From an arachnid-inspired art opening at The G2 Gallery to the Venice Art Crawl to music and TV, you are sure to have your senses stimulated in Venice this week.
Continuing our series featuring nonprofit organizations in Venice, here is one that uses creative senses as a way to facilitate healing: uses art to help victims of domestic violence move on. Since its start, the 20-year-old group has helped more than 74,000 women and children nationwide. A Window Between Worlds always has a wide range of volunteer opportunities and events for locals. People can help out with such tasks as event support, data entry or art prep. Check out the website for more information on this group and how to get involved.
On Tuesday, opens at . Artists Miriam Schulman and Rebecca Jackral attempt to make spiders seem more friendly and help us better understand the little creatures. Check out the show now, and stop by in October for an artists' reception.
Danny Moynahan will be playing at on Tuesday night. Moynahan's three-piece ensemble plays a jazzy blend of tunes, with a musical theme of ad-libbed lyrics, if you can imagine that. There may be some musical guests too at this laid-back scene from at 7 p.m until 10 p.m. Coffee, music, Wi-Fi and great chicken curry salad are all present at this free show.
On Wednesday, Suzy Williams will be singing her heart out with vocals both sensual and brassy at , the Venice hangout for music and watching the game. The show is free from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., but happy hour food and drink specials end at 7 p.m., so you may want to arrive early.
If you feel like staying in on Wednesday, check out the new season of Survivor on CBS at 8 p.m. Ozzy Lusth, a 30-year-old Venice surfer who appeared on the show twice before, will be back in Survivor: South Pacific. Maybe the third time's the charm?
Pacific Avenue will be taken over again on Thursday night from approximately 6 to 11 with the Venice Art Crawl. Check out the Swap Shop at photographer Sunny Bak's studio, 2214 Pacific Ave., for a rare opportunity to see her private studio, then move on to art pop-up venues at and . If you get away from the beach and trek up to (at Lincoln Boulevard) you can find Venice artist/muralist Francisco Letelier exhibiting, along with live music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.