Arts and Entertainment Wrap Up: 03-28-19

  • "Made in Ilima" film poster.

Hawaii Island celebrates architecture month with free film screenings and a youth workshop

Join AIA Honolulu Hawaii Island Section during the month of April as they offer free and low-cost public events in celebration of the 13th annual Architecture Month in Hawaii. The theme this year is sustainability and resilience.


The film “Made in Ilima” will be playing 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at W.M. Keck Observatory Headquarters, Hualalai Learning Theater, 65-1120 Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea. Registration is not required. For info and directions, contact Aaron Spielman, AIA at 937-5511.

The film will also be playing in Kona, at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Donkey Mill Art Center, 78-6670 Mamalahoa Highway. Registration is not required. For info and directions, contact Shaun Roth, AIA at 936-9815.

A Kona young architects workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Donkey Mill Art Center.

At “Imagining Paper Architecture,” students will work with architecture and art mentors to design and then construct a model of an imaginary world. Students will learn design, model building, and documentation techniques.

Cost of the workshop is $10 per person, and is for students grades 6-12. Pre-registration is required.

For info and directions, call DMAC at 322- 3362

Info: To register or for more information on these and other architecture month events, visit the AIA Honolulu website at

Green New Deal student film competition opens

Pacific Earth Institute and Sierra Club-Moku Loa chapter have announced the Green New Deal student film competition.

Two $1,000 cash prizes will be awarded May 31 to the top student-produced short films from Hawaii Island submitted in the inaugural Green New Deal student film competition. Entry submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. May 1.

All Big Island high school students are eligible to enter a short film about good jobs and a liveable planet. The competition is being jointly sponsored by the Hawaii-based Pacific Earth Institute and Sierra Club-Moku Loa chapter.

The entry categories for either Division 1 (grades 11-12) or Division 2 (grades 9-10) are mini-documentary (with a maximum duration of 10 minutes) or short (with a maximum duration of five minutes).

All entrants must working with a Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) School or private-school teacher in an advisory capacity. Homeschool entrants must obtain a faculty signature from their affiliated DOE school.

Info: Competition entry form and more details can be found at

Hula voices at VAC

The Volcano Art Center’s 2019 Hula Voices series continues on Wednesday. The program features kumu Kini Ka’awa, with moderator Desiree Moana Cruz. Hula Voices is an oral history project, presenting an engaging, intimate talk story session with Hawaii Island’s hula practitioners, as they share their hula genealogy, traditions, protocols and experiences.

These free, educational offerings occur regularly on the first Wednesday of each month, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Park entrance fees may apply.


Ka‘awa, eldest daughter of Michael Ka‘awa and Makalapua Alencastre, was born and raised on the sands of Kailua, Oahu. Kini is hula and has danced hula her entire life.

Info: Visit

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