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POSTED: Thursday, January 22, 2009

Skipper to discuss vessel's voyages

The skipper of the Princess Taiping, a 54-foot replica of a Ming Dynasty Chinese sailing vessel, will make a presentation about the ship and its journeys next week.

Skipper Nelson Liu and crew member Angela Chao will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday aboard the vessel while it's docked at the Hawaii Maritime Center, Honolulu Harbor Pier 7.

The Princess Taiping is in Honolulu on its return to Taiwan from a voyage across the Pacific.

Admission is $5, free to Bishop Museum members. For reservations, call 523-6151 by tomorrow.


'Angry Woebot' at museum cafe

Urban artist Aaron “;Angry Woebot”; Martin is painting a mural on the wall of the Contemporary Cafe at the Contemporary Museum, a creative effort that rises to the level of performance art.

Martin's progress may be followed by cafe diners or by those visiting the museum from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today and tomorrow.

Martin—known for the panda paintings and vinyl toys that gave him the “;Angry Woebot”; name—has been touring the nation with the Pocket Full of Monsters crew of artists doing live painting, signings, group shows and custom orders.

His work is carried in several West Coast galleries from Seattle to Los Angeles. Martin recently was asked to paint a portrait of President Obama for an exhibition at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Martin's image featured Obama making a shaka, with the word HOPE across the top of the portrait.

Call 526-0232. For cafe reservations: 523-3362.



Experience a day of 'ultimate shopping'

Coinciding with the recent release of Kathryn Drury Wagner's “;The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on O'ahu,”; Watermark Publishing, Fashionista's Market, the Honolulu Design Center and Honolulu magazine have partnered to create The Ultimate Shopping Experience.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in HDC's Cupola on the second floor at 1250 Kapiolani Blvd., where there will be fashion seminars every half hour, prize giveaways, and the opportunity to shop with 16 local vendors featured in the book. They are: Adore, Allisonizu, Blaine Ashley, Catherine's Closet, Fabulocity, FM, Ginger 13, Global Village, “;The Coop”; by Hawaii Fashion Incubator, Little Sprouts, Melia Conrad swimwear/Ki-ele Jewelry, Mu'umu'u Heaven, Roberta Oaks, Split Obsession, The Blue Buddha, and The Wedding Cafe/Divas Doing Good.

The seminars are:

10 a.m.: ”;Miss Personality: An Office Wardrobe That Won't Put Your Co-workers to Sleep,”; with author Wagner. Repeats at 12:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m.: “;What Everyone Needs to Know About Body Language,”; with presentation coach Pam Chambers.

11 a.m.: ”;Build a Dream Wardrobe Collection on a Boutique Budget,”; 11 a.m. with stylist Blaine Ashley.

11:30 a.m.: ”;The Power of Your Look,”; with wardrobe consultants and image stylists Fabulocity.

Noon: ”;How to Accessorize—The Most Effective Way to Accomplish a Stylish Appearance,”; with Global Village.

1 p.m.: “;Dressing Your Petite Body,”; with denim designer Allison Izu Song.

1:30 p.m.: ”;Spice Up Your Wardrobe with Vintage,”; with Catherine Fong of Catherine's Closet.

General admission is free.

VIPs paying $25 for a ticket will be able to shop for deals with early admission at 9 a.m. The price includes a goody bag with items from all 16 vendors, plus a copy of “;The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on O'ahu.”; Tickets are available online at


Boutique sponsors spring fashion show

Split Obsession will host a Spring Fashion Event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, with the introduction of new arrivals—dresses, tops and chic accessories.

There will be a 10 percent discount on all regular-price clothing and accessories on that day at the Koko Marina Shopping Center boutique, and there will be a free gift with the purchase of $50 or more in merchandise.

Call 395-3380.