Calling all voices
Hawaii Repertory Theatre is holding auditions for the 2006 season, 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Princess Abigail Kawananakoa Auditorium, 49 Funchal St.
Come prepared to sing 16 bars of a musical theater selection of your choice. Bring cassette tape or CD accompaniment. A piano will be available for those providing their own accompanist.
Cold readings from scripts will also be required. Bring a head shot and résumé if available. All ages are invited to audition. Call 428-4948.
Milun, an organization that promotes South Asian culture, is collecting donations to help victims of the earthquake in Pakistan.
Send checks to Milun, care of 781 Eleele Place, Honolulu 96825.
Call Saleem at 371-9360 or visit the Web site www.edhi.gwat.net.
Chanting, dance, poetry, drumming and visual art are all elements of the annual Winter Solstice Fire Tribe Gathering.
The festival runs from Dec. 14 to 18 and focuses on dark-to-dawn magic fire circles, a large area defined by a ring of torches and prayer flags, with a continuous ceremony of music, dance, song and ritual theater.
The gathering's focus is on celebration, creativity and spirituality and is open to families with children 6 years and older. Space is limited to 150 individuals.
Fees start at $50 and are based on the number or days attending. Accommodations and meal plans available for an additional fee. Visit www.firetribehawaii.org.
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A day of discovery
Punahou School's Science Center hosts the Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery, free interactive exhibits and workshops from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The workshops are geared for students in grades 4 and up, teachers and parents. Topics include bottle rockets, electrical experiments, Lego sumo robots, using GPS and water gadgets.
Nainoa Thompson of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and Donna Kahakui of Kai Makana (Ocean Education) will be keynote speakers. Four "Mad Scientists" will perform science magic at day's end.
Registration is required for the workshops. Call 956-3138 or visit www.spacegrant.hawaii.edu/Day-of-discovery.