This Week Next Week: 10.10—10.31

OCTOBER
 5 Marika Emi & Mark Kushimi present PROOF
Sept. 6 thru October, October 20, Artist Talk + Potluck, 5pm, Human Imagination 1154 Nuuanu Ave, all ages, free.
Printmaker Marika Emi calls her prints “proofs”, and as Emi writes in a statement, this show will explore printmaking “as a generative creative process. The show highlights various printmaking techniques—trace monoprinting, etching, relief printing, and chine colle—as venues of experimentation that allow for meaning and ideas to develop. In other words, Proof is about how printmaking can break its own rules by expanding off the matrix, shunning repetition, and inviting mistakes. The show will feature a body of monoprints completed this summer at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado alongside selection of photographs, plates, and framed prints from the University of Hawai’i studios.” It will remain on view throughout October.
 11 Robert Reed + E.Y. Yanagi (Ongoing)
On view through Oct. 13. 6–8pm, SPF Projects 729 Auahi St, free.
Multi-dimensional performance artist Robert Reed’s pop-and-circumstance approach to Waikiki’s irony gets juxtaposed with the quiet stoicism of Eric Yanagi’s black and white photographs taken of Waiks in the mid-70s.
 8 Willy Branlund: In The Beginning
Sept. 13, 7–9pm, Gallery of Hawaii Artists, 1888 Kalakaua Ave Ste C312, free.
Photographer Willy Branlund’s candid portraits of artists at work was, according to a statement, an accident, started when Branlund “first picked up a camera to shoot a candid portrait of a friend. This fortuitous act led to the development of a fascination with understanding the mechanisms of the creative process. For the past seven years, Branlund has dedicated his time and energy to documenting various artists and creative personalities at work, in hopes of further exploring elusive concepts that are important to art such as creativity, perseverance, and drive.” It will remain on view through Dec. 20.
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Kapulani Langraf’s Ponoiwi
Sept. 28–Nov. 24, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S Beretania St, free.
Because next month’s ARTafterDARK is always bonkers (It’s Halloween; people go crazy), maybe go to this month’s ARTafterDARK and actually look at the art? “As a Native Hawaiian artist, my work is guided by my traditional Hawaiian values, language and culture,” says Landgraf in a statement. “I feel compelled to celebrate my Hawaiian culture, but also to express my feelings on the profound changes that have happened and continue to occur in Hawai‘i by ongoing Western intrusion and its impact on Hawaiian rights, values, and history. Although much of my work laments the violations on the Hawaiian people, land and natural resources, it also offers hope with allusions to the strength and resilience of Hawaiian land and its people.” Get it, girl.
temp  Maka, by Carl FK Pao
Oct. 1–Nov. 2, opening Oct. 4, 6–9pm, Mahoa Gallery, 679a Auahi St, free.
 temp Hawaii Fashion Month There will be fashion: All of October. More info here.
temp The Work of Steve Shrader
Oct. 3 – Oct. 11, Koa Art Gallery, 4303 Diamond Head Rd, free.
Tinfish Press recently published poetry by Steve Shrader (former UH english instructor, Hawaii Observer journalist, and Hana Hou! graphic designer) in a posthumous double album, The Arc of the Day/The Imperfectionist. He was also an avid amateur photographer, and photographs from his trips to Portland are on view through Oct. 11 at the Koa Art Gallery.
temp LEGO Travel Adventure at Bishop
Oct. 5–Jan. 5, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St, all ages.
This traveling exhibition invites you to make stuff capable of flying, floating, or driving—or the turducken of those, all three. “To go on a travel adventure to exotic locations,” a statement says, “children are asked to think creatively, plan, and build vehicles to move through all kinds of terrain—mountains, oceans, jungles, deserts, and more. This newest LEGO exhibit is filled with colorful backdrops, kid-friendly building activities, and eye-popping LEGO sculptures.”Just remember the plural of LEGO is LEGO, okay.
