HONOKAA PEOPLE'S THEATRE

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Regular Movie Tickets: $6 Adults, $4 Senior Citizens 65 and older, $3 Children ages 12 and under

THE LISTINGS IN THE CALENDAR BELOW ARE BEST ESTIMATES, IF "TBA" PRECEDES THE TITLE, IT IS NOT YET CONFIRMED. WE REALIZE THERE ARE A FEW GLITCHES WITH THE CALENDAR (LINKS TO EVENTS NOT YET WORKING), PLEASE BEAR WITH US AS WE IMPROVE... :)

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
 
FEBRUARY  9    MOVIE:  THE EAGLE HUNTRESS
FEBRUARY 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16    MOVIE:  MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
FEBRUARY 10  REGGAE CONCERT:  LOVE ETERNAL AND ROOTZ WITHIN 
FEBRUARY 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17    MOVIE:  FENCES
FEBRUARY 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25 & 26   MOVIE:  LA LA LAND
FEBRUARY 18   CONCERT:   NEW RIDERS PURPLE GRASS JAM
FEBRUARY 24   KECK ASTRONOMY TALK
MARCH 18   HAWAIIAN CULTURAL CENTER BENEFIT
MARCH 29   CONCERT:   BARAKA MOON
APRIL 1 & 2   WAIMEA COMMUNITY THEATRE:  THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
 
 
 

 

MOVIE:  THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

Thursday   Feb 9   (5 PM)

 

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. Set against the breath-taking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, THE EAGLE HUNTRESS features some of the most awe-inspiring cinematography ever captured in a documentary, giving this intimate tale of a young girl's quest the dramatic force of an epic narrative film. While there are many old Kazakh eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, Aisholpan's father Nurgaiv believes 

 

A. O. Scott  New York Times:  "Viewers jaded by daily doses of digital dazzlement might not fully register the reality of the wonders they are witnessing. But that doesn't, in the end, make "The Eagle Huntress" any less wonderful."

 

Kenneth Turan  Los Angeles Times:  "As unlikely as it is enchanting, "The Eagle Huntress" tells its documentary story with such sureness that falling under its sway is all but inevitable."

 

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer Score:   93%

 

 

MOVIE:  MANCHESTER BY THE SEA      RATED R

THURSDAY    Feb 9  (7 PM)

 

SATURDAY, SUNDAY   FEB 11 & 12   (5 PM)

 

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY  FEB 14, 15, & 16   (7:30 PM)

 

After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 16-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised. Bonded by the man who held their family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a world without him.

 

Peter Travers  Rolling Stone  "No film this year has moved me more with its humor, heart and humanity. Engrave the name Casey Affleck on the Oscar for Best Actor right now, so extraordinary and engulfing is his performance."

 

Kenneth Turan  Los Angeles Times:  "Manchester By the Sea" is heartbreaking yet somehow heartening, a film that just wallops you with its honesty, its authenticity and its access to despair."

 

Rex Reed  New York Observer:  "An exemplary film of such exceptional wisdom, beauty, clarity, sensitivity and emotional depth that I had to rub my eyes to believe it."

 

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer Score:  96%

 

 

CONCERT:   REGGAE CONCERT   LOVE ETERNAL AND ROOTS WITHIN

FRIDAY    FEBRUARY 10   (7 PM )     $10 ADMISSION

 

 

THE BIG ISLAND'S FINEST REGGAE MUSICIANS COME TOGETHER FOR A PERFORMANCE THAT YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS. 

 

MOVIE:  FENCES   RATED R

SATURDAY, SUNDAY   FEB 11 & 12   (7:30 PM)

 

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY   FEB 13, 14, 15 & 16  (5 PM)

 

 

Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. Both Washington and co-star Viola Davis won Tonys for their performances in the 2010 revival of the play.

 

Richard Roeper   Chicago Sun Times:  "It's a privilege to watch Washington and Davis lay it all on the line."

 

Kenneth Turan  Los Angeles Times:  "The combination of top acting and the powerful rhythm of the language in the drama's celebrated high spots absolutely holds us."

 

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer Score:  95%

MOVIE:  LA LA LAND       PG-13

FRIDAY & SUNDAY   FEB 17 & 19   (7:30 PM)

 

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY   FEB 21, 22 & 23  (5 PM)

 

SATURDAY & SUNDAY    FEB 24 & 25   (7 PM)

Written and directed by Academy Award (R) nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

 

Richard Roeper   Chicago Sun-Times:  "It's simply wonderful."

