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POSTED: Friday, August 28, 2009

Program offers magic, science

Mad Science will present “;Spin, Pop, Boom!”; a free program at Aina Haina Public Library tomorrow morning in the library's children's area.

It's a fast-paced, high-energy performance for children that combines magic with science to spark imaginative learning. This live presentation will investigate the forces of gravity, inertia and the basic principles of chemistry with flying water glasses, a flaming didgeridoo, a miraculous genie in a bottle and an exploding foam fountain.

This one-hour program is recommended for children ages 5 and older, accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

» Where: Aina Haina Public Library, 5246 Kalanianaole Highway
» When: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow
» Cost: Free
» Info: 377-2456

 

Discover Chinatown's diversity

It's “;A Chinatown Celebration”; all day tomorrow.

Come rediscover Chinatown by tasting multiethnic foods and experience the diverse cultures that live and work in the downtown area. Entertainment will be provided by the Guang Zhong Chinese Music Ensemble, the Magic of Polynesia dancers, the Royal Hawaiian Band, Dita Holifield and the Next Big Thing Band, and the Hala Hahm Korean Dance Studio.

Lion dancers will be out in full force as well, featuring the Yeung Dak Lion Dance Association and their use of jumping platforms.

Numerous kung fu exhibitions will also be staged, and the celebration will also include food and arts-and-crafts booths and a health fair.

» Where: Smith-Beretania Park
» When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow
» Cost: Free
» Info: www.cbca-hi.com

 

Coming Up

» Silversun Pickups, Sept. 5 at Pipeline Cafe
» ”;LOL! Comedy Slam”; with Joey Guila and Kaleo Pilanca, Sept. 5 at the Aloha Tower Marketplace
» Modest Mouse, Sept. 9 at Pipeline Cafe
» ”;Barnum,”; Sept. 10 through 26 at Army Community Theatre
» John Legend (pictured), Sept. 12 and 13 at the Blaisdell Arena
» Mikhail Baryshnikov and Ana Laguna, Sept. 12 and 13 at the Hawaii Theatre