First Fridays One Love

First Fridays is bringing the love to Bixby Knolls with lots of music, art, and community spirit!FF Feb 3 (1)

  • We are very proud to host Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow in partnership with Andy Street Community Association and Councilmember Al Austin, February 2, 3, and 4. Meet Mayor Robert Garcia and Councilman Al Austin at the grand opening during First Fridays! Enjoy the history of the Forgotten Images Exhibit, the Wall of Excellence Presentation and the Black Wall Street Exhibit.
  • Start your night early at the Michelle Obama Library at 5:30p with Unplugged Poetry then catch the bus for FREE while enjoying even more poetry on your ride down to Bixby Knolls!
  • SteelCraft is celebrating it’s GRAND OPENING with a weekend long bash! All vendors will be serving including Smog City Brewery, Tajima Ramen, Steel Head Coffee, Waffle Love, Desano Pizza, LoveSomeChocolates, and The Fresh Shave! Friday night will also be a night of music for SteelCraft with music by DJ Bill Child, Ben White, Early Bird, and Fielding!
  • Join us for our 6th Mardi Gras Royal Court Coronation at Georgie’s Place where we will crown this year’s Queen and King! Festivities start at 7pm!
  • First Books is back at Pixie Toys for 2017! Story time starts at 6pm.
  • Stop by Jammin’ Music for their monthly student showcase and jam session!
  • Pop into the First Fridays Night Market at Bixby and Atlantic. The market features artisan crafters, live music by John Dean, and tasty treats provided by Robert Earls and much more!
  • The Better Half Boutique will offer 10% off all Valentines Day decor, sweet treats, and a FREE sugar scrub with purchases over $20!
  • Wet your whistle at EJ Malloy’s with lovers themed cocktails during First Fridays!
  • Free Spirit Yoga will host an art exhibit by Cerritos High School Art Department and beats by DJ Eusebio Akasawaffle love
  • Join couples dance classes at Elise’s Tea Room on Friday night! Classes are from 7pm-9pm and space is limited so get there early!
  • Drop the kids off at Digital Revolution for their First Fridays Minecraft work shop for only $25! Spaces are limited.
  • Flirt Lash Bar will offer free lash and sugaring demos followed by a Q&A!
  • Have something on your mind? Join Sidewalk Talk during First Fridays at Carson and Atlantic Avenue. They are non profit organization specializing in simply listening while you talk.
  • Join Twig & Willow on First Fridays with treats by Long Beach Creamery, face painting, and art by Paper Wilderness!
  • Drop into the Allery for its 8th art installation. This round features Long Beach local artist Jay Blaine who’s hieroglyph work can be found in many forms all over the city. Also in the allery, DJ Bix will turn all the funk hits.vday cards
  • Stop by The Historical Society of Long Beach to see their newest exhibit during First Fridays honoring the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Using photos, newspapers, items from its collection and others collected from the community, it will commemorate this important anniversary of the event that torpedoed the United States into the Second World War. Music will be provided by Alyssandra Nighswonger.
    • They will also host a Black History Month reader’s theatre performance with students from Cabrillo High School!
  • The Homeland Cultural Center will be pop locking with the help of  DJ Phil spinning all the best hip-hop and R&B and the First Fridays spray crew providing the art on 3939 North.
  • FREE parking at the Bixby Business Center on the corner of Atlantic and San Antonio.
  • Special musical guests for the month: Bulls Daughter at DRNK, Slice at Aura Thai/Bella Pizza, Alyssandra Nighswonger at Historical Society of Long Beach, Kurtis E and the Plumes at 4326 Atlantic Ave and DJ Mister Bill at SteelCraft.
  • First Fridays favorites are back such as Bearcoon backed my MOVE at Ground Control, Hedgehog Swing at funny vCoffee Bean,  DJ Eusebio Akasa at Free Spirit Yoga, DJ Bix at The Allery, Dave Shelton and Emily Klimnil at Wilmore Wine Bar, The Funny Valentines at West Bistro, and Hot Club at Georgie’s Place.
  • Get your vinyl fix with the Record Truck!

When the businesses start to close, “First Fridays After Hours” begins. Weiland Brewery, Rasslebock, Willmore, The 4262, and EJ Malloy’s 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.