Pro hosts college's classes on acting
Windward Community College students will have the chance to hone their acting, directing, writing and improvisational skills from veteran actor Stan Egi, who has appeared on Broadway and in movies ("Rising Sun," "Gung Ho") and television productions ("Hawaii," "JAG," "Nash Bridges").
The skilled comic entertainer also performed on "Late Night with David Letterman."
For-credit classes Intro to Drama & Theatre and Acting I & II run from Aug. 20 to Dec. 14. Noncredit courses begin in September and include Improvisation and Film & Television Acting.
Call 235-7432 or visit wcc. hawaii.edu. To talk to Egi call 236-9138 or e-mail segi@ hawaii.edu.
Show features skilled horse rider
Andrea Herndon and her horse Hammy will be featured in a choreographed hunter course, without saddle or bridle, at Saturday's Oahu Hunger Show at Circle C Equestrian Center in Waimanalo.
Herndon uses only her voice, legs, seat and a thin wire at the horse's neck to lead Hammy through a series of jumps.
Her performance will be part of the Hawaii Horse Show Association competition, judged by John McQueen of Calhoun, La.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the center, 41-539 Makakalo St. Admission is free.
Taste of the Arts needs new poster
Put your design skills to work on a poster for the Taste of the Arts Street Festival next month.
Deadline to enter the poster design contest is Aug 23.
Submissions must be in 300 dpi, in JPEG and PDF format, in CMYK, designed for an 11-by-17 poster. All artwork must be original, not copied. Include a copy of all fonts used. Submission must be burned on a CD and delivered to the ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., during gallery hours, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 521-2903.
The food, wine and jazz event takes place on Nuuanu Avenue Sept. 14.
Get a peek at the latest designs in sterling, gold and precious stones by Loree Rodkin from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at Ala Moana Center.
On view will be gothic-inspired designs from Rodkins' Holiday 2007 collection.
V.I.T. a must-see
Get a jump on the fall season this weekend when Neiman Marcus previews the fall trends during its V.I.T. (Very Important Trends) storewide event tomorrow through Aug. 25.
It will be a good time to check out the must-haves, including jackets with sleeve details, wide-legged pants, booties, sequins and sheath dresses for women, and French cuffs, suede shoes and two-button jackets for men.
Informal modeling takes place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and Aug. 24 and 25.
A Donna Karan trunk show will also take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow.
More candy, baby
WeSellThings4u and QUEENS Candy Shop are hosting an end-of-summer party from 7 p.m. tomorrow to midnight, featuring the debut of fashion designers Leah Evans and Liezel Pagala, shoes by the Street Society, plus performances by NMB, Soul Pacific and Red-Eye Jedi.
There will be 20 percent off on clothing and accessories, and 10 percent off shoes, and a portion of sales from this point on will be donated to a local nonprofit of your choice, meaning you don't have to do anything different to make a difference.
Guests are invited to dress in neon. Can't you just see the pics on Myspace?
Head to 831 and 839 Queen St., between Ward Avenue and Cooke Street. Call 589-1102 for more information.
If you haven't finished your back-to-school shopping, head over to Ala Moana Center, where spending $150 or more -- too easy these days -- on teen apparel, shoes and accessories will get you, while supplies last, a free bonus pack of back-to-school goodies.
The bonus packs include gifts from T&C Surf, America Eagle, Sephora, Armani Exchange, Jamba Juice, Taco Bell, Island Adventure Golf and Oceanic Time Warner Cable.
Simply head down to the Ala Moana Customer Service Center, located on the Street Level across from CenterStage, to redeem your receipts.
The promotion, initially slated to end Sunday, has been extended to Aug. 30.
According to center stats, parents are expected to spend more than $500 on back-to-school shopping this year.
COURTESY DON RANNEY JR.
Kamakoa Page will be among the dancers Saturday night at the Fendi fashion show and Tau Dance Theater fundraiser.
Fendi at HDC
Fendi will bring its fall collection to the Cupola at the Honolulu Design Center Saturday night, in a fundraiser for Tau Dance Theater.
There will be entertainment by Tau Dance Theater, 24-VII DanceForce, Shakti Dance Movement, Cocoa Chandelier, Derek Daniel and Poi licious, plus the music of DJ Jedi.
Admission is $250 for Ultra VIPs, who will enjoy a four-course couture cuisine dinner in Stage with entertainment by Jay Larrin, Raiatea Helm, O'Brien Eselu, Natali Ai Kamau'u, and Jordan Segundo; $100 for VIPs, who will have access to a Stage-prepared appetizer station; and $20 general admission, with no-host cocktails.
Festivities begin at 6 p.m. for VIPs, and 7:30 p.m. general. For tickets, call 222-7718.