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|Jan 20 - May 5 12:00PM-4:00PM||East-West Center Arts Program
EWC Gallery Exhibition: "Cosmic Characters: Wood Puppets of Asia"
Puppet theatre presents the entire cosmos through character, color, story, sound, and movement. Distinct traditions are found throughout the Asia Pacific region, many of which have been influenced by shamanism, animism, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
This exhibition focuses on the three-dimensional wood puppets that demonstrate the following techniques: string puppets (marionettes), rod (stick) puppets, and glove (hand) puppets.
More than 10 unique traditions from India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, vietnam, China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan are displayed. To honor our host culture, Hawaiian puppets are featured.
Gallery admission is free. Parking is usually free and ample on Sundays.
Hours: Open Weekdays 8:00AM–5:00PM, Sundays 12:00PM–4:00PM. Closed Saturdays, and Jan. 21, Feb. 18, Apr. 21
1/20/19, 2:00PM-3:30PM :Exhibition Gala Opening including reception, gallery walkthrough with the curators, and special Wayang Golek Panji performance by Dr. Kathy Foley and music accompaniment by I Made Widana and Oriana Filiaci.
East-West Center Gallery
1601 East-West Road, Honolulu
|Eric Chang 808.944.7177|
|Friday Jan 25 6:00PM Movie Satrting||Kapolei Junior Chamber
Go For Broke Movie Showing
A benefit fundraiser for Kapolei Junior Chamber will be showcasing Go For Broke, with Q&A with writer/producer and director to follow. This award-winning film tells the origin stories of the most highly decorated unit in US military history, the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and Military Intelligence Service.
Dark clouds hang over the Japanese community in America after Pearl Harbor is attacked -- almost half the population in Hawaii is comprised of Japanese immigrants and their American offspring. The inspiring true story you've never heard, about heroes you didn't know existed. Ban Daisuke, Michael Ng, Chad Yazawa, Chris Tashima, Peter Shinkoda, Cole Horibe, and Kyle Kosaki. Original score by Jake Shimabukuro.
$15 advance through Eventbrite ( https://www.eventbrite.com/e/go-for-broke-viewing-tickets-53468605037?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing ). $20 cash only at the door
Free for Tokai Students and Faculty with valid ID
Hawaii Tokai University International College Auditorium
91-971 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei
|Alex Bautista 808.636.4681|
|Saturday Jan 26 8:00AM-2:00PM||Hawaii Lions
Lions In Sight
Hawaii Lions are collecting used eye glasses & hearing aids.
Outside All Walmart Stores Statewide
|Alice Kudo 808.456.7278|
|Saturday Jan 26 9:00AM-3:30PM||University of Hawaii Kimono Project USA
Kimono Dressing 2019
Traditional kimono dressing for celebrating ''Coming-of-Age,'' including children and adult men and women of all ages. Bring your camera! Donations are gratefully accepted. Appointment required. Please call 488-1154.
University Laboratory School
1776 University Avenue, Honolulu
|Mutsuko Narumi 808.488.1154|
|Saturday Feb 2 10:00AM-2:00PM||Hawaii's Plantation Village
New Years Festival & Malassadas Day Celebration
Celebrate year of the Boar with free entertainment and multi-ethnic food samples. Shinto blessing and Chinese Lion dance. Food and Crafts for sale. Plantation style games and prizes. Free admission to village houses. Free parking.
Hawaii's Plantation Village
94-695 Waipahu Street, Waipahu
|Hawaii's Plantation Village 808.677.0110|
|Saturday Feb 9 2:00PM-4:00PM||Pearl City Community Church
Music Festival for the Soul
FREE CONCERT: Annual community concert will include local singers, string quartet, Japanese flutist, ballroom, hula, and sacred dancers, pianist, and a singing magician. Open to all. Please register.
Pearl City Community Church
933 Lehua Street, Pearl City
|Nancy Yoshimoto 808.487.7895|
|Sunday Feb 10 10:00AM||Jodo Mission of Hawaii
Den Den Musshi Performance
Please come to see 4 students from Stukutoku University Panel Theater of Chiba, Japan, perform their storytelling using a colorful panel board and singing and dancing to tell their story. This is such a delight for children as well as adults. Everyone is welcome to this free performance.
Jodo Mission of Hawaii
1429 Makiki Street, Honolulu
|Rev. Nakano or Sally 808.949.3995|
|Saturday Feb 16 11:00AM-3:00PM||HIMELE.org
Annual Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali’i
The program will be held at the center's stage and featured performances by Next Generation (keiki) steel guitar players Pono Fernandez (13), Joey Misailidis (13), and Malie Lyman (14), and Hawaiian steel guitar masters Alan Akaka, Jeff Au Hoy, Bobby Ingano, and Greg Sardinha. This festival will be presented free to the public by Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) in association with the Ke Kula Mele Hawai'i School of Hawaiian Music. This program was supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii and by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Please visit the festival website to check any last-minute changes: http://hawaiiansteelguitarfestival.com/
Ka Makana Ali’i
91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy, Kapolei
|Daniel Tremblay 508.284.9170|