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  • ART music BEER at Chinatown Courtyard

  • Type: Entertainment/Art/Exhibit
    Date: Friday - 10/5/2012
    Time: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Mendonca Building Courtyard
    1126 Smith Street
    #11 on the Gallery
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    For More info:
    JoDee Hunt, 262-5930
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    Cost: Free
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First Friday October 5, 2012 at the Chinatown Courtyard
(Mendonca Building, 1126 Smith Street) 5-10pm
The ARTS at Marks Garage and Shop Bop & Grind presents...
The Chinatown Courtyard will be transformed into a Secret Beer Garden benefitting The ARTS at Marks. ( Shop Bop & Grind takes over the downstairs walkway with music by DJ Mr. Nick that'll make you bop while you shop, delicious grinds by Café 888 – 1123 Maunakea Street (Vietnamese sandwiches, spring rolls, & shrimp chips) and local goods ( Hallowbaloo ( artist DJ Mr. Nick brings you intimate Halloween and world dance party inspired DJ sets between 6-9pm ( The Chinatown Artist Loft inhabitants will open their galleries to the public between 5-10pm.
Hallowbaloo First Friday Promo:
HAPA Hallowbaloo Give-Away: Purchase any beverage at the Chinatown Courtyard Bar, and you're automatically entered to win a Hallowbaloo prize-pack!!  The prize pack contains FOUR Club Hallowbaloo wristbands for you and your friends and is valued at $60. Each wristband gives you access to Hallowbaloo street bars and 10+ clubs participating in this year's Hallowbaloo taking place on Saturday, October 27th on Nu'uanu Ave.!!  Must be 21 or older to enter and must purchase a beverage between 6-10pm at ARTmusicBEER in the Mendonca Courtyard on Smith Street across from Little Village. Two winners will be selected. Each will receive one Hallowbaloo prize-pack.
More about DJ Mr. Nick:
His popular show, The JET SET, takes you around the musical world on Wednesdays from 6-9pm on KTUH, and his other show, Bridging the Gap, airs on Saturday nights on HPR2 from 6-8pm. As a nightlife DJ outside of the radio station, Mr. nick has proven that he can cater to any audience while still keeping true to his style — he can introduce esoteric beats to the most discerning of audiences and keep them moving as if they are hearing their favorite song for the first time. From bossa nova to breaks, from to soul to electro, from jazz to house, Mr. nick can keep nights to a solid theme or mix genres as naturally as peanut butter and jelly. He’s played with internationally famous acts Diplo, Dimitri from Paris, Ursula 1000, Fort Knox Five and many more. He’s played gigs in Asia and has toured the islands as a top DJ pick for Honolulu’s premiere cabaret revue Cherry Blossom Cabaret. A signature way to describe his sets sums up a DJ Mr. Nick experience: he is sure to play something you have never heard before, but will never forget.
So drink in the art with your eyes, drink in the music with your ears and drink in the libations through your mouth and experience First Friday like never before and stay a while.
Company Name: FreeArtMovement

How long have you been doing this:
I've been making and selling my art/craft for 15 years 

What made you start a business: 
I used to crochet beanies in high school and all of the surfer guys wanted hats, so I started to sell my hats during school. I would take orders in the morning, crochet in class, sell at lunch recess, and come home with over $50 cash at the end of the day. After awhile of doing this, I decided to start a business. 

What inspires your designs: 
I really like color and patterning. In my artwork I utilize patterns to represent personality traits (and how actions repeat themselves over time) In my craftwork, I focus most on juxtaposing colors to create harmony.

If you had advice for any new up-and-coming artists out there, what would it be:
If you really want to do it, you will.
If you really want to make it, you can.
But, you can only make it, if you do it.
And, you can only do it, if you make it. 

Free Art Movement/Beneath Everything - Handmade sewn, crocheted, knitted...duct-taped, hand-painted wooden... fashionable accessories/stuff for ages 0-100000. Paintings, drawings, poetry, lucky charms ... everywhere. or
AltPercept - Bright playful jewelry and accessories. Embroidery thread, wire-wrapped earrings, feather ear cuffs and pendants/necklaces with beach glass and various stones. Every piece is carefully handmade and unlike anything else anywhere else. Be your bright self and be different!

AngryLadyBug - Genuine Handcrafted Products... & because no patterns are used, everything created is unique and different from the next!

