This Week Next Week: 10.24–11.15

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.
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 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.
1 Xthree
Oct. 10-Nov 11, Opening reception Oct. 13, 6-8pm, Fishcake, 307c Kamani St., free.
temp The Heiress at TAG
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?
 1 AIGA Design Week
Oct. 21-26, Design Week Headquarters, 445 Cooke St., $15-$45.  Read our article on it 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.
UH Production’s Fall Film Challenge
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.”
Oct. 24, Fresh Cafe, 831 Queen St., $3 do/$2 with superhero costume
Art & Flea finally embraces its villainy for the Halloween edition of the monthly trade show. As always, there’s a food contest (Mystery foods at 9pm. Hopefully it’s eyeballs). DJ sets: Secret Record Store, DJ Ross Jackson, DJ Jet Boy, and KOWAI KOWAI. Live music by Pink Mist. A costume contest at 9pm. Live art by Andy Lee and James Charisma. And THEN, the after party is at The Manifest with some neo-soul and downtempo music by DJ Packo from 10pm–2am.
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 Mark Chai Art Reception at Town
Oct. 25, 10pm, town Restaurant, 3435 Waialae Ave #104, free.
A Mark Chai art show with door prizes.
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.
Oct. 26, 6-9pm, the Black Cat Salon & Spa, 3512 Waialae Ave., free.
Michael Sweitzer is the featured artist for the 11th Kaimuki Pop-Up Gallery inside the Black Cat Salon, but the event, which always features live music, a local artist, and a local home brew on tap, includes the music of Candy Diaz, Sweet Corn & Peanut, Bill Richardson, and Globes, as well as more icy beer from Jeremyah. Curator Christopher Cook calls the Keg of Madness, “Another step on our way to perfecting a recipe for something that exists in the thin, almost imperceptible space between brown ales and porters. It’s a heavier beer, somewhere in the 7-8 percent range, but drinks like it’s a 6-percent beer due to its sweetness. There’s a bit of smokiness to balance the sugar, and enough hops to round out the profile with a tinge of bitterness.” Sweitzer! Don’t let the beer steal your thunder!
 temp Rocky Horror Picture Show Haunted Garage Movie Nights / Cherry Blossom Cabaret Dia de los Muertoes Showcase at The ARTS at Marks
(RHPS) Oct 30 - Nov 2, 10pm, the Arts at Marks Garage, 1159 Nu’uanu Ave, $15, tickets here. / (CBC) Oct 30, 8pm, $10-$15


