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  • ART music BEER at Chinatown Courtyard

  • Type: Entertainment/Art/Exhibit
    Date: Friday - 10/4/2013
    Time: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Mendonca Building Courtyard
    1126 Smith Street
    #11 on the Gallery
    Walk Guide
    (Other Venues)
    For More info:
    JoDee Hunt, 262-5930
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    Cost: Free

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First Friday October 4, 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 Café 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.


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!

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.

CreativeCuzzin - My artwork consists of acrylic paintings and metal art with a Native American/Hawaiian flavor, (originals and prints are available on some of the paintings). These works are created on different mediums, such as metal, plastics (both of which are scrap pieces from my daytime job sites), and mostly stretched canvases and boards. I also have miscellaneous metal sculptures of steel, along with some Dream catchers are made of rebar and plastic coated metal wire.

Debra Casey - Nature photography, prints, postcards, magnets and piercing jewelry. Debra Casey was born in Hollywood, CA and moved to Maui, HI in 1996 and over to Oahu in June of 2013. She is a vegan, surfer, photographer and a tattooed body piercer with a unique perspective. She hopes you will enjoy her images.

Firebird Photography- Whether it's for a Halloween Costume or Holiday Couture, come raid Firebird Photography's eccentric vintage wardrobe!

Isis Productions Hawaii - Belly dance productions, performance, instruction & costuming by Suzanne Hamdi Keyser. Perfect costumes for Halloween! Vending original oil paintings, vintage clothing & jewelry as well as unique treasures from world travels.

Michy Moody Productions - Artwork by Michelle Jericho Poppler- Quirky Renaissance woman Michelle Jericho Poppler will be drawing life at Art Music Beer every First Friday - portraits to whatever is walking by. Suggested donation for on the spot drawings $5-$20. Michelle is a Hawaii grown artist, graphic designer, animator, dancer and filmmaker. Michy Moody Productions is the catalyst for all of her eclectic art projects. Keep tabs on her Synergism Blog or @michymoody on instagram.

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.

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.


Loft #202: 5:55-10:10pm

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 Gallarde's 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: 730-10pm

Pandemonium Laboratories: Halloween Hustle

Making your own Halloween costume? Need props, wardrobe, makeup, or effects tips? Stop by for an open discussion to prepare you for Halloween. Come in costume or bring works in progress.



Loft #206: 5:30-9pm

Truetone Studios Truetone loft series: JAMES MCCARTHY and special guests from the Truetone Songwriters Series at Downbeat Lounge.


To reserve a space at: 6:45pm, 7:30pm Or 8:15pm. Space is lmited.

Live original music in a very intimate setting


Loft #207:

DeRose Method Hawaii will be closed this First Friday, for more info check them out online, they hold classes at the lofts every week! 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 method's 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

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Loft #212 6-10pm

FISHMARKET STUDIOS featuring carving and drawing demonstrations for the upcoming Steam roller event on September 20th by Sergio Garzon. Fishmarket Studios will have "Kanaloa the Giant Squid" prints, drawings and stickers for sale!



Loft #215 7-10pm

The Creative:

Rapper's Delight:

Participate in a night of Hip Hop Kareoke and Performances,House Dance Cypher and Spoken Word Poetry. Its an All Ages Party!

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