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 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.
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 (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 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.
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:
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.
Honolulu Night Market really did POP this past weekend.
Thousands of eager fans piled in to 683 Auahi St for this latest installment of Honolulu Night Market in Kakaako. The “Pinch of Salt” warehouse (recently named BEST LATE-NIGHT SHOPPING by Honolulu Magazine) was packed all night with vendors and shoppers alike, while the main stage hosted entertainment by Sing The Body, Taimane Gardner, and not one… not two… but THREE fashion shows.
Check out the gallery below for scenes from Honolulu Night Market: Pop
On the Main Stage this month, we have another exciting lineup to keep your attention throughout the night! Kicking off with Honolulu’s talented multi-genre mixmaster, DJ Mr. Nick at 6 p.m., the night gets off to a lively start with the University of Hawaii’s Fashion Department taking the stage at 6:45 p.m. to show off some of their work. Right after, Haus of Beaute featuring Tiare Thomas will showcase their style with another fashion show, followed by Na Hoku Hanohano nominees/Hard Rock Rising champs Sing the Body, a street fashion show and the incredibly passionate Taimane Gardner as a finale. After the party is the Afterparty, from 11:00 am to 2:00 am at CoXist Studios – free for all 21+ attendees.
The Main Stage lineup:
6:00pm ::: DJ mr.nick (www.djMrNick.com)
6:45pm ::: SPECTRUM Fashion Show featuring designs by the University of Hawaii Apparel Product Design and Merchandising students
7:30pm ::: Fashion Show: resort + swimwear styled by Tiare Thomas of Haus of Beautes feat. DJ Anit
8:00pm ::: Sing The Body (www.Alt-HI.com)
9:15pm ::: Fashion Show: streetwear styled by Tiare Thomas of Haus of Beautes feat. DJ Anit
10:00pm ::: Taimane Gardner (www.Taimane.com)
Free 21+ Afterparty @ CoXist Studio
11:00pm – 2:00am (www.coxistudio.com)
On Auahi Street, outside the main Night Market lot, Fringe Fest provides more entertainers for your amazement and delight.
Activ8 Electro Jazz:
Activ8 electro jazz street band is an ensemble of musicians, dancers and personalities that inspire movement of the people! Led by Jerome James from atop a rolling drumset stage, they will surely get the crowd going with a full horn section, emcees and the most amazing drumming you have ever seen.
Stilt walker Ben Moffat:
Ben Moffat has performed and taught, nationally and internationally, since 1986. Ben received his MFA in Asian theatre and directing from the UH in 1986 and in 1987 began teaching part time at University of Hawai‘i, Windward Community College. In 2011, he resigned as a professor and now freelances as a performer, storyteller, director, writer and teacher. Co-founder of dance theatre company Monkey Waterfall, Ben is a frequent performer at the Talk Story Festival in Honolulu, and has toured the public libraries in Hawai‘i and Wisconsin with various shows, including his solo storytelling performances using masks, stilts, and puppets.
Dancers Unlimited is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. They provide professional dance education and performance opportunities to dancers in Hawaii, and bring local an international dancers together each year to celebrate National Dance Week Hawaii. As a young and vibrant company, Dancers Unlimited has presented original work at various Downtown festivals, The Contemporary Museum, Hawaii State Arts Museum, Hawaii Theatre, Arts at Marks Garage, Trump Waikiki, Loading Zone and many other venues.
Honolulu Night Market’s A Pinch of Salt has been named BEST LATE-NIGHT SHOPPING by Honolulu Magazine! We are so stoked! Pick-up a copy of the March 2013 Honolulu Mag on stands now. Our next Honolulu Night Market is just two weeks away! Join us on Saturday March 16th in Kaka’ako from 6pm-11pm! This month’s theme is POP!
Street Grindz, the creators of Honolulu Night Market would like to that everyone for their support of this event.
Secret’s out! I’ll be taking over the creative direction and styling of the next Honolulu Night Market Fashion Show. It’s gonna be a good one, I promise.
Anyway, I hope to see you all there. Please stay tuned for more updates and behind the scenes action all happening before and after the event.
The first Honolulu Night Market is filling up with some of the hotest retail/food/fashion/art/entertainment Honolulu has to offer. Below is the list of what you will find, use the Categories box to the right to quickly jump to more detail on this amazing list of vendors. Check back often as the list is still growing.
Pure Joy Adornments
Hex By Fetu
Makkuro Makkuro @ R&D
Project No Ka Oink..
Love Burd Denim
Lightsleepers DJ Crew
Skate Demo by T&C Skate Team
The Pig & The Lady
Miso & Ale
Wow Wow Waffles
Free Spirits Mobile Bartending
Happy Hour Hawaii
Set in Paradise Art Exhibit @ II Gallery
Fashion Show by Pineapple Ice