Thursday, April 29, 1999


Children learn to weave birds and windmills
out of coconut leaf at Temari's fest.

Immerse your
kids in art

Hands-on art activities for children await at TEMARI's Children's Day festival taking place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ward Warehouse Amphitheatre.

Artists and volunteers from TEMARI, Center for Asian and Pacific Arts, will help young and old enjoy some of Hawaii's multicultural arts:

Bullet Create your own gyotaku art print using an octopus, while listening to the music of the Japanese koto and shakuhachi.
Bullet Sand paint petroglyph designs onto cards.
Bullet Listen to the pounding of taiko drums by Hawaii Matsuri Taiko and songs of Samoa.
Bullet String a flower head lei.
Bullet Watch the Filipino bamboo pole dance known as tinikling.
Bullet Weave a coconut leaf into a bird, fish or windmill.

The free event is part of TEMARI's mission to perpetuate traditional Asian and Pacific arts. TEMARI celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. For more information, call 735-1860.


Also taking place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday is the grand opening of the Honolulu Academy of Arts new education facilities.

There will be artist demonstrations of weaving, Chinese brush painting, basketry, ceramics, glass blowing, jewelry making, ikebana and more. The open house will also feature performances by story tellers, dancers performing ballet, flamenco, Mexican and tap dance, and musicians.

Keiki will be able to make their own puppets and create their own masterpiece at the nearby Academy Art Center.


Events International
Performance Hungry Stage Sluts perform at Nu'uanu Nights.

Downtown block party returns

Nu'uanu Nights returns to celebrate the artistic spirit of the revitalized avenue between Pauahi and King streets. The block party runs 6 to 11 p.m. tomorrow, with street performances, poetry readings from 8:30 p.m. at Sisu Gallery, and bands performing rock, R&B, coffee house jazz and "art music."

An artist will paint a mural on a wall as the party unfolds. Images will be projected on the sides of buildings.

Food from neighborhood restaurants such as Indigo, Che Pasta and Havana Cabana will be available for sale, as will fine wines, spirits and Red Hook beer.

And the 11 p.m. curfew doesn't mean the party has to be over for everyone. Many of the businesses will remain open with more special events, such as an Indigo dance party from 10:30 p.m., a Full Circle drum concert at Che Pasta and live music at Punani's, Hank's Cafe and Havana Cabana.

Call Events International, 732-9575, for information.

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