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  • Saturday, October 20, 2018

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    The Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival 2018

    The Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival returns for the fourth year in a row from Wednesday to Sunday, Oct 17-20, 2018. The annual festival features live sketch comedy, original comedy videos, sketch writing and improv workshops, live music an...
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  • Sunday, October 21, 2018

  • 10:00 am
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    Hocus Pocus

    Kids can dress up and make Halloween-inspired art! Activities end at 2pm, but the museum remains open free of charge until 4:30pm. ART ACTIVITIES • Unicorn Costumes: Kids can make their own unicorn tails and horns with ribbons an...
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  • 02:00 pm
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    Loscil in Concert

    Presented in collaboration with Honolulu Printmakers Vancouver-based ambient musician and sound artist Scott Morgan, aka Loscil, will perform a “deep-listening” concert featuring a new electronic composition—the result...
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  • 07:00 pm
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    Dirty Ho (爛頭何)

    Part of 邵氏兄弟 Shaw Brothers Retrospective Directed by Liu Chia Liang. 1979. Hong Kong. 104 min. Cantonese with English subtitles. Master martial arts moviemaker Liu Chia-liang wanted to make a movie about Chinese royalty's relation...
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  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018

  • 02:30 pm
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    Tour + Talk Story: Culture and Technology of the King Kalākaua Era

    Join docent Mary Flynne for a tour featuring the special exhibition, Ho‘oulu Hawai‘i: The King Kalākaua Era followed by an art discussion. Visitors meet the docent at the entrance to the museum. Free with museum admission.
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  • 07:30 pm
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    Mad Monkey Kung Fu (瘋猴)

    Part of 邵氏兄弟 Shaw Brothers Retrospective Directed by Lau Kar-leung. 1979. Hong Kong. 109 min. Mandarin with English subtitles. Besides his pioneering films based on authentic martial artistry and kung fu comedies during the 1970's...
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  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018

  • 07:00 pm
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    Alexis Rockman in The Green Room

    In this co-presentation with The Merwin Conservancy, the museum presents an intimate evening with renowned painter Alexis Rockman in The Green Room, an environmental and literary salon series that fosters a reverence for language, nature...
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  • Thursday, October 25, 2018

  • 10:00 am
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    Golden Opportunities

    Gold, one of the earth’s most treasured metals, possesses an undeniably luxurious appearance. Found relatively pure in nature, it is the most malleable of metals—an ounce of gold can be beaten into 300 square feet. This rare ...
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  • 10:00 am
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    Photographic Manipulations

    Since the early 20th century, artists have been pushing the boundaries of photography beyond its initial use as a tool for straightforward representation. Photographic Manipulations focuses on seven artists over a 50-year period (1942&nd...
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  • 10:00 am
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    Exhibitions at HoMA First Hawaiian Center

    Networking and Water: Carol Bennett Kaua‘i artist Carol Bennett’s mixed media works feature female swimmers or marine nets floating or submerged in water. Subtle colors and gestural marks describe shifting views from bel...
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  • 01:00 pm
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    Masked Avengers (叉手)

    Directed by Chang Cheh. 1981. Hong Kong. 92 min. Mandarin with English subtitles. The "godfather of the kung fu film" Chang Cheh, started a winning streak by making the internationally renowned The Five Venoms. He followed that hit wit...
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  • 02:30 pm
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    Tour + Talk Story: Culture and Technology of the King Kalākaua Era

    Join docent Mary Flynne for a tour featuring the special exhibition, Ho‘oulu Hawai‘i: The King Kalākaua Era followed by an art discussion. Visitors meet the docent at the entrance to the museum. Free with museum admission.
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  • 07:30 pm
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    Buddha’s Palm (如來神掌)

    Part of 邵氏兄弟 Shaw Brothers Retrospective Directed by Taylor Wong. 1982. Hong Kong. 93 min Mandarin and Cantonese with English subtitles. In the arsenal of classic martial arts secret weapons, there is none more lethal than the Bud...
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  • Friday, October 26, 2018

  • 01:00 pm
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    Legendary Weapons of China (十八般武藝)

    Part of 邵氏兄弟 Shaw Brothers Retrospective Directed by Lau Kar-Leung. 1982. Hong Kong. 109 min. Cantonese with English subtitles. In the premiere, groundbreaking book on the genre, Martial Arts Movies, author Ric Meyers called Legen...
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  • 06:00 pm
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    CarnEvil

    Get ready for tricks and treats at this creepy-crawly carnival! Presented by iichiko. Costumes rulesWe love for people to come in costume—especially art-related costumes!—but we also have some strict rules, with no exceptio...
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  • Saturday, October 27, 2018

  • 01:00 pm
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    Book Club: Spring Snow

