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Chinatown's First Friday Street Festival

First Friday is sponsored by Arts District Merchant Association. The event is expected to have 1,000+ participants and a plethora of clubs/bars/vendors for your pleasure to roam along Chinatown's beautiful venues. The event will close HOTEL ST., all traffic lanes/sidewalk areas, from Smith St to Nuuanu Ave. For more info, visit their website: http//www.artsdistricthonolulu.com. Bring some money for snack foods, local cuisine, steak plate and shrimp trucks. Bars will be open as well for those who wish to chill out and socialize.

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  • Jeremy

    Hey guys. How was First Friday?

    September 8, 2012

    • Sam Jinho L.

      I think I scared them away. Don't be surprised if you have a lawsuit waiting for you when you get back.

      Also, can't wait for you to get back, bro!

      September 9, 2012

    • Jeremy

      Thanks for helping get it together. Who all went with?

      September 10, 2012

  • Sam Jinho L.

    First Friday is always a blast. Cover charges for every venue and some of them not even air conditioned! Got to see Jake Shimabukuro performing for an audience outside of the Hawaii Theater Center. That was pretty sweet!

    September 8, 2012

  • Sam Jinho L.

    Alright, we're heading to Indigos. Meet us there!

    September 7, 2012

  • Sam Jinho L.

    3 of us here now. Anyone lost?

    September 7, 2012

  • Sam Jinho L.

    Okay I'm here. Walking around checking out the venues. Ill be waiting in front of O'Toole's around 720.

    September 7, 2012

  • Sam Jinho L.

    It goes as late as you want it to. Can't be too sure about carpooling. Would recommend bringing enough cash for bus or cab.

    September 7, 2012

  • V-ster M.

    How late does it go and is anyone heading to Kailua after.. That I could carpool with and throw in few bucks?

    September 7, 2012

  • V-ster M.

    Lol Man.. Ur funny :)

    September 7, 2012

  • Sam Jinho L.

    This looks like it will be a first meetup for several people. Since I will not recognize most of you, I will stand outside O'Toole's and hold up a piece of paper that reads:

    Barefoot Hikers
    (Shoes mandatory)

    I hope this will cause less confusion than it creates.

    September 6, 2012

    • Jeremy

      Lol. On the sign but definitely works. You guys are in good hands and will have a blast.

      September 7, 2012

  • Sam Jinho L.

    As far as locating each other, I plan on arriving early because there's cheesecake to be demolished and parking to be had.

    Depending on how much cheesecake I eat, I'll be one of the first waiting in front of Otoole's; you can't miss me! I am a male with black hair, brown eyes, Asian-toned skin, and most of the time I'll be wearing pants.

    If you still can't find me, I'll be keeping my phone handy and frequently checking this website. You can go to my Meetup profile and email me if you get lost or look at my photos to pre-stalk me before you stalk me.

    Also, I don't think anyone's mentioned that this IS a hike! We will possibly be moving from bar to bar and/or art gallery to art gallery. We will leave each stop more exhausted and groggy than we were when we arrived. There will be frequent encounters with the local wildlife, so unless you're kind of heart, please don't feed them.

    Dangers include: Uneven sidewalks, curbs, street lights, drunk patrons, stop signs, and bouncers.

    September 6, 2012

  • Sam Jinho L.

    Yaaays! This'll be my first First Friday in a long time. Haven't been hiking with this group in a few months because of school and eye surgery and doing stuff on the mainland. Not all at the same time.

    Here's info on O'Toole's (which is right across from Murphy's) if you need to know where it is: http://www.yelp.com/biz/o-tooles-pub-honolulu-2#query:o%27tools

    There's parking right in front of O'Toole's but I recommend any one of the Chinatown's Municipal parking garages because it's cheaper and always smells like pee!

    Bring plenny cash. Also be 21+.

    September 6, 2012

  • Jeremy

    Hey guys. Set up these Meetups to keep the Barefoot Hikers still socializing and having fun in my absence. Normally, everyone will meet up outside OTooles and either hang out or head straight up two blocks to the festivities. Paid parking is next door off Nimitz/ Ala Moana Blvd. The block party will be roped off sections of Chinatown and hard to miss.

    September 5, 2012

  • V-ster M.

    I have never been. Maybe meet at otooles at 730?

    September 5, 2012

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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