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JAN. 22 & 24 FILM: THE BIG SHORT
JAN 22 & 24 FILM: STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS
JAN. 23 CONCERT: JIM MESSINA
JAN. 25 MILONGA: TANGO W/ GUILLERMINA QUIROGA
JAN. 31 PMKCA TRADITIONS & VALUES COMMUNITY FILM
FEB. 5 FIRST FRIDAY
FEB. 13 BUCKMAN COE & FRIENDS: CASCADIA ALOHA TOUR
FEB. 14 VALENTINES 2ND ANNUAL HONOKAA PEOPLE'S JAZZ FESTIVAL
FEB. 21 ECSTATIC DANCE
FEB. 28 PEACE & MAGIC SHOW
MAR. 4 CAJUN COUNTRY REVIVAL WITH THE FOGHORN STRING BAND
MAR. 12 HYC HULA FEST
THE BIG SHORT ( R )
Friday and Sunday Jan. 22 and 24 (5:00pm)
Writer/director Adam McKay joins forces with Paramount Pictures and Plan B Entertainment to adapt Michael Lewis' best-seller The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, which centers on the housing and credit bubble of the 2000s. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Critics Consensus: The Big Short approaches a serious, complicated subject with an impressive attention to detail -- and manages to deliver a well-acted, scathingly funny indictment of its real-life villains in the bargain.
JAMES BERARDINELLI REEL VIEWS "Against all odds, The Big Short works. In fact, "works" is an understatement for what director Adam McKay has achieved with his improbable adaptation of Michael Lewis' nonfiction book about the 2008 global financial crisis."
A. O. SCOTT NEW YORK TIMES "A true crime story and a madcap comedy, a heist movie and a scalding polemic, "The Big Short" will affirm your deepest cynicism about Wall Street while simultaneously restoring your faith in Hollywood."
PETER TRAVERS ROLLING STONE "McKay dares greatly by couching his anger about the 2008 financial crisis in a slapstick tragedy that makes us wish we could see every character in it behind bars."
The Star Wars saga continues with this seventh entry -- the first under the Walt Disney Co. umbrella. The film will act as the start of a new trilogy set after the events of Return of the Jedi. J.J. Abrams directs from a script by Michael Arndt: Approximately 30 years after the destruction of the second Death Star, Luke Skywalker, the last Jedi, has disappeared. The First Order has risen from the fallen Galactic Empire and seeks to eliminate Luke and the Republic. The Resistance, backed by the Republic and led by Luke's twin sister, General Leia Organa, opposes them while searching for Luke to enlist his aid.
It's everything the kid in us goes to the movies for -- marvelous adventure that leaves us surprised, scared and euphoric. - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
All you really want to know is whether it's good, right? Well, in fact, it is better than it had to be. - Bob Mondello, NPR
The seventh installment in the series, started by George Lucas in 1977, is the best Star Wars sequel yet and one of the best films of 2015. - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
The Force Awakens has succeeded where it counts most, in creating a cast of characters that viewers can spend the next several years rooting for, especially the spirited, resourceful heroine at its center. - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
Saturday Jan. 23 (7pm)
Lazar Bear is proud to announce that Jim Messina w/ his band will be playing a Three Island Tour in Hawaii. As one half of Loggins & Messina, co-founder of the country-rock band Poco, member and key contributor to Buffalo Springfield, Jim Messina has left an indelible footprint on popular music. Jim’s producing and engineering skills were instrumental in the success of the Loggins & Messina, Poco and the Buffalo Springfield recordings which gave birth to a number of hits such as "Rock 'N Roll Woman", "Kind Women" & "On The Way Home" Poco hits "You Better Think Twice”, "Call It Love", "Nothin' To Hide" And in Loggins & Messina he gave us “Angry Eyes”, “Your Mama Don’t Dance”, “Danny’s Song”, “My Music”, “Lahaina”, “You Need a Man”, “House at Pooh Corner” and sold over 20 million albums domestically.
