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Aloha ,

First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk is tomorrow, March 4th, 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/HIGHLIGHT
  • Hawaii State Art Museum - Live from the Lawn - Mardi Gras- 6 - 9pm : A few days in advance of Fat Tuesday HiSAM celebrates Mardi Gras with New Orleans funk and Brazilian dance and rhythm, with some salsa and hip hop thrown in for good measure. (Calendar)
  • $10 Off JUMP show at Hawaii Theatre - Don't Miss "Jump" coming to Hawaii Theater April 5-17, 2011 - This dynamic show fuses the ancient Korean fighting arts of Tae-kwon-do with Tae-Kyun and other Asian martial arts. Get $10 off by filling out the request form on our web page! (Sponsors)
  • Arun Gandhi Lecture - Featured at Plaza Club - Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi (Calendar)
  • 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)
  • Louis Pohl Gallery - Moving Sale - Louis Pohl Gallery is having a moving sale and "Women and Watercolor" si still on display until March 12.
  • Facebook - Our Facebook followers is at 900...We like to see if we can break a 1000 this month...Can you help us? Click here to visit our Facebook fan page and follow us by click on the “Like” button on the top.
  • Two new Venues – Two NEW spots have just opened up Downtown/Chinatown that I think you should know about. Beach Bum Café (Hawaii's First Microbrew Coffee House) & Downbeat Diner and Lounge (American diner food favorites with vegetarian options on everything) – Click on the New Listing link in the profile section.
  • Auto Service Experts MIDAS is offer big coupons and discounts - Break jobs, oil changes, service packages and much more. They have location throughout the state and Oahu! (Sponsors)
  • University Of Hawai'i Art Gallery – New Exhibition - All About Ink: Brushwork, Eastern Aesthetics and Culture (News)
  • One Night Stand in The Chinatown Courtyard - 5:30pm - 9:30pm : new program concept of Pecha Kucha! but it is being called "Ka Hui: the Gathering". (Calendar)
  • Bar 35, Du Vin, & The Venue – Want to know what’s happening at some of the most popular bars/restaurants in Downtown/Chinatown. We have their February schedules posted (News)
  • Mardi Gras Carnaval - 2011 Street Festival - Nuuanu Avenue - Fat Tuesday, March 8th 6-10pm – FREE - View Map - Four Outdoor Stages with World-Class Entertainment! An International Celebration of Indulgence Kharolina Costum Shop is featured on the page and they have great customs available. (News)
  • 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)
  • Promoters – Tom Moffatt has some great events coming (News)
  • Museums –The Contemporary Museum has a new exhibit you should consider learning about about. (News)
  • 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)
  • Hukilau Honolulu First Friday - FEATURING MANA'O COMPANY - Listen to sample on event profile! - 6pm - 9pm : Free concert, drink specials and try our new mojito menu and sushi specials. 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. (Calendar)
  • Indigo - Martini Madness - 4pm-6pm & First Friday Party – 9-2am : Home Of The Original Downtown Chinatown $4 Martini's (Calendar)
  • 15% Off Coupon @ Nicky Shoe Company - Aloha Tower Marketplace and Pearlridge - "Step Up To Fashion" is our motto at Nicky Shoe Company. We bring to Hawaii hip and cutting edge women's shoes found on the fashion runways, all at a reasonable price. (Sponsors)
  • Laughtrack Theater Company - Friday Frenzy -First Friday Frenzy at Laughtrack Theater Co. is a great way for first-timers to check out some great entertainment. (Calendar)

PROFILES OF THE MONTH
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Grand Cafe and Bakery 808-531-0001
Making people smile since 1923. Executive Chef Anthony Vierra has drawn on his years of culinary experience to create menus that are appealing, enticing, and affordable
Chinatown Boardroom 808 585-7200
Surf Boutique / Art Gallery featuring custom one-of-a-kind surfboards and Lowbrow art.
Christy Fujii Gallery 808-585-8810
All of Christy Fujii's paintings are originals. There are not prints available. Every painting is unique.
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!

