Hokule'a crew members who sailed on the voyage through Micronesia earlier this year will be talking about their experiences at a free event Sunday at the Von Holt Room on the grounds of St. Andrew's Cathedral in Honolulu.
The event with Billy Richards and Dr. Marjorie Mau starts at 6 p.m.
Richards and Mau were crew members aboard the double-hulled canoe Hokule'a on its voyage to Satawal, the home island of navigator Mau Piailug.
The Hokule'a was helping to deliver the double-hulled canoe Alingano Maisu to Piailug as a gift to thank him for reintroducing way-finding to native Hawaiians and reawakening the voyaging tradition in Polynesia.
Richards was also on the 1976 crew that first sailed with Piailug from Hawaii to Tahiti, supporting the assertion that native Hawaiians were capable of long-distance ocean voyages centuries before the Europeans.
Diamond Head Theatre is holding auditions for "You Somebody" at 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the DHT Rehearsal Hall at 520 Makapuu Ave.
Auditioners should be prepared to sing (bring Broadway-style sheet music in your own key). An accompanist will be provided, but there will be no transpositions on site, tapes, karaoke or a cappella allowed.
There will be a dance audition, so please bring clothes you can move/dance in. Scripts are available at the DHT box office but must be read on site.
"You Somebody" tells the story of Pua "Ma" Lusa, who's determined to make up for her less-than-successful stage career by embarking on a quest to make her family famous, though she's always thwarted by the perfect, talented Baga family. Musical highlights: "Dream a Small Kine Dream," "It Sucks" and "You Somebody."
For more information, call DHT at 733-0277, ext. 309, or visit www.diamondheadtheatre.com.
Murder + dinner
Six actors are needed for Mystery Dinner Theater performances running select Saturday evenings from August through November. Auditions will take place 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at Dave & Buster's showroom, 1030 Auahi St.
In this mystery, a prestigious local pageant is rocked to its core when one of its contestants drops dead in the middle of the show. It's up to the audience to solve the crime before dessert.
Actors should have stage experience and a lot of energy, and be able to think and react on their feet. All ethnicities and body types will be considered. This is a nonequity, paid production.
Call 722-0858 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
'The Bachelor' couple to greet fans in Waikiki
Lt. Andy Baldwin
and Tessa Horst
will greet fans today at 1 p.m. at the Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel as they celebrate their new life in Hawaii.
Look for them in the Banyan Court, where the couple from TV's "The Bachelor" will sign autographs, pose for pictures and field questions from the media about their future. The Moana is at 2365 Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki.
Fans can meet "The Bachelor," Andy Baldwin, and his fiancée, Tessa Horst, today in Waikiki.
Orange Party tonight
An Orange Party will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. tonight at Tropical Smoothie Café to raise funds for the Hawaii Down Syndrome Congress.
What makes it orange? Orange attire is recommended but not required.
On the menu will be an "all you care to eat" buffet, and there will be music performed by the Tradewinds. In addition, Teddy Wells, aka Ivan, one of "the Others" from "Lost," will be on hand to greet guests and sign photographs.
Suggested donations of $50 can be made in advance by calling or visiting the restaurant, or they can be made at the door. (Anyone arriving with a Special Olympics opening ceremony ticket or program will be admitted for a donation of $25.)
The cafe is at 88 Piikoi St., Suite 2. Free parking will be available along Waimanu Street as well as in the KHON parking section of the Hawa'iki Tower parking garage on Piikoi.
Tropical Smoothie Café is noted for its fresh fruit smoothies, gourmet wrap sandwiches and a full espresso bar serving only all Hawaiian-grown coffees from Aloha Island Farms.
HOME & GARDEN
Feng shui workshop
The Green House presents a two-part workshop on feng shui home and personal cleaning.
The 10 a.m. to noon session will have participants learning to work with elements in the home and how to make cleaning solutions with essential oils.
The 1 to 3 p.m. session will cover feng shui and how to make herbal formulas for deep personal clensing, energy restoration and balance.
The group will break from noon to 1 p.m. for snacks and juice.
The $75 cost includes all supplies, including reading materials, a book on natural healing herb teas, and a beginners sample kit of essential oil blends.
Classes take place at 224 Pakohana St.
Registration is required. Class size is limited to 14.
Contact the Green House at 524-8427 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Grow native plants
Learn to grow plants from your own garden during a hands-on workshop, "Native Hawaiian Plant Propagation"
The workshop is being held 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 2 at 59-864 Kamehameha Highway in Haleiwa.
Cost is $8 plus regular admission to Waimea Valley Audubon Center, and includes a native plant that the attendee has propagated.
Reservations required at 638-9199. Visit waimea.audubon.org for updates.
Museum press wins
The Bishop Museum Press has received the 2007 Literature Award from the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries for its publication, "A Tropical Garden Flora: Plants Cultivated in the Hawaiian Islands and Other Tropical Places."
The annual award is given to both the author and publisher of a work that makes a significant contribution to the literature of botany or horticulture.
"A Tropical Garden Flora" was chosen for the award in the Technical Category.
The award will be presented in June in Cincinnati during the CBHL annual conference.