Community website by MBC/Ernest Abrams. Call 808-739-9797 for advertising/sponsorship..
Contact Us Subscribe
  • Powered by MBC DirectoryMaker
  • First Friday Hawaii Art Walk Newsletter - August 2011

Aloha ,

First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk is tomorrow, August 5th, 2011 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm (with after hour activities until 2:00 am). Come on down to the Chinatown/Downtown and visit the galleries and merchants who will open their doors and present an impressive array of exhibits and events. Spread the word. Feel free to forward this Email to your friends and associates. GREAT OFFERS, NEWS AND EVENTS FEATURED BELOW.

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter @1stfridayhawaii. And let your friends know about FirstFridayHawaii.com!

Sincerely,


p.s. Support this free community website...make a paypal donation

In this Issue


FEATURES/HIGHLIGHTS
  • PROFILES - 4 great profiles of the Month. An eclectic mix of profiles that deliver excellent food, fashion, art and a mixed use venue showcasing amazing art and music. Learn about First Friday and the Art community.

  • One Night Stand in The Chinatown Courtyard - The Mendonca Building's Courtyard will be open in August with the usual music and art and will also introduce a new tenant in Loft 215 upstairs (Calendar)

  • Super Offer from Midas Auto Repair and Service! - Get their Oil Change, Tire Rotation and Safety Check Combo all for $57.99! (normally $89.69). Save money and purchase it online! They have many other offers online too. (Sponsors)

  • 10% OFF SPECIAL from Owens & Co. - This 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 (Calendar)

  • GREAT Photos of Last Month's First Friday - Check out the party highlights of last month's First Friday activities on our Photo Gallery. (Click here to view)

  • Hawaii State Art Museum - Live from the Lawn: Aerial Romance - Featuring the acrobatic artistry of Samadhi Hawaii. - Suspended from the monkeypod trees on the front lawn, Samadhi's aerial dancers will perform high-flying choreography inspired by the stories of the Hawaiian islands. (Calendar)

  • WAIKIKI HOTEL SPECIAL – Get the best hotel prices in Waikiki. Premium Standard Room, parking and internet access for as low as $60.00/night! Know someone coming to Hawaii? 40% off Get them a great deal on a Waikiki hotel. (Sponsors)

  • University Of Hawai'i - UHM ART History Dept. presents Visiting Artist: Emre Huner – Mr. Emre Huner was born in Istanbul, Turkey and is known for his drawing and animation installations of futuristic, fantastical, layered worlds.. (News)

  • Soho Mixed Media Bar/Party Zone - Come out to SOHO this First Friday! Presenting the enchanting art of Shannon O'Connel (Tiki and Surf Art) and premiering the new Arie -Ryan McVay Swimwear. Come see their live bikini fashion show at 9pm! (Calendar)

  • First Friday @ Ong King - " TOURIST TRAP " - It’s a showcase of new Innovative Artists that feature Live Art, Music, Movement, Spoken Word and Artwork! (Calendar)

  • Hawaii State Art Museum – August Newsletter – There are features on new HSFCA chair Barbara Saromines-Ganne, the "Live from the Lawn" event entitled "Aerial Romance" on First Friday, August 5th; the "Second Saturday" event entitled "Clay Play" with the Hawaii Potters’ Guild on Saturday, August 13th; and the "Art Lunch" lecture presented by Donald Kauli‘a on Tuesday, August 30th. (News)

  • Downtown Fashion Wine Walk Spotlights Local Designers - A Benefit For Goodwill Industries Hawaii – Local, Downtown-based fashion designers and boutiques are the focus of a fun and fashionable event on August 19, 2011. Food, Drink and Shopping at the Pauahi Street Festival, a special appearance by Project Runway Finalist, Andy South and more! (News)

  • NEW Movie Night @ onG kinG arTS – Catch a movie @ onG KinG every 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays of the month. With popcorn and drinks & $5 all you can drink Kava. (News)

