Kim Char Meredith: Will be channeling Janis Joplin during during the "Summer of Love" experience.

Summer of Love II

Paisley, tie-dye and bellbottoms return as On Stage Hawaii and Hawaii's Natural High present "The Summer of Love -- A '60s Experience," illuminated by the psychedelic effects of the Original Eggshell Light Co., at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Pipeline Cafe.

Groovy pulsating oil and water projectors will make your head spin with psychedelia as strobes, black lights, slides and movies play.

The Piranha Brothers will bring their boogie beat to both new and old classics, while Kim Char Meredith opens the show with songs from her new album, "Give & Take," followed by a tribute to Janis Joplin.

John Harmon founded Eggshell Light Co. in California in 1968 at the height of the psychedelic era. All the original media (16 and 8 mm silent films, slides, projection lenses, etc.) have been preserved and will be seen publicly for the first time in 30 years.

Tickets are $10 in advance at Hawaii's Natural High, 339 Saratoga Road. Everyone who buys a pre-sale ticket at Hawaii's Natural High will receive a free packet of incense to put them in the mood.

Tickets will be $12 at the door. For more information, call 926-3000.

Let's go 'Feeshing'

The final Kumu Kahua Play reading of the 2002-03 Season, of Lee Tonouchi's "Gone Feeshing," will take place at 7:30 p.m. today at the theater at 46 Merchant St.

In this comedy, two brothers sitting by the surf discuss their lives together, and with their dad, revealing much about fishing, cooking, and fathers and sons.

Tonouchi is known as Hawaii's Pidgin Guerilla and is the editor of Hybolics.

The reading is free. For more information, call 536-4441.

How to get published

Writers and illustrators have an opportunity to meet authors and publishers for a one-day crash course in publishing, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Kim Taylor Reece will be the keynote speaker for "How to Get Your Book Published in Hawai'i," taking place at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Hawaii Institute of Geophysics 110.

Reece has published three books featuring his photos of Hawaiian hula dancers and will discuss the challenges he encountered as a self-publisher and what he has learned about successfully marketing his titles.

There will also be segments on working with an editor and designer, understanding contracts, and the mechanics of distribution and marketing. The day will be capped by an author's panel featuring local writers.

Bring a brown bag lunch and speak with panelists during the midday break. The workshop cost is $75. To register, call University of Hawai'i Outreach College at 956-7221, toll free at 800-862-6628 or register online at



A preview of movies opening this weekend:

"Alex and Emma" >> Rob Reiner's romantic comedy, starring Luke Wilson and Kate Hudson, is loosely based on the true story of how Fyodor Dostoyevsky found himself enamored of his stenographer. Hudson has a multiple-part role as the inspirational transcriber to Wilson's writer, as well as the female characters in his 1920s-set novel. (PG-13)

"From Justin to Kelly" >> After successfully staring down Simon Cowell, "American Idol" singers Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson (both with albums out) face their toughest judge yet -- the fickle movie-going public -- when they head to the beach for spring break. They play college students who meet, fall in love -- and break into song often. (PG)

"The Hulk" >> Director Ang Lee ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") adapted the Marvel Comics man-turned-monster character for the screen as a psychodrama striving to make viewers confront their inner Hulk. But this is supposed to be a summer blockbuster movie as well, so expect the CGI-created creature to go on a trademark "HULK SMASH!!!" rampage. Eric Bana plays the Hulk's alter ego Bruce Banner, a scientist whose failed experiments cause him to mutate into the green-skinned behemoth whenever he loses control of his emotions. Jennifer Connelly plays his love interest. (PG-13)

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