Jewish Journal

Music Mondays

By Joy Bennett

6 days ago

You can go to a free music concert every Monday from 5 to 9 down at the new Runway Playa Vista.  That's the huge new complex off of Jefferson in Playa... More.

  • Coming Out Documentary

    By Joy Bennett

    3 weeks ago

    In this brave and candid documentary, young filmmaker Alden Peters documents his own coming out story by filming his family members, friends and... More.

  • A Nap in the Ocean

    By Joy Bennett

    3 weeks ago

    Yesterday I had the wonderful opportunity to sample a float, compliments of Pause Float Studio, which was mentioned in my coverage of the Abbot Kinney... More.

  • Abbot Kinney Festival 2016

    By Joy Bennett

    September 26, 2016 | 6:13 pm

    Yesterday I was very happy to attend the unique, wonderful and free Abbot Kinney Festival 2016 in Venice, CA.  This festival, which has been running for... More.

  • Abbot Kinney Festival Tomorrow

    By Joy Bennett

    September 24, 2016 | 3:34 pm

    If you're looking for something very cool to do tomorrow, 9/25/16, I can recommend the 32nd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival on Abbot Kinney Blvd., between Venice Blvd. and Main Street in Venice, CA.  This free event has five live music stages, vendors, great food and drinks, a Kids Quad, chalk art, bike valet, picnic area, etc.  Check it out!   For all the information, visit abbotkinney.org.  It runs from 10 am to 6 pm tomorrow.  Fun times.  If you see me there, come up and say hi!

  • Burt Bacharach at UCLA

    By Joy Bennett

    September 20, 2016 | 5:17 am

    The legendary Burt Bacharach is giving a concert at UCLA's Royce Hall on Saturday, October 1st at 8 pm.  There is also a free pre-show concert for... More.

  • Blondie

    By Joy Bennett

    September 14, 2016 | 3:22 am

    Last Friday, my 22 year old daughter and I were so happy to see Blondie, one of our favorite groups, at the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona.  It was... More.

  • The Royal Road Film

    By Joy Bennett

    September 6, 2016 | 8:23 pm

    This unique, Zen-like, deeply personal film combines filmmaker Jenni Olson’s three obsessions:  relationships with other, usually elusive women, the... More.

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Joy Bennett is a writer living in Santa Monica, California.  She is the author of Under a Quarter Moon, a poetry and short story collection; and is a contributor to the...

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