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The First First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk of 2012 is tomorrow - May 4th, 2012 (lots of details below). Come on down to the 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 2012 - 5 great profiles this month featuring a good combination of art, food and wine! Learn about First Friday and the Art community.|
- Hawaii Theatre Center
- Cherry Girl Hawaii
- Dover and Raven Abrams
- Christy Fujii
- DJ Silvana
| FEATURED EVENTS AND HIGHLIGHTS|
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| Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday (5/4/2012 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm)|
NEW EXHIBITION! - After a "Dark" First Friday in April, the Hawaii State Art Museum will be ramping it up for May! Make it down to the museum May 4, 2012 for the Grand Opening of the HiSAM Sculpture Garden! As the newest jewel to our collection, the Sculpture Garden features works by William Mitchell, Bumpei Akaji, Carol Bennett, Doug Young, Hon-Chew Hee, Jun Kaneko, Satoru Abe, Sean K. L. Browne, Kenneth Shutt, and Toshiko Takeaezu. Also opening Friday night in the back of the Diamond Head Gallery is BODY OF WORK: INTERPRETATIONSOF THE HUMAN FORM. More...
| NEW - HELP HAWAIIAN MONK SEAL - Hawaii Artist Patrick Ching will donate 10% of each Giclée image purchase with a Hawaiian Monk Seal in the image - 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 profit organization who mission is to help save the Hawaiian Monk Seal. View Patrick artwork with Hawaiian Monk Seals|
| 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...|
| Louis Pohl Gallery (5/4/2012 - 5pm - 9pm)|
New Works by Al Lagunero and Carl Pao: Celebrating Hawaiian Artists during May More...
| Mother's Day Sale - Hawaiian Gold Jewelry|
Celebrate your Mom and the other Mothers in your life with the gift of gold. Owned and operated by owner of FirstFridayHawaii.com, Ernest Abrams - Stay local...Buy local - 30 Day Money Back Guarantee More...
| Cinco de Mayo Hispanic Celebration Honolulu Hawaii - Downtown - Chinatown - |
On SATURDAY, May 5, 2012 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, the Arts District Merchants Association with Hispanic Center of Hawaii will present the annual Cinco de Mayo Street Festival.
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| Cherry Girl Hawaii - Girl Night Out with Pin Up Photography (5/4/2012 - 6:30 PM)|
Girls Night Out, Start your night with Vintage Pin Up Photography. More...
| SOHO Mixed Media Bar - Art and Entertainment - GEISHA (5/4/2012 - 5pm - 10pm)|
Asian-inspired Art Show More...
| Pacific Gateway Center Lemongrass Cafe - Cinco de Mayo (5/4/2012 - N/A)|
This Friday, the Pacific Gateway Center will be celebrating Cinco De Mayo at the Lemongrass Cafe from 6 P.M. More...
| Ong King First Friday (5/4/2012 - 5pm-2AM)|
Leading edge art, music, movement and culture More...
| New First Friday Text Message Alert (SMS) System|
We have launched a new feature on FirstFridayHawaii.com we are excited about. Click here to subscribe
| Shop Bop & Grind! First Friday! (5/4/2012 - 6-9pm)|
Music that'll make you bop while you shop, delicious grinds and local goods make this outdoor bazaar a snugly fit block party in Chaplain Lane. the808wonderland and Jet Boy/Jet Girl proudly team up with Mercury Bar and Hole In The Wall to present Shop Bop & Grind every First Friday! More...
| McKenna Design - Handcrafted Koa creations by artist Rachel McKenna (5/4/2012 - 7pm - 10pm) - Focus on hand crafted koa pieces as well as contemporary furniture and carvings. Food, Beverages, and Music provided More...|
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| Indigo - Martini Madness - 4pm-6pm & First Friday Party (5/4/2012 - 4-6pm)|
Home Of The Original Downtown Chinatown $4 Martini's More...
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| One Night Stand In The Chinatown Courtyard (5/4/2012 - 5:30pm - 10:00pm)|
FEATURING DOVER AND RAVEN ABRAMS - A Secret Beer Garden will be open as a benefit for The ARTS at Marks. See how MBC Website clients are making thousands of dollars every month.
