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October at The ARTS!


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


It's darn hot outside, but nice and cool inside The ARTS at Marks Garage this month. October is our favorite month for everything from a family-friendly Hispanic Heritage Festival to the oddly friendly family of characters in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. We're proud to host PRIDE events, including a gallery full of artists from Hawai'i's LGBT community.

Join us in celebration off all things inclusive, friendly, proud, artistic and adventurous and support The ARTS by becoming a monthly donor. We'll make it easy for you when you click the button below, and when you're a monthly donor, your 1st First-Friday drink at The ARTS is always on us!

Donna Blanchard
Consulting Director, The ARTS at Marks Garage
Managing Director, Kumu Kahua Theatre
Host, Backstage with Donna Blanchard


October Exhibit

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Honolulu Pride

October 5-31
Also Here is the official Art Exhibition of Honolulu Pride 2018, representing who's brown, queer, and Also Here in the Occupied Kingdom of Hawai‘i. Read more


First Friday

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October 5, 5-10 PM
Stop by and chat with the artists, enjoy live poetry, a DJ, and grab a drink at The Bar@MARKS Sponsored by Kona Brewing Co.


Open House@The Lofts

Chinatown Artist Lofts

October 5, 6-10 PM
Open studios and live demonstrations all night!


Shows & Events

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The Good Manners of Colonized Subjects

October 10, 7-9:30 PM
A spoken dance by Shebana Coelho, a writer/director originally from India, now based in NM, combining original poetry, memoir and choreography drawn from flamenco & Sanskrit classical theatre, dramatizing the different ways we are colonized by culture, emotions... and the journey to liberation. Read More

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INBTWNS Pride: Motown Queer Prom

Honolulu Pride

October 12, 9 PM-1 AM
The Contingency presents a special edition of INBTWNS: Motown Queer Prom in collaboration with Honolulu Pride 2018! INBTWNS is Honolulu's first QTIPOC-centered dance party. Featuring DJ JabaOne and DJ Ait, spinning Motown favs to set the mood - dress to impress, or come as you are! Date's not required, but self-love is highly encouraged. Read More


Hispanic Heritage Festival & Health Fair

October 13, 10 AM-5 PM
As part of the Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival, The ARTS will be featuring screenings of documentaries, live DJs, and drinks sponsored by Kona Brewing Co.! Read More


Film Screening of Kumu Hina and Talk Story with Connie Florez

Honolulu Pride

October 17, 6:30-8:30 PM
A transgender Native Hawaiian teacher inspires a young girl to fulfill her destiny of leading the school's male hula troupe, even as she struggles to find love and a committed relationship in her own life. Read More

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The Hawaii Sketchfest - Two Scoops Funny

Two Scoops Funny

October 18, 7:30-9:30 PM
The Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival continues with a variety show featuring a mixed plate of local comedians, musicians, and all around fun people. This MADE IN HONOLULU show will feature live sketch comedy, original comedic videos, live music and more! Read More

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UH Outreach

October 25, 7:30-9:30 PM
A one-man performance by award-winning actor Ron Keaton. Experience the great man as he discusses his failures and successes and his love of art, liquor, and women. Read More

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Kathryn Waddell Takara BOOK PARTY - Footprints Wings Phantasms

Kathryn Waddell Takara

October 26, 5-8 PM
Join Kathryn Waddell Takara for a live reading and party for her new book Footprints Wings Phantasms! Read More

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Hallowbaloo Music + Arts Festival

October 27, 5-10 PM
Save the Date! More info coming soon! For other scheduling, visit Read More

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Rocky Horror Picture Show Hosted by Tita Titsling

Tita Titsling & The ARTS at Marks Garage

October 31 & November 1-3
Let’s do the Time Warp again! Come by for Honolulu’s #1 interactive screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show hosted by the Premiere Mustache Queen of Chinatown, Tita Titsling! Read More


Workshops & Classes

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The Acting Studio

COJODA Productions/Acting Studio HI

Tuesdays, 5:30-7 PM
Intermediate level actors working in front of a Green Screen, filmed and directed by Consulina Wong. During August classes, actors were treated to a mock film set situation and learned how to prepare and perform with only a green screen and their imagination.


ARTS Corps

Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:30 PM
A FREE 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. Read More

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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!


Don't forget about our LYFT partnership!

Use CODE: ARTSATMARKS for $5 off your first 4 rides! New users only. Subject to Lyft's terms.


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