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Oct. 10–12, during the Hawaii International Film Festival
HIFF says, “The mission of the Hawaii International Film Festival Creative Lab Broadband Accelerator is to identify excellent diverse creative (writer/directors/actors/producers—and any combination thereof) in order to provide eight participants with an opportunity to deepen their relationship with their craft, provide them with on the ground/real life coaching on the business of creating content, producing it, marketing and monetizing it on the Internet, and provide them with an opportunity with which to create a plan to assist them in taking their next steps in their professional careers.” And they are right.
 1 Xthree
Oct. 10-Nov 11, Opening Reception Oct. 13, 6-8pm, Fishcake, 307c Kamani St., free.
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Oct. 11–Nov. 3, Thur.–Sat., 7:30pm, Sun., 2pm, Dole Cannery Sq, 650 Iwilei Rd Suite 101, $12–$20.
According to TAG: “Socially awkward, plain and shy, Catherine is a disappointment to her father. The wealthy Dr. Sloper of Washington Square cannot forget that his beautiful and charming wife died giving birth to Catherine. When Catherine falls madly in love with a dashingly handsome young man, Dr. Sloper recognizes that her suitor is a fortune hunter, interested only in her inheritance. From the depth of her love for Morris, Catherine finds the strength to defy her domineering father but, after a bitter disappointment, ultimately learns to make her own best decision.” It is the classic tale of a beautiful woman who wonders if her man is a gold-digger or not. If money makes you beautiful, is that any different than curves?

temp Turnadot at HOT
Oct. 11, 8pm, Oct. 13, 4pm, Oct. 15, 7pm, Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave, $34–$125, all ages. Ticket info here.
Wanda Adams writes, “A classic succeed-and-you-get-the-princess fable. [HOT Director Simon Crookall says,] ‘It’s very approachable, it’s a huge spectacle, and it has a happy ending—how many operas can you say that about?’ Pronunciation note: Debate ranges, but most operaphiles go for ‘Tour-ahn-dote,’ with an two audible ‘Ts.’ Says Seattle Opera’s blog, ‘as in why doesn’t the princess ‘dote’ on her suitors instead of having them killed?’”
 temp Hawaii Belly Dance Convention
Oct. 11–15, Neil Blaisdell Center, 777 Ward Ave, for more info, call 808-234-1006
The Shimmy With Aloha workshops will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12th and 13th. SHIMMY WITH ALOHA…WORKSHOPS?! We all need to know this skill. The workshops will cover topics ranging from Middle Eastern culture to Tribal Fusion belly dance techniques, but aloha is just something that should be shimmied sometimes.
temp Honolulu Run, Walk, & Wine Race
Oct. 12, 5:30am, Kapiolani Park, 2755 Monsarrat Ave
Running a half marathon and drinking goblets of wine, because what could go wrong? This is our kind of Gimmick Race.
temp The Photographer’s Eye: A photography event
Oct. 12, 11am-3pm, Honolulu Museum of Art Shop, 900 S. Beretania St, free.
The Honolulu Museum of Art Shop will feature the works of Honolulu photographers on Oct. 12. Prints, books, and posters featuring their work will be available for purchase. Some of the photographers on hand will be National Geographic’s Paul Chesley, Bruce Behnke, and the Offsetter’s Editor, James Cave (Oh God, he forgot about this).
 temp Creative Lab Writers Accelerator
Oct. 16-19, more info here. Twelve lucky participants will get an opportunity with on the ground/real life coaching on the business of writing. Brought to you by the Hiffiest folks at HIFF and DBEDT’s Creative Industries Division.
1 Juxtapose Exhibition
Oct. 17, 6-11pm, CoXist Studio, 331 Keawe St., free. In collaboration with Hawaii Fashion Month (HFM), this exhibition, juried by Robert Reed, will showcase dresses—no, excuse me: wearable art—made by designers from near and far (Canada, even!). Reed wanted to see how artists and designers could transform elements of urban life into wearable art. There were no restrictions on the material used to create the garment or accessory. In conjunction with Honolulu Night Market, design entries will be considered for the exhibition that will open on October 19, 2013 in CoXist Studio from 8-11pm, and will remain on display until the closing of HFM (October 31, 2013). BONUS: The pieces are for purchase, AND the designer receives 100% of the profit from the sale.
