Foundation Meets Dancehall
Oct
5
to Oct 6

Foundation Meets Dancehall

Pressure Down Sounds and Rudies Hi-Fi spin strictly-vinyl all-night reggae grooves for First Friday at Downbeat Lounge. Vintage wax mixes of dancehall, ska, rocksteady and more by guest selectors, Zion Coptic Sounds and Irie-Sistable.

First Friday
October 6
9pm
21+
No Cover

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Masami Teraoka, Lynda Hess, Lori Uyehara Opening Reception
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Masami Teraoka, Lynda Hess, Lori Uyehara Opening Reception

Join us for First Friday on October 5th as we feature new artwork by Masami Teraoka, Lynda Hess, and Lori Uyehara. We’ll also have works available from printmaker Paul Galang and Hawaii Craftsmen artists Mark Mitsuda and Daniel Harano. Live portrait painting by Blaine Koh. Temporary henna tattoos available from henna artists. Live music from Nick Kurosawa, Scott Ohtoro, and Aloha Got Soul. Head upstairs for performances by Hawaii Opera Theatre inside the Hawaii State Art Museum. Beer and wine bar and valet parking provided by the Friends of HiSAM. Special First Friday menu from Artizen by MW. 6 pm to 9 pm. Free event. Everyone is welcome! 

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The Old Blaisdell Bazaar
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

The Old Blaisdell Bazaar

With an intention of being a connection for creatives and supporters alike, the OBB is truly one of a kind. An uncommon creative marketplace that's as eclectically unique as the building it's hosted in. Featuring fantastic creations ranging from resin art to decorative plant adornments, you've likely never been to a bazaar quite like the Old Blaisdell Bazaar.

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Also Here
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Also Here

We can’t wait for the debut of ALSO HERE, a new cultural project developed for Honolulu Pride in partnership with The ARTS at Marks Garage, happening in two days at First Friday! Curated by mixed-media artist and designer Lala @Openiiiiiiiii, this month-long exhibition includes portraits, artworks, and stories of, by, and featuring LGBTQI+ People of Color.

Catch live performances and a Q&A with the artists this Friday from 6 to 10 pm at The ARTS at Marks. See you there!

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Spirits Rebellious
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Spirits Rebellious

Works by Adam Tom.

Adam’s work challenges today’s culture, provoking thought and seeking to connect with viewers meaningfully.

Themes of Truth and Beauty are a statement to what he’d like to portray in the world we live in. To illustrate these concepts the best, he prefers graphic and bold imagery created with any medium he can access.

Adam is inspired by all those following their heart no matter what. His work is further influenced by skateboarding, poetry Ukiyo-e, and the people who have helped him to get to where he is today.

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First Friday Block Party
Oct
5
to Oct 6

First Friday Block Party

Join us here in Chinatown every First Friday for Pau Hana drinks, food, art, and music. This month, enjoy a live mural by Dan Madsen and live music by Goon Lei Goon!

Hotel Street closure between Smith Street and Nu’uanu Avenue starting at 7:30pm.

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Manifest 9th Anniversary Celebration
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Manifest 9th Anniversary Celebration

We're excited to present,
Manifest's 9yr Anniversary,
A dress-up-like-your-fav-Wes-Anderson-character affair 🎉
Saturday, September 29th
w/ Special guest DJ @fourcolorzack 😳
+ the #superhandsomeSaturday boys,
@djdelve @jcabarteja @oxblood
Doors open 8pm
21+ welcome / $5 cover
📸Photo booth (@shootsbooth)
Lion Dance (#geeyung)
🍹Specialty cocktails

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Hawaii Storytellers: Why I Teach
Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

Hawaii Storytellers: Why I Teach

Civil Beat

Join us for this back-to-school event featuring stories from local educators about “why I teach.” This event will tap into the diverse expriences of people who view teaching not just as a job, but a calling. We’ll hear personal challenges and triumphs as well as insights as to what makes teaching in Hawaii so Unique.

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Afroman Live at Next Door
Sep
20
to Sep 21

Afroman Live at Next Door

Nextdoor is proud to present Afroman live in Honolulu for one night only! Join us on Thursday September 20th while we forget to go class, or go to court, or go to work, because we got high. The only thing you can’t forget to do is get your tickets early and come to Nextdoor for the show!

From Wikipedia, (as if he needs an introduction),

Joseph “Afroman” Foreman’s musical career began in the eighth grade, when he began recording homemade songs and selling them to his classmates. “The first tape I made was about my eighth-grade teacher,” he once recalled. “She got me kicked out of school for sagging my pants, which was a big deal back then. So I wrote this song about her and it sold about 400 copies: it was selling to teachers, students, just about everybody. And I realized that, even though I wasn’t at school, my song was at school, so in a way I was still there. All these people would come by my house just to give me comments about how cool they thought the song was.”Foreman also performed in his church at a young age, playing both the drums and guitar.

