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POSTED: Sunday, September 06, 2009

Boy choir looking for new members

The Honolulu Boy Choir is looking for new members.

The choir is looking for boys ages 8 to 12 with the ability to match pitch, a desire to perform, strong personality and expressive faces. No musical experience is necessary. Membership in the choir is free.

To schedule an audition, call 596-7464. For more information, log on to http://www.honoluluboychoir.org.

 

Annual Gridiron set for Oct. 23-24

Gridiron, the annual journalists spoof-fest, is back, and a matinee has been added to the lineup this year.

“;Gridiron 2009: Doing Less with Less”; will take another round of jabs at current events in Hawaii at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 and at 3 and 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at Diamond Head Theatre. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday.

Under the direction of Robbie Dingeman and Keoki Kerr, the ensemble cast of media members, including the Star-Bulletin's B.J. Reyes and Erika Engle, will sing and dance their way through the year's headlines to benefit the Society of Professional Journalists' Hawaii chapter internships and scholarships.

Tickets cost $40 and $60 and will be available at Ticketmaster outlets. Call (800) 745-3000 or go online to www.ticketmaster.com.

 

VIGNETTES

Investigate the visual at KCC

Six faculty members at Kapiolani Community College show their work in “;Visual Investigations,”; running through Sept. 18 at Koa Gallery.

Carl Jennings' large-scale paintings, copper sculptures by Carol Sakihara, Elizabeth Nakoa's installation and new prints, Kauka deSilva's ceramics and drawings by Kloe Kang share the walls with gallery director David Behlke's mixed-media pieces.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Call 734-9374.

 

Art events

» Watch a printmaking demonstration by Laura Smith at the Gallery at Ward Centre, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Call 597-8034.

» Master quilter Carol Kamaile and her students will demonstrate their skill, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through next Sunday at Kahala Mall. Plus, see a display of quilts.

» Contemporary artist Michel Tuffery of New Zealand will discuss his work 6 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Hawaii art auditorium. Tuffery is in residence at UH through Sept. 18. Visit http://www.micheltuffery.co.nz.

» Second Saturday: Hawaii Craftsmen takes the helm at the monthly family arts day at the Hawaii State Art Museum, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Create finger puppets out of clay, or try your hand at the potter's wheel. Paint a wooden top, create a web with yarn and work with metal. And, of course, the museum doors are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 586-0304.

» The whole month of September is a celebration at Bethel Street Gallery in Chinatown. It's the gallery's seventh anniversary, and it's holding a sale of paintings, blown glass, ceramics, prints and more at bargain prices. The gallery is located at 1140 Bethel St. Call 524-3552.

 

Last chance

» Cancer patients and their families express themselves artistically for “;Oncology on Canvas,”; exhibiting through Thursday at Honolulu Hale. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 768-6622.

 

ETCETERA

LOOK »
“;Visions of Harmony,”; a traveling photo exhibit by young artists from 24 countries, can be viewed at the Hawaii State Library until Wednesday. The exhibit features images of each artist's country and culture, and of their experiences at the Asian-Pacific Children's Convention in Fukuoka, Japan. Call 586-3529.

LISTEN »
“;Overcome,”; by Juliette Commagere (www.myspace.com/juliettecommagere)

DO »
Aloha Stadium Swap Meet will feature a “;Lucky We Live Hawaii”; Statehood and Labor Day celebration today, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a craft fair, classic-car show, surf sample sale, farmers' market, beer garden and keiki zone. There also will be a skate ramp for a competition and exhibition. Bring in five recyclable plastic bottles for free admission. Visit www.local808.net.