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  • Ong King: 1st Friday - Funky Fresh 1st Friday

  • Type: Entertainment/Art/Exhibit
    Date: Friday - 4/6/2018
    Time: 7:30pm - 2am
    Ong King's First Friday
    1154 Fort Street Mall
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
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    Cost: Cost: 10$ (art opening free)
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Funky Fresh 1st Friday

An opportunity to get out and get down with amazing music, fantastic art, and people who are full of wonder and Joy. Celebrate the spring with us, and show up to chinatown, and share the vibes, dance your booty off, and see artistic expression covering the walls

Malia Johnson

Born and raised in Hawaii and love the ocean and spend as much time as I can enjoying our beautiful beaches. Most of my inspiration comes from real life experiences I've had, things I've done, even books I've read all inspire me to tell a story.

Pride of Lionz

Oahu based reggae-rock band. Committed to spreading aloha through music's universal language. Stay stoked. Live Pono.

Hook + Line

Get ready for a joyous ride down the Americana highway with stops in folk town, rockville and dixieland. With no fancy effects, it's all about great songs energetically delivered with heart and harmony. Hook+Line is a versatile acoustic group of Hawai'i based musicians. A four piece project that includes guitar, upright-bass, harmonica, drums and vocals. An acoustic Rhythm & Blues project featuring vintage sounds and distinct vocal harmonies that span a variety of genres.

Men in Grey Suits

Dig your toes into the sand and let Men in Grey Suits transcend your senses back to the feel and sound of Retro Hawai'i. With no shortage of guitar reverb effects and distinct drum rhythms to create that crashing wave sound synonymous with tiki surf subculture. Men in Grey Suits music is made for people to dance, and dance you will when you experience Hawai'i's premier surf rock band.


Taimane translates to diamond from Samoan and perfectly reflects the different facets of her nature. Whether delicately finger-picking through Bach or radically ripping through Led Zeppelin, Taimane has the ability to morph genres -- from classical to rock to flamenco -- and stretch her instrument far beyond the familiar melodies of Hawai`i, where she grew up. In addition to performing her own distinctive versions of well-known pieces, Taimane weaves in original compositions that are as far ranging as her musical tastes. With the fierceness of a rocker, and the grace of a dancer, Taimane and her music are wowing ever-larger audiences.


The Quadraphonix specialize in improvisational music that takes form as we play it live. Our music is based on the theory of free form jazz, which is freedom of musical expression. Within this expression, we showcase cultural music from our live experiences and our ancestry. Fusing Indian, Malaysian, Middle Eastern and Latin music with Western styles of Jazz, Blues and Funk is what we do best.

Dhevhan Keith

When words are not enough - music is what feelings sound like. Raw, and at times whimsical, songs crafted out of memories joyful and blissful... and heart-wrenching bittersweet moments best forgotten but held on to for dear life. A mix of ballads, bluesy, soulful and feel good island tunes.

The Woodlums

Funky, Rocking guitar riffs, with Soulful vocals, and a beat that will get your feet Moving!

Art by Christopher Miller:

An artist originally from Honolulu, born and raised on the island of Oahu. Primarily a painter working with acrylic, oil and watercolor but fascinated by all mediums with a drive to explore them all. Chris received some classical training from the Honolulu Academy of Arts, where he was awarded a 2 year scholarship from the governor. His current series called "Tides" are inspired by the Ocean, stemming from the experiences of his father, a captain and explorer, and delving into the depths of , men and mortality.

From the artist:

"I feel there is an emphasis on colour and light. The content surreal or abstract is an effort to answer questions that have been asked in dreams see it much like a book and each work perhaps a page.

There's a lot to be said about creativity and it's working process. For me an attempt to give an elusive story shape in a medium that everyone can understand."

Free - before 8

$5 8-9

$10 After 9

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oNg kINg is a safe space to open up and create.

Each person who enters has the opportunity to exit having gained learning, freedom and truth within themselves.

This for those on quest toward creative freedom, and artistic mastery.

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