October 13, 2016
We promise this press release will not include the word “spooktacular,” except for that one
WHEN: Friday, October 28, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: Honolulu Museum of Art
PRICE: $25, free for museum members
INFO: 808-532-8700, www.artafterdark.org
High-res images available upon request
HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I—It’s no surprise that the October edition of the museum’s monthly art bash is consistently the most popular one of the year. After all, every party is better when people come in costume. This year, guests can kick off their Halloweekend at ARTafterDARK: Boo! presented by iichiko.
For many visitors, ARTafterDARK: Boo! is the first (and best) of a series of Halloween events in which they are participating that weekend. So before subjecting their costumes to the gauntlet of Halloween parties—visitors can immortalize their look with Timestoppers’ 180-degree photo booth. Then they can participate in an Instagram costume contest for a prize. To enter, guests must post a picture of themselves in costume at the event to Instagram using the hashtags #iichiko and #ARTafterDARK, and mention @iichiko_shochu and @honolulumuseum. Entrants must be at least 21 years of age, and entries must be posted between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on October 28, 2016. The winner will be announced via the museum’s Instagram on November 2, 2016.
If the museum's social media seems snarky (well, snarkier) that evening, it's because online art database and blog Sartle is taking over the museum's Instagram and Twitter accounts. The first 20 guests who find the Sartle contributors responsible for the take over and say the secret password will score some seriously sweet Sartle swag. The password will be revealed on the museum's Instagram feed shortly before 6 p.m. that evening.
DJ Takai gets the crowd going with bone-rattling beats, while VJ Vizual Cortex serves a visual feast with his 3D projection for an immersive experience.
Free Spirits Mobile Bartenders serves drinks and specialty cocktails, including “Hokusai’s Great Wave,” a mix of iichiko Blu and cold-pressed Fuji apple juice that is a nod to Katsushika Hokusai’s obsession with Mt. Fuji, created in collaboration with Nalo Juice Co. Street Grindz food vendor EAT Honolulu serves some ghoulicious food. Here’s the menu:
• Turkey, mushroom + quinoa-stuffed zucchini with “blood red” tomato sauce - $7
• Braised short rib slider with “booberry” BBQ sauce, O‘ahu cilantro on locally made ciabatta - $8
• Harvest pork + pumpkin stew (vegetarian) with black-as-night rice - $8
$20.00 for all SAVORY eats
Scary-good sweet trEATs
• Autumn apple crisp with Big Island cinnamon glaze - $4
• Signature style sugar spice bacon dipped in award-winning Waialua chocolate, sprinkle of cocoa nibs - $5
Costumes are encouraged, but guests should be advised that the following will not be allowed on site:
• Weapons (real or toys) including but not limited to guns, swords, bows and arrows, staffs, clubs, axes, etc.
• Costume accessories larger than 15 inches, including but not limited to wings, canes, tools, umbrellas, etc. These items should be left at home or in the patrons' vehicles. We do have limited space behind the front desk for those who need to check in items.
• Masks are not permitted.
• Clown costumes are not permitted.
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.
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 9pm on the grounds of the Honolulu Museum of Art.
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)
Honolulu Museum of Art: Tues–Sat 10 am–4:30pm; Sun 1–5 pm; closed Monday.
Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House: Tues–Sat 10am–4pm; Sun noon–4pm
$10 general admission; children 17 and under are free.