  • Sign up for Nature Artist Patrick Ching's TeaCHING Art From The Start Art class program – Learn art from the start and come away with a16"x20" painting that you did! Patrick will teach Oil painting techniques using Genesis Heat set Oils. This is a 2-Day Comprehensive Workshop on November 5-6, 2011 in Waimanalo, Oahu. (Visit Page)

  • Pacific Gateway Center Lemongrass Cafe: presents a Celebration of "Project Runway" finalist Andy South - Enjoy Wine Tasting, Pupus, & Unique Gifts with reasonably priced drinks, free appetizers, and silent auction for an original fashion piece from Andy South! (Calendar)

  • Chinatown Boardroom Featuring “Chemical Imbalance”: Chinatown Boardroom is pleased to present Chemical Imbalance, a solo exhibition featuring alternative processed surf photography by Elizabeth Pepin Silva (Calendar)

  • ThirtyNineHotel Art: Featuring “Tiger Daughter Returns” by Kris Chau - Kris Chau presents Tiger Daughter Returns, a site-specific mural installation exploring her memories growing up on Oahu. Chau usually works in a faux innocent drawing style that appropriates the visual language of illustration to explore her own perceptions and desires (Calendar)

  • Louis Pohl Gallery Featuring Hamilton Kobayashi Seascape and Other Artists (Calendar)

  • "The Artists of Hawaii 2011" Exhibit at the Honolulu Academy of Arts will be up thru Sept 26, 2011. - Charlene Hughes will be happy to docent groups through this exhibit if you will get the group together and decide on a date & time. (News)

  • Shop Bop & Grind! - Come & enjoy Music that'll make you bop while you shop, take in delicious grinds and try out our great local goods. It's a snugly fit block party in Chaplain Lane. Presented by the808wonderland and Jet Boy/Jet Girl teaming up with Mercury Bar and Hole In The Wall. (Calendar)

  • Association Of Hawaii Artists. - Call To Artists - Contemporary Show 2011. The Association of Hawaii Artists (AHA) announces its 42nd Annual Contemporary Exhibit, September 17 - October 14, 2011 at Pauahi Tower, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • (News)

  • Monthly Downtown/Chinatown Events – Bar35, Brasserie Du Vin, BambuTwo, The Venue and more have their monthly events posted...See some of the hot events for August. (News)

  • Exclusive Coupons and Discounts - Due to popularity of special offers from sponsors on FirstFridayHawaii.com, we created a new page to feature them. Our Featured Sponsors page has many aspects of your shopping needs covered. Get these great coupons and discounts from our Featured Sponsors. View their profile and fill out the form to receive the offer! Call ernest at 739-9797 to get featured on this page. (VISIT PAGE)



PROFILES OF THE MONTH
(back to the top)

SOHO Mixed Media Bar
One of the largest bars in town, and hosting some of the biggest parties. SoHo Mixed Media Bar blends the different elements of the arts with the perfect fusion of Gallery and Nightclub. From cutting edge fashion shows to interactive art events, from world class deejays to live local music, SoHo represents the miraculous and multi-faceted renaissance happening in downtown Honolulu right now!
Pacific Gateway Center 8088517010
The purpose of the Pacific Gateway Center is to help immigrants, refugees and low-income residents of Hawaii gain access to opportunities and services through the building of skills that lead to self-sufficiency while respecting the integrity of diverse cultural heritages. Featuring Andy South, "Project Runway" this First Friday 8/5/2011.
Hawaii Theatre Center (808) 791-1306
Preserving Yesterday, Performing Today, Preparing for Tomorrow.
Nilma Hunter Creations 808 780 6595
Handcrafted Earth Friendly Jewelry. Featured 8/5/2011 at Chinatown Courtyard.

FIRST FRIDAY HAWAII ART WALK CALENDAR/EVENTS
(back to the top)

FEATURED EVENTS
August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Exhibit / Entertainment - Hawaii State Art Museum - Live from the Lawn - Aerial Romance - 6 - 9pm
Featuring the acrobatic artistry of Samadhi Hawaii. Suspended from the monkeypod trees on the front lawn, Samadhi’s aerial dancers will perform high-flying choreography inspired by the stories of the Hawaiian islands.

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - 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.

