Soul de Cuba

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    Aloha and welcome from Latin musician Rolando Sanchez and his guest.

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    Special events coordinator Wainani Paikai helping folks sign in with the new mobile app.

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    Linda Melodia Dance Company ready to delight with salsa moves.

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    Artist in residence and muralist Hua Tunan, and girlfriend Kathy Nguyen, enjoying some well earned time off.

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    DJ Roman Candles luring folks into Luce Pavilion.

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    Thanks to StreetGrindz and EAT Honolulu for the Caribbean fare.

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    The spread.

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    Thi Van Nguyen serenading passersby.

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    Gallery games.

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    Rolando Sanchez and Salsa Hawaii playing in Central Courtyard.

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July 29, 2016 06:00pm-09:00pm
Honolulu Museum of Art

'Soul de Cuba' information


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Haven't booked your ticket to Habana yet? HoMA gives you a taste of that Cuban sabor. Presented by First Insurance Company of Hawaii.


Become a museum member at the Supporting level or higher for a chance to win a gift basket including a $100 76 Gas gift card, $100 gift card to Jamba Juice, baggallini bag, 40 oz. flask, and other goodies from First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH).

Contest rules: Join or renew your Honolulu Museum of Art membership at the Supporting ($100) level or higher and you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a FICOH gift basket (includes a $100 76 Gas gift card, a $100 Jamba Juice gift card, and other gifts). Existing Basic ($25) level members may enter the contest by upgrading your membership to the Supporting level or higher. By enrolling as a member, you agree to share your email address with our sponsor, First Insurance Company of Hawaii. Contest starts July 25, 2016, and ends at ARTafterDARK on July 29, 2016, at 9pm. Winner will be announced on Friday, August 5, 2016, by phone or email.

Not a member? Join today.


• Dance to the Latin beats of Rolando Sanchez and Salsa Hawaii.

• Watch caliente salsa moves from the Linda Melodia Dance Company and learn to cut a rug yourself!

• Enjoy a flurry of flamenco tunes by guitarist Thi Van Nguyen.

• Listen to tropical Latin and Afrobeat jams spun by DJ Roman Candles.

• Play Cuban juegos, including cubilete and dominoes.


You can doodle your way to two tickets to August Moon. Here's how:

Add honolulumuseum on Snapchat
• Snap any work in our collection
• Draw a space-themed doodle on it
• Send your doodle to us on Snapchat no later than July 31.

The doodler who doodles our favorite doodle will find themselves and a friend sipping on wine and tasting plates from O'ahu's top chefs at August Moon August 5 (the cost of two tickets: $290). Winner will be announced August 1. Happy snapping!


Food provided by StreetGrindz and EAT Honolulu. Beverages provided by Free Spirits Mobile Bartenders.


Savory eats
• Chicken empanadas with avocado mousse + mint salsa  $6
• Frita cubana “slider” with braised short rib, O‘ahu cilantro, crispy potatoes + ”special sauce” on locally made ciabatta  $8
• Island fish “escabeche” topped with marinated fennel, Maui onion, O‘ahu green bell peppers, olives, capers + crostini  $8
• Cuban style pork adobo with red rice + island herb sofrito  $7
• $25 for all four savory options

Sweet treats 
• Caramelized banana tart with Hawaiian cinnamon + honey  $4
• Signature style sugar spice bacon dipped in award-winning Waialua chocolate + sprinkle of cocoa nibs  $5

Drink special
• Pineapple caipirinha


You can find parking at the following locations:

• Street parking on Beretania and Kina‘u streets from 6pm. FREE
• Lot behind the Honolulu Museum of Art School (1111 Victoria St.), enter from Beretania or Young street
NOTE: Lot closes promptly at 11pm