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HPU Events

Frames of Mind
Nov. 27-Jan.20
HPU Art Gallery, Hawai‘i Loa Campus
An exhibition of recent works by local artistsTerry Hildrebrand, Erika Luecke, and Lauren Okano is titled Frames of Mind and will be open at the HPU Art Gallery. Each artist is inspired and stimulated by different influences including the physical world, habitats and ruins, and jazz music. Call 544-0287 for more information.

Thank Goodness it’s Friday
Dec. 2, 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. 9 p.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.

De La Soul
Pipeline Cafe, Sat. Dec.3
De La Soul will be in Honolulu to keep it funky, don’t miss it! 18 & up.
Call 926-3000 for more information.

Motley Crue: Carnival of Sins Tour
Blaisdell Arena, Dec. 14, 8 p.m.
Heavy metal heavyweights will be tearing up Honolulu. This will be a crazy, obnoxious, rowdy, but fun time! Tickets are pricey and available at the Blaisdell Box office and Ticketmaster.

At the Academy of Arts
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.

Into the Light: The Shifting
Palette in Edo and Meiji
Period Ukiyo-e Prints

Nov. 28-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.

A.S. MacLeod: Prints of Hawai‘i at War and Peace
Nov. 28-Jan. 22 (Second Rotation)
Alexander Samuel MacLeod (1888-1956) arrived in Hawai‘i in the 1920s 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.

From the Fire:
Contemporary Korean Ceramics

Nov. 28-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.

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.

Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus
Nov. 28-30, Dec. 1, 1 p.m.
Nov. 28-30, 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 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.

Electric Shadows
Dec. 2,3,4,6,7,8 at 1 p.m., Dec. 2,3,4 at 4 p.m., Dec. 4,5,6,8 at 7:30 p.m.
This film kicks off the Chinese Film Festival supported by the Hawai‘i Chinese Civic Association. In Electric Shadows, Dabing visits Ling Ling’s home when she is hospitalized. Her diary tells a story that reminds him of his own childhood passion for the movies.

Infernal Affairs
Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.
This exciting crime thriller stars Asian megastars Andy Lau and Tony Leung. Leung is an undercover cop and Lau is an undercover member of a triad in Hong Kong. Both are on an exhilarating race against time to expose the other.

The World
Dec. 9, 11 at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 14 at 1 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Director Jia Zhangke looks at the effects of modernity and globalization in Beijing through the daily loves, friendships, and desperate dreams of the twenty somethings from China’s remote provinces who come to live and work at Beijings’s World Park.

Balzac and the
Little Chinese Seamstress

Dec. 15-18, 1 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Dec. 16-18, 4 p.m., Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.
This film is beautiful and moving story of two university students during China’s Cultural Revolution. Together they start a journey that profoundly changes their lives and learn about the power of literature to change the world in revolutionary ways.

Dec. 20-23, 1 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Dec. 23, 4 p.m., Dec. 24, 1 p.m.
This amazing fantasy film for all ages is the story of Helena, a 15-year-old girl working for her family circus who finds herself on a strange journey into the Dark Lands. This film is a visually mesmerizing film that takes movie fantasy into new territory.

New Western Art Galleries

Sat. Dec. 3, 10a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Come celebrate the opening of the newly renovated and reinstalled galleries devoted to the display of the Academy’s collection of European painting, sculpture, and decorative arts.This final project marks the end of the most extensive period of renovation in the Academy’s 78-year history.Live entertainment and refreshments.
Call 532-8700 for more info.

La Bella Figura 2005
Dec. 6-29
The works on view are results of two-week intensive watercolor painting workshops in the setting of northern Italy’s scenic regions of Umbria and Tuscania during May 2005. The workshops resulted in a multifaceted experience revolving around drawing and painting, but also archeology, botany, geography, and history.Call 532-8700 for more information.

Kama‘aina Christmas
This is the Academy’s gala black-tie fundraising event. Enjoy fine dining and dancing under the stars at this holiday party.Call 532-8700 for more information.

Bank of Hawai‘i Free Sundays
Annual Keiki Holiday Party

Dec. 18, 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 visit from Santa Claus! Call 532-8700 for more information.

Bjoern Melhus:
Eastern Western Park

Melhus is one of the most outstanding contemporary video artists in Europe today. Eastern Western Park is conceptually built on two sets of stereotypes prevalent in the Western world. It plays on two coexisting sets of imaginary perceptions, simultaneously widespread and naive. His exhibitions are known for their rapid assult of images, washes of color, and barrages of audio snippets accomplishing provocative multimedia installations.Call 532-8700 for more info.

