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Contact: Sabrina Sanchez
Tel: 808.521.2903
January 2011 Events

Mondays | January 3, 10, 17, 24 + 31
Monday Movie Cafe. A weekly showcase of current and often hard-to-find Indie, art house and documentary films from around the world. All films start at 7:00 pm. $10 at the door. For more information contact Don Brown at 223.0130.

January 3: The Living Matrix: The New Science of Healing
This provocative film about the nature of human health follows the trail of groundbreaking research across Europe and the U.S with pioneering scientists and leaders in alternative medicine who reveal a new model for understanding and promoting wellness.

January 10: Young at Heart
A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians.

January 17 (MLK Day): Soundtrack for a Revolution
This musical feast tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music - the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. Features new performances of the freedom songs by top artists; archival footage; and interviews with civil rights foot
soldiers and leaders.

January 24: Chops
Each year the best high school jazz bands from across the United States compete at the prestigious Essentially Ellington Festival. Hosted by Wynton Marsalis, this high-profile event offers an impressive preview of emerging jazz talents. In this documentary, filmmaker Brice Broder turns his lens on one Florida
band who might just have what it takes to hit all the right notes and take home top honors at the world renowned jazz festival.

January 31: The Chorus (Les Choristes)
Set in 1948, a professor of music, Clement Mathieu, becomes the supervisor at a boarding school for the rehabilitation for minors. What he discovers disconcerts him and through the power of song, Clement tries to transform the students.

Friday | January 7
First Friday. After you’ve had your fill of the street festivities and visiting area galleries, boutiques and restaurants, stop in the venue and enjoy the chill scene. Featuring DJs 45 Revolver, Jon C and Anarchy. Music starts at 8:00 pm. Free. 21+

Friday | January 14
Deadbeats This very popular local band presents an addictive blend of funk, jazz and hip-hop. Honolulu Weekly readers voted them "the best up-and-coming local group". Show starts at 10:00 pm. $ Cover. 21+

Tuesday | January 18
In Yo Face: Improv at theVenue. Think Whose Line Is It Anyway – Hawaii style. Includes short form games, creating stories and songs based on audience suggestions. Hosted by Chris Riel and Shawn Thomsen. Starts at 7:00 pm. Think you’ve got he comedy gene? Show off your stuff during the open mic segment. $5 cover. 21+

Friday | January 21
Count Dracula Hawaii 2011
From the Creators of Miss Vamp Hawaii 2010, Camera Obscura presents Count Dracula Hawaii 2011.This time, the men take the stage! Count Dracula was a European nobleman and a gentleman, an enigmatic character who possessed a certain charm, wit and masculinity that made him completely irresistible. The Dark Lord will be crowned Count Dracula Hawaii 2011. Prizes for the winner, first runner-up and Most Debonair. Contestants will be asked to demonstrate their creativity, imagination, talent and wisdom. For more details go to Doors open at 8:00 pm. $10 advanced tickets; $15 at the door. 21+

Saturday | January 22
Fringe Bites. The first Oahu Fringe Festival will launch in November 2011. Fringe Bites is a precursor to the November event and celebrates this new project with a night of barely controlled mayhem. Fringe Festivals are held around the globe, from New York, D.C., Philadelphia, Houston, Vancouver, Toronto and Edinburgh, to name just a few.  It’s a bit of madness and a lot of creativity and talent. Artists have ten minutes to showcase their original work. An open mic of sorts. Zany, weird, dramatic, poetic, musical, acrobatic works welcome! 8:00 – 11:00 pm. Sign up to perform and get 10 tickets to bring your friend and supporters! For more information, contact Misa at 721-6942 or visit

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