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Aloha ,

First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk is tomorrow, July 1st, 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.

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FEATURES/HIGHLIGHTS
  • I Love Chinatown Block Party - FIRST FRIDAY BLOCK PARTY! - Join us this Friday July 1st, 2011 for a special First Friday Block party in front of INDIGO. We will be closing Nuuanu Avenue between Pauahi and Hotel Street as we extend our world famous First Friday Promotions into the streets with music, bars, food trucks, and beautiful people. (Calendar)

  • PROFILES - 8 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.

  • Super Offer from Midas Auto Repair and Service! - Get their Oil Change, Tire Rotation and Safety Check Combo all for $46! (normally $72). 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)

  • View Photos of Last Month's First Friday After 9pm! - Check out the party highlights of last month's First Friday activities after 9pm on our Photo Gallery. (Click here to view)

  • Hawaii State Art Museum - Live from the Lawn: Summer Dance - As June‚s event was postponed due to stormy weather, join us on July 1 as the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Friends of the Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM) present Summer Dance, a celebration of our island‚s diversity of dance talent. (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? 30% off Get them a great deal on a Waikiki hotel. (Sponsors)

  • Soho Mixed Media Bar Featuring Johnny Stone Art - Come out to SOHO July's 1st, 2011 and check out the artwork of Johnny Stone and support a great cause for Japan. (Calendar)

  • First Friday @ Ong King - "DARK & DISTURBED" - Featuring music from OneiroMonster, Spanna Mo, Taimane Garner, Hauna Ahi, DJ Forest. Spoken Word from Tui-Z Movement: Lisa Nelson & Madame X of Cherry Blossom Cabaret, Pamela Poles, Giinko Marischino, Shakti Dance. Movement from Hawaii Fire Artists Artists: Amber Crago Katlyn Everitt Tim Fisher (Calendar)

  • Free Cheesecake Tasting at Island Keepsakes - Come and have a free taste testing on the Lilikoi Cheesecake and Kona Coffee Cheesecake. It's outta this world! (Calendar)

  • Hawaii State Art Museum – JULY Newsletter – Some articles include Ledward Kaapana receiving the prestigious National Heritage Fellowship, the "Art Lunch" lecture to be presented by Kay Mura on Tuesday, July 26th; and information on the NEA Grants Workshop with Robert Frankel on Tuesday, July 26th. (News)

  • Pacific Gateway Center Lemongrass Cafe: has Wine Tasting, Pupus, & Unique Gifts - Enjoy free mixed drinks and pupus (while supplies last), karaoke, and popular crafts and products from local vendors. (while supplies last!) (Calendar)

  • Artist Michele Cartier Rosenblum will be Featured at the Hawaii Craftsmen Window of Arts At Marks Garage - Catch her this whole month of July. Drop by to view her work on Glass, fine silver, poured panels and metalsmithing. (News)

  • Louis Pohl Gallery Featuring Daven Hee's spotted pots and footed bowls. July 1 through August 20 at the louis pohl gallery (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)

  • Otto Cake Celebrates its 21st Birthday - $3 SLICES! to celebrate our 21st Birthday on July First Friday 7/1/2011. # Also, featuring "Hawaii Family Portraits" by Mike Ang. (Calendar)

  • 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)

  • Aloha Tower Marketplace First Friday - Check out First Friday at the Aloha Tower Marketplace! 20% off coupon, art, entertainment, shops, restaurants, clothing, jewelry and more. (Calendar)

  • 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 July. (News)

  • ZIPPY’S RESTAURANT DISCOUNT & COUPONS - Do you like Zippy’s Restaurant? Zippy’s Restaurant has multiple great discounts and coupons for the FirstFirdayHawaii.com community. Your friends will love you for letting them know via Facebook and Twitter...Lets get Viral! . (Sponsors)

