Music by the sea
The first Music by the Sea Chamber Music Festival will be held Thursday and Friday at Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church. Each night will feature a different program of classical music -- such as Beethoven's Piano Trio No. 2, Schubert's "Trout" Quintet and Mendelssohn's Octet for Strings -- performed against the church's glass wall with its view of the ocean.
The festival is organized by Iolani School graduate Anthony Arnone and his wife, Hannah Holman, both cellists teaching at the University of Iowa. The musicians are primarily faculty from their college, although some are originally from as far away as Turkey and the Soviet Union.
The concerts are at 7 each night. Tickets are $20, $10 students and seniors.
Feng shui for 2006
Prepare for the Year of the Dog with a lesson in feng shui presented by Hong Liu, a master of five schools of the Asian practice of balance and healing.
Liu will lead a workshop from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Natural Healing Research Foundation's Qi Center, 1110 University Ave.
The session will cover tools for enhancing prosperity, health, finances and relationships to make the most of the new year.
Liu, author of "The Healing Art of Qi Gong" (Warner Books), is a medical doctor in China, researcher, herbalist and adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii Medical School.
Suggested donation is $175 to benefit the nonprofit Qi Center.
Call 947-1333 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
China on film
"From the Masses: An Artist in Mao's China" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
The film tells of the treatment of artists before, during and after the Cultural Revolution. The free screening will be followed by a panel discussion.
For gifted children
Parents of gifted children are invited to a free workshop sponsored by the Hawaii Gifted Association, "Recognizing and Nurturing Your Gifted/Talented Child" at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the American Association of University Women, 1802 Keeaumoku St.
Speakers will address the characteristics of gifted and talented children, testing procedures and resources available for them.
For more information visit www.HiGifted.org.
For reservations call Janet Shores, 261-6292, or e-mail email@example.com.