COURTESY DAMIEN MUSEUM
Father Damien's work and life will be examined in a lecture Thursday.
Lecture to examine Father Damien's work
The work of Father Damien -- as related to the Latter-day Saints, Protestants and Catholics -- will be discussed in a lecture Thursday, "Kalaupapa: Uncommon Service on Common Ground," by Fred E. Woods of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
Woods' research focuses on a Hawaiian Mormon, Jonathan Napela, who served Hansen's disease patients on Molokai.
His free appearance will be at 4 p.m. at Bishop Museum, part of the museum's Research Seminar Series, held on held on the second Thursday of each month. Call 847-8256.
Music seminars open for aspiring teachers
Music Together offers teacher-training workshops Feb. 18 to 20 at the Ohana Music Together Studio in Pearl City.
The workshop is open to school directors, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teachers, university faculty, parents and others desiring an overview of early-childhood music development.
The Music Together curriculum is geared to newborn- through kindergarten-age keiki. Those who complete the training may apply for a license to open a Music Together center or will be eligible to teach at an existing facility.
Call 728-2692, ext. 329, or visit www.musictogether.com.
Bishop Museum hosts storytelling festival
A festival featuring storytellers from Hawaii, Alaska and Massachusetts will be held on the Great Lawn at Bishop Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18.
The seventh Mary Kawena Pukui Performing Arts Festival is a celebration of the ancient arts of storytelling and dance. The festival's theme is "Harvest and the Moon."
Food, native-craft booths, music and hula halaus are among highlights.
The festival is held annually in honor of Mary Kawena Pukui, who published the first native Hawaiian dictionary and worked to preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian traditions.
The storytellers will also travel to the new National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., to share their tales of Hawaii, Alaska and New England.
Admission is $3. Museum members and children under age 3 are free. Call 847-3511.
UH artist in residence to speak on film work
Video artist, writer and filmmaker John Greyson, an artist in residence at the University of Hawaii, will present a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.
Greyson's early work focused on gay rights, AIDS activism and censorship, and he has woven these themes into his later work: narrative-driven, feature-length films.
Greyson's work has earned several awards, including a Genie Award -- Canada's top film honor -- for best picture for his 1996 film "Lilies." That film will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Coming up in March: Wu Hung, director of the Center for Art of East Asia at the University of Chicago, will be in residency at UH from March 12 to 16. Hung's public slide lecture, "Contemporaneity in Contemporary Chinese Art," takes place at 7:30 p.m. March 13.
All events are free and held in the UH-Manoa Art Auditorium. Call 956-5252.
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Gaspard Ulliel stars as a young Hannibal Lecter.
Movies opening Friday:
: The chilling story of how a young Hannibal Lecter (Gaspard Ulliel) became one of the most notorious serial killers in history. The back-story includes his fleeing to Paris to find his uncle has died, then finding acceptance with his uncle's Japanese widow, played by Gong Li. But even her kindness cannot soothe the nightmares he's had since witnessing the violent deaths of his parents in Eastern Europe. (R)
"Norbit": Eddie Murphy stars as Norbit, a meek man forced into marrying a mean, junk-food-chugging woman named Rasputia, also played by Murphy. Just when Norbit's hanging by his last thread, his childhood sweetheart (Thandie Newton) moves back to town. (PG-13)