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November
Calendar

Desiree Ramirez and Grace Liao, editors

HPU Events
Seen: New Work by Mary Mitsuda
Oct. 2-Nov. 18
Local artist Mary Mitsuda will open at the HPU Art Gallery at the Hawai‘i Loa campus. The exhibition will feature new paintings with enigmatic landscape, dripped lines, and veils of color. Free. Call 544-0287 for more information.

Thank Goodness it’s Friday @ HPU
Nov. 4 , Fri., 1-4 p.m.
Join the Associated Students of Hawai‘i Pacific University at the weekly TGIF events: a great way to kick off the weekend, have fun, and win prizes. For more information call the Student Life Office, 544-0277.

Career Connections Forum for Master’s Candidates
Nov. 4 , Fri., 1132 Bishop Street bldg.
A good networking opportunity for future graduate students. For more information call the Student Life Office, 544-0277.

Aloha Rosie’s Opening Night
Nov. 4 , Fri., HPU Theatre, Hawai‘i Loa Campus
Shari Lynn and Jim Tharp star in Aloha Rosie’s. Call the HPU box office at 735-1282 for more info.

Student Symposium: Global Citizenship
Nov. 5, Sat.
Hawai‘i Loa Campus, 8:30-1 p.m.
Call student life at 544-0277 for more details.

Donate Blood!
Nov. 7, Mon., Upper Fort Street Mall
Here is your chance to do something good and give back to society...donate blood!

Mobile Computing Tech Discussion by John SanGiovanni
Nov. 7, Mon., 5:15-6:30 p.m.
Warmer Auditorium
John SanGiovanni is a manager at Microsoft Research and will be at HPU to discuss current and new innovations of mobile technology. Free pizza!E-mail dsamson@hpu.edu for more info.

Music & Dance
Latin Fever
Pipeline Cafe,every Wed. 9p.m.
Come to Pipeline for “Latin Fever” every Wednesday. DJ’s will be spinning salsa, merengue, cha cha, bachata, reggaeton, and Latin house in two seperate rooms. Complimentary dance classes will be given from 9-9:30p.m. by Jerome Ramos.

First Annual Halloween Party
Pipeline Cafe, Mon. Oct. 31, 10p.m.
102.7 Da Bomb and IMF Visions presents their first annual Halloween party. Dress to impress for the $1000 cash Halloween Costume Contest.

De La Soul
Pipeline Cafe, Sat. Nov. 12, 6-11 p.m.
Attention old school hip hop fanatics! Come get funky and fresh with De La Soul. These guys will definitely put on a great show, so don’t miss out! Purchase tickets by phone at 926-3000. 18& up.

Katchafire in Concert
Pipeline Cafe, Sat. Nov.19
Come check out New Zealand’s #1 reggae band. The show is for all ages at 5 p.m. and 21& up at 9 p.m. Call 926-3000 for more information.

A Tribute to IZ
Nov. 4-5, 8 p.m.
The Honolulu Symphony presents Pops 3. Matt Catingub will conduct A tribute to Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole, one of the most fondly remembered Hawaiian music artists and composers in the islands. Many of Hawai‘i’s finest performers will be a part of this tribute concert. Purchase tickets by phone at 792-2000.

At the Academy of Arts

A Thousand and One Days: The Art of Pakistani Women
Miniaturists
A Thousand and One Days is an exhibit of 51 contemporary miniature paintings by eight Pakistani women artists featured in the Arts of the Islamic World Gallery. Curator Enrico Mascelloni explores boundaries of experience in a time where for centuries women were subservient to men. The artists represented in A Thousand and One Days include both women who live in Pakistan and several who are recent expatriates. Call 532-8700 for more info.

Yakimono: 4000 Years of Japanese Ceramics
Oct. 12-Dec. 11
A full range of masterpieces of Japanese ceramics from the Jomon period of 20th century B.C. through the Showa period of 20th century A.D. are here to represent the pinnacle of Japanese ceramic art. Ceramic objects of this rank have never been shown in Hawai‘i before. In addition to the exhibition, a number of special programs will be offered including Japanese and English language docent-led tours, three public lectures, and several demonstrations including traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Free. Call 532-8700 for more information.

