The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge in Venice will host a free seventh anniversary party featuring poetry and original music, including a performance by local blues musician Kathy Leonardo at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 3rd.

“The Talking Stick has been an artistic fixture in our community and I am so happy to be performing at this wonderful celebration,” Leonardo said.

Hosted by owner, Rich Braaksma, this event will be the closing party of the Talking Stick’s 14 day “Site and Sound Spectacular” fundraiser. There will be a silent auction and baskets on each table for the final donations.

Other artists performing at the show include Nickie Black, Javelyn, Carol McArthur, Tracy Newman, Jim Salinger, as well as special guests.

The Talking Stick is at 1411 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. Information, (310) 450-6052, or