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The ARTS at Marks Garage

APRIL 2017

1159 Nu'uanu Avenue *Honolulu, Hawai'i 96817


Gallery Hours:Tuesday through Saturday12pm - 5pm



Honolulu Biennial Visual Installation by Mohammad Kazem


Kazem employs geographical markers as a way to locate his own subjectivity in relation to the rapid modernization and development of his homeland, the United Arab Emirates.


Witness | From Shadows

Lofters Pop Up Exhibit

April 4-15

Lala Openi:

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Lofters Nanci Amaka and Lala Openi make work that echoes the human experience and moves beyond object production into the realm of investigative self-awareness. By exploring vulnerability and trauma, they create a space for introspection and healing.


Earth Day Tribute Pop Up Exhibit

The 6th Great Extinction

April 18-29

Ava Fedorov, artist in resident at the Honolulu Museum of Art, explores art space as a safe place to encourage dialogue around social, environmental and extinction issues facilitated through performances, film, music and engaging experiences.



New Partner Open House


April 1, 2-5PM

Come experience an artfully filled literary journey with the official launch of 2 new ARTS partners. travel2change launches an alternative travel desk. Discover unique & off-the-beaten path happenings going on around our island taken to artful new heights from culture and the arts to aina and sustainability. See how Kamaʻaina become travelers and travelers become Ohana.


First Saturday Improv Show

April 1, 8PM

Join us for some live comedy every first Saturday! The Original Jams Improv Show returns for the first time at The Arts.It's April Fool's Day, so we're doing it up with some of Hawaii's top players and special guests! OPEN IMPROV JAM to follow. Anyone can play! No experience required.

Special $10 Ticket Code For AAM Friends: welovearts

*offer only for online purchases

$15 online or $20 at the door (21+)

Purchase Tickets


Second Saturday Discover Art

April 8, 10AM-2PM

Every second Saturday, 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!


Jens Hoffman Talk Story

Presented by HB & Nella Media Group: biennial building, creativity transforming urban communities

Saturday April 15th, 2:30-3:30PM

$5 donation suggested entry

Artist/Life: Intersecting Identities in the Art World

Moderated by Natalia Nakazawa, Nanci Amaka, and Billie Lee

Saturday, April 15, 4:30-6:30PM

$5 donation suggested entry

Artists often have the difficult task of negotiating multiple identities and roles while also supporting ourselves financially, socially, and intellectually. Discussion: making art, money, and managing to do it all while taking care of ourselves. Activities: mind-mapping, mantra-writing, and small group discussions.


Hawaii Shakes Auditions

Hawaii Shakespeare Festival

Sunday April 16, 2-5PM

HSF will be holding four days of open auditions in April, including one date at The ARTS. The 2017 season runsJuly 14-August 20and includes Romeo and Juliet, Comedy of Errors and The Seagull. For more info visit


Earth Day After Party/ The 6th Great Extinction Opening Party

April 22, 6-9PM

$10 Suggested donation-based entry

Including live performances, music & spoken word by Artists for Social Justice, and old school vinyl by DJ Funkybrewster and Friends. Social mixer for Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and Building Voices. Bar@ARTS in full swing serving Kona Brewing Co., a selection of Andis Wines & signature cocktails.


Screening of "Let the Mountain Speak", Kukakuka & Awa Night

Vilsoni Hereniko

April 26, 6-8PM

$15 ($10 students/kupuna)

A visual poem that pays tribute to Maunakeawritten and directed by Vilsoni Hereniko, produced by Jeannette Hereniko, shot by Paul Atkins, edited by Shirley Thompson, featuring the voice of Leo Anderson Akana.AWA Maika'i - Share Hawaiian ʻawa/kava and let's talk together. Awa protocols with Keala Kahuanui-Paleka and 'Awa Koa.

Purchase tickets at Eventbrite



Craig Jenkins

April 29, 7:30PM

English Storyteller CRAIG JENKINS will tell tales from India from the Panchatantra (animal teaching tales, India's Aesop's fables), and chapters from India's classic love story, the Ramayana. Craig wins over audiences across the world with his funny, vibrant, & interactive shows.

Purchase Tickets on Eventbrite



Interactive Performance from Witness | From Shadows

April 7, 6-10 PM, Performance 7-9PM

Artists will hold a performance where the audience will be able to include their own stories of acquiring scars to the collection.

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


Open House @ The Lofts

Chinatown Artist Lofts

Mendonça Building Courtyard Artwalk

April 7, 5-9PM

Digital Paintings by UH Architecture Student Isis Coen presented in reclaimed wood frames on reUSE #1 metal art display frames by loft artist,



Master Clown Workshop Series

Spanish Artist Aitor Basauri, co-founder of Spymonkey

April 9-14

Basauri is a world renowned physical comedy master and has devised and performed with Cirque de Soleil.

Meant to bring the funny out of you! Find pleasure in their own ridiculousness, to stay optimistic, discover comedic gold, and laugh until their face hurts.

Scholarships available - Please inquire! 10% discount code using: CLOWN onEventbriteand visit theFacebook event page.


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:


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.




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.



Free Demowith Sandra Duran

Hawaii Watercolor Society

April 2,1-3PM

Free demoandpreview of the "Art Meets Science" Workshop in Kaneohe.

Go With The Flow

Hawaii Watercolor Society

April 3-6

Register on the HWS Websitefor this 4-day workshop in the spirit of play. Attendees can take away fresh ideas and a new perspective on where your art can go!


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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Honolulu, HI 96817

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    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.
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