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    July / 2018 Calendar Events

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  • FIRST FRIDAY DETAILS - 6pm - 9pm

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  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 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, Solomonic Sound, Zacharijah and Irie-Sistable
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Exhibit / Entertainment - Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday - Evening of Jazz
    Free, family-friendly evening of art and music at HiSAM! July 2018: annual Evening of Jazz with the Hawaii Friends of Civil Rights, featuring Ginai, Mike Lewis & Friends, Chanter Ikaika Bantolina, Clare-Marie Anderson, Sarah Catino and more.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 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.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 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!
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 5pm - 2am
    Hank's Cafe Honolulu - Big Trouble in Little Chinatown
    First Friday party!
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 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.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 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.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 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.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 10 - 2am
    Entertainment - Dragon Upstairs- Big Trouble in Little Chinatown
    First Friday party!
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 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.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 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.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 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.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 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.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 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.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 6:00pm - 10:30pm
    Art & Entertainment - First Friday at Madre Chocolate -Tempering Summer with Cacao - First Friday Fest
    Summer is almost here, and 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.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018
    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.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 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
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 6 -10pm
    Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - The Arts At Marks Garage First Friday - CONTACT ZONE Exhibition
    ‘Selections from CONTACT ZONE' features artwork from the fifth installment of CONTACT, an annual exhibition of contemporary art made in Hawai‘i. The artwork in this year's show explores the notion of ‘CONTACT ZONES,' or spaces of cultural exchange and mitigation. Offering a comprehensive survey of contemporary art in Hawai‘i, with a critical focus on what it means to live, coexist, and be from and transplant to Hawai‘i
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 5:00 pm - 9pm
    Art Exhibit - First Friday at TEN41 Studios + Gallery
    Featured artists include Shyrl Matias and Ashley Albritton. Refreshments will be served.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 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!
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 5pm - 2am
    Murphy's Bar and Grill
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 5pm - 9pm
    The ART Treasures Gallery
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 5pm - 2am
    JJ Dolan's
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 5pm - 2am
    O'Toole's Pub
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 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.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 5pm - 2am
    Blank Canvas
    Offering affordable off-the-shelf contemporary clothing designs and create- your-own designs. Extended shop hours until 8PM.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 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.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 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.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - until 10pm
    Livestock Tavern
    One of the new, exciting dining options in the area. Dining room and bar open until 10PM.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018
    Fighting Eel
    Offers extended shop hours until 9PM with new clothing items from the Fighting Eel and Ava Sky collection.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - See notes for times
    O’Toole’s Irish Pub
    Live music, drink specials and happy hour until 10PM.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 5pm - 10pm
    Food - Ethiopian Love Restaurant
    Ethiopian Love Restaurant, 2018 Hale Aina Award winner: Finalist in Best Vegetarian
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018
    Fete Hawaii
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018
    Ginger 13
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018
    The Pig & The Lady
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 7:30pm - 2am
    Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - Ong King: 1st Friday -The Spirits Gather - First Friday Phantasmagora
    Summer is almost here! 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.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - until 8pm
    Pacific Dharma Inc. First Friday - LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, KIRTAN
    Come celebrate First aThere will be a 10% discount on all items all day and each person coming to the store will be offered a sweet or candy “Prasadam” or food that has been offered to God. with Us. CHANT - DANCE - FEAST - Live Music - Bhava hair Band * There will be a 10% discount on all items all day and each person coming to the store will be offered a sweet or candy “Prasadam” or food that has been offered to God. 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.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 5pm - 9pm
    Exhibit - The Pegge Hopper Gallery - NEW EXHIBIT - Women's Works
    The Pegge Hopper Gallery opened in 1983 and is located in historic Chinatown. A new exhibition at the Pegge Hopper Gallery featuring traditional Indian embroidery, a colorful and vibrant array of textiles alongside new work inspired by the beauty of India.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 5PM - 11PM
    Scarlet Honolulu
    TIKI Bar & DANCE CLUB in downtown Honolulu! Weekend night club playing EDM & pop music as well as hosting regular drag shows.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 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.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Special Event - HiSAM Gallery Shop x MORI by Art+Flea - First Friday Silent Auction - Everyone Welcome!
    We welcome you to attend the Honolulu Biennial Foundation first art auction in partnership with the HiSAM gallery shop x Mori by Art + Flea! The sale will feature artists from the inaugural 2017 Honolulu Biennial, as well as prominent Hawaii artists. Proceeds will benefit the 2019 Honolulu Biennial and participating artists!
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 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.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 6:00 PM
    Art Exhibit Opening - Ravizza Brownfield Gallery -Exhibition Opening // Chiho Ushio // Resonance
    The exhibition showcases three different bodies of work, Mauli Ola, multi-layered woodcut prints on paper, Phantasm, mixed media sculpture using unconventional materials on Plexiglas, and the artist’s most recent works.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 6pm - 9pm
    Kimberly Howsley - Aloha Tuscany Art Studio
    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.
  • July - Friday, 7/6/2018 - 7PM - 10PM
    The Naughty Vegan Studio First Friday - July 2018
    Join us. Vegan food, music and fun - ALL FOR FREE - Welcome to Honolulu's 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.

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