Deciphering the Creative Act
Nov 1, 5:30-9pm, Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel St., free.
This features contemporary painting and sculpture works by Charlie Dickson and Bob Freitas, artists who are “sensitive to the world in which they live and react by engaging in creative acts to share their experiences with others,” writes Sandy Pohl in a statement.
1 Calabash & Cooks Fundraiser for Malama Learning Center
Nov 2, 5:30-8:30pm, Kapolei High School Plaza, 91-5007 Kapolei Parkway, $20-$75, tickets here.
This first culinary event from the Malama Learning Center will feature food from chefs such as Lee Ann Wong (famous), Mark Noguchi (Taste and Pili Group), Chris Okuhara (Miso & Ale), Darryl Shinogi (Roy’s), Ori Ann Li (Ori Anne’s Vegan Kitchen), Robert Domingo (Highway Inn), and more. It’s a fundraising event for the learning center, a nonprofit organization that brings art, science, conservation, and culture to promote sustainably living in Hawaii.
1 Empire of the Sun
Nov 2 & 3, 8pm, the Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd 3rd Floor, $39.50+, tickets here.
Sleepy Jackson’s Luke Steele and Pnau’s Nick Littlemore released their first album as electro-glam-pop outfit Empire of the Sun in 2008, their second album came out earlier this year, and now they come to Hawaii to celebrate the birthday party for our cute lil Republik, turning ONE! For two shows! Yes, they are named after the J.G. Ballard novel/Spielberg film. Good job !
1 Mercury Grand Reopening + Gnarwhal
Nov 2, Mercury Bar, 1154 Fort Street Mall #10, 21+, free.
Mercury Bar officially grand re-opens with a grand re-turn from Gnarwhal! Pink Mist, Discord & Rye, and Raised by Wolves are in support, which is basically the best way to test out all that new sound equipment. It’s dollar beers from 8–9pm and two-buck chucks thereafter.
 1  Jared Yamanuha Reception / Artist Talk
Nov 5, 6-8pm, in4mation chinatown, 1154 Nu’uanu Ave, free.
 1  Intersections presents Thomas Lawson
Nov 6, 6pm, UH Manoa Art Auditorium, 2500 Campus Rd., free.
Jaimey Hamilton Faris brings acclaimed artist/writer Thomas Lawson, the dean of the School of Art at the California Institute of the Arts. According to the statement, Lawson’s essay, “Last Exit: Painting”, published in Artforum in 1981, “ushered in a renewed approach to painting in the media age. He has since been an influential champion of the continued importance of painting as a ‘deconstructive tool designed to undermine the certainty of appearances.’ His recent paintings use the figure in allegorical meditations on the contemporary experience of presence.” Lawson will present on his work in the Art Auditorium.
 1  HI/NY
Nov 7, 6:30-9:30pm, The Garage, 1510 Ohialoke St.This new gallery is inspired by a trip to New York City and features everybody who was on that trip! People such as Nicole Naone, Debra Drexler, and gallery founder Susan Callahan Kang, who was was inspired to start the gallery after visiting Parallel Art Space in Bushwick, Brooklyn, by Rob De Oude and Enrico Gomez, also participating in the show.
 1 The world premiere of Flowers of Hawaii
Nov 7 - Dec 8, Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street, $5-$20
This is Lee Cataluna’s big comeback since getting her MFA in California and returning to the home that has inspired her work. In our article on its casting, Director Harry Wong said that this is “Lee’s best play. It’s funny; it’s tragic. It’s a step beyond what she usually writes, which might be straight comedy.”
Nov 7-10, 6:30-10:30pm, Ong King Arts Center, 184 N. King St., $10-$100, tickets here.
The freaky Fringers come back for the third year of the Fringe Festival and all it’s beautiful weirdness: belly dancing, puppetry, theatre, improv, dancing, cabaret, spoken word, aerial art, and more. Badra Belly Dance, Bonnie Kim, Divino Ritmo Dance, Island Oasis Middle Eastern Dance, Michelle Poppler, Nicholas Navales, On The Spot Improv, Pacific Invasion Media, PlayBuilders of Hawai’i Theater Company, Katy Rydell, Rhonda Corner, Spatial Sculptors, and Tiare FIT Dance Fusion are just a few of the people performing in this event modeled after the Edinbergh Festival Fringe in Scotland.

Nov 9, 9pm, Downbeat Diner, 42 N. Hotel St., $10 (comes with free copy of album)
Kwalified will release an album they’re calling “all new dopeness”, and they want you to Listen and Share—the $10 cover gets you a CD, so make copies and give um out! Kwalified and the Horror Show will perform, as will DJ Tittahbyte.
Nov 16, 4-8pm, Old Stadium Park, 2237 S King St., all ages, free.
The fourth Bike-In Theater features a talk story about the state of publishing in Hawaii, as well as a book swap and film, “Dancing in the Park”, as well as actual dancing in a park. Bring your dancing shoes, a nice blanket, your bike, and a kid, duh!
Nov 16, 8pm, more info tba.
For this year’s SIC championship, the first, second, and third place winners of this year’s season are already eligible to compete, but a few wildcard slots are open for films outside the winners’ circle but that still earned nods on quality, craftsmanship, and storyline in their films. Filmmakers have two months to write, shoot, and edit a short (up to 10-minute film) on the topic of “A paradox”, using city lights, and with this line of dialogue: “What is your secret?” The venue for the screenings will be announced soon.
Nov 16, 9pm, Downbeat Lounge, 42 N. Hotel St., 21+, free.
Because there’s no better place for whiskey-slinging and karaoke-singing. Come give thanks to Johnny Boto for creating the best karaoke night in this town, Botoroke! There’s no cover or song charge, because Boto knows best.
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