Surf film debuts
The premiere screening of "Hurley Hawaii Winter 2006" will show at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu.
The film follows the Hurley team through the North Shore winter season of 2006, featuring Rob Machado during his 2006 Pipeline Masters run. X-Games skateboarding champion Bob Burnquist narrates.
Also to be previewed are Hurley Entertainment's Hawaii skate film and "Salbaland," a television series about pool rider Steve Alba. Surfer Kekoa Cazimero and Hurley's Hawaii surf and skate teams will meet with fans and sign autographs.
Admission is free. Call 955-7383.
Friends of 'Iolani Palace pays tribute to women who shaped Hawaiian history at an April 28 event that will feature the film "Keepers of the Flame: The Legacy of Three Hawaiian Women."
The event, "Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History," will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mission Memorial Auditorium, with historical presentations honoring Queen Kaahumanu, Laura Fish Judd, Queen Emma, Mother Marianne, Madge Tennent and the female alii who fought in the battle of Nuuanu.
Helen Chock, founder owner of Helena's Hawaiian Foods, will be honored by the Culinary Institute of the Pacific for her contributions to the perpetuation of Hawaiian cuisine.
Admission is free, although donations of canned meat/tuna will be accepted for the River of Life Mission. Registration is required by Friday. An optional lunch, catered by Helena's, is $15. Call 522-0822 or visit www.iolanipalace.org.
Meet the poet
Joseph Stanton, author of "A Field Guide to the Wildlife of Suburban O'ahu," is holding a series of readings in celebration of National Poetry Month.
Stanton was the 1997 Cades Award winner for contributions to Hawaii's literary field and his poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
» Thursday: 6 p.m., Hawaii State Library, with Kerry Poree
» Friday: 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Kahala Mall
» Saturday: Noon, Borders Pearlridge
» May 6: 5 p.m., Ho'omaluhia Gardens art gallery
Body Space Medicine, a Chinese herbal healing practice, will be discussed in a free talk by author and healer Dr. Zhi Gang Sha, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the John A. Burns School of Medicine's Kakaako Waterfront Campus.
Sha, a medical doctor and practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, is involved in research into the effect of spirituality on the human body. He studied with Dr. Zhi Chen Guo, who developed Body Space Medicine.
Register at www.drsha.com or call 676-1195.
Volunteers needed for spring HIFf fest
The Hawaii International Film Festival is in need of volunteers for the 10th Annual Spring Showcase, which runs Friday through April 26 at Regal Cinemas at Dole Cannery.
Volunteers receive free vouchers and discounts for viewing the slate of 23 international films, as well as a special private screening.
Positions are available for ticket-takers and line and theater monitors, and at the information/membership desk.
Shifts are posted online at HIFF's Shiftboard, www.shiftboard.com/hiff. Or call 528-3456, ext. 111, or e-mail email@example.com.