Artisan of SoHo - Hand painted artwork, prints and jewelry.
Carrie Say - Our business is mother and daughter run.  We carry assorted gift accessories including unique jewelry from all parts of the world such as Australia, China and Thailand. We like to find rare items and create and construct handmade products such as crystal bracelets, bead earrings, handbags, and bonnets, so that our collection is full of uniquely different treasures.

Catwings Couture - Dangerously Cute Accessories! Barrettes, clips, hats, fascinators, eyelashes, pasties & more! Decorated with flowers, feathers, ribbon, skulls, skeleton hands & made with love.

Cerulean Sunrise - We make and sell ocean inspired jewelry made from shells and sea glass found in Hawaii along with semi precious and natural stones. We use sterling silver and 14k gold-fill (yellow and rose). We also make some feather jewelry and hair accessories.

Charisma Industries - Amazingly cute, locally designed Wizard T-shirts printed on super soft American Apparel material in fun colors!
Della Rae- Handcrafted natural beauty, body care and original designs. Everything is handcrafted with the highest quality junk-free ingredients and all of my designs are original, dainty and vibrant. I welcome custom requests.
Isis Productions Hawaii - Belly dance productions, performance, instruction & costuming by Suzanne Hamdi Keyser. Vending original oil paintings, vintage clothing & jewelry as well as unique treasures from world travels.
Reverie by Alessandra - Specializing in elaborately decorated, handcrafted, unique, specialized gifts called libretti ('little book' in Italian), as well as jewelry that include semi-precious stones, crystal embellishments and hand blown glass beads, among other delightful elements. Reverie is a French noun which means, 'a state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts; a daydream.' Everyday I nurture my dreams and feel encouraged to, one step at a time, follow, realize and become my dreams. I like to encourage others to do the same.
Carrie Say

Slick Rick Ink - Richard "Slick Rick" Martin (Owner). Local artist, living in the China Town area. I make unique art on canvas using acrylic paint and various other materials.
Loft #202: 6-10pm
Firebird Photography will be closed, but check him out online and follow his blog and sign-up for email notifications on photography specials!
Loft #203: 5-9:30pm
Pen and ink extraordinaire Kris Goto will be closed because she is showcasing her artwork at Loading Zone Art this First Friday from 6-11pm! Check them out at 47 N. Hotel Street. Kris will be back in her loft next First Friday selling prints as always.
Loft # 205 7-10pm
Pandemonium Community Arts/Pandemonium Laboratories presents Weird Science. Pandemonium Laboratories will be conducting live experimentation’s and tutorials of film and television special effects and movie magic.
Loft #206 Shows at 6:45pm and 8:15pm
Truetone Founder and Producer, James McCarthy hosts a CD Reveal party for his latest solo outing Nows the new Later. The CD has been receiving glowing audience reviews in his recent east coast tour. Special guest are sure to be participating. CD special price for one night only as well as discount on the popular Songs for Us All kids and women’s T-shirts. Ruth Sorensen and James Anshutz, both residents of the Chinatown Artist Lofts, created artwork for the CD.
Loft #207: 6-8pm
Come to the newest space for culture, well-being and quality of life in Chinatown, at DeRose Method Hawaii. The one and only representation ofthe DeRose Method in Hawaii and one of the three places in America where you canexperience this exclusive lifestyle. The DeRose Method is a lifestyle proposal focusing on good quality of life, fulfilling human relationships, culture, good dietary habits and optimal health. Some of the tools used to achieve that are: breathing re-education, stress management, and body techniques to improve muscular tone and flexibility, as well as other techniques utilized to achieve emotional relaxation and mental concentration. All of these tools ultimately aim to increase consciousness and self-awareness. Offering private to semi-private classes. "Teaching individuals how to become better versions of themselves."
call (808) 779-9712
Loft #209
Check out Ruth Sorenson's landscape oil paintings. Always awe-inspiring.
Loft #210: 7-9pm
James Anshutz studio will be closed, but you can see what he’s up to by checking out his websites. See info on his current project at
Loft #212 7-10pm
FISHMARKET STUDIOS will feature prints by Sergio Garzon. New-edition mono-prints also for sale.
Loft #215
The Creative 6-9pm
6:30pm 30-Min Open Mic, 7:30pm Spoken Word Feature, 8:30pm Live Music. Come into The Creative space and experience the voices and performances of the Hawaiʻi Arts District curated by Pacific Tongues. Hosted by Youth Speaks Hawaiʻi.

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