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I Heart Shopping Local: @GilliaClothing + @AWattz + @PuppyLoveHawaii

11May

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I Heart Shopping Local: @GilliaClothing + @AWattz + @PuppyLoveHawaii

Supporting local businesses helps to build a strong community, and also makes for one-of-kind designs! Shop local with these brands at the Pinch of Salt warehouse this Saturday.

Launched on the island of Oahu, Gillia Clothing features beach styles that are versatile enough to be worn on the beach or for a night out. We love the original prints and the sophisticated styles.

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Accessorize with jewelry from a.wattz dezigns. Each piece is designed and fabricated in the designer’s Kaimuki studio. Choose from the variety of classic everyday pieces with just a hint of edge.

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Now, accessorize your pet with the handmade dog collars and leashes from Puppy Love Hawaii, because we wouldn’t forget about our furry friends!

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#HNLNightMarket In the News: 7 Great Food Festivals & Street Fairs on Oahu

24Apr

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#HNLNightMarket In the News: 7 Great Food Festivals & Street Fairs on Oahu

“Throughout the year, food festivals and street fairs offer great opportunities to try a variety of dishes, see cooking demonstrations, catch some live entertainment, and mingle with the locals. Here are festivals to note as you plan your next vacation […]“

Honolulu Night Market and Eat the Street make the feature on Fodors.com and we couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support. Thank you for joining us each month!

Read the full article here >>

Guest Blog: “Girlfriend Dates… Cicily Goes to the Honolulu Night Market”

28Nov

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Guest Blog: “Girlfriend Dates… Cicily Goes to the Honolulu Night Market”

 Kakaako Mural

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” 
― 
Eleanor Roosevelt

Over the summer, thanks to a girl’s night out, I discovered a monthly block party held in Honolulu’s Kakaako district.  It was here that I found our island’s hidden gem.  Tucked in between bustling Waikiki and downtown Honolulu, Kakaako is now home to a Hawaiian hipster’s paradise.

“Girlfriend Dates… Cicily Goes to the Honolulu Night Market”

http://www.divorcedmoms.com/blogs/sweet-cicily/girlfriend-dates-cicily-goes-to-the-honolulu-night-market

I ABSOLUTELY fell in love with the young, bohemian vibe of the Honolulu Night Market. It was as if, I was strolling through New York City’s artistic Greenwich Village or SOHO. As I walking through the crowds, I had noticed people were commenting on how “hip” the Honolulu Market Night Market had been.

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Live Local Bands @ the Main Stage

packed with excitement

Packed With Excitement

Earlier this month, I had noticed on my Facebook and Twitter feed, that there was another Honolulu Night Market evening, planned for the month of November. Realizing that my son would be with his father for the weekend, this single mama immediately called her best friend to make another “Girlfriend Date” for the Honolulu Night Market.

I live on the other side of the island and I am not too keen on driving into town. HOWEVER, I will ALWAYS make an exception, for the monthly trek to Kakaako, The Honolulu Night Market is an amazing block celebration, that ensures guaranteed fun, AMAZEBALLS food, live music, local art, shopping and mingling with Honolulu’s hip, young crowd.

It doesn’t matter if you bring a date, family, friends or you are riding solo, Kakaako’s Honolulu Night Market has something for everyone.

 what are you eating

What Are You Eating?

There is something intoxicating about the aroma from the food trucks, brightly colored murals sprinkled throughout the neighborhood, dancing to live music, seeing the latest fashions during on the runway stage and people watching while strolling the main street.

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 real texas bbq

Real Texas BBQ

food trucks taken to a new level

Food Trucks Taken To A New Level

 Kakaakos stunning murals

Kakaako’s Stunning Murals

Much like my first adventures at the Honolulu Night Market, I had another great evening!  Not only did I have a fun night on the town with my best friend, I also managed to knock out some much needed Christmas shopping, with all the local clothing vendors, smack dab in the middle of it all.

 Amazing vendors all in one place

Amazing Vendors All In One Place

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Christmas Shopping DONE!

