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The First First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk is tomorrow - May 6th, 2016 (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 - MAY 2016
View profiles of the month and previous profiles of the month on FirstFridayHawaii.Com.
- The ARTS At Marks Garage
- The Pegge Hopper Gallery
- La Muse
- HASR Bistro
- Jeff Gere, Storyteller
| FEATURED EVENTS AND HIGHLIGHTS|
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| Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday: Don Kauli'a and Peter W.K. Moon & NEW EXHIBITION! (5/6/2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm)|
April first is First Friday this year. Don't be fooled, please join us at the Hawaii State Art Museum for a great night of art and music with the United States Air Force Band of the Pacific - Hawaii More...
| Bar 35 - First Friday! (5/6/2016 - 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...
| Mayor's Office Of Culture & The Arts Honolulu (MOCA) Newsletters MAY 2016|
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. More...
| The Pegge Hopper Gallery - Featured Exhibit: Mirror, Mirror (5/6/2016 - 5pm - 9pm)|
The Pegge Hopper Gallery opened in 1983 and is located in historic Chinatown. More...
| Restaurant Epic (5/6/2016)|
Hot restaurant downtown. Where art, culture and cuisine meet in perfect harmony. More...
| The Arts At Marks Garage - The Lab: Experiments in Photography & Maoli Arts Month (5/6/2016 - 5-10pm)|
Meet and greet with the artists of Maoli Arts Month's current exhibition in our gallery! More...
| Next Door First Friday ART PARTY (5/6/2016 - 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 6pm with a positive slew of talented artists selling their exclusive wares at special discounted prices! More...
| Hawaii State Art Museum - NEW EXHIBITION - Ho'omau Exhibit Opening Friday, May 6 at HiSAM (5/6/2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm)|
The newest exhibition at the Hawai'i State Art Museum showcases kapa (Hawaiian barkcloth) and related works from the Art in Public Places Collection. More...
| First Friday At Madre Chocolate - Flavorlicious 1st Friday Featuring KillThrill, Jaoy - Art: Jordan Serpentini (5/6/2016 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm)|
The festivities of a 1st Friday are once again upon us! Come sample our delicious new flavors, as well as your old favorites, plus freshly brewed Kava, of course or famous home-made hot chocolate, and new frozen hibiscus lemongrass drinks and ginger beer. This will be accompanied, by amazing music, and art that entices the eyes. More...
| La Muse Boutique (5/6/2016 - 5:00 pm - 9pm)|
For the last First Friday of the year, we have new inventories from around the world again. More...
| Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts MAY 2016 Newsletter|
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...
| Bayly Buck Studios - Art Show Terri Yogi, Sonya Hoffmeister, Bayly Buck (5/6/2016 - 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 - ERIN SMITH & 82 FIFTY (5/6/2016 - 9-2am)|
Downbeat Lounge proudly presents Club Underground, a mix bag night of awesome underground live bands and dance rock deejays. This non-stop dance party will feature live indie rock, ska, and punk bands as well as showcase resident deejays Ross Jackson and Davey Shindig from KTUH playing some of the best of Post Punk, Britpop, Indie, Electro Pop, Italo Disco and more! More...
| Chinatown Artists Lofts: Open Studios @ Chinatown Courtyard / Mendonca Building (5/6/2016 - 5:30pm - 10:00pm)|
Half-a-dozen artists offer open-studios on the second floor of Chinatown Artists Lofts, with live music and refreshments overlooking a tropical courtyard from 5-10 p.m. Entrances on Smith and Maunakea near Hotel Street. More...
| Hawaii Theatre - COMING MAY 2016 EVENTS|
Proclaimed as the "Pride of the Pacific," the beautiful Hawaii Theatre, built by the Consolidated Amusement Company, opened its doors September 6, 1922 in downtown Honolulu. More...
| First Friday @ Ong King (5/6/2016 - 8pm-2AM)|
Ong King is a safe space to open up and create featuring artwork, classes, workshops,entertainment and more. More...
| Hound and Quail - OUTPOST - Featuring - MAD ABOUT MODERNISM (5/6/2016 - 5pm - 9pm)|
A CURATED SHOW + SALE. 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...
| Street Festival For Cinco De Mayo 2016 Events|
OOSPOT & Alma Latina will once again present the annual "Cinco de Mayo Hispanic Celebration" A real FUN event - Early bird discount tickets on sale now. More...
| Patrick Ching's Hawaii Art Newsletter SPRING 2016|
Art tips, favorite photos, new TV show, new images, awards, class schedule and much more. More...
| Warren Stenberg - New Art Exhibit - ""DIFFERENT STROKES"- March 28 thru June 3, 2016 1132 Bishop St., Mezzanine, Downtown Honolulu|
T ALL BEGAN in "97 when emerging artists, Warren Stenberg & Lauren Okano first met in master artist/art educator Harry Tsuchidana's art class at Honolulu Museum of Arts School. NEARLY TWO DECADES LATER in 2016 Lauren & Warren, as well established artists dedicate this show, "Different Strokes" to Harry Tsuchidana. MAHALO, HARRY!! More...
| Downbeat Diner and Lounge Present... COMING MAY 2016 EVENTS & PROMO FLYERS|
View flyers of coming events at Downbeat Diner and Lounge More...
| HAWAII FINE ART - KAI Ocean Art Show - Kauai - 2016 Video #1 and #2 by Patrick Ching|
Watch 2 news videos with voice over narration of new Hawaii artwork by Patrick Ching from the Kai Ocean Art Show (Kauai) More...
