Rogue Christmas takes over Honolulu Night Market this Saturday, an edgy one-night theme that means what, exactly?
For starters, instead of sprawling up and down Auahi from Keawe to Coral, the rogue version will be a concentrated urban carnival, laid out in the parking lot that takes up the middle of the block. Strutty fashion returns — as in catwalking runway models in an open-air fashion show and BTW, can you say Andy South? As in himself, selling pieces from his new collection.
There’ll be a heavy retail scene, just in time for holiday squeals, and we’re not talking your grandma’s retail. These are indie faves and new discoveries, street-wise and fashion-forward, coming together from all parts of the city. Think edgy, A-list, vintage, beanies, jewelry, beachy, celebrity-endorsed, caps, clutches, board shorts, scarves, one-of-a-kind, never-before-seen, get the picture? Think retail without the mall madness. Think, you know, rogue Christmas.
Plus a live outdoor concert by The Deadbeats, bringing on their brand-new album, awesome skateboarding demos by the T&C Skate Team, al fresco libations (woohoo!) and street eats (definitely check the menus below), including a melon pan with prosciutto, fresh melon, red onion jam and arugula (can you tell Andrew Le’s back at Pig and the Lady?) and a fried spicy bomb musubi from guess who?
And before we forget, the $5 admission is waived for all UH students, and we’re having an Instagram contest (hashtags: #OurKakaako and #HNLNightMarket) with a soon-to-be-announced prize for the winning pic.
So what’s a Rogue Christmas? We’re about to find out. Hope to see you there this Saturday. In case you missed October’s Night Market, here are scenes from that event.
When: Saturday, Dec. 15, starting at 6 p.m.
Where: 683 Auahi St. in Kaka’ako
Admission: $5 admission (FREE for UH students with valid ID)
Parking: On-site and street parking, including the Eat the Street lot one block away
First, the food:
On the menu: The Cheeseburger: Quarter-pound grass-fed beef patty topped with your choice of Tilamook cheddar or pepper jack cheese, served with lettuce, tomato, onion and served with garlic aioli and grain mustard; and the Bacon-Wrapped All-Beef Hotdog, topped with seasoned, grilled onions and bell peppers and served with our garlic aioli
Hawaii’s Fried Musubi
On the menu: Fried spicy bomb musubi and Mama’s Fried Chicken Combo; fried Hawaiian-style ahi musubi and Mama’s Fried Chicken Combo; fried classic Spam musubi and Mama’s Fried Chicken Combo
On the menu: Pork carnitas, quesadillas, tortilla soup
On the menu: Spinach and Artichoke Poppers; Three-Cheese Jalapeno Poppers; new Spicy Crab Poppers
Pig and the Lady
Contact: The Pig and The Lady on Facebook; thepigandthelady.com
On the menu: Melon pan with prosciutto, fresh melon, red onion jam and arugula; hebi sashimi with pickled grapes, celery and edamame; oxtail pho; sweet-sour soup with veggies, pineapple and tofu; green papaya and pipikaula salad; Le family’s banh mi Saigon, kimchi dates and Asian pear. And maybe dessert
Pt. Suisse Crepes
On the menu: Ms. Heidi crepe with goat cheese, spinach, sundry tomatoes, pine nuts and basil oil; the Greek with feta cheese, spinach, cherry tomatoes, black olives and basil oil (prosciutto, ham or turkey can be added for $1 extra; the Dream with Nutella, strawberry and banana; Fruit Bliss with banana, strawberry, mac nut and honey served with whipped cream and chocolate
The Deadbeats (performing at 10 p.m.)
About: A Honolulu band who’s rocked venues all over the island and an occasional house party rager. They’ve been performing together since 2007 and loving every minute of it. They perform original music with a unique sound, most commonly referred to as jazz/hip-hop/funk. Their latest album, “Do You,” arrived on Nov. 23. If you haven’t heard The Deadbeats, here’s a sample of their music
Fashion show styled by Summer Shiigi (starts at 9:30 p.m.)
About: Summer Shiigi, who runs Summer Style (a personal shopping and stylist business), will be styling the event.
