The First Fridays art walk in Bixby Knolls will celebrate its 6th anniversary with Day of the Dead activties on Friday, Nov. 2. Businesses will participate in an altar contest and will host themed face painting, music, a coloring contest, and treats in honor of the holiday.
Attendees can also cruise Atlantic Avenue and check out the jazz, swing, oldies, blues, strolling mariachi, mask-making, Jimi Hendrix sing-along, graffiti artists, classic cars, funky haircuts, photography, gift items, and Saw Red, the Sublime tribute band.
Eighth District Councilmember Al Austin’s “Council on Your Corner” will be set up at Atlantic Avenue and Burlinghall Drive to “meet and greet” attendees.
Seventh District Councilmember James Johnson’s “First Books at First Fridays” will begin at 5:30pm at the Dana Branch Library featuring Long Beach First Lady Nancy Foster as the guest reader.
Attendees may dine on “Art-Lantic” Avenue at one of the local restaurants then grab the Big Red Bus to travel from venue to venue via designated stops at the participating businesses.
Bella Cosa, 3803 Atlantic Ave., will have all the information about First Fridays, maps, business info, and restaurant recommendations from 6:30pm to 8pm.