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November/December
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
Nov. 18, 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. Call 544-0287 for more information.

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.

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

At the Academy of Arts

A Thousand and One Days: The Art of Pakistani Women Miniaturist
Oct. 16-Dec. 11
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 information.

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.

Last Days
Nov. 12-13, 15-16, 1 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 12-13, 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, 1 p.m.
Nov. 18-20, 4 p.m.
Nov. 17-18, 20-22, 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, 1 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 25-26, 4 p.m.
Based on the best-selling and higly 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, 1 p.m.
Nov. 27, 4 p.m.
Nov. 27-30, 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 gretty 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.

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 that 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 information.

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 that have spread through urban centers all over the world. His stay here will include installations on the screen windows surrounding the gallery exterior, a 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 20 years. 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.

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.

Flaming Idiots
Manoa Valley Theatre

Nov. 16-Dec. 4
Wed.-Thur. 7:30 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.
Sun. 4 p.m.

A contemporary farce set in a failing groumet health food restaurant. Dishes up far more laughs than food! Co-winner of the 1992 New American Comedy Festival Award. For more information, call 988-6131

King Kalakaua’s Birthday
‘ Iolani Palace

Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m.
‘ Iolani Palace front steps, “Review of the Royal Guard” begins with a musical presentation by the Royal Hawaiian Band. The Royal Guard stands for inspection that post guardsmen at the four major gates of the Palace. Call 522-0822 for more information.

Army Community Theatre: Kismet
Richardson Theatre

Nov. 17-19, 25-26, Dec. 2-3, 7:30 p.m.
Packed with mirth, mayhem, romance and Baubles, Bangles and Beads, this popular musical features lush music and the exotic story of Hajj, a beggar, and his exploits as his beautiful daughter meets the handsome Caliph in old Baghdad. Tickets are available at the Richardson Theatre Box Office by calling 438-4480 or www.squareone.org/ACT.

Bishop Museum Science Adventure Center Grand Opening
Nov. 19
Welcome Hawai‘i’s newest must-see attraction--the Bishop Museum Science Adventure Center! Be among the first to explore an active volcano, see molten lava glowing before your eyes, control a deep-sea submersible R.O.V., walk on a rainbow hidden in mist, and transform into a rainforest bug. Join Bishop Museum on this very special day with interactive activities and entertainment celebrating the opening of this new experience. Call 847-3511 for more information.

Monthly Youth Speaks
Hawai‘i Poetry Slam

Nov. 19, 3:30 p.m.
Doors open and poet sign-in at 3 p.m.
Bring your child to The ARTS at Marks Garage to show off their poetry talent! All ages are welcome to attend but the mic is reserved for poets between the ages of 13-19. Call 521-2903 for more information.

Jon Hamblin: Tales of Radiance
Nov. 26
A rare one person show of large-scale paintings. Imagery at once personal and universal, cheerful and serious. Bright colors, playful patterns, and text references provide a joyous glimpse into one artistic journey through this thing call life. Call 521-2903 for more details.

Elves Cannot Make this Stuff
The ARTS at Marks Garage

Nov. 30-Dec. 22
Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A unique boutique for your holiday shopping! A diverse group of artists including many from previous exhibitions at Marks, sharing new and experimental products perfect for the holiday season. For more info, call 521-2903.

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.

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 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

Pacific and Asian Affairs Council
Nov. 16, 12-1:20 p.m.
Windward Community College will celebrate International Education week with, World Flutes, a performance featuring the music and cultural stories of Native American, Native Hawaiian, South American, Japanese, Chinese, Celtic/Irish, and Indonesian flutes. Enjoy the music and learn about traditions, cultures, and methods used to make these instruments. Free. Call Sonia at 524-8416 for more infomation.

Honolulu Symphony
Exotic and Impulsive

Nov. 18, 20
Fri. 8 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m.

Virtuoso violinist Karen Gomyo joins the Honolulu Symphony for a riveting performance of Lalo’s spellbinding Symphonie Espagnole. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com and ID is required for a 20 percent discount for seniors, students, and military. For more information, call 792-2000.

Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya
Hindustani Slide Guitar Master

Doris Duke Theatre
Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.
In 2005, world music audiences finally discovered Hindustani slide guitar master Debashish Bhattacharya, leading to a Top 10 album on the World Music charts and ecstatic reviews that described him as one of the world’s most remarkable musicians and quite possibly the finest guitarist breathing today! Debashish is an incredibly dynamic artist capable of lightening speed, grand passion, and deep feeling. Tickets are available at The Academy Box Office located at the museum’s main entrance. For more information, call 532-8700.

Ballet Hawai‘i
Mistletoe Magic
Hawai‘i Loa Ridge

Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Enjoy an annual benefit shopping spree at Mistletoe Magic, with art, Christmas trees, koa creations, fashions, Chinese antiques, blown glass, jewelry, and more, all sold to benefit Ballet Hawai‘i. Tickets are available at Ballet Hawai‘i in the Dole Cannery or call 521-8600.

Bank of Hawai‘i Family Sunday
The Mask Messenger
The Doris Duke Theatre

Nov. 20, 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.
Robert Faust, guest artist from Canada, will present two free performances of his solo tour de force piece called The Mask Messenger. Explore the artistic, cultural, and psychological uses of masks throughout human history. Free. Call 532-8700 for more information.

Honolulu Symphony: Chris Botti
Nov. 25-26
Chris Botti is a gifted instumentalist and a charismatic performer who has become a virtual genre-of-one in the realm of contemporary jazz. Former trumpet accompanist to Sting, Botti will breathe new soul and magic into classic pop penned by such greats as Irving Berlin, Ira and George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, and Johnny Mercer, as well as Andrea Bocelli. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com. For more details, call 792-2000.

Reverses
The ARTS at Marks Garage

Nov. 29, 8-10 p.m.
Spoken word luminaries Travis Thompson, Allison Francis, and Selah ignite Hawaiian poetry scene with an evening of featured poets, open mic, and jazz music by DJ Mr. Nick. This takes place on the last Tuesday of every month. For more details, call 792-2000.

Special Events

The Eagles: Tickets on sale now
Nov. 29-30, Dec. 2
The Eagles will be performing four shows in Hawai‘i at the Blaisdell Center. This show will definitely sell out; buy your tickets now at ticketmaster outlets or call 591-2211.


 

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