JIM MESSINA’s consummate legacy of musical prowess spans five decades, three acclaimed rock super groups, a vibrant solo career, and a dizzying array of game changing producing and engineering credits, including the Doors, Lee Michaels, and Herb Alpert. He is an indisputable expert in the fine art of making hit music. After the mid-60s, while acting as producer and recording engineer for Buffalo Springfield, Messina joined the temperamental band as bassist. After Buffalo Springfield split up in 1968, Messina’s friendship with group founder Richie Furay led to the creation of Poco. Jim switched to playing lead guitar, and the band went on to define a new musical genre that came to be known as country-rock.
After two studio and one live album with Poco, Messina chose to leave the group and devote his time to record producing. That fateful decision led to his 1971 collaboration with newcomer Kenny Loggins. The resulting duo, Loggins and Messina went on to record nine albums over a period of seven years, amassing sixteen million in sales.
TANGO W/ GUILLERMINA QUIROGA AND MARIANO DIEGO LOGIUDICE
Monday Jan 25th (6:30-8pm Lesson, 8-10pm Milonga and Performance)
In a way, Guillermina Quiroga has Ronald Reagan to thank for transforming her into an internationally acclaimed tango dancer. If she hadn't been in front of a television as a young woman in Argentina watching the 1985 U.S. presidential inauguration, she would have missed "the couple performing tango for the president. When I saw these people dancing, I got crazy," she says. "I wanted to do this dance so badly, but I didn't have the courage then."
Since taking her first tango class in 1988, however, Quiroga has dedicated most of her waking hours to mastering the intricate and elegant South American dance form so often associated with slinky dresses, come-hither glances and dark alleys where men and women succumb to their inner demons. Her career has included performing onstage in commercial hits such as the long-running "Forever Tango," appearing in several films and choreographing for the 1998 Olympic ice dancing gold medalists, Evgeny Platov and Oksana Grishuk.
Luis Bravo, the creator of "Forever Tango," says, "She is the best dancer around. I've worked with so many talented dancers over the years, but Guillermina is the one I most admire. She has everything . . . honesty, technique and sensitivity, and she will never go onstage unless she's 100%."
Yet although she is famous in tango circles for fusing traditional steps with hyper-flexible leg extensions and athletic lifts, this onetime ballerina maintains that her style is ultimately not about her ability to execute high kicks and fancy variations of the gancho (leg hook) and barrida (foot sweep).
"I may dance with my body, but what I give to people is my soul," she says. "When I dance, my spirit goes outside, and that's what people see."
In recent years, Quiroga has also tried to imbue her choreography with a spiritual dimension, in a sense taking tango out of the dark alley and into a more ethereal realm. Currently touring the country with the latest version of her own full-length show, she believes her dances offer "something different."
"My show is not really a tango show," she says by phone from New York City, where the tour kicked off. "It's more that I use the language of tango to tell a story. And I don't just tell a story for the story but for the messages behind it."
Guillermina is touring the island with Mariano Logiudice, for more information visit the Hawaii Tango Facebook event page here or TangoMango Calendar
LOCAL FILMS DOUBLE FEATURE:
THE SHIGEMATSU FAMILY AND THE LEGACY OF SUGAR
PMKCA: TRADITIONS AND FAMILY VALUES: A BLUEPRINT FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Sunday January 31 (5 pm)
Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. see both Traditions and Family Values: A Blueprint for Our Community (a film by PMKCA) and the Shigematsu Family and the Legacy of Sugar Film. $2 suggested donation at the door.
The Shigematsu Family and the Legacy of Sugar
This short documentary film tells the story of one family whose ancestors emigrated from Fukuoka, Japan and arrived in Hawai‘i in 1907. Denzaburo Shigematsu went to work for the Honoka'a Sugar Company, as did four of his sons and many of his grandchildren. When the plantation closed in 1994 the family's livelihood was in question, but their identity was not.
