The third annual Girl Fest Hawai‘i is back with
events beginning Sept. 8. The festival uses education
and art to create awareness of the need to prevent violence
against women and girls. The festival includes performances
art, exhibits, open microphone night, comedy skits, workshops,
concerts, and a film series.
The main goal of Girl Fest is to change peer culture in
order to prevent increasing violence against women and
girls through positive representations of women. The performers
will address issues such as body image, identity, empowerment,
social change, and ways to prevent violent relationships.
Girl Fest is operated by The Safe Zone Foundation and sponsored
by various companies on O‘ahu. The event is for the
The Girl Fest Hawai‘i Gallery opens August 29 and
runs through Sept.30 at The ARTS at MARKS, 1159 Nuuanu
Avenue. The exhibit, Women Overcoming the Body features
art in a variety of media and artists of various backgrounds
in life and education from all over the United States.
An opening night concert will kick off the festival week
Sept. 8, at 9 p.m., and will feature local artists Paula
Fuga, La Paz, and Jennifer Johns. The musical genres will
include island reggae, hip-hop, and R&B.
Other events will be held throughout the week. Event and
ticket information can be found at www.girlfesthawaii.com,
www.myspace.com/girlfest, and the Honolulu Box Office,
|Open, no pressure auditions will be held at 5:00pm on
September 6 for anyone interested. This is just a vocal
hearing to determine your voice part (Soprano, Alto, Tenor,
or Bass) and
best of all, no prepared
solo piece is required!
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org