    Docent: Maeona Mendelson Spring Snowby Yukio Mishima Spring Snow is the first novel in Yukio Mishima’s acclaimed tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility. The final manuscript for the fourth novel, The Decay of the Angel, was deliver...
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    Home Free: Aloha in Art, Aloha in Action

    Home Free: Aloha in ArtJoin us for a moderated conversation discussing current issues around houselessness featuring community leaders from various communities across the state. Despite houselessness being a prevalent talking point in po...
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  • 07:30 pm
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    Lopaka Kapanui: Edge of Darkness

    Locked away in Lopaka Kapanui’s repertoire is a collection of ghost stories that bring you right to the edge of darkness. Prepare yourself for stories that come to life in the dark recesses of your mind and never leave. In celebrat...
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  • Sunday, October 28, 2018

  • 02:30 pm
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    Tour + Talk Story: Culture and Technology of the King Kalākaua Era

    Join docent Mary Flynne for a tour featuring the special exhibition, Ho‘oulu Hawai‘i: The King Kalākaua Era followed by an art discussion. Visitors meet the docent at the entrance to the museum. Free with museum admission.
    Tour Past_exhib_featured_exhib_tts_hooulu
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    Shaolin Temple (少林寺)

    Part of 邵氏兄弟 Shaw Brothers Retrospective Directed by Chang Cheh. 1976. Hong Kong. 126 min. Mandarin with English subtitles. There is no place more hallowed in the world of martial arts than China's Shaolin Temple, birthplace of a ...
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  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018

  • 02:30 pm
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    Tour + Talk Story: 'Golden Opportunities'

    Join docent Lynne Armstrong for a themed tour of the exhibition Golden Opportunities, followed by an art discussion. Visitors meet the docent at the entrance to the museum. Free with museum admission.
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  • 07:30 pm
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    The Boxer’s Omen (魔)

    Part of 邵氏兄弟 Shaw Brothers Retrospective Directed by Kuei Chih-Hung. 1983. Hong Kong. 105 min. Mandarin with English subtitles. After suffering an injury in the ring, embattled boxer Zhen Wei enlists the aid of his brother, Zhen X...
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  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018

  • 01:00 pm
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    Book Club: Spring Snow

    Docent: Maeona Mendelson Spring Snowby Yukio Mishima Spring Snow is the first novel in Yukio Mishima’s acclaimed tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility. The final manuscript for the fourth novel, The Decay of the Angel, was deliver...
    Tour Past_exhib_bookclub_springsnow
  • 07:30 pm
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    Black Magic 2 (勾魂降頭)

    Part of 邵氏兄弟 Shaw Brothers Retrospective Directed by Ho Meng Hua. 1976. Hong Kong. Mandarin with English subtitles. Spend Halloween at the theatre with a zombie film like no other! Mysterious zombies run amok while baffled doctors...
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  • Thursday, November 01, 2018

  • 10:00 am
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    Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration and Immi...

    In 1868, Japan underwent a political revolution. With the coronation of Emperor Mutsuhito (known commonly as the Meiji Emperor), the Imperial Family regained political control, and the feudal stratocracy—in which regional lords (da...
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  • 01:00 pm
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    Bastard Swordsman (天蠶變)

    Part of 邵氏兄弟 Shaw Brothers Retrospective Directed by Chin-Ku Lu. 1983. Hong Kong. Cantonese with English subtitles. Actor Lu Chun-ku really hit his stride as a director of mystical kung-fu epics with Holy Flame Of The Martial Worl...
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  • 02:30 pm
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    Tour + Talk Story: 'Golden Opportunities'

    Join docent Lynne Armstrong for a themed tour of the exhibition Golden Opportunities, followed by an art discussion. Visitors meet the docent at the entrance to the museum. Free with museum admission.
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  • 07:30 pm
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    Holy Flame of the Martial World (武林聖火令)

    Part of 邵氏兄弟 Shaw Brothers Retrospective Directed by Chin-Ku Lu. 1983. Hong Kong. 85 min. Cantonese with English subtitles. This magnificent "Martial Arts World" epic marked the true arrival of actor/producer/writer/director Lu Ch...
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  • Friday, November 02, 2018

  • 01:00 pm
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    Martial Arts of Shaolin (南北少林)

    Part of 邵氏兄弟 Shaw Brothers Retrospective Directed by Lau Kar-leung. 1986. Hong Kong. 89 min. Mandarin and Cantonese with English subtitles. Jet li and the Shaw Brothers combine in this latter entry of Shaolin films by the studio. ...
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  • 07:30 pm
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    The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter (五郎八卦棍)

