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Aloha ,

First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk is tomorrow, October 7th, 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 and enjoy their 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
  • PROFILES - 5 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

  • BLOCK PARTY - International Street Festival" in support of all the diverse cultures of Chinatown (Calendar)

  • WORLD BEAT - Hawaii State Art Museum’s Live from the Lawn presents “World Beat” - At the last Live from the Lawn for 2011, come on a whirlwind tour with "World Beat." Featurring the innovative Taiko Center of the Pacific, swinging salsa by Espiritu Libre, congas from Baba Sango, and West African dancer-drummers Sewa Fare and more! (Calendar)

  • DISCOUNT AUTO SERVICES - 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)

  • ICE COLD BEER - Bar 35 Unveils Beer Below Zero: A Cooling System for Ice-Cold Beer - This First Friday, October 7, Bar 35 will be serving ice-cold bottles of selected beers from a system called Beer Below Zero a revolutionary technology that super chills bottled beer, frosting them beyond icy-cold temperatures. (News)

  • AERIAL CIRCUS - SOHO Mixed Media Bar Featuring present Nomadic Alchemy - Aerial Circus - SoHo Mixed Media Bar blends the different elements of the arts with the perfect fusion of Gallery and Nightclub. (Calendar)

  • WATERCOLOR ART - The Hawaii Watercolor Society presents 2011 Open Exhibition from October 17, 2011 to November 11, 2011 - This annual juried Open Exhibition showcases the best in watercolor painting with diverse techniques from traditional to experimental. (News)

  • NEW ART GALLERY - ANDREW ROSE GALLERY to open at Bishop Square's Pauahi Tower at next month's First Friday, November 4, 2011, at 6PM - ANDREW ROSE GALLERY opens its street-front, ground-floor location in Bishop Square's Pauahi Tower at the center of Honolulu's Downtown Arts District along Hawai'i's prime Bishop Street business corridor. (News)

  • CHINATOWN COURTYARD - One Night Stand in The Chinatown Courtyard- The Mendonca Building's Courtyard will be open this October with the usual music and art in conjunction with the Loft tenants upstairs (Calendar)

  • BIG CITY DINER - Check out our exclusive Big City Diner Discounts and Coupons page on the FirstFridayHawaii.com website. - Simply fill out the short form to get an Email with pdf, coupons and info about their discount offerings. (Sponsors)

  • SHOP, BOP & GRIND! - Come & enjoy Music that will 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)

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

  • HISAM OCTOBER NEWSLETTER - Check out Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts' New Website - Their new website now up! (News)

  • CAFE CHE PASTA 2011 ART SHOW - This exhibit features talented artists in oil, acrylic, mixed media. Come by the Café and meet the artists this October 7th! (Calendar)

  • WATERCOLOR ART WORKSHOP - HWS is Sponsoring a Workshop with Ken Hosmer, Watercolor Artist - Ken Hosmer, a laid-back "cowboy" artist will be showing us the reins. His simplified method of painting will definitely inspire you to paint more, paint with confidence, and allow you to step back and smile at your results. (News)

  • NEW ART RELEASES
  • BAMBUTWO LIVE MUSIC - Enjoy Live Music Every at bambuTwo. Here is their October Schedule - Pau hana in Downtown is about to get a little more interesting this month! (News)

  • LAURA ISOLA - Laura Isola is Featured At Two Exhibitions Downtown this month - There are currently 2 exhibitions downtown featuring Namanaloa Hawaii (Laura Isola) art photography (News)

  • NEW EXHIBITIONS. Hawaii State Art Museum - Featuring ACCESSION and GIFTED. Highlighting extraordinary recent purchases and gifts demonstrating the exceptional work collected by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts over the past four decades. (News)

  • OCTOBERFEST - Oktoberfest at the Pacific Gateway Center’s Lemongrass Cafe - Live German music, free appetizers, guest jewelry designer, drinks and unique gifts on sale! (Calendar)

  • UH MONOA ART - Par for the Course, MFA thesis exhibit by Robert Reed from Oct. 9 -14 at Manoa Art Building Commons Gallery - Reed's fabricated golf course transforms the gallery into an elaborate artificial environment. Players are challenged to explore traditional family values by attempting "par" or "normalcy" through a false sense of reality. (News)

  • HALLOWEEN EVENT - Don’t miss the The 4th Annual HALLOWBALOO Music + Arts Festival (Oct 27-29)! - Presenting a diverse crowd of 20+ clubs, restaurants, galleries and boutiques celebrating Halloween at the heart of the Honolulu Arts District. (News)

  • HAWAII SELF STORAGE OFFER - Hawaii Self Storage Offer – If you are a business in need of more storage space, Hawaii Self Storage has a great offer for the community. 25% Off the first 6 months up to $1875. (Click here to get coupon)

  • NEW EXHIBIT - Hawaii Craftsmen presents Annual Exhibit 44th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition from October 7, 2011 to November 2, 2011 - Find out what is going on at Hawaii Craftsmen (News)

