Thing to do in Oahu on Friday is Honolulu Academy of Arts ARTafterDARK

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, July 28 (DHN) – Looking for something fun thing to do in Oahu this Friday night? Head over to the Honolulu Academy of Arts for their last-Friday of the month party, ARTafterDARK. The event will be held on July 29, from 6 to 9 pm and is a fun thing to do in Oahu. This month’s party will celebrate everything that is Homegrown, so the Academy of Art will be featuring local art, crafts and foods.
This great event only costs $10 and features a variety of entertainment throughout the night. A great thing to do in Oahu, the highlight of the evening will be a musical performance by Mailani, who won the 2010 Na Hoku Hanohano award for best female artist. If you want to learn more about Hawaiian culture, you can attend a kalo (taro) pounding demonstration by Mana Ai’s Daniel Anthony. You can also check out a preview of Robert Bates’ documentary Ingredients Hawaii. The Honolulu Academy of Arts was founded in 1927 by Anne Rice Cooke. What started out as a museum with 500 works has slowly grown to include more than 50,000 works that span over 5,000 years. The academy has a permanent collection of over 20,000 works of Asian art, with the crown jewel being the Academy’s James A. Michener Collection of more than 10,000 Japanese woodblock prints. Don’t think it is all hanging art though because the Academy even has a 280-seat movie theater that hosts a variety of film festivals each year.

Escape Waikiki for a night.

While Waikiki is a great place to hang out, it is always fun when traveling to see where the locals go on a Friday night. With a great exhibit called Artists of Hawaii 2011, and an exhibition by Darren Waterston called Forest Eater, there is a variety of Hawaii art to see. If you are into interactive art, you can play Robert Reed’s installation “Paradise: Lost and Found,” a mini-golf course like non other that is a unique thing to do in Oahu! All content, unless otherwise noted, is created by and for Discover Hawaii News, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discover Hawaii Tours. © 2011

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