If the weather is nice and you get hungry around 2 pm on Sunday October 11, head over to Abbot Kinney in Venice for the first annual Taste of Abbot Kinney. The $60 ticket gives you a wristband identifying you as a participant, discounts at participating retailers during the event, and some of the proceeds will go towards the charity called Inside Out, which helps empower kids through art.
Many of the great restaurants in Venice are on Abbot Kinney (see my previous post about this street), and they are offering bites of their food and glasses of their wines and spirits as you meander down the street past their establishments. There will be a shuttle from designated parking lots and you can buy your tickets in advance at any of the participating restaurants before the event, like Joe's, Primitivo, or J's Kitchen. Jin Patisserie just joined, so there will be delectable dessert offerings when you are ready for something sweet at the end of your evening.
Maybe Saturday in the park, then Sunday at the Beach.