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The First First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk is tomorrow - June 2nd, 2023 (see details below). Come on down to 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.

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Profiles Of The Month - JUNE 2023

View profiles of the month and previous profiles of the month on FirstFridayHawaii.Com.
  • Candace D. Fenander

  • Hawaii Craftsmen

  • Smith's Union Bar

  • The ARTS At Marks Garage
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FF EVENT - Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday - JUNE 2023 - Lady Laritza "Lala" Labouche, Exhibits and More! (6/2/2023 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm)

Free, all ages events in June include First Friday and The Vibe. Experience Hawaiʻi through the artwork of Hawaiʻi students in the “2023 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi” and “Not All Backpacks Carry the Same Weight” exhibits! In honor of Pride Month, HiSAM presents QASI Queer Arts Festival, including a performance with Lady Laritza “Lala” Labouche! More...

FF EVENT - Downtown Art Center First Friday Presents - DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY JURIED EXHIBITION (6/2/2023 - 5:30 to 8 p.m)

From May 2 - 14, 2023, Downtown Art Center’s second floor Main Gallery, located at 1041 Nuʻuanu Ave., will be hung with colorful, creative, handmade quilts by members of the Hawaiʻi Quilt Guild. “Quilting Down Memory Lane” will be on view to the public during regular gallery hours, Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a special First Friday reception on Friday, May 5 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. More...

NEWS - Hawai i State Art Museum Events and Exhibits - JUNE 2023

The Hawai'i State Art Museum is dedicated to presenting the largest and finest collection of works by Hawai'i artists that celebrate the diverse artistic and cultural legacy of Hawai'i. More...

FF EVENT - The Arts At Marks Garage First Friday (6/2/2023 - See notes for times)

The ARTS at Marks Garage is a community arts center with a 1,000 sq. ft. gallery, a 1,000 sq. ft. theater, and a 1,000 sq. ft. office space founded in 2001. Marks is home to 13 performing and visual arts businesses including Youth Speaks Hawaii and Hawaii Shakespeare Festival. 45,000 visitors attend 13 exhibits and 150 performances each year. More...

NEWS - Hawaii Theatre - COMING EVENTS

Proclaimed as the "Pride of the Pacific," the beautiful Hawaii Theatre, built by the Consolidated Amusement Company, opened its doors September 6, 1922 in downtown Honolulu. More...

NEWS - New Exhibitions At Hawaii State Museum: "2023 Young Artists Of Hawaiʻi"

Young Artists of Hawaiʻi is an annual student art competition and exhibition. Presented by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, and Gravitas Pasifika, this program recognizes creative excellence among Hawaiʻi’s public and private school students, Kindergarten through seventh grade. More...

FF EVENT - Proof Social Club First Friday (6/2/2023 - See notes for times)

Proof is Downtown pub tucked away on Chaplain Lane at the old Mercury Bar location. Featuring a rotating selection of draft craft beers, artisan pizza, and a pool table, Proof is a traditional styled pub-- a family friendly bar with a satisfying menu. More...

NEWS - Mark N. Brown At Haleʻiwa Arts Festival 2023 - June 24-25, 2023 - Get Map, Flyer, Details

Visual and Performing artists. Food,fun keiki activities and its Free!

The Hale'iwa Arts Festival event activities include approximately 125 juried visual artists with original works and limited editions, both traditional and contemporary, in oil, acrylic, ceramic, photography, sculpture, watercolor, fabric, serigraphy, jewelry and glass, as well as other media. Their art will be available for viewing, browsing and purchase directly from the artists. More...

FF EVENT - Bar 35 - First Friday! (6/2/2023 - 4pm-2am)

Exclusive, stylish and sexy, BAR 35 is host to the most discriminating drinker. Over 100 beers from around the world. More...

FF EVENT - SLIVS @ Nextdoor First Friday (6/2/2023 - See notes)

Deep in the heart of Honolulu's Chinatown is Nextdoor, Hawaii's underground art and music haven. From jazz and hip hop to electronic dance music, heavy metal, and everything in between, musical legends have called this concert hall home.'' More...

NEWS - Midas Hawaii - We Take Care Of Everything

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NEWS - Public Meeting Scheduled For Waimanalo Beach Park Pavilion Project

Waimānalo residents and the general public are invited to a meeting to discuss the City’s proposal to rebuild the pavilion at Waimānalo Beach Park. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Waimānalo District Park Gymnasium. More...

