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The Arts at Marks Garage

1159 Nuuanu Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday

The ARTS at Marks Garage is a collaborative gallery, performance and office space for businesses and non-profit organizations is working to transform downtown Honolulu with the power of the arts. 

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The ARTS at Marks Garage NEEDS 1001 of YOU:

Marks needs to move away from foundation and government grants and become independent.    

We are looking for 1001 Friends just like you.
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Our Partners:

The Arts District Merchants Association  

Beach 2 City

Cherry Blossom Cabaret  

Convergence Dance Theatre 

Hawai'i Craftsmen

Hawai'i Shakespeare Festival  

Hawai'i Watercolor Society

Hawai'i Women in Filmmaking


On The Spot Improv  

PA'I Foundation

Playbuilders Hawaii

Smashbox Productions

Tim Bostock Productions

T-Rx Entertainment

Youth Speaks Hawai'i

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July 2013 at Marks!

Host your next event at The ARTS at Marks. 
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New Gallery Hours Tuesday-Saturday Noon-5pm

See what July has to offer at Marks...

The ARTS at Marks & Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts present 


July 2 through 27, 2013

The arts are good at getting attention and even better when they call attention for a good cause!

artwork by Kirsten Simonsen


Join us for our newest exhibition, Zoonami!

Hawaii is one of the most biologically diverse destinations on the planet while simultaneously the extinction capital of the world. Zoonami is a themed exhibit calling attention to the plight of wildlife here and around the world. Selected works will showcase aesthetic, scientific and/or emotional appreciation for our feathered, furry, scaly or even imaginary animal friends.

After careful deliberation of nearly 100 submissions by our guest juror and editor of the Culture Bomb, James Cave, we have selected the top thirty entries to be showcased here at The ARTS at Marks Garage. Through a partnership with the Honolulu Zoo Society, The ARTS at Marks Garage has also acquired works from Rusty and Violet the orangutans, paintings by elephants, and a 7-foot taxidermy reptile called a gharial.


artwork by Joseph Ruesing & Vincent Tully


The ARTS at Marks will be having an opening reception for Zoonami on First Friday, July 5, 2013 from 6-10pm called Party Animals. Party Animals features the Secret Record Store - follow this pop-up records store on Twitter & Instagram at @scrtrcrdstore. DJ Monkey & Friends to provide music to bring out your inner spirit animal! So dress up like your favorite animal and come to enjoy art, shop & dance! The BAR at Marks will be open! All proceeds to benefit Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts.   


Zoonami hopes to open the community's eyes to the wild life around us. For more information, please call us at (808) 521-2903 or email us at info@artsatmarks.com.


Youth Speaks Hawaii

Wednesdays, 4:30-6pm, FREE

Teen slam poetry writing

& performance workshops.


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or (808) 230-1405

On The Spot presents

Level 3 Narrative Improv

Through July 3, 2013

Wednesdays, 7-9pm

$30 drop-in per class

Improv is not only about laughs but also about telling complex stories with strong rich characters. In this class students will learn the Fundamentals of Long Form Narrative improv and Story telling, The dynamics of a story arch, and the character archetypes. At the end of eight weeks students will be able to improvised a short improvised play.

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Downtown-Chinatown Gallery Walk

Friday, July 5 5pm-late. FREE

First Friday Crowd

On The Spot presents

Level 2 Improvised Acting

Through July 6, 2013

Saturdays from 10-11am

$30 drop-in per class

Taught By Garrick Paikai & R Kevin Garcia Doyle "Improvised Acting" delves into the idea that good improv comes from a good foundation in acting. This class focuses on the honing your acting chops to polish your improv skills. Among the things students will learn in this class are the fundamentals of acting, How to develop strong characters instantly, and an introduction to narrative story telling.

On The Spot presents

Shorties Doing Short Form

Saturday, July 6, 2013, 8pm, $10

Shorties doing Short Form is a live performance that combines improv and puppets to create an uncensored comedy show for adults.

On The Spot presents Musical Improv 201: Improvising Musicals Numbers

July 13 through August 31, 2013, Saturdays from noon to 2pm

$250 for all eight classes or $40 for drop-in


This class is for advanced improvisers. In this class students will delve deeper into the world of musical improv. OTS will teach an 8-week class that will cover not only the basics such as rhyming, song structure, song styles, song presentation, lyrics, duets, short form singing games, but also go further into fun improvised long form musical theatre, dancing, scenes and story.


Youth Speaks Hawaii presents

Second Saturday Monthly Slam & Open Mic

Saturday, July 13, Doors 2:30pm, Start 3pm,

$3, All Ages

The ARKS at Marks!

 a Celebration of the Arts
Friday, July 12, 2013
Doors 7p, Event 7:30-9pm, 18+
$10 Online, $15 Door, $5 for 1001 Friends


This event celebrates the talented partners and residents of The ARTS at Marks Garageand Chinatown Artist Lofts including: Video presentation by Hawaii Women In Filmmaking from their Summer Reel Camp For Girls, Burlesque & Cabaret by Cherry Blossom Cabaret, Improvised Theater by On The Spot Improv, Performances by the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, a Samba performance by Fusion Dance Co. and circus sideshow feats by Professor Pandemonium. This event also coincides with the Zoonami Exhibit showing from July 2 through July 27, 2013
The BAR at Marks will be open!
Please use the hashtags #ARKSatMarks and #ARTSatMarks 
when tagging photos of the event online! 