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, I WANT THIS!

 

Hand Crafted Clutches With Local Flair

Hand Crafted Clutches With Local Flair

 

 CRAPPY KIDS

CRAPPY KIDS

 

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Christmas is just a few weeks away and Santa needs to still fill a few more stockings, so you better believe I will be at the next Honolulu Night Market.  I LOVED that my favorite FILTHY FARMGIRL soap company, will be there, carrying over 95 different soaps at the actual Market, as opposed to only a handful at Whole Foods.

 #FILTHY

#FILTHY

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 Supporting Local Businesses

Supporting Local Businesses

 You Can’t Get More Hipster Than That

You Can’t Get More Hipster Than That

 

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I am counting the days, till I get to eat Buenos Antojitos’ authentic Puerto Rican Shrimp Empanadas on my next evening out. As a former Miami girl, I must say, her empanadas were so AMAZING.  Before I left for the evening, I went back for seconds because it was THAT GOOD.

Bueno Antojitos Authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine

Bueno Antojitos Authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine

Shrimp Empanadas To Die For

Shrimp Empanadas To Die For

 

For all my single Honolulu folks out there, the Honolulu Night Market is a great opportunity to meet new people.  While sipping on some libations, in the “bar” area, I made friends with some surfers visiting from Sydney, Australia.  By the end of the night, I even had an invite to check out a film festival, in China Town, after the event. What better way to spend a Saturday evening!

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What Better Way To Spend Your Saturday Night Than With Your Girlfriends

What Better Way To Spend Your Saturday Night Than With Your Girlfriends

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G’DAY MATES

party of the year 

Having Far Too Much Fun With Strangers

 

 Galleries Around Every Corner

Galleries Around Every Corner

If You Need To Unwind
If You Need To Unwind

Fun For The Keikis
Fun For The Keikis

 

Looking For The Perfect Print 

Looking For The Perfect Print

Custom Designed Kicks
Custom Designed Kicks

Cutest Clothes You Cannot Find Anywhere Else
Cutest Clothes You Cannot Find Anywhere Else

Where the Art Comes To You
Where the Art Comes To You

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Read more from Cicily at:
http://www.divorcedmoms.com/blogs/sweet-cicily

Ride in style to Honolulu Night Market: Splurge

10Nov

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Ride in style to Honolulu Night Market: Splurge

Want a ride to or from Honolulu Night Market: Splurge? Sign up as a new Uber user and your first ride is on us.  No fighting traffic, no looking for street parking. Arrive in style with Uber Honolulu.
https://uber.com/go/HNLnightmarket
That’s right, sign up using that link and get $20 off your first ride. (if you’re coming from anywhere between Kaimuki and Downtown, that ride is FREE). When you sign up using the link above, $20 will be credited to your Uber account immediately.

media-credit: AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post

T media-credit: AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post

If you’re not already familiar with Uber, get familiar, because they are changing the way people look at the  traditional concept of a taxi service and putting you in full control of your experience.

  • One Tap To Ride – The Uber mobile phone app revolutionizes the way you get picked up. Uber uses your phone’s GPS to detect your location and connects you with the nearest available driver. Get picked up anywhere — even if you don’t know the exact address.
  • Reliable Pickups – Track the drivers exact location as they come to pick you up. The Uber mobile app shows their GPS location on a map in real time, as well as the Name/Photo of your driver and their Vehicle information (make/model and license number). But, if you don’t want to stare at your phone while they come to get you, you don’t have to. The will send you a text message when they arrive.
  • Clear Pricing - The app displays the rates clearly, and there are no hidden fees. You can also enter your pick up location and destination for a free fare quote for your whole trip. This is one of my personal favorite features. I wish The Cab offered this information.
  • Paperless & Convinent - By far my favorite feature is that when you arrive at your destination, you simply get out of the car and go. No fumbling for your wallet. No waiting for their in-car credit card machine to process, then finding some uncomfortable way to sign the paper receipt for your transaction. No digging through your purse or wallet in a dark taxi trying to decide if that’s a $1 or a $10 in your hand.
    Once you arrive at your destination, your credit card is automatically charged for the trip, and you are emailed a receipt. You don’t have to do a thing. Just get out and enjoy your night.
  • Rate Your Driver - Uber makes sure their drivers not only meet their standards, but that they meet your standards too. After your trip, you can rate your experience and leave additional feedback about your driver. You can even see the drivers average rating from the app when they come to get you.
  • Split Fare - They even make it easy to split the fare between you and your friends with a couple of clicks in their app. No more “I’ll pay you back’s” or IOU’s. Split the cost of the ride, and everyones card is billed equally.