A.S. MacLeod: Prints of Hawai‘i at War and Peace
Oct. 20-Jan. 22 (Second Rotation)
Alexander Samuel MacLeod (1888-1956) arrived in Hawai‘i in the 1920’s and was an active member of the Honolulu arts community. MacLeod was celebrated for his direct and sympathetic representations of rural O‘ahu and Hawai‘i’s native population. After supervising a staff of Army artists in WWII, MacLeod created a body of prints depicting those who served in the military. Some of his lithographs are poignant reminders of Hawai‘i’s contributions of the war effort.
Call 532-8700 for more information.

Into the Light: The Shifting Palette in Edo and Meiji Period Ukiyo-e Prints
Oct. 19-Jan. 8, 2006
Explore aspects of the palette in woodblock (ukiyo-e) printmaking. The exhibition includes a number of prints that depict travel and landscape, actors, and beautiful ladies, among other subjects. Call 532-8700 for more info.

Films at the Doris Duke Theatre
Join the Doris Duke Theatre e-mail newsletter to hear about upcoming films. To subscribe, send an e-mail to film@honoluluacademy.org. For more information, call 532-8700.

The Beautiful Country
Nov. 1-4, 8, 10-11 at 1 p.m.
Nov. 5-6, 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 6, 11 at 4 p.m.
Set in 1990, The Beautiful Country relates the odyssey of a young “bui doi” (means “less than dust” in Vietnamese) as he escapes Vietnam, endures refugee camp, and survives a brutal ocean crossing and indentured servitude with a human trafficking ring. Nevertheless, he manages to keep his hope and humanity as he searches for a connection with his long-lost American family. His quest leads him from Saigon to Malaysia to New York City and, finally, to a remote Texas ranch and a redemptive reunion.

Latin(o) American and Iberian Cinema: Gala Film Screenings
Nov. 2-4
Two films by critically acclaimed director, Helena Taberna, are part of the 2nd International Conference on Latin-American and Iberian Cinemas at UH: Globalization and Cinema. Taberna will be in attendence. For more information about the conference, visit www.hawaii.edu/llea/spanish/filmconference.

Extranjeras
Nov. 2,7:30 p.m.
Is it possible to travel the world without ever leaving Spain? No, but almost. Set against the backdrop of the Lavapies neighborhood in Madrid, Extranjeras helps us look at the world through the eyes of Asian, Latin-American, African, and European women who have left their countries of birth and now call Spain home. Free.

Yoyes
Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Yoyes, the first woman to have held and subsequently renounced a position of responsibility within Basque separatist organization ETA, returns from exile in Mexico and tries to put her life back together. However, political intrigue within ETA, the Spanish government’s own interests, and constant hounding by the press make her return to normalcy anything but normal. Free.

Re-Viewing Vietnam: Film Representations of the Vietnam War
Nov. 1-10
To comemorate the 30th Anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War and during Veteran’s Week, the film series will be presented. Local and national scholars, including veterans of the Vietnam War will present the award-winning films which will examine cinematic representations of the Vietnam War and their artistic, political, and social signifigance.Free. Call 532-8700 for a listing of films and showtimes.

My Journey Home
Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Andrew Lam is a nationally renowned Vietnamese journalist and fiction writer in America. He is the subject of My Journey Home and will focus his remarks upon how Vietnamese-American and American cultural values and historical experiences are reflected not only in the films but also among American Vietnamese communities in general.

Last Days
Nov. 12-13, 15-16 at 1 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 12-13 at 4 p.m.
Dedicated to the late musician, Kurt Cobain, Last Days is award-winning filmmaker Gus Van Sant’s fictional meditation on the inner turmoil that engulfs a brilliant, but troubled musician in the final hours of his life. Van Sant layers images and sounds to articulate an emotional landscape creating a dynamic work about a soul in transition.

Grizzly Man
Nov. 17-18, 22 at 1 p.m.
Nov. 18-20 at 4 p.m.
Nov. 17-18, 20-22 at 7:30 p.m.
Wildlife preservationist Timothy Treadwell lived unarmed among the grizzly bears for 13 summers, and filmed his adventures during his final five seasons. In October 2003, Treadwell’s remains were discovered in Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Reserve. He had been mauled and devoured by a grizzly, the first known victim of a bear attack in the park.

