Mānoa Arts & Minds
Aloha! This summer, there's some hot stuff going on at campus, thanks to Mānoa Arts & Minds. Why not take a vacation from the day-to-day routine, and return to campus for the best that the Departments of Art & Art History, Music, Theatre & Dance, and Outreach College have to offer?
Take a look at these wonderful opportunities to get away from it all, for a few hours anyway, and all without even getting on an airplane.
Music credit: Warm aloha to Hawaiian slack key guitarist Ozzie Kotani for the music heard in the Mānoa Arts & Minds announcements. Ozzie is an alumni and former music instructor at UH Mānoa, and “Ka Ua Noe” (The Misty Rain) is from his 2009 CD titled “Hōʻihi” (Respect).
Sunday, July 11 & 18, 3:00 p.m.
The award-winning fourth annual University of Hawaiʻi KIDS FIRST! Film Festival returns with four summer Sundays of free family films! This year's screenings — suitable for children ranging in age from 2 to tweens — include green themes, animations adapted from beloved children’s literature, plus stories about kids and pets from around the world.
KIDS FIRST!, a project of the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media, is the largest traveling children’s film festival in the world. Curated locally by UH Mānoa’s Outreach College, KIDS FIRST! films are free of gratuitous violence; race, gender, or religious bias; inappropriate content; and condescension towards children. Age-appropriate groupings of films entertain through a balance of animation and live action, plus varied themes from different cultures. To add to the festivities, door prizes are awarded at all screenings. Parents, grandparents, friends and neighborhood kids — everyone can enjoy the Festival because it’s juried by kids, parents, teachers, and child advocates nationwide to qualify for the Festival. And, best of all, it’s FREE!
July 11, Ages 2–5: Go Green Go!
Wubbzy, a cute, crooked-tailed animated character, teaches pre-schoolers fun lessons — with plenty of singing and dancing — about ecology and personal responsibility. Preceded by a short storybook animation.
July 18, Ages 8–12: Worldwide Kids & Critters
Short live-action and animated films from around the world (all in English) deal with universal themes of families and pets with creativity and wit.