Acts & Openings

The History of Jazz,

Part 1

7 p.m. today, Kaua‘i Community College Performing Arts Center

Garden Island Arts Council presents all the greatest hits from the Jazz Era (1920s to present). Featuring Noel Jewkes (Bay Area Jazz Legend); Kaua‘i musicians Kirk Smart, Anthony Rodarti, Will Lydgate, David Yukimura and David Braun. Tickets are $20 general, $15 seniors and $10 for children; $30 for tickets at the door.

Master Maori carver

at Kaua‘i Museum

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today,

tomorrow

Noted master carver Te Kaha will be making a rare appearance on Kaua‘i at a lecture on working greenstone from his homeland in New Zealand. The lecture fee is $25. Te Kaha has been carving with “poumanu” which is known as greenstone or nephrite for 16 years. Te Kaha said that the work he does with poumanu involves translating a thought, a whakaaro, into a taonga (treasure). Te Kaha offers a two-day workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday at the museum. The workshop includes all the materials and is limited to 20 people. The fee is $425 per person. Call the Kaua‘i Museum for more information 246-2470.

What they don’t teach you in film school

One-day seminar, tomorrow

This seminar offers the tools, attitude, philosophy and road map to give filmmakers 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 taught for eight summers. “Hollywood Drive” is a byproduct of this course. The seminar is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow at ResortQuest Kaua‘i Beach at Makawai 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 at 823-0105 or e-mail atillson@mac.com

Immune System Day

9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday

The sun, Earth and moon will be in alignment on Monday. Grandmaster Hong balances this energy with herbal patches and easy lung exercises to enhance the immune system for asthma, allergies, respiratory colds and vog relief. One day will have an effect on all 365 days. The principles derive from a 5,000 year old natural health care system which includes recipes, teas and natural foods. The nonprofit Qi Center welcomes all to attend this fifth annual event which is co-sponsored by the University of Hawai‘i. As part of the organization’s mission to provide complementary and integrative approaches for health, it is hoped that this event will make a contribution to the health of Hawai‘i’s people.

There is no charge for this service.

To register call 639-4300 or Qi@hawaii.rr.com

Kaua‘i Community

Players annual meeting

4 p.m., Aug. 24

Kaua‘i Community Players will be holding its annual membership meeting at the KAPA Center in Puhi, located directly behind the Grove Farm building. The meeting will feature entertainment by many island theater performers, including Arnold Meister, the Swing Sisters, Richard Porto and David Penhallow. Refreshments will be served. The event is open to all KCP members and their guests (guests will be charged $15). New members are invited to join at the door. Seating is limited, so RSVP by Aug. 20 by calling 245-7700. For more information visit kauaicommunityplayers.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 percent donation from all sales in the exhibition; however, it is not a requirement that works 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.

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