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The First First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk is tomorrow - May 5th, 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.
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Profiles Of The Month - MAY 2017
View profiles of the month and previous profiles of the month on FirstFridayHawaii.Com.
- Hawaii State Art Museum
- Next Door
- Al Hogue
- Windward Artists Guild
- Kan Zaman - Moroccan & Lebanese Restaurant
| FEATURED EVENTS AND HIGHLIGHTS|
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| Cinco De Mayo Block Party (5/5/2017 - 6pm - 10pm)|
Hawaii's Hispanic Community celebrates Cinco De Mayo with a Celebration Block Party event on (First Friday) May 5th, 2017; Bringing it back to Chinatown after 10 yrs. where it all began. This free event is open to the public! More...
| Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday: NEW EXHIBITS & HAWAII OPERA THEATRE (5/5/2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm)|
Free, family-friendly First Friday at the Hawaii State Art Museum - galleries will be open late, with live performances by the Hawaii Opera Theatre. There will also be an exhibit opening for "Process Under Pressure," featuring traditional printmaking techniques. Meet local artists and arts enthusiasts during a casual, family-friendly evening of art and music. More...
| Ong King's First Friday Art and Music Festival - Freaktastic 1st Friday (5/5/2017 - 7:30pm - 2am)|
Ong King is a safe space to open up and create featuring artwork, classes, workshops,entertainment and more. We've had some great times and Ong King is my home and heart but it is time for Me and the pup to move on! Come out and celebrate like old times and help me make my last First Friday the best one ever! I would love the chance to say thank you for 7 great years. More...
| First Fridays at Downbeat Cinco De Mayo and More (5/5/2017 - 9-2am)|
Live music continues at Honolulu's First Friday at Downbeat with 82Fifty, The City Limits and Super Groupers. More...
| Next Door First Friday - Live Art, Live Music, Food Cinco De Mayo Party (5/5/2017 - 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...
| Pacific Dharma Inc. - Cinco De Mayo First Friday Sankirtan - Live Music, Food, Kirtan (5/5/2017)|
Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo, First Friday Art walk, and Lei Day with us Chinatown Honolulu. Sankirtan (chanting Hare Krishna in the streets) Mexican style prasadam (vegetarian food offered to Krsna) Live music from Bhava Hari, songs or bhajans in Spanish. Nrhari das will speak on his time with Srila Prabhupada in Mexico City 1975. Art and in store sale. More...
| Mayor's Office Of Culture & The Arts Honolulu (MOCA) Newsletters MAY 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...
| First Friday at Madre Chocolate - Cinco de Mayo First Friday (5/5/2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm)|
Madre will be celebrating the infulence of Latin America, and open it's inner workings to share Art, Music, and the best Chocolate this island has to offer. A vast array of endorphin releasing creations - to tantalize your tatserbuds, excite your ears, Stimulation for your eyes as well... and of course your favorite flavors of Cacao, Hot Chocolate, and Freshly brewed Vanuatu Kava. More...
| Fe Bailey - Artist|
Art Featured at At Madre Chocolate May 5, 2017 - Fe Bailey is an independent filmmaker and artist. Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, she lived 7 years in San Francisco and the Bay Area and then moved to Oahu where she has lived for the last 6 years. Fe has been immersed in the film industry for over 15 years with a successful trajectory that began in her mother land and continues in the Pacific. Fe's projects range from tv commercials to feature films, short films, documentaries, corporate videos and more. More...
| Chinatown Artists Lofts: Open Studios @ Chinatown Courtyard / Mendonca Building (5/5/2017 - 6:00pm - 9pm)|
Half-a-dozen artists offer open-studios on the second floor of Chinatown Artists Lofts, with live music and refreshments overlooking a tropical courtyard from 5-10 p.m. Entrances on Smith and Maunakea near Hotel Street. More...
| La Muse Boutique - CLOSING/MOVING SALE! (5/5/2017 - 5:00 pm - 9pm)|
For the last First Friday of the year, we have new inventories from around the world again. We will be having closing sale on May 5th, including clothing, stationary, toys, jewelries, gifts, interior design items, etc. All the fixtures, displays, and props are also for sale. More...
| Map of First Friday Art Walk Event Calendar - May 5th, 2017|
last update: 5/4/2017 Interactive map of event calendar. More...