  • UH MONOA ART EVENT - Ka Leo Arts Festival At UH Manoa Campus - Thursday, October 20 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Come for this free Arts Festival to be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and features student and community artists, groups, and performers among 30 tents and two stages that will stretch beneath the monkey pod trees of McCarthy Mall from the Art Building to Kennedy Theatre. (News)

  • LOUIS POHL GALLERY this First Friday - The Louis Pohl Gallery is dedicated to featuring Hawaii artists whose works reflect the standards of excellence, creativity, and inventive spirit for which its namesake was known during his lifetime. (Calendar)

  • Goodwill Stores Hawaii – 20% Off Coupon and more! Limited time offer...Don’t wait. Goodwill stores are brimming with fashionable items at bargain prices, and our selection is endless. (Sponsors) (Click here to get coupons)

  • CONTEMPORARY ART - Association Of Hawaii Artists Event News - Association Of Hawaii Artists Contemporary Art Show At Pauahi Tower September 17 to October 15, 2011 (News)

  • 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)

  • Nature artist Patrick Ching's latest newsletter is now available on his website. - Read up on his latest projects, art tips, workshops and more! (Read Newsletter)

  • 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)

  • 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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Association of Hawaii Artists (808) 398- 1863
The oldest art organization in Hawaii founded in 1926.
Restaurant Epic 808-587-7877
Hot new restaurant downtown. Where art, culture and cuisine meet in perfect harmony.
Laughtrack Theater Company 808-384-3362
Hawaii's Home-Grown Improv Comedy Theater
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.
Roberta Oaks, Hawaii 808.428.1214
Made in Hawaii and available at more than 150 boutiques nationwide. 60's London meets modern Boho girl. Fun and flirty dresses in a mix match of colors and prints. Special 10% off First First Offer! Has coupon!!

FIRST FRIDAY HAWAII ART WALK CALENDAR/EVENTS
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FEATURED/HIGHLIGHED EVENTS (CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL 37 EVENTS)
October - Friday, 10/7/2011 - Exhibit / Entertainment - Hawaii State Art Museum - Live from the Lawn - World Beat - 6 - 9pm
At the last Live from the Lawn for 2011, come on a whirlwind tour with "World Beat." The Lawn stage features the innovative Taiko Center of the Pacific, swinging salsa by Espiritu Libre, congas from Baba Sango, and West African dancer-drummers Sewa Fare. Upstairs, the lanai transforms into a 1920s Paris speakeasy with jazz standards from the Hot Club of Hulaville, and then takes us to Polynesia with a performance by the championship dancers and musicians of Te Lumanaki o Tokelau.

October - Friday, 10/7/2011 - International Street Festival - BLOCK PARTY - 4pm - 2am
International Street Festival in support of all the diverse cultures of Chinatown.

October - Friday, 10/7/2011 - Pacific Gateway Center Lemongrass Cafe - Oktoberfest - 5 P.M. - 11 P.M.
Live German music, free appetizers, guest jewelry designer, drinks and unique gifts on sale.

October - Friday, 10/7/2011 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - SOHO Mixed Media Bar Featuring present Nomadic Alchemy - Aerial Circus - 5pm - 9pm
This month's First Friday 6-10pm we are bringing in Nomadic Alchemy - Aerial Circus

October - Friday, 10/7/2011 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - One Night Stand in The Chinatown Courtyard - 5:30pm - 9:30pm
The Mendonca Building's Courtyard will be open in September with the usual music and art in conjunction with our Loft tenants upstairs.

October - Friday, 10/7/2011 - 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!

October - Friday, 10/7/2011 - Exhibit - Cafe Che Pasta 2011 Art Show - Figures & Portraits at Cafe Che Pasta - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
This exhibit features talented artists in oil, acrylic, mixed media. Come by the Café and meet the artists on

October - Friday, 10/7/2011 - Social/Art - bambuTwo - 5pm - 2am
Happy hour 4-8 pm - 8-close 5.00 sex on the beach 5.00 beer bottles

October - Friday, 10/7/2011 - Entertainment - Dragon Upstairs - 10 - 2am
First Friday party!

October - Friday, 10/7/2011 - Special Event - Island Keepsakes - 5:00 pm - 10pm
Specialty gift shop featuring local made products. A Great way to SHOP HAWAII!

October - Friday, 10/7/2011 - Exhibit - Louis Pohl Gallery Featuring - Featuring Lauren Okano dancing on water - 5pm - 9pm
Lauren Okano's strong abstract paintings are well-received by the arts community, generating excitement and sales.

October - Friday, 10/7/2011 - 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!

October - Friday, 10/7/2011 - 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.

October - Friday, 10/7/2011 - Indigo - Martini Madness - 4pm-6pm & First Friday Party - 4-6pm
Home Of The Original Downtown Chinatown $4 Martini's

October - Friday, 10/7/2011 - 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.

