STAR-BULLETIN / 2005
Steven Fredrick will lead a walking tour of WWII servicemen's hangouts on Dec. 9.
Programs centered on Pearl Harbor feature film shorts and walking tour
Film historian Steven Fredrick marks the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor with two events -- a film screening and a walking tour.
Fredrick, a collector of rare films about Hawaii, has put together a program, "Hawaii During World War II: The Movies and the Music of the 1940s," showing at 7 p.m. tomorrow. The program includes newsreels filmed during the attack, as well as musical shorts of Lani McIntire and His Aloha Islanders and even a rare Porky Pig Looney Tunes cartoon.
Cost is $10; call 395-0674 for location.
On Sunday, Fredrick leads a walking tour to the hangouts frequented by servicemen on Oahu, many of them featured in the old newsreels and film clips.
The 2.5-mile tour visits the sites of theaters, dance halls, diners, pool halls and taverns in downtown Honolulu and Chinatown. It begins at 2 p.m. at the King Kamehameha statue on King and Punchbowl streets. Cost is $20.
Reservations required for both events. Call 395-0674 or e-mail email@example.com.
A Nike skate shoe designed in collaboration with Hawaii skater Shogo Kubo will be part of the "Pool Rules" exhibit.
Exhibit explores skateboarding subculture
Pool skating is kind of like swimming, except there's no water, and kind of like skating, except there are no skates. OK, it's not much like swimming or skating.
Pool skating involves skateboarding in dry swimming pools, and in the underground subculture of true enthusiasts, it often involves breaking into the yards of abandoned homes.
If this seems to defy imagination, the artwork in "Pool Rules" will help you with the concept. On display from 8 p.m. to midnight Thursday at Next Door, 43 N. Hotel St., the exhibit includes photos, paintings and pool-skating memorabilia of more than 20 local artists and skating legends Shogo Kubo and Jef Hartsel.
Admission is free; must be age 21 or over.
"Pool Rules" is part of the "Against the Grain" art series sponsored by the youth clothing line Hurley. After Thursday it will be displayed through December at the Action Sports Environmental Coalition's hospitality house, 57-435 Honokawela Drive, on the North Shore. Call 293-5859.