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August/September
Calendar

Christina Failma, editor

HPU Events

Passport Week
First-Year Welcome
Hawai‘i Theatre
Aug. 28 at 3 - 5 p.m.
This event marks the official beginning of the 2006 - 2007 academic year for new students! Come down, mingle, and learn about what HPU has to offer to you.

New Student Orientation Kick-Off and Parent’s Reception
Hawai‘i Loa Campus
Aug. 28 at 6 - 8 p.m.
Join other new students and parents on the beautiful Kane‘ohe campus. Come out and expand your network!

Cosmic Bowling
Fort Shafter Bowling Center
Aug. 29 at 7 - 9 p.m.
Come down and bowl the night away with other students, faculty, and staff. Prizes will be given away for the top team and for individual scores.

Movie on the Mall
Downtown Campus
Aug. 30 at 8 - 10 p.m.
Relax with other students on Fort Street Mall with a great movie and snacks! Bring your chairs and enjoy the show!

Sea Warrior Center Reopening Celebration
Sea Warrior Center
Aug. 31 at 12 - 1:30 p.m.
After a long summer of intense renovations, the center will now be opened again to the HPU community. Lunch will be provided by the Office of Student Life.

Viewpoints Film Series Kickoff
Sea Warrior Center
Aug. 31 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
The series will be kicked off with the showing of The Ride: Back to the Soul of Surfing in which a young surfer goes back in time to 1911 and befriends Duke Kahanamoku – future Olympic and surfing legend.

Ali‘i Kai Catamaran Sunset Cruise
Aloha Tower
Aug. 31 at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Join other HPU students, faculty, and staff onboard for a truly unique experience. Relax as the world’s largest Polynesian catamaran takes you on an adventure while you enjoy dinner, entertainment, and a gorgeous sunset.

First Friday Gallery Walk
Downtown Honolulu
Sept. 1 at 5 - 8 p.m.

Enjoy the sights and sounds through this HPU guided tour. Experience what downtown Honolulu has to offer you!

Aloha Bash Dance
Hawai‘i Loa Campus
Sept. 1 at 10 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Dance under the stars with fellow HPU students, faculty, and staff. Enjoy pizza, contests, and music from popular DJ’s. Admission for this event is free.

Polynesian Cultural Center
Sept. 2 at 12 - 9 p.m.
Come and learn about the rich history of Hawai‘i during this day long event! Experience Hawaiian food, culture, and entertainment at its best! Admission for this event is $60. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Kailua Beach Trip
Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Enjoy fun in the sun, music, and activities at one of Hawai‘i’s most exquisite beaches. Bring your sunscreen, towel, and bathing suit while you mingle with other HPU students.

Blood Drive
Downtown Campus
Sept. 8

Give someone the gift of life and donate blood. A sign-up table will be available Aug. 28 to Sept. 1. For more information, call 544-0277.

Beasts to Birds
Hawai‘i Loa Art Gallery
Through Sept. 22

Jodi Endicott presents a managerie 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 Events
Pipeline Cafe
Aug. 23 & 24 at 6 p.m.
All American Rejects in concert. All ages welcome.
Aug. 25 at 6 p.m.
She Wants Revenge in concert. All ages are welcome at the door.
Aug. 26 at 9 p.m.
Francine Dee Web Site release party. 18 and over welcome.
Aug. 27 at 5 p.m.
Hawai‘i Army National Guard Fundraiser. All ages welcome.

Jazz Minds Art & Café
Offers live jazz six nights a week, Monday through Saturday, at 1661 Kapiolani Blvd. For more information, call 945-0800.
Mondays, Aug. 21 & 28 at 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
The Nu Swing Project with Waimanalo’s Maria Remos, six-man band jazz, R&B, hip hop.
Tuesdays, Aug. 22 & 29 at 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Organix with Jayson Tabosa, David Yamasaki, Lesley Kline, Bobo, and Moussa.
Wednesday, Aug. 23 & 30 at 9 p.m.
Join the cafe for a night of Ginai jazz.
Thursday, Aug 24 at 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.
gr00ve.imProV.arTiSts with DeShannon Higa: urban jazz.Randy Wheeler, sax/video, Jason Tabosa or Abe Lagrimas, drum, Maria Remos, vocals).
Friday, Aug. 25 at 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Surprise live jazz guest band from around the world.
Saturday, Aug. 26 at 9 p.m.
“ New Jersey” Joe Fausett Band with Bobby Thursby, blues R&B.