October - Friday, 10/7/2011 - 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.

October - Friday, 10/7/2011 - Social - Indigo Lounge - 9pm - 2am
Chinatown's Late Night Hot Spot

October - Friday, 10/7/2011 - 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

October - Friday, 10/7/2011 - 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.


FIRST FRIDAY HAWAII NEWS
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FEATURED NEWS

Hallowbaloo - Music & Arts Festival - October 27, 2011 - October 29, 2011

Kaleidoscope of stimulation as diverse as the 20+ clubs, restaurants, galleries and boutiques that comprise its host neighborhood, the Honolulu Arts District. Entering its fourth year.

Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts OCTOBER 2011 Newsletter

There are features on the Art Bento @ HiSAM program, the "Live from the Lawn" event entitled "World Beat" on Friday, October 7; the "Second Saturday" event entitled "Sensational Senses!" with the Hawaii Stitchery & Fibre Arts Guild on Saturday, October 8th; and the "Art Lunch" lecture presented by Kloe Kang on Tuesday, October 25.

Live Music Every at bambuTwo - October Schedule

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

Brasserie Du Vin October 2011 Events

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

Bar 35 Unveils Beer Below Zero A Cooling System for Ice-Cold Beer

This First Friday, October 7, Bar 35 will be serving ice-cold bottles of selected beers from a system called Beer Below Zero ミ a revolutionary technology that super chills bottled beer, frosting them beyond icy-cold temperatures.

The Hawaii Watercolor Society 2011 Open Exhibition October 17, 2011 - November 11, 2011

This annual juried Open Exhibition showcases the best in watercolor painting with diverse techniques from traditional to experimental.

Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts - New Website

Mahalo to you for your patience with the inconvenience and to members of our staff for demonstrating diligence and commitment during the rebuilding.

First Thursdays Poetry Slam at Fresh Cafe October 6th 2011

The 9th official HawaiiSlam season rolls on with its monthly qualifiers at First Thursdays (October 6th, 2011). The top two poets will qualify for the HawaiiSlam Finals in April 2012 that will determine the team to represent Hawai`i at the 2012 National Poetry Slam in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Association Of Hawaii Artists Contemporary Art Show At Pauahi Tower - WINNERS

September 17 to October 15, 2011

ANDREW ROSE GALLERY to open at Bishop Square's Pauahi Tower

First Friday, November 4, 2011, at 6PM ANDREW ROSE GALLERY opens its street-front, ground-floor location in Bishop Square's Pauahi Tower at the center of Honolulu's Downtown Arts District along Hawai'i's prime Bishop Street business corridor.

Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Exhibit 44th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition - October 7, 2011 - November 2, 2011

Find out what is going on at Hawaii Craftsmen

Ka Leo Arts Festival At UH Manoa Campus - Thursday, October 20 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The free Arts Festival will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and feature student and community artists, groups, and performers among 30 tents and two stages that will stretch beneath the monkey pod trees of McCarthy Mall from the Art Building to Kennedy Theatre.

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.

Windward Artists Guild presents a Mixed Media Collage Workshop

Saturday October 22, 2011 9:30 am-- 3:30pm - by Warren Stenberg at Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden

Laura Isola - Featured At Two Exhibitions Downtown

There are currently 2 exhibitions downtown featuring Namanaloa Hawaii (Laura Isola) art photography

Par for the Course, MFA thesis exhibit-Robert Reed 10/9/2011-10/14/2011@ UH Manoa Art Building - Commons Gallery

Reed’s fabricated golf course transforms the gallery into an elaborate artificial environment. Players are challenged to explore traditional family values by attempting “par” or “normalcy” through a false sense of reality.

HWS Sponsoring Workshop with Ken Hosmer, Watercolor Artist

Ken Hosmer, a laid-back "cowboy" artist will be showing us the reins. His simplified method of painting will definitely inspire you to paint more, paint with confidence, and allow you to step back and smile at your results.

Roberta Oaks Fall 2011 Release!

Holiday collection, black Friday and more.

Patrick Ching - September 2011 Newsletter

Tahiti art tour, learn how to paint DVD, new release - Ko’olau Classic, art trivia, recent originals sold, photos of the month.

2 New Art Exhibitions At The Hawaii State Art Museum - accession + GIFTED

The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts unveils two new art exhibitions on Friday September 9th -- accession: Recent Acquisitions from the Art in Public Places Collection and GIFTED: Donated Works of Art from the Art in Public Places Collection.

Al Hogue Releases New Image - Misty Reflection

9/1/2011 NEW RELEASE!.
Inspiration: This painting reflects memories of rejuvenating trips to our Minnesota lake cabin. My family and I spent time fishing, swimming, hiking, and taking in all the beauty nature had to offer. New lower Giclee on Canvas prices (starting at $95)

FIRST FRIDAY MAPS
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Interactive map of event calendar.
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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.

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