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January
Calendar

Christina Failma, editor

HPU Events

Psychology Symposium Series
First Hawaiian Tower Room 306
Feb. 22 at 12:30 - 2:30
Dr. Lisa Sanchez-Johnson will discuss eating disorders, obesity, and smoking. For more information, call 544-1410.

Secrets of Success Seminar: Time Management
Union Bishop Building Suit 211
Feb. 23 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Learn how to balance out classes, studying, work, and your personal life. If you would like handouts for this seminar or more information, call 544-1198.

Rana’s Wedding
Sea Warrior Center
Feb. 22 & 23 at 1 - 3 p.m.
Warmer Auditorium
Feb. 24 at 5 - 8:30 p.m.
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict through the eyes of a young woman who must netoiate her way around roadblocks, soldiers, and overworked officials in order to get to her wedding.

Open Mic!
Warmer Auditorium
Feb. 24 at 12 - 2 p.m.
Come and show off your singing talent, read your own poetry, or come and enjoy the company of others. This event is being sponsored by the Open Mic Club and the Creative Writing Club. For more information, call 544-1107.

Viewpoints Film Series: “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”
Sea Warrior Center
Mar. 1 & 2 at 1 - 3 p.m.
Mar. 3 at 5:30 - 8 p.m.

A multidimensional study of one of the biggest business scandals in U.S. history. A discussion to follow after the film. For more information, call 544-1116.

Secrets of Success Seminar: A “Major” Decision
Union Bishop Building Suite 211
Mar. 3 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Learn how to choose which major is best suited for you with this discussion group. If you would like handouts for this seminar or more information, call 544-1198.

Spring 2006 Business and Technology Career Fair
First Hawaiian Tower
Mar. 3 at 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Employers from the business and technology industry will be present to provide company/organization information and answer questions related to the types of career (internships, part time and/or full time) opportunities that are available in their areas. For more information, call 544-0230.

Ko‘olau Writing Workshops
Hawai‘i Loa Campus
Mar. 4 at 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Novice and seasoned writers are welcome to attend Hawai‘i Pacific University’s 9th Annual Ko‘olau Writing Workshops. A $10 donation is requested, $5 for students. Parking is free. For more information or to reserve your seat now, call 544-9340.

The Cutting Edge: Extreme Fiber
HPU Art Gallery
Through Mar. 10 at 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
An exhibition featuring the work of the Hawai‘i Handweavers’ Hui. This exhibition will present a selection ranging from traditional to modern textile/fiber pieces which challenge the viewer to determine their construction. Call 544-0287 for more information.

 

Music & Dance

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

Jazz Minds Art & Café
Offers live jazz six nights a week, Monday through Saturday, at 1661 Kapiolani Blvd.
Mondays, Feb. 20 & 27
Monologue Contest, weekly winners, hosted by Gene DeFrancis, 7—9 p.m.
Jazz, hip hop, big band, 9 p.m.—2 a.m.
Tuesdays, Feb. 21 & 28
Auditions and Open Mic, jazz improv 8-10 p.m., hip hop for singers/MCs 10 p.m.- midnight.
Wednesday, Feb. 22
New York-style jazz with the NewJass (sic.) Quartet with Justin James, 9 p.m. (Ryan Kunimura-tenor sax, Dave Chiorini-bass, Dave Yamasaki-guitar.)
Thursday, Jan 23
Wu Clan Band with Mike Lee, 6-8 p.m., Jazz Minds 945-0800
Thursday, Feb. 23
Groove Improv Artists with DeShannon Higa: urban jazz, 9 p.m.—midnight. (Randy Wheeler-sax/video, Jerome Jones drums, Maria Remos-vocals.)
Friday, Feb. 24
Comedy Open Mic with Andy Bumatai, 7:30—9 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 24
Honolulu Jazz Quartet, 9 p.m.- midnight.
Saturday, Feb. 25
Rolando Sanchez and Salsa Hawai‘i, Latin jazz, 8 p.m. Call 945-0800 or visit www.honolulujazzclub.com.

Local Vocal
Pipeline Cafe
Feb. 25 at 10 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Featuring top island bands for the 18-and-over crowd. DJ music will follow the concert

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At the Academy of Arts

Golden Threads: New Works by Lea Ingram and Bud Spindt
Feb. 22 - Mar. 17
Intricately patterned quilts by Kauai artists Lea Ingram and richly colored glass vessels by by Honolulu artists Bud Spindt are featured in an exhibition of reflections on the joy of spiritual connection.