Eddie Davis
(808) 222-1121
The combination of action and serenity provided in his paintings gives the viewer a unique experience of being part of something truly beautiful and spectacular.
Mango Season Music 808.253.9099
Live Entertainment, Recording Artists , Island Soul / Jazz - Their Unique Mix of "Island Soul/Jazz" Formed in the summer of 2009, the band Mango Season is an eclectic mix of west coast 70's pop, jazz and bossa nova rhythms, and island style songwriting that is deeply rooted in the place and culture of Hawaiʻi.

FIRST FRIDAY HAWAII ART WALK CALENDAR/EVENTS
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FEATURED EVENTS
March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - Exhibit / Entertainment - Hawaii State Art Museum - Live from the Lawn - MARDI GRAS - 6 - 9pm
Celebrate Mardi Gras on First Friday as Live from the Lawn features the Dixieland-style sounds of the Royal Elephant Brass Band, New Orleansユ Delta Skelta, the West African rhythm and dance of Sewa Fare and demonstrations by Capoeira Besouro. The lanai will showcase the Latin rhythms of Espiritu Libre and Dancers Unlimited Hawaii.

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - Special Event - Iolani School presents CINDERELLA at The Hawaii Theatre - 7:30 pm
The 'Iolani School Performing Arts Department and the 'Iolani Dramatic Players continue their yearly tradition of presenting a musical production complete with a live orchestra.

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - One Night Stand in The Chinatown Courtyard - 5:30pm - 9:30pm
The Mendonca Building's Courtyard is open again for First Friday in March with a whole new program concept of Pecha Kucha! but it is being called “Ka Hui: the Gathering” for this month.

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - Lecture - Arun Gandhi Lecture - Featured at Plaza Club - 6 - 9pm
Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - Aloha Tower Marketplace First Friday - 5pm-2am
Free Shuttle Pass, 20% off coupon, art, entertainment, shops, restaurants, clothing, jewelry and more.

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - Special Event - Super Citizen - 5pm-9pm
A Sustainable Lifestyle store offering alternative choices to your everyday purchases.

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - Hukilau Honolulu First Friday - FEATURING MANA'O COMPANY - Listen to sample! - 6pm - 9pm
Free concert, drink specials and try our new mojito menu and sushi specials. 1st friday will have live music from the mana'o company 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.

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - 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!

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - Special Event - Island Oasis Bellydance Boutique and Studio @ Aloha Tower Marketplace - 7pm - 10pm
Featuring...Phoenix Dance Project Willow Chang with special guest Meissoun

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - Exhibit - Louis Pohl Gallery - Moving Sale & - "Women and Watercolor" - 5pm - 9pm
The Louis Pohl Gallery is having a moving sale. Hawaii Watercolor Society artists Linda Bachrach, Patrice Federspiel, Deborah Pacheco, and Arlene G. Woo offer

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - Special Event - Downbeat Diner and Lounge - FIRST FRIDAY - 5-2am
American diner food favorites with vegetarian options on everything.

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - Special Event - Beach Bum Cafe - FIRST FRIDAY - 5pm - 9pm
Hawaii's First Microbrew Coffee House

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - Exhibit - Chinatown Boardroom - 5pm - 9pm
Surf Boutique / Art Gallery featuring custom one-of-a-kind surfboards and Lowbrow art by local and international artists.

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - Boutique - Roberta Oaks - 5pm - 9pm

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - Pacific Gateway Center Lemongrass Cafe - Wine Tasting, Pupus, & Unique Gifts - 5pm-9pm
Enjoy a folk song sing along, karaoke, popular crafts and products from local vendors, and free pupus and wine (while supplies last)

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

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

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - 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

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - First Friday @ Ong King - Aquamarine Dream - Underwater Theme - 5pm-2AM
Feature Artist: Taimane Gardner*, Music:, J-Rob, Onward, etc., Jungle Rocket, Jerome James, Spoken Word:, Jess Kroll, Movement:, Silk Dancing by Andrea Torres, Auユs Shao Lin Lion Dancing, Hawaii Fire Artists, + Newly Added: Shakti Belly Dance, Art:, Edy Giblett, Kristen Hook, Patrick Vieira, Adam White, Kalindi Stewart

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - 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!!

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - 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!

