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Find out what's happening this month at The ARTS at Marks!


The ARTS at Marks Garage



MAMo 2017 Awardee Gallery Exhibition

May 2 - June 15



Shadow Dancing: $elling $urvival in China

Kathryn Waddel Takara, Ph.D

May 10, 5-8PM

Poetry, performances, and pupus featuring Kathryn Waddell Takara, Ph.D.



Aaron Lopez & Kevin Posada

May 11, 6PM

7 Course Locally Foraged Story of Supper & Art pop-up dinner in honor of MAMo: Maoli Arts Movement month. Presented by Chef Lopez & Kevin Posada.

Purchase Tickets on Eventbrite


Pau Hana Presentations


May 12

Topic 1: Travel2change Yoga - Jonathan Nery from Yoga Love Mana &Shelly Bennett from Young Living Essential Oils will guides us through a short yoga flow and share insights from travel2change yoga events.

Topic 2: Travel2change Stream Restoration: Kristen Nalani from Hui o'koolaupoko will present ways to protect ocean health by restoring the ʻaina: mauka to makai.


Second Saturday Discover Art

May 13, 10AM-2PM

Every second Saturday on Pauahi St., the Creative Arts Experience features artists andperformers, stationed around the Chinatown community, to offer art classes,demonstrations and lessons. Activities will be interactive and geared towardchildren and families. Activities will include watercolors, face and body painting, take-away art, ceramics,papier-mâché, and more!



PlayBuilders of Hawaii

May 18-21 & 25-27

The World Premiere ofDragonfly, the Story of a Young Local Girlʻs Journey Through Foster Carewrittenby Terri Madden in collaboration with The Foster Care Training Committee. Directed by William Haʻo. Songs by former foster youths, Apu Turanao and Layla Kilolu.


Raising the Barre Studio

May 21, 1PM & 3:30PM

Jazz, Ballet & Tap Performances, shows at 1PM and 3:30PM.


The Acting Studio Presents Actors Showcase

New Talent of Honolulu

Tuesday, May 30, 6-7:30PM

The Actors Showcase will be by invitation only,

guests include talent agents, managers, casting director,

Industry guests, producers, indie filmmakers and playwrights


Books at Marks

Friends of the Library

Open Tue-Sat 12-5PM

There's a BOOKSTORE in Downtown! Books at Marks, a bookstore by Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, opened on April 4th in The ARTS at Marks Garage and will be a continuing fixture in the newly renovated space. Open: Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm-5pm, and until 10 pm on First Fridays and select other events.



Opening and Gallery Walk for MAMo 2017 Awardee Exhibit

May 5, 6-10 PM

Cinco de Mayho Block Party on Nuuanu 'til DJ Mr. Nick Spins Latin Grooves 10 to midnight.

The BAR@MARKS in full swing servingKona Brewing Co., a selection of Andis Wine, and signature cocktails.

Books@Marks by The Friends of the Library will be open until 10PM.


Open House @ The Lofts

Chinatown Artist Lofts

Mendonça Building Courtyard Artwalk

May 5, 5-9PM



Beginning Improv Classes

improvHI,Instructors:Ryan Okinaka and Jose Ver

Mondays, 6:30-7:30PM

$15 Drop Ins, $125 For All Classes, Space is limited.

Ever watch shows like "Whose Line Is It Anyway" and think, "Hey..I wanna try that!" Well, now you can! Let improvHI introduce you to the AWESOME world of improv! No experience required.

To register:

Int/Adv Improv Classes

improvHI,Instructors:Ryan Okinaka and Jose Ver

Mondays, 7:30-9PM

$150-200, Sorry, no drop-ins

This intermediate/advanced level class allows students to practice the essentials of long-form improv comedy. Students will learn to build scenes by "yes, and"-ing, activate their listening, support their scene partners and to play in the reality to create fun and comedic improvised scenes. Students will play and learn in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Students will have the opportunity to perform in an improv show at the end of the session. Some improv experience is suggested. Limited Space.


The Acting Studio

COJODA Productions

Tuesdays, 5:30-7PM

Single Point Acting for actors of all ages and levels. It's a simplified process created by Consulina Wong derived from the classic techniques of Stanislavski, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasberg. Learn acting skills from a veteran actress. For more info and to join, call: Consulina Wong at(808) 223 6338.


Teen Slam Poetry

Pacific Tongues / Youth Speaks Hawaii

Every Wednesday, 4:30-6PM

Free teen slam poetry writing and performance workshops.



Travel2change Food Drives


Guest speaker Christina Song from Foodbank Hawaii will present their program and the successful cooperation with travel2change.




Lala Openi

Now through 6/18 at The Manifest

InSPELLIN SPELLS, Chinatown Artist LofterLala Openishares selected mantras & drawings from their personal life practice, and offers oracle bone manuscripted as talisman. Spellin Spells focuses on the power of our own words, energy, and intention in shaping our present and future realities.


Hawai‘iBook & Music Festival

Friends of the Library

May 6&7, 10AM-5PM

Find the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i book sale tent at the 12thHawai‘i Book & Music Festival presented by Bank of Hawai‘i.Taking place at the Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds at Honolulu Hale, join a celebration of story and song with local and national authors, poets, and entertainment for all ages. Don't forget to bring a book for the book swap!


Honolulu Culture & Arts District

Charisma Industries

COJODA Productions

Friends of the Library

Hawai'i Shakespeare Festival

Hawai'i Watercolor Society


Pacific Tongues/Youth Speaks Hawai'i

PA'I Foundation

Playbuilders of Hawaii

T-RX/Hallowballoo Music + Arts Festival


A sincere thank you to Kona Brewing Company, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Colliers International, Spire Accountants - Advisors, Mayor's Office on Culture and the Arts, Group 70 International, Andis Wines, Weissman Family Foundation, Stern Sidney Stern Memorial Trust, 1001 Friends, anonymous donors and many others for their ongoing support! Mahalo!

Rich Richardson, Executive Director

Named one of 6 People Making a Difference in Honolulu, Honolulu Magazine,Nov. 2013 (808) 521-2903 1159 Nu'uanu Ave. Honolulu, HI96817

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The ARTS at Marks Garage

1159 Nu'uanu Avenue

Honolulu, HI 96817

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  • The ARTS At Marks Garage
    The ARTS at Marks Garage is a community arts center with a 1,000 sq. ft. gallery, a 1,000 sq. ft. theater, and a 1,000 sq. ft. office space founded in 2001. Marks is home to 13 performing and visual arts businesses including Youth Speaks Hawaii and Hawaii Shakespeare Festival. 45,000 visitors attend 13 exhibits and 150 performances each year.
    1159 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, HI (View Map)

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