| The Arts At Marks Garage First Friday (5/5/2017 - 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...
| Bus Detours for MAY 5th, 2017 First Friday - Cinco De Mayo Block Party - City buses will be DETOURED...get the details More...|
| Plein Air Painting on Location with Mark N. Brown (12 Week Oil/Acrylic Art Class - Honolulu, Hawaii) - Summer Art Class 2017|
If you're ready to take your art to a higher level. Let island scenery inspire you. Paint as a group at Oahu's beaches, mountains, and parks. Come prepared to paint at the first meeting, when later locations are announced. Students show their work in a group art show at the end of class, time and place to be determined. Course covers basic acrylic or oil painting for beginning to advanced students. Students provide their own transportation to painting locations. More...
| The Pegge Hopper Gallery - Exhibit Within/Without (5/5/2017 - 5pm - 9pm)|
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...
| Association Of Hawaii Artists (AHA) - Annual Aloha Show May 23 to June 15, 2017|
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...
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| Hawaii State Art Museum - NEW EXHIBIT - Process Under Pressure - Opening Friday, May 5, 2017 at HiSAM|
The newest exhibition at the Hawaii 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...
| HASR Bistro First Friday Featuring Ben Vegas & Maila Gibson (5/5/2017 - 4:00 pm - 11:30pm)|
Happy hour entertainment and special dinner menu... reservations recommended. As always, you can purchase a HASR Logo glass for $5. See you there! More...
| Hawaii Theatre - COMING MAY 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...
| Downbeat Diner and Lounge Present... COMING MAY 1-15th, 2017 EVENTS & PROMO FLYERS|
View flyers of coming events at Downbeat Diner and Lounge More...
| A Midsummer Night's Dream at HPU - May 12, 13, 14, 2017|
The HPU Young Actors Ensemble—a select company of gifted high school students from across O`ahu—will culminate their year of training with one of the bards best loved plays. Don't miss this show! More...
| University Of Hawai'i Art Gallery - CURRENT AND COMING EXHIBITIONS - Coming Events at University of Hawaii Art Gallery More...|
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| Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts MAY 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
- Poetry Out Loud
- NEA Grant Workshops
- Art in Public Places
- Art at the Capitol
- Exhibit Visits
- HiSAM Calendar
- Arts, Music, and Culture Calendar
- Get Involved
| The ARTS at Marks Garage - MAY 2017 Update|
Find out what's happening this month at The ARTS at Marks! More...
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| PROFILES OF THE MONTH|
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| Hawaii State Art Museum (808) 586-0307|
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 Hawaii.
| Fe Bailey - Artist |
Art Featured at At Madre Chocolate May 5, 2017 - Fe Bailey is an independent filmmaker and artist. Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, she lived 7 years in San Francisco and the Bay Area and then moved to Oahu where she has lived for the last 6 years. Fe has been immersed in the film industry for over 15 years with a successful trajectory that began in her mother land and continues in the Pacific. Fe's projects range from tv commercials to feature films, short films, documentaries, corporate videos and more.
| 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.
| Al Hogue (808) 741-0729|
Modern Master of Light. My painting technique, and my philosophy, can be described in one word - light. The Old Renaissance Masters, like Da Vinci and Rembrandt, recognized that light is the reflection of nature, of life itself.
| Windward Artists Guild |
WAG (Windward Artists Guild) is a non-profit artists guild offering group juried exhibits, workshops, educational grants, and social opportunities with other art lovers. Founded by a group of windward Oahu artists (Gini McCall, Rosalie Prussing, Lucille Cooper, and Betty Decker with the assistance of Juliette May Fraser and David Ash) in 1960, its first event was an art auction to benefit Castle Hospital. The charitable roots of the foundation continue to today with grants to local art teachers and art events that increase interest in the arts.
| 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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| Full List Current Events and Exhibits Calendar|
Check out our full list of upcoming exhibits, shows and events for the next First Friday. More...
| FIRST FRIDAY NEWS|
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Hawai'i Watercolor Society's - Annual Members Show @ the Arts At Marks Garage - June 3rd - June 24th, 2017
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.
A Midsummer Night's Dream at HPU - May 12, 13, 14, 2017
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