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April Calendar

Robin Hansson, editor

HPU Events

Cheer and Dance Team Tryouts
Apr. 16 . 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
If you want to join HPU cheerleading or dance team, visit the YMCA at Atkinson Street for the official tryouts.

Thank Goodness it’s Friday @ HPU
Apr. 8, 15, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Join the Associated Students of Hawai‘i Pacific University as they have their TGIF event. A great opportunity to meet new students or just to hang out with your friends and win prizes.

Passing the Torch Luncheon
Apr. 12, 12:30 p.m.
This luncheon is held for all the new club officers to get to know each other and all the policies involving Student Life. Located at 900 Fort Street Mall, 20th Floor.

FBI Information Session
Apr. 12, 12 p.m
FBI will visit HPU for an information session. This information session is brought to you as a service of the University’s Career Services Center (CSC). Located at the FH building, Suite 502, Conference Room.


Community events

Farmer’s Market
Tues., Thurs. 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fort Street Mall at King Street.

Brown Bag Aloha Friday
Fridays, noon - 1 p.m.
Music in the plaza at Pacific Guardian Center, Queen and Bishop Streets. Free.

The Royal Hawaiian Band
Fridays, noon - 1 p.m.
At ‘Iolani Palace. Free.

Art Exhibition
Apr. 4 - May 7, 4:00 p.m. - 7 p.m.
This exhibition shows recent work of three highly acclaimed local artists. Included are paintings by Alan Leitner, drawings by Timothy P. Ojile and two and three-dimensional work by Roy Venters. Located at Gallery ‘Iolani, Windward Community College, 45-720 Kea‘ahala Rd, Kane‘ohe. For more information visit



“ Club Crawl”
Da Dawg House, 7:30 p.m.
Check out four of Honolulu and Waikiki’s hottest nightclubs. Free drinks, dinner, transportation, souvenir photo, and prizes. 18+. For details call 924-6945.

Society of Seven Las Vegas

Tues. - Sun. 8:30 p.m.
If you’re looking for some local entertainment, then check out these guys at the Outrigger’s Main Showroom. Kama‘aina rates for students and children 5-12.



Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats
Apr. 12 - May 17.
The times for the events are: Apr. 12, 7:30 p.m., Apr. 15, 8 p.m., Apr. 13-14, 7:30 p.m., Apr. 15, 8 p.m., Apr. 16, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Apr. 17, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets prices range from $30 - $75 and can be bought at or by calling

The Laugh Factory Presents Butch

Apr. 8 - 9, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $25. The show can be seen at the Neil Blaisdell Center’s Pikake Room. For more information call

Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - 10:30 p.m.
The band plays at the Outrigger Main Showroom until 2:30 p.m. $10 cover charge.

Apr. 8, 8 p.m.
Presented by the Hawai‘i Theatre Center. Tickets are $30 at can be purchased at or by calling 528-0506.


At the Academy of Arts

Bank of Hawai‘i Free Sunday
Apr. 17, 11 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music and dance performances, video screenings, storytelling, and other family-friendly entertainment. This months theme is “April Flowers.” Located at The Honolulu Academy of Art. Free Admission.

Solo: Akikio Kotani
Apr. 4 - May 3, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Drawings have traditionally been defined as a work in ink or pencil on paper. Artist Akikio Kotani stretches this definition to include her use of needle and thread on fabric. Kotani incorporates a sense of movement into her series of delicate work inspired by organic patterns evident in nature such as grass and rain. Located At the Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center. This is the first time she is showing of her stitched work. For more information visit

Handprints and Footprints in Buddhist Art
Apr.. 21 - May. 29
This exhibition explores the visual manifestation and devotional contexts of handprints and footprints in Buddhist art, focusing on Tibetan art where their appearance is most widespread.

Young People’s Spring 2005 Exhibition
Apr. 16 - 23
A selection of children’s artworks from the fall session of Academy of art Center Classes. Free admission.

Watercolor Exhibition
Apr. 5 - 30
Hawai‘i Watercolor Society presents the Annual Membership Exhibition. Located at Mark’s Garage, 1159 Nu‘uanu Ave. Visit for more information.

Neo Rauch Works: The Leipziger Volkszeitung Collection
Apr. 4 - Apr. 17
An exhibition by a an artist named Neo Rauch, also know as “the coolest name in art.” Neo Rauch is known for his monumental paintings and drawings that critics say are a contemporary echo of American Pop or Soviet posters. The exhibition can be seen at the Claire Booth Luce Gallery.

Korean Artists’ Association of Hawai‘i
Apr.. 23 - April 12
This exhibition features contemporary work in a variety of media by the association’s member. Curating the exhibition this year is Carl Khewhok, Academy Art Center curator.

Hawai‘i Quilt BuildersAnnual

Apr. 28 - May 8.
The best new quilts by contemporary Hawaiian quilters. A popular exhibition, this quilt show is the biggest in Hawai‘i. Located at the second floor at the Academy Art Center. Free Admission.

Paul Emmerts: Views of Hawai‘i
Apr.7 - May. 22
Swiss-born artist Paul Emmert was an entrepreneur who spent the last 14 years of his life in Honolulu and on the Kona coast of the Big Island. His drawings disclose a rare synthesis of historical detail and aesthetic merit and offer rare insights into Hawai‘i’s past.

Inner Scapes
Apr. 4 - Apr. 24. Tuesday - Saturday
Inner Scapes present abstract works exploring the innermost impressions of artists about nature. Over 39 artist participate in this exhibition that is free of charge. If you are interested, visit the Hawai‘i State Art Museum at No. 1 Capitol Building, 250 South Hotel Street. Admission is free.

The Life of Bob Marley
Apr. 4, - 29, 10 a.m - 4 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday.
Honolulu is the final stop on the tour of this exhibition of internationally celebrated artist Yoshitomo Nara. Attaining cult status in his native Japan, Nara creates work that offers an engaging and enigmatic window onto pop culture in the new millennium. With roots in the Japanese pop movement, Nara’s paintings and sculpture speak the language of youth culture today. His simultaneously cute and menacing images of young children and pets are among the most recognized by contemporary artists anywhere in the world. Admissions $3 for students and $5 for adults.

Zaman, The Man from the Reeds
Apr. 4 - July 30, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The exhibition is a story of adventure and travel, protocol and negotiations, and dreams and determination. Featured in the exhibition will be illustrations from Bandan, a rare set of illustrations recounting a Japanese sailor’s impressions of the Hawaiian islands upon his arrival following a shipwreck in 1838; selections from King Kalakaua’s personal journal describing his 1881 visit Japan.



Wed. and Fri., 9:30 a.m.
Chinatown Historic and Cultural Walking Tour begins at Smith Street Galleries, 1117 Smith Street. Call 521-2749.

‘Iolani Palace
Tues. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Guided tours of the historic ‘Iolani Palace, corner of King and Richard’s Streets. Admission.
For more information call 522-0832.

Historic Downtown
Thursdays 10 a.m.
Historic Downtown Walking Tour. Begins at Mission Houses Museum.


Sunset on the Beach

Movies in Waikiki
Every Sat. & Sun., 6 p.m.
Grab a buddy and venture down to the Queen Surf Hotel across from the zoo. Enjoy a variety of cuisine and a flick on the 30-foot screen. For movie times and dates go to



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