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  • First Friday Hawaii
    May / 2015 Calendar Events

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  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 6pm - 9pm
    Hukilau Honolulu First Friday
    Free concert, drink specials and try our new mojito menu and sushi specials. 1st friday will have live music from 6-830pm. We also have happy hour all night every friday, which includes $3 flavored martinis and house wine, and bud light, $4 draft beers, and discounted pupus.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5pm-2AM
    Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - First Friday @ Ong King - Get Lost In The Neon Galaxy
    Ong King is a safe space to open up and create featuring artwork, classes, workshops,entertainment and more.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 6:00 PM
    Black Cat Tattoo Studio
    Honolulu's only Tattoo Parlor-Art Gallery,featuring a wide variety of creative ,original art on a monthly basis Celebrating First Friday's with live tattooing, live music,amazing artist ... and cocktails!
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5pm -2AM
    Manifest First Friday
    Art exhibit by @nolovehnl, a creative collaboration, plus live music by Matt Melendez & Friends, 6:30-8:30PM with #GOODfriday abd DJs JON C, SSSolution, and JMellow, 10PM to 2AM
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5pm - 2am
    Hank's Cafe Honolulu - Big Trouble in Little Chinatown
    First Friday party!
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    HASR Wine Co. Wine Tasting
    It's that time again...First Friday and the Chinatown Artwalk is on... Please stop in and taste great wines.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 8PM - 10PM
    Entertainment - First Friday Street Roda by Capoeira Cordão de Ouro
    If you have never seen Capoeira live, this is a great chance to see it with your own eyes. Bring your good Axé (energy) to the roda!
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 6pm-2am
    Entertainment/Art/Exhibit/Dancing - Next Door First Friday
    Next Door Chinatown's Concert Hall & Cinema Lounge. Music Next Door is a multi-media space offering film, music and art. We kick off the night early at 5pm with a positive slew of talented artists selling their exclusive wares at special discounted prices!
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5pm - 9pm
    Boutique - Roberta Oaks
    Dedicated to supporting ethical practices and a sustainable economy and planet, Roberta Oaks, Hawaii is a brand with conscience. Eco-fabrics like bamboo jersey and organic cotton are mixed with boldprints in funky colors.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5-2am
    Special Event - Downbeat Diner and Lounge - First Friday
    American diner food favorites with vegetarian options on everything. Come on down to the Downbeat Lounge this First Friday. Located right next door to Chinatown's favorite little Diner. Joe Agogo of Jet Setter Productions proudly presents Club Underground with DJ Ross Jackson, DJ TIMO and DJ Monkey spinning on the decks.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5pm - 9pm
    Exhibit - Louis Pohl Gallery
    The Louis Pohl Gallery is dedicated to featuring Hawaii artists whose works reflect the standards of excellence, creativity, and inventive spirit for which its namesake was known during his lifetime.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 10 - 2am
    Entertainment - Dragon Upstairs- Big Trouble in Little Chinatown
    First Friday party!
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Exhibit / Entertainment - Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday: Featuring Bobby Ingano Trio & NEW EXHIBIT - VOYAGING: THE ART OF WAYFINDING
    The group is comprised of Bobby Ingano on the Hawaiian Steel Guitar, Keawe­ Aiko on the upright bass and vocals and Kaipo Ah Sing playing various instruments and vocals. NEW EXHIBIT - Voyaging: The Art of Wayfinding is a new exhibition opening on May 1, 2015. The exhibit will feature a selection of maritime art from the Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, including work by Herbert "Herb" Kawainui K ne, co-founder of the Polynesian Voyaging Society.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5-9pm
    Art Exhibition - ANDREW ROSE GALLERY
    Established in Honolulu in 2010, the ANDREW ROSE GALLERY works with individual clients as well as international institutions to place important vintage and contemporary art significant to Hawaii in discerning collections.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5pm-9:30pm
    Boutique - Florencia Arias - First Friday
    Complimentary drinks for customers. Open until 9:30pm.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - First Friday at Chinatown Courtyard / Mendonca Building
    First Friday at the Chinatown Courtyard(Mendonca Building, 1126 Smith Street) 5-11pm
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 9-2PM
    Entertainment/ Social - Bar 35 - First Friday!
