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The First First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk of 2012 is tomorrow - February 3rd, 2012 (lots of details below). Come on down to the Chinatown/Downtown from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm (with after hour activities until 2:00 am) and visit the galleries and merchants and enjoy their impressive array of exhibits and events. We also launched our new First Friday Text message Alert System... details below
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| FEATURED PROFILES - 5 great profiles this month featuring a good combination of art, food and wine! Learn about First Friday and the Art community.|
- Christy Fujii Gallery
- Kalei Cafe - Has Coupon!
- The Feng Shui Way with Alice Inoue
- Grand Cafe and Bakery
- Hanks Cafe Honolulu
| FEATURES AND HIGHLIGHTS|
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| Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday - Games Night (2/3/2012 - 6 - 9pm)|
Come for our first-ever games night and rediscover some board game favorites as you and your friends relax in the second floor courtyard. The following First Friday on March 2nd will feature solo instrumentalist Shoji Ledward playing jazz guitar in our Sculpture Lobby. More...
| New First Friday Text Message Alert (SMS) System|
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| Andrew Rose Gallery Featuring LINDA KĀNE - NĀ MAHINA I HALA (2/3/2012 - 6-9pm)|
An exhibition of paintings from the last two years inspired by the artist s travels in the American Mid-West and personal memories of Hawai i. More...
| 34 New Hawaiian Art Images Released By Patrick Ching|
Hawaiian Nature Artist, Patrick Ching, has published 34 beautiful images not previous seen. Available in matted print and Giclée on Canvas. Also posted are 4 new originals for sale! NEW RELEASE SPECIAL - 20% OFF Prints/Giclées & 10% OFF ORIGINALS (EXPIRES 2/29/12) More...
| SOHO Mixed Media Bar (2/3/2012 - 5pm - 9pm) - Light show artist take over soho mixed media sound bar this First Friday feb 3rd for rave rock's brand official launch event!!! More...|
| Louis Pohl Gallery (2/3/2012 - 5pm - 9pm)|
Deborah Pacheco and Arlene Woo's Branching Out plus Terry Nokell The Logger's Daughter More...
| Shop Bop & Grind! First Friday! (2/3/2012 - 6-9pm) - Music that'll make you bop while you shop, delicious grinds and local goods make this outdoor bazaar a snugly fit block party in Chaplain Lane. the808wonderland and Jet Boy/Jet Girl proudly team up with Mercury Bar and Hole In The Wall to present Shop Bop & Grind every First Friday! More...|
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| First Friday @ Ong King - Rockabilly Prom (2/3/2012 - 5pm-2AM)|
Leading edge art, music, movement and culture More...
| Pacific Gateway Center Lemongrass Cafe (2/3/2012 - 5:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.) - Celebrating Dr. Myaing's Birthday!! Free pupus and wine tasting will also be provided while supplies last. More...|
| One Night Stand In The Chinatown Courtyard - Gypsy Night Market (2/3/2012 - 5:30pm - 10:00pm)|
The Chinatown Courtyard will transformed into a colorful Gypsy Night Market. This First Friday Event will feature enticing, rare and unique treasures created by island artists with ephemera derived from their own personal globe trotting. More...
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| Map of First Friday Art Walk Event Calendar - February 3rd, 2012 - (last update: 2/2/2012) Interactive map of event calendar. More...|
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| PROFILES OF THE MONTH|
(Back to the top) - 5 great profiles of the month
| Christy Fujii Gallery 808-585-8810|
All of Christy Fujii's paintings are originals. There are not prints available. Every painting is unique.
| Kalei Cafe 8083928756|
A Hawaiian owned snack shop serving one of the softest shaved ice in downtown! Also, featuring bubble drinks, flavored iced tea, homemade cheeseburgers, hot dogs, and hawaiian food. Has coupon!!
| The Feng Shui Way with Alice Inoue (808) 598-2655|
Alice Inoue is an Astrology and Feng Shui consultant, inspirational speaker, Spiritual educator, as well as an ordained minister of the Honolulu Church of Light.
| Grand Cafe and Bakery 808-531-0001|
Making people smile since 1923. Executive Chef Anthony Vierra has drawn on his years of culinary experience to create menus that are appealing, enticing, and affordable
| Hanks Cafe Honolulu (808) 5261410|
Original paintings and prints by owner Hank Taufaasau
(Back to the top) - We have over 34 events and ongoing events posted for the month.
