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December/January
Calendar

Jesse Szymanski, editor

HPU Events
The Lion in Winter
Hawai‘i Loa Campus
Nov. 10 - Dec. 10
Come see The Lion in Winter at the Paul & Vi Loo Theatre. Don’t miss this great opportunity to catch the show of a lifetime. Tickets go for $14-$20. For more information, call 375-1282.

HPU Men’s Basketball
Dec.14 at 7:30 p.m.
Come watch the Sea Warriors give a beating to the Seattle University basketball team at King Intermediate School located at 46-155 Kamehameha Highway, Kane‘ohe. For more information contact Jeff Harada, 356-5278

FBI Information Session
Downtown Campus
Dec. 5 at 10.-11 a.m.
A presentation for positions as full-time Special Agents, professional support jobs, and the Honors Internship Program for the FBI will be held at 1132 Bishop Street, suite 502. Requirements for the internship include U.S. Citizenship and a 3.0 GPA. The internship is located in Washington, D.C., Interns must return to HPU after completion of program.Undergraduates must be enrolled in their junior year. For more information call Career Services, 544-0230.

Art Gallery Opening Reception
Hawai‘i Loa Campus
Nov. 26 - Jan. 19 at 8 - 5 p.m.
The gallery presents two separate but simultaneous exhibitions. Tsunagari-Connecting to There by Estuko Douglass, and Botanica open at the HPU Art Gallery. For more information, call 687-7017

Music & Dance
Upcoming Concerts
Billy Joel Live
Blaisdell Arena
Dec. 16 at 8 p.m.
After almost two decades, pop music icon Billy Joel returns to Hawai‘i for one show at Honolulu’s Blaisdell Arena. In this two-and-a-half hour performance, Billy Joel will play songs from all of his albums. Tickets priced at $65 and $95 for the concert can be purchased at the Blaisdell Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, including Times.They are available by calling toll free at 1-877-750-4400 or online at ticketmaster.com

Pacific Standards
Next Door
Every Fri. at 9 p.m.
Come dance at Next Door, one of the hottest clubs in town. Located at 43 North Hotel Street, Next Door features resident DJ Ira and DJ Silvana who keep the party going until the early morning. Guest DJ’s weekly. Admission is $10 with a valid 21 + I.D. For more information, call 548-6398 or online at www.whoisnextdoor.com


At the Contemporary Museum
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition
First Hawaiian Center
Through Jan. 30
This exhibition celebrates a milestone for
the museum. The 116 artists brought together to create this event embodies various artistic points of views. Over the years, this venue has created a space for artists to express themselves and continues to do so today. For more information, call 526-0232.

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.

Na Leo Pilimehana at The Honolulu Symphony Pops
Neil Blaisdell Concert Hall
Dec. 8-9 at 8 p.m.
It’s that special time of year—the time for the beautiful songbirds of Na Leo Pilimehana to spread Christmas cheer with the Honolulu Symphony Pops! Rejoice in the season’s beauty as Na Leo welcomes the Kamehameha Alumni Chorus, in this merry concert for the whole family. For more information call Leysilie Williams 524-0815 ext. 231.


At the Academy of Arts
Byobu: Japanese Folding Screens
Henry R. Luce Gallery
Nov. 30 to Jan. 21
This world-renowned collection of Japanese art contains over three hundred Japanese paintings, ranging in date from the Heian (794–1186) through the Taisho (1912–1926) periods.The paintings are comprised of scrolls, albums, and folding screens. This special exhibition presents a selection of folding screens, or byobu (literally, “wind screen”), an exhibit not to be missed.

In the Bag: Handbags, Purses, and Carrying Cloths
Through Dec. 31
The extraordinary beauty of bags, purses, and carrying cloths reveals wonderful surprises, both ancient and modern. Used to transport, bags are the most diverse and prolific of accessories. Over 100 treasured objects of splendor, covering a myriad of styles, shapes, and forms from 30 countries will be on view.

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.

Films at the Doris Duke Theatre
Join the Doris Duke Theatre e-mail newsletter.To subscribe, send an e-mail to film@honoluluacademy.org. For more information, call 532-8700.

American Hardcore: The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986
Dec. 8,11,12 at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 10 at 1 and 4 p.m.
Dec. 12 at 1 p.m.

This documentary explores the power of youth in the hardcore music scene in the early 1980’s. Including footage of bands, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, and Black Flag, this film digs at the roots of the hardcore sub-culture when it was a way of life.

Thrist
Dec. 5-7 at 1:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Named Best Film at the Jerusalem Film Festival and prize winner at Cannes, this ambitous debut by Palestinian director Tawfik Abu Wael portrays the collapse of an Arab family after a scandal forces them to move illegally to the deserts of Northern Israel. Join other avid filmgoers for an adventure that won’t be soon forgotten.

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.

Live Jazz at Thirtynine Hotel
39 North Hotel St.
Every Tues. at 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Sit in on a session performed by New Jassquartet, one of the hottest live Jazz acts in town. Featuring Justin James on precussion, Saxaphonist Ryan Kunimura, and Mark Tanouye on keyboards. Special guest appearences weekly. Admission is $5 with a valid 21+ I.D. For more information, call 599-2552.

Special Events
The 2006 Hawai‘i Fire Tribe Winter Solstice Gathering
Dec. 13- 17 at sundown
Creating dark-to-dawn magical fire circles of transformation. The celebration will include chanting, dancing, drumming, and much more. For more information, visit www.firetribehawaii.org.

The Rip Curl Pro Pipeline Masters
24th Annual Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Series
Dec 8-20 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pipeline Masters Features 48 of the world’s top-ranked professional surfers.The competition is held on the four biggest and best days of surf.This is the third and final event that will crown the world champion For more information call: Jodi Young Wilmott, 637-2299.

 

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