The First Fridays Art Walk in Bixby Knolls on May 3 will be a “Moonage Daydream” celebration of all things David Bowie and Space Age glam rock.
The evening will include: live art and interactive-art activities, break dancers, a chalk zone, Martian dancers, blues, jazz, indie rock, politicos, a Tres de Mayo fiesta with tamales, student recitals, slam poetry, spacy arts and craft, friendly goats, the Knolls Ranger mascot, Space Age candy, dramatic scenes, free books, gift items, antiques, and the Big Red Bus.
Toaster Music, an improvisational performance duo featuring Sumako and Sander Roscoe Wolff, will perform a sound installation. Beat Theatre will rescore and remix the Nicolas Roeg film The Man Who Fell to Earth. Beat Theatre is a monthly multimedia event that is usually conducted at Cultural Alliance of Long Beach’s screening room in the Bungalow Building on Pine Avenue in downtown Long Beach. Each month, a different film is paired with different live-beat artists and rare vinyl, bringing new perspectives to classic and modern films. The artists draw inspiration for their beats from a variety of sources, including the film itself, and their sets are planned to synchronize with the film’s progression.
Seventh District Councilmember James Johnson’s “First Books at First Fridays” at the Dana Branch Library, 3680 Atlantic Ave., will feature Councilmember Al Austin at 5:30pm.
Austin’s “Council on Your Corner” will be set up at Atlantic Avenue and Burlinghall Drive to meet and greet attendees, with special guest, Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert.
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.