Lila Says (Lila dit ca)
Nov. 23,25-26 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 25-26 at 4 p.m.
Based on the best-selling and highly controversial French novel of the same name. Lila Says is a seductive and complex story about sexual awakening. This unconventional coming of age story explores Chimo’s relationship with Lila, the sexually forthright and stunning French girl who moves into his neighborhood. The cinematography of the film is gorgeous and the story is intoxicating and at times, shocking.

Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus
Nov. 27, 29-30, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m.
Nov. 27 at 4 p.m.
Nov. 27-30 at 7:30 p.m.
This film is a captivating and compelling documentary through the creative spirit of the deep South. “Alt” country singer Jim White takes his muscle car through a gritty terrain of churches, prisons, truck stops, biker bars, coal mines. Everybody has a story that is transformed by the characteristic grim humor and natural eloquence of the Southern imagination.

Every Object Has a Story: A Fresh Look at Academy Antiquities through Conservation Treatment
Nov. 6, 2 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre
Art conservator Kent Severson will give a free lecture about the course of his conservation treatments on the Academy’s collection of western antiquities. Severson will give a behind-the-scenes look at many objects during treatment as well as reveal previously unrecorded aspects of the objects’ history. Free.

From the Fire

Contemporary Korean Ceramics
Nov. 10-Jan. 29, 2006
The finest of contemporary Korean ceramics in the largest survey of works to come to North America at this compelling exhibition. Fifty-four Korean ceramic artists whose pieces incorporate traditional techniques with new influences and innovative methods to create both functional and sculptural works are featured. All 108 works are both large and small scale and date from early 1990s through 2003. Tickets are available at 532-8700.

Bank of Hawai‘i Free Sundays
Museum Masquerade
Nov. 20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Enjoy live music and dance performances, video screenings, storytelling, and other family-friendly entertainment. Keiki activities include make-and-take art projects and games. Refreshments are served while supplies last. Lunch is available in the Pavilion Cafe from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entertainment includes a special performance of Faustworks Mask Messenger. Call 532-8700 for more information.

24th Annual World Art Bazaar
Academy Art Center
Nov. 26-Dec. 11
Handcrafted baskets, masks, ceramics, textiles, folk art, ethnic fashions, jewelry,and ornaments from around the world are available for holiday purchase. For more info, call 532-8700. Free.

At the Contemporary Museum
Situation Comedy: Humor in Recent Art
Sept. 9–Dec. 31
Recent work by artists from around the world that draws on various notions of the comedic: slapstick farce, the absurd, parody, irony and sarcasm, jokes, and bad taste. The exhibition will feature work in various media, from video and sound installations to paintings, sculpture, drawings, and photography.

David Hamma: A Year of Sundays
Oct. 7-Jan. 31
Maui artist David Hamma uses various line qualities to create sensuous and organically inspired works of art. The exhibit will feature works from 2002 to present. Call 526-1322 for more info.

May Chee: An overview of
Ceramic Works
Oct. 7-Jan. 31
May C. Chee expresses her interests, influences, technical, and design abilities through her distinctive ceramic exhibit. The selection of works will be from early 1970 to late 1990. Call 526-1322 for more info.

Urban Street Artist in Residence: Shepard Fairey
Nov. 6-20
Come see the Los Angeles-based artist Shepard Fairey, one of the most prolific and internationally recognized street artists of his generation, whose memorable graphics have spread through urban centers all over the world. His stay here will include installations on the screen windows surrounding the gallery exterior, screen/stencil workship at UH, DJ at Get Fresh Indigo, a reception at Island Snow, and more. Call 237-5235 for more information.

Arts with Aloha
Situation Comedy: Humor in Recent Art
Sept. 9–Dec. 31
Recent work by artists from around the world that draws on various notions of the comedic: slapstick farce, the absurd, parody, irony and sarcasm, jokes, and bad taste. The exhibition will feature work in various media, from video and sound installations to paintings, sculpture, drawings, and photography.

9X7
Gallery ‘Iolani
Windward Community College
Oct. 21-Nov. 18
This exhibition shows nine recent works by seven artists. The exhibit has taken place in Hawai‘i every two years for the last 20. Participating artists are: Reiko Brandon, Bobby Crockett, Denise Devone, Linda Gue, Jinja Kim, Laura Smith, and Elizabeth Train. Call Toni Martin at 255-5756 or 235-1140 for more details.

