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The First First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk is tomorrow - August 7th, 2015 (lots of details below). Come on down to 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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Profiles Of The Month - AUGUST 2015
View profiles of the month and previous profiles of the month on FirstFridayHawaii.Com.
- The Manifest
- Hound and Quail
- Gotti's Lounge
- Kahi Ching Art Studio
- Red Door Artz Studios and Gallery
- Charlene Hughes - Quilting & Fiber Arts
| FEATURED EVENTS AND HIGHLIGHTS|
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| Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday: Jazz And Contemporary Music (8/7/2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm)|
Please join us on August 7th for the Fourth Annual Evening of Jazz and Contemporary music. The star-studded line up this year includes Al Harrington, Starr Kalahiki, Sherry Graham, Ginai, Shari Lynn, Little Albert and the Chuck James Trio with special guest Wally Amos. The annual showcase is always an audience favorite here at HiSAM so come early to get a good seat! More...
| Bayly Buck Studios / Photography - Special Event Chris Danley Memorial Gallery Show! 8/7/2015 (8/7/2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm)|
Studio gallery located in Chinatown! Bayly Buck Studios is a multi use space that offers not only photography but also a studio to rent for your own photography or to have as a gallery rental. This 1200 sqft space has a lot of potential and not to mention a great location. More...
| Downbeat Diner and Lounge - First Friday - Romantic Rock Bikinis (8/7/2015 - 5-2am)|
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. Downbeat Diner and Lounge proudly presents Club Underground with DJ Ross Jackson, Davey Shindig, and Gnaraly spinning on the decks. More...
| Hawaii Artist Mark N. Brown Community Artwork Donation - Hawaii Theatre|
Hawaii's premiere plein air artist is proud to support the Hawaii Theatre with an artwork donation. More...
| Hound and Quail - OUTPOST - Featuring Hunter Trevelyan Wyndham (8/7/2015 - 5pm - 9pm)|
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. More...
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| Ohana Arts Peace On Your Wings Musical (8/7/2015 - see notes for times)|
AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL INSPIRED BY THE LIFE OF SADAKO SASAKI. Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki More...
| Bar 35 - First Friday! (8/7/2015 - 9-2PM)|
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. More...
| First Friday At Madre Chocolate - First Friday Folk Fest - A Celebration (8/7/2015 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm)|
This month at Madre we will be celebrating down home folk and Funk to go with our homemade chocolates, as well as new flavors brought in from the expert's recent journey to Vanuatu. And as always we will have plentiful hot chocolate and adult beverages to make things even smoother. More...
| NEW - Mayor's Office Of Culture & The Arts Honolulu (MOCA) Newsletters AUGUST 2015|
The mission of MOCA is to promote the value of arts and culture throughout communities in the City and County of Honolulu. MOCA's objectives are to attain per-eminence in culture and the arts; to perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritages of its entire people; to promote a community environment, which provides equal and abundant opportunity for exposure to culture and the arts in all its forms; and to encourage and provide equal opportunity for the development of culture and the artistic talents of the people of Honolulu. Learn more
| Hawaii State Art Museum Current Exhibitions and Collections|
Current listing of exhibitions and collections at HSAM. The Hawai'i State Art Museum is dedicated to presenting the largest and finest collection of works by Hawai'i artists that celebrate the diverse artistic and cultural legacy of Hawai'i. More...
| Restaurant Epic (8/7/2015)|
Hot restaurant downtown. Where art, culture and cuisine meet in perfect harmony. More...
| First Friday @ Ong King - ART IN THE PARTY (8/7/2015 - 5pm-2AM)|
Ong King is a safe space to open up and create featuring artwork, classes, workshops,entertainment and more. More...
| Next Door First Friday ART PARTY (8/7/2015 - 6pm-2am)|
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! More...
| Chinatown Improvement District - Sustaining Chinatown Summer Series|
Please join us for our three part lunch-break preservation series over the months of June, July and August. The Chinatown Improvement District, a 501(c3) non-profit, is set to launch a photo contest which will coincide with the annual Chinese Lunar New Years celebrations. Chinatown is a National and State Historic Commercial District steeped in history and culture. More...
| HASR Bistro First Friday Feature EMKE (8/7/2015 - 4:00 pm - 11:30pm)|
Happy hour entertainment and special dinner menu... reservations recommended. As always, you can purchase a HASR Logo glass for $5. See you there! More...
| Florencia Arias - First Friday (8/7/2015 - 5pm-9:30pm)|
Complimentary drinks for customers. Open until 9:30pm. More...
| Map of First Friday Art Walk Event Calendar - August 7th, 2015|
(last update: 8/5/2015 Interactive map of event calendar. More...
| Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts AUGUST 2015 Newsletter|
There are articles on the the history of the SFCA; features on the "First Friday" event "Fourth Annual Evening of Jazz and Contemporary Music" on Friday, August 7th; the "Second Saturday" event "50th Anniversary Celebration" on Saturday, August 8th; and the "Art Lunch" lecture "The Kikunobu Dance Co. Inc. ~ The Summer Fan (Uchiwa)" with Gertrude Tsutsumi and Howard Asao of the Kikunobu Dance Company on Tuesday, August 25th. More...
| Downbeat Diner and Lounge Present... COMING AUGUST 2015 EVENTS & PROMO FLYERS|
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| Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce Sponsors 37th Annual "Commitment to Excellence" Art Exhibition|
We welcome all interested local artists to submit entries to this art exhibit. As a Hawaii artist, this is your opportunity to showcase your creativity and talent. More...
