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Aloha ,

The First First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk of 2012 is tomorrow - April 6th, 2012 (lots of details below). Come on down to the Chinatown/Downtown from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm (with after hour activities until 2:00 am) and visit the galleries and merchants and enjoy their impressive array of exhibits and events.

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FEATURED PROFILES - 8 great profiles this month featuring a good combination of art, food and wine! Learn about First Friday and the Art community.
  • Andrew Rose Gallery
  • Hawaii Watercolor Society
  • onG-kinG artS centeR
  • Indigo
  • Windward Artists Guild
  • Roberta Oaks, Hawaii
  • Thirtyninehotel
  • Loft Gallery Lounge
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FEATURED EVENTS AND HIGHLIGHTS
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- View the highlights and big events for this First Friday
Windward Artists Guild First Friday Reception at Pauahi Tower (4/6/2012 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm) - The 11 artists' awards will be presented at the Opening Reception at 5:30pm. The public is invited to the reception and the free exhibition at Pauahi Tower Gallery. More...

First Friday News - Keep up with the latest news from the First Friday community - special events, calendars, Downtown/Chinatown news, art news and much more! More...

Live and let live - Hawaiian Monk Seals By Patrick Ching -
Monk seals are in a struggle for survival. Though they are becoming more common on the main Hawaiian Islands, their numbers are dwindling on the Northwest Hawaiian Islands where they historically thrived. More...

Roberta Oaks - Spring 2012 Collection (4/6/2012 - 5pm - 9pm) - 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. More...

SOHO Mixed Media Bar - Art and Entertainment - Life is Art, Life is Passion (4/6/2012 - 5pm - 10pm)


Life is Art, Life is Passion. This one of a kind event will showcase 12 of Hawaii's finest artist as they design what they think will earn them $500 and a trip to the National Finals sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer. $4 PBR all night long! More...

Dancers Unlimited - SOUL TRAIN First Friday in April! (4/6/2012 - 7pm) - SOUL TRAIN FIRST FRIDAY - GROOVE TO THE BEST OF 70's and 80'! An all-age family-friendly event. More...

Andrew Rose Gallery Present YES (4/6/2012 - 6-9pm)


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. More...

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Shop Bop & Grind! First Friday! (4/6/2012 - 6-9pm)


Music that'll make you bop while you shop, delicious grinds and local goods make this outdoor bazaar a snugly fit block party in Chaplain Lane. the808wonderland and Jet Boy/Jet Girl proudly team up with Mercury Bar and Hole In The Wall to present Shop Bop & Grind every First Friday! More...

The Venue (4/6/2012 - 6pm - 2am) - 8-close 5.00 sex on the beach, 5.00 beer bottles, - guinness, red stripe, newcastle, heineken, heineken light, sam adams oktoberfest, hawaii nui lager, amber, brown ale, corona, amstel light and bison ipa. Special after 9pm VIP Guest List access will be launched on this page later this afternoon. Free entrance... no standing in line. More...

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Ong King First Friday - Cosmic Chaos 6th Year Anniversary Show (4/6/2012 - 5pm-2AM) - Leading edge art, music, movement and culture More...

Mish Mash! - Spring Cleaning HUGE SALE (4/6/2012 - 5-10pm)


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COMING NEXT MONTH - Cinco de Mayo Hispanic Celebration Honolulu Hawaii - Downtown - Chinatown - On SATURDAY, May 5, 2012 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, the Arts District Merchants Association with Hispanic Center of Hawaii will present the annual Cinco de Mayo Street Festival. More...


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PROFILES OF THE MONTH
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- 8 great profiles of the month
Andrew Rose Gallery 1 (808) 599-4400
The Andrew Rose Gallery, at the crossroads of Honolulu's Downtown arts and business districts on Bishop Street, presents vintage and contemporary art with significant connections to Hawaii
Hawaii Watercolor Society
To nurture and stimulate interest in water media through education, exhibitions, and collaboration with other organizations, associations, and individuals.
onG-kinG artS centeR (808) 428-3233
Ong King is a safe space to open up and create featuring artwork, classes, workshops,entertainment and more. Has coupon!!
Indigo (808)521-2900
Award-winning restaurant offering Eurasian Cuisine, Special Events Catering, and Chinatown's Late Night Hot Spot. Has coupon!!
Windward Artists Guild 808-235-5545
Supporting windward artists since 1960.
Roberta Oaks, Hawaii 808.428.1214
Made in Hawaii and available at more than 150 boutiques nationwide. 60's London meets modern Boho girl. Fun and flirty dresses in a mix match of colors and prints. Special 10% off First First Offer! Has coupon!!
Thirtyninehotel (808) 599-2552
Loft Gallery Lounge (808)521-8008
fashion.art.music.drinks.food
CALENDAR/EVENTS
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- We have over 35 events and ongoing events posted for the month.
April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Exhibition - Windward Artists Guild First Friday Reception at Pauahi Tower - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
The 11 artists' awards will be presented at the Opening Reception at 5:30pm. The public is invited to the reception and the free exhibition at Pauahi Tower Gallery.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Art Exhibition - Andrew Rose Gallery Present YES - 6-9pm
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.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - First Friday @ The Loft - 5pm-2AM
art.fashion.music

