Acts & Openings

Art opening

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight

Working with advanced three-dimensional software technology, Pete Ward illustrates the importance of human interaction with nature. Ward’s show will open in TimeSpace Gallery in Hanapepe tonight and run through the month of August. The basis for his content is human ecology — the study of the interaction of people with their environment. Ward believes landscape imagery should not only be viewed for its aesthetic appeal but serve as a reminder of the importance of conservation.

Laurie Williams

concert, CD signing

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow

CD signing and mini-concert at Borders with acoustic guitarist Laurie Williams for her debut CD, “Crazy ‘Bout You.” Williams was an award winner in both 2006 and 2007 Mokihana Composer’s Contest. Millard McLaurin will join Williams to perform songs from the CD before the signing.

New Sunday jazz

jam location

Saffron restaurant in Princeville

Since Hanalei Bay Resort restaurant and lounge has traditionally hosted jazz Sundays and is closing for several months while remodeling, jazz musicians who’ve frequented that venue found a new home for improvisational jazz. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Saffron, local jazz musicians gather for improvisation and to perform original pieces.

There are 170 years of experience amongst the band members. Band leader and New York virtuoso jazz saxophonist Denny Morouse is joined by pianist Michael Ruff, trumpeter David Braun, drummer Anthony Rodarte and bassist Darryl Mayasato. For more information visit dennymorouse.com

Paradise Ride

Tomorrow and Sunday

Paradise Ride, Malama Pono’s 3rd annual cycling fundraiser is this weekend. Tomorrow and Sunday cyclists from the Mainland and Kaua‘i will ride this 110-mile bike ride along Kaua‘i’s scenic coastline raising funds for programs that support Malama Pono’s mission to wipe out AIDS, STDs and infectious hepatitis on Kaua‘i. To learn more visit paradiseridekauai.com

Craft day

Tomorrow at Painting Paradise

Painting Paradise will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a free craft day from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. tomorrow. The Waimea art studio will be open to the public for making art and celebrating with cake. Crafts are suitable for all ages. Painting Paradise is located at 9814 Kaumuali‘i Hwy. Suite 6, in the Digital Arts of Waimea building. For more information call 631-9173 or visitkauai-artist.net

‘Obsession’

a documentary

5 p.m. Sunday

The first in the series of the movies is “Obsession,” a documentary about how the Western world is perceived inside the Islamic world. It documents the mainstream perspective as presented in state-owned television, newspapers, schools and mosques. The movie offers a brief history of the rise of the radical Islamic militarism in the 20th century. The movie includes interviews with several experts from the Muslim world, as well as American, British and German historians. Showing at the Kapa‘a library conference room.

What they don’t teach you in film school’

One-day seminar August 16

This seminar offers the tools, attitude, philosophy and road map to give film makers a fighting chance at success — providing insight on what to expect and what’s expected. Teacher Eve Honthaner is the author of “Hollywood Drive: What it Takes to Break In, Hang In and Make It” in the entertainment industry. Honthaner has worked in the entertainment industry in the field of production management. Some of her feature credits include: “Titanic,” “Joy Ride,” “Just Married” and “Tropic Thunder.”

In 1999 she designed a new course for the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts’ summer program, where she’s taught for eight summers. “Hollywood Drive” is a byproduct of this course. The seminar is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 16 at ResortQuest Kaua‘i Beach at Makaiwa Hotel, 650 Aleka Loop near Coconut Market Place.

Space limited to first 100 people. Cost is $50 payable at the door, cash or check only. To reserve a spot call Angela Tillson by Tuesday at 823-0105 or e-mail atillson@mac.com

Rebelution

Kaua‘i War Memorial, Thursday

Rebelution released its debut full-length album “Courage To Grow” in June of 2007. It was one of the top 10-selling reggae albums on iTunes and is at number two over a year later — outselling all the Marley brothers. Tickets are $25. All ages welcome. Doors open at 7 p.m. Advance tickets available online at inticketing.com or at the following outlets: Hanalei Papayas; Hanalei Music; Healthy Hut, Kilauea; Bounty Music, Kapa‘a; Lotus Root; Papayas, Kapa‘a or City Liquor.

International Year

of the Reef 2008

6 p.m. lecture, Monday

The National Tropical Botanical Gardens announces a series of forthcoming public lectures and community action days in recognition of the International Year of the Reef. The first of these lectures is titled “Ahupua‘a: Land to Water” and is offered at no cost to the community at NTBG’s Harrison Chandler Education Center at the end of Papalina Road in Kalaheo. Speaking on the importance of ahupua‘a in maintaining a healthy coastal and ocean environment will be Limahuli Garden and Preserve director Kawika Winter and Kamaui Aiona, Kahanu Garden director.

Subsequent lectures will explore honu activities at Lawa‘i-kai, the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument and other topics. Lectures and activities aim to encourage coastal and marine awareness and responsibility and promote positive interaction with Hawai‘i’s coral reefs and ocean. For more information about the evening and mid-day lectures and activities call 332-7324, Ext. 250 or e-mail outreach@ntbg.org

‘Art Kaua‘i’ call

for artists

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Sept. 6

Kaua‘i Society of Artists invites all adult Kaua‘i-resident artists to enter the upcoming annual juried exhibition opening in September. Entries will be accepted on Sept. 6 at the Kukui Grove Exhibition Hall (Unit B-6) and opens Sept. 13. It will run through Oct. 30.

Jurors for the exhibit will be Lisa Yoshihara and Wayne Kawamoto from the University of Hawaii Art Gallery, UH Manoa, Honolulu. All artists must be 18 years or older and may enter up to four works in any media. KSA membership is not required, but new members are always welcome to join on entry day. There is an entry fee of $10 per entry for members and $15 per entry for non-members. There is no size limit this year, but work must fit through the doors. Artists with pieces requiring special handling should contact KSA prior to entry day.

KSA asks for a 25% donation from all sales in the exhibition; however, it is not a requirement that work be for sale.

There will be cash awards and acquisitions for the state’s Art in Public Places collection. Last year, the state purchased five works by four artists worth $6,000 from Art Kaua‘i.

Art Kaua‘i is the only annual art exhibition held on Kaua‘i where local artists can be considered for the state art collection, which is displayed in regular exhibitions at the Hawai‘i State Art museum (HiSAM) in Honolulu and in state buildings throughout the state. Entry forms available at The Art Shop in Lihu‘e and Davison Arts in Kapa‘a. Entry forms will also be available on entry day. For full entry information visit the KSA Web site at kauaisocietyofartists.org or call John at 821-8022.

‘Basket weaving class

Tomorrow in Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow in Koke‘e

Join basket weaving instructor Linda Oshiro for a class using black wattle bark to construct a basket. The class is $15 and includes membership to Koke’e Museum.

Twenty years ago Koke‘e Natural History Museum’s board of directors devised a way to support the arts, community building and conservation by creating an event that works toward eradicating invasive species like banana poka and the black wattle tree. Tomorrow’s workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will include a walk in the forest collecting materials, a break for lunch and then an afternoon of making baskets. To register call 335-9975.

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