WAIKIKI HOTEL SPECIAL - Get the best hotel prices in Waikiki. Premium Standard Room, parking and internet access for as low as $60.00/night! Know someone coming to Hawaii? 40% off Get them a great deal on a Waikiki hotel. More...
| Map of First Friday Art Walk Event Calendar - MAY 4th, 2012 - (last update: 5/3/2012) Interactive map of event calendar. More...|
| SUPER HAWAIIAN GOLD WATCH DEAL! 45% Off 14K Hawaiian Gold Jewelry Watches Discount Sale - Limited time/quantity offer. Don't wait on this great opportunity. Owned and operated by owner of FirstFridayHawaii.com, Ernest Abrams - 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. More...|
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| PROFILES OF THE MONTH|
(Back to the top) - 5 great profiles of the month
| Hawaii Theatre Center (808) 791-1306|
CHECK OUT THEIR NEW WEBSITE! Preserving Yesterday, Performing Today, Preparing for Tomorrow.
| Cherry Girl Hawaii 808-779-2915|
Cherry Girl Hawaii is a full service pin up photography studio, located on Oahu in the beautiful state Hawaii. We provide everything you need to be transformed into a vintage vixen. Including professional hair, make up, costumes and accessories. Has coupon!!
| Dover and Raven Abrams 808-779-2915|
FEATURED AT CHINATOWN COURTYARD 5/4/2012 - Dover Abrams hails from L.A, his untrained hand produces highly original work. His flow of colors creates a memorable experience. Dover is an emerging talent in the Los Angeles art scene.
| Christy Fujii 808-585-8810|
Each of her painting reflects her imagination, here talent and her love of art.
| DJ Silvana (808) 224-2642|
During the 80's, Silvana got exposed to the first wave of house music and cooperate with the first house dj's in Roma. Soon after, she moved to L.A., where she became exposed to Funk and Hip Hop.
(Back to the top) - We have over 34 events and ongoing events posted for the month.
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Exhibit / Entertainment - Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday - 5:00pm - 9:00pm|
After a "Dark" First Friday in April, the Hawaii State Art Museum will be ramping it up for May! Make it down to the museum May 4, 2012 for the Grand Opening of the HiSAM Sculpture Garden! As the newest jewel to our collection, the Sculpture Garden features works by William Mitchell, Bumpei Akaji, Carol Bennett, Doug Young, Hon-Chew Hee, Jun Kaneko, Satoru Abe, Sean K. L. Browne, Kenneth Shutt, and Toshiko Takeaezu. Also opening Friday night in the back of the Diamond Head Gallery is BODY OF WORK: INTERPRETATIONSOF THE HUMAN FORM.
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Exhibit - Louis Pohl Gallery - 5pm - 9pm|
New Works by Al Lagunero and Carl Pao: Celebrating Hawaiian Artists during May
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - SOHO Mixed Media Bar - Art and Entertainment - GEISHA - 5pm - 10pm|
Asian-inspired Art Show
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Art Exhibition - Andrew Rose Gallery Present KALEIDOSCOPE - 6-9pm|
ANDREW ROSE GALLERY is proud to present ANDREW ROSE: KALEIDOSCOPE, the gallery's first solo exhibition of new paintings by its founder. KALEIDOSCOPE shows new paintings from 2012 by Rose that develop on his earlier, smaller Rain series, shown in 2008 during his solo exhibition, LIMINAL, at Nu'uanu Gallery in Honolulu.
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Pacific Gateway Center Lemongrass Cafe - Cinco de Mayo - N/A|
This Friday, the Pacific Gateway Center will be celebrating Cinco De Mayo at the Lemongrass Cafe from 6 P.M.
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - One Night Stand In The Chinatown Courtyard - 5:30pm - 10:00pm|
FEATURING DOVER AND RAVEN ABRAMS - A Secret Beer Garden will be open as a benefit for The ARTS at Marks.
