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Bank of Hawaii OHANA! Series presents HAMLET at Hawaii Theatre

Bank of Hawaii OHANA! Series presents HAMLET at Hawaii Theatre

A rollicking band of Elizabethan roustabouts descends on the Hawaii Theatre to bring William Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy of regicide and revenge masterfully to the stage.  The gifted, 21-member Hawaii Theatre Young Actors Ensemble will “hold, as ‘twere the mirror up to nature” to transform their rough-and-ready troupe into the noble characters of Hamlet. Each actor will play two roles – a male player in the itinerant company and his/her character in the play. The challenge will make for a tour-de-force adventure in classical theatre.

There’s a preshow element to the production during which the itinerant players set up their stage, unpack and place the costumes and props they have had with them “on the road,” and improvise in character with their audiences. Who knows what might happen as the Players teach simple Elizabethan pub songs and provoke spontaneous song competitions in the auditorium?

Hawai‘i State Legislature’s “Art at the Capitol” Marks 5th Anniversary

Hawai‘i State Legislature’s “Art at the Capitol” Marks 5th Anniversary

Information provided by the Hawaii State Legislature:

 

HONOLULU –  The Hawai‘i State Legislature will open its doors for the 5th Annual “Art at the Capitol” in conjunction with the Hawaii State Art Museum’s First Friday festivities on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.  A program on the third floor kicks off the event.

This is a unique opportunity for the public to view over 460 works of art by local artists placed in the offices of legislators and executive offices.  Forty-eight offices in both the House and the Senate, including the Public Access Room, and Office of the Governor are participating.

Celebrate National Poetry Month at Hawaii State Library on April 13

Celebrate National Poetry Month at Hawaii State Library on April 13

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Hawaii Center for the Book will present “Light from Everywhere,” a free program featuring Eric Paul Shaffer at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. in the First Floor Reading Room.

Shaffer, who is a poet and novelist, will read a selection of classic and contemporary poems about finding, receiving, or seeing illumination in unusual events, people, places, and things.  Shaffer, who is also an instructor at Honolulu Community College, is the author of “Lahaina Noon,” “Portable Planet,” and “Burn & Learn.” 

This one-hour program is suitable for ages 12 and older.  Contact the Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

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's Public Libraries will Celebrate National Library Week with Free Events

Hawaii's Public Libraries will Celebrate National Library Week with Free Events

In celebration of National Library Week 2013 (April 14 – 20), Hawaii’s public libraries will offer an array of free culturally-enriching programs featuring noted storytellers and performing artists beginning March 25 and throughout the month of April.    

National Library Week is a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.  “Communities Matter @ your Library” is this year’s theme chosen by the American Library Association, which reinforces the fact that libraries are trusted places where everyone can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues. All National Library Week programs are suitable for ages 5 and older unless noted otherwise.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.      

Celebrate Native Hawaiian Artisans at the Wearable Art Show

Celebrate Native Hawaiian Artisans at the Wearable Art Show

Information provided by Kirra Downing:

 

March 26, 2013—Honolulu, HI—Tickets for the 2013 Wearable Art Show are now available for sale.  Eight native Hawaiian designers—Hina, Kini Zamora, Maile Andrade, Manuheali`i, Marques Marzan, Lauwa`e, Puamana Crabbe, and Wahine Toa—will debut their original designs and creations on Wednesday, May 22 at the Hawai`i Theatre. 

Enjoy an evening of art, fashion and entertainment as artists and cultural practitioners showcase both traditional and contemporary garments and jewelry.  The show starts at 7:00 pm with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to come early for the silent auction and stay late for a trunk show at The Venue following the Wearable Art Show.  For tickets, call the Hawai`i Theatre Box Office at (808) 528-0506 or go online to www.hawaiitheatre.com.

Museums inject art, culture, history into Memorial Day weekend, May 25 & 26

Museums inject art, culture, history into Memorial Day weekend, May 25 & 26

Information provided by the Honolulu Museum of Art:

 

WHAT: Two Museums and a Royal Palace Weekend
WHEN: Saturday, May 25, noon-7 p.m.; Sunday, May 26, noon-5 p.m.
WHERE: Bishop Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art, ‘Iolani Palace
TICKETS: $19.95; $10 kama‘aina; age 17 and under free
INFO: 532-8701, www.honolulumuseum.org (publishable)
High-res images available on request.

HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I—The collaborative initiative by Bishop Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art, and ‘Iolani Palace returns with Two Museums and a Royal Palace Weekend May 25 and 26.

Hawaii Meth Project and Kauai High School Partner to Offer Free “Spray Away Meth” Art Workshops

Hawaii Meth Project and Kauai High School Partner to Offer Free  “Spray Away Meth” Art Workshops

Middle and High School Students Invited to Learn from Aerosol Artist East3 to Create Anti-Meth Murals, March 21-22, 2013

Students took Meth prevention into their own hands today by participating in free “Spray Away Meth” art workshops sponsored by the Hawaii Meth Project and Kauai High School.  The workshops were available to all middle and high school students on Kauai and featured world-renowned aerosol artist East3, who demonstrated his craft and provided the students with instruction on drawing techniques, basic design, and contemporary urban art.  During the workshop students created their own murals centered on anti-Meth themes and messages.  The murals will be displayed at schools around Kauai as an island-wide effort to raise awareness about the dangers of Meth.