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The First First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk is tomorrow - May 4th, 2018 (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 - MAY 2018

View profiles of the month and previous profiles of the month on FirstFridayHawaii.Com.
  • The ARTS At Marks Garage

  • The Naughty Vegan Studio - Tattoos - Art Gallery - Yoga

  • The Dragon Upstairs

  • Association of Hawaii Artists

  • Dennis Mathewson of Cosmic Airbrush

  • Pacific Gateway Center
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- View the highlights and big events for this First Friday
Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday: Nidaime Teishin Kai Okinawan Folk Music (5/4/2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm)

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. More...

Ong King: 1st Friday -May the First Friday be with you! (5/4/2018 - 7:30pm - 2am)

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. More...

The Arts At Marks Garage First Friday - Dot | Line | Color 12th Annual MAMo Awardees Art Exhibition (5/4/2018 - 6 -10pm)

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. More...

Hawaii State Art Museum: Hawaii Master Artists Show (5/4/2018 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm)

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. More...

Owens & Co. (5/4/2018)

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. More...

Beauti Goddess Eyelash and Beauty Services - 10-25% Off Online Sale

BeautiGoddess Lash Studio is a premiere Eyelash Lift Service on Oahu - Honolulu, Hawaii. Lash lifting is an affordable alternative to lash extensions. We also offer lash and brow darkening, facias, waxing, wellness services and more. More...

The Naughty Vegan Studio First Friday - May 2018 - Tattoos - Art Gallery - Yoga - FEATURING IMAGES BY MARIA LIEBER (5/4/2018 - 7PM - 10PM)

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. More...

NEW EXHIBIT - Hawaii State Art Museum - NEW EXHIBIT -YOUNG ARTISTS OF HAWAII 2018 (MAY 4-JUNE 29, 2018)

The Young Artists of Hawai‘i is an annual student art exhibition that recognizes creative excellence among Hawaii's public and private school students in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade. More...

First Friday at Downbeat - Foundation Meets Dancehall (5/4/2018 - 5-2am)

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 More...

Aloha Kakahiaka Chinatown - Honolulu Hawaii Art Collection

Aloha Kakahiaka Chinatown, a new series of paintings by Hank Taufaasau, examines the realities of daily life in Honolulu's Chinatown. Through a mix of eccentric characters and a backdrop f historical building and modern skyscrapers, Taufaasau captures the unique resiliency and underlying strife that continuously propels this community forward. More...

First Friday at Madre Chocolate - The Flowers of May First Friday (5/4/2018 - 6:00pm - 10:30pm)

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. More...

HiSAM Gallery Shop x MORI by Art+Flea - First Friday ArtInTime Opening (5/4/2018 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm)

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. More...

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What better way to honor that special woman in your life but with the gift of Gold. Our lovely selection of "Mom" pendants, rings and earrings will surely bring a smile to her face. is owned and operated by the provider of (MacBusiness Consulting/Ernest Abrams). More...

Ravizza Brownfield Gallery - Exhibit: "OP ART" (5/4/2018 - 6:00 PM)

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" More...

Kan Zaman (5/4/2018 - See notes for times)

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. More...

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Pacific Dharma Inc. First Friday - LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, KIRTAN (5/4/2018 - 4pm - 6:30pm)

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. More... at the Chinatown Artists Lofts (5/4/2018 - 6:00pm - 9pm) 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 More...

Chinatown Artists Lofts: Open Studios @ Chinatown Courtyard / Mendonca Building (5/4/2018 - 6:00pm - 9pm)

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. More...

Map of First Friday Art Walk Event Calendar - MAY 4TH, 2018

last update: 5/2/2018 Interactive map of event calendar. More...

Hawaii Theatre - COMING MAY 2018 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...

Plein Air Painting on Location with Mark N. Brown (12 Week Oil/Acrylic Art Class - Honolulu, Hawaii) - Summer Art Class 2018

If you're ready to take your art to a higher level. Let island scenery inspire you. Paint as a group at Oahu's beaches, mountains, and parks. Come prepared to paint at the first meeting, when later locations are announced. Students show their work in a group art show at the end of class, time and place to be determined. Course covers basic acrylic or oil painting for beginning to advanced students. Students provide their own transportation to painting locations. More...