Honolulu Print Maker’s 78th Annual Juried Exhibition
Feb. 22 - Mar. 17
The biggest print exhibition of the year featuring works by contemporary print makers statewide. The exhibition is organized by the Honolulu Print Makers.

The Shining One:
The Tale of Genji in Edo

Through March 5
The first 2006 exhibition of the Michener Collection of Japanese woodblock prints focuses on how the famous Japanese novel The Tale of Genji (Genji Monogatari) was visually interpreted during the Edo period (1615-1868) and its impact on society.


Kapa Moe
Through April 9
This textile gallery will display distinct features of Hawaiian kapa through embellished surface designs. Call 532-8700 for more information.

Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography From Iran
Through April 16, 2006
More than 60 works provide a rare and revealing view of Iranian life in an exhibition showcasing the first survey of contemporary Iranian photography to be presented in the United States. Among Iran’s most celebrated photographers, these 20 artists use this medium for cultural expression and self-exploration.

PORTRAITS OF PERSONS, VIEWS OF PLACES, AND HISTORICAL REPRESENTATIONS OF REMARKABLE INCIDENTS: JOHN WEBBER’S IMAGES OF HAWAI‘I
Through April 30
As the first pictorial records of Hawai‘i—its people, their personal ornamentation, habitations, sacred sites, their interaction with Westerners, and finally, the tools they used—Webber’s drawings and prints are crucial records of the Hawaiian people and their culture before its Westernization, and they provide a fascinating glimpse into Hawai‘i’s past.

Art After Dark: Life in the Pacific of the 1700s: The Cook/Forster Collection of The Goerge August Univeristy of Göttigen
Feb. 23 - May 14
An extraordinary exhibition of Pacific objects collected during the voyages of Captain James Cook between 1768 and 1779. This exhibit represents the most comprehensive presentation of 18th-century cultural objects from the Pacific.

Claude Monet:
Port-Goulphar, Belle-Île, 1887

Through May 2006
Visitors to the Academy’s newly renovated Western art galleries are in for a special treat. You will discover a marine subject by Claude Monet, Port-Goulphar, Belle-Île, 1887, on generous loan from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. This splendid painting by Monet predates the Academy’s depiction of water lilies by some 30 years and represents a period of increased travel for the artist. For more information, call 532-8700.

Tour and Tea
Tours are led by volunteer docents that have completed a rigorous two-year training program. Visitors will explore the galleries, learn more about art and culture, and socialize over a cup of tea. Discussions in the galleries offer insight into many cultures and time periods. For more information , call 532-8700.

Feb. 21 & 26
A visit to Old England tour led by Stephen McClaran.
Feb. 28 and Mar. 5
Baroque and Rococo decorative tour led by Jean Culbertson.

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.

New Oceania
Mar 1 - 3
Albert Wendt is one of the South Pacific’s leading novelists, poets, and dramatists. This documentary is based on Wendt’s essay, “The New Oceania.” It presents a history of cultural renewal in the Pacific and celebrates the explosion of creative activity by Pacific Artists.

Preceeded by...
Velvet Dreams
Sima Ural presents a clever, funny, and ironic docudrama tracing the story behind the stereotypical “dusky maidens” —portraits of sexualized Polynesian women in velvet paintings.

The Land Has Eyes (Pear Ta Ma ‘on Maf)
Mar 1 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The story of Viki, a young Pacific Islander who redeems her family’s name by exposing the secrets of her island’s most powerful and important people.

Preceeded by...
Tama Tu (Sons of Tu: The God of War)
Six Maori battalion soldiers wait for night to fall in the ruins of a ruined Italian home. This film is on the short list for the Oscar for best short.

Big Waves & Tall Tales
Mar 2 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Spectacular short stories from surfing’s wild frontier! This documentary features stunning film footage, gargantuan waves and dramatic accounts that will take you on a “surfari” that you will never forget.

Preceeded by...
Polynesian Power
Polynesian pride and cultural identity are challenged when young men from Samoa and Hawai‘i journey stateside to realize their boyhood dreams.

Bubble
Mar 3 at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
An investigation begins after a girl is found dead in a small town. It will call into question our established assumptions about the characters and their lives in their town.

Preceeded by...
Caress (after Roland Barthes)
An artistic work based on A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments by philosopher Roland Barthes. Co-presented by UH Art Deparment.

