At 106 years old, Venice has a colorful and detailed past.
And though approximately 16 million tourists visit Venice annually, there are only three tour companies here. The latest is from Venice local Jonathan Kaplan, leading Vintage Venice Reel to Reel Tours. Kaplan offers four walking tours of Venice and is armed with extensive details of the neighborhood's history. He shows photos of what a location looked like, such as at the end of Grand Boulevard by Windward Circle, and historical film clips, such as one of Charlie Chaplin from 1914. You'll have to go on the tour to find out where that happened! Tours are seven days a week and ticket prices range fron $25 to $50. See the website for details and to purchase tickets.
Wednesday brings the incomparable Suzy Williams singing jazz and blues standards with the vocal styling of Billie Holiday at . Feel the rapture of Suzy's sweet and powerful vocals as she takes you to another time and place from 7 p.m to 10 p.m. Arrive early for happy hour specials on food and drinks that end at 7 p.m.
On Thursday, help celebrate 's , and the arrival of its new neighbor Arbor at a joint grand opening/anniversary party with beer (of course), music and food specials. The festivities start at 7 p.m.
Enjoy the rest of the week!