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The ARTS at Marks Garage - JULY 2018 Update


The ARTS at Marks Garage

The Shakespeare Festival comes back for another summer this month! That is one of the longest-running festivals in Chinatown and we're really grateful to have it at The ARTS at Marks Garage. We love seeing the community come to enjoy some of the finest and most innovative theatrical work you can find on this island. We hope you plan to see all three productions this year, and please come in early to enjoy a glass of wine or beer and share some time in our gallery with your friends before the show.

We're beginning our summer fund drive this month as well. For now, please mark your calendars to come to visit us this month and please consider supporting The ARTS at Marks Garage - your downtown Chinatown center for community arts. When you become one of our 1001 FRIENDS, there are BENEFITS! For a sustaining monthly donation of $10 per month, your 1st FirstFridaydrink is on us.

I hope to see you this Friday and throughout the month!

Support The ARTS!

Donna Blanchard

Consulting Director, The ARTS at Marks Garage

Managing Director, Kumu Kahua Theatre

Host, Backstage with Donna Blanchard




July 3-28

CONTACT ZONE is the fifth installment of CONTACT, an annual exhibition of contemporary art made in Hawai‘i. Read more.



All's Well That Ends Well

Hawaii Shakespeare Festival

Purchase Tickets

July 13, 14, 20, 21 at 7:30 PM & July 15, 22 at 3:30 PM

Helena loves Bertram, a "bright particular star" that is out of her orbit. By coming to the aid of the King, Helena wins Bertram's hand … but not his love. Shakespeare subverts, then dispenses with the traditional formula early on, and then the real fun begins--a fairy-tale-style adventure that definitely swings more toward comedy than romance. Read More


King Lear

Hawaii Shakespeare Festival

July 27, 28,August 1, 2, 4 at 7:30 PM &July 29,August 5 at 3:30 PM

Considered one of Shakespeare's Four Great Tragedies - the story of a king as he struggles against the ravages of age, his three daughters who struggle to stand up to his increasingly erratic behavior, and a scheming villain who manipulates the people around him in order to usurp the crown for himself. Filled with moments both funny and moving, this production focuses on the danger of prizing flattery over honesty, the pain of loss, and the transformative power of forgiveness. 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!



CONTACT ZONE Opening Party

July 6, 6-9 PM


- Pacific Tongues Youth Speaks SPOKEN WORD

- Debut Film Screening of ALOHA DYING

Bar@MARKS Sponsored by Kona Brewing Co.Read More


Open House @ The Lofts

Chinatown Artist Lofts

July 6, 6-10 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!


The Acting Studio

COJODA Productions/Acting Studio HI

Tuesdays July 3-31, 5:30-7 PM,$260 for 5 class special

On-Camera Summer Classes | Actors will be filmed in front of a green screen

Learn skills for acting for the camera | Experience being on a mock film set situation

To sign up -- emailcojoda@gmail.comASAP, limited space per class.


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 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

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 2018!


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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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