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IT’S TIME FOR A LOOK AT SOME OF THE ARTS EVENTS CURRENTLY HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY:
The Guam Chamber of Commerce will hold a song contest titled, “A Celebration of Song”, for all Guam students in grades K-12. Entry in the competition is free and cash prizes will be awarded to winners. The holiday event will be held on Saturday, November 30 from 10AM to 6 PM in the Agana Shopping Center. For more information call the Guam Chamber of Commerce at 472-6311 or Marilyn Borja at 688-2355.
The Japan Club of Guam will present the, “34th Annual Japanese Akimatsuri Autumn Festival”, on Saturday, November 30 from 3:00 to 10:00 PM at Ypao Beach Park on Tumon Bay. Traditional and contemporary Japanese dance, food, arts and crafts will be featured at the Festival. Admission is free, and you can call the Japan Club for more information at 646-8066.
KPRG Public Radio for Guam presents their, “10th Annual KPRG Postcard Art Show and Silent Auction”. The show and auction will be held Sunday, December 1 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Mermaid Tavern in Agana. Call Ryan at KPRG for more information at 734-8930.
The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency’s December exhibit is titled, “Senior Moments – A Manamko Art Exhibit. The CAHA Gallery is located at 194 Herman Cortez Avenue, on the 1st floor of the Terlaje Professional Building in Agana. Gallery hours are 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday and admission is free. Call their new telephone number 300-1204-8 for more information.
Harvest Baptist Church and Harvest Christian Academy will present the, “Festival of Lights”, on Sunday, December 1 at 5:00 PM in the Family Life Center on the Harvest Campus in Canada, Barrigada. You can call 477-6341 for more information.
Harvest Christian Academy will present their ,”Annual Christmas Concert”, featuring choral and orchestral music, on Friday, December 6 at 7:00 PM. The performance will be held in the Harvest Auditorium in Canada, Barrigada. Their number again is 477-6341.
University Music presents, “A Potpourri of Recital, Contest, and Holiday Selections”, on Friday, December 6 at 8:00 PM in the UOG Fine Arts Theatre. The concert will feature holiday music and selections performed by soloists, the University Singers and the UOG Jazz Ensemble. Admission is free.
The Guam Symphony Society presents its, “Annual Seaside Holiday Concert”, on Sunday, December 8 at 3:00 PM at the Ypao band shell in Ypao Park, Tumon Bay. There will be a picnic basket competition, and raffle, and admission is free. For more information go to www.guamsymphony.com
GATE Theatre will be holding auditions at Southern High School for the Broadway musical “Hairspray” on December 10, 11 and 12. Performances will be held April 10 through 12, 2014. For more information call 789-2125 or visit www.theatre.guam-gate.org
University students of English Professor Tali Ariav will be giving dramatic readings of their original plays on Wednesday, December 11at 7:00 PM in the UOG Fine Arts Theatre. Admission is free.
The ISLA Center for the Arts at the University of Guam will open the, “UOG Faculty Biennial”, on December 12. The exhibit will run through February 7. The ISLA Center is located at house No.15, Dean’s Circle on the campus of the University of Guam. ISLA’s hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, and from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday. Call ISLA at 735-2965 for more information about ISLA’s shows or to arrange for tours.
The Guam Children’s Ballet Company, directed by Dennis Malilay, presents,” Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf” and “A Christmas Story” at 3:00 PM on Saturday, December 14. The dance program will be held in the University of Guam’s Fine Arts Theatre. Tickets will be available at the door, and for more information call 483-9967.
Michelle Pier of Creative Indeed presents, “The Annual Holiday Crafts Fair” on Sunday, December 15 at Jeff’s Pirate’s Cove in Ipan. The fair will be held from 10 AM to 6 PM and will offer a variety of arts, crafts and local vendors. More information is available by calling 777-1284
Body Arts Dance Studio presents their, “Fall Dance Concert”, on Sunday, December 15 at 2:00 and 6:00 PM in the Sister Roberta Center in Tamuning. Tickets will be available at the door. Call 632-6622 for more information.
DanzJazz Studio, directed by C’zer Medina, will present it’s, “Christmas Dance Concert” on Saturday, December 21 in the UOG Fine Arts Theatre. There will be a 3:00 matinee and a 7:30 PM performance and tickets will be available at the door.
Cantate Community Chorus will present their annual, “Lessons and Carols” program at St. John’s Church in Upper Tumon on Sunday, December 22. The concert will be held at 7:00 PM and admission is free.
The Guam Symphony Society is now taking applications from musicians ages 6 through 21 who wish to participate in the “Young Artists Competition” on January 29 and 30 in the UOG Fine Arts Theatre. The deadline for applications is January 10, and information and applications can be obtained at www.guamsymphony.com
The Guam Territorial Band is sponsoring the “Guam Percussion Scholarship Fund” which is open to drummers and percussionists under 24 years of age. The Scholarship is designed to help support private lessons, special projects, or full-time enrollment at an accredited music institution. For more information contact the Guam Territorial Band at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Guam Symphony Orchestra is a volunteer orchestra, open to all Guam residents. The Symphony rehearses at 7:00 PM on Monday evenings. Rehearsals are held at the University of Guam Fine Arts building Music Department. Instrumentalists are invited to join by visiting the website at: www.guamsymphony.com, or simply attend a rehearsal.
The Sunday Inarajan Public Market sells arts, crafts, local produce, and gives tours of the Flores Old Store and History Center from 7:00 to 11:00 AM. Call 828-8040 for more information.
The Inarajan Garden House offers cultural activities, Chamorro language and dance classes. Contact Vince Reyes at 688-8174 for more information.
Cantate, a community chorale, invites people who enjoy singing to join them and attend rehearsals every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at St. John’s Church Parish Hall in upper Tumon. For more information call Karl at 687-7275.
Gef Pago Chamorro Cultural Village in Inarajan offers an interactive experience in Chamorro cooking and crafts. Gef Pago is open Monday through Saturday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Sunday 8:30AM to noon. There is a small admission fee. More information can be had by calling 828-1671.
The Guam Visitor’s Bureau invites local arts organizations to inform GVB of upcoming events in order to feature those events on its website’s calendar. The website is viewed by tourists and local residents, and is another way to inform the public of the diverse kinds of activities available on Guam. Call the GVB’s Public Information Officer, Margaret Imaizumi at 646-5278/9.
The ISLA Center for the Arts is looking for interested persons to volunteer one or more hours a week to help with its programs. You can be trained to guide tours of ISLA’s exhibits, prepare artwork for display, or help in running fundraisers such as the annual Art-A-Thon. The ISLA Center is located at house No.15, Dean’s Circle on the campus of the University of Guam. ISLA’s hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, and from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday. Call ISLA at 735-2965-66 if you are interested in promoting ISLA’s art programs on Guam.
Jeff’s Pirates Cove in Ipan, Talofofo has a seaside museum featuring ancient Chamorro artifacts found in the Togcha coastline area. The museum is opened daily during Jeff’s operating hours.
AND THAT’S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE ARTS EVENTS CURRENTLY HAPPENING ON GUAM. IF YOU OR YOUR NON-PROFIT GROUP HAVE AN ART EVENT YOU WOULD LIKE PROMOTED, WE CAN ANNOUNCE IT FOR YOU ON OUR NEXT CALENDAR OF THE ARTS. YOU CAN FAX INFORMATION ABOUT ART EVENTS TO US HERE AT KPRG. OUR FAX NUMBER IS 734-2958.
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