The documentary addresses the role the sugar plantation played in the history of the coast as seen through the eyes of one family, as well as how the changing values of succeeding generations both form and reflect contemporary culture in Hawai‘i.
The film was made possible by a grant from Hawai‘i Council for Humanities, and was directed by Sarah Anderson and photographed and edited by Winter Anderson/HILand Films in collaboration with the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo History Department and the NHERC Heritage Center.
Traditions and Family Values: A Blueprint for our Community, Pa’auilo Mauka Kalopa This film serves as a touchstone for PMKCA residents as well as a roadmap and template for our community's future with its strong family traditions. This video recording the memories, oral histories and insights of some long time residents of the Pa’auilo Mauka Kalopa community in the Hamakua District of the Big Island, Hawai’i. It captures the heart and soul of the area and provides a blueprint for the community’s future, highlighting the strong family values and traditions of the area.This project of the Pa’auilo Mauka Kalopa Community Association (PMKCA) was started in 2009 and the video released in September 2015. The themes that weave the stories together include family roots and traditions, ranching, farming, and hunting/fishing, preservation of trails, influence of Hawai’i, sustainability and resilience, strength through diversity, and words of wisdom. DVDs of the Traditions and Family Values film will be available for $15.
WORLD OPERA: THE MAGIC FLUTE
Wednesday Feb 3 (7pm) $15
Three enormous, 27-metre-high fire-spewing “dragon dogs”, a Queen of the Night costume to break all records, three mythical creatures for the three ladies operated by puppeteers, and dozens of stunt artists rushing around the stage: in his staging for the Bregenz Festival, David Pountney offers “a spectacle of the highest caliber” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung), while providing new answers to the eternal questions surrounding The Magic Flute. The Kurier newspaper called it “a visually mind-blowing fairy tale”, with Die Welt adding “a colorful as well as smart Magic Flute”.
The vocal ensemble leaves nothing to be desired either: Ana Durlovski (voted Singer of the Year by Opernwelt magazine) is captivating as the Queen of the Night with her “flawless coloraturas” (Der Standard), while Norman Reinhardt sings an “outstanding Tamino” (Deutschlandradio). Patrick Summers conducts Mozart’s score with the impeccable Vienna Symphony Orchestra. 2 Acts, Sung in German
Cast: Alfred Reiter | Norman Reinhardt | Ana Durlovski | Bernarda Bobro | Daniel Schmutzhard | Dénise Beck
Where We Came From — How Keck Observatory Helps Decode the Formation of Solar Systems
The discovery of thousands of extrasolar planets has spearheaded a revolution in astronomy, and Keck Observatory is playing a major role. In this talk, professor Greg Laughlin, an expert on planet formation and dynamics at the University of California, Santa Cruz will give an up-to-the-minute picture of the current galactic planetary census, and will explain how the new discoveries help us understand how our own solar system formed, and whether Earth-like planets might be common in the galaxy. In addition to showing how Keck Observatory finds exolplanets, Laughlin will also give an overview of how Keck Observatory can be used to search for new objects in the dim outer realms of our own solar system.
BUCKMAN COE & FRIENDS: CASCADIA ALOHA TOUR
Saturday February 13th (7pm)
Uniting the Pacific Northwest with the Big Island of Hawaii!!! Buckman Coe, Hawane, Sara Tone, and KALA join forces to blaze the fyah of music, conscious culture, and good times on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii.
Roots music with a global world beat. Drawing from soul, folk, Americana, rock, and reggae, Buckman Coe and his band craft and perform uplifting and conscious music for the people.
His recent release Malama Ka ’Aina - to respect the land and live in harmony – is a gorgeous and downright infectious manifestation of the artist’s spiritual nature and passion for social justice.
With the masterful production by global/electronic artist Adham Shaikh and musician-activist Jason Kechely, Coe creates ethereal, soul-drenched vocals that soar over arrangements celebrating the awakening of social consciousness and global unity.
