Artist marks book release with mural models' reunion
It's a reunion - of an artist's models.
From 1985 to '87, when Martin Charlot painted a mural on the wall of a McDonald's, he used friends, family and others in the community to inspire his 24-foot-long work, "Hawaiian Folkways," about Waiahole Valley life.
Now Charlot would like to gather those models to mark the publication of his book "Local Traffic Only: Proverbs Hawaiian-Style," from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at McDonald's in the Windward City Shopping Center, site of the mural.
The book is a collection of the bits of wisdom that inspired the mural, with details of the painting that reflect each proverb.
The public is invited to Sunday's event, where the book will be sold partly to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawai'i, and Charlot will sign copies. Mural models are asked to contact Watermark Publishing, 534-7170, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charlot will also appear at these book signings:
» Thursday: 6 p.m., Louis Pohl Gallery, 1111 Nuuanu Ave. Includes reception and art exhibit.
» Saturday: noon, Borders Ward Centre; and 2 p.m., Borders Waikele
» Sunday: noon, Borders Windward Mall
» Next Tuesday: 3:30 p.m., presentation and Q&A session, University of Hawaii-Manoa's Hamilton Library, Eugene Yap Room. The Jean Charlot Collection will be open for tours.
"Local Traffic Only" sells for $19.95 at bookstores and online, or visit www.bookshawaii.net.
War will arrive Feb. 28 at the Pipeline Cafe
This means War!
The legendary street-funk and soul band, and longtime local favorite, returns to Honolulu Feb. 28 for a concert at Pipeline Cafe.
Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday at the Blaisdell Center box office, the club's box office at 805 Pohukaina St., Ticketmaster locations and online at www.kingmichelconcerts.com. Prices are $35, $60 VIP.
In the 1970s the SoCal band's songs could be heard everywhere in the islands - classics like "Spill the Wine," "All Day Music," "Slippin' Into Darkness," "The World Is a Ghetto," "The Cisco Kid," "Me and Baby Brother," "Why Can't We Be Friends" and "Low Rider."
The band was also a crowd favorite at the inaugural 2006 Diamond Head Celebration.
Pacific and Asian Affairs event set
"A Global Affair," the annual fundraiser for the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Kahala Hotel & Resort.
The Aloha Medical Mission will be honored for its relief work, and board member Jean Rolles will receive the Bachman Award for her many years of service. Additionally, teams will battle it out in "WorldQuest," a competition of wits in the area of international affairs.
Tickets are $175, $135 for council members. Tables are available for $3,500 and $5,500. Call 944-7783.
Wellness event set for Waimea
"Optimystyique" celebrates wellness from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday at the Audubon Center in Waimea Valley.
The event will include fitness activities such as "hulasize" at 11 a.m., yoga every hour from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., kid percussion at 3 p.m. and an African dance class at 5:30 p.m. For the body -- inside and out -- organic food, massage, foot scrubs, haircuts, self-hypnosis, meditation and chi kung Chinese therapy. And for pure enjoyment: art, music and belly dancing.
Tickets are $10 pre-sale, $15 at door; $30 VIP package includes pupus and massage. Call 637-2117.
Mall owners offer scholarship
High school seniors who live in the Waikele area are invited to apply for the Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship Program.
The Simon Property Group, which owns the Waikele Premium Outlets, offers scholarships of up to $1,500 to one graduating student living near the company's locations. A total of $350,000 was given to 188 students nationwide last year.
Deadline to apply is Jan. 31. Applications can be found online at simonyouth.scholarshipamerica.org, or visit the Simon Guest Services Center at Waikele Premium Outlets. Transcripts and parents' tax forms are required. For information visit www.syf.org.