We’re having a Rogue Christmas at Honolulu Night Market on December 21st! Mark your calendars and come celebrate the holidays with us.
Honolulu Night Market’s back on Saturday, November 16th and this month’s theme is SPLURGE. Check out which local vendors will be lining up in the Pinch of Salt warehouse and get ready to do some holiday shopping. And as part of this month’s theme, retail vendors will be offering one or more products at 20% off during an ‘earlybird trunk show’ from 6-7 pm. So come early and then fuel up for round 2 with Honolulu Night Market’s onolicious food vendors – 6-11 pm on 11/16!
Local artist Sergio Garzon will be bringing his steamroller printing skills to Kaka’ako on Saturday night with a special “Print Bigger” pop-up art installation. Garzon will take the helm of a steamroller to create a 700 square foot woodblock “The Printing of a Giant Squid” live at Honolulu Night Market – crowd participation is encouraged, and bring your own t-shirts for customized steamroller printing.
Honolulu Night Market celebrates Hawaii Fashion Month on Saturday, October 19th – here’s what’s on tap:
This Night Market, in conjunction with our Runway theme and Hawaii Fashion Month, CoXist Studio introduces a fascinating new exhibition, Juxtapose! It’s an art, fashion and new cinema exhibition all about urban transformations, featuring submissions of wearable art made from urban materials from about 10 different artists (There are no restrictions on the material used to create the garment or accessory), crazy new 3D cinema projection by local artist Aisis Chen and a custom installation by innovative sculptor/designer Robert Reed. All the different parts of the exhibition will play off each other and the theme of fashion, perhaps in some unexpected ways.
Why wearable art?
“We chose to feature wearable art for our contribution to Hawaii Fashion Month because it gives people the opportunity to look at fashion from an alternative lens. We have been known at CoXist Studio to do our events a little outside of the norm, and we loved the idea of giving the artists absolutely no restrictions on what they can create!” said Casea Rose, executive director at CoXist.
“By abstracting and putting fashion in a different context, you see [the items of clothing], their inspiration and creativity,” adds Robert Reed, one of the judges who is also doing a custom installation at the event. “I personally consider wearable art an extension of sculpture. It also readily allows for many other mediums like music, dance, performance, and installation involving several senses. Like art, fashion can be anything and has movements. People can now question ‘Is that Fashion?,’ just like they question ‘Is that Art?’ I feel wearable art addresses this.”
Some of the wearable art pieces will be for purchase, with the designers receiving 100 percent of the profit from the sale. Juxtapose includes a craft cocktail bar, DJs from Kitchen Music Society spinning up a tasty selection of lounge beats, and a hookah and cigar lounge outside. And for all of you looking for an after-party, CoXist will be open until the wee hours of the night this month!
Juxtapose at CoXist Studio
When: Pre-party Thursday, Oct 17 from 6-11 p.m., Grand Opening at Night Market, Saturday, Oct. 19, 6 p.m. – very late
Where: Inside CoXist Studio (331 Keawe St)
a. wattz will be Lei Chic’s featured designer for this month’s Honolulu Night Market – stop by the warehouse for Kaimuki designer Amanda Watkins’ colorful, refined jewelry and peek at the new Indian Summer collection which will debut along with exclusive discounts (20% off anything neon, plus 10% off regular priced merchandise if you mention Lei Chic) and a giveaway. You should not not go – check it out September 21st from 6-11 pm.
Bring the keiki down to Honolulu Night Market on Saturday, September 21: Precision Parkour will be offering mini parkour workshops every half hour with free movement and play, plus a free obstacle course. The Tumble Bus will also be there offering a gym on wheels to keep your little one entertained, and don’t forget to check out the Mobile Gamer Guys who will have eight xBox stations for keiki to play.
In addition to all the food vendors coming out for this weekend’s Honolulu Night Market, don’t forget to check out Honolulu Night Market Kaka‘ako neighbors including Taste, who will be having Pig and the Lady in the house with noodle bar favorites from Chefs Mama and Andrew Le. Plus Insomnia will be selling Pho and Boba Drinks and the sad-to-see-you-go-a-hui-hou, final night of Whole Ox who will be hosting late-night dinner from 9:30 pm to 1:00 am.
Happy Birthday, Honolulu Night Market! Saturday, September 21st will mark the event’s one year anniversary — Kaka‘ako’s throwing a White Party and you’re invited.