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| Call to Artists! - Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce Sponsors 38th 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...
| Cantina Crawl Hawaii - Chinatown, Honolulu - 5/5/2016 - 6pm - 11pm|
Get down in Chinatown this Cinco De Mayo with Hawaii's only Cantina Crawl. 11 Bars, 12 Dozen Sombreros, Mucho Grande Mustaches, 1 LOCO night of FUN! Live Latin Music, DJs and Street Tacos. Join our "Lucky Loteria" Bar-Hopping Bingo game, or enter our Costume Contest and Chili Pepper Eating contest to WIN over $1000 in cash and prizes! More...
| Map of First Friday Art Walk Event Calendar - May 6th, 2016|
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| PROFILES OF THE MONTH|
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| The ARTS At Marks Garage (808) 521-2903|
The ARTS at Marks Garage is a community arts center with a 1,000 sq. ft. gallery, a 1,000 sq. ft. theater, and a 1,000 sq. ft. office space founded in 2001. Marks is home to 13 performing and visual arts businesses including Youth Speaks Hawaii and Hawaii Shakespeare Festival. 45,000 visitors attend 13 exhibits and 150 performances each year.
| The Pegge Hopper Gallery (808) 524-1160|
The Pegge Hopper Gallery opened in 1983 and is located in historic Chinatown.
| La Muse 808.536.0818|
Luxurious swimwear from Europe and Brazil. Custom beading with Swarovski crystals, fresh water pearls, sterling silver, semi-precious stones, Swiss laces, silk ribbons, and more. Jewelries, art, gifts, books, from $10-$1400, all exclusive, fine, and artistic.
| HASR Bistro (808) 533-4277|
Country Style Bistro - A blend of American European Cuisine. Daily specials, fine wines and more. It's a team with passion to provide great food & drink. Terry Kakazu and Executive Chef Rodney Uyehara have join together to a great restaurant in Downtown / Chinatown... "Escape to HASR Bistro where comfort cuisine is created with passion"
| Jeff Gere, Storyteller (808) 737-1774|
Jeff Gere is a master storyteller. He blends talents as painter, puppeteer, mime, teacher, and director into a performance style, which has electrified audiences of every age throughout Hawaii and the mainland for two decades.
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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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The ARTS at Marks Garage - May the Fourth Be With You Event - 5/7/2016
To celebrate "The May The Fourth Be With You International Star Wars Day" On The Spot Improv is hosting an event inspired by the fans with the help of gamers and actors.
The Lab: Experiments in Photography, A New Exhibition at The ARTS at Marks Garage
The 11th annual exhibition featuring the work of prominent and emerging Native Hawaiian artists. Curated by Healoha Johnson, The Lab: Experiments in Photography will feature the photography work of Kapulani Landgraf, the MAMo Awardee for 2016, as well as two emerging photographers, Ualani Davis and Dru Hara.
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University Of Hawai'i- CERAMICS + GLASS SALE
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University Of Hawai'i Exhibit- Art Exhibition: VISION: 2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
Showcases the accomplishments of over 30 forthcoming graduates from the B.F.A. program in the Department of Art + Art History at the University of Hawai'i at M noa (UHM).
Dancers Converge at The ARTS at Marks Garage - May 27 & 28, 2016, 7:30 PM
Convergence Dance Theatre returns to The ARTS at Marks Garage with their newest contemporary dance piece: Variables. Local dancers and choreographers will explore the concept of variables - changing factors such as space, time, circumstance and emotion - through movement and relationship.
Screening of PURPLE RAIN at The ARTS at Marks Garage - May 6, 2016, 10:00 PM
The 1984 film, Purple Rain, will be presented at The ARTS at Marks Garage for one screening only. The Board and Staff of The ARTS at Marks invite the community to come to Chinatown for the monthly First Friday festivities in Chinatown, and stay for the screening at 10:00 PM.
Mother's Day at Tea at 1024
Show the mom in your life some love on Mother's Day.
Association Of Hawaii Artists (AHA) CALL TO ARTIST - Association of Hawaii Artists (AHA) 90th Anniversary Show
AHA is not only the longest established, but, also the most diverse art organization in Hawaii. After eight decades, it is still a potent art force in Hawaii.
Cantina Crawl Hawaii - Chinatown, Honolulu - 5/5/2016 - 6pm - 11pm
Get down in Chinatown this Cinco De Mayo with Hawaii's only Cantina Crawl. 11 Bars, 12 Dozen Sombreros, Mucho Grande Mustaches, 1 LOCO night of FUN! Live Latin Music, DJs and Street Tacos. Join our "Lucky Loteria" Bar-Hopping Bingo game, or enter our Costume Contest and Chili Pepper Eating contest to WIN over $1000 in cash and prizes!
Loading Zone - Special Events - Coming Events
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First Thursdays Poetry Slam at Hawaiian Brian's - Thursday 5/5/2016
Join us this Thursday (May 5th) for a mind-blowing installment of First Thursdays at Hawaiian Brian's!! As always, this HawaiiSlam show will be hosted by Kealoha and will feature great talent.
Discount Code "HawaiiSlam": Tickets for Shane Koyczan (International Slam Champion and Olympic Poet) Show
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