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Kapala performs at the Hawaii State Art Museum in the "Live from the Lawn" music series.
First Friday puts fun downtown
The free First Friday downtown gallery walk this month, which runs from 5 to 9 p.m., features the following:
» "Reinventing Hawaiian" is the special "Live from the Lawn" at the Hawaii State Art Museum (250 S. Hotel St., across from the State Capitol, 586-0900). Not only music will be showcased, but two new exhibitions as well: "Accession: Recent Acquisitions from the Art In Public Places Collection" and "Intertwine: A Selection of Hawaii Fiber Art"; the latter is part of the 11th Annual Textile Society of America Biennial Symposium, being held Sept. 24 to 27.
Performances on the Front Lawn Stage will include the Manoa Voices (6 p.m.), Maui falsetto singer Leokane Pryor (6:50), and Tony Conjugacion and Halau Na Wainohia (7:45). Kapala will play at 6:30 p.m.
Food will be provided by Downtown @ the HiSAM, Le Crepe Cafe and Soul de Cuba Cafe.
» One Night Stand in the Chinatown Courtyard (Mendonca Building Courtyard, 1126 Smith St., 262-5930) features mixed-media art. Photographer Red Mehan will offer up a multimedia event, and a surprise guest artist or two from The grounduP pirates will return with original paint creations. Shana Squier will be showing paintings, Luke and friends will offer mixed-media pieces and Fred Gayagas will perform Hawaiian tunes.
» The always colorful Ong King Arts Center (184 N. King St., 306-7823) features the works of graphic designer Loren Hoopiiaina Shaw and local-born and New York-raised painter Alekona Surento.
Starting at 9 p.m., and with a $10 admission (all ages welcome), entertainment will feature roots reggae band Stronghold, ukulele player Taimane Gardner fronting a collaboration with Quadraphonix, a little bit of slam poetry, street artists Loco-Moco and Stevo the Clown and MC See and DJ Soulz.
BETHEL STREET GALLERY
"The Nude Show" features 19 Hawaii artists at Bethel Street Gallery.
» Pacific Traditions Gallery (19 N. Pauahi St., 741-4612) will begin the monthlong exhibit "the F word: images of forgiveness."
» At the Louis Pohl Gallery (1111 Nuuanu Ave., 521-1812), it's the Hawaii Watercolor Society Signature Members Exhibit, curated by Carol Khewhok, herself the curator of the Academy Arts Center.
» Bethel Street Gallery (1140 Bethel St., 524-3552) features 19 Hawaii artists in "The Nude Show."
» Combining fashion and art, Nuuanu Gallery at Marks Garage (1161 Nuuanu Ave., 536-9828) presents "Dirty Laundry: The Art of the Stain in Modern T-Shirt Design."
» "Dessert After Dark" at Tea at 1024 (1024 Nuuanu Ave., 521-9596) will host a fundraiser for Stand Up to Cancer, which will have a one-hour special simulcast on three local affiliate stations -- KITV (ABC), KGMB (CBS) and KHNL (NBC) -- that night starting at 7. Cost is $35 per person; reservations required.
» Thirtyninehotel (39 Hotel St., 599-2552) puts up "iterate reiterate re," new work by Mary Babcock, Maya Portner and Madeleine Soeder. Presented in conjunction with the Textile Society of America's symposium.
COURTESY HAWAII STATE ART MUSEUM
Manoa Voices will also be onstage at the Hawaii State Art Museum in "Live from the Lawn."
Other participating venues include The ARTS at Marks Garage (1159 Nuuanu Ave., 521-2903), The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center (999 Bishop St., 526-1322), Pegge Hopper Gallery (1164 Nuuanu Ave., 521-1812), Ramsay Museum (1128 Smith St., 537-2787), Hawaii Theatre Center (1130 Bethel St., 791-1330), Chinatown Boardroom (1160 Nuuanu Ave., 585-7200), Kim Taylor Reece Gallery (1142 Bethel St., 293-2000), Kaimalino Designs (3 N. Pauahi St., 537-2248), Art Board (1170 Nuuanu Ave. #104, 536-0121), Che Pasta Cafe (1001 Bishop St., 524-0004), Hanks Cafe Honolulu (1038 Nuuanu St., 526-1410), HASR Wine Company (31 N. Pauahi St., 535-9463), J Salon (1128 Nuuanu Ave., Suite 103, 550-4441), Jeff Chang Pottery (808 Fort Street Mall, 599-2502), Keiki Photography (1123 Bethel St., 531-5859), Mercury (1154 Fort Street Mall, 521-2519), New Life Gallery (1190 Nuuanu Ave., 531-0303), Studio of Roy Venters (1160-A Nuuanu Ave., 381-3445), The Cathedral Gallery (1184 Bishop St., 536-7036), Duc's Bistro (1188 Maunakea St., 531-6325), Upside-Down Pilates Studio (116 S. Hotel St. #201, 779-1934), Urban Nomad (1023 Smith St., 391-9328), DaSpace (1192 Smith St., 351-4960), The Exhibit Space at 1132 Bishop Street (located on the second floor lobby, 599-5009) and INTO (40 N. Hotel St., 536-2211).