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The First First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk is tomorrow - May 3rd, 2024 (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

View profiles of the month and previous profiles of the month on FirstFridayHawaii.Com.
  • Capitol Modern - The Hawai‘i State Art Museum

  • Digital Art Society of Hawaii (DASH)

  • Smith's Union Bar

  • James Anshutz Photography

  • Frank Oliva
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- View the highlights and big events for this First Friday
FF EVENT - Capitol Modern - Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday - MAY 2024 - Featuring Mr.83 and The Rewards! , Art Exhibits and More (5/3/2024 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm)

Free, family-friendly evening of art and music at Capitol Modern. The Lēʻahi Gallery and our Sculpture Garden will be open. Come visit and enjoy performances in the garden. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. More...

FF EVENT - Downtown Art Center Presents - Hitoshi Hida: Retrospective (5/3/2024 - 5:30 to 8 p.m)

DAC is honored to present a retrospective (and birthday exhibition) of the sketches and paintings of distinguished architectural illustrator and G70 principal Hitoshi Hida, who is renowned for his meticulous hand-drawn renderings. His professional career, spanning four decades, has included projects in China, Vietnam, Japan, and Tahiti. 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 EVENT - Arts at Marks Garage First Friday - Exhibit: Hawai`i Craftsmen Raku Hoʻolauleʻa Exhibition 2024 (5/3/2024 - See notes for times)

Raku Hoʻolauleʻa Exhibition 2024 will display raku-fired pottery created this year at the Hawaiʻi Craftsmen Raku Hoʻolauleʻa, an annual festival that celebrates the art of raku firing, a traditional Japanese pottery technique. More...

FF NEWS - Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts MAY 2024 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 - Downtown Art Center Presents - Hawaiʻi Craftsmen Present the 2024 Fiber Hawaiʻi Juried Exhibition (5/3/2024 - 5:30 to 8 p.m)

The 2024 Fiber Hawaiʻi exhibition challenges artists to create works “In, Of or About Fiber.” Artists who work in any craft media have been invited to consider making artwork with a fiber sensibility More...

FF EVENT - NextDoor First Friday (5/3/2024 - 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...

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FF NEWS - Association Of Hawaii Artists (AHA) - AHA 2024 Members Show- - Pauahi Tower Gallery (Mezzanine) - 1003 Bishop Street, Honolulu - Through May 10, 2024

The Association of Hawaii Artists (AHA) is a vibrant non-profit organization. AHA is not only the longest established, but, also the most diverse art organization in Hawaii. More...

FF EVENT - Proof Social Club First Friday - Men In Grey Suits (5/3/2024 - 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. More...

FF EVENT - Bar 35 - First Friday! (5/3/2024 - 4pm-2am)

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

FF NEWS - Waikiki Beach Activities at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort Surf Lessons, SUP Yoga, Boat Cruises - Great Prices and Offers

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FF NEWS - Capitol Modern - The Hawai‘i State Art Museum MAY 2024 Events

Capitol Modern is eager for the public to experience this next chapter in their evolution as the people’s museum, and the opportunity to reach diverse audiences in all Hawai‘i communities. More...

FF NEWS - Hawaiʻi State Judiciary partners with SFCA for new exhibit at King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center, Aliʻiōlani Hale

Twenty-one artworks from the SFCA Art in Public Places Collection are on display in this exhibit, curated by Brieanah Gouveia, curator for the Judiciary History Center (Aliʻiolani Hale). This exhibit explores the layered relationships between justice and power in Hawaiʻi, where diverse traditions coexist among a complex civic history. More...

FF NEWS - Map of First Friday Art Walk Event Calendar MAY 3, 2024

last update: 5/2/2024 Interactive map of event calendar. More...

FF NEWS - East Honolulu Food Festival at Star of the Sea Church and School 2024 - May 4, 2024 - 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

This year promises to be even bigger and better with all-you-can eat and drink cuisine from 20 of Hawaii's hottest restaurants. This year's event theme is May the 4th be with you. Children of all ages can enjoy free games, video gaming, face painting and more. With Mother's Day coming up you can get something special from our Silent Auction featuring special travel and vacation packages, gift baskets, gift certificates, jewelry, clothes and specialty items. More...

FF NEWS - 45th Annual Hawaii Visitor Industry Charity Walk 2024 Presented by the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association - Oahu, Maui County, Kaua i - Saturday, May 4, 2024

Put on your walking shoes or your best pair of rubbah slippahs and join thousands of others for the Annual Charity Walk, one of Hawaii's largest fundraisers benefitting more than 200 local non-profit organizations across the Hawaiian Islands. Enjoy a leisurely stroll with family, friends, and colleagues as you enjoy ono food and live entertainment while raising money for great causes. More...

FF NEWS - Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts -State Arts Agency Announces Application Period For 2025 Outreach Initiative Program

The Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) will be granting up to $50,000 to a nonprofit 501(c)3 arts, culture, or humanities organization through the SFCA Outreach Initiative Program. Applications will open May 1, 2024. More...

FF NEWS - The ARTS at Marks Garage - Call to Artists Coming Exhibtis

Special exhibits coming soon. Get the details. 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 - SPECIAL EVENT - Downtown Art Center - Sunday Session: Blending Music with Art - Performance and Discussion- Sunday, May 5, 2024 from 2-4 p.m.

Join us on Sunday, May 5 from 2-4 p.m. for our monthly Sunday Sessions live music event in the DAC Main Gallery! For the upcoming session, we have a very special performance and talk story with Punahou music educator Jay Koseki and fingerstyle guitarist Ash Bu.
Free and open to the public! More...

