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The First First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk is tomorrow - October 7th, 2016 (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 2016

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Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday: DAYTON WATANABE & NEW EXHIBIT: ACCESSION (10/7/2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm)

First Friday will feature live music by slack key guitarist Dayton Watanabe in the Sculpture Lobby (second floor, between the museum galleries); seating will be provided. Museum galleries will be open (entry and admission are always free), including the newest exhibit, Accession, featuring recent acquisitions by the Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the "I Love Art" hands-on activity room for kids. More...

Ong King's First Friday Art and Music Festival - Voyage (10/7/2016 - 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...

NEW SPOT = Pacific Dharma Inc. First Friday - LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, KIRTAN (10/7/2016)

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 Artist Mark N. Brown Starts Kakaako Mural Project at Queen's Lane Wall at South Shore Market Featuring Sig Zane Artwork

I'm excited to be working on a new mural project in Kakaako. Before I officially started, I did a sample run last. Here's some of the photos. More...

First Friday at The Dumb Coq (10/7/2016)

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The Arts At Marks Garage First Friday - Current Exhibit - Collage Massage (10/7/2016 - 5-10pm)

Meet the artist and see the works. Gere will be performing a shadow puppet tale on the hour, every hour from 6-9pm. The Bar@Marks will be up and running with beer provided by from Kona Brewing Co. along with a full bar. More...

Secret Record Store First Friday in Barrio Vintage (10/7/2016 - See notes for times)

Honolulu's coolest pop-up vinyl dealership -- SECRET RECORD STORE - sets up shop this First Friday in Chinatown's go-to spot for Aloha-print and vintage dresses - BARRIO VINTAGE. Buy vinyl from the 16+ crates. Get a new outfit for a night out. Listen to selections by DJ Monkey, JohnJohn and Ryan DanceMachine. More...

Mayor's Office Of Culture & The Arts Honolulu (MOCA) Newsletters OCTOBER 2016 - FEATURED EXHIBITS

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 Fridays at Downbeat with Mike Love and Jason Tom (10/7/2016 - 9-2am)

Downbeat and 86 Productions presents First Fridays at Downbeat Lounge with eclectic Soul group One World Tribe. Nationally acclaimed reggae-soul artist, Mike Love plays live on stage in Downbeat Lounge in anticipation for his upcoming EP and tour. Come experience the voice and rhythm that Jack Johnson declared "one of the most talented musicians I've ever played with." Also performing, human beatbox Jason Tom More...

The Pegge Hopper Gallery - Spotlight on Popoki (10/7/2016 - 5pm - 9pm)

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

First Friday at Roberta Oaks (10/7/2016 - 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. More...

Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts OCTOBER 2016 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...

Hawaii Theatre - COMING OCTOBER 2016 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...

Reyn Spooner Releases "Think Pink" Collection

The Kupulau Pareau print draws inspiration from the history and lore of the peony flower, known for its healing qualities. 10% of all THINK PINK proceeds will benefit the Women's Cancer Center at Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children. Our Downtown store will be open from 930am - 5:00PM More...

The ARTS at Marks Garage - October Special Event/Exhibits

See some of the highlight of events/activities at The ARTS at Marks Garage. More...

Hawaii Theatre - Hawaiian Springs Water Presents The Hawaiian Classics - Kamaka Ukulele Festival-100th Anniversary Celebration October 16, 2016

An Exclusive Monthly Hawaiian Music Series At The Hawaii Theatre More...

Hawaii Art - 4th Annual Kai Ocean Art Show by Patrick Ching - Waikiki, Hawaii - 2016

4th Annual KAI Waikiki Ocean Art Show October 19 -November 2, 2016. View Patrick Ching painting live in the main lobby of the Moana Surfrider Resort More...

Chinatown Artists Lofts: Open Studios @ Chinatown Courtyard / Mendonca Building (10/7/2016 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm)

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...

SAVE THE DATE - Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii Share-A-Night Annual Gala November 20, 2016

Honoring Bob and Dianne Pereira Midas Hawaii 2016 Gala Co-Chairs Russell Akamine and Wes Hiyane. More...

Bar 35 OCTOBER 2016 Events and News

A full month of fun at Bar 35 -- a mainstay in the trendy Downtown-Chinatown club scene! More...

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SPONSOR -Hawaii Zombie Crawl Announced - 10/14/2016

We just can't cure the contagion… On Friday, October 14th, 2016 the living dead will arise again to crawl the streets of Chinatown, Honolulu. It's a Zombie Jamboree with more than 13 participating venues, exclusive drink specials and live local music with The Fresh Preps, Tavana, Serpico and The Sinners set to out to rock at Hawaii's BEST UNDEAD FEST! We will NEVER SAY DIE! More...

SPONSOR -R&C Roofing Contractors Is Now Certainteed Surestart™ Certified! Now Offering 50 Year Non Pro-Rated Warranty Plus Special Online Discounts And Free Offers.

Our Roofing Contractors & Installation professionals have over 50 years of combined roofing experience and are capable of installing any product you choose. More...

Downbeat Diner and Lounge Present... COMING OCTOBER 2016 EVENTS & PROMO FLYERS

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

Map of First Friday Art Walk Event Calendar - October 7th, 2016

last update: 10/6/2016 Interactive map of event calendar. 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...

134 Downtown - Chinatown Condos for Sale Map and Listings - 96813 Zip code - Honolulu Real Estate - Updated 10/1/2016

Downtown / Chinatown condos for sale. View interactive geographical map of condos for sale in Downtown / Chinatown - Honolulu, Hawaii. Photos, description, and much more. 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.
Warren Stenberg, fine artist 808 262-8306
Fine artist. In 1992, kama'aina Warren Stenberg began a new fine-art painting career following early retirement from years of graphic arts, printing and advertising work.
Restaurant Epic 808-587-7877
Hot restaurant downtown. Where art, culture and cuisine meet in perfect harmony.
The Manifest (808) 523-7575
Cafe/bar Downtown! the Manifest reflects the exciting and progressive things of Honolulu and to the rest of Hawaii.
Chinatown Artists Lofts 808 262-5930
To transform our community with the power of the arts, and establish Chinatown, Honolulu as the creative capital of the pacific.
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.
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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.

Bus Detours for September 2nd, 2016 First Friday

City buses will be DETOURED...get the details
The Dumb Coq - Popular New Restaurant
New-american fare and cocktails in Honolulu, Hawaii

University Of Hawai'i Exhibit- Art Exhibition: Aesthetic Surplus Kompany Presents . . .

Peter Chamberlain, professor of art at the Department of Art + Art History, University of Hawai'i at M noa (UHM), goes all out with Aesthetic Surplus Kompany Presents . . . , an unprecedented exhibition of not-yet-realized works that integrate real-time analog video and sound.

Tom Moffatt Coming Events - The Beach Boys Return to Hawaii

10-time Grammy Award Winner George Benson returns to Hawaii for a very special concert on Thursday, September 22nd!
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