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Out 'n' about

Magicians aim to entertain keiki in Kaneohe; experts explain the "genius of dogs" at UH

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 8:18 p.m. HST, Jul 23, 2010


"Ingredients," a film about the local foods movement, screens today. Meet director Robert Bates and sample refreshments from Whole Foods Kahala before the film; a panel discussion follows, and 5 percent of proceeds from sales tomorrow at Whole Foods Kahala will help support production of "Ingredients Hawaii"; 3:30 p.m. today at Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts. $8; $5 Academy members. 532-8768,,

Bon dance season continues with dances 6 p.m. today and tomorrow at Jikoen Hongwanji Temple, 1731 N. School St., 845-3422; 7 p.m. today and tomorrow at Higashi Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1685 Alameo St., 531-9088; and 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow at Wahiawa Ryusenji Soto Mission, 164 California Ave., 622-1429. On Maui: 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow at Makawao Hongwanji Mission, 1074 Makawao Ave., 572-7229. On the Big Island: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Papa'aloa Hongwanji Temple, 962-6340; 7 p.m. tomorrow at Kona Hongwanji Temple, 323-2993; 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Hilo Hoonganji Mission, 457 Manono St., 935-8331; and 8 p.m. tomorrow at Kurtistown Jodo Mission, Camp Road, 936-7828. On Kauai: 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow at West Kauai Hongwanji, Waimea, 338-1537.

Ko'olau Magic Theatre continues celebrating its first-year anniversary with prestidigitators The Great Davidio (aka dentist David Brown), David Brown, Aaron Vermeer (also a full-time member of the Hawaii Air National Guard ) and Craig the Illusionist (Craig Dansie, vice president of The Society of American Magicians, Honolulu Assembly #89). Plus there'll be free animal balloons available; 7 p.m. today and 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Ko'olau Shopping Center. $12 general and $8 children 11 years and under. 239-6711,


Saturday, July 24

Mihoko Maier devotes every fourth Saturday of the month to put on an intimate "jazz peace" concert next to the Byodo-in Temple on the grounds of Valley of the Temples. A trained vocalist and painter, Maier invites various musicians from around town and abroad to join her in the spirit of world harmony (Maier is the public relations director for Japan Religious Committee for World Federation, a Japanese peace mission). From 12:30 to 3 p.m. tomorrow, she'll be joined by Bruce Hamada and Jim Howard. While the concert is free, entrance to the temple grounds is $3 general, $2 seniors and $1 children. 239-9844.

Rock Camp USA, Hawai'i at the Kailua Music School is putting on a show after two weeks of intensive performance-oriented instruction provided by professional musicians from around the U.S. The free concert featuring the young rockers starts at 1 p.m. at the Hard Rock Cafe, corner of Kalakaua Avenue and Kapiolani Boulevard. 261-6142.

The 13th Annual Harmonica Concert will present popular American and Asian music as presented by the Small World Harmonica Band of Honolulu and Reed 21 Harmonica Band of Mililani. These two bands have a total of about 60 players who perform on the 21-hole tremolo harmonica. From 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mission Memorial Auditorium, Honolulu City Hall Annex. Free. 833-4336.

The Royal Hawaiian Center presents this month's Twilight at Helumoa with popular Hawaiian entertainer Hoku Zuttermeister. Pianist-singer Aaron Sala and Halau Hula o Maiki will also be part of the bill, and a beer and wine garden will be available, with sales benefiting the upcoming Aloha Festivals; 5 p.m. at The Royal Grove at Royal Hawaiian Center on Kalakaua Avenue, between buildings B and C. Free. 931-3111.



"Unleashing Abilities: The Genius of Dogs" -- more specifically, dogs' ability to "read" human expressions -- will be the Sakamaki Extraordinary Lecture at the University of Hawaii this week, with Maureen "Mo" Maurer, founder of Hawaii Canines for Independence, who has developed a "language" for people with limited mobility who are nonverbal to communicate with their dogs. Cate Dorr, a dog trainer who contributed to the development of this Canine Sign Language, Wendi Hirsch, a clinical psychologist and dog handler, Brian Kajiyama, a doctoral candidate in special education who has cerebral palsy and was the inspiration for development of this technique, and service dogs Tucker and Zeus will be on board, 7 p.m. at the University of Hawaii-Manoa Art Building Auditorium. Free. 9562729,



Free family films continue through the summer at the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium (735 B Iwilei Road), with two films screening simultaneously at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The schedule includes: Tuesday and Wednesday: "Doogal" and "Night at the Museum 2," Aug. 3 and 4: "Curious George" and "Monsters vs. Aliens," Aug. 10 and 11: "Hotel for Dogs" and "Planet 51," Aug. 17 and 18: "Charlotte's Web" and "Imagine That," and Aug. 24 and 25: "Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie" and "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs."

"Torn From Home: My Life as a Refugee" takes young visitors and adults on a hands-on journey into the lives of children who have left homes in regions of conflict; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 16 at Hawaii Children's Discovery Center, 111 Ohe St., Kakaako. $6-$10. 524-5437,

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