FF NEWS - Local Radio/TV Veteran Shannon Scott Drives His New JDM Hawaii Vehicle - Sky Auto Repair

Hawaii local radio tv veteran Shannon Scott drives his new JDM Hawaii vehicle. Learn more about JDM Hawaii. More...

FF NEWS - Register For Summer Fun 2024 Online!

Mayor Rick Blangiardi and the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) are pleased to announce the return of the popular Summer Fun program, with registration beginning in mid-May for the program starting in early June. Registration for keiki participants will begin Monday, May 13 based on geographic park district...GET MORE INFO More...


The Department of Art and Art History is thrilled to present ________ identity: 2024 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition. This exhibition features works by 2024 graduating BFA students in graphic design and studio arts. More...

FF NEWS - JDM Hawaii / Sky Auto Repair Featured On KITV Island Life

JDM Hawaii is a premier Japanese antique car dealer located in Hawaii. They specialize in sourcing and selling a wide range of JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) vehicles, including classic cars, sports cars, and unique imports. Sky Auto Repair is an auto repair facility. We use the latest diagnostic equipment to guarantee your vehicle is serviced correctly while maintaining your manufacturer's warranty. We use quality replacement parts, have a staff of trained technicians, and modern equipment to repair car computer problems. More...

FF NEWS - MAY 2024 FIRE SAFETY TIP - What To Do If a Home Fire Starts

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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...

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FF NEWS - MAY 2024 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 - Himalayan Kitchen Restaurant Coupon, Discount, Specials - CELEBRATING 15+ YEARS

Free appetizer of Garlic Naan bread with order of regularly priced entree. Serving innovative cuisine from different regions of Nepal & India, with genuine, friendly hospitality served great vigor and enthusiasm. More...

FF NEWS - Tickets Available: Josh Tatofi to Perform Mother's Day Concert at Hawai‘i Convention Center Sunday, SATURDAY, May 11, 2024

Join us on SATURDAY, May 11, 2024 for a special Mother’s Day Brunch and Show! Treat Mom and the entire ohana to a delicious brunch buffet by Executive Chef Brooke Tadena followed by a performance by Grammy nominee and Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner, Josh Tatofi! With special guest Manalani English-Souza (Miss Aloha Hula 2013). More...

FF NEWS - Overnight Camping At Bellows To Be Suspended Ahead Of Turtle Nesting Season

With the return of the sea turtle (honu) 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 Wednesday, May 1 through Thursday, August 29, 2024. More...

FF NEWS - JDM Used Cars For Sale with Photos In Oahu Honolulu, Kaimuki Hawaii - JDM Hawaii Sky Auto Repair

JDM Used cars for sale on the island of Oahu, Honolulu, Kaimuki, Hawaii. Our customers can count on quality used cars, great prices, and a knowledgeable sales staff. More...

FF NEWS - Hundreds Of Summer Fun Staff Needed For 60 Sites Across Oahu!

Looking for an amazing job this summer working with kids while improving your community? The Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is gearing up for its annual Summer Fun Program, and is looking for over 500 enthusiastic and responsible adults to help put the “fun” in Summer Fun! More...

FF NEWS - Honolulu Zoo’s Newly-Renovated Preis Building Provides First Native Hawaiian Bird Rehabilitation Facility On Oahu

The Honolulu Zoo is pleased to announce that renovations to the historic Preis Building have been completed. The former front entrance to the Honolulu Zoo, designed in 1962, was named after Austrian-born American architect Alfred Preis, best known for designing the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor. More...

FF NEWS - Ala Moana Regional Park Voted Amongst The “Best City Parks” In The Country

Following a month of nationwide voting, Ala Moana Regional Park was voted the 6th “Best City Park” in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Awards More...

FF NEWS - U-Haul Moving Truck Rental Coupon - Oahu, Downtown-Chinatown, Honolulu, Hawaii - Sales Discount Offers by Sky Auto Repairs Uhaul - 96813 - 96817 - 2 FREE CONSOLIDATION MOVIE THEATER TICKETS!

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FF NEWS - JDM Sky Auto Repair - Kaimuki Honolulu, Hawaii

Sky Auto Repair is a family owned and operated auto repair facility specializing in conventional and JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) cars. 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...

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Hawaii Estate & Trust Fiduciary Services Newsletter May 2024

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Midas Hawaii Auto Repair & Service Newsletter May 2024

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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Hawaii Artist Mark N Brown Newsletter May 2024

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- 5 great profiles of this month
Capitol Modern - The Hawai‘i State Art Museum (808) 586-0307
The free, contemporary public art gallery of Hawai‘i has evolved and rebranded, debuting a new name, creative gathering spaces and calendar of events. Formerly called the Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HISAM), the name Capitol Modern is meant to better reflect its location in Honolulu’s historic Capitol District and the vibrant modern art experience people have come to love.

Capitol Modern is eager for the public to experience this next chapter in their evolution as the people’s museum, and the opportunity to reach diverse audiences in all Hawai‘i communities.
Digital Art Society of Hawaii (DASH) 808 256-6606
Supporting all fine artists melding their traditional disciplines with digital imaging
Smith's Union Bar 808.538.9145
Honolulu's Oldest Bar
James Anshutz Photography 808.561.6727
Photographic Manipulation and Extemporaneous Portraiture.
Frank Oliva 808-263-8223
Colorist and painter. His aboriginal series of paintings on furniture and canvas is unique. Hundreds of bursting color "dots" bubble on the surface.
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Full List Current Events and Exhibits Calendar

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