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Aloha ,

First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk is tomorrow, June 3rd, 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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In this Issue


FEATURES/HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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)

  • Hawaii State Art Museum - Live from the Lawn: Summer Dance - A celebration of our island's diversity of dance talent. From classical to contemporary/modern ensembles, performances include Iona Dance Theatre, Convergence Dance Theatre, Halla Huhm Korean Dance Studio, Bellydancers in Paradise, bharata natyam from Sonja Sironen, butoh collective Giinko Marischino and excerpts from PUJA: Fantastic Voyage. (Calendar)

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  • First Friday @ Ong King - HAVE PRIDE. BE DIFFERENT! - Featuring music from Peace of Mind, The Art of Whimsy, Thanks John, Onward etc., Elena Garner. Spoken Word from Liam Skilling, Serena Simmons, Samson Tafolo. Movement from Pamela Poles, Waikiki Acrobatics, Moments Unforgettable. Artists from Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, Erin McCullough (Calendar)

  • Free 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)

  • 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)

  • Hawaii State Art Museum – JUNE Newsletter – Get the latest art news. (News)

  • Louis Pohl Gallery Featuring exhibit from Terry Nokell: THE LOGGER'S DAUGHTER - For the past 20 years Terry Nokell has designed and created one-of-a-kind garments, fired the earthenware for those garments and crafted hammered silver and bead jewelry to accompany her custom designed fashions. (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)

  • New Exhibit at The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center: Featuring Recent Photographs by Andrew Binkley and Inka Resch; Suzanne Wolfe: Cuptopia - This exhibition presents recent works from two photographers capturing the daily lives of people in China and Dubai. 2-3pm presentation on First Friday (News)

  • Hukilau Launches New Breakfast Menu, Get 15% Off! - Hukilau was founded by three guys from Hawaii who were homesick for the local-style food they grew up on and the relaxed and festive island feel of places back in Hawai'i. Print out the flyer on our webpage.. (News)

  • Louis Pohl Gallery - Presenting their Grand Opening Exhibition through May 15, 2011! featuring the work of their great resident artists. (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? Get them a great deal on a Waikiki hotel. (Sponsors)

  • New Indigo Ultra Lounge Event –REWIND AND SOUL. Dancehall Bashment a& Reggae Supreme - 2nd Fridays. (News)

  • Double-O-Spot Announces Kailua Get Down (21+) - The creators of CHINATOWN GET DOWN brings the party to the EASTSIDE! This first event is going down on Saturday, June 4th @ Boardrider's Bar & Grill, Pali Lanes Bowling Alley and at the Pali Lounge. 1 cover charge and you get in to multiple clubs! Go Club & Bar Hopping like a VIP for the price of only ONE Cover!

  • 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)

  • First Friday Street Roda by Capoeira Cordão de Ouro - This is a monthly street roda hosted by Capoeira Cordão de Ouro Hawaii held at the heart of Honolulu Chinatown. Come to the small park next to Hawaii Theatre on Hotel St. between 8pm - 10pm. Everyone is welcome to participate. 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! (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 April. (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)

  • Call to Artists! Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce Sponsors 33rd Annual "Commitment to Excellence" Art Exhibition - Seeking entries from local artists for its August 23 - September 1, 2011 exhibit at the Academy Art Center at Linekona. Interested artists should submit their works to the Academy Art Center at Linekona. More details on our webpage. (News)

  • One Night Stand in The Chinatown Courtyard is DARK this month. They will be back in July!

  • 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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Hawaiian Cheesecakes 808-282-3442
A visual and culinary experience of Aloha! Free samples available at Island Keepsakes this First Friday 6/3/2011. Has coupon!!
Indigo (808)521-2900
Award-winning restaurant offering Eurasian Cuisine, Special Events Catering, and Chinatown's Late Night Hot Spot. Has coupon!!
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!!
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!!
Robert Emerald Shappy - Emerald's Art Designs/Artist 808-954-1925
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.
Downtown @ the HiSAM 808-536-5900
"You are where you eat." - Fresh, ingredient-driven cuisine in a clean, modern setting provides a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of Oahu's core business district. Recipient of the 2007 Ilima Award for "Honlulu's Best Casual Restaurant". Featuring Modern Spanish Tapas this Frist Friday!
Slater Images 619-453-5728
Professional Photographer. 17 years in the photography industry. Slater spends a lot of his time photographing aspiring as well as working models,& Celebrities, updating portfolios and testing for some of the local agencies.
Thirtyninehotel (808) 599-2552

FIRST FRIDAY HAWAII ART WALK CALENDAR/EVENTS
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FEATURED EVENTS
June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - Exhibit / Entertainment - Hawaii State Art Museum - Live from the Lawn - Summer Dance - 6 - 9pm
A celebration of our island's diversity of dance talent. Ranging from classical to contemporary/modern ensembles, Live from the Lawn performances include Iona Dance Theatre, Convergence Dance Theatre, Halla Huhm Korean Dance Studio, Bellydancers in Paradise, bharata natyam from Sonja Sironen, butoh collective Giinko Marischino and excerpts from PUJA: Fantastic Voyage.

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - 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.