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
Mar 4 - 9 at 1 p.m., Mar. 4 - 8 at 7:30 p.m., Mar. 5 at 4 p.m.
A hilarious inventive adaptation of the classic 18th-century comic novel The Life and Opinions of Tristam Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Stern. Witty, sly, and entertaining in its characterizations, this film is a must-see.

 

At the Contemporary Museum

Catalyst Artist in Residence: Shepard Fairey
Through Feb. 26
Fairey’s epic art and cultural campaign began in 1990 with his “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” sticker. Fairey completed a number of projects while in residence here in Honolulu, including an installation on the screen windows surrounding the gallery exterior, lanterns in the Monkey Pod Tree, and an installation at Makiki Skate Park.

The Art of Alan M. Leitner
Feb. 28
The artist will discuss his work from process to content. He will touch on both the figurative and abstract aspects of his painting and how it relates to alchemy, and how its roots are dawn from abstract expression.

Personal Affects: Power and Poetics in Contemporary South African Art
Feb. 24 - May 7
An exhibition that showcases artists on the cutting edge, most of whom have received little or no exposure in New York. Features an extraordinary line up of 17 artists working in diverse media.

Tropical Reflection: Drawings, Paintings, and Sculpture
Through June 6
Internationally recognized artist Jun Kaneko known primarily for his large ceramic forms exhibits for the first time drawings from his Hawaiian Series. These bold and elegant drawings will be shown alongside several of his sculptures. A native of Japan, Kaneko is influenced by Asian aesthetic sensibilities and Zen ideology.

Over There: Paintings
Through June 6
Originally from Berlin, Germany, Erika Klara Luecke uses abstraction with a formal structure in her paintings to record the past. Luecke has a degree in painting from the Academy of Arts, Berlin and has exhibited at numerous galleries throughout Germany. The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center presents her first major exhibition in Honolulu.

Art in Public Places
Mar. 3 through Sept. 2
A Hawai‘i Arts Season 2006 highlight event featuring performance artists, walking statues, and a live band. A special exhibition chronicling the history and process of commissioning public art.

 

Arts

Curators Talk with Sophie Perryer
UH Auditorium
Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.
Sophie Perryer, co-curator of this exhibition, will discuss contemporary Sotuh African culture and arts. Open to the public with free admission.

Film Screening: The Luggage is Still Labeled: Blackness in South African Art
UH Auditorium
Mar. 1 at 7 p.m.
Film showing in conjunction with the exhibition of Personal Affects. Open to the public with free admission.

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

Through 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.

 

Performances

Cats
Army Community Theatre
Feb. 23 - Mar. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the musical will be directed by Vanita Rae Smith, with choreography and associate direction by Grace Bell Humerickhouse. For more information, call 438-4480.

Frozen
Army Community Theatre
Feb. 26, Mar. 5, 12
A thriller/drama by Byron Lavery with Jo Pruden and Richard McPherson. For more information, call 438-4480.

The Ravanayana
University of Hawaii Kennedy Theatre
Mar. 3,4,10,11 at 8 p.m. & 5 at 2 p.m.
The myth of Rama as a Bollywood film noir. Told from the point of view of Ravana, Rama’s nemesis, the archetypal story is expressed through a mix of stylization and musical fusion. For more info, call 955-7655.

Broadway at Shanghai Bistro
Every Fri. and Sun at 8 p.m.
Broadway at the Bistro is a live entertainment cabaret show that stars Don Conover at the keyboards and vocalist Rex Nockengust. Admission is $20. For reservations, call 955-8668.

 

Special Events

Borders Books, Music, Movies and Cafe
Ward Centre

Feb. 22 at 10:30 a.m.
Keiki storytime
Feb. 24 at 8 p.m.
Damon Williams will perform his CD Reborn
Feb. 25 at 8 p.m.
Nai Pali will perform their self-titled debut CD Na Pali.

Sunset on the Beach
February 25
Feature: Madagascar (PG)
February 26
Feature: Cinderella Man (PG-13, edited)
March 4
Feature: Tentative premiere of Beyond the Break
March 5
Feature: Zathura (PG)

3rd Annual Hawai‘i Dines
Various Local Restaurants
Mar. 1
Diners and restaurants come together to fight AIDS. Participating restaurants in O‘ahu will donate a portion of their proceeds to support Life Foundation, Hawai‘i’s oldest and largest AIDS organization. Go to www.oahudines.org.

 

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