Our Picks for the Weekend
Our Picks This Weekend
4-day 'Legacy' presents international experience
This year's Kapiolani Community College International Festival theme is "Legacy." The four-day event showcases cultures from around the world, illustrating international education efforts at the Diamond Head campus. Some of the highlights include Burmese Chinlone, a moving meditation; music and dance from Tahiti, dances of China and Thailand, a Japanese tea ceremony, Rodney Morales presenting tales of Hawaii, a Chinese lion dance, Spanish flamenco, an Afro-Latin salsa night and an exhibition by Capoeira Hawaii.
The free event runs from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Parking will be made available behind Diamond Head Theatre. For more information, call festival director Carl Hefner at 734-9715.
2 different groups march for St. Patrick and peace
Two parades with two very different purposes will happen Saturday. The annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Waikiki, sponsored by the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, should be a festive gala. The route will start from Saratoga Road, head down Kalakaua, onto Monsarrat Avenue and end at Kapiolani Park. Two floats, five bands, 50 vehicles and about 800 marchers probably wearin' o' the green will be participating. It all starts at noon and call 956-6651 for more info.
And then there's the fourth annual National Day of Protest to Stop the War with Iraq parade, organized by the Hawaii Not In Our Name Coalition. Organizers hope that about 1,000 marchers will walk the walk on a route that begins and ends at Ala Moana Park, at the Atkinson Drive end, and wends its way through the downtown area. For more info, call 286-8288.
Tour marks milestone for feminist movement
Singer-songwriter Cris Williamson is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of her "The Changer and the Changed" album with a national tour. Her 1975 debut independent album helped fuel the feminist movement back in the day and launched what would become known as "women's music" (or even "womyn" as conceived by its separatist element), a genre created, performed and marketed specifically for women. Her tour stops off at the Paliku Theatre at Windward Community College in Kaneohe Friday at 8 p.m.
Joining Williamson for her Oahu appearance will be fellow recording artist and record producer Teresa Trull. Tickets are $25 to $75, with the latter being VIP tickets that include premium seating and a preshow reception.
For tickets, call the theater's box office at 235-7310 or go to www.eTicketHawaii.com. For more information, call 942-4601.
Unity Church offers screenings of 'Illusion'
The Unity Church of Hawaii will be hosting special screenings of the film "Illusion" this weekend. A presentation of the Spiritual Cinema Network, it stars the elderly Kirk Douglas as Donald, a once-powerful but now ailing filmmaker who finds himself in deep regret over rejecting his only child, an illegitimate son. Late one night the man is awakened by the ghostlike presence of his late, dear friend and editor, Stan. Stan offers to show Donald three visions of his son's life. Each vision shows the son at different stages in his pursuit of the woman he loves. What the old man sees is the tragic life of the son he never claimed. But, even on his deathbed, Donald discovers the possibility of redemption and the discovery of surprising truths about his son and himself. The church at 3608 Diamond Head Circle at Monsarrat Avenue will show "Illusion" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a $10 admission. For more information, call the church at 735-4436, or visit its Web site at www.unityhawaii.org
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