Filmmakers have more time to fine tune shorts
Showdown In Chinatown is giving filmmakers the luxury of fine tuning their short films by giving them a week to work on them.
For those unfamiliar with the monthly challenge, filmmakers typically have only three days to work on their film challenge. February's theme will be announced at 4 p.m. today at www.showdowninchinatown.com, and filmmakers will have a week to write, shoot and edit a 4- to 7-minute film to be screened from 8 p.m. Feb. 9 to 2 a.m., at Next Door, 43 N. Hotel St.
Admission to the viewing party is $10 general; or $5 with a valid college I.D. for 18 and older during the screening, and 21 and older after the screening.
There is no cost for filmmakers wishing to enter the competition, as long as they pre-register online. Films will be due at thirtyninehotel between 4 and 6 p.m. Feb. 8.
For additional information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bookmobile sale tomorrow
The Friends of the Library is holding a book sale tomorrow at Bill's Bookmobile in Kakaako.
Hours of the sale are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 690 Pohukaina St.
February specials include:
» Almost-new text books (less than five years old)
» CDs (some still shrinkwrapped) at $3 each or four for $10
» Paperbacks at $1.50 for two
» Shakespeare paperbacks, 25 cents each
Bill's Bookmobile conducts special sales on the first Saturday of each month. Proceeds benefit Hawaii's 51 public libraries
HOME & GARDEN
The Green House workshops
The Green House makes it easy to tap your environmental conscience with the following three classes being held tomorrow at 224 Pakohana St. in Pauoa Valley:
Learn how to make a rain barrel catchment system from 10 a.m. to noon, which will in turn help lower your monthly water bill.
Also, from 10 a.m. to noon, whip up a batch of soap and explore simple cleaning recipes. Bring your own empty spray bottles to fill up with samples of your homemade cleansers.
Cost for each class is $15.
From 1:30 to 3 p.m. the Keiki Explorer Club will build a solar oven with the help of environmental engineer Jeremai Cann. For ages 7 and up. Cost is $12 per parent/child team.
Advanced registration required for all classes at 524-8427, or send e-mail to email@example.com.