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POSTED: Sunday, October 18, 2009

Ghouls and more

Haunted Plantation at Hawaii's Plantation Village promises a scare right out of your favorite horror movie, with “;Grudge”; figures and chainsaw-wielding ghouls ready to give chase. The hauntings take place 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Oct. 25, 30 and 31. Admission is $8 general or $13 with a fast pass that puts you ahead of the crowd. Children younger than 13 will not be admitted, and those between 13 and 16 years old will only be admitted with an adult. It is also not for pregnant women and those with heart conditions.

 

Etcetera

LOOK »
Bring the keiki to see firetrucks up close and chat with firefighters about their job from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today at Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center parking lot behind the 76 Station on Kamehameha Highway.

LISTEN »
“;Feather,”; by Little Dragon (www.myspace.com/yourlittledragon)

DO »
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden will present “;Turtles”; for its preschool nature hour at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The event includes storytelling, songs, crafts and a nature hike. Bring a picnic lunch. Call 233-7323 for more information.

 

Isle Pages: “;The Bone Hook”;

By Ian MacMillan
Publisher: Mutual Publishing
$13.95
MacMillan's posthumous novel departs from his other Hawaii books “;The Red Wind”; and “;The Braid.”; There is an economy of language which creates a tighter plot with strong, engaging characters, a mystery to be solved, and a storyline that steadily gains momentum making it a who-done-it page-turner.

 

VIGNETTES

Arts academy revives life in medieval time

Take a step back in time to medieval days during the Honolulu Academy of Arts' Bank of Hawaii Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

The museum brings the era to life with jousting knights, fencing and real medieval armor. There will be demonstrations on chain mail-making, calligraphy and yarn spinning. And kids of all ages can dress up like King Arthur and Guinevere in the Kinau Courtyard.

Lego enthusiasts will show off intricate castles made of Lego, and artist-in-residence Allison Uttley will be in the Museum Learning Center Gallery, where visitors can see an artist at work.

Families can have lunch at the Pavilion Cafe, where the menu will include grilled hot dogs and sloppy joes, from noon to 3:15 p.m.

The museum's latest show is “;Hokusai's Summit: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.”; See it for free. Call 532-8700.

Lebanese is latest UH artist-in-residence

Lebanese artist Walid Raad, an associate professor of art at the Cooper Union in New York, is the latest artist-in-residence at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, hosted by the Intersections program. Raad's photographic work addresses the relationship between the official national history of his country and the international fantasies about the Middle East.

Raad will deliver a lecture about the Atlas Group, a project consisting of found and imaginary documents that involve the contemporary history of Lebanon, specifically the wars of 1975 to 1990. The Atlas Group is a fictitious organization composed of fabricated personas; the group critiques the authority and authenticity of official histories.

The free lecture takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the UH art auditorium. Call 956-5253.

Last chance

» “;Landscapes on a black and white theme,”; featuring printmakers from Honolulu, Germany and the Netherlands, runs through Saturday at the Academy Art Center, 532-8741.

» “;Serendipity,”; another print show, includes works on native Hawaiian legends, flora and fauna, and abstracts. The show runs through Saturday at Sub-Zero/Wolfe Showroom, 938 Piikoi St., at the corner of King and Piikoi streets. Call 597-1647.