Synopsis: The I Ulu I Ke Kumu Awards this year will honor Dr. Naleen Andrade, Mahi Beamer, Kūhiō and Claire Asam and Pōkā Laenui and Puanani Burgess for their extraordinary commitment and excellence in Native Hawaiian education. The I awards dinner will be held Saturday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m.
Synopsis: Ka Hālau Hanakeaka, co-founded by Hailiopua Baker and Kaliko Baker, presents a new play, Lā'ieikawai. The play, all in Hawaiian, will be held at Kennedy Theater’s main stage on Feb. 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. And there will be two matinee showings on Feb. 22 and March 1 at 2 p.m. (There will be no subtitles; however, there will be a comprehensive audience guide to help with interpretation of the play.)
Synopsis: The 8th Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Proverbs in Tavira, Portugal, hosted by the Associação Internacional de Paremiologia/International Association of Paremiology (AIP-IAP), the Municipality of Tavira and the Hotels Porta Nova and Vila Galé, was a success, with representatives from about 30 countries sharing their research on paremiology.
Synopsis: The removal of Tom Apple as chancellor of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa came as a surprise to students and faculty alike. Newly appointed President David Lassner’s explanation on Thursday added to the suspicion and confusion.
Synopsis: The poems from “Down on the Sidewalk in Waikiki” by Wayne Kaumualii Westlake, who passed away in 1984, have inspired 17 artists to create beautiful art currently exhibited at Gallery 'Iolani at Windward Community College. The exhibit will continue through July 3. Gallery 'Iolani is open 1- 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
The art exhibit “3Rs: Respect, Responsibilities & Re-righting” highlights Native Hawaiian perspectives and approaches along the lines of the exhibition theme through visual exploration, definition and analysis, and synthesis.
Synopsis: The federal government needs to take responsibility regarding the Compact of Free Association. But in the meantime, Hawai'i should not avert its eyes elsewhere and should offer paid health care benefits to Micronesians living in Hawai'i.
Synopsis: An important feature-length documentary, “I am Hāloa,” begins production this Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Capitol. Go down to share your mana'o on camera about Hāloa and your relationship to Hāloa, and/or to also learn more about Hāloa.
Synopsis: As the same-sex marriage bill passes from the Senate to the House, the debate over its relative merit rages on. How does this debate relate to pre-contact views on interpersonal relationships?
Synopsis: One more week to visit this year’s Maoli Arts Month (MAMo) exhibition at The ARTS at Mark’s Garage, titled “a” mini retort and curated by April A.H. Drexel. It is supported by PAæI Foundation, HAPA/The ARTS at Mark’s Garage and Karen and Eiko Kosasa.
April A.H. Drexel is the curator of an art exhibit named, “‘a’ mini retort.” This exhibit encourages the viewer to think critically about “how/when/why/ where creative textualities can simultaneously contribute, complicate, and perhaps, distort understanding.” “‘a’ mini retort” runs April 30-June 1 at Mark’s Garage.