At the Academy of Arts

Tattoo Traditions of Hawai‘i: Origional Drawings by Jacques Arago
Aug. 23 - Nov. 5
Over 40 donated, original drawings by Arago in this exhibition with 18 that have been rarely shown. This display sheds new light on the customs of dress and tattoo in ancient Hawai‘i. For more information, call 532-8700.

For the Joy of It: Appliqued Quilts From the Judy Roche Collection
Through Aug. 27
Over half of the quilts in this display originated in and around Pennsylvania while the rest came from New England. Her quilts display Roche’s love of certain motifs.

Afternoon Movie and Art Talk
Aug. 30 at 2:30 p.m.
The Academy of Arts presents selected short documentaries about a particular area or theme in the world of art. Following the movie, inspired Academy docents will lead a discussion that complements the movie and give fresh perspective on understanding art and its place in the world. Free with admission into the museum.

Trade Taste and Transformations: Jingdezheng Porcelain for Japan, 1620-1645
Through Oct. 8
Chinese porcelains made for Japanese use and taste in the early-17th century is the subject of this exhibition of more than 50 ceramic plates, boxes, and bowls. The exhibition illustrates the impact of Chinese decorative schemes on wares made specifically for Japan and illustrate the impact of Japanese taste on the shape of vessels.

Commitment to Excellence
Through Sept. 3
This well-established and highly respected exhibition including works by invited artists as well as juried works by a cross section of Hawai‘i-based artists. This year’s jurors include Charles Cohan, Andrea Gelber, and Michael Rooks. Admission to this event is free, so come on down!

Daring Moves: Actor Prints
Through Sept. 17
In the Henry R. Luce Gallery, Japanese woodblock prints from the James A. Michener Collection will be presented.

ARTafterDARK Presents: It’s a Wrap!
Aug. 26
Dedicated to creating opportunities for young adults to explore the world of the visual arts in a stimulating social setting, this event is held on the final Friday of every month through October. The themed event includes entertainment, gallery activities, film screenings, and food and beverage service. All galleries are open. For more information, visit www.artafterdark.org.

Pinhole Camera Workshop With Yoshi Higa
Aug. 21, 22, 23 at 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
New York-based artist Yoshi Higa presents a three-session pin hole camera workshop for both adults and young people grades 7-12. Participants will learn how to build the camera out of simple materials and how to capture stunning imagery with these simple tools. They will learn how to find and work with the unexpected, unlike the experience of working with digital cameras, which eliminate all guesswork. Tuition for this event is $150.


Metals: Independent Open Studio with Gene Pijanowski

Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24 at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
This open studio is designed for experienced metal heads who want to pursue their own projects or wish to tap into some new techniques. The workshop is limited to 20 students. Tuition for this event is $125.

Enriched by Diversity
Ongoing through 2006
Tuesday - Saturday at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

A semi-permanent installation featuring two- and three-dimensional works by over 250 Hawai‘i-based artists from the Art in Public Places Collection. Inspirational themes in the installation revolve around rediscovering Hawaiian heritage, Asian roots, social consciousness, the land, sea, and cultural traditions.

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.

Aug. 22 & 27
Avalokiteshevara, Lokeshvara, Kuan Yin, and Kannon: The Bodhisattva of Compassion tour led by Cathy Levinson.
Aug. 29 & Sept. 3
East Meets West tour led by Hannelore Herbig.

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.

Only Human (Seres Queridos)
Aug. 22, 23, 24 at 7:30 p.m.
A hilarious romp of a film! Leni has come home to introduce her fiancé Rafi to her idiosyncratic Jewish family for the first time. Everything goes smoothly until the lovers belatedly reveal that Rafi is Palestinian. A gloriously irreverent family comedy that fuses brilliant characterization and unrelenting humor to rework the age-old story of meeting the parents with a hilarious modern twist.

The Proposition
Aug. 25, 26, 27 at 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 28, 29, 30, 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 29, 30, 31 at 1 p.m.