    Exclusive, stylish and sexy, BAR 35 is host to the most discriminating drinker. Over 100 beers from around the world. Open 4pm-2am. Happy hour deals from 4-8pm. DJs and dancing. Cover after 9pm.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5:00 pm - 9pm
    Special Event - La Muse Boutique
    Luxurious swimwear from Europe and Brazil. Custom beading with Swarovski crystals, fresh water pearls, sterling silver, semi-precious stones, Swiss laces, silk ribbons, and more. Jewelries, art, gifts, books, from $10-$1400, all exclusive, fine, and artistic.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 4:00 pm - 11:30pm
    Special Event - HASR Bistro First Friday Featuring
    Happy hour entertainment and special dinner menu... reservations recommended. As always, you can purchase a HASR Logo glass for $5. See you there!
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5pm - 2am
    Murphy's Bar and Grill
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5pm - 9pm
    The ART Treasures Gallery
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5pm - 2am
    JJ Dolan's
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5pm - 2am
    O'Toole's Pub
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5pm - 2am
    Fresh Cafe
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5pm - 12am
    Lucky Belly Restaurant
    The restaurant is open from 5pm-Midnight. The take-away window from 10pm-2:30am. Everything at the window $5.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 9pm - 2am
    Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - The Fix Sports Lounge And Nightclub - First Fridays - HOUSE PARTY
    On First Friday, The Fix transforms into the biggest dance venue in Downtown, with Honolulu DJs spinning dance tracks until 2AM. Drink specials and the kitchen is open until midnight. No cover. Our upscale sports lounge is fresh and clean, and comes equipped with huge TVs and projectors to help you enjoy all your favorite televised sporting events.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5pm - 2am
    Blank Canvas
    Offering affordable off-the-shelf contemporary clothing designs and create- your-own designs. Extended shop hours until 8PM.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5pm -2am
    Gotti's Lounge - First Friday
    Gotti's Lounge caters to the hip and trendy crowd of the Downtown Honolulu Arts district. Our diverse menu offers a range of island fresh sushi and local comfort food with a new age twist. We are open for lunch, through the pau-hana crowd and into the late night for our bar flies and crawlers.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5pm - 9pm
    Entertainment/Art/Exhibit/Dancing - Fashionista's Market Boutique - First Friday
    Located in Chinatown, Honolulu, FM Boutique is one of Hawaii's premiere women's boutiques! Whether you are looking for an outfit for work, going out with the girls, a special night with your man, or more... FM Boutique is the place to find it all!
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 4pm - 2am
    Entertainment / Social - eleven44 Lounge and Nightclub - Foundation First Friday
    Be part of the first-ever First Friday event for eleven44, Honolulu's new, fresh nightclub. See how the renovations have converted this once casual space into a dynamic, upscale nightclub. And be sure to check out some of Honolulu's favorite DJs: Happy hour from 4-7PM. It’s Foundation First Friday with Honolulu’s favorite House DJs, including Ramit, Jimmy Lee, Loic, and others. $5 cover after 9PM.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5:00 pm - 2am
    Special Event - Soul De Cuba Cafe - First Friday
    Soul de Cuba Cafe offers a unique dining experience combining exquisite traditional Cuban dishes and specialty drinks in a fun, entertaining, service oriented atmosphere.
