The Dragon Enters

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    Design by Malia Wisch

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    Trina Orimoto and Michelle Sato

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    David Rajnak and Rena Suzuki

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    Banyan Courtyard

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    Nohea and David

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    Pamela Cruz and Jason Taki

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    Honolulu Magazine support! Caryn Yu, Jacy Young and Jeff Alencastre

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    Forrest and Iris

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    Verena, Bill, Stacey and Shawn

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    Becky Ogawa, Cappi Itagaki, Kyle Mitsumori, Tirsha Takara, and Cheryl Shintani

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    Dragon dancing

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    DJ Silvana

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    Layla, Sharad, Margo, Kinneri, Misha, Meeta, Nam, Avinash

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    Mike and Sarah

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    Thanks to our food sponsor Town.

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    Inside the dragon!

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    AADers enjoying artwork in Gallery 27

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    Scott, LeiLei, Izumi, Marina and Nadia

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    Nikki, Danielle and Gintare

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January 27, 2012 06:00pm-09:00pm
Honolulu Academy of Arts

'The Dragon Enters' information

ARTafterDARK celebrates Chinese New Year. This month’s co-chairs are Lacy Matsumoto, Kyle Mistumori, and Becky Ogata.


Central Courtyard

Ring in the Year of the Dragon with drums and a lion dance at 7:30pm. Offer the lion a red envelope to ensure good fortune in the New Year.

DJ Silvana brings her charismatic blend of deep lounge house music to Central Courtyard. 6-9pm.

Luce Pavilion
DJ Anit, one of Hawaii’s top female DJs, spins mash-ups, R&B grooves, electro, dance, house, hip hop, and live remixes, adding her intricate scratching flare to the platform and having fun behind the table at the same time. 6-9pm.

Kinau Courtyard
Step into ancient China with the sounds of a Chinese 21-string zheng (zither) performance by internationally acclaimed Yi-Chieh Lai. 6-8pm.


Mediterranean Courtyard
Academy Members will be treated to hand fans custom brush-painted by modern Zen artist Andy Lee. 6-9pm, while supplies last.

All the first floor art galleries are open during ARTafterDARK. 

Looking for a fun activity with your friends?  Try ?art!
Find questions in select galleries that will get you to look carefully at the art and give you something to think about and discuss with friends. There are no wrong answers, just new ways to look and think about the art!

Town and Downtown restaurants are back as ARTafterDARK's food and beverage sponsors. Try their take on contemporary Chinese food.

Doris AfterDark

Head to the Doris Duke Theatre to see a special 9pm screening of Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon.

ARTafterDARK admission: $10. Free for Academy members.


Just a reminder—ARTafterDARKers can park in the following locations:

1) FREE: Street parking on Beretania and Kinau Street from 6 p.m.

2) $4: The Pro Park Parking Lot behind the Art Center at Linekona, entrances on Beretania and Young streets Payment is to be made at the yellow slot box next to the parking booth. 

3) $5 at the First United Methodist Church Parking Lot on the corner of Beretania and Victoria streets. NOTE: lot closes promptly at 10 p.m.
4) $5 at Kim Chee III Parking Lot on Young Street