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    May / 2018 Calendar Events

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  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 5-2am
    Special Event - First Friday at Downbeat - Foundation Meets Dancehall
    Pressure Down Sounds and Rudies Hi-Fi spin strictly-vinyl all-night reggae grooves for First Friday at Downbeat Lounge. Vintage wax mixes of dancehall, ska, rocksteady and more by guest selectors, Zion Coptic Sounds, Bonafide Sound and Irie-Sistable
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Exhibit / Entertainment - Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday: Nidaime Teishin Kai Okinawan Folk Music
    Family-friendly evening of art and music at HiSAM! Nidaime Teishin Kai, Okinawan folk music. This music group specializes in traditional Okinawan folk music, such as “Asadoya Yunta” and “Tinsagu” nu Hana, which are two songs that are very representative of their style of music.They perform a range of songs from upbeat songs that encourage spontaneous dancing (like kachashi) to slow, melodic love songs. Multiple art exhibits.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 6pm - 9pm
    Hukilau Honolulu First Friday
    Free concert, drink specials and try our new mojito menu and sushi specials. 1st friday will have live music from 6-830pm. We also have happy hour all night every friday, which includes $3 flavored martinis and house wine, and bud light, $4 draft beers, and discounted pupus.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 6:00 PM
    Black Cat Tattoo Studio
    Honolulu's only Tattoo Parlor-Art Gallery,featuring a wide variety of creative ,original art on a monthly basis Celebrating First Friday's with live tattooing, live music,amazing artist ... and cocktails!
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 5pm - 2am
    Hank's Cafe Honolulu - Big Trouble in Little Chinatown
    First Friday party!
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    HASR Wine Co. Wine Tasting
    It's that time again...First Friday and the Chinatown Artwalk is on... Please stop in and taste great wines.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 5pm-2am
    Entertainment/Art/Exhibit/Dancing - Next Door First Friday Featuring Live Art, Live Music, Food and More
    Platform Hnl is a gathering for creative and entreprenureal spirits to share and connect with the like minded individuals in their community. We give a platform to artsists of all types to put their work on display through digital projectors, art displays, and live painting.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 5pm - 9pm
    Boutique - First Friday at Roberta Oaks
    Dedicated to supporting ethical practices and a sustainable economy and planet, Roberta Oaks, Hawaii is a brand with conscience. Eco-fabrics like bamboo jersey and organic cotton are mixed with boldprints in funky colors.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 10 - 2am
    Entertainment - Dragon Upstairs- Big Trouble in Little Chinatown
    First Friday party!
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 6:00pm - 9pm
    Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - Chinatown Artists Lofts: Open Studios @ Chinatown Courtyard / Mendonca Building
    Half-a-dozen artists offer open-studios on the second floor of Chinatown Artists Lofts, with live music and refreshments overlooking a tropical courtyard from 5-10 p.m. Entrances on Smith and Maunakea near Hotel Street.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 9-2PM
    Entertainment/ Social - Bar 35 - First Friday!
    Exclusive, stylish and sexy, BAR 35 is host to the most discriminating drinker. Over 100 beers from around the world. Open 4pm-2am. Happy hour deals from 4-8pm. DJs and dancing. Cover after 9pm.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 6pm - 2am
    Social / Entertainment / Dancing - Scarlet Honolulu - First Fridays 21+
    Kim Taylor Reece image release and 2016 calendar sales - SCARLET BAR AND DANCE CLUB - A Night club with an energetic and alluring atmosphere that will get anyones toes tapping. Let us introduce you to the wizards behind the the curtain of our 'pink' emerald city.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 5pm - 2am
    SOCIAL / DRINK - Smith's Union Bar First Friday
    If you want an authentic Chinatown experience, come to Smith's Union, the oldest bar in Honolulu. Our beer is always cold and cheap.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - See notes for times
    Kan Zaman
    Featuring both indoor and patio (BYOB) dining until 10:30PM this First Friday. Authentic Moroccan & Lebanese Restaurant. Kan Zaman's menu stands alone as the only restaurant in Honolulu to offer Moroccan and Lebanese cuisine.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 6:00pm - 10:30pm
    Art & Entertainment - First Friday at Madre Chocolate - The Flowers of May First Friday
    May is upon us! we are celebrating with spices, and flavors from around the world to create fresh tastes, rich music, and an experience you won't forget! Come, share the locally made Chocolate We have vast array of endorphin releasing creations - to tantalize your taste buds, excite your ears, Stimulation for your eyes as well... and of course your favorite flavors of Cacao, Hot Chocolate, and Freshly brewed Vanuatu Kava.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018
    Shopping - Owens & Co.
    10% OFF SPECIAL! Owens & Co. is a unique boutique located in the Chinatown Arts district of Honolulu. Owens & Co. offers a fantastic collection of home accessories, gifts, as well as vintage items. Please stop by to check out the shop.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - Open until 2AM
    Proof Public House
    Hosting perhaps the only full sized pool table in the area! Plus rock and roll, pizza and drink specials. No cover. Open until 2AM
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 6 -10pm
    Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - The Arts At Marks Garage First Friday - Dot | Line | Color 12th Annual MAMo Awardees Art Exhibition
    Featuring MAMo 2018 Awardees Charlie Dickson and Verna Apio-Takashima. Curated by Ngahiraka Mason, the exhibition celebrates contemporary art through Hawaiian kapa and European painting.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 5:00 pm - 9pm
    Art Exhibit - First Friday at TEN41 Studios + Gallery
    Featured artists include Shyrl Matias and Ashley Albritton. Refreshments will be served.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 4:00 pm - 11:30pm
    Special Event - HASR Bistro First Friday Featuring Ben Vegas & Maila Gibson
    Happy hour entertainment and special dinner menu... reservations recommended. As always, you can purchase a HASR Logo glass for $5. See you there!