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Exhibit / Entertainment - Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday - Games Night - 6 - 9pm|
Come for our first-ever games night and rediscover some board game favorites as you and your friends relax in the second floor courtyard. The following First Friday on March 2nd will feature solo instrumentalist Shoji Ledward playing jazz guitar in our Sculpture Lobby.
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Art Exhibition - Andrew Rose Gallery Featuring LINDA KĀNE - NĀ MAHINA I HALA - 6-9pm|
An exhibition of paintings from the last two years inspired by the artist s travels in the American Mid-West and personal memories of Hawai i.
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - One Night Stand In The Chinatown Courtyard - Gypsy Night Market - 5:30pm - 10:00pm|
The Chinatown Courtyard will transformed into a colorful Gypsy Night Market. This First Friday Event will feature enticing, rare and unique treasures created by island artists with ephemera derived from their own personal globe trotting.
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - SOHO Mixed Media Bar - 5pm - 9pm|
Light show artist take over soho mixed media sound bar this First Friday feb 3rd for rave rock's brand official launch event!!!
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Exhibit - Louis Pohl Gallery - 5pm - 9pm|
Deborah Pacheco and Arlene Woo's Branching Out plus Terry Nokell The Logger's Daughter
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - First Friday @ Ong King - Rockabilly Prom - 5pm-2AM|
Leading edge art, music, movement and culture
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Pacific Gateway Center Lemongrass Cafe - 5:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.|
Celebrating Dr. Myaing s Birthday!! Free pupus and wine tasting will also be provided while supplies last.
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Shopping - Shop Bop & Grind! First Friday! - 6-9pm|
Music that'll make you bop while you shop, delicious grinds and local goods make this outdoor bazaar a snugly fit block party in Chaplain Lane. the808wonderland and Jet Boy/Jet Girl proudly team up with Mercury Bar and Hole In The Wall to present Shop Bop & Grind every First Friday!
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Special Event - Island Keepsakes - 5:00 pm - 10pm|
A specialty gift shop featuring an outstanding selection of local made products of all kinds. Plus personal, friendly service.
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - After 9pm Dancing/Social - Soho Mixed Media Bar - Party Zone - Music/Dance - 9pm - 2am|
Come out to SOHO after hours (9-2AM) for one of the biggest parties of the night
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Shopping - Art - Mish Mash Shop - 20-40% Off Select Items - 5-9pm|
Vintage Collections , Reclaim your stye! Here you will find a MiSH MaSH of items either recycled for a second chance or reconstructed into something completely new.
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Exhibit - Chinatown Boardroom - 5pm - 9pm|
Surf Boutique / Art Gallery featuring custom one-of-a-kind surfboards and Lowbrow art by local and international artists.
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Special Event - Super Citizen - 5pm-9pm|
A Sustainable Lifestyle store offering alternative choices to your everyday purchases.
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - OTTO CAKE at Chinatown's First Friday - 5-9pm|
OTTO CAKE will be serving up its fresh-baked specialty cheesecakes and coffees. Featuring "hawaii family portraits" by mike ang.
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Indigo - Martini Madness - 4pm-6pm & First Friday Party - 4-6pm|
Home Of The Original Downtown Chinatown $4 Martini's
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Social/Art - bambuTwo - 5pm - 2am|
Happy hour 4-8 pm - 8-close 5.00 sex on the beach 5.00 beer bottles
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Entertainment - Dragon Upstairs - 10 - 2am|
First Friday party!
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - 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.
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Entertainment - First Friday Street Roda by Capoeira Cordão de Ouro - 8PM - 10PM|
If you have never seen Capoeira live, this is a great chance to see it with your own eyes. Bring your good Axé (energy) to the roda!
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Black Cat Tattoo Studio - 6:00 PM|
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!
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - HASR Wine Co. Wine Tasting - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
Retail Wine Store specializing in California Wines that are Highly Allocated and Exclusive. Also proud owners of 15 one-of-a-kind Premiere Napa Valley Wines in the World.
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Christy Fujii Gallery - 5pm -9pm|
All of Christy Fujii's paintings are originals. A natural at art, Christy developed her talent at an early age. In her childhood years, she would sketch portraits and images from her hometown Gyongju in South Korea.
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Boutique - Roberta Oaks - 5pm - 9pm|
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.
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Floterior - 5pm -9pm|
Featuring an exceptional collection of EurAsian, floral-themed décor personally created and selected by award-winning Master Flower Designer and certified Interior Space Designer Yoshie "Aya" Anzai, AIFD.
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Hanks Cafe Honolulu - 5pm - 2am|
First Friday party!
