Long Beach Big Red Bus
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.