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| PROFILES OF THE MONTH|
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| The Manifest (808) 523-7575|
Cafe/bar Downtown! the Manifest reflects the exciting and progressive things of Honolulu and to the rest of Hawaii.
| Hound and Quail 808-779-8436|
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.
| Gotti's Lounge (808) 537-2222|
The Corner Cafe and Bar 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.
| Kahi Ching Art Studio 808-561-1032|
Painting, woodwork and bonsai fine art from Hawaiian artist Kahi Ching. With an entrepreneurial attitude and over 30 years as an artist, he created Kahi Gallery (2006), an extension of his own artistic and technical vision, a place where he can be an artist full time.
| Red Door Artz Studios and Gallery 808 218-1981|
4 artists, 4 studios, 1 gallery. Shyrl Matias, Carol Moore, Stacy Cheng-Suzuki, and Patty Lentz.
| Charlene Hughes - Quilting & Fiber Arts |
Charlene Hughes began quilting in the 1970's, when only one person on the entire island Maui taught the subject. A master quilter.
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| Full List Current Events and Exhibits Calendar|
Check out our full list of upcoming exhibits, shows and events for the next First Friday. More...
| FIRST FRIDAY NEWS|
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Even Minions Love Tea at 1024
Find out what is going on at Tea at 1024.
FUNK NIGHT at Nextdoor - 8/20/2015
Chinatown Improvement District - Sustaining Chinatown Summer Series
Please join us for our three part lunch-break preservation series over the months of June, July and August. The Chinatown Improvement District, a 501(c3) non-profit, is set to launch a photo contest which will coincide with the annual Chinese Lunar New Years celebrations. Chinatown is a National and State Historic Commercial District steeped in history and culture.
Hawaii Forgiveness Project - From Suffering to Sacred Spaces - 70 Years After Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Join the speakers in today's program in their respective Peace Pilgrimages to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Good Foot returns to the Dragon Upstairs Fri Aug 14th 7pm-10pm
Your favorite 8 piece afrosoulbeat ensemble is returning to the intimate confines of the Dragon Upstairs next Friday 7-10pm. Yes, it's true ... another EARLY show for all you folks who want to get your dancing in before you turn into a pumpkin!
Downbeat Diner and Lounge Present... COMING AUGUST 2015 EVENTS & PROMO FLYERS
View flyers of coming events at Downbeat Diner and Lounge
MacBusiness Consulting (MBC) Launches Website Solution 2.0
"A Web site is what the people ask for... and a solution is what they actually need." Only pay for website services when it generates "direct/trackable" revenue for you!
|Hawaii State Art Museum Current Exhibitions and Collections |
Current listing of exhibitions and collections at HSAM. The Hawai'i State Art Museum is dedicated to presenting the largest and finest collection of works by Hawai'i artists that celebrate the diverse artistic and cultural legacy of Hawai'i.
Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce Sponsors 37th Annual "Commitment to Excellence" Art Exhibition
We welcome all interested local artists to submit entries to this art exhibit. As a Hawaii artist, this is your opportunity to showcase your creativity and talent.
Oil Change Hawaii - BEAT THE MIDAS HAWAII OIL CHANGE PRICE INCREASE - Online Discount Coupons Specials
For a limited time, you can beat our price increase by purchasing the Midas Hawaii Oil Change Service online for as low as $38.99! PLUS online purchases already include shop/disposal fees which will save you even more!
152 Downtown - Chinatown Condos for Sale Map and Listings - 96813 Zip code - Honolulu Real Estate - Updated 8/1/2015
Downtown / Chinatown condos for sale. View interactive geographical map of condos for sale in Downtown / Chinatown - Honolulu, Hawaii. Photos, description, and much more.
Hawaii Artist Mark N. Brown Community Artwork Donation - Friends of Kewalos - Beach Cleanup
Mark Brown is proud to be a supporter of Friends of Kewalos 2015 beach cleanup. Friends of Kewalos is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization comprised of recreational users of the Kewalo Basin Park area in Kakaako - Honolulu, Hawaii.
16 New Hawaii Art Original Images for Sale by Mark N. Brown
16 beautiful new Hawaii art originals for sale by renown Hawaii artist Mark N. Brown. Available at Hale'iwa Arts Festival July 18, 2015 & July 19, 2015 - BOOTH #60
Hawaii Artist Mark N. Brown Community - MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) Summer Camp Painting Session Photos
Mark shares his talent, time and passion!
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