 

Colin Colvert  Minneapolis Star Tribune:  "This is a joy to watch, with a rhapsody of love and lightness in the performances."

 

Mick LaSalle  San Francisco Chronicle:  "We don't generally think of musicals in these terms, but, following the impersonal splashiness of the opening number, "La La Land" slowly dawns as a film of great intimacy. It's as if it were whispering to us."

 

Joe Morganstern  Wall Street Journal:  "I'm hoping that La La Land will be a hit for the ages, for all ages. It's a film that re-enacts, with rare originality, a classic role for the movie medium -- escapist entertainment in troubled times."

 

Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer Score:   93%

 

 

CONCERT:   NEW RIDERS PURPLE GRASS JAM

SATURDAY   FEBRUARY 18   7 PM

 

FEATURING ALL STAR & FOLK GRASS JAM LEGENDS THIS CONCERT BRINGS TOGETHER BAND MATES FROM NEW RIDERS AND JEFFERSON STARSHIP AND ZERO AND GREATFUL DEAD FAMILY AND WILLIE NELSON AND DAVID NELSON BAND AND VARIOUS OTHERS FOR A BIRTHDAY / VALENTINES DAY CELEBRATION FOR BUDDY CAGE.  IF THEY HAVE PLAYED IN THOSE BANDS THEY HAVE GOT TO BE THE CREAM OF RECORDING ARTISTS.  FOR TICKETS OR INFORMATION GO TO WWW.LAZARBEAR.COM OR CALL: 808-896-4845  OR  917-561-4800

 

 

KECK ASTRONOMY LECTURE:  FINGERPRINTS OF THE FIRST STARS - SEARCHING FOR POPULATION 111 WITH KECK

FRIDAY  FEBRUARY 24    (7 PM)     FREE TO THE PUBLIC

 

Abstract:  Our current story for the origin of the heavy elements has at its core a recycling program on the grandest of scales.  Using Keck, we have traced atoms as they flow from the intergalactic medium into galaxies, where they are incorporated into stars, undergo fusion, and are returned in supernovae and other types of stellar death.  The process can repeat many times, raising the total amount of heavy elements in the universe over time.  In principle, if we run the clock backwards far enough, we could observe the very first stars, aka ‘Population III stars’:  those formed from only those elements created in the first few minutes after the big bang.  As of yet, however, the Population III stars have eluded direct detection.  In this talk, Dr. John O’Meara will present a new suite of tools and techniques used in the hunt for Population III stars, and the critical role Keck and Maunakea has played at the forefront of our current and future search for these first stars in the universe.

 

 

CONCERT:  BARAKA MOON 

WEDNESDAY   MARCH 29   (7PM)      $15 ADMISSION

 

 

Direct from San Francisco   BARAKA MOON  ECSTATIC GLOBAL TRANCE GROOVES

 
 Based in The San Francisco Bay Area and bringing together global citizens with origins in Pakistan, the UK, Canada and the USA  Baraka Moon's all original music ignites from ancient Qawaali Sufi trance songs, Indian classical ragas, Middle Eastern overtones and African drums & percussion, plus the Australian Aboriginal didgeridoo and brings all those influences together into an uplifting and resonant whole -  spiritually charged and soulful dance music with a positive message of peace for the whole world! 
 
 Baraka is the Sufi word for blessing. Charismatic and passionate vocalist Sukhawat Ali Khan fronts Baraka Moon performing on the harmonium and drawing from his luminary family's 600 years of vocal tradition with a voice that comes straight from the heart, while didjeridu virtuoso Stephen Kent, a globally acclaimed pioneer in bringing the ancient Aboriginal instrument to the contemporary world, plows a deep earthy groove and shakes it down together with Peter Warren's driving drums as Anastasi Mavrides paints singing constellations with his shimmering guitar. Open your soul and sing your heart! Even the gods are dancing and smiling!!!
 
Formed on the night of a blood moon eclipse Baraka Moon brings together a unique and ecstatic combination of traditional and contemporary Pakistani and Indian music with the Australian Aboriginal Didjeridu, combining them with an afro-funking blues rhythm section that whirls the frenzied crowd into the stratosphere! 

 

 

 

 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)

 

CapoeiraCapoeira 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, capoeira_waimea@yahoo.com,

 

 

 

 

 ECSTATIC DANCE

SUNDAY   (4:30 PM)   FEBRUARY 19

 

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.

 


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