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Summer
Calendar

Christina Failma, editor

HPU Events

Blood Bank of Hawai‘i
Upper Fort Street Mall
May 4 at 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
This is the last blood drive of the year so come help and save a life. Sign ups will be on Fort Street Mall. For more information, call 544-1116.

Art Gallery Reception
Hawai‘i Loa Campus
May 6 - July 20 at 4 - 6 p.m.
New prints by Hawai‘i printmakers entitled Impressions will be on display. Admission is free, so the public is invited. For more information, call 687-7017.

Spring Graduation
Waikiki Shell
May 16 at 6:30 p.m.
All of you are invited to celebrate the graduation of HPU’s very best. For more information, call 544-9358.

HPU Art Gallery
Hawai‘i Loa Campus
July 29 - Sept. 21 at 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
An exhibition of work by Janetta Knapp will open and present selections from a body of recent paintings exploring organic and scientific themes characterized by rich and subtle mixtures of color and painterly brushwork. For more information, call 687-7017.

Summer Graduation
Waikiki Shell
Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
All of you are invited to celebrate the graduation of HPU’s very best. For more information, call 544-9358.

First Day of Instruction
Sept. 4
Welcome back for fall 2007 HPU! Classes begin today on both campuses and online. Good luck this semester!

Music & Dance

The Jazz Scene
Live Jazz at Thirtynine Hotel
39 North Hotel ST

Every Tues. at 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Sit in on a session preformed by New Jassquartet, one of the hottest live Jazz acts in town. Featuring Justin James on percussion, 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.

Jazz Minds
Every Thursday at 10 p.m.
If you like jazz then you have to hear The Randy Wheeler Quartet groove at Jazz Minds on Kapiolani Blvd. For more information call, 945-0800.

Next Door
Every Fri. at 9 p.m.
Located at 43 North Hotel Street, Next Door features resident DJs Ira and Silvana who keep the party going until the early morning. For more information, call 548-6398.

Contemporary Museum

In the Galleries
Makiki Heights
Saturdays 10:30 a.m. - noon
Artists Geoffrey Chadsey and Jenny Holzer present a special program in conjunction their exhibitions. Free, but space is limited and registration required. Call 237-5217 for more information.

Hawai‘i Theatre

Hawai‘i Five Oh-Oh!
A beautiful setting, mysterious criminal actions, and a group of vacationing detectives all come together for two nights of fun and frivolity. This is an A-classic whodunit, with multiple crimes and many viable suspects. For more information, call 528-0506.

A New York Minute -Featuring Randy Brecker
May 12 at 8 p.m.
In A New York Minute, Randy brings together one of the hottest New York session bands ever assembled exclusively for these Hawai‘i performances. For more information, call 528-0506.

Combined Military Band Concert
May 19 at 7 p.m.
Listen to a combined band comprised of top musicians from the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and the Hawai‘i National Guard in a performance that combines all of these bands into a single ensemble. For more information, call 528-0506.

Radio Hula
May 25 at 8 p.m.
Join some of the artists that have promoted, and still promote, Hawaiian music throughout the world as we pay tribute to an era when the strains of Hawaiian music were most commonly heard near ocean waves in our island paradise, or over radio waves. For more information, call 528-0506.

Be Steel My Heart
June 22 at 8 p.m.
Lovers of steel guitar will enjoy an evening of the best in Hawaiian steel guitar music, hula, and fun as we pay tribute to possibly the best-known instrument in the Hawaiian music inventory—the steel guitar. For more information, call 528-0506.

Spirit of China - A Chinese Dance Conert
June 23 at 7:30 p.m.
This will be an evening that leaps from a meditative atmosphere to the excitement of athleticism and skillful technique in professional dances from China. With choreography inspired by actual experiences in China, this evening’s event promises something for everyone! For more information, call 528-0506.

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.

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.

At the Academy of Arts

A Vision of the World: The Anna Rice Cooke Collection
Through April 29
The exhibition is a tribute to Mrs. Cooke, a woman of great vision with an innate ability to acquire beautiful and appropriate objects that would enhance the Academy’s mission. The story of how this unostentatious, softspoken, matronly grandmother made the transition from the daughter of two New England-born missionaries with few worldly possessions to a patroness of the arts is a fascinating one, illuminated by her gifts.

Enriched by Diversity
Ongoing through 2007
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 who 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.Send an e-mail to film@honoluluacademy.org. For more information, call 532-8700.

Bishop Museum

Traditions of the Pacific
Atherton Halau
Through May 17
Join Dr. Isabella A. Abbott, internationally known ethnobotanist, as she presents a collection of early immigrant plants. Find out the origins of these plant species that were introduced to Hawai‘i hundreds of years ago.

The Canoe: An Alaskan and Polynesian Tradition
Hawai‘i Maritime Center, Pier 7, Honolulu Harbor
Ongoing
In conjunction with the Alaskan Native Heritage Center, this exhibition will show visitors the similarities and differences in voyaging traditions between Hawaiians and Alaskans. For more information, call 847-3511.

Lost Marine Cultures: China and the Pacific
Archaeological exhibition of the Maritime civilizations that flourished from 7000-3000 B.C.E. in China and the Pacific. These cultures are believed to be the ancestors of the Austronesians whose descendants eventually colonized most of the Pacific islands, reaching as far as Hawai‘i, New Zealand, and Easter Island.

NOAA’s Science on a Sphere
Cooke Rotunda, Jhamandas Watumull Planetarium
Ongoing Permanent Exhibit
This new addition to the museum gives visitors the opportunity to see the world as the astronauts do; it also allows us to see the effects global warming has on our earth. For more information, call 847-3511.

Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center
Ongoing Permanent Exhibit
Explore the mechanics of tsunamis in the wave-making machine or watch a volcanic erruption in this new 16,500-foot facility. See the islands of Hawai‘i in a new way. For more information, call 847-3511.

Special Events

10th Annual Hale‘iwa Arts Festival
Hale‘iwa Town Beach Park
July 21 & 22
Come and see original work from artists selected by a jury. Artwork will be exhibited and sold. Original and limited edition works of fine art in all media will be shown. For more information, visit www.HaleiwaArtsFestival.org.

Cooks Tour of Honolulu
Every Sat at 8:30 a.m. to10:30 a.m.
Insider’s guide to Asian cooking with Walter Rhee, chef-instructor and food scientist. Learn about fresh meat & seafood, vegetables, fruits, sauces, herbs and spices, and the best places to buy ingredients. $15 tour fee (cash only) includes sampling. Reservations required. Call 391-1550 or e-mail eat_hawaii@yahoo.com.

Shawn Felipe
Cheerleader’s Sports Bar and Grill
May 1 at 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Come and see the comedy styilings of Shawn Felipe in the live performance of “Smell My Finger.” For more information, call 421-1000.

Diamond Head Crater Festival
May 19 at 2 - 10 p.m.
Come and enjoy the number one music experience of the year under the stars inside the Diamond Head Crater in Waikiki. For more information, call 737-7000.

Hawai ‘i Women Expo
Neil S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
Sept. 8 & 9 at 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
A consumer trade show celebrating women with progamming, products, and services focused just for them. For more information to 228-2858.

 

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