Out ‘N’ About: Girl Fest; Sports, Health and Fitness Expo; Kumu Kahua fundraiser; and more

Feb. 17, 2012 | 1 Comment In the Star-Advertiser Friday Print Edition
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Eighth Annual Girl Fest Hawaii, multimedia art festival continues with concerts, films, workshops, sports, performances and a conference, through Monday. Workshop schedule: girlfesthawaii.org. info@girlfesthawaii.org, 426-8416

» “The Sexualization of Girls and the Rise in Violence Against Women”: panel discussion, with prosecutor Abby Dunn, actress and writer Amber Tamblyn, local experts, 2-4 p.m. today, University of Hawaii at Manoa Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies. Free. All ages.

» “In Your Face, Ani diFranco!” — The Amber & Mindy Show, literary duo Amber Tamblyn (“Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”) and Mindy Nettifee deliver poetry, music and sass, 6-7 p.m. today, UH Art Auditorium. $5. All ages.

» “Desert Flower” screening, film follows true story of Waris Dirie, who escaped Somalia at age 13 for London and became a runway superstar, 7:30 p.m. today, theVenue at Bambu Two, 1144 Bethel St. Rated R. $5-$8

» Opening Night Party, with Nikila Badua aka MamaWisdom, R(e)VOLVE Hawaii, Youth Speaks Hawaii, human beatbox Jason Tom, Hawaii’s B-Girls and DJ Irie-Sistable, 9 p.m. today-1 a.m., theVenue at Bambu Two. $8 before 10 p.m.; $15 after; free for film attendees. 18+

» “Miss Representation” screening, documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom exposes how mainstream media contributes to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power in America, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, theVenue at Bambu Two. $8; $5 for students, seniors. Tickets: www.missrepgirlfesthawaii.eventbrite.com

» Peace Party with the Throwdowns, Shain Miller hosts a lineup including Belly Dancers in Paradise, slam champ Natasha “T” Miller, Amber Tamblyn and Mindy Nettifee, and Honolulu’s Gnarwhal, 9 p.m. Saturday-1 a.m., theVenue at Bambu Two. $8 before 10 p.m.; $15 after; free for film attendees. 18+

» “Down and Derby,” South Shore Sirens and Leahi Diamond Dolls scrimmage in Pacific Roller Derby’s 2012 season-opener, showcasing the new wave of all-women’s flat-track roller derby in Hawaii, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Palama Settlement gym, 810 N. Vineyard Blvd. $7; $5 students and children. pacificrollerderby.com

» “Miss Representation” encore screening, acclaimed documentary film explores media representations of women; 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sacred Hearts Academy theater, 3253 Waialae Ave. $8; $5 for students, seniors. Tickets: www.missrepgirlfesthawaii.eventbrite.com

» Sound Sistaz Concert, soul, pop and hip-hop music featuring Tahiti Rey, Monarx, Inity Collective and KTUH DJs Lemon, Timo and ADHDJ, 8:30 p.m. Sunday-2 a.m., Mercury Bar, 1154 Fort Street Mall. $5 before 10 p.m.; $10 after. 21+

» DJs Against Violence — Closing Night Party, with KTUH DJs Michelle LaBelle, Pearl, The Native Girl, G-Spot, Zilla and Roxy on the Mic, 8:30 p.m. Monday-2 a.m., Anna O’Brien’s, 2440 S. Beretania St. $5 before 10 p.m.; $8 after. 21+

Great Aloha Run Sports, Health & Fitness Expo, featuring product and service booths, entertainment, workshops and race-packet pickup, 4-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. $4; $2 active-duty military; free for 65+ and 12 and younger. Blaisdell Center parking: $5 before 4 p.m., $6 after 4 p.m.