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - Social - Indigo Ultra Lounge - 9pm - 2am
Featuring Jrama, Sub Zero, Mike Galmiche, Daniel J, Positive Regime. Hosted by Jimmy Taco. Special guest DJ Coupe D Ville (SF)

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - After 9pm Dancing/Social - Next Door - 9pm-2am
NEXTDOOR is a nightclub and art venue in Honolulu, Hawaii’s Chinatown.

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - 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.

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - Hanks Cafe Honolulu - 5pm - 2am
Original paintings and prints by owner Hank Taufaasau

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - 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.

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - Pygoya Gallery - 5:30pm - 9pm
Hawaii 1st and only digital gallery exhibiting Pygoya's as well as global digital artists' works.

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - 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.

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - 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!

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - First Friday @ The Loft - 5pm-2AM
art.fashion.music

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - OTTO CAKE at Chinatown's First Friday - Featuring Cheesecake - 5-9pm
OTTO CAKE will be serving up its fresh-baked specialty cheesecakes and coffees

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - 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.

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - 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.

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - 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.

March - Friday, 3/4/2011 - 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 MARCH 2011 Newsletter

There are features on the availability of Folk and Traditional Arts Grants, The 2011 Poetry Out Loud Hawai‘i State Finals, The "Live from the Lawn" event entitled "Mardi Gras" on First Friday, March 4th; the "Second Saturday" event entitled "The Hawaii Handweaver's Hui & The Kimono Project" on Saturday, March 12th; and the "Art Lunch" lecture presented by Wayne Levin on Tuesday, March 29th as well as Public Art at the State Capitol.

Mardi Gras Carnaval - 2011 Street Festival - Nuuanu Avenue - Fat Tuesday, March 8th 6-10pm - FREE

View MapFour Outdoor Stages with World-Class Entertainment! An International Celebration of Indulgence

Street Festival For Cinco De Mayo - May 5th 2011

On Thursday, May 5, 2011 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, the Arts District Merchants Association with Hispanic Center of Hawaii will present the annual Cinco de Mayo Street Festival, produced by Tim Bostock Productions.

Bar 35 March 2011 Events

Here's what's happening at Bar 35. It's a big month Downtown -- First Friday, Mardi Gras and St Patrick's Day!

Brasserie Du Vin March 2011 Events

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

Honolulu Hui Hana No’eau

The Spring 2011 Show = March 7 thru April 1

University Of Hawai'i Art Gallery - Exhibition - All About Ink: Brushwork, Eastern Aesthetics and Culture

Features over 40 landscapes, portraits, and calligraphy in various styles of Chinese brushwork created by students from the Dept. of Art and Art History, University of Hawaii at Monoa. Chinese brush painting is taught by Yida Wang, associate professor.

Black Square To Perform Downtown at The Venue - March 12th, 2011



Surf Board Swap at Chinatown Boardroom Announced

Beginning February 26th Chinatown Boardroom will be hosting a Surfboard Swap on the last Saturday of every month from 9 am to Noon.

Association Of Hawaii Artists Announces Its 42nd Annual Aloha Show - Call to Artists

This is a great annual event!

Fff's One Year Anniversary Party@ The Mercury Bar

DJ Ross Jackson and reggae extraordinaires the Virtue will be supporting the punk/ska sounds of Poke da Squid from Seattle!

The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center - New Exhibit

View lunch time (noon) gallery talks by the exhibiting artists. - Crossings: Photographs by Andrew Binkley and Inka Resch; Suzanne Wolfe: Cup(S); In the News: Bernice Akamine, Vince Hazen, Mac James and Pearlyn Salvador

Kharolina Costume Shop - Mardi-Gras Block-Party

Get your costume now from KHAROLINA COSTUME SHOP so you can better enjoy the festivities !

First Thursdays Poetry Slam at Fresh Cafe March 3rd, 2011

An evening of performance poetry, music, and live art hosted by Kealoha. Featuring C.R. Avery (World Class Musician).

Tom Moffatt Coming Events - March

View hot coming events from Tom Moffatt Productions - Kathy Griffin, Sylvia Browne, B.B. King

FIRST FRIDAY MAPS
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Map of First Friday Art Walk Event Calendar - MARCH 4TH, 2011
(last update: 2_2_11_6-08PM) Interactive map of event calendar.
Art Galleries and Art Venue Map
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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