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    FISHING FOR FUN Alan Cabasug helped his daughter Inez hook a prize fish in the fishing pond at the Honolulu Academy of Arts on Father's Day.


UH hosts films for kids

The award-winning KIDS FIRST! Film Festival presents "Animated Shorts: Storybook & Song" on June 27. The films are geared toward children 3 to 8.

"How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?" portrays the antics of mischievous ailing dinosaurs. "Diary of a Spider" is a tale of a spider who goes to school, but also spins sticky webs and takes wind-catching lessons in an upside-down web world. "The Gym Teacher from the Black Lagoon," "Duck on a Bike," "Giraffes Can’t Dance," "Goose," "Do Unto Otters" and "Billy the Squid" are among the films at 3 p.m. at the University of Hawaii Art Auditorium.

Visit for upcoming shows. Admission is free. — Star-Advertiser

» "Mystery Meatballs Movie": 6 p.m. Tuesday at Wahiawa Public Library, 820 California Ave. Bring refreshments. Free. Call 622-6345.

» "A Magic Show and Face Painting with Fun Fun the Clown": 10:30 a.m. Friday at Ewa Beach Library, 91-950 North Road. Call 689-1204.

Send items to: 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu 96813; e-mail; or fax 529-4750.



Last zoo concert will star Borges

Jimmy Borges and his Jazz All-Stars will headline the finale of the Honolulu Zoo’s "Wildest Show in Town" concert series on Aug. 11.

The Wednesday concerts sponsored by the Honolulu Zoo Society run from 6 to 7 p.m., with gates opening at 4:35 p.m. Drawings for ukulele are held during the events.

John Cruz will perform this Wednesday, followed by Pali on July 7, Ohta San on July 14, the Surfaris on July 21, Holunape on July 28, Frank De Lima on Aug. 4 and Borges on the final concert a week later.

Cost is $3 per person. The public is welcome to pack dinner or purchase picnic fare at the site; no alcohol or high-back chairs are allowed.

For more information, see


Slam poet plans library program

In celebration of the 2010 Teen Summer Reading Program, Kealoha will perform a full slam poetry program that deals with social, personal and cultural themes Tuesday from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at Kaimuki Public Library.

The program incorporates various elements within the slam poetry framework including storytelling, movement, hip-hop and theater.

Kealoha is the founder of HawaiiSlam, Youth Speaks Hawaii (two-time International Champions) and First Thursdays (largest registered and certified slam poetry competition in the world).

This program is suitable for ages 12 and older. Call 733-8422.


Kapolei Library spotlights dancer

Dancer and choreographer Yuki Shiroma will perform Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Kapolei Public Library as part of the state library’s Teen Summer Reading Program. Shiroma, a certified instructor in Okinawan dance, will present "Team Celebrity," a performance about the subject of fame in the 21st century.

She will discuss questions such as "Who or what defines celebrity?" and "What makes us want to be famous?"

Shiroma is the co-artistic director of Monkey Waterfall, a Honolulu dance theater company, and has taught and performed internationally for more than 25 years.

Kapolei Public Library is located at 1020 Manawai St.


Artwork depicts cancer struggles

The Oncology Nursing Society presents "Oncology on Canvas," a collection of original works that represents and honors the struggles, successes and daily experiences of those affected by cancer. The exhibit is presented by the Oncology Nursing Society, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through July 1 at Kapolei Hale.

Works on display were created by cancer patients and others who are affected, including patients’ family members, friends and caregivers.

Call the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts at 768-6622.


Kids can create art at museum

Art in the Park is a drop-in art program offered every Wednesday at the Children’s Discovery Center. Children explore a variety of art media with three open-ended art activities from 11 a.m. to noon. The cost is $3, $1 with paid admission.

Current museum exhibits include "Inside You," a look at the human body, "Hawaiian Rainbows," which offers a peek at local lifestyles from plantation days to modern Hawaii, and "Torn from Home," a special exhibit that focuses on refugees. For more information, call 524-5437.


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