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - Exhibit - Louis Pohl Gallery Featuring Terry Nokell - THE LOGGER'S DAUGHTER - 5pm - 9pm
For the past 20 years Terry Nokell has designed and created one-of-a-kind garments, fired the earthenware buttons for those garments and crafted hammered silver and bead jewelry to accompany her custom designed fashions.

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - 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!

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - First Friday @ Ong King - HAVE PRIDE. BE DIFFERENT! - 5pm-2AM
Music: - Peace of Mind, The Art of Whimsy, Thanks John, Onward etc., Elena Garner Spoken Word: - Liam Skilling, Serena Simmons, Samson Tafolo Movement: - Pamela Poles, Waikiki Acrobatics, Moments Unforgettable Artists: - Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, Erin McCullough

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - 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.

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - 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!

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - Social/Art - bambuTwo - 5pm - 2am
Happy hour 4-8 pm - 8-close 5.00 sex on the beach 5.00 beer bottles

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - 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!

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - 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.

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - Pacific Gateway Center Lemongrass Cafe - Wine Tasting, Pupus, & Unique Gifts - 5pm-8:30pm
Enjoy free mixed drinks and pupus (while supplies last), karaoke, and popular crafts and products from local vendors.

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - Entertainment - Dragon Upstairs - 10 - 2am
Great jazz entertainment

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - 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!

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - 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.

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - 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.

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - Hanks Cafe Honolulu Featured - 5pm - 2am
Original paintings and prints by owner Hank Taufaasau

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - Indigo - Martini Madness - 4pm-6pm & First Friday Party - 4-6pm
Home Of The Original Downtown Chinatown $4 Martini's

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - 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.

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - Social - Indigo Ultra Lounge - 9pm - 2am
Featuring Jrama, Sub Zero, Mike Galmiche, Daniel J, Positive Regime. Hosted by Jimmy Taco. New resident DJ from LA DJ Madd One and Street Magic by Eclipes Lunar.

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - After 9pm Dancing/Social - Next Door - 9pm-2am
NEXTDOOR is a nightclub and art venue in Honolulu, Hawaii’s Chinatown.

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - 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

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - Aloha Tower Marketplace First Friday - 5pm-2am
Free Shuttle Pass, 20% off coupon, art, entertainment, shops, restaurants, clothing, jewelry and more.

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - Island Oasis Bellydance Boutique and Studio @ Aloha Tower Marketplace - 7:30-9pm
Featuring...Female Acoustic Artiststs, lovers undercover and more...

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - Special Event - Downbeat Diner and Lounge - FIRST FRIDAY - 5-2am
American diner food favorites with vegetarian options on everything.

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - 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.

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - 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.

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - Boutique - Roberta Oaks - SPRING & 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.

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - Special Event - Super Citizen - 5pm-9pm
A Sustainable Lifestyle store offering alternative choices to your everyday purchases.

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - One Night Stand in The Chinatown Courtyard **DARK ** - 5:30pm - 9:30pm
It will be back on schedule July 2011.

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - 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.

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - Exhibit - Chinatown Boardroom - 5pm - 9pm
Surf Boutique / Art Gallery featuring custom one-of-a-kind surfboards and Lowbrow art by local and international artists.

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - First Friday @ The Loft - 5pm-2AM
art.fashion.music

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - 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!!

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - OTTO CAKE at Chinatown's First Friday - Featuring Cheesecake - 5-9pm
OTTO CAKE will be serving up its fresh-baked specialty cheesecakes and coffees

June - Friday, 6/3/2011 - 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


FIRST FRIDAY HAWAII NEWS
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FEATURED NEWS

Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts JUNE 2011 Newsletter

There are features on the "Live from the Lawn" event entitled "Summer Dance" on First Friday, June 3rd; the "Second Saturday" event entitled "Steel Guitar with Alan Akaka & Ke Kula Mele" on Saturday, June 11th; and the "Art Lunch" lecture presented by Lloyd Kumula‘au Sing on Tuesday, June 28th.

Hukilau Launches New Breakfast Menu - 15% Off

Hukilau was founded by three guys from Hawaii who were homesick for the local-style food they grew up on and the relaxed and festive island feel of places back in Hawai'i.

First Thursdays Poetry Slam at Fresh Cafe June 2nd, 2011

Featuring the Quadraphonix (Funk/Jazz Fusion/World Beat) and the “No Rules” Summer this Thursday (May 5th) at Fresh Cafe!!

The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center - New Exhibit - Recent Photographs by Andrew Binkley and Inka Resch; Suzanne Wolfe: Cuptopia

This exhibition presents recent works from two photographers capturing the daily lives of people in China and Dubai. Presentation on First Friday 6/3/2011 - 2-3 pm

Call to Artists! - Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce Sponsors 33rd 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.

New Indigo Ultra Lounge Event - REWIND & SOUL

Dancehall Bashment a& Reggae Supreme - 2nd Fridays

Bar 35 June 2011 Events

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

Brasserie Du Vin June 2011 Events

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

bambuTwo & The Venue- June 2011 Events

Great events and entertainment here!

Patrick Ching - May 2011 Newsletter

View Patrick Ching, Hawaii's nature artist, March 2011 Hawaii art newsletter. Kauai feature, new art tip, new gallery and much more.

FIRST FRIDAY MAPS
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