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 5pm - 2am
    Murphy's Bar and Grill
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 5pm - 9pm
    The ART Treasures Gallery
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 5pm - 2am
    JJ Dolan's
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 5pm - 2am
    O'Toole's Pub
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 5pm - 12am
    Lucky Belly Restaurant
    The restaurant is open from 5pm-Midnight. The take-away window from 10pm-2:30am. Everything at the window $5.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 5pm - 2am
    Blank Canvas
    Offering affordable off-the-shelf contemporary clothing designs and create- your-own designs. Extended shop hours until 8PM.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 5pm -2am
    Smith & King
  • Every Wednesday - Until 9pm
    Cake Envy
    Serving up slices of gourmet cheesecake, coffee and tea. Extended hours until 9PM. 1129 Bethel Street.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - See notes for times
    Grondin French Latin Kitchen
    French-Latin Kitchen. Offers a happy hour late night menu every First Friday starting at 10PM. Look for tasty items including chicken sofrito and charcuterie sandwiches, prawn ceviche, pommes frites paired with classically-made cocktails and $6 well drinks.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - until 10pm
    Livestock Tavern
    One of the new, exciting dining options in the area. Dining room and bar open until 10PM.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018
    Fighting Eel
    Offers extended shop hours until 9PM with new clothing items from the Fighting Eel and Ava Sky collection.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - See notes for times
    O’Toole’s Irish Pub
    Live music, drink specials and happy hour until 10PM.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018
    Ethiopian Love Restaurant
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018
    Fete Hawaii
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018
    Ginger 13
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018
    The Pig & The Lady
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 7:30pm - 2am
    Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - Ong King: 1st Friday -May the First Friday be with you!
    Another First Friday is Upon us. Come on down to heart of Honolulu to join in the festivities.... Kava will be flowing, the music will be bumpin', and the dance floor will be filled with flow arts. Show up for the art, and stay to dance the night away.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 4pm - 6:30pm
    Pacific Dharma Inc. First Friday - LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, KIRTAN
    Come celebrate First Friday with Us. CHANT - DANCE - FEAST - Live Music - Bhava hair Band * Free Vegetarian Food * Kirtan * Bhakti Yogo Discourse * Tarot Card Reading * Transcendental Art * 5% off goods and much more - Free Admission - Non-profit center & store for body mind & soul. , Products Include:, Books , Art, Music, Incense, Clothing, Jewelry, Japa, Beads, Home Decor, and more.... Events & Classes Art, Music, Vegetarian Food, Tarot Readings, Kirtan Book Signing , Record Launching, Dance , Hare Krsna, Bhakti.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 5pm - 9pm
    Exhibit - The Pegge Hopper Gallery
    The Pegge Hopper Gallery opened in 1983 and is located in historic Chinatown.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 5PM - 11PM
    Scarlet Lounge
    Our menu is locally sourced and our martinis are all handcrafted
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 11am-2am
    SOCIAL / DRINK - Bar Elixrs - BAR & LOUNGEBar Elixrs
    Bar Elixrs Intimate lit bar and lounge serving authentic Mexican fusion food, Cocktails, live sports, music & guest DJ's. Open 3pm to close Mon - Sat.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Special Event - HiSAM Gallery Shop x MORI by Art+Flea - First Friday ArtInTime Opening
    Join us for First Friday May 4th for the exciting opening of ArtInTime! Over 50 invited artists gave their imaginations free reign in transforming identical small metal boxes into singular expressions of creativity.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 5pm - 9pm
    Exhibit - Louis Pohl Gallery
    The Louis Pohl Gallery is dedicated to featuring Hawaii artists whose works reflect the standards of excellence, creativity, and inventive spirit for which its namesake was known during his lifetime.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 6:00 PM
    Art Exhibit Opening - Ravizza Brownfield Gallery - Exhibit: "OP ART"
    Ravizza Brownfield Gallery is pleased to announce the first kinetic art exhibit in Hawaii; a solo show of works by Alberto Biasi, titled "OP ART"
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 6pm - 9pm
    Kimberly Howsley - Aloha Tuscany Art Studio - NEW ARTIST/LOCATION
    Leaving one home for the other, and looking down from a window on the jet plane, I see my land and my ocean drift away.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 7PM - 10PM
    The Naughty Vegan Studio First Friday - May 2018 - Tattoos - Art Gallery - Yoga - FEATURING IMAGES BY MARIA LIEBER
    Join us. Vegan food, music and fun - ALL FOR FREE - Welcome to Honolulus number one vegan friendly tattoo parlour. The Naughty Vegan Studio is a place where those who share this passion can unite to help the animals, the Earth, ourselves, and the oppressed.
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 6:00pm - 9pm
    Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - at the Chinatown Artists Lofts at the Chinatown Artists Lofts overlooking the Mendonca Courtyard will be open for Virtual Reality painting and VR Dance Livestream - 6-9pm 1116 Smith St
  • May - Friday, 5/4/2018 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Exhibit / Entertainment - Hawaii State Art Museum: Hawaii Master Artists Show
    Come view and purchase art from the private collections of esteemed individuals that include Satoru Abe, Greg Northrop, Henry Blakstad, and the estate of Jay Jensen.

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