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The First First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk is tomorrow - July 7th, 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...Including my newest Hawaii community website,

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Click on image on right to view/buy Patrick Ching's Art>>>

Have a great First Friday,
Ernest Abrams

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Profiles Of The Month - JULY 2017

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

  • The Dumb Coq

  • The ARTS At Marks Garage

  • BAR 35

  • AIA Honolulu - Chapter of The American Institute of Architects
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- View the highlights and big events for this First Friday
Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday: NEW EXHIBITS & A STAR-STUDDED EVENING OF JAZZ (7/7/2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm)

The 6th Annual First Friday Star-Studded Evening of Jazz featuring Al Harrington, Ginai, Starr Kalahiki, Renee Ebalaroza, Amber Ricci, Mike Ebalaroza, Mike Lewis & Friends, with special guests and messages from Emme Tomimbang, Wally Amos, Wendy Pearson & Curtis Duncan from Yellowman, and Dr. Kathryn Waddell Takara. More...

HISAM x MORI Gallery Shop Soft Opening (7/7/2017 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm)

On Friday, July 7th, HISAM and MORI by Art + Flea will be joining forces to give the public a taste of their brand new gallery shop scheduled to officially open its doors in August 2017. More...

Hawaii State Art Museum - NEW EXHIBIT - Process Under Pressure (7/7/2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm)

The newest exhibition at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum showcases recently acquired artworks from the Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. More...

The Arts At Marks Garage First Friday - CONTACT 3017 EXHIBIT (7/7/2017 - 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...

NEW - MBC / Ernest Abrams Launches

I'm proud to announce my newest community website featuring Hawaii beach information. Visit home page Highlights

  • Featuring over 60+ of the most popular beaches of Hawaii (all popular Islands)
  • Featuring the most popular shores of Hawaii (all popular Islands)
  • Multiple Geo maps of beaches of Hawaii by shore, island, etc.
  • Current weather, surf, beach conditions for each beach (updated hourly!)
  • Key activities for each beach (surfing, swimming, etc)
  • Key amenities for each beach (parking, restrooms, food concessions, etc)
  • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Beach news & calendar postings
  • Hawaii Beach Art from top Hawaii Artist
  • Beach safety tips and resources (preservation, safety, etc)
  • Multiple International Languages - Support over 50+ language translations
  • Maps & directions for each beach
  • and much more...we are only getting started.

One of our missions with to help preserve Hawaii beaches and promote safety.


Next Door First Friday Featuring Live Art, Live Music, Food and More (7/7/2017 - 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...

First Friday at The Dumb Coq (7/7/2017)

New-american fare and cocktails in Honolulu, Hawaii More...

Map of First Friday Art Walk Event Calendar - July 7th, 2017

last update: 7/6/2017 Interactive map of event calendar. More...


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Pacific Dharma Inc. First Friday - LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, KIRTAN (7/7/2017 - 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...

Mayor's Office Of Culture & The Arts Honolulu (MOCA) Newsletters JULY 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...

Hawaii Theatre - COMING JULY 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...

First Fridays at Downbeat with 82Fifty (7/7/2017 - 9-2am)

Kwalified hosts First Friday at Downbeat: Summer Sesh. Live hip-hop performances by 4K, Joey R, Tantra, Welo and Kruise. MIxes by DJ Rio. More...

The Pegge Hopper Gallery - SUMMERTIME at PHG (7/7/2017 - 5pm - 9pm)

VIEW GREAT HAWAIIAN ART! - The Pegge Hopper Gallery opened in 1983 and is located in historic Chinatown. The Pegge Hopper Gallery is presenting a mixed-media group exhibit featuring 29 artists, including Summer Corry, Lynn Liverton, Katherine Love, Betsy Robertson, Tanya Tavorn, Esther Shimazu and Linda Yamamoto. More...

TOP QUALITY HAWAII JOBS - Video Tip For Employers - HiEmployment - Finding Employees In A Low Unempolyment Rate Environment

Matt Delaney, President & CEO of Hawaii Group, and Sean Knox, President & CEO of HiEmployment, appear on Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker to discuss finding employees in a low unemployment rate environment and future growth opportunities. More...