Reef walks, explore tide pools and shallow reefs, 6 p.m. today, 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Monday. $6.50-$10. Reservations: 841-8080, www.livingartmarinecenter.com


Royal Hawaiian Band, noon, Iolani Palace. Free. 922-5331

Beer Lover’s Ball, Hops & Grinds event featuring more than 25 beers, pupu buffet and door prizes, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Pagoda Floating Restaurant. Ages 21+. $25-$30. Reservations: 948-8370. www.beer808.com

“Draw the Line” fundraiser for Kumu Kahua Theatre’s 41st season, with food and wine for purchase, live music by Stephanie Keiko Kong and eight artists creating art pieces that will be sold for $20 upon completion, 6-7:45 p.m., 46 Merchant St. 536-4226, kumukahua.wordpress.com

“Diving Into History,” Della Scott-Ireton gives a talk on shipwreck exploration, 6:30 p.m., NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 6600 Kalanianaole Highway, Suite 302. 271-4187, www.hawaii.edu/mop/site/2012symposium.html

Contra dance, live music by Whiskey Starship with instruction, beginners welcome, no partner necessary, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Academy of the Pacific’s Damon Hall, 913 Alewa Drive. Free. www.sls.hawaii.edu/contra, 392-8772

The Ethel String Quartet, contemporary and classical music, 7:30 p.m., UH-Manoa, Orvis Auditorium. $10-$30. Tickets: 944-2697, www.etickethawaii.com. 956-8246


Waikiki Rotary’s annual garage sale fundraiser, books, clothing, toys, vintage and collectible items, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Waikiki Elementary School cafeteria and parking lot, 3710 Leahi Ave. www.waikikirotary.org

Recycling event, accepting computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines, servers, (no televisions, alkaline batteries or microwaves), 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Hawaii Pacific University, Hawaii Loa campus parking lot. 488-8870

Pearl City High School Project Grad fundraiser, munch on a KC Waffle Dog while getting your car or truck washed, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cutter Ford in Aiea, 98-015 Kamehameha Highway. $4-$10. 228-2655

“Animal Friends,” family-friendly fun on a guided 90-minute tour; bring a lunch for afterward, 9:30-11 a.m., Kualoa Ranch. $15, free for under age 17 (one per paying adult), $5 additional youth. 239-5497, email education@kualoa.com

80th Anniversary of St. Theresa School and the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 10 a.m. “Festival Mass,” 11 a.m “Homecoming Luau,” 712 N. School St. $15-$25. 536-4703

Hongwanji Mission School fun fair, with food, games and family fun, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 1728 Pali Highway. Free. 532-0522, hongwanjimissionschool.org

Spiral Garden workshop, learn techniques to grow un-thirsty plants in a compact space, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Halawa Xeriscape Garden. $5. 748-5363, email tours@hbws.org

Kakaako Open Market event, home furnishings store Magnolia hosts 22-plus local furniture, antiques, fashion, jewelry, art, crafts, music and food vendors, with performances, workshops, prizes, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Magnolia warehouse, 445 Cooke St. Free. 240-1096

Meet Curious George and hear a reading of the classic book about the favorite monkey, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana. Free. 949-7307

Meet Arthur and take pictures with the aardvark following a special Saturday Storytime with the PBS favorite, noon, Barnes & Noble, Kahala. Free. 737-3323

Meet Sonny Tanabe, author of “The Evolution of Freediving & History of Spearfishing in Hawaii,” 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Kahala. evolutionoffreediving.com

Rockin’ Hula Baby, afternoon dance party for families featuring live deejay, bubbles, hula hoops, books, games, puppet story readings, healthy snacks and spirits for nondriving parents, 3-6 p.m., The Villa, Aloha Tower Marketplace. Best for ages 8 and under; keiki required for entry. $10. 531-6016. Tickets: www.firstyearshawaii.org.

