First Friday Events in Bixby Knolls

“Artists As Art” will perform a live drawing and artist collaboration at the March 5th First Friday event in Bixby Knolls. All interested parties are invited to bring a sketchpad/camera and join fellow artists in immortalizing a variety of community figures, including 8th District Councilmember Rae Gabelich, 7th District Councilmember Tonia Reyes Uranga, Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association director Blair Cohn (who will be showing off his tattoos), the Bixby Knolls superhero The Knolls Ranger, and Gallery Expo curator Doug Orr. Musical entertainment and light refreshments will also be provided. Visit the Expo, 4321 Atlantic Ave., between 6 and 10pm to participate in this event.
The Big Red Bus will be on hand to transport people to designated stops at participating businesses.

Other First Friday happenings include:

• Special guests: Timstrument and El Velvis
• Artist Richard William Blanchard at the Gallery Expo
• Make your own whimsical party hat, Extreme Makeover: Averyboo Arts Edition, DJ Dave Skott, and Robot Art by young Master Avery at Averyboo Arts
• Lars & Friends at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
• Babylon Blues at It’s A Grind
• Poet Nancy Johnson, mini-facials, reiki, shamanic healing, meditation, and massages at Everyday Zen Relaxation Studio
• Photographer Andrew Lee, artist Thanh Tran, and music group The Ukettes at FreeSpirit Yoga
• Fine car collections at Georgie’s Place and Melinda McCoy Flowers
• Smithsonian’s “Produce for Victory” and “War, Work & Women: LB in the 40s” at the Long Beach Historical Society
• Artist Kathy Keheley (she will donate 30 percent of sales to the Breast Cancer Center) at Nino’s Italian Restaurant
• Artist Stefan Rollins at Roy Robbins Gifts
• Hair art at Salon Medusa
• Pianist Omar at Café Bixby and Pizza
• Music group Timbre Line at The Factory
• DJ Chee Bo at Gallery Expo
• Student showcases at Jammin’ Music
• Musicians Michelle Mangione and Kern Richards at the Mirage Mediterranean Grill
• Closing weekend of LB Shakespeare’s Exonerated in the back room theater at Gallery Expo
• Opening weekend of Macbeth at the Richard Goad Theatre

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