  • 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
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OTTO CAKE 808-834-6886
$3 SLICES! to celebrate our 21st Birthday on July First Friday 7/1/2011. A small price to pay for heaven... serving up its freshly baked specialty cheesecakes and coffee.
Michele Rosenblum 808-348-6762
Michele Cartier Designs. Glass, fine silver, poured panels, metalsmithing. Featured at Hawaii Craftsmen window at Arts at Marks Garage for the month and July 2011
Owens & Co. 808-531-4300
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. Has coupon!!
Hawaiian Cheesecakes 808-282-3442
A visual and culinary experience of Aloha! Free samples available at Island Keepsakes this First Friday 7/1/2011. Has coupon!!
Patrick Ching - Naturally Hawaiian Gallery 808-259-5354
Welcome to our little corner of paradise. Leave your slippas at the door, come in and visit for a while. Art instruction Video / DVD Pre-Release Sale - 50% Off •• Viw latest image release " Red Tails Over Red Tails Over Moku’ae’ae" Has coupon!!
Hukilau Honolulu 808-523-3460
Aloha Served Here! Kurt (Kapa'a, Kauai), Al (Ewa Beach, Oahu) and Eric (Hilo, Hawai'i) created the Hukilau and infused it with a taste of each of the three islands and the spirit of Aloha.
The Manifest (808) 523-7575
New Cafe/bar Downtown! the Manifest is the sign of exciting and progressive things to come to Honolulu and to the rest of Hawaii.

FIRST FRIDAY HAWAII ART WALK CALENDAR/EVENTS
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FEATURED EVENTS
July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - I Love Chinatown Block Party - FIRST FRIDAY BLOCK PARTY! - 4pm - 2am
I Love Chinatown Block Party hits Downtown Chinatown Honolulu once again for a 4th of July weekend FIRST FRIDAY BLOCK PARTY!

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - Exhibit / Entertainment - Hawaii State Art Museum - Live from the Lawn - Summer Dance - 6 - 9pm
Join us on First Friday as the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Friends of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM) present Summer Dance, a celebration of our island's diversity of dance talent.

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - 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.

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - 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!

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - First Friday @ Ong King - DARK & DISTURBED - 5pm-2AM
Music: OneiroMonster Spanna Mo Taimane Garner Hauna Ahi DJ Forest Spoken Word: Tui-Z Movement: Lisa Nelson & Madame Xof Cherry Blossom Cabaret Pamela Poles Giinko Marischino Shakti Dance Movement Hawaii Fire Artists Artists: Amber Crago Katlyn Everitt Tim Fisher

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - Pacific Gateway Center Lemongrass Cafe - Wine Tasting, Pupus, & Unique Gifts - 5 P.M. - 10 P.M.
Enjoy free mixed drinks and pupus (while supplies last), karaoke, and popular crafts and products from local vendors.

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - Soho Mixed Media Bar - Featuring Johnny Stone Art - 5pm - 9pm
Come out to SOHO July's 1st, 2011 and check out the artwork of Johnny Stone andd suppor t a great cause for Japan.

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - 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!

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - Exhibit - Chinatown Boardroom Featurintg Koji Toyoda's Solo show - Hello Chinatown - 5pm - 9pm
The show runs for the month of July. Hello Chinatown will feature new works by Toyoda including surfboards. This collection of “happy” surf art will make you feel good and bring a smile to your face.

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - OTTO CAKE at Chinatown's First Friday - 21st Anniversary - $3 SLICES! - 5-9pm
OTTO CAKE will be serving up its fresh-baked specialty cheesecakes and coffees. COME CELEBRATE OUR 21ST ANNIVERSARY! Also, featuring "hawaii family portraits" by mike ang.

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - Social/Art - bambuTwo - 5pm - 2am
Happy hour 4-8 pm - 8-close 5.00 sex on the beach 5.00 beer bottles

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - Entertainment - Dragon Upstairs - HOT KOOL LATIN JAZZ! - 10 - 2am
Great jazz entertainment featuring Rolando Sanchez & The LatinJazz Combo

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - SOHO Mixed Media Bar - Raynes Atomic Infamy CD Release Party - 5pm - 9pm
This is going to be a First Friday hot spot!

