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3rd Annual Chinese Film Festival, June 1 – 30

In celebration of China, the Doris Duke Theatre brings you four exciting Hong Kong thrillers and two highly acclaimed Chinese films, as well as an illustrated lecture on the Silk Road.

Our Opening Reception on Saturday, June 5th includes live Chinese music performed by members of the University of Hawaii Chinese Music Ensemble. Delicious Chinese food will be available for purchase from Indigo Restaurant. The festivities begin at 6pm.

For more information, visit

Artwork credit for Chinese Film Festival Poster: Doug Ing

Bishop Museum recognizes major community partners with Free Admission on June 11thfor kamaaina and military

This Kamehameha Day, Bishop Museum admission will be waived for kamaaina and military visitors.  The free admission on Friday, June 11, 2010, is in recognition of two community partners who have shown incredible support of Bishop Museum programs and exhibits:  the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Hawaiian Airlines.

Visitors on June 11, 2010, will have the opportunity to witness a historic exhibition involving Bishop Museum, the British Museum, and the Peabody Essex Museum.  E Ku Ana Ka Paia:  Unification, Responsibility and the Ku Images will be on display from June 5, 2010 through October 4, 2010.  Derived from the prophecy chant of Kapihe, E Ku Ana Ka Paia literally meansThe Walls Shall Stand Firm.”  The three Ku images from each museum will be featured together in Hawaiian Hall, with a related interpretive display in the nearby J.M. Long Gallery

Museum hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Monday.  It is closed on Tuesdays and Christmas Day.  To learn more about Bishop Museum’s exhibits, programs, and activities, please visit or call (808) 847-3511.

What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Universe … June 19

Take a temperature reading of our Universe in this months Mauna Kea Skies with Dr. Glen  Petitpas from SMA.  What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Universe is the topic for this month’s program at Imiloa on Saturday, June 19, at 7 p.m. in the planetarium.

Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii is located at 600 Imiloa Place in Hilo, off Komohana and Nowelo Streets at the UH-Hilo Science and Technology Park. For more information, go to, or call (808) 969-9703.

Too bad about this news … ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, located at 600 ‘Imiloa Place in Hilo, turns the volume down and is dimming the lights on the Friday night entertainment rock shows starting March 5. ‘Imiloa will end its weekly Friday night rock shows, having exhausted the current inventory of rock shows available for the planetarium.

The decision to discontinue the shows was based on the limited content of new planetarium music entertainment shows on the market.

The Friday entertainment rock shows have been popular with local audiences, attracting a different audience for the Center with shows like, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall, Rock On Demand, and the last show U2.

‘Imiloa is developing other avenues for evening programming and will continue to provide the Hilo and Hawai’i Island community a fresh alternative to the East Hawai‘i night life.  Stay tuned for ‘Imiloa’s Friday night program offering.

For more information about Imiloa’s offerings throughout the day, go to, or call (808) 969-9700.