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Annual Loft Walk Adds Art Deco Tour on the Big Red Bus

Walker Building Walker Building, photo courtesy of the Josep Musel Collection. Join Long Beach Heritage for the 2014 Loft Walk of the Walker Building and Big Red Bus Tour of Art Deco Downtown Long Beach to be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014.

First Fridays Celebrates 7th Anniversary with “Day of the Dead”

first-fridays-lg First Fridays celebrates its 7th Anniversary with “Day of the Dead” in Bixby Knolls. Businesses will participate in an altar contest and will host themed face painting, music, sugar skull coloring, and tasty treats in honor of the holiday.

First Fridays Celebrates Art-Ober Tonight in Bixby Knolls

first-fridays Every month we celebrate the arts, but in October First Fridays is going BIG! Art-Ober honors those creative souls painting, sculpting, and strumming to their own beat. Enjoy: Live art and interactive art activities, local band MOVE will perform Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety in front of the BKBIA office; pop-up art galleries; photo ops; indie rock; politicos; break dancers; goats and chickens; chalk zones; live sculptures; the Knolls Ranger’s 132nd birthday party at Oh Very Young; free books; gift items; antiques; the Big Red Bus; and plenty of the unexpected.

First Fridays Gets Jazzy For September

first-fridays-expo Attention all cool cats, beatniks, and boppers…First Fridays goes “All That Jazz” on September 6th. Can you dig? So take five and get in the mood for jazz sounds from Dixieland to Bebop.

Bixby Knolls Revisits The ’60’s For August First Fridays

first-fridays-performance Stop, children, what’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going down…IN BIXBY KNOLLS. For our August First Fridays, we’re turning back the clock to the Summer of Love. Come feel the vibe of 1967 as Flower Power rules the night.

Step Aside McFly! Bixby Knolls is Headed Back to the ’80’s For First Friday’s

june 2013 First Fridays goes “Awesomely ‘80s” as Bixby Knolls celebrates the most tubular decade ever! Photo contest: Between now and Friday at 6:30pm you are encouraged to post a photo of YOU in the 80s on our First Fridays Facebook page and you could win a classic ‘80s 3-pack movie set!

Bixby Knolls Celebrates Spring and Mother Earth at April First Fridays

first-fridays First Fridays will be a “Green Scene” on April 5 as Bixby Knolls celebrates spring and Mother Earth.  Song birds, guerilla gardeners, seeds & saplings, recyclers, re-users, Earth Goddesses, and organic farmers are encouraged to come out and green-up Bixby Knolls.  

First Fridays Celebrates “The Sides of March” Tonight

first-fridays Enjoy a spectrum of music from gypsy jazz to indie rock, the World’s Tallest Leprechaun, break dancers, an ice cream social, “green” activities (and hair), a Victorian Ball at Nino’s, community art projects, face painting, and the Knolls Ranger.

The Long Beach Heritage 2013 Loft Walk Will Feature Art Deco Architecture

2013 Loft Walk Art Deco architecture will be featured on this year’s Long Beach Heritage Loft Walk of the Insurance Exchange building, Saturday, March 2, 2013, which includes a one hour Big Red Bus tour of historic Downtown buildings. Hosted appetizers will be provided at Congregation Ale House prior to the tour and wine tasting, with appetizers, will be held in the Insurance Exchange Building Penthouse following.

Where to go see the fantastic displays of Christmas lights in Long Beach

Downtown Long Beach Kicks off the Holiday Season With Festival of Lights Have you gone to see one of the Long Beach Christmas parades this year? The colorful lights and cheery crowds are always a wonderful way to get into the spirit of the holidays. When I really need a boost of Christmas spirit—say after 10 hours fighting crowds in the mall—there’s one activity guaranteed to make me feel festive again.

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