FF EVENT - HASR Wine Co. Wine Tasting (6/2/2023 - See notes for times)

It's that time again...First Friday and the Chinatown Artwalk is on... Please stop in and taste great wines. More...

Waikiki Aquarium - Summer Concert Series Ke Kani O Ke Kai - 2023

Ke Kani O Ke Kai 2023 – the Waikīkī Aquarium’s beloved outdoor oceanside concert series, returns in 2023! Featuring three summer performances under the stars by the islands’ top musical artists and hula halau. Guests will also enjoy special dinner options provided by favorite local restaurant partners. More...

Honolulu Zoo - Virtual "Wildest Show In Town" Summer Concert Series 2023 - June 14, 2023, June 21, 2023, June 28, 2023, July 12, 2023

Summer is getting wilder with the Honolulu Zoo Societyʻs annual Wildest Show summer concert series. The after-hours concert series, emceed by Angela Morales Escontrias, features live local entertainment from Na Hoku award-winning musical artists and popular Hawaiʻi performers live at the Honolulu Zoo’s Great Lawn. Sit back with your family and friends to enjoy music, keiki activities, and so much more while helping us raise funds to upgrade the Zoo’s family playground. More...

Blessing Marks Completion Of Repairs To Treasured Kualoa Wa'a Kaulua

Refurbishing cherished public resources while perpetuating the Native Hawaiian voyaging culture. The Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) was proud to be joined by Liko Hoe & the Hoe 'Ohana, State Senator Brenton Awa, Kualoa Regional Park staff, M noa Summer Fun keiki, Kustom Vessels LLC staff, and other members of the Hakipu'u voyaging community to bless three renovated wa'a kaulua (double-hulled canoe) as part of the park's ocean recreation and education programming. More...

Three Parks In Leeward, 'Ewa Area Scheduled For Closure

Park closures are scheduled to begin soon for various reasons at three City parks located in the Leeward, 'Ewa area of Oahu: Kamokila Community Park in Honokai Hale, Mauna Lahilahi Beach Park in Wai'anae, and Pu'uloa Beach Park in 'Ewa. More...

No reservation required for kama' ina entry into Hanauma Bay beginning July

Beginning Saturday, July 1, 2023 Hawai'i residents (kama' ina) can enjoy free, no-reservation-required access into the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve (HBAY) during regular hours of operation at this popular natural attraction. More...

Honolulu Continues Designation As A Tree City Usa, Receives Growth Award

For over four decades now (42 years to be exact), the City and County of Honolulu continues to be recognized as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, while also receiving a Growth Award in 2022 for demonstrating environmental improvement and an outstanding level of tree care! More...

City Announces Independence Day Holiday Schedule

City and County of Honolulu offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 to observe the Independence Day holiday. More...

City Awarded $20 Million From The Fta To Expand Its Bus Fleet Electrification

The City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services was recently awarded $20 million by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to purchase new electric buses via a Low-No grant program, which is aimed to electrify public transit fleets across the nation. More...

The Honolulu Zoo Holds Naming Contest For Baby Rhino

The Honolulu Zoo announces a naming contest for its newest Eastern black rhinoceros. Born on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, to parents Aria (mother) and Kendi (father), the male baby rhino is healthy and growing and has recently been allowed to venture into the outdoor rhino habitat. More...

City Concludes Internal Review Into Honolulu Liquor Administration, Unveils Findings And Recommendations

Mayor Rick Blangiardi announced the findings of a comprehensive internal review into the practices and procedures of the Honolulu Liquor Commission’s enforcement system. This review was aimed at addressing concerns and ensuring the highest standards of integrity and accountability within the agency. More...

City Announces The Official Name Of The Rail System: Skyline

Mayor Rick Blangiardi and the City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services announced the official name and branding of Honolulu's soon-to-open rail system: Skyline. More...

Residents And Businesses Urged To Consider Supply Chain Disruptions When Planning And Preparing For This Hurricane Season

The NOAA Central Pacific Hurricane Center announced on that the Central Pacific is likely to experience a near-to-above-normal hurricane season for 2023 with the possibility of four to seven tropical cyclones forming or moving into the Central Pacific. More...


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New Exhibitions At Hawaii State Museum: "Fear of the Unknown" Opens July 7, 2023

The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) invites the public to the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum’s newest exhibit, “Fear of the Unknown” on Friday, July 7. Museum visitors are invited to contemplate 34 enigmatic artworks by 28 artists in the ʻEwa gallery (second floor). Take a closer look and find details that help reveal narratives of exploration, change, and discovery. More...