    • - Happy Hour 4p-7p: 1/2 selected pupus & signature cocktals
    • - 1st Friday Dinner Specials till 11pm
    • - Monthly Artist Exhibit Showcase
    • - LIVE Latin Music 7 Dancing 10p-2a with Afro-Criollo Sound
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5:00 pm - 9pm
    Special Event - Red Door Artz Studios and Gallery
    4 artists, 4 studios, 1 gallery. Shyrl Matias, Carol Moore, Stacy Cheng-Suzuki, and Patty Lentz.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5pm - 2am
    SOCIAL / DRINK - Smith's Union Bar First Friday
    If you want an authentic Chinatown experience, come to Smith's Union, the oldest bar in Honolulu. Our beer is always cold and cheap.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5pm - 9pm
    Hound and Quail - OUTPOST - CURRENT SHOW - "unseen unknown"
    Vintage shop and gallery. Hound and Quail. Started in early 2011 by Mark Pei and Travis Flazer. We are the former owners of Area, a mid-century furniture shop in Honolulu's chinatown. H & Q is a place where we collect vintage and unusual items from Hawaii, the mainland, and around the world.
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  • Every Wednesday - Until 9pm
    Cake Envy
    Serving up slices of gourmet cheesecake, coffee and tea. Extended hours until 9PM. 1129 Bethel Street.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - See notes for times
    Grondin French Latin Kitchen
    French-Latin Kitchen. Offers a happy hour late night menu every First Friday starting at 10PM. Look for tasty items including chicken sofrito and charcuterie sandwiches, prawn ceviche, pommes frites paired with classically-made cocktails and $6 well drinks.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - See notes for times
    House of Aria Downtown
    A great place to shop for the latest women’s fashion trends. Extended hours until 9PM, plus $5, $10, $15 sale bins and 50% off sale racks.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - See notes for times
    Kan Zaman
    Featuring both indoor and patio (BYOB) dining until 10:30PM this First Friday. Authentic Moroccan & Lebanese Restaurant. Kan Zaman's menu stands alone as the only restaurant in Honolulu to offer Moroccan and Lebanese cuisine.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - until 10pm
    Livestock Tavern
    One of the new, exciting dining options in the area. Dining room and bar open until 10PM.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm
    Special Event - First Friday at Madre Chocolate
    Chocolate, music and art – a trifecta of pleasure! Visual art by Alisha Kahealani Mahone and Nalani Sato. And music, starting at 6PM, by Shazam Jamieson, Brian von Ahsen, and Butterside Down. Plus get an early preview of Madre Chocolate’s Valentine’s Day treats.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - 5pm - 9pm
    The Pegge Hopper Gallery
    13 Women a multi-media exhibition of works by Reiko Brandon, Allyn Bromley, Kandi Evrett, Sally French, Lynda Hess, Kloe Kang, Emily McIlroy, Mary Mitsuda, Marcia Morse, Esther Shimazu, Yida Wang, Suzanne Wolfe, and Maile Yawata. Open until 9PM. The Pegge Hopper Gallery opened in 1983 and is located in historic Chinatown.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015
    Shopping - Owens & Co.
    10% OFF SPECIAL! Owens & Co. is a unique boutique located in the Chinatown Arts district of Honolulu. Owens & Co. offers a fantastic collection of home accessories, gifts, as well as vintage items. Please stop by to check out the shop.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015
    Fighting Eel
    Offers extended shop hours until 9PM with new clothing items from the Fighting Eel and Ava Sky collection.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - See notes for times
    O’Toole’s Irish Pub
    Live music, drink specials and happy hour until 10PM.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - Open until 2AM
    Proof Public House
    Hosting perhaps the only full sized pool table in the area! Plus rock and roll, pizza and drink specials. No cover. Open until 2AM
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - See notes for times
    Barrio Vintage
    Hundreds of new vintage treasures on the racks! Plus, enjoy live, acoustic music and complimentary refreshments. Store open until 8PM.
  • May - Friday, 5/1/2015 - see notes
    Special Event - Chinatown Improvement District - Lei Day In Chinatown Celebration & An Art &Amp; Treasures Fair
    Lei Day in Chinatown celebration on May 1st @ 25 N Hotel Street, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m (this is a free event). We hope you will join us! Several photos will be available for viewing at various businesses and galleries in the district. An Art & Treasures Fair will also be held at 25 N. Hotel on May 1st during the day from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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