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The First First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk is tomorrow - October 6th, 2017 (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.

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 - OCTOBER 2017

View profiles of the month and previous profiles of the month on FirstFridayHawaii.Com.
  • The Pegge Hopper Gallery

  • Association of Hawaii Artists

  • James Anshutz Photography

  • Roberta Oaks, Hawaii

  • Goodwill Stores Hawaii

  • Kan Zaman - Moroccan & Lebanese Restaurant
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- View the highlights and big events for this First Friday
Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday: DAYTON WATANABE and New Exhibit : EMPHASIZED (10/6/2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm)

Free, family-friendly First Friday at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum &ndash galleries will be open late, with live music performed by Dayton Watanabe (Hawaiian slack key guitar). Meet local artists and arts enthusiasts during a casual, family-friendly evening of art and music! Admission is always free. More...

The Pegge Hopper Gallery (10/6/2017 - 5pm - 9pm)

The Pegge Hopper Gallery opened in 1983 and is located in historic Chinatown. More...

Reyn Spooner Announces The Release Of 2017 "Think Pink" Collection To Support The Women's Cancer Center At Kapi‘olani Medical Center

Reyn Spooner, the Hawaii based business known for its iconic reverse-print shirt designs, releases Volcano Park, a limited edition aloha print to honor HAWAI’I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, with a portion of the proceeds going directly to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii Island(Big Island). More...

Rain Restaurant (10/6/2017 - 5PM - 11PM)

New-american fare and cocktails in Downtown/Chinatown - Honolulu, Hawaii. Introducing Rain, a new American shared plate restaurant paired w a great martini list. Our menu is locally sourced and our martinis are all handcrafted More...

SPONSOR - Midas Hawaii Launches Car Care Club Membership Program

Midas Hawaii is proud to announce the launch of our Car Care Club loyalty program.

Midas Hawaii Car Care Club program is our exclusive annual membership program. This program is a great way for customers to save money, get free services, get priority support, special offers, a membership card and more. More...

The Arts At Marks Garage First Friday - Barrio Vintage (10/6/2017 - 6 -10pm)

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...

First Fridays at Downbeat with Happy Hour Friday with Phil Strauss (10/6/2017 - 9-2am)

The Grind Entertainment presents Happy Hour Friday with Phil Strauss More...

Madre's Chocolate - Falling into First Friday (10/6/2017 - 6:00pm - 10:30pm)

Truly amazing chocolate from traditional recipes, artisan-crafted with organic, fair and direct trade cacao, that supports cacao farmers & communities livelihoods. More...

Ong King: First Friday of Fright and Delight (10/6/2017 - 7:30pm - 2am)

It's that time of year to party with the ghosts and Ghoulies... which is easy when you're in a place where people have been getting down since 1912 - and haven't left even though their bodies have. More...

Bar 35 - First Friday! (10/6/2017 - 9-2PM)

Exclusive, stylish and sexy, BAR 35 is host to the most discriminating drinker. Over 100 beers from around the world. Open 4pm-2am. Happy hour deals from 4-8pm. DJs and dancing. Cover after 9pm. More...

Next Door First Friday Featuring Live Art, Live Music, Food and More (10/6/2017 - 6pm-2am)

Next Door Chinatown's Concert Hall & Cinema Lounge. Music Next Door is a multi-media space offering film, music and art. We kick off the night early at 6pm with a positive slew of talented artists selling their exclusive wares at special discounted prices! More...

NEW EXHIBIT - Hawaii State Art Museum - EMPHASIZED: Eye on Scale at HiSAM - Opening Friday, OCTOBER 6, 2017

The newest exhibition at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum explores the various ways that artists play with scale, and how this in turn affects the viewer's responses and understanding. More...

HiSAM Gallery Shop x MORI by Art+Flea (10/6/2017 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm)

MORI by Art+Flea's purpose is to showcase a compelling environment that embraces the spirit of O ahu's creative local businesses with the intention of fusing community with creativity. More...

Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts OCTOBER 2017 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
  • Calls for Entry
  • Cyril Pahinui
  • Poetry Out Loud
  • Scholastic Art Awards
  • Exhibit Visits
  • Recent Purchase Recommendations
  • It's Your Art
  • New Exhibit
  • HiSAM Event Calendar
  • Arts, Music, & Culture Calendar
  • Community Listening Session: Kauai
  • SFCA Board of Commissioners
  • Get Involved
  • Holiday Closures
SPECIAL HAWAII ART ORIGINAL OFFER/SALE - Patrick Ching Nature Painting Online Classes Originals For Sale

These are the 26 Original 8"x10" Paintings I did for my Nature Painting Online classes with Genesis heat set oil paints. Also available in solid Koa Frame (Includes framing/shipping). More...

Mayor's Office Of Culture & The Arts Honolulu (MOCA) Newsletters OCTOBER 2017 - 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...

