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The First First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk is tomorrow - May 5th, 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.

CINCO DE MAYO BLOCK PARTY 2023! - Details below.

Also check out the news section below for interesting news going on in the Downtown / Chinatown and art community.

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Profiles Of The Month - MAY 2023

View profiles of the month and previous profiles of the month on FirstFridayHawaii.Com.
  • Colleen Wilcox Art

  • Next Door

  • Association of Hawaii Artists

  • Hank Taufaasau
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- View the highlights and big events for this First Friday
FF EVENT - Cinco de Mayo 2023 Hispanic Celebration / Block Party - Honolulu Hawaii - Downtown - Chinatown - Friday May 5, 2023 - 6pm-10pm - Bar Crawl 10pm-2am (5/5/2023 - See ntoes)

Nuuanu Avenue between Pauahi & King Streets - FREE open to the PUBLIC block party! 21+ alcohol garden, Mechanical Bull, Food Vendors, and Retail Vendors. Featuring from California a 10 Piece Mariachi band and DJ. More...

FF EVENT - Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday - MAY 2023 - Simple Souls, Jabari Prevost, Exhibits, Foodbank Fundraiser and More! (5/5/2023 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm)

Live music performances in the outdoor Sculpture Garden by Simple Souls and Jabari Prevost. Food vendors will be at the museum. All museum galleries will be open (free admission), including the 2023 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibit, featuring award-winning artworks by Hawaiʻi students grades 7-12. Free admission, all ages welcome! SPECIAL DBEDT + the Hawai i State Art Museum are collaborating for a fundraiser at this First Friday! Proceeds will benefit @hawaiifoodbank More...

FF NEWS - Hawaii State Art Museum Current Exhibitions and Collections

Current listing of exhibitions and collections at HSAM. 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 Woodchucks Live @ Nextdoor Cinco De Mayo! (5/5/2023 - See notes)

Cinco De Mayo with The Woodchucks @ Nextdoor followed by DJS until 2AM! Block party, food, live music! 21+ More...

FF EVENT - Downtown Art Center First Friday Presents - Hawaii Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Show (5/5/2023 - 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...

FF EVENT - The Arts At Marks Garage First Friday - MAYBE? MAYBE NOT. Exhibit (5/5/2023 - See notes for times)

We are proud to announce the artists participating in the MAYBE? MAYBE NOT. exhibit at The ARTS at Marks Garage! Join us on First Friday from 5-8pm for a meet and greet reception with these talented individuals. The works are thought-provoking and may appear differently to everyone who views them. And that is the beauty of creativity. More...

FF EVENT - Proof Social Club First Friday (5/5/2023 - 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...

FF 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...

FF NEWS - Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts MAY 2023 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. More...

FF EVENT - Bar 35 - First Friday! (5/5/2023 - 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 - HASR Wine Co. Wine Tasting (5/5/2023 - 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...

FF NEWS - Hawai i State Art Museum Events and Exhibits - MAY 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...


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FF NEWS - Congratulations To The Winners Of The Mayor's Memorial Dayposter Contest!

Congratulations to the winners of the Mayor's Memorial Day Poster Contest! This year the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation received 100 entries from across the state. More...

FF NEWS - Kekaulike Mall Improvement Project Begins April 17

A City construction project delivering long-awaited improvements to Kekaulike Mall in Chinatown is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 17. The popular corridor stands as the main pedestrian access-way between Hotel and King streets in Chinatown, and serves as a marketplace for local merchants, shoppers, and pedestrians. More...

FF NEWS - Windward Artists Guild - Pauahi Tower Features the Latest Windward Artists Guild Juried Show

Make the WAG Ultra Show III at Pauahi Tower downtown your first stop on your First Friday art crawl. There's no reception, but a wonderful show full of beauty and surprises. Pauahi Tower is in Bishop Square and the show is in the second floor lobby. The building is open until 5:30 pm. More...

FF NEWS - Waikiki Beach Activities at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort Now Open with COVID-19 Safety Measures

BOOK NOW! Book your activity, tour and lessons today! Reservations are secured on a first come, first serve basis. Get your request today. More...

FF NEWS - Tickets Available: Na Leo Pilimehana to Perform Mother's Day Concert at Hawai'i Convention Center Sunday, May 14, 2023

The Hawai‘i Convention Center invites guests to a special Mother’s Day brunch concert featuring Na Leo Pilimehana at its 4th floor Kalākaua Ballroom on Sunday, May 14, 2023. More...

FF NEWS - Best Waikiki Sail, Boat & Snorkeling Tours at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

You will love this catamaran cruises in Waikiki. From breakfast sails to moonlight evening sails. Snorkeling, swimming and so much more. Make your online reservation today! More...

FF NEWS - The Honolulu Zoo Announces Birth Of Its First Baby Rhinoceros

The Honolulu Zoo is happy to announce the arrival of a new baby Eastern black rhinoceros born on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, to parents Aria (mother) and Kendi (father). The male baby is the first offspring of the rhino couple who arrived at the Honolulu Zoo from San Diego last September and November. More...

