Let The Good Times Roll at First Fridays in Bixby Knolls February 3rd

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Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler! First Fridays on February 3 lets the good times roll and welcomes Long Beach Mardi Gras to Bixby Knolls.  Enjoy Dixieland music, food, king cake, mask making, and plenty of beads to keep things festive. You are encouraged to stroll, dance, strut, walk, or skip while you follow Queen Rae and King James around Atlantic Avenue.  

Stop into each business to collect the different beads and see all the great things being offered.  Other ingredients of the night include: Live art, fabulous music, the reunion of the Knolls Ranger & Bixby Belle, improv comedy, drama & dance, Timstrument, interactive art projects, free books, gift items, antiques, Bixby Dixieland, beads, Big Red Bus, and plenty of the unexpected…all mixed together like gumbo.

Councilmember James Johnson’s “First Books at First Fridays” at the Dana Branch Library features our very own Bixby Belle as the guest reader beginning at 5:30pm.

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.  Nino’s Italian Restaurant will feature a Mardi Gras After Party with live artists, music,late night dining and beverages. The Factory and EJ Malloy’s also 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 Big Red Bus that will transport you venue to venue from designated stops at the participating businesses.

Full listing of participating businesses at: www.firstfridayslongbeach.com

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