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Pacific Gateway Center Lemongrass Cafe - Celebration for Andy South, "Project Runway" - 5 P.M. - 11 P.M.
Wine Tasting, Pupus, & Unique Gifts. Celebration for Andy South, "Project Runway" finalist - Reasonably priced drinks, free appetizers, and silent auction for an original fashion piece from Andy South

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - SOHO Mixed Media Bar Featuring Shannon O'Connel and Arie - Ryan McVay Swimwear - 5pm - 9pm
Tiki and Surf Art, Live bikini fashion show

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - One Night Stand in The Chinatown Courtyard - 5:30pm - 9:30pm
The Mendonca Building's Courtyard will be open in August with the usual music and art and will also introduce a new tenant in Loft 215 upstairs.

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - 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!

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Exhibit - Chinatown Boardroom Featuring Chemical Imbalance - 5pm - 9pm
Chinatown Boardroom is pleased to present Chemical Imbalance, a solo exhibition featuring alternative processed surf photography by Elizabeth Pepin Silva.

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - First Friday @ Ong King - TOURIST TRAP - 5pm-2AM
Showcase of new Innovative Artists

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - 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.

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Social/Art - bambuTwo - 5pm - 2am
Happy hour 4-8 pm - 8-close 5.00 sex on the beach 5.00 beer bottles

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Entertainment - Dragon Upstairs - Hot Kool Latin Jazz! - 10 - 2am
Great jazz entertainment featuring Rolando Sanchez & The LatinJazz Combo

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Special Event - Hawaiian Cheesecakes at Island Keepsakes - 5:00 pm - 10pm
Please come in and have a free taste testing on the Lilikoi Cheesecake and Kona Coffee Cheesecake. It's outta this world!

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - After 9pm Dancing/Social - Soho Mixed Media Bar - Party Zone - Music/Dance - 9pm - 2am
Come out to SOHO after hours (9-2AM) for one of the biggest parties of the night

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Exhibit - Louis Pohl Gallery Featuring - Featuring Hamilton Kobayashi Seascape and Other Artists - 5pm - 9pm
The collection of works displayed at the Louis Pohl Gallery is as diverse as it is dynamic due to the spectrum of art venues featured in the gallery due to a unique collaboration of its Artists

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - 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!

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - 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!

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - HASR Wine Co. Wine Tasting - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
We will have Kendall Jackson and JMD Beverages pouring wine from their portfolio this First Friday. 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.

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - 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.

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - 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.

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Hanks Cafe Honolulu Featured - 5pm - 2am
Original paintings and prints by owner Hank Taufaasau

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Indigo - Martini Madness - 4pm-6pm & First Friday Party - 4-6pm
Home Of The Original Downtown Chinatown $4 Martini's

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - 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.

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Art Exhibition - ThirtyNineHotel Art Featuring Tiger Daughter Returns by Kris Chau - 5-9pm
Kris Chau presents Tiger Daughter Returns, a site-specific mural installation exploring her memories growing up on Oahu. Chau usually works in a faux innocent drawing style that appropriates the visual language of illustration to explore her own perceptions and desires.

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Social - Indigo Lounge - 9pm - 2am
Chinatown's Late Night Hot Spot

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - After 9pm Dancing/Social - Next Door - 9pm-2am
NEXTDOOR is a nightclub and art venue in Honolulu, Hawaii’s Chinatown.

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - 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

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - Aloha Tower Marketplace First Friday - 5pm-2am
Free Shuttle Pass, 20% off coupon, art, entertainment, shops, restaurants, clothing, jewelry and more.

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - Island Oasis Bellydance Boutique and Studio @ Aloha Tower Marketplace - 7:30-9pm
Featuring...Female Acoustic Artiststs, lovers undercover and more...

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Special Event - Downbeat Diner and Lounge - FIRST FRIDAY - 5-2am
American diner food favorites with vegetarian options on everything.

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Laughtrack Theater Company - Friday Frenzy - See Notes
First Friday Frenzy at Laughtrack Theater Co. is a great way for first-timers to check out some great entertainment.

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - 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.

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Boutique - Roberta Oaks - SUMMER 2011 COLLECTION - 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.