Jon Hamblin: Tales of Radiance
The ARTS at Marks Garage
Nov. 4, 5-9 p.m.
Opening reception for this rare one person show at The ARTS at Marks Garage, Jon Hamblin is preparing dozens of large-scale paintings with imaginery that is at once personal and universal, cheerful, and serious. The bright colors, playful patterns, and text references provide a joyous glimpse into one artist’s journey through this thing called life. Call 521-2903 for more information.

First Friday: Honolulu’s Downtown Gallery Walk
Nov. 4, 6-9 p.m.
The Neighborhood presents a self-guided tour of 25 downtown art spots. Come down and enjoy the art along with food and a local band. Call 521-2903 for more information.

Ho‘ohuli, to Turn Around
Bishop Museum--Vestibule Gallery
Nov. 5-Mar. 12, 2006
Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Eager to learn the Native Hawaiian arts? Come and celebrate a theme of restoration as Bishop Museum prepares to undergo a major renovation of Hawaiian Hall which features the works of Native Hawaiian contemporary artists alongside special Museum collection items. Tickets are available along with kama‘aina and military rates. For more information, call 847-3511.

Film
Viewpoints Film Series Set for Fall
Warmer Auditorium on Fridays
Oct. 28-Dec. 2
The General Education Co-Curricular Special Events Committee has programmed some unusual films for the fall series, which runs for 10 weeks. Even if you don’t plan to make the film series part of your course, either as an assignment or for extra credit, coming to the Viewpoints Film Series will expand your knowledge of the world. For more information, contact Dr. Grace Cheng at gcheng @hpu.edu or 544-9384, or Dr. Phyllis Frus at pfrus@hpu.edu.

Tying the Knot
Oct. 28, Nov. 2-3
The history of marriage up to the brouhaha over gay marriage.

Ke Kulana He Mahu: Remembering a Sense of Place
Nov. 4, 9-10
Profiles of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community in Hawai‘i.

Split Horn and Banana Split
Nov. 16-18
Docus Split Horn illuminates the life of a Hmong shaman in Appleton, Wisconsin. Banana Split is an experimental film that explores biracial ethnicity, ethnic dating patterns, and stereotypes of Asian-American men.

Lost Boys of Sudan
Nov. 30-Dec. 2
Three young Dinka tribesmen leave refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya to be resettled in Houston, where they start new lives. Themes touched on are home, acceptance, family, and what it means to be a member of society in both America and the global community.

Performances
Chamber Music Hawai‘i Honolulu Brass Quintet-Distant Voices
Oct. 31
Need a night of entertainment? Join us for an evening of fresh and original compositions for brass quintet. Four modern composers create sparkling sonorities and colorful textures to keep you interested.

Honolulu Symphony:
A Tribute to Iz
Nov. 4-5, 8 p.m.
Join Maestro Catingub and the Pops as we pay tribute to Iz. Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole, “Iz,” is one of the most fondly remembered Hawaiian music artists and composers in the islands. His smooth and passionate voice inspired us all and his spirit lives on in this music. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com or 1-877-750-4400. For more info call 792-2000.

Ballet Hawai‘i
Beijing Modern Dance Company
Nov. 4-5, 8 p.m.
Interested in the Chinese culture? Come to the Hawai‘i debut of a team of modern performers who assimilate the culture of China’s ethnic background with the arts and cultural trends on the international scene. Tickets with discounts are available at the Hawai‘i Theatre Box Office at 528-0506 or www.hawaiitheatre.com.

Honolulu Symphony:
Power and Exhilaration

Nov. 11, 13
Fri. 8 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m.
Join the Honolulu Symphony, Symphony Chorus, and brilliant mezzo-soprano Margaret Lattimore as they perform Prokofiev’s majestic score from the film Alexander Nevsky. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com or 1-877-750-4400. For more information, call 792-2000.

Special Events
6th Annual Honolulu
Harbor Festival
Nov. 6, 9-5 p.m.
Save the day to celebrate the rich maritime heritage of Hawai‘i with this great annual event at the Hawai‘i Maritime Center. Admission is free, so come out and enjoy all of the activities, prize giveaways, food, and fun for the whole family. Call 523-6151 for more info.

The Eagles-Tickets on sale now
Nov. 29-30, Dec. 2-3
The Eagles will be performing four shows in Hawai‘i at the Blaisdell Center. This show will definitely sell out, so buy your tickets now at Ticketmaster outlets


 

 

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