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McCully-Moiliili Public Library Presents 5th Annual Mini Con September 27

McCully-Moiliili Public Library Presents 5th Annual Mini Con September 27

The McCully-Moiliili Public Library will host its Fifth Annual Mini Con on Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Auditorium.  The public is invited to attend this free event to meet talented local artists and receive some of their cool artwork.

Artists headlining the Fifth Annual Mini Con include: 

•             Audra Furuichi, creator of nemu*nemu, a webcomic about a pair of stuffed pups that come to life and enjoy everyday adventures, and the comic strip “Blue Hawaii” featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser

•             Jon J. Murakami, creator of “Gordon Rider,” the worst Hawaii superhero ever, and the comic strip “Calabash,” which also appears in the Star-Advertiser. Murakami is also known for illustrating several picture books and his local-style greeting cards.

Hawaii Theatre stages world premiere of EDDIE WEN' GO

Hawaii Theatre stages world premiere of EDDIE WEN' GO

While most adults in Hawaii know the story behind the words, Eddie Would Go, for a generation of youngsters, it’s likely just a curious bumper sticker. Now the story of Eddie Aikau’s legendary heroism will come to life for young audiences and their families as Hawaii Theatre Center, in collaboration with the University of Hawaii-Manoa’s Department of Theatre + Dance, stages the world premiere of Eddie Wen’ Go, The Story of the Upside-Down Canoe from September 16-20, 2014 at the Hawaii Theatre.

Adapted for stage by Marion Lyman-Mersereau from her inspirational children’s book of the same title, Eddie Wen’ Go employs life-sized sea creature puppets to recount the heroic sacrifice of crewmember Eddie Aikau during the fateful 1978 voyage of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa, after it capsized in the Kaiwi Channel, 10 miles from land, leaving the desperate crew, including Lyman-Mersereau, clinging onto the canoe’s hull for life.

See Spring Wind Quintet Concert at Hawaii State Library on Sept. 20

See Spring Wind Quintet Concert at Hawaii State Library on Sept. 20

In celebration of Classical Music Month (September), Chamber Music Hawaii’s Spring Wind Quintet will present a free concert at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, September 20 at noon in the Lobby.

The Spring Wind Quintet performance will feature arrangements of Hawaiian music (“Queen’s Hula,” “Kamehameha Waltz,” “Ku’u Ipo I Ka He’e Pue One”), World War I songs (“Over There,” “Pack Up Your Troubles,” “Roses of Picardy,” “The Caisson Song”), and some well-known wind quintet music.  

Spring Wind Quintet members include: Susan McGinn (flute), J. Scott Janusch (oboe), James Moffitt (clarinet), Jonathan Parrish (horn), and Marsha Schweitzer (bassoon).                        

The Hawaii State Library is sponsoring this one-hour concert which is suitable for ages 5 and older.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

See "Waves of War: on Hawaiian Shores" Display at Hawaii State Library

See "Waves of War: on Hawaiian Shores" Display at Hawaii State Library

“Waves of War: on Hawaiian Shores,” a free exhibit, will be on display at the Hawaii State Library from September 3 to 30, 2014 in the Lobby.  

 Learn about the various ways Hawaii was affected by World War I, even at the very beginning of the conflict in 1914.  Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite way to support the war effort, during this important historical event.

This exhibit, produced by Hawaii State Library staff, is suitable for all ages and may be viewed during normal library hours.

The Hawaii State Library is located at 478 South King Street.  For more information, please call the Library’s Language, Literature & History Section at 586-3499.

 

HAWAII CHEF ACTION NETWORK TO EMPOWER CHEFS FOR SAFER FOOD SYSTEM

HAWAII CHEF ACTION NETWORK TO EMPOWER CHEFS FOR SAFER FOOD SYSTEM

Chef Ed Kenny, Hawaii Center for Food Safety & Chef Action Network Collaborate to Build New Chef Network

Michel Nischan, internationally renowned chef and leader in the sustainable food movement, is joining local celebrity chef, Ed Kenney, to launch the Hawaii Chef Action Network (HI-CAN) at the North Shore Food Summit on September 11 and 12.

 

A collaboration among Kenney, Hawaii Center for Food Safety (HCFS) and the Chef Action Network, HI-CAN will inform, equip and empower chefs to build a healthier, cleaner and safer local food system in Hawaii.

 

Kamaaha Education Initiative gets Grant for Hawaiian Language Preservation

Kamaaha Education Initiative announced that it was recently awarded a Native Language Preservation and Maintenance three-year grant for $300,00 from the Administration for Native Americans under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Kamaaha Education Initiative, a 501c3 organization, is committed to advancing academic success for Native Hawaiians by piloting, implementing and supporting 21st century educational programs and systems that are grounded in past and present Native Hawaiian knowledge.

‘Parc Arts’ Features University of Hawaii Art Exhibitions

‘Parc Arts’ Features University of Hawaii Art Exhibitions

Waikiki Parc Hotel will be featuring the work of an up-and-coming artist from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s (UHM) Art Department  at the Parc Promenade Gallery between September 4 – November 21, 2014 and will showcase glass as well as  mixed media sculptures by student Emily Patacsil.