FF NEWS - Oahu Business Recovery Grants Program To Reopen For Applications On May 15

The Oʻahu Business Recovery Grants (OBR) program will reopen on May 15, 2023, at 8 a.m. for applications from small businesses that have suffered pandemic hardship. $3.5 million in grants is available and eligibility has been expanded, allowing a broader range of small companies to qualify: More...

FF NEWS - Best Surf Lessons In Waikiki at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Learn to surf where Hawaiian royalty and legendary watermen like Duke Kahanamoku surfed. Our professional instructors will get you up and riding on your very first lesson! Our instructors are state licensed and certified in first aid and CPR. More...

FF NEWS - New Art Exhibit In Honolulu Hale In Honor Of Earth Month

Launching at the end of Earth Month, a new exhibit Aloha ʻĀina Art by Hawaiʻi’s Keiki and ʻŌpio is on display in Honolulu Hale from April 29-May 19 bringing together local groups and organizers that are actively working together to protect our wai and to express their love for our ʻāina. More...

FF NEWS - Midas Hawaii - We Take Care Of Everything

TIRES. BRAKES. OIL. EVERYTHING. Click on link to get online specials and coupons. More...

FF NEWS - Sensitive Places Posters Available To The Public Online And At Various City Facilities

Private businesses and charitable establishments that do not wish to allow firearms on their premises are not required to display signs and do not need to take any action. More...

FF 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...

FF NEWS - Register For Summer Fun 2023 Online!

Mayor Rick Blangiardi and the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) are pleased to announce parents will be able to register their keiki for the popular Summer Fun Program through the Parks and Recreation Online System at beginning next month. More...

FF NEWS - Homaikai To The Winners Of The 2023 Lei Contest!

Mayor Rick Blangiardi and the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) are proud to announce the winners of the Lei Contest presented during the 95th Lei Day Celebration held at Kapi‘olani Park yesterday! More...

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Learn how to protect from a fire disaster! This program is FREE for your entire family and could mean the difference in saving your loved ones in the event of a fire emergency. HERO Fire Protection will also provide you with a FREE Emergency Preparedness Kit ($60 value) More...

FF NEWS - Foster Botanical Garden Reopening In June Following Accessibility Improvement Project

Foster Botanical Garden is scheduled to reopen on Monday, June 5, 2023 following the completion of an accessibility improvement project. More...

FF NEWS - 2023 Neighborhood Board Election Voting Fact Sheet

Your vote counts! More...

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FF NEWS - MAY 2023 ESTATE & TRUST TIP - What is a trust

A trust is a document that allows a third party (called the trustee) to hold assets in a "box" called the trust on behalf of any beneficiaries. More...

FF NEWS - MAY 2023 FIRE SAFETY TIP - How To Develop Fire Protection Habits

Fire safety starts with developing good habits to keep you and your family safe. Here are a few steps you can take to develop fire protection habits. More...

FF NEWS - City Launches Oahu Compost Project In Chinatown

Three months into implementation, the Oʻahu Compost Project continues to successfully divert food waste and excess food from Oʻahu’s waste stream. Edible, quality excess foods are redistributed to feed people, and food scraps are composted in an in-vessel composting unit that produces valuable soil amendment products. More...

FF NEWS - Request For Information For Surfboard Storage Options In Waikiki

The City and County of Honolulu (City) has launched a Request for Information (RFI) link to gather input on surfboard storage options at Kūhiō Beach in Waikīkī. More...

FF NEWS - Pistol & Rifle Ranges At Koko Head Shooting Complex Reopening April 29

Mayor Rick Blangiardi and the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) are pleased to announce the pistol and rifle ranges at the Koko Head Shooting Complex (KHSC) are scheduled to reopen for public use on Saturday, April 29, 2023 More...

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Get the latest Hawaiian gold jewelry news from Hawaii Gold Jewerly .Com. The best Hawaiian gold jewelry made in Hawaii

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We focus on sharing with you great videos and tips on how to SAVE MONEY, maintain your vehicle and stay safe on the road. Also new online products and more. More...

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- 4 great profiles of this month
Colleen Wilcox Art
Colleen Malia Wilcox is an artist living in Honolulu, Hawaii. She creates acrylic on canvas paintings, as well as designs for surfboards and accessories.
Next Door (808) 852-2243
Deep in the heart of Honolulu's Chinatown is Nextdoor, Hawaii's underground art and music haven. Next Door Chinatown's Concert Hall & Cinema Lounge. Music Next Door is a multi-media space offering film, music and art.
Association of Hawaii Artists (808) 398- 1863
The oldest art organization in Hawaii founded in 1926.
Hank Taufaasau (808) 526-1410
Taufaasau is regarded primarily for his bold renderings of Polynesian people.
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