TOP QUALITY HAWAII JOBS - Kai Ocean Art Show Waikiki Collection by Patrick Ching - Waikiki, Hawaii - 2017

5th Annual KAI Waikiki Ocean Art Show July 1-16, 2017 Patrick Ching. Painting live in the main lobby of the Moana Surfrider Resort More...

2017 Asia Pacific Dance Festival Announced - July 25, 2017 - August 7, 2017

The Asia Pacific Dance Festival showcases the finest dances, dancers, and choreographers from Asia and the Pacific. Centered on a series of performances, the Festival includes complementary activities as workshops, university course offerings, public lectures, forums, and community demonstrations. More...

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Kaimuki Carnival at Kaimuki High School - July 14, 15 & 16, 2017

A Back-to-School Bash at Kaimuki High School.

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Downbeat Diner and Lounge Present... COMING JULY 2017 EVENTS & PROMO FLYERS

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

Hawaii Beach Fine Art / Artwork For Sale

Hawaii has plenty of picturesque beach locations worthy of being immortalized in paintings. View some of Hawaii's premier artists Hawaiian beach art. More...

MacBusiness Consulting (MBC) Launches Website Solution 3.0

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GET PROFESSIONAL HELP TO FIND THE BEST HAWAII TALENT - HiEmployment - Hawaii Job and Employer Services

The Search Is Over - 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. More...

First Friday News

Keep up with the latest news from the First Friday community - special events, calendars, Downtown/Chinatown news, art news and much more! More...

First Friday Featured Pages

Artist, galleries, maps, parking, shopping, restaurants and much more. More...

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- 5 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.
The Dumb Coq (808) 585-5999
New-american fare and cocktails in Honolulu, Hawaii
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.
BAR 35 (808) 537-3535
Exclusive, stylish and sexy, BAR 35 is host to the most discriminating drinker. Over 100 beers from around the world. Check out cool video on right menu
AIA Honolulu - Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (808) 545-4242
Good Design Makes a Difference
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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.

Hawaiian Monk Seal Art And Images By Patrick Ching

View Hawaiian Monk Seal art images. Purchase a Giclée image with Hawaiian Monk Seal and Patrick will donate 10% of the proceeds to a non profile organization who mission is to help save the Hawaiian Monk Seal.

Hawaii Forgiveness Project - Monthly Meeting - Join us on July 14 - Yi Bi Zi Healing Art

Feel the inspiration of Soul Song and Soul Dance moving you and uplifting you.
Move to the rhythm of your soul. Move to the beat of your heart.

Loading Zone July 2017 Update

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

Call To Artist: "Painting on Location" Plein Air Painters of Oahu (PAPO)

This exhibition represents current work by members of the Plein Air Painters of Oahu, highlighting the spontaneity and joy of painting en plein air!

155 Downtown - Chinatown Condos for Sale Map and Listings - 96813 Zip code - Honolulu Real Estate - Updated 7/1/2017

Downtown / Chinatown condos for sale. View interactive geographical map of condos for sale in Downtown / Chinatown - Honolulu, Hawaii. Photos, description, and much more.
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- Great offers from sponsors who support the First Friday community
HASR Wine (808) 535-9463
Retail Wine Store specializing in California Wines that are Highly Allocated and Exclusive.
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Ong King is a safe space to open up and create featuring artwork, classes, workshops,entertainment and more. Has coupon!!
Mark N. Brown 808-227-1710
Mark Brown is an award Winning Plein Air painter and UH instructor whose popular paintings of Hawaii can be seen in galleries islandwide and on the walls of celebrities and well known hotels, restaurants and state and city agencies.
Hawaii Watercolor Society
To nurture and stimulate interest in water media through education, exhibitions, and collaboration with other organizations, associations, and individuals.
Downbeat Diner and Lounge 808-533-2328
American diner food favorites with vegetarian options on everything. Lounge located right next door to Chinatown's favorite little Diner. FF Event - Joe Agogo of Jetsetter Productions will proudly debut Club Underground
Rain - New Restaurant (808) 200-0910
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
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