Hawaii Unite Music Festival, celebrate the release of Mana Maoli’s latest CD compilation with a live concert featuring Third World, Tarrus Riley, Anuhea, Paula Fuga, Mike Love, Ernie and Guy Cruz, Lopaka Colon, Liko Martin, Rebel Souljahz, Ooklah the Moc, vocalists of Natural Vibrations, plus local vendors, food trucks and performances by students from Hawaiian charter schools, 3:30 p.m., Kakaako Waterfront Amphitheater; doors open 3 p.m. $25-$80. 626-5395, 295-6262, hawaiiunite.com, www.groovetickets.com

“We Love Aikahi” benefit, dinner, wine, champagne, pupu, entertainment and silent auction with proceeds to support PTSA-funded programs, 6-9 p.m., Koolau Ballrooms. $40. www.weloveaikahi.org

Karrin Allyson: “Round Midnight,” concert of contemporary songs, 7:30 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts. $30-$35. 532-8768, www.honoluluacademy.org

Shakuhachi virtuoso Marco Lienhard, performance of folk songs and improvisation on traditional works, Buddhist Honkyoku meditation music on various flutes and taiko drumming, 7:30 p.m., Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 738 Kaheka St. $15-$25. 955-8821

Neil Diamond Live, concert by top U.S. recording artist, 8 p.m., Blaisdell Arena. $49-$159. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance, presented by Ballet Hawaii, 8 p.m., Hawaii Theatre. $35-$75. 528-0506, www.hawaiitheatre.com

Kohole Puppetry Slam, local puppeteers welcome to perform works-in-progress or polished pieces lasting one to 15 minutes for prizes, 11 p.m., The Actors Group (across Dole Cannery Theaters). Suggested donation: $10. 457-9324, koholepuppet@gmail.com


Anuhea, performing her hits and music from her new album, “For Love,” and signing autographs in her last Hawaii performance before a U.S. tour; noon, Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court. Free. 488-0981

Brushbot tournament and workshop, watch 18 teams of local middle- and high-school students compete with to qualify for 2012 VEX Robotics world championship, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., and create (10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) and race (12:45-1:25 p.m.) toothbrush robots, Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court. 987-6798

Kanikapila, Hawaiian music jam session for all ages and skill levels presented by Abrigo Ohana, 1-4 p.m., Waimea Valley, 59-864 Kamehameha Highway, North Shore. Free. www.abrigoohana.com

Royal Hawaiian Band, 2 p.m., Kapiolani Park Bandstand. Free. 922-5331

Vocal and Flute Music from West Sumatra, Minang masters Musra Dahrizal and Jasrial Jamaluddin perform traditional music, 2-3 p.m., East-West Center Gallery, John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road. Free; Q&A included. 944-7177

Aaron Mahi, Martin Pahinui and George Kuo, Hawaiian slack-key guitar with vocals as part of the Na Mele No Na Pua kamaaina concert series, 5-6 p.m., Plaza Stage at Waikiki Beach Walk. 931-3591

Trey McIntyre Project, performance by contemporary dance group from Boise, Idaho, 7 p.m., Leeward Community College Theatre. $10-$30. 455-0385, 944-2697, www.lcctheatre.hawaii.edu


Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run, annual 8.15-mile run from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium, 7 a.m., with awards ceremony, activities and entertainment from 8:30 a.m. at Aloha Stadium. greataloharun.com

T&C Surf “Go Big!” autograph session, with more than two dozen elite pro bodyboarders, contests and product giveaways, kicking off 2012 International Bodyboarding Association Pipe Challenge, 2-4 p.m., Ala Moana Center, Centerstage.


Mardi Gras Celebration, kids can make wearable floats, jester hats, masks and noisemakers, march in parade, ride vintage carousel and enjoy malasadas, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center. $6-$10; children under 1 free; fee for rides, food. 524-KIDS, www.discoverycenterhawaii.org

Keiki story time, “How Rocket Learned to Read,” 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana. Free. 949-7307

Mardi Gras Carnaval 2012, Honolulu Arts District street festival featuring ornate floats, samba parades, five music stages, Brazilian-style street soccer tournament, drinks and food creations from area eateries, 6-10 p.m., Nuuanu Avenue. Party continues 10 p.m.-2 a.m. with bands, batucadas and electronic artists at eight area clubs. Free to roam; $3 wristband required for drinking in street; $10 wristband for clubs entry. mardigrascarnaval.com

“Feng Shui for Hawaii Gardens,” author Clear Englebert explains chi energy, plant selection, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Liliha Public Library. Free. 587-7577

