The First Fridays Art Walk in Bixby Knolls on April 5 will be a “green scene” in celebration of spring and Mother Earth. Songbirds, guerilla gardeners, seeds & saplings, recyclers, re-users, Earth goddesses and organic farmers are encouraged to show up and “green up” Bixby Knolls.
Ingredients of the night will include: live art and interactive art activities, the world’s tallest tree-hugger, break-dancers, bluegrass prodigies, reggae, blues, jazz, indie rock, up-cycled art, politicos, the Port of Long Beach, student recitals, “pot your own sunflowers,” Toaster Music sound installation, Hughes Middle School’s Green Team & Re-use Exhibit, Cal Heights Clean Streets, slam poetry, friendly goats, Conservn Mervyn and the Knolls Ranger mascot, dramatic scenes, free books, gift items, antiques, and the Big Red Bus.
Other special features: Exene Cervenka of the punk band X will perform with Long Beach native Michelle Mangione at The Mirage Cafe, 539 E Bixby Rd. Salon Medusa, 4232 Atlantic Ave., in conjunction with the Surfrider Foundation, will host an Aveda silent auction to raise money for clean water.
Seventh District Councilmember James Johnson’s “First Books at First Fridays” at the Dana Branch Library, 3680 Atlantic Ave., will feature Fire Chief Mike Duree at 5:30pm.
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.
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.