Malama Ka ’Aina is a danceable album filled with positive vibes. Its strength is its ability to thematically bridge participation in civil society and celebrate life, love, and humanity. It deals with the destructive nature of capitalism and corporate media while reflecting on the importance of community and the natural environment. The stories in Malama Ka ’Aina are told over spirited melodic builds, soulful harmonies, and powerful horn arrangements.
Buckman Coe and his band’s lively performances have established them as festival favourites along the Pacific Northwest and Internationally.
2ND ANNUAL VALENTINES HONOKAA PEOPLE'S JAZZ FESTIVAL
Sunday February 14th (5:30-10pm)
The Valentines 2nd annual Honokaa People's Jazz Festival includes: the 12 peice Big Island Big Band with a Benny Goodman tribute featuring Jessie Snyder on Clarinet (bring your dancing shoes), Alex Czerny Tango Trio, Redwater Friday Jazz Group and Mamane Street Jazz Club featuring Ted Harris and guest vocalists, it should be an evening of swing and tango from the 20's to the present...
Tickets will be $12! Wow!
Sunday Feb 21 (4:30-6:30pm) $7 at the door suggested donation
Come and treat yourself to the experience of free-form movement to world-rhythms mixed live at the event by DJ Rajasick.
Ecstatic Dance is a place to dance “from the inside out” and connect with like-minded people of all ages in a safe and non-judgmental space. Given the large amount of people that may show up to the event and the nature of our free-form movement, for liability purposes this dance is open to anyone aged 13 years or older only.
In its most basic definition it is free-form movement/dance inspired by music, allowing our bodies to move freely without judgment or concern for the grace or beauty of the dance. This is the dance you dance as if nobody is watching! It is an inner/outer journey of moving meditation that develops a direct body-spirit connection. Let your body and inner guide be your teachers.
No dance experience or partner is necessary. It's a perfect outlet for those who think they can't dance and for experienced dancers alike. It is free-form, not a structured dance. It is also not a social dance. It is an environment without observers or conversation, where you can feel safe to try new things and really push yourself out of your comfort zone.
Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
1. Move however you wish.
2. No talking on the dance floor or altar - low whispers off the floor please.
3. No shoes on the dance floor.
4. Water breaks to be taken off the dance floor.
Following the dance, we invite you to stroll over to Sea DandeLion Cafe and Awa Bar to wind-down and share your experiences whilst enjoying a shell of 'awa or refreshing kombucha.
Each month half of the proceeds goes towards the wonderful Honokaa People's Theatre and half to another local non-profit that will positivly enrich our community.Help spread the word and share this amazing event amongst your family and friends.
HULA HALAU O ALOHA
Classes Every Tuesday (3- 4:30pm) & Wednesday (2:30- 4:30pm)
For the last thirty years or so Aunty Aloha Delarosa and family have been guiding keiki thru teen hula Auana and Tahitian at the People's Theatre. Drop in during class time on regular days (see People's Theatre schedule on web for holidays) to join the family or for more info contact Aloha Delarosa via facebook!
CAPOERIA AGUA DE BEBER
Classes Every Saturday (11am & 12am)
Capoeira is an interactive game of martial arts and acrobatic dance accompanied by live music. Created four centuries ago by African slaves in the country of Brazil, it is believed that capoeira practitioners disguised this dynamic art form as dance and play in order to conceal it’s more lethal martial arts and self defense techniques. Students will learn attacks, escapes, acrobatics, strength and conditioning, music instruments, songs in Brazilian-Portuguese, history and self-confidence. Classes are geared for beginners and taught by Mario “Castanho” Hill, an 11-yr. practitioner of capoeira with United Capoeira Association.
Classes: Saturdays - Kids Capoeira (ages 7-12), 11am -12pm; Teen/Adult Capoeira, 12 -1:30pm.
Contact: (916) 752-7275, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook.com/ADBWaimea