Archive for October, 2010

Scary Good Fun on a Festive Friday First

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Vangie Ogg's Lovely Photography

The law of individual differences mandates that no First Friday is ever alike.  Like every beautiful falling snowflake or the unique physiological make-up of each individual gnu in the Savannah, each First Friday in Bixby Knolls is something special.  But this latest First Friday was doubly so being as it was also my birfday.  Holla!

Make a Wish Uncle Knollsey!

That’s right Bixby Boys and Long Beach Ladies, the Knolls Ranger turned 129 on October 1st (but I’m only 5 in ranger years) and to celebrate the fine folks at Pixie Toys and Vangie Ogg Photography threw me a gala party complete with cake, toy horsey’s, face painting, caramel apples, and a photo booth!

E. Thor Carlson

Woah!  Watch out Thor!

Cake Time!

All of my favorite friends showed up and we partied like it was 1881 y’all!

All Hands on Deck for First Friday Fun!

But lest you should think that my party was the only happenin’ hot spot on ye olde atlantic ave.  Let me show you what else was happening on this spooky night of community engagement!  There were masks:

Blending InMusic:A fan of the Dance

And Monsters:

Lookin' Horrifying Elise's Tea Room!

There were artists expressing themselves like madmen at the Expo Furniture warehouse:

A litte bit of Post Modernity at the Expo Furniture Warehouse

And everyone from local politicians:

City Council howlin' up a good time

To community event coordinators:

Ron Petke promoting the Great Long Beach art Lab can you dig it?

To guys with beards and cool hats were there:


It all happens on the first friday of EVERY month in beautiful Bixby Knolls.  Can’t wait to see you next time and a have a sp-ooo-ooo-ky season!

Kickin' it Art Style!

Photos courtesy of Vangie Ogg, Blair Cohn, Krista Leaders, and Thom Wasper.  For more information on First Fridays events go here.