove on by late afternoon Saturdays, coalescing on the beach at about Brooks Ave. Come, drum, dance, spin, flail, inhale the exotic bouquet.

Santa Monica Farmers Market – Sunday on 0213 2008

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Produce and ponies, raw food stands and klezmer musicians, it’s all here. Picnic with the kiddies, pick up some stunt oranges, have an exotic crepe and people watch people.

Chez Jay Restaurant on 0213 2008

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1657 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 395-1741
www.chezjays.com
Map
Owing to its close proximity to the Rand Corporation, not only can you get tanked at Chez Jay, you can get think-tanked.

Yoga Works on 0212 2008

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One person’s nivana is another’s sweat lodge. Yoga Works has long boasted some of the best and most popular yoga teachers in the Los Angeles area, including Vinnie Marino and Annie Carpenter. Once an indie neighborhood studio, Yoga Works, which offers classes in Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga in addition to its main, flow yoga classes, is now a budding yoga-factory empire. Ah, material world…

Vidiots on 0212 2008

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The indie place to go around these parts for DVD and video rentals. The staff are movie nerds, you can get pretty much whatever weird thing you’re looking for here—foreign films, cult movies, the odd book or two.

Edgemar Center for the Arts on 0212 2008

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Edgemar Center for the Arts, a two-theater multi-cultural arts complex located on Main Street in Santa Monica in a former ice factory warehouse, provides students and professionals in theater, dance, music, film and visual arts a place to come together for workshops, classes, collaborations and more.

Ten Women on 0212 2008

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1237 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice, CA 90291 Phone: (310) 452-2256 Two locations for this one.

Bubble Beach Laundry on 0212 2008

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2633 Main St Santa Monica, CA 90405 Phone: (310) 392-1717 Map

Venice Beach Handball Courts on 0212 2008

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Part of the Venice Recreational Center, the public handball courts — there are four outdoor concrete courts facing a concrete riser viewing area — are as close to being on the beach as you can get without being literally on the beach. Bouncing balls off walls, winter, spring, summers and falls. Free.

Sea Mist Skate & Bike Rentals on 0212 2008

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Santa Monica Pier adjacent skate and bike rentals. This place, like many rental establishments along the beach, is directly adjacent to a bar. Upon return from strenuous bike ride chasing bathing suit-clad rollerbladers, it’s good to know there’s a place nearby to hydrate as necessary.

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