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Special Event - Super Citizen - 5pm-9pm
A Sustainable Lifestyle store offering alternative choices to your everyday purchases.

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Manifest First Friday - 5pm -9pm
Kimie Kauikeolani Miner is native born to the islands, representing Hawaii, Kimie grew up with Hawaiian, reggae, and soul influences.

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - First Friday @ The Loft - 5pm-2AM
art.fashion.music

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - The Art Board and 1170 Nuuanu Avenue - First Friday On The Court - 5:30pm - 9pm
Live music and unique one of a kind handmade items here!!

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Ramsay Museum Featuring Dietrich Varez - 5pm -9pm
Dietrich Varez is an artist with innate talent, displaying the qualities of imagination, intellect and industry in his work

August - Friday, 8/5/2011 - Event - Deuces Hawaii - 5pm - 9pm
Featuring great resident artists.We embrace all sorts of creative fashion importing tasteful shoes to spice up that outfit you thought was dull.


FIRST FRIDAY HAWAII NEWS
(back to the top)

FEATURED NEWS

Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts AUGUST 2011 Newsletter

There are features on new HSFCA chair Barbara Saromines-Ganne, the "Live from the Lawn" event entitled "Aerial Romance" on First Friday, August 5th; the "Second Saturday" event entitled "Clay Play" with the Hawaii Potters’ Guild on Saturday, August 13th; and the "Art Lunch" lecture presented by Donald Kauli'a on Tuesday, August 30th.

First Thursdays Poetry Slam at Fresh Cafe August 4th, 2011

First Thursdays: $100 Nationally Certified Slam Poetry Competition and Open Mic... An evening of performance poetry, music, and live art hosted by Kealoha. Featuring Marc Marcel (International Touring Poet) and the メNo Rulesモ summer.

Special Event - 8/19/2011 - Downtown Fashion Wine Walk Spotlights Local Designers - A Benefit For Goodwill Industries Hawaii

Andy South, Honolulu's Own Project Runway Finalist, Makes A Special Guest Appearance

Brasserie Du Vin August 2011 Events

The month is filled with specials, music, and and more.

Mid-Summer Menagerie - Original Paintings - Pauahi Tower - July 23 through August 19, 2011

A unique summer art show featuring paintings by a group of Oahu contemporary fine artists will be held on July 23 through August 19, 2011.

University Of Hawai'i - UHM ART History Dept. Visiting Artist: Emre Huner

Emre Huner was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1977. He is known for his drawing and animation installations of futuristic, fantastical, layered worlds.

Emerald's Art Designs is the Featured Cover Artist for the Hawaii Wellness Magazine Summer/Fall 2011

Murals, Themed Rooms, Portraits, Art and Airbrush Lessons,Residential and Business, 3D Art. He created all the murals for The Le Crepe Cafe Downtown Honolulu,and his portrait work is on display at Bambu Two until June 15th. 2011.

Association Of Hawaii Artists - Call To Artists - Contemporary Show 2011

The Association of Hawaii Artists (AHA) announces its 42nd Annual Contemporary Exhibit, September 17 - October 14, 2011 at Pauahi Tower, Honolulu, Hawaii.

NEW Movie Night @ onG kinG arTS:

Every 2nd & 3rd Wednesday

Noir - A New Late Night Lounge at Du Vin

Relax,ハchill and unwind at Du Vin's new late night Saturdayハultra lounge - Noir. Saturdays, 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Live Music Every Thursday at bambuTwo

Pau hana in Downtown is about to get a little more interesting.

Bar 35 August 2011 Events

A full month of fun at Bar 35 -- a mainstay in the trendy Downtown-Chinatown club scene!

"Artists Of Hawai‘I 2011" Exhibit At The Honolulu Academy Of Arts Will Be Up Thru September 26, 2011.

Charlene Hughes will be happy to docent groups through this exhibit if you will get the group together and decide on a date & time.

