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Bishop Museum’s After Hours

Bishop Museum’s After Hours
Friday, October 14, 2022
5:00 – 9 p.m.
Admission closes at 8:00 p.m.

Admission Rates
Skip the line and save $5 by pre-purchasing your ticket!  Pre-Sale ticket holders are able to enter through our Jabulka gate (on the Diamond Head side of the Gift Shop).
*Pre-Sale tickets end at 4:00 p.m. on the day of the event

$5 pre-sale for non-members (must register online)
$10 at the door for non-members
Free – All Membership Levels
Same-day museum admission is Free; need to show proof of general admission tickets
Membership enrollment is available on-site. Pre-registration is recommended.

Parking: $3 per vehicle (credit card only), Free for Members

Need a place to pau hana? We’ve got you covered! Explore historic Hawaiian Hall, experience unique changing exhibitions, hear about the latest scientific discoveries and engage with Hawaiian cultural practitioners all at Bishop Museum’s After Hours events.

This monthly evening event welcomes kamaʻāina and visitors to explore Hawaiʻi’s unique and unparalleled cultural and natural history. See Kalaniʻōpuʻu’s feather ʻahu ʻula (cape) and mahiole (helmet) in Hawaiian Hall; check out Hawaiʻi’s animal and plant biodiversity in the Science Adventure Center; explore the newest exhibitions in the Castle Memorial Building and J.M. Long Gallery; or spend your evening under Honolulu’s star-lit sky on the Great Lawn with food and drinks for sale by local vendors.

October Spotlight Programs  

The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu Tours w/ Co-curators
5:30 – 7 p.m. Castle Memorial Building
Join co-curators Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Desoto Brown, Joe Wilson, and Dean Hamer for exhibition tours in the galleries. Come to see the exhibition before it closes and talk story with the co-curators. Tours will be offered at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. No reservations required. Meet in the front entrance of the Castle Memorial Building. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Māhū Madness: An Evening with Legends of The Glade Era w/ PAʻI Foundation
7 – 8:30 p.m. Gallery Lawn
Presented in partnership with the PAʻI Foundation and in celebration of the closing weekend of The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu, join us for a special talk story and performances by the legends of The Glade Era who pioneered māhū representation in Hawaiʻi in the 1960s. Entertainment offered one of the few avenues for gender-fluid individuals to gain employment, as well as a way to earn respect and disarm critics through humor and showmanship. This panel features legendary performers from The Glade who will talk about the joys, trials, and tribulations of performing at The Glade nightclub during a period of intense discrimination in Hawaiʻi. Music provided by Kit Ebersbach and Star Kalahiki.

Speakers and Performers include:
Brandy Lee, Glade-era performer
Shelrae, Glade-era performer
Fatima Halafihi, entertainer and designer, Lady of AsiaSF, and Transgender activist
Sami Akuna aka Cocoa Chandelier, contemporary performer (Emcee)

Hawaiian Hall Presentation:
Building the Tree of Life w/ Calder Atta
6 – 7 p.m. Gulab & Indru Watumull Atrium of Hawaiian Hall
The ‘tree of life’ tells the story of life on earth: how we came to be and our common origins with all other species, but a complete and functional version of that story remains science fiction. With only a small fraction of species documented and without a time machine to look into the past, biologists scan museum collections for clues and perform mind-bending detective work to untangle ~4 billion years of evolution. Join Calder Atta, Collections Technician of Ichthyology, as we explore the branch of life containing fishes and how museum collections hold the key to understanding our shared ancestry with these finned cousins. After the presentation, dive deeper into the diverse fish displays included in the “WOW Wall” as part of the exhibition Taxonomy: Our Lives Depend On It in the J.M. Long Gallery.

Ongoing Offerings 

Food & Drink Vendors
5:30 – 9 p.m. – Enjoy food and drink on the Great Lawn

Membership Tent
5-9 p.m. – Outside the Ho‘okipa desk
Learn about Bishop Museum Membership and join on site through your mobile phone for a discount and free gift, while supplies last.

Membership Lounge
5-7 p.m. – Outside Atherton Hālau
Redeem your free drink and pupu tokens here and mingle with other Bishop Museum Members.

Keiki Activities w/ Ulu Aʻe Learning Center
5:30-7:30 p.m. – Flanders Lawn
Activities include ʻohe kāpala (create a greeting card using stamps), kōnane (out play your opponent in a two-player strategy board game) and kiʻi pōhaku (collect the most matching petroglyphs). For ages 5-10. A parent/guardian must be present.

Hawaiian Hall Tours
7 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Hawaiian Hall
Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Hawaiian Hall. Join one of the daily public tours inside Hawaiian Hall to learn more about Bishop Museum’s history, its collections, and the living cultures of Hawai‘i and the Pacific. Meet at the staircase in Hawaiian Hall’s front entry tower.

Planetarium Shows – The Hawaiian Sky Tonight
6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m. – J. Watumull Planetarium
Each show is 45 minutes. Tickets required, ; reserve at Shop Pacifica upon check in. Free for members and children under 4, $3 per person general admission. Limited seating. Learn what stars, constellations, planets, and more can be seen in the skies above Hawaiʻi the night of the show.

Parley AIR Station: Sunset Sessions
5:30-9 p.m. – Parley AIR Station
Early evenings at the Parley AIR Station feature lively events with music, art, storytelling, education, and community interaction centered around falling deeper in love with the oceans.

Funding for Bishop Museum After Hours keiki activities has been provided by the Johnson Ohana Foundation, founded by Kim and Jack Johnson to support environmental, art, and music education.

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