Hawaiian Electric Companies Geared Up For Hurricane Season, Urge Customers To Prepare

The 2022 Central Pacific hurricane season starts and could bring as many as four tropical cyclones over the next six months. Hawaiian Electric is advising customers, both residential and commercial, to make sure they are prepared and have emergency plans in place.


NEWS - Foster Botanical Garden Reopening Delayed Until The End Of Summer 2023

Foster Botanical Garden is now scheduled to reopen near the end of summer 2023 following the completion of an accessibility improvement project and in-house maintenance from botanical garden and park maintenance staff. More...

NEWS - JUNE 2023 FIRE SAFETY TIP -How to Prepare Your Family in Case Of A Fire?

While you don't necessarily want to think about a home fire, it is important for you and your family be prepared. Here are a few simple ways to keep your family safe. More...

NEWS - JUNE 2023 ESTATE & TRUST TIP - Grandparents: Estate and Trust Tips for Planning for Your Grandchildren with Special Needs

Grandparents want the best for their grandchildren and often give gifts while alive, or make provisions for their loved ones for after they are deceased. Here is a brief summary of some Do's and Don'ts when planning for your loved one with special needs. More...

NEWS - City Stressing Requirement For Out-Of-State Vehicle Permits On Oahu

The Department of Customer Services is reminding motorists with out-of-state license plates that a permit is required to operate the vehicle in the City and County of Honolulu. More...

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NEWS - Honolulu Parks & Rec Now Posting Indoor Free Play And Pool Hours Online

Want to know when your neighborhood pool is open to swim laps? Or when the park gymnasium is allowing free play to shoot some hoops? Now you can view the schedules for these public facilities from the convenience of your internet-connected smartphone or computer! More...

NEWS - Ala Moana Dental Care Is Open For Emergency Dental Care Services, Teeth Cleaning, And Other Dental Services

Now open 7 Days a Week, 6am - 8pm for your emergency dental care, teeth cleanings and general dental services. Please know that we have further heightened our already extremely rigid sterilization procedures to keep our patients safe. Our number one priority preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our community. More...

NEWS - City Sets Public Hearing On New Rules For Personalized License Plates

Oahu residents will get a say in new rules designed to rein in the offensive language motorists want to affix to their Hawaiilicense plates. More...

NEWS - Overnight Camping At Bellows Suspended For The Return Of Nesting Sea Turtles

With the return of the sea turtle nesting period approaching, Marine Corps Base Hawai'i (MCBH) and the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) are announcing the suspension of overnight at camping for Bellows Field Beach Park from Tuesday, May 16 through Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023. More...

NEWS - Kuhio Beach Park Closure Hours Modified For Consistency With Nearby Park

In conjunction with Waikīkī community and law enforcement efforts to increase safety and create consistent park regulations, the Honolulu Department of Park and Recreation (DPR) is modifying the closure hours for Kūhiō Beach Park in Waikīkī. Effective immediately, nightly closure for this beach park will begin at 12 a.m. (midnight) and last until 5 a.m. every morning. The previous closure hours were from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m., with this change expanding the nightly closure by two hours. More...

NEWS - Waipi'o Peninsula Soccer Complex Closing In June For Field Maintenance

The island's premier soccer complex is closing for one month, providing Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation staff the opportunity to revitalize the popular fields and facilities. More...

NEWS - Honolulu Zoo Assists Geriatric Giraffe With Immobilization And Novel Therapies

On May 2, 2023, the Honolulu Zoo undertook immobilization of Squirt, the 23 year old, 19 foot tall, 2,000 pound male Reticulated giraffe, to perform care for his chronic hoof and limb issues. More...

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- 4 great profiles of this month
Candace D. Fenander 808-235-5406
Watercolor and pastel paintings, land and seascapes, animals and florals
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A tradition of excellence. Hawai'i Craftsmen support high standards of quality among member craftsmen who work in clay, fiber, glass metal, mixed media and wood. Increasing awareness of fine crafts since 1966.
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The ARTS At Marks Garage (808) 521-2903
The ARTS at Marks Garage is a community arts center with a 1,000 sq. ft. gallery, a 1,000 sq. ft. theater, and a 1,000 sq. ft. office space founded in 2001. Marks is home to 13 performing and visual arts businesses including Youth Speaks Hawaii and Hawaii Shakespeare Festival. 45,000 visitors attend 13 exhibits and 150 performances each year.
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