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The ARTS at Marks Garage - FEBRUARY 2019 Update

February at The ARTS!
1159 Nu'uanu Avenue | Honolulu, Hawai'i 96817
808.521.2903 | |
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12pm - 5pm

Kung hei fat choy!
Happy Chinese New Year! The lunar new year begins on February 5th, and it’s the Year of the Pig— a year of fortune and success! 2019 is a great year to make money, and a good year to invest. It is going to be full of joy, friendship, and love for all the zodiac signs; an auspicious year because the Pig attracts success in all the spheres of life.
Come down to the ARTS on First Friday as we celebrate Chinese New Year. Chinatown will be full of festivities, lion dances, yummy new year treats, and fun for the whole family. The lions will be visiting the ARTS so remember to bring your lay-see or lucky money!
Our lineup this month features the new exhibit "She Currents" by Ran Novek, and will continue the celebrations with HaHa Hawaii reminding us that laughter is healing. And we are delighted welcome back one of our favorites, On the Spot, with a special Valentine’s show called “Love Is…”. The beautiful ladies of the Love Cafe will round out our Valentine’s weekend. And if you’d like to try your hand at writing a love song or two yourself— check out Eunice Chang’s Redefining Songwriting Workshop on Feb. 9th.
We can’t wait to see you at the ARTS in February!
Wishing you an auspicious and joyful month,

Reiko Ho
Programming Director, The ARTS at Marks Garage

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February Exhibit

She Currents
Ran Noveck
February 1-23
“She Currents” exhibits Ran Noveck’s two main inspiration subjects, our oceans and the female form, expressed through his curvy, fluid motion lines. Read more

First Friday

She Currents Opening & Lion Dance
February 1, 6-9 PM
Stop by and chat with the Ran Noveck for his First Friday opening party featuring soulful and funkdafied grooves provided by Soulgasm Hawaii, lion dancing around 8 PM, and surprise performances later in the night! Don't forget to enjoy beers by Kona Brewing Co. and some of the cheapest drinks in town. Chinatown will be full of festivities!

Open House@The Lofts
Chinatown Artist Lofts
February 1, 6-10 PM
Open studios and demonstrations all night!

Shows & Events

Hā Hā Hawai`i Ho`ike Showcase
Hā Hā Hawai`i
February 3, 12-2 PM
Laugh with the haumana of Kumu Aitorʻs Laughter Boot Camp! Join us for a fun-filled afternoon. Youʻll laugh yourself silly. Read More

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Hā Hā Hawai`i Ho`ike Showcase
Hā Hā Hawai`i
February 6-9, 7:30 PM & February 10, 2 PM
The historic search for the force of laughter, ʻakaʻaka. Whatʻs the temperature of the State of Laughter in the State of Hawai`i? The Aldythmorris Brothers and Kukana go back in time to uncover how laughter evolved in the aloha ʻaina. Directed by Kumu Aitor, straight from England where he had audiences "almost crying with laughter," ---The TIMES of London. Read More

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"Love Is..."
On The Spot
February 14 & 15, 7:30 PM
On the Spot Improv presents "Love Is...," an unscripted romantic comedy where even the players don't know what will happen! Will Julie and Mark stay together? Will Kainoa find his one true love? Laugh, be merry, and enjoy this unpredictable rom-com roller coaster at The Arts on February 14 and 15 at 7:30pm. Tickets $15, available online at or at the door. Read More

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The Love Cafe: An Interactive Cabaret Style Variety Show
Ruth Shiroma Foster and Becky McGarvey
February 16
The Love Cafe is an audience interactive, cabaret style variety show with all live music, singing, and dancing. Returning to Marks Garage for a second time, with new songs, and more sing alongs. Read More

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Workshops & Classes

Kumu Aitor Physical Comedy Boot Camp
Hā Hā Hawai`i Festival
Now - February 3
Be adventurous with internationally acclaimed Kumu Aitor Basauri! Take a wild ride on the Physical Comedy Boot Camp.Tame fears, find fun. Laughter can save us all. In these crazy times, find your humor among other artists, professionals, performers, musicians, actors and humans. Learn to be funnier. and unlock your inner freedom. Youʻll break your face laughing. Read More


Redefining Songwriting
Eunice Change
February 9, 3-5 PM
Calling all songwriters! Join this productive workshop that will fuel your creativity through insight, tips, and collaborative writing! Learn what makes a song work, song structure, musical storytelling, and more. We'll even have an open mic hot seat, in which the chosen songwriter can share their original song and receive constructive feedback!

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The Acting Studio
COJODA Productions/Acting Studio HI
Tuesdays, 5:30-7 PM
The Acting Studio, a Cojoda Productions company, will be hosting the 2019 Actors Showcase featuring the newest and most exciting faces in the film industry of Honolulu, Hawaii. The show, a mixed media presentation at the most current of art spaces, The ARTS at Marks Garage.

Books at Marks
Friends of the Library
Open Tue-Sat 12-5 PM, and until 9 PM on First Fridays
There’s a BOOKSTORE in Downtown by Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i!

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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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