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May
Calendar

Christina Failma, editor

HPU Events

Business Etiquette Workshop
First Hawaiian Building-Suite 502
May 5 at 12 p.m.
Attend this workshop to learn what is and isn’t acceptable in the business world. Hurry and sign up today because seating is limited. For more information, call 544-0230.

Moth, nail, x
Hawai‘i Loa Art Gallery
May 7 - July 21 at 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
An exhibition by Puni Kukahiko of a series of paintings and installations. For more information, call 544-0287.

Graduation Ceremonies
Waikiki Shell
May 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Come and join in the celebration at HPU’s spring 2006 commencement ceremony.

Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
The celebration continues at HPU’s summer 2006 commencement ceremony. For more information on either event, call 544-9358.

Beasts to Birds
Hawai‘i Loa Art Gallery
July 30 - Sept. 22
Jodi Endicott presents a menagerie of art works. Although well known for her witty public sculptures, Endicott’s focus has shifted to include mixed media paintings. For more information, call 544-0287.

Music & Dance

Latin Fever
Pipeline Cafe
Every Wed. at 9 p.m.
Come to Pipeline for “Latin Fever” every Wednesday. DJs 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.

Upcoming Concerts
Pipeline Cafe
May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Hatebreed in concert. All ages welcome.
May 4 at 9 p.m.
Soldiers of the Jah Army in concert with Ooklah the Moc, Humble Soul, and THC. 18 and over welcome.
May 6 at 5 p.m.
Grapefruit in concert with The Sticklers and the 86 List. All ages welcome.
May 13 at 9 p.m.
Local Vocal concert with Nuff Sedd, Ten Feet, and Epic Session. 18 and over welcome.
May 19 at 5 p.m.
Flogging Molly in concert with Go Jimmy Go. 18 and over welcome.
May 22 at 5 p.m.
Left Alone in concert.
May 27 at 6 p.m.
Motion City soundtrack in concert with Linus Band. All ages welcome.
May 28 at 9 p.m.
Pre-Memorial Day party with Playboy Playmate, Rachel Sterling. 18 and over welcome.
May 31 at 6 p.m.
Story of the Year in concert with As I Lay Dying. All ages welcome.
June 3 & 4 at 6 p.m.
Filipino Kings of Comedy with Rex Navarrette and Ron Josol.
June 11
Memories concert featuring Kalapana.
July 22
Van Halen Tribute Band Hot For Teacher Concert with Buddhist Priest.
For more information on any of these events, call 589-1999.

Jazz Minds Art & Café
Offers live jazz six nights a week, Monday through Saturday, at 1661 Kapiolani Blvd. For more information, call 945-0800.

At the Academy of Arts

Life in the Pacific of the 1700s: The Cook/Forster Collection of The Goerge August Univeristy of Göttigen
Through 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.

David Kuraoka
Through June 18
Celebrated for his ceramics and cast-bronze sculpture alike, David Kuraoka presents a selection of work that is exquisite in shape, color, and surface. Born in Lihue, a professor of art at San Francisco State University, and involved with clay for almost four decades, Kuraoka produces ceramic forms on the wheel that are either perfect in shape and glazed with transparent celadon or are altered and manipulated by hand before pitfiring with wood ash, rock salt, and copper carbonate.

Chinese Painting of the Shanghai School
Through July 15
This exhibitition will showcase works from the most influential artists who lived and worked in Shanghai during the second half of the 19th century. Bringing these works together will showcase the relationship between art and society at the end of the Qing dynasty.

Ku I Ka Ni’o: Celebrating Six Master Artists
Through July 9 at 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Featuring artwork from six Native Hawaiian Visual artists (Rocky Jensen, Imakalani Kalahele, Herb Kane, Mary Lou Kekuewa, Marie McDonald, Ipo Nihipali) who are at the forefront of the Native Hawaiian arts movement, creating a body of work that represents the enduring and creative artistry of the Hawaiian people.

Journey With a King - Japan and Hawai‘i: Building Bonds Across the Pacific
Through July 30 at 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Experience the fascinating story of how two island kingdoms have embraced one another. From the first contact of a shipwrecked Japanese sailor to King David Kalakaua’s visit with Meiji Emperor Mutsuhito in 1881, see how this royal journey led to the influence of Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i today.

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.

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.


At the Contemporary Museum

Personal Affects: Power and Poetics in Contemporary South African Art
Through 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
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.

Performances

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.

Damn Yankees
Army Community Theatre
May 11-13, 19, 20, 26, 27
Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. For more information, call 438-4480.

Special Events

Fiber Hawai‘i 2006
Mark’s Garage
May 3 - 27
Fiber Hawai’i breaks the boundaries of fiber art. Sculptors and painters, who traditionally wouldn’t be considered fiber artists, submit pieces made with ceramics, metal, and glass to a juried exhibition. For more information, call 521-2903.

Hale‘iwa Arts Festival
July 22 and 23
Artists will be selected by jury to exhibit and sell their original artwork and demonstrate their artistic styles and techniques. Original and limited edition works of fine art in all media are inlcuded in this exhibition. For more visit them online at www.haleiwaartsfestival.org.


 

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