Patrick Ching's Painting in Paradise TV Show on OC16

Join me as I take local ohana exploring nature and then show them and the TV audience how to draw and paint their favorite things. Catch the season Premier January 27 at 6:30 pm and a new episodes premiere every other Wednesday. Repeats: Thursdays at 12:30am, Fridays at 1:00pm, Saturdays at 9:30am (part of a 2-hour kids block), Sundays at 9:30am (part of a 2-hour kids block), Mondays at 7:30am and Tuesdays at 5:30pm. More...

Mayor's Office Of Culture & The Arts Honolulu (MOCA) Newsletters MAY 2018 - FEATURED EXHIBITS/EVENTS

The mission of MOCA is to promote the value of arts and culture throughout communities in the City and County of Honolulu. MOCA's objectives are to attain per-eminence in culture and the arts; to perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritages of its entire people; to promote a community environment, which provides equal and abundant opportunity for exposure to culture and the arts in all its forms; and to encourage and provide equal opportunity for the development of culture and the artistic talents of the people of Honolulu. More...

Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts MAY 2018 Newsletter

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.
In This Issue
  • It's Your Art: Nānākuli Public Library
  • Art in Public Places: Art at the Capitol
  • Arts, Music, and Culture Calendar
  • HiSAM Event Calendar
  • Holiday Schedule
  • Job Opportunities
  • Volunteer Opportunities
189 Downtown - Chinatown Condos for Sale Map and Listings - 96813 Zip code - Honolulu Real Estate - Updated 5/1/2018

Downtown / Chinatown condos for sale. View interactive geographical map of condos for sale in Downtown / Chinatown - Honolulu, Hawaii. Photos, description, and much more. More...

Support Local Artists and Storytellers - Attend the May 10th FEAST!

Join us for the May 10th FEAST to support local artists! FEAST is a community dinner held quarterly, at which attendees pay to attend a catered reception, and a portion of that payment is set aside as a prize. More...

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- 6 great profiles of this month
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.
The Naughty Vegan Studio - Tattoos - Art Gallery - Yoga (808) 200-4381
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.
The Dragon Upstairs 808 526 1411
Hawaii Jazz Club. Featuring some of Hawaii's best jazz entertainers in town.
Association of Hawaii Artists (808) 398- 1863
The oldest art organization in Hawaii founded in 1926.
Dennis Mathewson of Cosmic Airbrush 808 531-8833
Creative Island style fine art and custom painting on motorcycle and autos
Pacific Gateway Center 8088517010
The purpose of the Pacific Gateway Center is to help immigrants, refugees and low-income residents of Hawaii gain access to opportunities and services through the building of skills that lead to self-sufficiency while respecting the integrity of diverse cultural heritages. Featuring Andy South, "Project Runway" this First Friday 8/5/2011.
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- Lots of events and ongoing activities posted for the month.
Full List Current Events and Exhibits Calendar

Check out our full list of upcoming exhibits, shows and events for the next First Friday. More...

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- new news postings. Plenty of art, event, venue updates to help you stay current.

University Of Hawai'i Art Gallery -MOTHER'S DAY CERAMICS + GLASS SALE 2018

The annual Mother's Day Ceramic + Glass Sale features great gifts for your mother, grandmother, aunt, or grad! Check off your gift list and support the art students and the Department of Art + Art History.


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Bus Detours for MAY 4TH 2018 First Friday

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Bar Elixrs - CINCO DE MAYO 5/5/2018

Bar Elixrs Intimate lit bar and lounge serving authentic Mexican fusion food, Cocktails, live sports, music & guest DJ's. Open 11am -2am Mon - Sat.

Hawaii Forgiveness Meeting - Dominion - An original masterpiece from IONA - Dance, music, drama at the Hawaii Theatre - One weekend only: May 11 and 12, 2018

IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre is one of the great friends of the Forgiveness Project, since our beginning 15 years ago.

Hawaii State Champion Nicholas Amador places second in the National Poetry Out Loud Competition in Washington, DC

Punahou senior Nicholas Amador, Hawaii's Poetry Out Loud state champion for 2018, placed second in the national finals in Washington, DC, on April 25, 2018.
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