 1  The Do’s and Do’nuts of Writing
Oct. 17, 6:30-8pm, Regal Bakery & Cafe, Chinese Cultural Plaza, 100 N. Beretania St. free.Several of Hawaii’s favorite local authors (Lee Cataluna, Gail Harada, Ann Inoshita, to name a few) gather to share writing tips, advice, and a few lines from their latest works. Offsetter donut-eating-game: Take a bite of your donut every time Lee Cataluna talks about Flowers of Hawaii.
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Oct. 18, 5-10pm, Waikiki Beach Walk, 227 Lewers Street, all ages, free. Here’s the thing. This lady is 55 years old and has never been named. She’s going to travel around Oahu to take portraits, meet people, “show off, mingle with the locals, eat shave ice, sing songs, and have parties.” It’s ALSO a hat-wearing thing, coming from what she calls Truffaux, “the culmination of extensive research, toil and trouble in order to unlock the lost secrets of fine hat wearing.” It’s ALSO a contest: Name her and you could win $1,000 in Panama hats.

 

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The Honolulu Printmakers Presents: Stitch ‘n Print
Oct. 18, 4-7pm, Honolulu Printmakers, 1111 Victoria St., all ages, free, donations accepted. Give your lover a subtle hint that you want him to make you dinner forever by hand-making him a custom apron that is perfect. Create it from beginning to end by cutting, sewing, and printing, or give new life to that one you almost threw away. Artist Jason Teraoka will be on hand to paint some custom images, too. (Check out his nano gallery installation.) Apron technicians—a dying profession—will be there to guide you through the whole process, and they’ll have everything you could ever need (for this project). You’re invited to bring your own as well, even food and drink!
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the Hell Caminos Return to Hawaii
Oct. 18, Mercury Bar, Oct. 19, Anna O’briens, Oct. 25, Downbeat Lounge, 9pm -2am, 21+, $5.
The Hell Caminos are back for a brief furlough in October and the boys are chomping at the bit to kick off a three show festivus at the newly revamped Mercury Bar w/ The 86 List and Siblings Friday 18th, Oct. Help welcome them back and come get sweaty.”
1 Return of Honolulu Symphony Orchestra (Opening Night)
Oct. 19, 8pm, Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., $40-$100.
Jahja Ling conducts violinist Sarah Chang and the HSO, marking the final installment in this will-they-or-won’t-they saga between a city lusting for an orchestra and an orchestra that gets off on withholding.
1 AIGA Design Week
Oct. 21-26, Design Week Headquarters, 445 Cooke St., $15-$45.  More info here.
With more events than fingers I’ve got on my good hand, AIGA shows us the faces behind the graphic design elements we’ve been fawning over this past year.
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Oct. 24, UH Manoa Art Auditorium, 2500 Campus Rd.
 UH students were given ten days to produce films in this years UH Pro Annual Fall Film Challenge. “UH Productions and several professionals from the filmmaking and video field will begin judging all entries for all categories of prizes. These include 1st-place, 2nd-place, 3rd-place, best use of prop, best use of character, best use of line of dialogue, best use of genre, direction, cinematography, editing, sound, and production design.”
1 ARTafterDARK: Ghost Story
Oct. 25, 6-9pm, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., $10, members are free. Visit this month’s ARTafterDARK and get your pants scared off by storyteller Lopaka Kapanui. Not to worry, local artist and human pretzel Andrea Charuk will be bedazzling some denim jackets to wear around your waist (enter to win some denim, you look great!).
1 Hallowbaloo Music + Arts Festival
Oct. 26, 5:30pm-close, Chinatown Arts District, 1159 Nu’uanu Ave., all ages, free.  Headlining this years festival are Xavier Rudd ,Allen Toussaint, and the bassist of Bonnie Raitt–whoa!  Dress up as a sexy Little Mermaid Ariel (Castro), and just maybe you will win the $1000 costume grand prize!
1 Yachtrocktober
Oct. 26, 6-9pm, Ala Moana Harbor, 21+, $25. As the unofficial pre-party to Hallowbaloo, Yacht Rock Hawaii combines three of my favorite things: music, costumes, and unstable ground!  Dress in your Halloween gear and rock the boat to the serial killer sounds of Dig This Vibe and Ribz + Titz.
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