With 4 years of service, they have finally brought their concept here to Honolulu, and now YOU have a chance to try it for FREE to or from Eat The Street.
Go to https://uber.com/go/EatTheStreet and sign up with Uber Honolulu.
By using that link you get a free ride to/from Eat The Street: Musubi on us. FREE rides to or from #HNLnightmarket up to $20
[ If youre coming from between River St (downtown) and Kapahulu Ave (waikiki) you should not get close to the $20 limit. If you are outside of that area, you will receive $20 off your first ride with Uber. Cant beat that.]

Join us this Saturday night:

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Saturday. November 16th
6-11pm
683 Auahi St in Kakaako
(between Restaurant Row and Ward Center)

http://www.honolulunightmarket.com/

Celebrate Hawaii Fashion Month with Honolulu Night Market: RUNWAY

7Oct

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On Saturday, October 19th, the Honolulu Night Market returns with RUNWAY

 

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Are you ready for another fashion filled edition of the Honolulu Night Market?
Saturday, October 19th, you get just that with Honolulu Night Market: Runway

 

 

Honolulu Night Market Photo Recap by Matthew ‘Mash’ Hatae

17Jun

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Honolulu Night Market Photo Recap by Matthew ‘Mash’ Hatae

Incase you missed the Honolulu Night Market Red Bull athletes Keith Sayers, Wes Agee, and 3-time X-Games Gold Medalist Ronnie Renner light up the streets of Kaka’ako with their gravity-defying jumps and stunts check out the gallery below from Mash.

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Retail Round-Up: @3rdiGalleries + Stir Crazy Hawaii

14Jun

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3RDi Galleries (pronounced “third eye”) will be back in the warehouse tomorrow. The local startup company specializes in premium art cases for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Galaxy devices and works with local and international artists for artwork. Stir Crazy Hawaii creates hand dyed silk scarves, hair accessories and organic cotton t-shirts and will have a booth at the Honolulu Night Market. Each piece is individually wrapped or tied, which creates unique color combinations and adds a pop to your everyday wardrobe.

Announcing Red Bull X-Fighters Jams @ #HNLNightMarket

5Jun

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Announcing Red Bull X-Fighters Jams @ #HNLNightMarket

Are you ready to get Xtreme? Night Market is very excited to announce an extreme theme for the summer: We’ll be hosting the daring athletes from Red Bull’s X-Fighters Jams Freestyle Motocross team, performing live jumps on the street in Kakaako!

Get to Night Market early as Red Bull athletes Keith Sayers, Wes Agee, and 3-time X-Games Gold Medalist Ronnie Renner take to the streets with their bikes to impress the crowd with gravity-defying jumps and stunts.

The jump demo will be followed by a meet & greet and autograph session with the athletes. To recap:

Red Bull X-Fighters Jams @ Night Market
Saturday, June 15
Demonstration: 6 pm – 7 pm 
Athlete meet & greet: 7 pm – 8 pm 

A little bit of history: The first Red Bull X-Fighters Freestyle Motocross competition took place in 2001 in the bullfighting arena in Valencia, Spain, and the annual event quickly became Europe’s biggest Freestyle Motocross event. The competition has also been staged in stunning locations around the world, like the Plaza de Toros in Mexico City, Poland’s National Stadium, the Battersea Power Station in London and the Galle Face Green promenade in Sri Lanka.

