This Week Next Week: 2.05 - 2.28
|How to Join the Art History Club
Feb 6, 5:30pm, ART101, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2500 Campus Rd, free.
If you go to meet and eat and learn about how you can join the Art History Club, you are probably really interesting. Plus, collaborate with the Offsetter! Come to this meeting to learn more.
|Journalism in the Digital Age
Feb 6, 7pm, Krauss Hall 12, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2500 Campus Rd, free.
James Cave (the Offsetter’s editor) will moderate a panel of ultimate journalism PROS including Chad Blair of Civil Beat, the Star-Advertiser’s Gordon Pang, and KHON’s Jared Kuroiwa. They are going to join forces and fix the news forever! What is journalism in the digital age, and can any old hoo ha with a computer and wifi connection be considered a journalist? Are CNN iReporters taking our jobs?
|Pow! Wow! Hawaii
Saturday, Feb 8, 6-9pm, Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria St., free
Here’s what you need to know about the hugest street art fest in the state that gets huger every year: kick-off art exhibition at Linekona Exploring the New Contemporary Art Movement Exhibition; Art and Media lectures at Fresh Cafe Kakaako (we heard Wayne White might be one of the speakers); Pow! Wow! School of Music performances featuring teenage prodigies; finale all-ages block party on the 15th on Auahi Street; and all of these artists. Here’s the full schedule.
|MOTOWN VALENTINES 3 + KINGS OF SPADE CD RELEASE + THE BENTOS + JOOKBOX CITY
Friday, Feb 14, 9pm, the Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd 3rd Floor, 21+, $15-$20
This is the only thing in Honolulu that makes up for Valentine’s Day existing. Kings of Spade backed by a 9-piece big band with a rotation of singers including Devon Williams, Big Mox (The Bentos), Erin Smith (The Throwdowns), Jason Laeha, Candy Diaz, Kahnma K (JookBox City), Kasi Nunes (Kings of Spade), Erika Elona, Melodie Soul (Blue Light Funk Band), Kevin Jones (Desert Sea) & Stephanie Kong (Beauty & The Beard), you’ll know you’re in the right place on Valentine’s Day.
| An Evening with JOHN CRUZ & DAYNA KURTZ
Wednesday, Feb 19, 7:30pm, Doris Duke Theater, 900 S. Beretania, $20-$45, tickets here.
John Cruz shows are always good, and this one, with his Brooklyn friend Dayna Kurtz, is sure to be a hot ticket. It’s part of the Doris Duke’s Hawaii Music Series.
Saturday, Feb 15, 6-9pm, Kissaten Coffee Bar, 88 Piikoi St., free.
Fifty nine artists will fill up the walls of Kissaten with tiny examples of their work. Squint to find Offsetter favorites Bradley Cappello, Andi Charuk, Marika Emi, John Koga, Dana Paresa, Chris Rohrer, Lawrence Seward, Juvana Soliven, Jason Teraoka, and Jared Yamanuha. On view through May 1.
| Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce
Dec 18 - June 8, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., all ages.
Jim and Cherye Pierce’s vast collection of classic and contemporary photographs get another exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art—2003’s In Celebration of Light featured 116 black-and-white prints from their stockpile of such photographers as Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and Diane Arbus. This exhibition takes it a little further. “We wanted to focus on the contemporary aspects of the [Pierce] collection while working in some of their classic works,” says curator James Jenson. Pieces from William Eggleston, Mona Kuhn, Robert Mapplethorpe, Daido Moriyama, and Soo Kim are featured, among others. The title, “Decisive Moments”, references Henri Cartier-Bresson’s seminal 1952 book, The Decisive Moment: “There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment,” he wrote. In conjunction with this exhibition, HMA is holding four other exhibitions, Critters! (animal pictures), an exhibition of photographs by cinematographer Karl Struss, botanical photographs, and surrealism, as well as programs and lectures with visiting speakers.
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