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  • ART music BEER at Chinatown Courtyard

  • Type: Entertainment/Art/Exhibit
    Date: Friday - 5/3/2013
    Time: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Mendonca Building Courtyard
    1126 Smith Street
    #11 on the Gallery
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    (Other Venues)
    For More info:
    JoDee Hunt, 262-5930
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    Cost: Free

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First Friday May 3, 2013 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 benefiting 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 CafŽ 888 - 1123 Maunakea Street (Vietnamese sandwiches, spring rolls, & shrimp chips) and local goods (

DJ Mr. Nick brings you intimate world dance party inspired DJ sets between 6-9pm ( The Chinatown Artist Loft inhabitants will open their galleries to the public between 5-10pm.

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.



Project P Bowties - My business is about making fun bowties, suspenders, and purses you can wear for any occasion or everyday for a little something to add to your outfit!

Name: Kathy Gray
Company Name: Project P

How long have you been doing this? A year and a half

What made you start your business?
My son wanted to wear things like pocket tees and bow ties so I started to make them for him and all his friends wanted to wear them too so we decided to start selling them to other people.

What inspires your designs? Anything and everything. I love searching for cool fabrics and interesting textures.

If you had advice for any new up-and-coming artists out there what would it be? Do what you love and find way to make other people see your art.


Art Nakanishi is a local artist that was born and raised in Hawaii. While working at Tropical Clay for more than 10 years, he has developed his own style of creating Ikebana vessels.

Bertie Girls Creations takes Vintage Hawaii along with the flowers, plants and fruits that has made hawaii dear in our hearts and embosses them on to ceramic coasters, wall tiles, magnets and paperweights. Sealed in a glaze makes them great forevery day use, display or forever preserving them.

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.

Charisma Industries - Charisma Industries is a creative design firm specializing in entertainment and the arts. They offer a variety of products including handmade T-shirts, live artwork, novelty pins, magnets, stickers, plush creations, and various odds and ends.

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

Little Circles - I am an artist who creates both fine and wearable art made entirely out of paper. Each piece is of original design and rolled by hand. I seal all of my work by hand as well thus creating a water resistant, one-of-a-kind piece. Jewelry: Art:

Mystic Starr - Mystic Clairvoyant. Astrology, Numerology, Palmistry, Dream Analysis, Runes, Tarot & "Playing" Cards are among the Many Methods of Mystic!With the Wit & Wisdom of a Wizard, For Luck, Love & Success, More than Magic, It's Mystic!

Rabotilnichka Jewelry is a creative atelier designing hand crafted jewelry with a story to tell. Each piece incorporates a personal attitude, attention to detail and celebration of form and colour. Materials vary from smooth sea stones and shells to enamel and silver.


Loft #202: 6-10pm

The Firebird Photography loft will be closed, but will be downstairs at their Strawberry Fields Pop Up Shop (see below). Follow their online blog and sign-up for email notifications on photography specials! Right now, check out Cheyne GallardeÕs latest project - Universe of One: the book or


Loft #203: 6-10pm

Pen and ink extraordinaire Kris Goto will be featuring her artwork as usual with some new smaller pieces for easy purchase!



Loft # 205 7:30-10pm

Pandemonium Laboratories Pandemonium Laboratories will be closed for private function First Friday May 3rd. Visit us next First Friday June 7th for "By Popular Demand - National Pillow Fight League Exhibition"



Loft #206: 5:30-9pm

Truetone Studios HAWAII SCHOOL OF VOICE LAUNCH OPEN HOUSE. You want to sing?

Come meet Louise Taylot and James McCarthy and talk about how easy and rewarding it can be to explore your voice with us. We welcome all levels and ages. We open our doors at 5:30 and welcome you to come by until at least 9 for a free consultation and some starting pointers. We will also be playing and singing as will some of the fine singers who study at our studio. You have always wanted to sing. Now you have a way.


Loft #207:

DeRose Method Hawaii The one and only representation of the DeRose Method in Hawaii and one of the three places in America where you can experience 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 #208:

Barrio Vintage's loft will be closed but check out there location at 1160 Nuuanu Avenue. Barrio Vintage is a vintage and retro boutique located in the historic Chinatown District of Honolulu. Barrio features an eye-catching assortment of clothing and accessories for both women and men. Each item is unique to the store and is sure to spark the interest of the vintage lover and the fashion-minded alike. Barrio is also proud to showcase the works of independent and progressive artists and designers.


call (808) 674-7156


Loft #209:

Check out Ruth Sorenson's landscape oil paintings. Lot's of new work and etchings for sale!


Loft #210: 7-9pm

James Anshutz presents the Lemuria Project, where children become the characters of their imagination, along with commercial and portrait work from James Anshutz

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Loft #212 7-10pm

FISHMARKET STUDIOS will feature prints by Sergio Garzon. New-edition mono-prints also for sale.



Chinatown Artist Lofts Ground Floor 5-10pm

(across from Little Village Noodle House on Smith Street)

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Strawberry Fields Pop Up Shop

A Groovy Little Pop-Up Shop by Firebird Photography

Vintage Clothes, Accessories, Art. We're selling some 60's and 70's inspired vintage clothes and accessories in our little pop-up shop! Stop by and pick up something superfly! $2 bargain bin!

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