Kapa Moe
This textile gallery will display distinct features of Hawaiian kapa through embellished surface designs. Call 532-8700 for more information.

Through My Father’s Eyes: The Filipino American Photographs of Ricardo Ocreto Alvarado
Jan. 3-29
Alvarado (1914-1976) immigrated to
San Francisco in 1928 from the Philippines. Photography was his passion and he canvassed the Bay Area’s city streets and rural back roads for subjects. His work pictured not only the Filipinos of his neighborhood but also the African-Americans, Mexicans, and other Asian immigrants. His work has become an incredible artistic documentation of his generation, capturing the entire immigrant experience. The exhibition features 50 beautiful and moving photographs of the Filipino-American community of California from the 1940s and 1950s.
Call 532-8700 for more information.

ARTafterDark presents: Starlight Ball: Chinese New Year
Jan.14, 2006, 7-11 p.m.
This event will be a tribute to Chinese New Year. Entertainment, a silent auction, and great food are the hallmarks of this classy black-tie affair. For reservations, call 532-6099.

John Webber’s Images of Hawai‘i
Jan. 25-Apr. 30, 2006
Come and check out the Portraits of Persons, Views of Places, and Historical Representations of Remarkable Incidents by John Webber at the John Dominis and Patches Damon Holt Gallery. English-born John Webber was an official artist under Captain James Cook during his third voyage of exploration and discovery into the Pacific.They were published as prints in the atlas of plates that accompanied the official account of the expedition of which 12 of the prints were of Hawai‘i.

Persian Visions: Contemporary
Photography from Iran

Jan. 26-Apr. 9, 2006
This exhibition is the first survey of contemporary Iranian photography to be presented in the United States. Featuring more than 80 photographs, the exhibition provides a rare, revealing view of Iranian life and experiences. Twenty artists featured in Persian Visions are among Iran’s most celebrated photographers, all of whom use the medium for cultural expression and self-exploration. The photographic medium offers detailed specifics that make cultural differenes all the more interesting and intriguing.

At the Contemporary Museum

Situation Comedy:
Humor in Recent Art

Nov. 28–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
Nov. 28-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

Nov. 28-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.

Arts with Aloha

University of Hawai‘i Graduate Exhibition 2005
University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery

Nov. 27-Dec. 16
More than 30 international and local graduate students from the Department of Art & Art History at UH Manoa present their annual exhibiton of new work. The exhibition showcases a wide variety of mediums and perspectives. It features work in printmaking, painting, installation, photography, fiber, glass, ceramics, electronic media, and sculpture. Check it out! Call 956-6888 for more information.

ARTLUNCH: Contemporary Sculpture: The Art of Sean Browne
Hawai‘i State Art Museum

Nov. 29, 12 noon
At this art lunch, artist Sean Browne will speak about his work as a commissioned public artist. Working primarily in bronze and stone, his work is heavily inspired by Native Hawaiian culture as well as his Japanese heritage, creating contemporary interpretations between the past and the present.Free.Call 586-9958 for more information.

Flaming Idiots
Manoa Valley Theatre

Nov. 28-Dec. 4
Wed.-Thur. 7:30 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.
Sun. 4 p.m.

A contemporary farce set in a failing gourmet 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.

Ho‘ohuli, to Turn Around
Bishop Museum--Vestibule Gallery

Nov. 28-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.

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.

Army Community Theatre: Kismet
Richardson Theatre

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.

A Merry Christmas with Friends and Nabors starring Jim Nabors
Dec. 2-4
Hawai‘i Theatre
This annual holiday treat with Jim Nabors will feature special guests including Jimmy Borges, Emma Veary, Karen Keawehawai‘i, Philip Huber and the Huber Marionettes. Three performances only!Call 528-0506 for tickets.

First Friday Downtown
Gallery Walk

Dec. 2, 5-9 p.m.
Hawai‘i State Art Museum and downtown galleries celebrate art, a fun and entertaining atmosphere. There will be a live band along with food to enjoy. Free.