Set against the harsh and unforgiving landscape of the 1880’s Australian outback, The Proposition is a visually stunning tale about loyalty, revenge and justice in a land without rule. Described by Rolling Stone Magazine as “a-take-no-prisoners Western of such brutal power and honesty that would have Sergio Leone gripping his seat.” A must see.

Hawai‘i Theatre

Hawai‘i Theatre Docent Tours
Tuesdays at 11 a.m.
Experience Hawai‘i’s history as you tour the renovated Hawai‘i Theatre, built in 1922 and proclaimed the “Carnegie Hall of the Pacific.” A mini-concert on the Robert Morton Theatre Organ is included as Honolulu’s past comes alive thanks to trained docents who share colorful anecdotes about this jewel of Chinatown.

Broadway Mixed Plate: Fresh off the Boat
Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Presented by Kristian Lei and Honolulu Broadway Babies. Also featuring headline vocalists, dancers, actors and musicians from New York, Los Angeles, Europe, Asia, and Hawai‘i. This event celebrates the Phillippine Centennial in Hawai‘i and will benefit Goodwill Industries of Hawai‘i and VSA Arts Hawai‘i Pacific. Tickets are available for $25 - 60. For more information, call 528-0506.

Celebrate the Arts
Oct. 21
Historic preservationist, author, arts philanthropist, and civic volunteer Nancy Bannick will be honored with the Alfred Preis Award for 2006. Entertainment will be provided by Grammy Award-winning Daniel Ho, with Halau Hula Ka No‘eau, Iolani School Orchestra, Randy Drake, George Kahumoku, Herb Ohta Jr., and Dean Taba. Fore more information, call 533-2787.


At the Contemporary Museum

Contemporary Filipino-American Artists of Hawai‘i
First Hawaiian Center
Through Oct. 3

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Filipino immigration to Hawai‘i, this exhibition brings together artists of Filipino descent who either currently live and work in Hawai‘i or who have moved away but retain a strong connection to the Hawaiian Islands. For more information, call 526-0232.

Performances

Chai’s Island Bistro
Aloha Tower Market Place
Come and enjoy a night of exquisite dining and hot nightly entertainment.
Aug. 21 & 28 at 6:45 - 8:45 p.m.
Jerry Santos and Hoku Zuttermeister and friend.
Aug. 22 & 29 at 6:45 - 8:45 p.m.
Robert Cazimero and Hula Dancer
Aug. 23 & 30 at 7 - 8:15 p.m.
The Brothers Cazimero
Aug. 24 & 31 at 6:45 - 8:45 p.m.
Special guest Nohelani Sypriano and friends
Aug. 25 at 6:45 - 8:45 p.m.
Hapa’s Nathan Aweau
Aug. 26 at 6:45 - 8:45 p.m.
Special guest Hapa
Aug. 27 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Na Palapalai

Augie-T
The Esprit Lounge
Aug. 23 & 30, Sept. 6 at 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Check out Hawai‘i’s very own local comedian Augie Tulba. The event costs $10 with free validated parking at the Sheraton Waikiki Garage. For more information, call 922-4422.

Bo Irvine’s Comedy Showdown
Sharkey’s Comedy Club
Aug. 24 & 31, Sept. 7 at 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Come down for this open mic event! The audience votes, so be sure to bring all your friends. If you want to participate, sign-up starts at 7 p.m. General admission is $5. For more information, call 531-4242.

Sleeping Beauty
Blaisedell Concert Hall
Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 27 at 2 p.m.

Music by Peter I. Tchaikovsky, choreography after Marius Petipa staged by Magaly Suarez, with international guest artists including Derrick Daniels and Michael Vernon, culminating Ballet Hawai‘i’s 2006 Summer Intensive Program. Tickets for this event are $25 - $75. For more information, call 521-8600.

Sweeney Todd
Army Community Theatre

Sept. 7, 9, 16, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m.
This chilling thriller is a heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous barber-ism and culinary crime which tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to the 19th-century London seeking revenge. Tickets for this event are priced at $15 - $20. For more information, call 438-4480.

Kukahi 2006
Neal Blaisdell Center
Sept. 23 & 24
Keali‘i Reichel returns to perform a multimedia concert combining his music with hula performances from Halau Ke‘alaokamaile. Tickets are now on sale for $28 - $68. For more information, call 591-2211.

