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  • ART music BEER at Chinatown Courtyard

  • Type: Entertainment/Art/Exhibit
    Date: Friday - 6/7/2013
    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 June 7, 2013 at the Chinatown Courtyard

(Mendonca Building, 1126 Smith Street) 5-10pm

The ARTS at Marks Garage and Shop Bop & Grind presents...

ARTmusicBEER sponsored by Kona Brewing Co., Hawaii Tourism Authority & Mayor's Office of Culture & The Arts

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 Kitchen Music Society 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 (

Kitchen Music Society deejays, DJ Mr. Nick and DJ TripleByPass will cook up extremely tasty musical mixes made up of eclectic, jazzy, sophisticated selections between 6-10pm ( Kitchen Music Society is a Collective of Honolulu DJs specializing in cooking up musical mixes, made up of eclectic, jazzy, sophisticated selections. In Short, Nothing mainstream, but Extremely tasty. ( The Chinatown Artist Loft inhabitants will open their galleries to the public between 5-10pm. We will also be showing a silent movie in the courtyard: The General.

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.


Secret Record Store - All types of records, discount items(i.e. $1 & $2) CDs, accessories (45 spindles, etc.), a vinyl listening station, and select fan schwag. Instagram & Twitter @scrtrcrdstore. Our stock can be browsed and purchased online at (seller IDs "citymouse" and "Neter_Sound") any time, and in person when we do the pop-up shops. For online orders, we offer free delivery for all orders in the Honolulu metropolitan area.

Name: John Friend / Kevin Cruze
Company Name: Secret Record Store
How long have you been doing this? John worked as a buyer & seller at Jelly's (HNL) '84-'87; at Open Mind Music (Divisadero St., SFO) '94-2006. He has been selling records online @ since 2004.
Kevin has been selling records on eBay since 1999 and since 2010.
Together, we did a table at Hungry Ear's 1st annual record swap last August. It went fairly well.

What made you start your business? Love of music and wanting to share the gems we've found with the world.
What inspires you? A good song on a record that makes it worth keeping.
If you had advice for any new up-and-coming entrepreneurs out there what would it be? Do something simple extraordinarily well.

AltPercept - Bright playful jewelry and accessories. Embroidery thread, wire-wrapped earrings, feather ear cuffs and pendants/necklaces with beach glass and stones. Every piece is carefully handmade and unlike anything else anywhere else. Be your bright self and be different!

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.

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

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.

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:

Marlene's Originals - Jewelry designs that are one of a kind with handcrafted and wire wrapped wires. Styled with beach glass, semi precious stones, shells, crystals and other natural components.

Mayonnaise Strategy - "...will not cloud water if fed properly"

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!

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 oneÕs 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.

Roketo makes super fresh graphic tees.

Sassy Lassy - Clothing, bags, jewelry and more! Email:

Slick Rick Ink - Richard "Slick Rick" Martin (Owner). Local artist, making uniquely awesome art on canvas using acrylics and mixed media.


Loft #202: 6-10pm

The Firebird Photography loft will be closed, but 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 Back by popular demand, the National Pillow Fight League (voted 'Best of Honolulu - Arts and Culture') will be holding an exhibition at Pandemonium Laboratories. See the action, have fun, bring your own opponent if you like, even learn how to start your own NPFL team. "Get'em!"



Loft #206: 5:30-9pm

Truetone Studios will be quiet this First Friday, but check out what James McCarthy has going on online!


Loft #207:

DeRose Method Hawaii will be closed this First Friday, but celebrates its one year anniversary this month! For more info check them out online!

The DeRose Method combines high performance techniques and concepts that develop strength, power, flexibility, balance, movement, breathing, concentration, relaxation, as well as good human relations, manners, and nutrition. The methodÕs aim is to increase consciousness and self-awareness.


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

web or or

Loft #212 7-10pm

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



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