First Fridays Promises to “Raise the Spirits” Tonight in Bixby Knolls

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As part of GLOBAL (arts month) in Long Beach, and for some pre-Halloween flavor, First Fridays tonight, October 7 will “Raise the Spirits” for a jam-packed night in Bixby Knolls.    

Ingredients for October include: Something Creative mobile art stations, zombie dancers, improv comedy, bike portraits, classic cars, scavenger hunt, karaoke, photography, bikes, street art, DJs, jazz, swing, Timstrument, reggae, crafts, community drawing, face painting, mask making, First Books, antiques, piano man, and the Big Red Bus.

Making her debut this month is BIXBY BELLE, the Knolls Ranger’s girlfriend and Bixby Knolls super heroine.

Ride your bike to First Fridays and use the bike valet station at The Workshop, 4242 Atlantic. Stop inside for your free bike maintenance and bike portrait.

Councilmember James Johnson hosts “First Books at First Fridays” at the Dana Branch Library at 5:30pm. BARK (Beach Animals Reading with Kids) will bring friendly and attentive dogs to enjoy the stories along with the kids. Special guest reader is Councilmember Robert Garcia.

Stop by Bella Cosa (3803Atlantic) from 6:30pm – 8:00pm to find all the information about First Fridays, maps, business info, and restaurant recommendations.

When the businesses start to close, “First Fridays After Hours” begins across the district. Nino’s Italian Restaurant will host its usual fun mix of music and late night dining. 562CityLife presents “Overtime at The Factory,” with music, food, and DJ. EJ Malloy’s 10th Anniversary celebration goes late into the night. Why go home early? Stay out and continue the energy.

Dine on Art-Lantic Avenue at one of our tasty restaurants then grab the Big Red Bus that will transport you venue to venue from designated stops at the participating businesses.

Full listing of participating businesses at:

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