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The ARTS at Marks Garage - JUNE 2018 Update


The ARTS at Marks Garage

We're very happy to tell you that we've signed a new 3-year lease on our space at Marks Garage. The ARTS is here to stay, to continue being your hub for artistic exploration and fun in Chinatown. We hope you'll come down this Friday and celebrate with us. If you are one of our 1001 Friends, your first First Friday drink is on us! If you're not yet one of our 1001 Friends, there's still time to join us. Sign up for an automatic monthly donation to make sure that we can continue to offer amazing programing in the heart of downtown Honolulu!.

Just in case you came by to visit us while our air conditioner was struggling over the last couple of months, we sincerely apologize if you were uncomfortably warm. We're elated to tell you that with help from the amazing team at Aloha State Services, our air conditioner is up and running better than it has in years. Check out our Partners' and other ARTS events and programs below. Mark your calendars and plan to come enjoy the coooooooool! (double entendre intended - see what I did there?!)

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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FEAST Exhibit: The Finch will Flourish


June 1-15

This exhibit is a collaborative effort between the artist, ARTS at Marks Garage, and Hawaii FEAST focusing on transforming public and private spaces into places that feel safe and inviting. Read More

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4th Annual Sailor Jerry Festival & Art Exhibition

June 16-30

The 4th Annual SAILOR JERRY FESTIVAL Honoring "Sailor Jerry" and his Chinatown roots featuring live music, documentary movie screening, pin-up party, art displays, live tattooing, standup comedy, cabaret performances, chinatown tours, and more!Read More



Chinatown Network Sculpture

June 2, 9AM-3PM

Build a Downtown community Sculpture over the existing pumphouse in the Sun Yat Sen park designed by Roy Venters, "Chinatown Network". Read More


Summer Reading Program

Friends of the Library

June 2, 10AM-2PM

Join the HI State Libraries & Friends of the Library as they kick off their Summer Reading Program June 2 through July 14, 2018. Read More


Hawai'i FEAST Artful Human Space Talk Story

June 9, 3-5 PM

Purchase Tickets

An afternoon filled with inspiring talk story focused on the idea of public art activation being a relevant and intrinsic element for healing in our human services sector. Read More


HawaiiFEAST & Film: Closing pARTy

Purchase Tickets

June 14, 7-9PM

In celebrating the HawaiiFEAST two week run of, The Finches Will Flourish Exhibition, we will be hosting a FEAST and Film Screening Closing pARTy of the award winning film, Janey Makes A Play. Read More


Friends of the Library of Hawaiʻi 71st Annual Sale

Friends of the Library

June 16, 9AM - 9PM

Friends of the Library of Hawaiʻi 71st Annual Book Sale. Hawaiʻiʻs longest running book sale continues! Read More


MoMo Night: Mo'olelo Movement Series

Purchase Tickets

June 21, 6:30-8:30 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.


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!




FEAST Exhibition Opening pARTy & LIVE Concert

June 1, 5:30PM - 12AM

JuneFEAST Exhibition, The Finches Will Flourish Opening pARTy followed by LIVE Dance Concert with Jaramak & Good Foot!!Read More

Bar@MARKS Sponsored by Kona Brewing Co.


Open House @ The Lofts

Chinatown Artist Lofts

June 2, 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.

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ARTS Corps

Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:30 PM

A FREE 2-month arts education program for students ages 13-18.Partners at the ARTS host classes and workshops in different disciplines from theatre to mosaics. Students have created and worked with the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, Playbuilders of Hawaii Theatre Company, and Friends of the Library.For the past 4 weeks students have been self publishing their own zines which will be on display starting Jun 7 in The Nest.Read More

Don't forget about ourLYFT partnership!

Use CODE: ARTSATMARKSfor $5 off your first 4 rides!

New users only. Subject to Lyft's


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!

Please join these fine people by reconnecting, making a donation, and continue a wildly creative 2017!


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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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