Do this! August 2-9

First Friday

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Everyone knows about the insanity that is First Friday, but a lot of the special stuff happening sometimes gets lost in the confusion.

To keep you on track and make sure you don’t miss any of the good stuff, here’s our Weekend Spotlight: Your First Friday guide for the month of August.

Here’s part of the roundup:

-Grand Opening of The Loading Zone @ 47 N. Hotel St.: Join the new DJ/dancer/art space for its official grand opening with an Essence of Hawaii art show. 7-9 p.m. VIP only, 9 p.m.-midnight, open art exhibition ($2); all ages.

-Presenting 808 Urban at The Plaza Club @ 900 Fort Street Mall: The young and talented artists of 808 Urban will be selling their graffiti art on canvas to raise funds for 808 Urban’s community programs. 6-8 p.m.; free; all ages.

-Marks Likes Lofters @ The ARTS at Marks Garage: Residents of the Chinatown Artists Lofts, including Cheyne Gallarde (photography), Kris Goto (pen and ink), Ruth Sorensen (oil on canvass), James Anshutz (digital images, portraits), Sergio Garzon (prints), Professor Pandemonium (installation), Michelle Poppler (set design), Jackie Mild Lau (installation) and Abi Goode (sculpture). 5-10 p.m.; free; all ages.