Acts & Openings for Friday, October 17, 2008

• Documentary, “Mau Voyager” premieres

• Seattle storyteller

• Flower Lei making

• Music with Iration

• Call to crafters

• Call to film makers

Documentary, “Mau Voyager” premieres

6:30 p.m., tomorrow, Kaua‘i

Community College Performing Arts Center

A documentary in honor of Pious “Mau” Piailug titled, “Mau Voyager” to debut tomorrow. The story is of Piailug and his relationship with his Polynesian students in Hawai‘i. Film maker Allen Rosen will be available for talk story with Chadd Paishon, the director of Na Kalai Waa Moku o Hawai‘i. Piailug has been credited with being the one to lead the resurgence in wayfinding since he successfully navigated Hokule‘a to Tahiti in 1976.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $10.

Seattle storyteller

Cathy Spagnoli

Oct. 22 to 25, Princeville and Hanapepe libraries

Spagnoli will share Japanese tales hardly known in the West. Traditional tales, stories and poetry from Miyazawa Kenji, Matsutani Miyoko, Tanikawa Shuntaro and others will be told. Also, the art of Japanese kamishibai will also be presented to bring these lesser known traditional and modern Japanese stories to life, with lively proverbs, riddles, folk toys and Japanese songs. To encourage listeners to learn more about Japanese children’s literature — past and present — a selection of Japanese children’s books will be set up for the audience to explore. A range of Japanese folk toys will also be displayed for children to try. Japanese snacks will also be offered at the close of the performance. A handout with instructions for making sets of kamishibai will be given out to some in the audience.

Scheduled visits to schools and libraries are as follows: 4 p.m., Wednesday, Princeville Library; 3 p.m., Thursday, Hanapepe Library; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 25, as part of the Kaua‘i Keiki Story Festival at Storybook Theatre.

Flower Lei making

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., tomorrow, National Tropical Botanical Garden

 Cynthia Koja will give a lei making demonstration to the public during the monthly ‘Ohana Day at the NTBG South Shore Visitors Center across from Spouting Horn in Po‘ipu. For more information call 742-2433.

Music with Iration

8 p.m., Sunday, Kaua‘i Veterans Center

Revival from Ooklah the MOC and Joe King, son of Mary Bea King. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Ticket outlets are: Da Booze Shop, Scotty’s Music, City Liquor, Progressive Expressions, King Auto Center, Tamba Surf Co and Hanalei Surf Co.

Call to crafters

8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 8

Lihu‘e Lutheran Church will be having its annual craft fair and bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 8. The fee is $50 per table or $75 for two tables.

For applications, call Noreen Javinar at 635-3550 or the church office at 245-2145.

Call to film makers

April 2009 deadline

 The Hawai‘i Ocean Film Festival is seeking short films on Marine Resources and cultural films as they relate to the management techniques of the ocean environment.

The festival is putting out this early call for films for the 2009 events after being invited to provide films for the International Marine Conservation Conference in Washington, D.C., in May. Opening night will be May 20 in the new Sant Ocean Hall of the Smithsonian.

The festival accepts films about Marine Resources, Ocean Recreation and Cultural Connections to the Sea from around the world; however, the attendees to the conference are scientists and policy makers, so the festival is focusing on Hawai‘i and the South Pacific for submission by April 1, 2009.

Film makers are urged to contact the festival as soon as possible with a short description of their topic, run time and the intended completion date. Short films need to be on a DVD.

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