Jewish Journal

Abbot Kinney Festival 2016

By Joy Bennett

5 days ago

General view of Abbot Kinney Festival 2016, Venice, CA, September 25, 2016

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 32... More.

  • Abbot Kinney Festival Tomorrow

    By Joy Bennett

    1 week ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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.

  • Florence Foster Jenkins Film

    By Joy Bennett

    August 29, 2016 | 9:47 pm

    I recently saw the Florence Foster Jenkins film about the singer who really couldn't sing, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.  Really a sweet film,... More.

  • PopFest LA

    By Joy Bennett

    August 22, 2016 | 8:17 pm

    My colleagues at Entertainment Weekly Magazine would like me to mention their PopFest LA coming up October 29-30 at The Reef in Los Angeles.  This is a... More.

  • Parched Film Review

    By Joy Bennett

    August 9, 2016 | 12:57 pm

    Parched is an entertaining, timely, and thought provoking film about four women in rural India, and their struggles with their relationships, family,... 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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