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Thursday, August 1, 1996


"Getting Somewheres": Two vignettes based on the lives of women who worked on Hawaii plantations, 7 p.m. Friday, Japanese Cultural Center's Weinberg Building, Room 301. Akiko Masuda and Dorene Tagudin portray Tsuru Yamauchi and Venicia Guiala, whose stories were collected by the University of Hawaii Center for Oral History, then dramatized by Victoria Kneubuhl. Directed by Jackie Pualani Johnson Debus; in conjunction with an exhibit on Japanese American women of Hawaii. Admission $3, free for children. Information: 945-7633.


"Imagination": Musical adventure for the family. Repeats 7 and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays at Ala Moana Centerstage. Free. Information: 955-9517.

"The Merchant of Venice": Shakespeare mixes romance, friendship and bigotry in this drama about an unpaid loan and one man's demand for justice. Presented by Studio H'poko. Repeats 7:30 p.m. Fridays through Sundays through Aug. 18 at McCoy Studio Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Admission $15. Information: 242-7469, Maui.


"Pieces XIV": Maui Academy of Performing Arts presents a dance concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Iao Theatre, Maui. Choreography by Virginia Holte, Bethel Impey, Kathleen Sime

Schulz and others. Also 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $13 general, $12 seniors, $8 youth. Information: 244-8760, Maui.

"Mood Swing in a World of NUTH-ing TIP-i-kel": Big City Productions presents jazz and street hip-hop dancers, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Bakken Auditorium, Mid-Pacific Institute. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Call 373-5175.


Performance arts classes: Diamond Head Theatre has classes for children and adults this fall. Instructors include Yvonne Filius, Hank Fordham, John Rampage and Andrew Sakaguchi. For a brochure, call 734-8763.

"Sujoruri": Ten master performers from the National Bunraku Theatre of Japan present "Akoya Kotozee," "Nozakimura" and "Junreiuta," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at McCoy Studio Theater. For free tickets, call 242-7469, Maui.


ASATAD: For Laura and her gentleman caller in Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie," noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Church of the Crossroads. For an appointment, call director Marc Thomson at 735-7904. Performances begin Oct. 25.

Honolulu Theatre for Youth: New crafters and food vendors wanted for benefit craft fair Oct. 26 and 27 at Thomas Square. Call 839-9885.

Lanikai Mortgage Players: For the melodrama "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Or How John Barleycorn Lost His Grip on the White House," 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5, Lanikai Community Center. Backstage workers and production assistants needed; call Lucille Shreve at 262-5577. Performances begin Nov. 1.

Hawaii Pacific University: For Arthur Miller's tragedy "A View from the Bridge," 7 p.m. Sept. 6 and 1 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8 at the Theatre. Prepare to read from the script. Call 254-0853. Performances begin Nov. 15.

Honolulu Boy Choir: For the fall season presentation of "Christmas in Hawaii." Boys ages 7 through 12 may call 596-SING (596-7464) for an appointment. Membership is free.

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