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Art Exhibition - ThirtyNineHotel Presents: Go Bang Party - 9pm|
A few readers might know that thirtyninehotel's First Friday party, Go Bang! takes its name from the Arthur Russell song of the same name.
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Social - Indigo Lounge - 9pm - 2am|
Chinatown's Late Night Hot Spot
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - After 9pm Dancing/Social - Next Door - 9pm-2am|
NEXTDOOR is a nightclub and art venue in Honolulu, Hawaii's Chinatown.
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - The Venue - 6pm - 2am|
8-close 5.00 sex on the beach, 5.00 beer bottles, - guinness, red stripe, newcastle, heineken, heineken light, sam adams oktoberfest, hawaii nui lager, amber, brown ale, corona, amstel light and bison ipa
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - Aloha Tower Marketplace First Friday - 5pm-2am|
20% off coupon, art, entertainment, shops, restaurants, clothing, jewelry and more.
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Special Event - Downbeat Diner and Lounge - FIRST FRIDAY - 5-2am|
American diner food favorites with vegetarian options on everything.
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Hukilau Honolulu First Friday - 6pm - 9pm|
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.
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - Manifest First Friday - 5pm -9pm|
Kimie Kauikeolani Miner is native born to the islands, representing Hawaii, Kimie grew up with Hawaiian, reggae, and soul influences.
|February - Friday, 2/3/2012 - First Friday @ The Loft - 5pm-2AM|
| FIRST FRIDAY NEWS|
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34 New Hawaiian Art Images Released By Patrick Ching
Hawaiian Nature Artist, Patrick Ching, has published 34 beautiful images not previous seen. Available in matted print and Giclée on Canvas. Also posted are 4 new originals for sale! NEW RELEASE SPECIAL - 20% OFF Prints/Giclées & 10% OFF ORIGINALS (EXPIRES 2/29/12)
First Thursdays Poetry Slam at Fresh Cafe February 2nd, 2012
An evening of performance poetry, music, and live art hosted by Kealoha. Featuring Taylor Mali (4-time National Slam Champion).
Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts FEBRUARY 2012 Newsletter
There are features on the Artists in the Schools Program, the upcoming Professional Development Workshops for Teaching Artists, the "Second Saturday" event entitled "Rhythm, Rhymes and Rainbows" with the Hawai‘i Watercolor Society and James McCarthy on Saturday, February 11th; and the "Art Lunch" lecture presented by Barbara Okamoto on Tuesday, February 28th.
Hawaii Watercolor Class Exhibition At The Ing Direct Bank
The theme of "Flowers" is an exhibition of Japanese watercolor technique through the eyes and imagination of local Honolulu artists with international influence.
Honolulu Museum Of Art Celebrates
African American History Month With New Film Fest
Honolulu African American Film Festival features new releases, blaxploitation classics, and an all-star jazz concert.
"Trip Around the Island" - Exhibition February 7 - March 24, 2012
Inspired by Juliette May Fraser's 1952 print series Ke Anuenue and the activism of Save Our Surf, thirteen artists take you on a multimedia journey around the island. Everyday
The Art Board - 2nd HISLEA Art Exhibition at Hawaii Convention Center
We welcome your participation to this great opportunity to show and sell your artwork at this special event.
Bar 35 February 2012 Events
A full month of fun at Bar 35 -- a mainstay in the trendy Downtown-Chinatown club scene!
Brasserie Du Vin Entertainment February 2012 Events
Sessions @ Du Vin, a showcase for local, live musicians. Different talented musicians featured weekly with musical styles ranging from jazz to Hawaiian. Wednesdays, 7pm. Du Vin's late Saturday night lounge, Noir, continues to go strong. In addition to European lounge music with DJ Silvana, Du Vin offers a specially priced cocktail and food menu. Saturdays, 10pm.
Live Music Every at bambuTwo - February 2012 Schedule
Please find bambuTwo's music line up for February -- a mix of live music and DJs working together to create a relaxing, pau hana scene!
University Of Hawai'i - Fred Tomaselli in residence Feb. 13-17 LECTURE Feb. 15th @ 6pm ART Auditorium FREE
Emre Huner was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1977. He is known for his drawing and animation installations of futuristic, fantastical, layered worlds.
New Director To Lead Hawaii State Foundation On Culture And The Arts
"Eva Laird Smith is an outstanding choice among many able candidates who applied," said Barbara Saromines- Ganne, Oahu commissioner and chair of the board of the HSFCA.
Honolulu Chinatown Improvement Plans
The Chinatown Business & Community Association President tells how they are trying to make positive changes that will benefit residents, visitors and businesses in Honolulu's vibrant Chinatown.
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