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Exhibit/Showcase - Cherry Girl Hawaii - Girl Night Out with Pin Up Photography - 6:30 PM|
Girls Night Out, Start your night with Vintage Pin Up Photography...
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Indigo - Martini Madness - 4pm-6pm & First Friday Party - 4-6pm|
Home Of The Original Downtown Chinatown $4 Martini's
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - Ong King First Friday - 5pm-2AM|
Leading edge art, music, movement and culture
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Shopping - Shop Bop & Grind! First Friday! - 6-9pm|
Music that'll make you bop while you shop, delicious grinds and local goods make this outdoor bazaar a snugly fit block party in Chaplain Lane. the808wonderland and Jet Boy/Jet Girl proudly team up with Mercury Bar and Hole In The Wall to present Shop Bop & Grind every First Friday!
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - After 9pm Dancing/Social - Soho Mixed Media Bar - Party Zone - Music/Dance - 10pm - 2am|
Come out to SOHO after hours (9-2AM) for one of the biggest parties of the night.
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Shopping - Art - Mish Mash! - Spring Cleaning HUGE SALE - 5-10pm|
A Mish MaSh of items ! Clothing , accessories, collectibles, records , books & more! Vintage Collections to Reclaim your style!
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - McKenna Design - Handcrafted Koa creations by artist Rachel McKenna - 7pm - 10pm|
Focus on hand crafted koa pieces as well as contemporary furniture and carvings. Food, Beverages, and Music provided
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Special Event - Island Keepsakes - 5:00 pm - 10pm|
A specialty gift shop featuring an outstanding selection of local made products of all kinds. Plus personal, friendly service.
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - OTTO CAKE at Chinatown's First Friday - 5-9pm|
OTTO CAKE will be serving up its fresh-baked specialty cheesecakes and coffees. Featuring "hawaii family portraits" by mike ang.
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - The Venue First Friday Party - 6pm - 2am|
8-close 5.00 sex on the beach, 5.00 beer bottles, - guinness, red stripe, newcastle, heineken, heineken light, sam adams oktoberfest, hawaii nui lager, amber, brown ale, corona, amstel light and bison ipa
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Social/Art - bambuTwo - 5pm - 2am|
Happy hour 4-8 pm - 8-close 5.00 sex on the beach 5.00 beer bottles
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Entertainment - Dragon Upstairs- Big Trouble in Little Chinatown - 10 - 2am|
First Friday party!
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Shopping - Owens & Co.|
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.
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Entertainment - First Friday Street Roda by Capoeira Cordão de Ouro - 8PM - 10PM|
If you have never seen Capoeira live, this is a great chance to see it with your own eyes. Bring your good Axé (energy) to the roda!
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Black Cat Tattoo Studio - 6:00 PM|
Honolulu's only Tattoo Parlor-Art Gallery,featuring a wide variety of creative ,original art on a monthly basis Celebrating First Friday's with live tattooing, live music,amazing artist ... and cocktails!
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - First Friday @ The Loft - 5pm-2AM|
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - HASR Wine Co. Wine Tasting - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
Retail Wine Store specializing in California Wines that are Highly Allocated and Exclusive. Also proud owners of 15 one-of-a-kind Premiere Napa Valley Wines in the World.
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Christy Fujii Gallery - 5pm -9pm|
All of Christy Fujii's paintings are originals. A natural at art, Christy developed her talent at an early age. In her childhood years, she would sketch portraits and images from her hometown Gyongju in South Korea.
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Boutique - Roberta Oaks - 5pm - 9pm|
Dedicated to supporting ethical practices and a sustainable economy and planet, Roberta Oaks, Hawaii is a brand with conscience. Eco-fabrics like bamboo jersey and organic cotton are mixed with boldprints in funky colors.
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Floterior - 5pm -9pm|
Featuring an exceptional collection of EurAsian, floral-themed décor personally created and selected by award-winning Master Flower Designer and certified Interior Space Designer Yoshie "Aya" Anzai, AIFD.
