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Getty has its first fridays program. So does the Natural History Museum. However, there's a smaller First Friday in Los Angeles, one with a less grandiose budget, little advertising, but is worth a look at. For the past couple years merchants of Abbot Kinney in Venice stay open until 10pm and often host art gallery openings, live music, or in store events.

And if you go, make sure to check out the new environmentally conscious photo-focused G2 Gallery, which opened last month featuring the work of world renowned wildlife photographer Tom Mangelsen. You may not know Mangelsen by name, but you've most likely seen his photographs in National Geographic or other nature magazines. Named one of the 100 most important people in photography by American Photo Magazine and many many other recognitions, this show is definitely worth looking forward to. It will be like National Geographic super-sized includingi the famous Morning Shower.

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First Fridays on Abbot Kinney begins at 6 p.m. tonight. There's great food in the area to check as well including Mao's Kitchen and Abbot's Pizza Company.