What she says:” What does Rogue Christmas mean to you? To me Christmas is a time of ultimate fantasy & imagination. This Christmas it will be fun to blur the lines between Naughty & Nice… bring a little Dark to a normally perfectly White Christmas. This month’s Honolulu Night Market is definitely bringing a dark side to the Holidays in a fierce way.”
T&C Skate Team demo
About: The T&C Skate team will be showing off their moves at a skate demo, on the Night Market’s custom-built Skate Ramp.
About: The Night Market after-party happens at Grindhouse @ CoXist Studios, from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., with DJ Mr Nick on the decks, Navid Najafi as emcee and Enrique Zender performing on the percussion (conga, djembe, bongos).
Located in the heart of Kaka’ako, CoXist Studio is a fresh and edgy venue that serves as an event and collaborative community space. Redesigned and remodeled by UH architecture students, CoXist Studio houses permanent and original installations using donated and reused materials.
Contact:12 S. King St., 808-744-1167, andysouth.com
About: The local fashion designer and “Project Runway” star has a new workspace and showroom, Andy South Atelier, on South King Street. She’ll be showcasing and selling some pieces in her collection at Night Market.
Contact: 8401 Kamakee St., 808-591-8003, bamboosky.com
About: Known for offering an amazing collection of special styles from celebrity-endorsed designs to small, up-and-coming boutique brands.
About: Specializes in Shamballa bracelets, which are popular with A-list celebrities and hot rap/hip hop artists. The general idea of the bracelets is to promote well being. It’s also said that Shamballa is the Dharma Chakra, located in the heart of all living beings. It is the symbol for the mind, completing the trinity of body, speech, and mind.
Contact: 685 Auahi St., 808urban.org, 808 Urban on Facebook
About: 808 Urban is a Hawaii-based collective of artists and community organizers that provide workshops in Art in Public, music, dance, cultural and entrepreneurial education for youth and young adults to become stewards of the arts in the spirit of aloha.
Hound & Quail
Contact: 1400 Kapiolani Blvd, 808-779-8436, houndandquail.com, Hound and Quail on Facebook
About: Started in early 2011 by Mark Pei and Travis Flazer, Hound and Quail on Kapiolani, as well as its pop-up inside Fishcake, is inspired by the small shops of Tokyo and Amsterdam and features a collection of curiosities, vintage and unusual items from Hawaii, the Mainland and around the world.
Contact: hrdlck.blogspot.com, Hrdlck Hawaii on Facebook
About: Caps, board shorts, license plate frames, beanies and more.
About: A boutique specializing in women’s clothing and accessories.
Loopty Loop by Taty
About: Loopty Loop creates one-of-a-kind scarves and accessories (headbands and belts), handcrafted in Hawaii from once loved and adored t-shirts. Loopty Loop products add a pop of color, make a loud statement and offer a simple touch of style in seconds.
About: One-of-a-kind, custom re-worked denim made in Honolulu.
About: Edgy t-shirts and more.
Contact: 808-348-4743; mamanukids.com
About: The inspiration for Mamanu comes from Anna’s toddler, Amelia Zinn, who needed a fun vintage style to match her mom’s. Because of the small scale of Mamanu’s production, each item has its own unique charm. The most popular of the Mamanu gear are the reversible conductor hats and throwback bonnets.
One Shabby Chick
About: Unique handcrafted fabric Items. Custom orders are welcome.
OneOne Jewelry by Kanoe
About: Fun, handmade, beach jewelry designed by Kanoe Vermeesch. Looks great for any occasion.
Contact: organikclothing.com, Organik Hawaii on Facebook
About: Organik, a beach lifestyle brand founded in Hawaii, will be featuring t-shirts, hoodies and other casual wear with original graphics on sustainable fabrics.
Petal & Piper
About: Petal & Piper clutches are hand made in Kailua. Each is a unique explosion of color, perfect for a fancy night out or a quick trip to the market.
About: Bamboo Sky’s owner Tiffany Breeden offers up “preloved” clothes.