Pulse Picks: April 14, 2014

Apr. 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Several popular films have featured songs recorded by Iron and Wine, aka Sam Beam. (Associated Press)

Iron and Wine, aka Sam Beam, performs at The Republik on Monday. (Associated Press)

HONOLULU PULSE STAFF / honolulupulse@staradvertiser.com

IRON AND WINE MAKES HAWAII DEBUT: Singer-songwriter Sam Beam doesn’t make music specifically for his fans.

“It’s really just for me, to be honest,” he said. “I mean, I hope that people like it; I don’t really write music to piss people off. But at the end of the day, it’s me and the guitar, me and the paper.”

His willingness to follow his own path, not the one expected of him, is likely one of the reasons why he’s been able to evolve as a musician, going from primarily a soloist with a guitar to an artist of diverse sounds.

Monday’s show at The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd., will be the first in the islands for Iron and Wine, a stop on Beam’s way to Australia for the Byron Bay Bluesfest and then a show at the Sydney Opera House.

Beam himself has “never stepped foot in Hawaii before.”

“I’m really excited,” he said. “I know what I’ve seen (in) pictures. I have no idea what to expect.”

Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $25; call (855) 235-2867 or visit flavorus.com.

‘THE HAUMANA’ SCREENING: Hawaii-born artist Keo Woolford’s debut feature “The Haumana” screens at 7 p.m. Monday at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre, 900 S. Beretania St. The film is about a host of a Waikiki tourist show (Tui Asau) who leads a group of high school boys through the demanding discipline of preparing for a traditional festival.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 for HMA members; call (808) 532-8768.

LUNAR ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTIES: Monday night brings a total lunar eclipse to the skies above Oahu, with various viewing options available.

From 7 to 11:30 p.m. Monday, the UH-Manoa Institute for Astronomy will host viewing parties at Kapiolani Park (on soccer field no. 5) and next to the Kahuku Public Library. Free; visit ifa.hawaii.edu.

From 8 to 11:30 p.m. Monday at Bishop Museum, public viewing will be held on the great lawn, with planetarium shows every half-hour. Cost: $6 to $8; reservations required. Call (808) 848-4168 or visit bishopmuseum.org.
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