    Part of 邵氏兄弟 Shaw Brothers Retrospective Directed by Lau Kar-leung. 1983. Hong Kong. 98 min. Cantonese with English subtitles. What started as masterful kung fu filmmaker Liu Chia-liang's homage to the heroic Song Dynasty Yang fam...
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  • Saturday, November 03, 2018

  • 04:00 pm
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    Hula Hoʻolauleʻa, Traditional Dances of Hawaiʻi

    Part of ʻIolani Luahine on Film Directed by Francis Haar. 1961. 21:52 Don't miss the world premiere of the newly digitized Hula Hoʻolauleʻa, Traditional Dances of Hawaiʻi featuring rare footage of kumu hula...
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  • Sunday, November 04, 2018

  • 02:30 pm
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    Tour + Talk Story: 'Golden Opportunities'

    Join docent Lynne Armstrong for a themed tour of the exhibition Golden Opportunities, followed by an art discussion. Visitors meet the docent at the entrance to the museum. Free with museum admission.
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  • 04:00 pm
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    ʻIolani Luahine, Hawaiian Dancer

    Part of ʻIolani Luahine on Film Directed by Tip Davis. 1976. 27:50 Experience the theatrical premiere of ʻIolani Luahine, Hawaiian Dancer followed by a post-screening talk-story session.  Free with RSVP
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  • Tuesday, November 06, 2018

  • 07:30 pm
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    Science Fair

    Directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster. USA. 2018. 90 min.   Hailed by critics as "immensely likeable," "brilliant and quirky" and an "ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends," Science Fair follow...
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  • Wednesday, November 07, 2018

  • 07:30 pm
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    Science Fair

    Directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster. USA. 2018. 90 min.   Hailed by critics as "immensely likeable," "brilliant and quirky" and an "ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends," Science Fair follow...
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  • Thursday, November 08, 2018

  • 01:00 pm
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    Science Fair

    Directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster. USA. 2018. 90 min.   Hailed by critics as "immensely likeable," "brilliant and quirky" and an "ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends," Science Fair follow...
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  • 07:30 pm
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    Science Fair

    Directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster. USA. 2018. 90 min.   Hailed by critics as "immensely likeable," "brilliant and quirky" and an "ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends," Science Fair follow...
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  • Friday, November 09, 2018

  • 01:00 pm
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    Science Fair

    Directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster. USA. 2018. 90 min.   Hailed by critics as "immensely likeable," "brilliant and quirky" and an "ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends," Science Fair follow...
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  • 07:30 pm
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    Science Fair

    Directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster. USA. 2018. 90 min.   Hailed by critics as "immensely likeable," "brilliant and quirky" and an "ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends," Science Fair follow...
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  • Saturday, November 10, 2018

  • 01:00 pm
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    Science Fair

    Directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster. USA. 2018. 90 min.   Hailed by critics as "immensely likeable," "brilliant and quirky" and an "ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends," Science Fair follow...
    Film Past_exhib_film_sciencefair
  • 04:00 pm
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    Science Fair

    Directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster. USA. 2018. 90 min.   Hailed by critics as "immensely likeable," "brilliant and quirky" and an "ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends," Science Fair follow...
    Film Past_exhib_film_sciencefair
  • 07:00 pm
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    Eating Animals

    Directed by Christopher Quinn. USA. 2017. 95 min.  How much do you know about the food that’s on your plate? Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer, narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, and directed by Chri...
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  • Sunday, November 11, 2018

  • 01:00 pm
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    Eating Animals

    Directed by Christopher Quinn. USA. 2017. 95 min.  How much do you know about the food that’s on your plate? Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer, narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, and directed by Chri...
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  • 04:00 pm
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    Eating Animals

    Directed by Christopher Quinn. USA. 2017. 95 min.  How much do you know about the food that’s on your plate? Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer, narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, and directed by Chri...
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  • 07:00 pm
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    Eating Animals

    Directed by Christopher Quinn. USA. 2017. 95 min.  How much do you know about the food that’s on your plate? Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer, narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, and directed by Chri...
    Film Past_exhib_film_eatinga
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018

  • 07:30 pm
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    The Late Bronze Age Eruption of Thera (Santorini): The Stuff of Leg...

    The largest volcanic eruption in human history occurred about 3,600 years ago on the eastern Mediterranean island of Thera, now called Santorini. Remnants of the once thriving advanced culture are now preserved beneath a blanke...
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  • Friday, November 16, 2018

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    Moʻolelo Storytelling Festival • Aloha for the King: A Tribute to K...