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

Diamond Head Sunrise Adventure
Diamond Head Crater
Aug. 31 at 6 - 8 a.m.
For all you early risers, come and enjoy one of nature’s greatest spectacles from the top of Diamond Head Crater! Admission for this event is $12 per person. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

Hawai‘i International Film Festival 2nd Annual KFEST Weekend
Regal Dole Stadium 18 Theatres
August 25-27
Join other movie goers as the Louise Vuitton Hawai‘i International Film Festival brings to you eight films from Korea. General admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students. For more information and for show times, call 550-8457.

Grossology
Bishop Museum
Through Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Based on the best-selling book Grossology, this exhibition animates all the things your body does from the good to the bad. General admission for this event is $14.94 with a special price for kama‘aina at $7.95. For more information, call 847-3511.

Amy Hanaiali‘i
Borders Ward Centre
Aug. 26 at 8 p.m.
Come and enjoy live entertainment as Amy performs and autographs her latest CD Generation Hawai‘i. For more information, call 591-8995.

African American Literary Reading Group
1311 Kapiolani Blvd., Rm. 610
Aug. 28 at 6:20 - 8:30 p.m.
Join this literary reading group for a sit-down discussion titled “The African Amercian Perspective in Hawai‘i.” For more information on this event, call 597-1341.

ARTLUNCH lecture
Hawai‘i State Art Museum
Aug. 29 at 12 - 1 p.m.
Join Sean K.L. Brown for a lecture about his work as a public artists. This event is free to the public. For more information, call 586-0302.

reVERSES
Mark’s Garage
Aug. 29 at 8-10 p.m.
Poets Travis Thompson and Allison Francis bring Mark’s Garage to life with featured poets, open mic, and jazz music by DJ Mr. Nick. This is an all-ages event. Admission is $5. For more information, call 521-2903.

GiRL FeST Gallery
Mark’s Garage
Aug. 29 - Sept. 30
Safezone Foundation is proud to present this exciting exhibit. It will feature such artists as Rita Coury, Keina Davis Elswick, Jenn Dewald, and many more. For more information, call 521-2903.

Live from the Lanai
Hawai‘i State Art Museum
Sept. 1 at 5 - 9 p.m.
Come and join in on this celebration. This concert is part of the Aloha Festivals program celebrating Queen Lili‘uokalani’s birthday. This event is free to the public. For more information, call 586-0302.

First Friday
Downtown Honolulu
Sept. 1
Join other excited art goers for a self-guided tour through downtown Honolulu at 25 art spots. For more information, visit www.firstfridayhawaii.com.

Aloha Show & Shine Car Show
Aloha Stadium
Sept. 3 at 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Come down and check out more than hundreds of different cars including offroading, drifters, dragsters, imports, low riders, and much more! There will also be BBQ and live entertainment. For more information, call 486-6704.

Secondary Saturday
Hawai‘i State Art Museum
Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bring the entire family out for a day of arts, activities, and fun. This event is free to the public. For more information, call 586-0302.

3rd Annual Walk or Run for Lupus Now
Kapiolani Park Bandstand
Sept. 9 at 6 - 8 p.m.
Bring your family, friends, and neighbors together to help spread lupus awareness. With health-related booths and entertainment, this event is great for everyone. Cost for this event is $25. For more information, call 538-1522.

On the Lawn
Sheraton Waikiki Hotel
Sept. 9 at 6 - 9 p.m.
The Hawai‘i State Bar Association and Volunteer Legal Services Hawai‘i come together for their annual dinner fundraising event. For more information, call 537-1868.

Annie Auditions
Army Community Theatre
Sept. 11 - 13
Brush up on those acting skills and don’t miss this opportunity! Annie is the story of an orphan who is determined to find a home and a family. For more information, call 438-4480.

Filipinos in Hawai‘i
Bishop Museum
Sept. 30 - Nov. 27 at 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Celebrating the Filipino Centennial, this exhibit will feature performing and visual arts, artifacts, and other aspects of this unique culture. General admission to this event is $14.95 with special prices for kama‘aina. For more information, call 847-3511.

32nd Annual Intertribal Pow Wow
Thomas Square
Oct. 7 & 8 at 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The American Indian Pow Wow Association invites everyone to attend this free event that will feature competition dancing, drumming, singing, arts and crafts, and food. Volunteers opportunities are also available for those who are interested. For more information, call 734-8018.

 


 

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