Want to see what these guys do? Take a look at this video, filmed in Talcahuano, Chile:

#HNLNightMarket: May Performers & Entertainment

16May

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Night Market brings the focus home to Kakaako this month, with a colorful, eclectic lineup of talented performers, some of them big names, who will rock the main stage and perform up and down Auahi Street. Meet May’s main stage lineup, brought to you by Unsigned, HI Presents:

CAMILE VELASCO:
Camile Velasco

Camile Velasco was born in Manila, Philippines and raised in Hawaii, where she was surrounded by both reggae and island music. In 2003, Camile auditioned for the third season of “American Idol” and finished in the Top Ten out of 80,000 participating contestants, performing live for over 25 million viewers. Shortly after the completion of the competition in 2004, Camile went with her fellow contestants on a sold out National Tour. Camile was signed to Universal/Motown and has worked with notable artists such as Apl (Black Eyed Peas), Pras (Fugees), Jeru the Damaja and Stephen Marley, Bob Marley’s son.

ERIN SMITH:
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Voted Best Female Musician on Maui by “MauiTime” readers four years in a row, charismatic singer/songwriter Erin Smith, who most people might know as the frontwoman of The Throwdowns, comes armed to the stage with her signature red lipsticks, high heels, faux furs, Steven Tyler scarves & guitar. Hailing from Maui, Erin formed The Throwdowns with musical buddies Ola Shaw & Ian Hollingsworth. The band dominated local charts with their anthemic “Kihei Town” and reggae classic “Stay HI” featuring Marty Dread, and have been nominated for three Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Erin’s solo work allows her to showcase a more indie-rock, vulnerable and torchy sound. Her first solo album, “Best Disaster,” produced by the team that worked on Arcade Fire’s critically acclaimed album “Funeral,” is set to be released this summer.

SUPER GROUPERS:
Super Groupers

Super Groupers (Navid Najafi, Scott Ohtoro and Illis It) are a super powered hip-hop collective relatively new to the scene, but already making waves. As a group and individually, its members have collaborated and opened for artists including Aloe Blacc, Aceyalone, Abstract Rude, Exile, DJ Swamp, DJ Krush, Dumbfoundead and many other acts.

AUAHI STREET PERFORMERS, PRESENTED BY OAHU FRINGE FESTIVAL

SPATIAL SCULPTORS:
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Spatial Sculptors is an integrated community of movers that explore weight, contact, and communication in relation to each other and our environment. Through improvised dance, they create sentences, paragraphs, stories, and experiences. Spatial Sculptors meet regularly at Alive Ballet Center. More information is available at  http://improvdancehnl.tumblr.com.

YASU:
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Born in Ube City, Japan and inspired by the movie “Patch Adams,” Yasu came to the United States to become a professional hospital clown. Earning a degree in theatre arts, he also graduated from the Chavez Studio of Magic, the most prestigious magic school in the world. Yasu has performed all over the U.S. with his Japanese culture-themed magic show, and now he has touched down in Honolulu to surprise and delight us.

ISAAC THE STILT-WALKING CLOWN:

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Isaac Ligsay is a senior at the University of Hawaii at Manoa studying Theater. He has appeared in the premier showing of “Our Amazing Adventure” at The Paliku Arts Festival and recently at Ong King Arts Center in “32 Clowns.” Isaac is actively involved with TADA (Theater and Dance Association), an organization that supports student artists in their pursuits of experimentation, innovation and research. He is excited to show off his stilt-walking skills at Honolulu Night Market.

SPECTRUM Fashion Show

19Mar

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SPECTRUM Fashion Show

If you missed the first fashion show at this past Saturday’s Honolulu Night + Market check out this cool video! “SPECTRUM” featuring designs by the University of Hawaii Apparel Product Design & Merchandising students!

 

Honolulu Nightmarket x UHM Pre-Show from BK Photo on Vimeo.