Girls’ Day make-and-take crafts, create Hello Kitty treat boxes and cards for that special little girl, 6:30 p.m., Kahuku Public Library. Free. 293-8935


YWCA Oahu benefit clothing sale, new and used women’s clothing and accessories, proceeds support economically disadvantaged women re-entering the workforce, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Laniakea YWCA lobby, 1040 Richards St. Free. 538-7061

Halawa Xeriscape Garden brown bag tour, bring lunch and learn about Oahu’s water cycle and un-thirsty plants, noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St. Free. Reservations: 748-5315

Royal Hawaiian Band, 3 p.m., Ala Moana Centerstage. Free. 922-5331

“Feng Shui for Hawaii Gardens,” 6:30-7:30 p.m., Waimanalo Public Library. Free. 259-2610


YWCA Oahu benefit clothing sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Laniakea YWCA lobby, 1040 Richards St. Free. 538-7061

Experts at the Palace lecture series, Puakea Nogelmeier gives a talk on “Hawaiian Language, Resurgence and Resources,” noon-1 p.m., Old Archives Building, Iolani Palace grounds. Free. 522-0841

Art & Flea, live art by Phatees and MiLK, Thailan When, and cat party theme, plus 50 vendors (vintage, handmade, art, music, more), food, drinks, live music, DJ sets, contests, photo booths, raffles and host Professor Pandemonium, 5-10 p.m., Fresh Cafe/Loft in Space, 831 Queen St. $3; $2 if dressed as a cat. www.artandflea.com

“Feng Shui for Hawaii Gardens,” 5:30-6:30 p.m., Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library. Free. 831-6831

Free magic class, this month Magic Storyteller Yona Chock teachers “sleight of hand” for beginners, 6 p.m., Kalihi-Palama Library. Classes offered monthly by Hawaii Magicians Society. 234-5262

Talk Story with Arkadi Kuhlmann, ING Direct USA president speaks on his book “The Orange Code: How ING Direct succeeded by being a rebel with a cause,” 6-8 p.m., Kahala Hotel & Resort, Waialae Ballroom. $15-$20, includes drink, appetizers; free for new or renewing Shidler Alumni Association members. Register: www.shidler.hawaii.edu/talkstory

Otis Schaper, rock-music performance, 8-10:20 p.m., Diamond Head Cove Health Bar, 3045 Monsarrat Ave. Free. 732-8744, www.diamondheadcove.com/music.htm


Star of Honolulu whale-watch cruises, daily through April 15, Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8. 983-7827, www.starofhonolulu.com

» Bird Whale Watch Cruise, 8:45-10:45 a.m. $27.77 adult, $16.69 ages 3-11.

» Premier Whale Watch Cruise, noon-2:30 p.m. $43.58 adult, $25.96 ages 3-11.

Recreational international folk dancing, beginners welcome, no partners needed, 7-9 p.m. Sundays, Moiliili Community Center. $4. 941-6453, email ifdhawaii@gmail.com

Salsa Lounge Fridays, dancing with free parking and prizes, 5-11:30 p.m. Fridays, The Honolulu Club Lounge, 932 Ward Ave., seventh floor. 18+. $1-$5, free for bar patrons. 256-7556

“Rock-A-Hula,” presented by Legends in Concert, featuring Elvis Presley tribute, hula and all-star cast of tribute artists (Michael Jackson and more), 8:15 p.m. nightly except Mondays, Royal Hawaiian Center, fourth floor. $30-$180. 629-7469, www.legendsinconcert.com

“HOT!HOT!HOT!” SOS Latest Version, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, main showroom, Outrigger Waikiki. $45, $35 kamaaina. 923-7469

Lani Misalucha Show, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through March, Magic of Polynesia Showroom, Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort, 2300 Kalakaua Ave. $55-$125. LaniInWaikiki.com

“Magic of Polynesia,” showroom act, 5 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. show, Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort, 2300 Kalakaua Ave. $30-$139. 971-4321, magicofpolynesia.com

  • monjuromosquito

    Worthwhile positive things to see.