First Fridays Summertime Rolls

We are rolling into the depths of summer with another great First Fridays complete with amazing music, art, food, and community pride! Join us on August 4 in Bixby Knolls and let the summertime roll!FF Aug 4

  • The Expo Art Center will have plenty of arts and cultural experiences for everyone!
    • 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. In the north gallery the art of Erick Guadarrama will be on display while in the south gallery will have a group show with over 10 artists.
    • In The Kids Theatre enjoy the film “Phoenix of Hiroshima”.  Show time is every 45 minutes starting at 6:45PM. The film is 24 minutes long.
    • The north room will feature the Veterans Photography Exhibit .
    • The Back Room Theatre will host two events during First Fridays. A viewing of “On the Grind:  Skateboarding in Urban Spaces and Cultural Survival in Long Beach” will take place from 6P-7:30P and the poets will end out the night from 7:30P-9:30P.
  • The Better Half Boutique will offer 40% off all beach/summer items! They will be passing out free otter pops and watermelon sangria to celebrate summer!!
  • 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!
  • 20615162_10106569027044042_1256938300_oUnplugged in the Bus is on its 8th trip during this First Fridays! Enjoy poetry, music, and story telling on your way to the festivities from the Michelle Obama Library! Festivities starts at 5pm!
  • What better way to celebrate Summer than a block party, and a social good one at that! Share & Do Good Long Beach hosts Conscious Corner, a social good block party. They’ve gathered a group of amazing do good brands each making the world a better place through the work they’re doing around the world. To add to the excitement, Share and Do Good will be having special discounts all night.
  • 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!
  • Pack 32 will provide FREE s’mores all night, and every First Fridays during summer, at AndyLiz!
  • Pop by Secrets of the Islands for their First Fridays festivities! Get a FREE 10 minute chair massage, a picture with Punchie the Pineapple, Guamanian treats, and enjoy live music!
  • Join The Bixby Trading Post for their Pop-Up books store, live music and art
  • 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 Sharna Fabiano and holistic products by XoM3.
  • 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: Soular System at Ground Control, Billy Rose at Edgar & James,  Cross Town 2 at Willmore Wine Bar, She Sings She Swings at DRNK, Listen at Aura Thai/Bella Pizza, DJ JusTodd at Rick Wickeds, Martin Espino at Historical Society of Long Beach, and John Dean at The Bixby Trading Post.
  • First Fridays favorites are back such as  at Majic Bullet Theory 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.13882682_1755579258023286_6563462453664877878_n
  • 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, Dutch’s Brewhouse, Lola’s 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.