ARTLUNCH: Independent Short Films by Local Filmakers
Hawai‘i State Art Museum

Dec. 27, 12 noon
Bring your lunch and enjoy three short films i scream, floats & Sundays,directed by Leah Kihara; Kamea, directed by Jennifer Akana-Sturla; and Summer of the Serpent, directed by Kimi Takasue. This is produced in partnership with the Hawai‘i International Film Festival.Call 586-9958 for more information.


Viewpoints Film Series Set for Fall
Lost Boys of Sudan

Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at Warmer Auditorium
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.


Honolulu Symphony
Christmas Pops Wth the Brothers Cazimero

Fri., Sat.8 p.m.

Grammy-nominated The Brothers Cazimero are masters of their craft. Their musicianship produce a style that is now a part of Hawaiian history, and they’ve come to celebrate the holidays with Maestro Matt Catingub and the Honolulu Symphony Pops. Support Hawai‘i’s less fortunate by bringing a non perishable canned good to the concert. Call 792-2000 to charge by phone.

Candy Cane Lane
Bishop Museum

Dec. 16-18, Fri.5:30-9 p.m., Sat.10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun.12-5 p.m.
Celebrate the holidays with the 3rd annual Candy Cane Lane. Enjoy festive holiday entertainment, activities, and make-n-take crafts. Do last minute shopping at the craft fair and see the lights at night or ride the holiday train!
Call 847-3511 for more information.

Ballet Hawai‘i presents
Blaisdell Concert Hall

Dec. 16-18, Fri.8 p.m., Sat.7:30 p.m., Sun.2 p.m.
Celebrate the holidays with the 3rd annual Candy Cane Lane. Enjoy festive holiday entertainment, activities, and make-n-take crafts. Do last minute shopping at the craft fair and see the lights at night or ride the holiday train!
Call 847-3511 for more information.

The ARTS at Marks Garage

Dec. 27, Tue. 8-10 p.m.
Join spoken word luminaries Travis Thompson and friends while they ignite Hawai‘i’s poetry scene with an evening of featured poets, open mic, and jazz music by DJ Mr. Nick. All ages. B.Y.O.B.

Honolulu Symphony: Beethoven’s Ninth-A Holiday Tradition
Dec. 29, Thur.7:30 p.m.
Beethoven’s Ninth is a fundamentally optimistic and musically revolutionary work that celebrates the potential of mankind. Ring in the holidays in triumphant style! Call ticketmaster at 1-877-750-4400 to charge by phone.

Honolulu Symphony:
Tribute and Remembrance

Jan. 6, 8, Fri. 8 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m.
This concert is a special tribute to the victims of the Ehime Maru with the world premiere of Donald Reid Womack’s work for shakuhachi, koto and orchestra, and the North American premiere of Japanese composer Shigeaki Saegusa’s Cantata Tengai.Conducter Naoto Otomo will lead this stirring opportunity to nurture awarness of Japanese music and culture here in Hawai‘i. Purchase tickets online at www.honolulusymphony.com.

Special Events

Audition for ‘Cats’
Army Community Theatre

Nov. 29-30
Think you have star quality? Come and tryout for Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the book by T.S. Eliot, to be directed by Vanita Rae Smith. Call 438-1980 or 438-4480 for audition information.

The Eagles
Blaisdell Arena

Nov. 29-30, Dec. 2-3
Soar with The Eagles in November and December for their sold out all-time concert. Tickets are available at the Blaisdell Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. Call 1-877-750-4400 for times and details.

Ka La Mauli Ola
Dec. 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Outrigger Waikiki Hawaiian kumu will demonstrate and discuss some of Hawai‘i’s indigenous healing and wellness arts, including ho‘oponopono, lomi lomi, la‘au lapa‘au, and lua.Free. Call 921-9731 for more information.

Queen Emma Birthday

Jan. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
In collaboration with the Bishop Museum, Outrigger Waikiki celebrates the birthday anniversary of one of Hawai‘i’s most beloved monarchs, Queen Emma. The festivities will include a presentation by the Bishop Museum of the queen’s life, display of artifacts from her era, and a royal music tribute. This is a wonderful opporunity to enjoy Queen Emma Tea and collect beautiful antique dinnerware with the “lokelani pattern.” Contact Ethan Chang at 921-9731 for more info.

Hawai‘i Humane Society
Dec. 1-31, 12-4 p.m.
Be Santa’s Helper! Help the Hawaiian Humane Society by donating toys for the animals. Drop off items in the toy bin located in front of the Humane Society’s adoption counter. Call 356-2290 for more information.


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