First Fridays Endless Summer

Summer is coming to an end but First Fridays is celebrating the season all the way to the very end with music, art, and community!

  • The Expo Art Center will have plenty of arts and cultural experiences for everyone!FF Sept 2017
    • The main room will have over 30 different artists with various styles from fine art to photography to animation!
    • Toaster Music has curated two amazing shows in the north and south galleries. The north gallery will host the art of Patrick Haemmerlein, along with improvised music by Toaster Music, video art by Sander Roscoe Wolff, and improvised dance by Maha and Company. The south gallery will host a group show with 4 artist curated by Connie Ericson.
    • The Back Room Theatre will host our spoken word all stars featuring poets Shyy but Fly, Jragonfly Jon, NERD and special featured poets RJ The Poet and The Enova. There is also an open mic portion so arrive early to sign up!
  • Drop into the Allery for our 10th art installation. This round’s featured artist is LaJon Miller. Also in the allery, DJ Bix will be spinning the hits!
  • Get your cheese fix at Cheese Addiction! They’ll be tabling in front of their soon to be open shop at 4238 Atlantic Avenue!
  • Kids, big and small, can get their faces painted at Boardwalk Properties and Twig & Willow.
  • Stop by Jammin’ Music for their monthly student showcase and jam session!
  • The reptiles will be out at Rick Wickeds for your cuddling pleasure and live music by JusTodd.
  • Join The Rivera Group for a night of games, music, and dancing!
  • Share & Do Good will have a huge sale on all summer items and a preview of their fall collection during First Fridays!12717793_10153619984533423_8775443220692283175_n
  • Twig & Willow will host Long Beach Creamery, Lizbeth face painting, and henna tattoos by Naomi! They will also have their huge annual End of Season sale so pop in for some treats and great deals!
  • Pop by Secrets of the Islands for their First Fridays festivities! Get a FREE 10 minute chair massage, a picture with Punchie the Pineapple, treats, and enjoy live music!
  • Join The Bixby Trading Post for their Pop-Up books store, live music and art installation.
  • Head over to Pixie Baby for First Books! Story time starts at 6pm!
  • Free Spirit Yoga will host the art exhibit featuring the work of Jacqui Ruiz and music by Rob Guilmette!!
  • Pop into the First Fridays Night Market at Bixby and Atlantic. The market features a farmers market, artisan crafters, and live music!
  • FREE parking at the Bixby Business Center on the corner of Atlantic and San Antonio.
  • Special guest entertainment for the month: Majic Bullet Theory at Ground Control, Billy Rose at Edgar & James,  Dave Shelton at Willmore Wine Bar, DNA Band at DRNK, Yeggi Watts at Aura Thai/Bella Pizza, DJ JusTodd at Rick Wickeds, Alyssandra Nighswonger at Historical Society of Long Beach, and John Dean at The Bixby Trading Post.
  • First Fridays favorites are back such as  at Headgehog Swing at Coffee Bean, DJ Phil at 3939 North, DJ Bill at SteelCraft, Toaster Music at Expo Arts Center and Hot Club at Georgie’s Place.LaJon
  • Get your vinyl fix with the Record Truck!

When the businesses start to close, “First Fridays After Hours” begins. Lola’s Mexican Restaurant, Rasselbock Kitchen + Bier Garten,  Weiland Brewery, Willmore Wine Bar, and Dutch’s Brewhouse go late into the night with food, drinks, and music. Why go home early? Stay out late and continue the energy Dine on Art-Lantic Avenue at one of our tasty restaurants then grab the trolley that will transport you venue to venue from designated stops at the participating businesses.