Event Finds: Downtown
After dark Hawai‘i’s art scene lights up at Honolulu Museum of Art’s ARTafterDARK. For a $25 entrance fee, guests can take advantage of the event, which artfully mixes entertainment, food and drink booths with fine works from the museum’s galleries.
Each month art aficionados and party hoppers alike paint their faces and sculpt their hair to the tune of the event’s theme, which has included everything from Bollywood and jazz to hot Havana nights and the 80s. After getting your fill of food, drink and dance, squeeze in some time before last call to check out the museum’s more than 50,000 works from van Gogh, Picasso and Monet to various Asian and Hawaiian artists.
Limited street parking is free on Beretania and Kinau Street after 6 p.m. Parking lots are also available nearby at the Honolulu Museum of Art School (1111 Victoria) or at the First United Methodist Church off Beretania for $5. ARTafterDARK is on display the last Friday of every month from January through October from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information visit the ARTafterDark website.
Can’t make the Friday night fun? Don’t forget that during daylight hours, Waikiki Parc guests score free admission by flashing their Parc Key Card.