Pacific Dharma Inc. First Friday - LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, KIRTAN (10/6/2017 - 5pm - 9pm)

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...

Hawaii Theatre - COMING OCTOBER 2017 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...

Map of First Friday Art Walk Event Calendar - OCTOBER 6TH, 2017

last update: 10/5/2017 Interactive map of event calendar. More...

Downbeat Diner and Lounge Present... COMING OCTOBER 1st -27th, 2017 EVENTS & PROMO FLYERS

View flyers of coming events at Downbeat Diner and Lounge More...

The ARTS at Marks Garage - OCTOBER 2017 Update

Find out what's happening this month at The ARTS at Marks! More...

Susan G. Komen Hawaii Race For The Cure® - October 15, 2017

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world's largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created. This Race is unique in the fact that 100% of the net proceeds are allocated to our mission. More...

SPONSOR - Hawaii Artist Hank Taufaasau Newsletter October 2017

Latest news, events, new art and more from Hawaii Artist Hank Taufaasau. More...

The Pamana Exhibit - Honolulu Hale Courtyard Gallery - October 4 through October 27, 2017 - Showcase of Filipino Artistic Legacies. Artists. More...

SPONSOR - RC Roofing Contractor Company Oahu Honolulu, Hawaii Newsletter October 2017

Latest roofing news, events, offers, tips and more from Oahu - Honolulu, Hawaii roofing contractor Company RC Roofing Hawaii. More...

MacBusiness Consulting (MBC) Launches Website Solution 3.0

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Patrick Ching Hawaiian Art Newsletter Fall 2017

Art tips, favorite photos, new TV show, new images, awards, class schedule, new online classes and much more. More...

Call for Artists - Apply for the November 9th FEAST! - FEAST (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) is a public soirée that uses community-driven financial support to democratically fund new and emerging art makers. More...

Association Of Hawaii Artists (AHA)- Call To Artist - AHA Miniature Show - 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...

GO GREEN COMMUNITY EVENT - Hawaiian Electric Clean Energy Fair - Kahala Mall, Near Macy's (10/7/2017 - 10am - 3pm)

The event is a kick-off for Energy Awareness Month in October and celebrates the efforts and accomplishments by many organizations across the state to pursue a sustainable, clean energy future for Hawaii. More...

Next Door - Chinatown Zombie Con, Save the Booooooooobs (Oct 14, 2017 ) - What would October in Chinatown be without Zombies? This year the Zombies will be out en mass to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Chinatowns first ever Zombie Con. We welcome zombies of all shapes, sizes, and ideology. More...

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- 6 great profiles of this month
The Pegge Hopper Gallery (808) 524-1160
Pegge Hopper Gallery is located in Honolulu's historic Chinatown where Pegge's original paintings, drawings, prints, and posters are available. Exhibits featuring other artists are programmed periodically.
Association of Hawaii Artists (808) 398- 1863
The oldest art organization in Hawaii founded in 1926.
James Anshutz Photography 808.561.6727
Photographic Manipulation and Extemporaneous Portraiture.
Roberta Oaks, Hawaii 808.428.1214
A collection composed of vintage-modern menswear and Mod-vibed dresses is the brainchild of photographer and collage artist, turned self-taught fashion designer, Roberta Oaks.
Goodwill Stores Hawaii 808-836-WORK (9675)
Shopping at Goodwill is a great way to invest in your community. Goodwill stores are brimming with fashionable items at bargain prices, and our selection is endless. Has coupon!!
Kan Zaman - Moroccan & Lebanese Restaurant (808) 554-3847
Authentic Moroccan & Lebanese Restaurant. Kan Zaman's menu stands alone as the only restaurant in Honolulu to offer Moroccan and Lebanese cuisine.
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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.

Announcing Hawai‘i’s newest and boldest theatre company: EPOCH (Empowering People of Color Hawai‘i)

A New Theatre Company for a New Era. To stage existing plays and create new works across a spectrum of performance styles and traditions showcasing the histories, current experiences, and aspirations of People of Color (POC*)

Bus Detours for OCTOBER 6TH, 2017 First Friday

City buses will be DETOURED...get the details


Making First Friday plans and need to park?

Loading Zone October 2017 Update

View some of the cool things going on at the Loading Zone.

NEW JOBS - HiEmployment - Hawaii Job Listings and Employer Services

Your New Career Starts Here - High quality Full-Time/Temporary Jobs - Our Hawaii employment agency takes the time to know as much as possible about the employees we represent and clients we service to provide lasting and rewarding employment matches for Hawaii jobs. Let us get to know you.

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Hawai'i Watercolor Society's - September 2017 Newsletter

The Hawaii Watercolor Society is open to anyone interested in the art of watercolor. Our mission is to nurture and stimulate interest in water media through education, exhibitions, and collaboration with other organizations, associations, and individuals.

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