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - Exhibit - Louis Pohl Gallery Featuring - Daven Hee - 5pm - 9pm
Daven Hee's spotted pots and footed bowls. July 1 through August 20 at the louis pohl gallery

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - Daniel Morris Gallery - Grand Repoening - 6:00 PM
Daniel Morris was born in 1979 in Pittsburgh, PA and started drawing shortly thereafter. He attended Rogers Middle School for the Creative and Performing arts, The Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA), and then in Columbus Ohio he attended The Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) where he majored in Media Studies.

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - 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!

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - 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!

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - 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.

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - 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.

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - 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.

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - Hanks Cafe Honolulu Featured - 5pm - 2am
Original paintings and prints by owner Hank Taufaasau

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - Indigo - Martini Madness - 4pm-6pm & First Friday Party - 4-6pm
Home Of The Original Downtown Chinatown $4 Martini's

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - 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.

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - Social - Indigo Ultra Lounge - 9pm - 2am
I Love Chinatown Block Party hits Downtown Chinatown Honolulu once again for a 4th of July weekend FIRST FRIDAY BLOCK PARTY!

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - After 9pm Dancing/Social - Next Door - 9pm-2am
NEXTDOOR is a nightclub and art venue in Honolulu, Hawaii’s Chinatown.

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - 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

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - Aloha Tower Marketplace First Friday - 5pm-2am
Free Shuttle Pass, 20% off coupon, art, entertainment, shops, restaurants, clothing, jewelry and more.

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - Island Oasis Bellydance Boutique and Studio @ Aloha Tower Marketplace - 7:30-9pm
Featuring...Female Acoustic Artiststs, lovers undercover and more...

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - Special Event - Downbeat Diner and Lounge - FIRST FRIDAY - 5-2am
American diner food favorites with vegetarian options on everything.

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - 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.

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - 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.

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - 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.

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - Special Event - Super Citizen - 5pm-9pm
A Sustainable Lifestyle store offering alternative choices to your everyday purchases.

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - 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.

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - First Friday @ The Loft - 5pm-2AM
art.fashion.music

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - 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!!

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - 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

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - One Night Stand in The Chinatown Courtyard **DARK ** - 5:30pm - 9:30pm
It will be back on schedule August 2011.

July - Friday, 7/1/2011 - 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
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FEATURED NEWS

Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts JULY 2011 Newsletter

There are features on Ledward Kaapana receiving the prestigious National Heritage Fellowship, the "Live from the Lawn" event entitled "Summer Dance" on First Friday, July 1st; the "Second Saturday" event featuring Charlene Hughes with the Hawaiヤi Quilt Guild on Saturday, July 9th; the "Art Lunch" lecture presented by Kay Mura on Tuesday, July 26th; and information on the NEA Grants Workshop with Robert Frankel on Tuesday, July 26th.

Bar 35 July 2011 Events

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

Brasserie Du Vin July 2011 Events

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

bambuTwo & The Venue- July 2011 Events

Great events and entertainment here!

First Thursdays Poetry Slam at Fresh Cafe July 7th, 2011

An evening of performance poetry, music, and live art hosted by Kealoha. Featuring Carlos Robson (National Slam Champion) and the メNo Rulesモ summer. Team pieces, musical accompaniment, cover poems, props, etc are ALLOWED.

The Lauren / Warren Show - July 2nd-31st, 2011

Contemporary painters Lauren Okano and Warren Stenberg first met as art students in master artist Harry Tsuchidana’s abstract art class at the Linekona Art Center in 1996.

Artist Michele Cartier Rosenblum To Be Featured At Hawaii Craftsmen Window At Arts At Marks Garage For The Month And July 2011

Glass, fine silver, poured panels, metalsmithing.

"The Artists of Hawaii 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.

Windward Artists Guild's First Annual Windward Art Festival - July 4th, from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm

We have 30 artists and live entertainment from noon to 4pm

Chinatown Boardroom - 4th Annual Surf Film Festival is here!

We know you have all been waiting patiently. We are stoked again to be a part of the film fest this year and there is a great line up. View some of out top picks.

Patrick Ching - June 2011 Newsletter

New instructional painting DVD, new art tip/video, new release, art classes, photos and more.

FIRST FRIDAY MAPS
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Map of First Friday Art Walk Event Calendar
Interactive map of event calendar.
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Parking Map
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