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Indigo - Martini Madness - 4pm-6pm & First Friday Party - 4-6pm
Home Of The Original Downtown Chinatown $4 Martini's

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - The Venue - 6pm - 2am
8-close 5.00 sex on the beach, 5.00 beer bottles, - guinness, red stripe, newcastle, heineken, heineken light, sam adams oktoberfest, hawaii nui lager, amber, brown ale, corona, amstel light and bison ipa

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - Ong King First Friday - Cosmic Chaos 6th Year Anniversary Show - 5pm-2AM
Leading edge art, music, movement and culture

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - SOHO Mixed Media Bar - Art and Entertainment - Life is Art, Life is Passion - 5pm - 10pm
SoHo will be having live shirt cutting by Nickie Q from  "Twisted Cuts" on stage live cutting shirts on models. featured in the shirts from blank canvas and a fashion show at 9pm. Live art exhibit in the front room by Loren Shaw last months PBR art contest winner with live painting from 6-9pm. and for the late night we will be having the normal residents play and special DJ GEM from Chicago in back room.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Educational - Dancers Unlimited - SOUL TRAIN First Friday in April! - 7pm
SOUL TRAIN FIRST FRIDAY - GROOVE TO THE BEST OF 70's and 80'! An all-age family-friendly event.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Shopping - Art - Mish Mash! - Spring Cleaning HUGE SALE - 5-10pm
A Mish MaSh of items ! Clothing , accessories, collectibles, records , books & more! Vintage Collections to Reclaim your style!

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Exhibit - Louis Pohl Gallery - 5pm - 9pm
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.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Shopping - Shop Bop & Grind! First Friday! - 6-9pm
Music that'll make you bop while you shop, delicious grinds and local goods make this outdoor bazaar a snugly fit block party in Chaplain Lane. the808wonderland and Jet Boy/Jet Girl proudly team up with Mercury Bar and Hole In The Wall to present Shop Bop & Grind every First Friday!

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - McKenna Design - 5:30pm - 9pm
Furniture, Art, Design Services - Showcasing talented, grass-roots artists, custom commissions, and my own creative works.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - One Night Stand In The Chinatown Courtyard - 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Each monthly event in the hidden courtyard of the Mendonca Building combines exciting artistic works, Hawaiian and contemporary music and refreshments with a festive atmosphere.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Special Event - Island Keepsakes - 5:00 pm - 10pm
A specialty gift shop featuring an outstanding selection of local made products of all kinds. Plus personal, friendly service.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - After 9pm Dancing/Social - Soho Mixed Media Bar - Party Zone - Music/Dance - 10pm - 2am
SoHo will be having live shirt cutting by Nickie Q from  "Twisted Cuts" on stage live cutting shirts on models. featured in the shirts from blank canvas and a fashion show at 9pm. Live art exhibit in the front room by Loren Shaw last months PBR art contest winner with live painting from 6-9pm. and for the late night we will be having the normal residents play and special DJ GEM from Chicago in back room.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - OTTO CAKE at Chinatown's First Friday - 5-9pm
OTTO CAKE will be serving up its fresh-baked specialty cheesecakes and coffees. Featuring "hawaii family portraits" by mike ang.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Social/Art - bambuTwo - 5pm - 2am
Happy hour 4-8 pm - 8-close 5.00 sex on the beach 5.00 beer bottles

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Entertainment - Dragon Upstairs- Big Trouble in Little Chinatown - 10 - 2am
First Friday party!

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - 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.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Entertainment - First Friday Street Roda by Capoeira Cordão de Ouro - 8PM - 10PM
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!