In 1998, Afroman released his first album, My Fro-losophy; and later relocated to Hattiesburg, Mississippi,[1] where he met drummer Jody Stallone, keyboardist/bassist Darrell Havard, and producer Tim Ramenofsky (aka “Headfridge”).

Ramenofsky produced and released Afroman’s album Because I Got High in 2000 on T-Bones Records; it was distributed primarily through concerts and the file-sharing service Napster before its title track was played on The Howard Stern Show. Afroman was inspired to write the song’s lyrical content by his unwillingness to clean his room, and he ran with the idea of everyday tasks being derailed by drug use. In late 2001, the song became a hit and was featured in the films Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, The Perfect Score, and Disturbia later in the 2000s. “Because I Got High” was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 2002.

After the single’s success, Afroman joined the lineup of Cypress Hill’s fall festival “Smoke Out” with the Deftones, Method Man, and others. After this, Universal Records signed Afroman to a six-album deal, and Universal released The Good Times in 2001. The Good Times was a compilation of Afroman’s first two albums and some new tracks.

Afroman started releasing his music independently and mostly through the Internet in 2004, and that year, he recorded Jobe Bells, which satirized traditional Christmas songs.

Afroman was part of the 2010 Gathering of the Juggalos lineup.

In October 2014, Afroman released a remix of his song “Because I Got High,” to highlight the usefulness of marijuana as part of the fight to legalize its sale across the United States.

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ART CORPS
Sep
20
3:00 PM15:00

ART CORPS

ARTS CORPS is a free arts education program for children and teens ages 10-18.  Every Thursday from 3pm-5:30pm the ARTS at Marks Garage will host workshops in visual and performing arts taught by partners who are local artists currently working in the field.  Students will create and experience different styles of art from different teachers, socialize with other students, and to learn about communication and self expression.  This opportunity is completely free for students, and includes snacks.  To register for classes, or for more information, email info@artsatmarks.com, or go to our website at  http://www.artsatmarks.com/arts-corps/

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Razed In Black Live: Honolulu Reunion Show Presented by NHPRD
Sep
8
to Sep 9

Razed In Black Live: Honolulu Reunion Show Presented by NHPRD

Hailing from Honolulu’s original dark underground scene and venues like the original Dungeon and The Wave Waikiki, Razed in Black was started in 1994 by solo electronic composer Romell Regulacion. The project, formerly known as Lost Souls, caught the eye of LA’s well-known gothic industrial label Cleopatra Records, who signed the band as Razed in Black. Gaining worldwide exposure, Razed in Black’s music, which combines elements of industrial, synthpop, dark wave, gothic rock, and hardcore techno, has been featured in television shows including The WB’s Mission Hill and NBC’s Homicide: Life on the Streets, as well as in movies and video games like Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam. Regulacion has also released material under the names DJ R<I>B, DJ Skooby and Transmutator.

The one-of-a-kind show on September 8 marks Razed in Black’s first stage appearance since 2003, and is sure to be an intense and electric performance. The Honolulu stage lineup will be: Romell Regulacion on guitars, vocals and music programming, Ivan Delaforce of the hit broadway showstopper STOMP on drums, and former YTV Canadian television show host Jacques Phil Guerrero on guitars and backing vocals, with Danny Laforga and Conor Haley providing electronics and show support.

The show also features DJs Nocturna, Du Nord and Nightfox playing the best in nostalgic goth, industrial, EBM and dark alternative music, and special performances by members of Honolulu’s dark alternative scene:

Go-gos
Wiediikitty
Xylena
Jenn Vicieux
Rosetta Ruin
Mabsy

With dark, exotic opening acts by:
Mabsy
Rosetta Ruin
Xylena
Mistress Maru
Olga Rock

Mahalo to our sponsors, Chaos Inc. Hawaii, Rock StarTattoo, Trinigrafx, Dj Nocturna and skyQode, and to our host, Nextdoor. Flyer design by Obsidian CMYK.

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Arts Corps
Aug
23
3:00 PM15:00

Arts Corps

ARTS CORPS is a free arts education program for children and teens ages 10-18.  Every Thursday from 3pm-5:30pm the ARTS at Marks Garage will host workshops in visual and performing arts taught by partners who are local artists currently working in the field.  Students will create and experience different styles of art from different teachers, socialize with other students, and to learn about communication and self expression.  This opportunity is completely free for students, and includes snacks.  To register for classes, or for more information, email info@artsatmarks.com, or go to our website at  http://www.artsatmarks.com/arts-corps/

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