HPU Theatre Announces Its 2011-2012 Season

Great entertainment

August Wine Tasting at Du Vin Features Mi Sueno Winery (Napa, California)

Relax,ハchill and unwind at Du Vin's new late night Saturdayハultra lounge - Noir. Saturdays, 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

University Of Hawaii Art Gallery Fall 2011 Exhibition Schedule

The University of Hawaii Art Gallery is pleased to announce its exhibition schedule for fall 2011

University Of Hawaii Art Gallery - East-West Ceramics Collaboration V

Fourteen visiting artists from Pacific Rim countries have just arrived for the East-West Ceramics Collaboration V workshop at the Department of Art and Art History, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

FIRST FRIDAY MAPS
(back to the top)

Map of First Friday Art Walk Event Calendar
Interactive map of event calendar.
Art Galleries and Art Venue Map
Interactive map of art galleries and art venues.
Parking Map
Interactive map of popular parking locations.
Boutiques
Interactive map of boutiques in the downtown area.
Restaurant Map
Interactive map of popular restaurants locations.

HELP THE FIRST FRIDAY HAWAII COMMUNITY
(back to the top)

Support FirstFridayHawaii.com – Our website has been free for the community for over 5 Years and is a great resource! Help support our good cause

Make a Donation to FirstFridayHawaii.com

Help MBC/Ernest Abrams Support the First Friday Community
Please join with your friends and neighbors in helping MBC/Ernest Abrams support the First Friday community. Contribution can be as small as $10 using safe and secure PayPal or mailed in. Click here to make a donation.

Donating Off-line: If you would prefer to contribute by mail, send a check to: MacBusiness Consulting/Ernest Abrams, 1750 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 103 #3234, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Help the First Friday Community!

HELP THE First Friday COMMUNITY!
Refer someone who purchases the MBC Web site solution and we will donate $250 per referral on your behalf to a FirstFridayHawaii.com charity, nonprofit or association of your choice (click on link for approved recipient list, testimonial and more info). Yes, you can refer yourself. Help the community and see how good deeds just seem to take care of themselves.

NEWSLETTER SPONSORS
(back to the top)


Midas Oil Change Plus, Tire Rotation, Safety Check Combo Certificate $46.00!

Save $$$ - Buy Online - Includes up to 5 quarts of 5W30 Oil and a new Oil Filter, a free tire rotation, visual brake inspection and a Hawaii state safety check inspection good for up to 1 year. $57.99! (normally $89.69). Includes shop fees. More...

40% Off Waikiki Gateway Hotel Discounts Coupons

Get the best hotel prices in Waikiki. Premium Standard Room, parking and internet access for as low as $60.00/night! Know someone coming to Hawaii? Get them a great deal on a Waikiki hotel. More...

Al Hogue Limited Edition Prints (Low Inventory)

Purchase First Generation of Al Hogue Limited Editions (Since 1993) directly from Al Hogue!

Low inventory = higher value. LIMITED TIME SPECIAL: Each purchase come with a FREE Lithograph ($275 Value). More...

E.A. Buck Company Free Tax Planning Seminar and Tax Strategies Guide

Learn tax reduction strategies!. Will the new tax laws help or hurt you? Learn how you are affected... Hawaii tax planner since 1980 More...

Want to become a FirstFridayHawaii.com sponsor and reach thousands? Call Ernest at 808-739-9797. Click here for more statistics and details.

Headline Artwork Credit: Patrick Ching
http://www.patrickchingart.com


ref no:9959

Like Our Facebook


VISIT HOME PAGE


NEWSLETTER
SECTIONS

  • PROFILES - 4 great profiles of the Month. Learn all that First Friday and the Art community has to offer.
  • CALENDAR - We have over 38 events posted for the month. View some of our top picks.
  • NEWS - We have posted over 17 new news postings since the last newsletter. View some of our top picks.
  • MAPS – We have some interactive maps that might help you get the most out of First Friday
  • SPONSORS - Great offers from sponsors who support our community.
  • HELP FIRST FRIDAYHAWAII.COM - Learn how to help us help the community

  • RELATED LINKS

Please send questions about this website to
Copyright© 2006-2016 FirstFridayHawaii.com. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use / Legal Disclaimer / Privacy Statement
Site Designed and Managed by
MacBusiness Consulting