Cherry Blossom Cabaret &

Pretty Peacock Productions present

Burly-Q! Bingo: A Burlesque Extravaganza!

Celebrating CBC's 7th Birthday!

Saturday, July 13, Doors 8pm, Start 8:45pm, 21+

**Regular Admission: $10 online (includes 10 bingo cards), $15 at door (includes 10 bingo cards) Additional cards $1 each
Table for 2 $30.00

Reserved table for 2 includes admission for 2, a table and 20 bingo cards.

 On Saturday, July 13, 2013 celebrate 7 years of the art of tease with Cherry Blossom Cabaret at their hit burlesque gameshow Burly-Q Bingo: A Burlesque Extravaganza! at The ARTS at Marks Garage! Be warned, this ain't your grandma's bingo! When our clothes hit the floor, you WIN! A night to remember, celebrating 7 years with Honolulu's favorite burlesque performers as they get as close as they can to their birthday suits! Doors open 8pm, first game starts at 8:45pm 

Featuring: The ladies of Cherry Blossom Cabaret!


Questions or want to sign-up for the BURLYQ BINGO email list? Email us at: burlyqbingo@gmail.com

For more info on Cherry Blossom Cabaret visit www.cherryblossomcabaret.com or other CBC events email cherryblossomcabaret@gmail.com

On The Spot presents Improvising Theatre

July 20 through September 7, 2013,

Saturdays from 10am-noon

$200 for all eight classes or $40 drop-in


On the Spot Continues with their Saturday morning Improv education classes, with its new class subject Improvisation theatre. Taught By Garrick Paikai & R Kevin Garcia Doyle "Improvising Theatre" is a class with the focus of learning how to improvise in a theatrical sense.
The class will delve into the foundations of stage acting as well as improvising on stage. Students will also learn stage genre styles as well as some short form improv games which will help reinforce the theatrical techniques taught in the class.



Hawaii Shakespeare Festival Presents


by William Shakespeare
directed by R. Kevin Garcia Doyle

July 19 - July 28, 2013

Ticket prices vary by day: $20 closing weekend, $15 opening weekend and Thursday, $10 Wednesday 



This love will undo us all ... 

Alvin Chan as Troilus  
Lacey Perrine Chu as Cressida

Greek forces are demoralized and on the verge of open rebellion. The Trojans have grown so used to war that some of their warriors are thinking more of love and less of battle. One such Trojan is Troilus, who has fallen in love from afar with the beautiful, witty Cressida. The tongue tied young man employs Cressida's aunt, Pandara, to arrange an assignation between the two young lovers. 

Meanwhile, among the Greeks, Ulysses has decided to confront their soldiers' unrest by humiliating the de facto leader of the dissension, Achilles. Achilles spends all day lounging around with his lover, Patroclus, and refuses to go to battle Ulysses plots to make the Greek soldiers esteem the oafish Ajax over the intractable Achilles in the hopes that it will motivate the later into taking up arms.

However, when Cressida is traded to the Greeks for a Trojan prisoner of war and when Patroclus meets with a violent end, things turn deadly for Trojan and Greek alike.


Friday, July 19, 7:30pm, $15
Saturday, July 20, 7:30pm, $15
Sunday, July 21, 3:30pm, $15
Wednesday, July 23, 7:30pm, $10
Thursday, July 25, 7:30pm, $15
Friday, July 26, 7:30pm, $20
Saturday, July 27, 7:30pm, $20 
FREE Companion lecture at 6:30pm
Sunday, July 28, 3:30pm, $20



HI TIDES: Deadline 5pm, July 16, 2013

Water is the life-blood of the earth. Without our oceans, rivers, lakes and ponds, life on Earth would be impossible. HI Tides is a themed exhibit at calling attention to the aesthetic, ecological, practical and recreational value of our surf, our waterways, and our coastlines. The value of water is rising astronomically and the battle for clean water has begun.



Oahu Fresh - "Delivering Fresh Local Produce To Your Doorstep"

Pick-Up: Wednesday 5:30-6pm

Sign-Up for weekly or every-other-week: 


Questions: info@oahufresh.com


The ARTS at Marks Garage is officially a drop-off site for Oahu Fresh! Oahu Fresh is a service for those interested in supporting local agriculture and eating locally grown food.  
They deliver a $20 bag of Farmers' Market produce sourced primarily from farmers attending the Honolulu Farmers' Market at the Blaisdell. There are also specialty items available to purchase that can be delivered in your weekly bag, such as Naked Cow Dairy cream cheese or PacifiKool ginger syrups. 
Please help spread the word, help us help support and eat local!

*Advance tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or