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  • The ARTS at Marks Garage - APRIL 2018 Update

The ARTS at Marks Garage - APRIL 2018 Update


The ARTS at Marks Garage

This month we're elated to tell you that ARTS Corps is back! Thanks to our amazing volunteers and Partners, we've created a 2-month program we're offering FREE to students ages 13-18. EachThursdayfrom3:30-5:30 PM, students will get to learn about and participate in hands-on work with a variety of projects including publishing their own magazines that will be housed in the Hawaii Public Library! We're proud to offer this type of programming for our budding artists, so pleaseread moreand pass it along to your favorite teenagers!

We have lots of popular events coming up this month, including: Shakespeare, The Watercolor Society gallery show, burlesque and Pancakes and Booze. It may seem like a really strange mash-up... and we agree. And that's something we LOVE about The ARTS at Marks Garage! Just about every night of the week we're hosting a way for you to experience art, and the artist within yourself. We hope you'll add several of these to your calendar right away, so you don't miss out.

We know you value what we do, and we hope you'll consider supporting this work. If you are not already one of our donors, please become one today. You can easily sign up just once and let PayPal do the rest. Your recurring monthly donation assures that we continue to offer crazy-wonderful mash-ups in our beloved Chinatown!

Support The ARTS!

Donna Blanchard

Consulting Director, The ARTS at Marks Garage

Managing Director, Kumu Kahua Theatre

Host, Backstage with Donna Blanchard

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Hawaii Watercolor Society Member's Show

Hawaii Watercolor Society

FREE & Open to ALL Ages

April 3-28

HWS members exhibit their work from the year in this month's gallery. They will also be sponsoring internationally acclaimed artist Tom Hoffman in a four day en plein air workshop.

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Assets Schools Presents: Sapphics and Glass Slippers

April 4, 7:30 PM

Assets Schools students perform in their upcoming show Sapphics and Glass Slippers.


The Ultimate Improv Showdown: Tournament Of Fools!


April 7, 8 PM

$15 online, $20 at the door

Hawaii's top improvisers battle it out on the comedy floor with freestyle raps, songs and who knows what else ! We promise that you've never seen a show like this before…


THE BIG SHOW: A Glitter Trilogy - Part 1

The Baker's Daughter

Purchase Tickets

April 14, 8 PM

Get a behind the scenes look at the making of a Burlesque Cabaret.Read More


Actors From The London Stage -- Taming of the Shrew

Purchase Tickets

April 18, 7:30 PM

Actors From The London Stage is one of the oldest established touring Shakespeare theater companies in the world.

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MoMa Night: Mo'olelo Maoli Series

April 14, 6:30 PM

Join us every 3rd Thursday of the month throughout 2018 dedicated to building upon the commitment of co-creating an arch of Hawaiian storytelling. Read More


Pancakes & Booze Art Show

Purchase Tickets

April 21, 8 PM

Honolulu's Premiere Underground Art Show.Read More


HSF Open Audition Call Backs

Hawaii Shakespeare Festival

April 22, 11 AM

Four days of open auditions for the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival for the 2018 season--All's Well That Ends Well, King Lear, Hedda Gabler.Read More


The Big Show: Part 2

The Baker's Daughter

Purchase Tickets

April 28, 8 PM

Get a behind the scenes look at the making of a Burlesque Cabaret. Worlds collide! Read More


Books at Marks

Friends of the Library

Open Tue-Sat 12-5 PM, and until 10 PM on First Fridays

There's a BOOKSTORE in Downtown by Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i!

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Opening Party for HWS Member's Show

April 6, 6-9 PM

Join us for the opening of the Hawaii Water Color Society's Member's Show!

BEVERAGES by Bar@MARKS Featuring Kona Brewing Co. Wine Selection & Signature Cocktail


The World's Smallest Burlesque Show presents The World's Smallest Preview: The BIG Show Tickets

The Baker's Daughter

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April 6, 7:30PM

The World's Smallest Burlesque Show is a vaudevillian street show celebrating Chinatown's First Friday Art Festival. Read More


Open House @ The Lofts

Chinatown Artist Lofts

April 6, 6-9 PM

Live music, open studios, and live demonstrations all night!



Ecstatic Dance

HeArt Dance ofConsciousness

Every Sunday, 6:30-9:30 PM,$15

Celebrate, create, connect to your authentic Self and awakened Self. See you on the dance floor!


Int. Ensemble Acting Class (Ages 12-15)

Eden Lee Murray

Mondays, 4-6 PM

$350/semester, scholarships available

This program is designed for students who have had some theatre experience. Those interested should call 384-2157.


Improv Basics 101


Mondays, 7-9 PM

Trying improv for the first time or just getting back into the swing of things? This intro level set of classes are designed to give you the basic tools of improv comedy. Read More


The Acting Studio

COJODA Productions

Tuesdays, 5:30-7 PM

Single Point Acting for actors of all ages and levels, a simplified process created by Consulina Wong derived from classic techniques. Learn acting skills from a veteran actress. For more info:(808) 223-6338.


Kizomba Class - Hot Angolan Partner Dance*



Tuesdays, 7:30 PM

Learn the art of leading, following and connection with this beautiful dance of love, while having fun. Kizombafocuses on the connection between you, your partner and the music. *You do not need to bring a partner.


Ladies Fusion Styling Class



Tuesdays, 8:30 PM

Sensual fusion ofkizomba, classical dances, African, Middle Eastern and Latin styles. A fun choreography class where you can let your hair down, mover your hips and get a good workout.


Teen Slam Poetry

Pacific Tongues / Youth Speaks Hawaii

Wednesdays, 4:30-6 PM

Free teen slam poetry writing and performance workshops.


ARTS Corps

Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:30 PM

A FREE 2-month program for students ages 13-18 including hands-on work with a variety of projects including publishing their own magazines that will be housed in the Hawaii Public Library! Read More


AD FILM TV ART Summer Classes


Saturdays, 8 AM-12 PM

AD FILM TV ART is a business incubator for the arts. Career Programs: MAY, JUNE and JULY. Read More

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Honolulu Culture & Arts District


COJODA Productions

Friends of the Library

Groovestar Productions

Hawai'i Shakespeare Festival

Hawai'i Watercolor Society

HeArt Dance of Consciousness


Pacific Tongues/Youth Speaks Hawai'i

PA'I Foundation

Playbuilders of Hawaii

T-RX/Hallowbaloo 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, G70, Andis Wines, Weissman Family Foundation, Stern Sidney Stern Memorial Trust, 1001 Friends, anonymous donors and many others for their ongoing support! Mahalo!

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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.
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