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Entertainment/Art/Exhibit - Aloha Tower Marketplace First Friday - 5pm-2am|
20% off coupon, art, entertainment, shops, restaurants, clothing, jewelry and more.
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Hank's Cafe Honolulu - Big Trouble in Little Chinatown - 5pm - 2am|
First Friday party!
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Art Exhibition - ThirtyNineHotel Presents: Go Bang Party - 9pm|
A few readers might know that thirtyninehotel's First Friday party, Go Bang! takes its name from the Arthur Russell song of the same name.
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Social - Indigo Lounge - 9pm - 2am|
Chinatown's Late Night Hot Spot
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - After 9pm Dancing/Social - Next Door - 9pm-2am|
NEXTDOOR is a nightclub and art venue in Honolulu, Hawaii's Chinatown.
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Special Event - Downbeat Diner and Lounge - FIRST FRIDAY - 5-2am|
American diner food favorites with vegetarian options on everything.
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Hukilau Honolulu First Friday - 6pm - 9pm|
Free concert, drink specials and try our new mojito menu and sushi specials. 1st friday will have live music from 6-830pm. We also have happy hour all night every friday, which includes $3 flavored martinis and house wine, and bud light, $4 draft beers, and discounted pupus.
|May - Friday, 5/4/2012 - Manifest First Friday - 5pm -9pm|
By sundown the Manifest slips itself into a culturally sophisticated cocktail bar which has also been arranged as a venue for artists of 'all art mediums'.
| FIRST FRIDAY NEWS|
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Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts MAY 2012 Newsletter
There are features on the opening of HiSAM's Sculpture Garden, the new exhibition entitled "Body of Work: Interpretations of the Human Form", First Friday, the "Second Saturday" event entitled "Sculpt, Shape, Carve and Assemble with the Hawai'i Craftsmen" on Saturday, May 12th; and the "Art Lunch" lecture presented by Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl on Tuesday, May 29th.
6th Annual MAMo Wearable Arts Show - Hawaii Theatre
MAY 17, 2012 At The Historic Hawai’i Theatre. Discover the best of Hawaiian high fashion at the 6th Annual MAMo (Maoli Arts Month) Wearable Arts Show
Hawaii Quilt Guild Annual Show
Learn about the event 5/11/2012-5/20/2012 and Quilter Charlene Hughes
Oahu Arts Center - Trash2Fashion Show at the Wahiawa Pineapple Festival 5/12/2012
Artists/Students are required to create wearable costumes from found objects, re-used/recycled clothing, plant-based waste, etc.
First Thursdays Poetry Slam at Fresh Cafe - Thursday 5/3/2012, 8:30pm
An evening of performance poetry, music, and live art hosted by Kealoha. Featuring Nercity (Bay Area Poet) and the "No Rules" summer.
RENDER: BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS
EXHIBITION - An exhibition at the University of Hawaii Art Gallery
The artwork in Render: Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition 2012 attests to the academic
and studio achievements of the imminent graduates in the Department of Art and
Art History at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
Association Of Hawaii Artists - All Things Hawaiian - April 15, 2012 to May 27, 2012
Annual All Things Hawaiian Exhibition
Latest Auto Tips and Resources from Midas Hawaii Auto Repair & Service
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Hawaii Artist Patrick Ching Newsletter - APRIL 2011
Art tips, new art instruction DVD testimonials, new classes, Florida art journal, class schedule, recent original sold and more
Tom Moffatt Coming Events - L’ARC-EN-CIEL
Japan's Top Rock Group
Live Music Every at bambuTwo - MAY 2012 Schedule
Please find bambuTwo's music line up for February -- a mix of live music and DJs working together to create a relaxing, pau hana scene!
Brasserie Du Vin - The Brewer's Table... A pairing of Food and Beer
Learn about the art (and maybe a little science) of pairing food with beer. You'll enjoy four delicious
courses, each with a beer selected to enhance the dish's flavors. Limited seating and early reservations suggested.
Brasserie Du Vin - Mother's Day at Brasserie Du Vin
Mom's are in for a treat at Du Vin this Mother's Day. Brunch, lunch and dinner service available.
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