Dances and costumes from around the world will fill
the East-West Center with color on Sunday.
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. there will be performances, exhibits, games and film screenings.
Among the places represented are Cambodia, Korea, Samoa, the Philippines, Guam, New Zealand and Hawaii, of course. Admission is free.
Foods available for purchase include gado-gado, a salad with peanut sauce from Indonesia; chicken red curry and vegetarian red curry from Thailand; curry puffs from Malaysia; samosas from India; Korean kim chee and Japanese sushi.
Here's a brief schedule of highlights:
10:30 a.m.: Okinawan drumming, followed by the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble at 11 a.m.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Documentaries will be screened in the first-floor Hale Manoa lounge, with people on hand to answer questions. Included will be a documentary on Indonesian children; a Chinese master chef preparing a 28-course banquet; Taiwanese puppets; Vietnam water puppetry; and music and dance of Nepal.
11:30 a.m.: Taiwanese Evergreen Dancing Group performs
Noon:"Sweet and Soulful Sounds of the Pacific Islands," a performance by the Kava Boys, EWC students from Tonga, Tuvalu, Hawaii and the mainland.
2:15 p.m.: Chinese, Korean and Latin dance, and Hawaiian music exhibitions.
4:45 p.m.: Javanese silat, Filipino songs, Indian dance, shakuhachi and koto music and Pakistani drumming.
Slash, minus his old band Guns 'N Roses, is on his way to Hawaii and he'll be playing three nights at Gussie L'Amours.
Slash and his band Snakepit will perform at 8:30 p.m. April 18, 19 and 20. Advance passes good for three nights are $13 while they last. Otherwise, single night advance tickets are $13; $15 the day of show.
Since leaving Guns behind, Slash has been jamming or writing with the likes of Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, Iggy Pop, B.B. King, Alice Cooper, Boz Skaggs, Jeff Beck, Aerosmith, to name a few.
Slash and Snakepit are in pre-production for a new album that should be released this summer.
Local bands set to open are Kill Switch on the 18th and 20th, and Spiny Norman on the 19th.
Gussie L'Amours is at 3251 N. Nimitz Highway. Call 836-7883.
T-Shirt Theatre, the Kalihi-based troupe of kids from Farrington High, Kalakaua and Dole Intermediate and other schools, is presenting a free public performance of "Tanks, Eh?" at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Farrington Auditorium, and no, it doesn't have anything to do with big, heavy Army vehicles on tracks.
Youths express thanks via drama
"It's about various looks at appreciation and gratitude," explained Walt Dulaney, T-ST's producer and executive director of the Alliance for Drama Education. "We were looking at how kids today view life, and we wondered if kids don't appreciate. So we had a cluster of questions put to classes about gratitude -- given, received and neglected."
The responses from the classrooms became the basis for dramatic vignettes covering various aspects of appreciation, from "buying" friends to curbing road rage. The cast numbers about 20.
"Are kids becoming dry and bitter? Why don't they applaud the things that come their way? We got so much good feedback from the kids that we could do 'Tanks,' 'Son of Tanks' and 'The Revenge of Tanks.'
"It was a good exercise because it cuts across all sorts of local cultures. I don't know if the kids who see the production will start sending out thank-you notes, but at least they'll think about it. I've been hugged by kids from the audience afterward, and THAT was a surprising reaction. Obviously, it struck a chord."
T-Shirt Theatre was created by the Alliance in 1986 as a way of teaching public skills to immigrant and disadvantaged youth. By performing and writing material that discourages addiction, apathy and intolerance, the kids are also learning -- by osmosis -- to think on their feet, to improvise, to overcome shyness, learn basic etiquette and other social lubricants that will help them in life.
On the air
Today"Frasier," 8 p.m., KHNL/NBC. Frasier and Niles make a surprising discovery while comparing their childhood IQ test scores.
"48 Hours," 9 p.m., KGMB/CBS. "Justice for Jon Benet" reports on the troubled police investigation, featuring an interview with the murdered 6-year-old's parents, John and Patsey Ramsey.
"ER," 9 p.m., KHNL/NBC. Kerry thinks she has found her birth mother; Dr. Greene tries to get Mobalage to recall his torture nightmare; Dr. Carter deals with a poisoned child.
Tomorrow"Unsolved Mysteries," 8 p.m., KGMB/CBS. Three young men wielding AK-47s and assault weapons went on a shooting spree that held a Colorado hamlet hostage and left several police wounded or dead. Then they vanished. Now the series is asking audiences to help find and prosecute the perpetrators of this crime.
"Homicide: Life on the Street," 9 p.m., KHNL/NBC. A member of Baltimore's affluent community is shot, sending Falsone (Jon Seda) and Stivers (Toni Lewis) to an unfamiliar neighborhood -- the "wealthy" part of town.
Saturday"National Geographic Special: Tigers of Kanha," 7 p.m., KHNL/ NBC. A journey to Kanha, one of India's premier wildlife reserves, to capture the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger on film. Filmed primarily by renowned wildlife cinematographer Hugh Miles, it presents a comprehensive look at this endangered predator.
"The Titanic," 8 p.m., HBO. The biggest moneymaker in movie history. Synopsis: ship sinks, people drown.
Sunday"Horatio Hornblower: The Fireships," 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m., A&E. Second in a series of four new films based on the Napoleonic War sea stories written by C.S. Forester.
"Mystery Science Theater 3000," 5 p.m., Sci-Fi Channel. Season premiere of the tenth and final season of the series that has shredded bad movies since its debut in 1988.
"Discovery Channel Eco-Challenge," 6 p.m., Discovery Channel. Coverage of the 315-mile race across the desert of Morocco. Fifty-five teams from 27 countries participated in a race that includes camel riding, ocean kayaking, hiking, canyoneering, rappelling, horseback riding and mountain biking.
"The Awful Truth," 7 p.m., Bravo. The new series from Michael Moore, the documentary filmmaker and writer who is best known for his film "Roger & Me."
"Family Guy," 7:30 p.m., KHON /Fox. Peter crashes into a satellite dish, knocking out the city's cable TV; Stewie schemes to eradicate all vegetables.
"Blue Moon," 8 p.m., KGMB/ CBS. Sharon Lawrence and Jeffrey Nordling star as former childhood sweethearts struggling with their marriage in the midst of family problems.
"Hollywood Homes," 9 p.m., HGTV. Special takes viewers inside the homes of writers, producers and designers, including writer/producer Stephen J. Cannell, known for a long list of action series, including "The A-Team" and "The Rockford Files."
"The Plot To Kill Lincoln," 10 p.m., Learning Channel. Special focuses on whether presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth was merely a pawn in a much larger conspiracy to kill the president.
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