03/30/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Main Street Stores Serve Up Discounts and Drinks Today -- The First Last Friday

Main Street shops in Santa Monica will stay open late Friday to inaugurate a monthly event: Last Fridays. Discounts will be served up with snacks and cocktails at select stores.

The Doves Studio Hair Salon (2000 Main St.) will be featuring the art work of Jim Varketta and serving English tea and biscuits on Last Fridays.

Paint Lab (2912 Main St. ), an Art Studio where you can explore your own creativity through pain, will add live music to its weekly wine, cheese and painting party (cost is $25 if painting; $10 for wine and cheese only). One of Paint Lab's goals is to encourage people to create by hand rather than digitally by mouse.

Restaurants offering something special for Last Fridays include: Dhaba, Euphoria Loves RAWvolution, Finn McCool, and Lula Cucina.

For the scoop on four home-oriented spots,visit the LA Times Home section blog.