May 15, 2018

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Museum throws a dance-filled fiesta Filipina

WHAT: ARTafterDARK: Halo-Haloha
WHEN: Friday, May 25, 2018, 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St.
COST: $25, free for museum members
INFO: Phone, (publishable)
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HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I—People of Filipino heritage make up Hawai‘i’s largest ethnic group—and the museum highlights the rich Filipino arts and culture at ARTafterDARK: Halo-haloha May 25. Besides being the name of the iconic Filipino dessert, “halo halo” also means “mix-mix” in Tagalog, and the monthly art evening promises a diverse blend of arts and entertainment. The event is sponsored by the Consuelo Foundation.

Kicking the night off with a traditional gong dance will be Philippine folk dance experts Wayland and Desiree Quintero from ILI Dances.

The Filipino Association of University Women will be on hand to guide guests through interactive activities focused on the Philippines.

The Tekniqlingz Dance Crew takes the stage to perform their contemporary choreography that fuses traditional Philippine folk dance and hip hop. Crew members will then give a dance lesson to guests.

DJ Anit—aka Tina Viernes—who has spun music magic in the Philippines, will lay down her trademark diverse beats.

Attendees who prefer to make their own music can commandeer a karaoke station and sing their puso out.

Delicious Filipino-inspired bites from EAT Honolulu and drinks by Free Spirits Mobile Bartenders will be available for purchase.


Members who download the HoMA app can skip the line and glide right into the event using their digital membership card. All they have to do is search “Honolulu Museum of Art” in the Apple App Store or Google Play, download the app, and go to “My account” to log in and view their already activated digital membership cards.

Here’s what art lovers can look forward to in the upcoming months:

June 29: Mixed Plate, a focus on the museum’s encyclopedic collection and its reflection of the islands’ diverse community.

July 27: Board Room, an evening of surf and skate that coincides with the museum's Honolulu Surf Film Festival.

Aug 31: = (equal sign), a celebration of LGBTQ pride.

Sept 28: Hawai‘i Avant Garde, which focuses on the milestone exhibition Ho‘oulu Hawai‘i: The King Kalākaua Era.

Oct 26: CarnEvil, ARTafterDARK’s annual Halloween blowout.


Launched in 2004, ARTafterDARK is the Honolulu Museum of Art's monthly art party organized by a dynamic group of young volunteers dedicated to exploring the arts. ARTafterDARK is held on the last Friday of the month, January through October, from 6 to 9 p.m. on the grounds of the Honolulu Museum of Art. 


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About the Honolulu Museum of Art

One of the world’s premier art museums, the Honolulu Museum of Art presents international caliber special exhibitions and features a collection that includes Hokusai, van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso and Warhol, as well as traditional Asian and Hawaiian art.

Located in two of Honolulu’s most beautiful buildings, visitors enjoy two cafés, gardens, and films and concerts at the theater. The museum is dedicated to bringing together great art and people to create a more harmonious, adaptable, and enjoyable society in Hawai’i.


Honolulu Museum of Art: 900 S. Beretania Street
Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House: 2411 Makiki Heights Drive
Honolulu Museum of Art School: 1111 Victoria Street
Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center: 999 Bishop Street
Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre: 901 Kinau Street (at rear of museum)


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Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House: Tues–Sun 10am–4pm; closed Monday.

Admission (permits entry to both museums on the same day):

$20 general admission; $10 Hawai‘i residents and active duty military living in Hawai‘i; children 18 and under are free.

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