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POSTED: Friday, April 17, 2009

HIGHLIGHTS

LOOK
“;Prison Break”; returns on Fox with a repeat at 7 p.m. and a new episode to follow.

LISTEN
Lois-Ann Yamanaka reads excerpts from “;Saturday Night at the Pahala”; at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Hawaii Art Auditorium. FYI, it's rated PG-13/R. Opening reception and book signing at 7 p.m. Free.

DO
AYSO soccer sign-ups end this week. If you want your child to get some exercise, log on to eayso.org for registration forms and to find season schedules for your neighborhood.

 

DA KINE

Washington Place opens for spring

Take a peek inside Washington Place Sunday during Washington Place Foundation's spring opening. From

1 to 4 p.m., the public is invited to peruse the historic building and see one of the first gardens in Honolulu.

The mansion was built in the 1840s by Capt. John Dominis. His wife, Mary, planted the garden.

Refreshments will be served on the lanai. A

$10 donation is suggested.

 

Cannes movie arrives in isles

A prize-winning film from last year's Cannes festival will receive its Hawaii premiere today at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.

Winner of the 2008 Cannes Film Festival's Prix Un Certain Regard—awarded to young and innovative filmmakers—Sergey Dvortsevoy's “;Tulpan”; will be featured at Friends of Film Friday at the Academy's Doris Duke Theatre.

Dvortsevoy has made his reputation as a documentarian from Kazakhstan, and his first narrative feature is described as a gorgeous melange of tender comedy, ethnographic drama and wildlife extravaganza.

Following his Russian naval service, Asa, a young dreamer, returns to his sister's nomadic brood on the desolate Hunger Steppe to begin a hardscrabble career as a shepherd. But before he can tend his own flock, Asa must win the hand of the only eligible bachelorette nearby, his mysterious neighbor Tulpan. Accompanied by his girlie-mag-reading sidekick Boni (and a menagerie of lambs, stampeding camels, mewling kittens and mischievous children), Asa will stop at nothing to prove he is a worthy husband and herder.

The evening's speaker will be journalist Christopher Pala, who spent five years in Kazakhstan covering Central Asia for The New York Times and Science magazine before moving to Hawaii three years ago. He now covers the Pacific for both publications and teaches journalism at Chaminade University.

Tickets are $15, $12 for academy members, $8 students, free for FFF members. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the reception, and the movie starts at 7:30. Ticket price includes a complimentary glass of wine, with food available for purchase from Da Spot. Call 532-8768 or visit www.honoluluacademy.org.

 

Dancer preps for Miss USA

Aureana Tseu will represent Hawaii in the Miss USA competition, to be broadcast at 6 p.m. Sunday on KNHL/NBC.

Delegates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will compete at the Theatre for the Performing Arts located at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Tseu, a hula dancer and model who has performed around the world, holds a degree in business marketing from the University of Phoenix.

 

School to honor Thingyan holiday

Thingyan, the New Year festival celebrated in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar (formerly Burma), will have its ninth annual festivities Sunday.

The festival will include the traditional water-throwing ritual, product sales, face painting and treats, including the country's favorite foods of mohinga (the national noodle dish) and ginger salad.

Hawaii's Thingyan will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wilson Elementary School, 4945 Kilauea Ave.