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National Walk on the Wild Side: A Family-Friendly Event Celebrating and Discovering Downtown Honolulu From Fort Street Mall to Kekaulike Mall April 11, 2015, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A Family-Friendly Event Celebrating and Discovering Downtown Honolulu From Fort Street Mall to Kekaulike Mal

Celebrate national “Walk on the Wild Side” day, Saturday, April 11, 2015 throughout Downtown-Chinatown. “Walk on the Wild Side” is a National Kidney Foundation initiative drawing attention to the health benefits of walking. The Honolulu celebration blends healthy walking with an exploration of both old and new in the Arts District and Chinatown. A number of activities will be hosted throughout a seven-block area between Fort Street Mall and Kekaulike Mall. Event highlights include:

⋅    Welcome messages by Mayor Caldwell, director of Department of Transportation Services, Mike Formby and Glenn Hayashida, President of Kidney Foundation of Hawaii, Noon at Fort Street Mall.

⋅    National Kidney Foundation Health Fair, with free pedometers, pens, pencils and bags (while supplies last) at Fort Street Mall.

⋅    “Walk on the Wild Side” mystery walk, taking you to five different locations throughout the area. Clues to various destinations given along the way.

⋅    Art & Flea Urban Marketplace at Fort Street Mall.⋅    Musical entertainment at four different stages: o    Fort Street Mall Main Stage: With 101.9 DJ Kevin Jones as host and music by Desert

Sea, Red Light Challenge, Reproach and Erika Elona o    Keakauilike Mall Stage: Featuring Zach Manzano, Adam Bradley, Josh Sharp and the

Artis Family Band o    Chinatown Courtyard at the Menonca Building: Featuring Terry, Nate Hatico,

Michael Chung, Brian Chang and Allstar Jam. o Manifest Stage: with Zach Manzano and Adam Bradley

⋅    Arts and Kitch, an art sale, at Arts at Marks Garage.

⋅    Holistic Health Fair, with a number of spiritual treats at Louis Pohl Gallery and Bar 35.

⋅    Hands-on art project at HiSAM (Hawaii State Art Museum).

⋅    Art exhibits by the artists at the Chinatown Courtyard and Artists’ Lofts (Mendonca Building).

⋅    Show by the Cut Collective, a group of three local fashion designers at Ginger 13.

⋅    Live drawing class at Manifest

⋅    Show your “Walk on the Wild Side” map for discounts at the following merchants:

  • Art Treasures – 20% discount
  • Bar 35 – Special Saturday hours, open at 11AM, holisitic fair, happy hour prices
  • ARTS at Marks Garage – Free interactive papermaking by Roping the Moon Studio with Maggie McCain glass, Aloha Pops and other vendors out front on “the Great Lawn”
  • Barrio Vintage – Sidewalk sale starting at 11AM
  • Cake Envy – Free beverage with the purchase of a slice of cheesecake
  • Downbeat Diner – 10% off all food and drink for participants
  • The Fix – Special Saturday hours, opening at 11AM. Free French fries with purchase of wings, ribs, or specialty burgers
  • Ginger 13 – Clothing trunk show featuring local designers Alison Izu, Ten Tomorrow by Summer Shiigi and Rumi Murakami; store-wide 20% off sale; and refreshments
  • La Muse – 10% off regular priced merchandise
  • Louis Pohl Gallery – 10% discount and free gift
  • Manifest – Free Americano coffee or iced to Walk on the Wild Side participants
  • Owens and Co. – 15% off regularly-priced merchandise
  • Pegge Hopper Gallery – Solitaire Solutions with Lynda Hess. Lynda guides you through the game of solitaire to find a positive outlook, an alternative perspective, and perhaps a new way of interpreting a problem. Oil Paintings by Lynda will also be on display, along with new landscape paintings by Pegge Hopper.  Nurture your mind, body and spirit! Free gift.
  • Proof – $3 slices of house-made pizza and $5 rosemary-infused gin Ricky's
  • Roberta Oaks – 10% discount
  • Soul de Cuba – Refreshing Cuba Libre cocktails (Rum and Coke with lime), just $4
  • Tin Can Mail Man – 20% discount

The event is free and registration packets, a complimentary pedometer, reusable bags along with a map of the area’s treats and surprises will be available at Fort Street Mall, starting at 11 am

Event sponsors include, City and County of Honolulu, National Kidney Foundation Hawaii Chapter, Arts District Merchants’ Association, Fort Street Mall Business Improvement District Association, the American Society of Young Musicians, Hawaii Chapter and the Creative Arts Experience.

Grace Cruz