Our Picks for the Weekend
Poetry slams to take place at downtown art gallery
To coincide with the wrap-up of Black History Month, the Pacific Traditions Gallery downtown will start promoting a Fourth Friday Poetry Night, hosted by soul poet Skye White. In addition to performing motivational poems at First Thursday poetry slams over at Hawaiian Hut, White has also performed at many area festivals such as Girlfest and the Honolulu Book and Music Festival.
There will also be prizes for those who sign up for the evening's poetry slam.
To entice people into venturing out, Kevin Tate of Kevin's Two Boots Catering will be serving up bowls of his famous jambalaya, along with refreshments.
Also, the work of folk artist Burnice Breckinridge will be showcased; all artwork is available for sale.
Things kick off at 8 p.m. Friday at the gallery located at 19 N. Pauahi St., just off of Nuuanu Avenue, with a suggested donation of $3 at the door. Call 741-4612.
Women's music group pays tribute to Leap Year
"Harmonizing in Hawaii since 1975," it's the all-women Na Leo Lani Chorus. A chapter of the Sweet Adelines International, the chorus has encouraged friendship and personal growth through its mutual love for close four-part harmony.
The chorus presents a special concert called "Look Before You Leap ... Year" on Friday and Saturday, starting at 7 p.m. at the Cupola Theatre, located on the second floor of the Honolulu Design Center, 1250 Kapiolani Blvd. The concert is described as songs that present "a story of friendship and love, friends connecting and misconnecting, conflict and dismay, romance and joy."
Tickets are $15. To order, call 488-4534 or 295-8838, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill Nye that science guy to speak on living green
The second "Focus Green Lecture Series" on Maui Tuesday will feature none other than "Bill Nye the Science Guy" (pictured).
Nye is best known as host of the Emmy Award-winning educational television program, which is now seen on the Disney Channel. He's a scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor with a mission: to foster a scientifically literate society and to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work.
Besides his TV work, Nye has written five children's books about science, including "Bill Nye's Great Big Book of Tiny Germs."
The lecture series is presented by the Dowling Company, a developer recognized for green building practices on the Valley Isle.
Nye will speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Castle Theatre of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets will be sold at the box office the day of the lecture for $5, with students with a valid ID getting in free of charge.
Proceeds will be donated to the Maui Coastal Land Trust.
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