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Black Cat Tattoo Studio - 6:00 PM
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!

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - HASR Wine Co. Wine Tasting - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Retail Wine Store specializing in California Wines that are Highly Allocated and Exclusive. Also proud owners of 15 one-of-a-kind Premiere Napa Valley Wines in the World.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Christy Fujii Gallery - 5pm -9pm
All of Christy Fujii's paintings are originals. A natural at art, Christy developed her talent at an early age. In her childhood years, she would sketch portraits and images from her hometown Gyongju in South Korea.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Boutique - Roberta Oaks - 5pm - 9pm
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.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Floterior - 5pm -9pm
Featuring an exceptional collection of EurAsian, floral-themed décor personally created and selected by award-winning Master Flower Designer and certified Interior Space Designer Yoshie "Aya" Anzai, AIFD.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Hank's Cafe Honolulu - Big Trouble in Little Chinatown - 5pm - 2am
First Friday party!

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Art Exhibition - ThirtyNineHotel Presents: Go Bang Party - 9pm
A few readers might know that thirtyninehotel's First Friday party, Go Bang! takes its name from the Arthur Russell song of the same name.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Social - Indigo Lounge - 9pm - 2am
Chinatown's Late Night Hot Spot

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - After 9pm Dancing/Social - Next Door - 9pm-2am
NEXTDOOR is a nightclub and art venue in Honolulu, Hawaii's Chinatown.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - Aloha Tower Marketplace First Friday - 5pm-2am
20% off coupon, art, entertainment, shops, restaurants, clothing, jewelry and more.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Special Event - Downbeat Diner and Lounge - FIRST FRIDAY - 5-2am
American diner food favorites with vegetarian options on everything.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Hukilau Honolulu First Friday - 6pm - 9pm
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.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Manifest First Friday - 5pm -9pm
By sundown the Manifest slips itself into a culturally sophisticated cocktail bar which has also been arranged as a venue for artists of 'all art mediums'.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Exhibit / Entertainment - Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday *** DARK *** - N/A
April will be dark at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum. First Friday lands on Good Friday, which is observed as a State holiday, so store up your energy and put a hold on your need for art.

April - Friday, 4/6/2012 - Pacific Gateway Center Lemongrass Cafe - DARK - N/A
The Pacific Gateway Center will be closed this Friday in observance of the "Good Friday" holiday so no festivities will be held this week. We plan to resume our "First Friday" celebrations in May. 

FIRST FRIDAY NEWS
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- 11 New new postings. Plenty of new art, event, venue news...stay current

HawaiiSlam's 9th Anniversary Grand Slam - Thursday - 4/5/2012

The Best Slam Poetry Show of the Year is Here!!! HawaiiSlam's 9th Anniversary Grand Slam FINALS is coming up on April 5th at Fresh Cafe.

Doug Ing is the new President of the Association of Hawaii Artists

The art community is pleased to announce that Doug Ing has accepted the leadership role in AHA.

ANDREW ROSE GALLERY Honolulu Presents YES

ANDREW ROSE GALLERY is proud to present LINDA K NE: N MAHINA, an exhibition of paintings from the last two years inspired by the artist s travels in the American Mid-West and personal memories of Hawai i. Opening Friday, January 13, 2012.

bambuTwo Unveils New Tapas Menu!

A savory selection of hot and cold Spanish and European-inspired small plates, perfect to pair with wine, beer or cocktails.

Tom Moffatt Coming Events - Iconic British rock group YES & Melissa Etheridge

Great talent coming the Hawaii!

Hawaii Theatre Launches New Website

Fantastic events scheduled - check it out!

Roberta Oaks Spring Clothing Line 2012 Release!

Just fabulous! Spring is Here! Open till 10 pm on First Fridays!

Windward Artists Guild's Latest Newsletter

Supporting windward artists since 1960.

University Of Hawai'i - On Fleeting Ground: BFA Honors Thesis Exhibition by Brady Evans

The works are based on direct tracings of shadows cast on a sunny day in Mānoa Valley. Influenced by Japanese Zen painting and practice, Evans uses repetitious, almost meditative mark-making to build up, break down, and slowly transform the shadows.

Street Festival For Cinco De Mayo - May 5th 2012

On Thursday, May 5, 2012 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, the
Arts District Merchants Association with Hispanic Center of Hawaii will present
the annual Cinco de Mayo Street Festival, produced by Tim Bostock
Productions.

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