‘Taylor Camp 1969 to 1977’ a documentary by John Wehrheim
7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. tonight Kaua‘i Community College Performing Arts Center
“Taylor Camp” is a feature documentary that takes the viewer on a journey through the ultimate hippie fantasy — a crazy quilt community of tree houses on the beach at the end of the road on Kaua‘i. It’s about the rejection of American values, only to repaint them with long hair, marijuana and a vegetarian “clothing-optional” lifestyle in the era of flower power, anti-war riots and the Age of Aquarius, states the film’s Web site.
Taylor Camp was born in the spring of 1969 when artist and oceanographer Howard Taylor (brother of actress Elizabeth Taylor) bailed out of jail a rag-tag band of young Mainlanders arrested for vagrancy and invited them to live on his land. Tickets are , $12 at the door, or $10 in advance from Hawaiian Music Kiosk, Princeville & Coconut Plantation, Island Soap and Candle in Koloa, Banana Patch Gallery in Hanapepe and Kilauea, Bounty Music in Kapa’a, Scotty’s Music in Kalaheo, or Aloha-n-Paradise Art and Event Gallery in Waimea.
Halau Hula Ka No‘eau
7:30 p.m. Sunday at Kaua‘i Community College Performing Arts Center
“Hawaiian Legacy — the deconstruction of music and hula with Kahauanu and Maiki Aiu Lake” at KCC’s Performing Arts Center will highlight the work of the late Kumu Hula Maiki Aiu Lake and ‘ukulele virtuoso Kahauanu Lake. Kahauanu is noted for his Hawaiian musical arrangements with the ‘ukulele as the lead instrument and his signature Hawaiian jazz-swing style. His late wife, Maiki, who is often credited as mother of the hula renaissance, trained the majority of Hawai‘i’s leading kumu hula during the ’70s and early ’80s. Today there are three generations of kumu hula that maintain her legacy. Tickets are $15 and available at Hawaiian Music Kiosk in Princeville and Coconut Plantation; Island Soap and Candle, Koloa; Banana Patch Gallery, Hanapepe; Bounty Music, Kapa’a; Scotty’s Music, Kalaheo; Aloha-n-Paradise Art and Event Gallery, Waimea. For more information, call Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang (808) 599-6525.
5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday
Attend a meeting of Kaua‘i Wellness Health Club the first Tuesday of every month hosted by Dr. Grady Deal, PhD, LMT, DC and Tashea in Building D Recreation Hall, Sun Village Condos, behind Wilcox Hospital in Lihu‘e. The health club is a free, ongoing wellness, health, nutrition, educational, yoga and exercise program for everyone. Learn about healthy snacks, sugar-free chocolate, tasty recipes, healthy cooking, sugar and caffeine substitutes, self-help remedies and weight loss. For more information, call Grady at 635-9244, or contact Tashea at 245-9524 or firstname.lastname@example.org
88 shrines open house
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday
The Lawa‘i International Center welcomes all to experience the 88 shrines of Lawa‘i. Lawa‘i International Center, a nonprofit community project, is an archaeological and cultural treasure in a valley that has long been recognized as a healing sanctuary. In 1904 the first generation of Japanese immigrants built 88 shrines replicating an ancient pilgrimage of 88 temples in Shikoku, Japan. Today it is the only such site existing outside of Japan and is one of the oldest Buddhist temple sites in the country. The center is open the second and the last Sunday of every month or by appointments.
Volunteers are bringing the shrines and valley back to prominence as an international center for compassion, education and cultural understanding. Donations will be accepted with gratitude. For more information, call 639-4300, e-mail LM@hawaii.rr.com or visit lawaicenter.org
Arius Hopman celebrates nudes in nature
Beginning July 3, Timespace Gallery in Hanapepe
Antonio Arellanes founded of Timespace Gallery in Hanapepe in 2000. The gallery brings together contemporary local and international artists and art lovers in a universal experience of space, time and light. Arius Hopman’s debut of nudes in nature opens July 3. “Coming Home to the Garden” is an exhibition of 30 canvases that includes a water nymph waterfall sequence, an old man in a lava-coral field, Hawaiian firemaker/hula practitioners and an eight-month pregnant beauty with her two daughters.