Do It! North Shore Ocean Fest, Wildest Show

Jun. 6, 2014 | 0 Comments In the Star-Advertiser Friday Print Edition

(Courtesy North Shore Ocean Festival)

(Courtesy North Shore Ocean Festival)


The North Shore Ocean Fest aims to help fund educational efforts

Food, fun, awareness and education abound at the North Shore Ocean Fest, set for Friday and Saturday at Turtle Bay Resort. The annual fundraiser for the North Shore Ocean Education Coalition supports ocean education for youth from Kahaluu to Waialua.

The event gets underway Friday with the Ola Ocean Fest Benefit Beach Party starting at 6 p.m. The evening on the beach and under the stars includes live entertainment by Shawn Garnett as well as beer and drink specials starting at $5, dishes like ribs and grilled shrimp on quinoa starting at $10, and a s’mores family kit for $5.

On Saturday the festival starts at 11 a.m., with entertainment throughout the day by hula halau and music by Kapono Nailiili and Lopaka Brown. There will also be craft vendors, locally sourced cuisine, educational booths, an ocean activities tent and silent auction.

Over at Surfer, the Bar, during Saturday’s event, there will be a presentation of the “Voice of the Sea” film series, with director Kanesa Duncan Seraphin on hand, as well as talks by experts on several subjects including restoring a Hawaiian fishpond, aquaponics and wind turbines, saving Hawaii’s beaches and learning about deep-sea creatures.

» Where: Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku
» When: 6-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Saturday
» Cost: Free ($5 suggested donation)
» Info: (808) 293-6000,


Oceanic event will call attention to marine threats

From the ancient Hawaiians to today’s island residents, the people of Hawaii have always had a special love and appreciation of the ocean. But now more than ever, the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home are being threatened by pollution and overfishing.

(Courtesy Worlds Ocean Day Hawaii)

(Courtesy Worlds Ocean Day Hawaii)

Bringing awareness to those issues are at the heart of World Oceans Day Hawaii, a two-day multimedia event at the Honolulu Museum of Art and Doris Duke Theatre.

The event, which includes a film festival, keiki fun zone and art exhibit, “Sleep With the Fishes” at the Honolulu Museum Art School, is being sponsored by the museum and PangeaSeed, an international organization that is dedicated to the conservation and preservation of sharks and other marine species.

The issue of shark finning is the focus of the film festival’s closing film, “Extinction Soup,” pictured. The 2013 documentary follows director Philip Waller as he finds himself consumed with exposing the practice that is resulting in the senseless slaughter of 70 million sharks a year.

Other full-length features include “Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache,” “Sushi: The Global Catch” and “Revolution” on Saturday, and “Sustainable by Design: Volcom Pipe Pro 2013 and 2014″ and “Plastic Paradise” on Sunday.

— Stefanie Nakasone

» Where: Honolulu Museum’s Art School and Doris Duke Theatre
» When: Art reception, 6-7:30 Friday. Film festival reception, 6 p.m. Saturday, features food, drink and music by RootHub and DJ Vina. See a full schedule of films in our Arthouse section, page 22.
» Cost: $10 per film; $1 (12 and under) and $3 (general) for Keiki Fun Zone; $15 for opening reception
» Info:


Zoo to greet summer’s first musical guests

The Brothers Cazimero will be accompanied by the cawing of birds and the hooting, screeching and howling of monkeys Wednesday as they kick off the Honolulu Zoo’s Wildest Show in Town summer concert series.

(Courtesy Rainbow Film Festival)

(Star-Advertiser / 2011)

Every week, master ukulele teacher Roy Sakuma will emcee the event, which also includes an animal-themed Keiki Koloring Kontest and pre-concert family activities. A brief guided tour will be offered for the first 30 people to sign up each week.

Keiki ages 6 through 13 have a chance to win a Kala ukulele, with other ukes (KoAloha, Kamaka, Ko’olau and Kanile’a) given away on select nights.

The summer lineup includes Kapena (June 18), Sakuma and his Super Keiki (June 25), Rolando Sanchez (July 2), Ohta San with Nando Suan (July 9), Raiatea Helm (July 16), Willie K (July 23, tentative), Ho’okena (July 30), Jimmy Borges and His Jazz All Stars (Aug. 6) and ManoaDNA (Aug. 13).

Gates open at 4:35 p.m., with zoo exhibits closing at 5:30 and the concert starting at 6. Plate lunches and snacks will be available for purchase.

» Where: Honolulu Zoo, 151 Kapahulu Ave.
» When: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday
» Cost: $3, free for ages 1 and under
» Info: (808) 926-3191, ext. 114;


Rainbow Film Festival celebrates quarter-century

The annual Rainbow Film Festival reaches a milestone this year with its 25th-anniversary event. In the years since it was founded by Hula’s bar owner Jack Law, the festival has built a reputation for programming films that are both entertaining and expansive in their viewpoints, and this year is no exception.

(Star-Advertiser / 2011)

(Courtesy Rainbow Film Festival)

This week’s highlights include the opening-night film, “The Case Against 8,” a behind-the-scenes look at the high-profile trial that overturned California’s ban on same-sex marriage (7 p.m. Tuesday); “Floating Skyscrapers,” about a competitive swimmer discovering his sexuality — and one of the first LGBT films to come out of Poland (4:15 Wednesday); and “Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy,” featuring festival guest star Mapa, aka “America’s Gaysian Sweetheart,” who in the film shares the experience of adopting a child (8:30 p.m. Thursday).

See a full schedule of films in our Arthouse section.

» Where: Honolulu Museum’s Doris Duke Theatre
» When: Tuesday-June 15
» Cost: $9-$10; $15 opening, centerpiece and closing-night films; $140 all-access pass, includes hosted VIP party, 6 p.m. Thursday; $90 film-only pass
» Info:, 550-8457


Grammy-nominated Swedish DJ and producer Adrian Lux (“Teenage Crime”) performs at The Republik on Saturday. 9 p.m. $20-$25., 855-235-2867

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