    Presented by the PAʻI Foundation. Part of Ho‘oulu: The King Kalākaua Era public programming.  Join Kumu Hula Robert Uluwehi Cazimero, Hālau Nā Kamalei O Lililehua, Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang, Hālau Hula Ka Noʻeau,...
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  • Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    Gannenmono: Un Yamada and Taimane

    Part of 150th Gannenmono in Concert. World-renowned choreographer and dancer Un Yamada is slated to perform an original choreographed dance piece in collaboration with ukulele virtuoso Taimane in honor of the 15...
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  • Sunday, November 18, 2018

  • 11:00 am
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    Family Film Sunday: 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows

    Enjoy 15 thought-provoking, poignant, and funny animated shorts from six countries and including six student films. For 20 years, the Animation Show of Shows has been presenting new and i...
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  • 01:00 pm
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    Family Film Sunday: 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows

    Enjoy 15 thought-provoking, poignant, and funny animated shorts from six countries and including six student films. For 20 years, the Animation Show of Shows has been presenting new and i...
    Film Past_exhib_film_animationshow
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018

  • 07:30 pm
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    Degas: Passion for Perfection

    Directed by David Bickerstaff. From the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. UK 2018. 85 min. Exhibition on Screen journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive ...
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  • Wednesday, November 21, 2018

  • 07:30 pm
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    Degas: Passion for Perfection

    Directed by David Bickerstaff. From the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. UK 2018. 85 min. Exhibition on Screen journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive ...
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  • Friday, November 23, 2018

  • 01:00 pm
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    Degas: Passion for Perfection

    Directed by David Bickerstaff. From the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. UK 2018. 85 min. Exhibition on Screen journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive ...
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  • 07:30 pm
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    I Am Not a Witch

    Directed by Rungano Nyoni. France, Germany, UK. 2017. English & Nyanja w/English subtitles. 93 min In her BAFTA awarding-winning debut feature, Rungano Nyoni crafts a satiric feminist fairytale set in present-day Zambia. When 9-year...
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  • Sunday, November 25, 2018

  • 10:30 am
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    Embroidered Sun Prints Workshop

    Enjoy an afternoon gathering and printing items found in nature at Spalding House. Join Jamie Clark of Treehouse Daydreams and learn about the cyanotype process, also known as sun printing. The second half of the workshop will focus on e...
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  • 01:00 pm
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    Degas: Passion for Perfection

    Directed by David Bickerstaff. From the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. UK 2018. 85 min. Exhibition on Screen journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive ...
    Film Past_exhib_film_degas
  • 04:00 pm
    Event_listing_open_more_but

    I Am Not a Witch

    Directed by Rungano Nyoni. France, Germany, UK. 2017. English & Nyanja w/English subtitles. 93 min In her BAFTA awarding-winning debut feature, Rungano Nyoni crafts a satiric feminist fairytale set in present-day Zambia. When 9-year...
    Film Past_exhib_film_notawitch
  • 07:00 pm
    Event_listing_open_more_but

    Degas: Passion for Perfection

    Directed by David Bickerstaff. From the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. UK 2018. 85 min. Exhibition on Screen journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive ...
    Film Past_exhib_film_degas
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018

  • 07:30 pm
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    I Am Not a Witch

    Directed by Rungano Nyoni. France, Germany, UK. 2017. English & Nyanja w/English subtitles. 93 min In her BAFTA awarding-winning debut feature, Rungano Nyoni crafts a satiric feminist fairytale set in present-day Zambia. When 9-year...
    Film Past_exhib_film_notawitch
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018

  • 07:00 pm
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    Aloha 'Āina: Statecraft of the King Kalākaua Era

    Scholars Tiffany Ing and Kamana Beamer will discuss King Kalākaua’s approach to statecraft, which was built on aloha ‘āina (love of land, love of country) for the purpose of protectinng Hawaiʻi’s sovereignty during a ...
    Performance Past_exhib_2828_ouilt_garden_eden_0003
  • Friday, November 30, 2018

  • 07:30 pm
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    Evan Khay: The New Direct

    2018 Na Hōkū Hanohano finalist Evan Khay takes to the Doris Duke Theatre stage for the first time in his performance, “The New Direct.” Derived from the astrological term to “move forward,” Khay takes on his music...
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  • Saturday, December 01, 2018

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    Book Club: Murder Casts a Shadow by Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl

    Led by docent Lynn Hiyakumoto. New Year's Eve, 1934. While Honolulu celebrates with champagne and fireworks, someone is making away with the Bishop Museum's portrait of King Kalākaua and doing away with its director. A series of brutal ...
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  • Wednesday, December 05, 2018

  • 01:00 pm
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    Book Club: Murder Casts a Shadow by Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl

    Led by docent Lynn Hiyakumoto. New Year's Eve, 1934. While Honolulu celebrates with champagne and fireworks, someone is making away with the Bishop Museum's portrait of King Kalākaua and doing away with its director. A series of brutal ...
    Tour Past_exhib_murder_casts_ashadow