Listen Now

KPRG Calendar of arts events


The ISLA Center for the Arts at the University of Guam will present its next exhibit, the biennial, "Creative Hands", from Thursday, November 20 through January 30. "Creative Hands" features the best work of regional artists that has been selected by an off-island jury. ISLA is located in house number 15, Dean's Circle, on the campus of the University of Guam. ISLA's hours are 10 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday, and 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday. Admission is free. The ISLA Center can be reached by calling 735-2965.

University Theater will continue its production of an original play written by UOG Theater Professor, Glenn Fox, titled, "Waiting for John", on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 20, 21, and 22. Curtain time is 7:00 PM and tickets will be available at the box office.

The Japan Club of Guam will host its annual Japanese Akimatsuri Autumn Festival, on Saturday, November 22 at the Ypao Beach Park in Tumon Bay. Traditional Japanese arts, crafts, dancing, and food will be featured. Festivities begin around 9:00 AM and go until dark. Admission is free.

The Guam Territorial Band will present its 38th Anniversary Concert on Friday, November 21 at 7:30 PM. The performance will be held in the Crystal Ballroom of the Lotte Hotel in Tumon Bay. Tickets will be available at the door.

The Government of Guam Association of Retired Persons, Inc. will present the First Annual, "Manamko Legacy Concert", on Saturday November 22, at the University of Guam Fieldhouse. This event will feature Guam's Senior Citizens from across the Island singing, dancing, and relating stories of Guam's past that will take you back in time. The "Concert Prelude" begins at 5:00 PM, with the concert beginning at 6:00 and ending about 9:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased at Village Mayor's offices and the GARRP office in Hagatna.

Micronesia Mall will offer a variety of Center Court special events on Sundays during the month of November. On November 23 at 1:30, the Nankin Tamasudare Japanese Street Performers will give a 2 hour show, and on November 30 at 1:00 PM, the Amazing Steve Magic Show will entertain. Admission is free.

The 18th Annual Larry Franquez Drum Clinic will be held Sunday, November 23 from 2:00-5:00 PM at the Southern High School Auditorium. The clinic will share valuable tips for playing the drum set for musicians of all ages and experience. Admission is free.

Harvest Christian Academy will present its Fall Choral Concert, on Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00 PM in the Harvest Auditorium on the school's campus in Canada, Barrigada. Admission is free and you may call 477-6341 for more information.

The Guam Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2nd Annual Song Festival, "A Celebration of Song", on Saturday, November 29 at the Agana Shopping Center, from 10 AM to 6 PM. The competition is open to all public and private schools on Guam. For information and registration contact the Guam Chamber of Commerce at 472-6311 or visit:

Harvest Baptist Church and Harvest Christian Academy will present their annual Festival of Lights on Sunday, November 30 at 5:30 PM. The Festival features Harvest bands and choirs performing holiday seasonal music. The Festival of Lights will be held on the Harvest campus in Canada, Barrigada. Admission is free and for more information call: 477-6341.

The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency Gallery's November exhibit is featuring the artwork of Andrea Grajek and other local artists. The CAHA gallery is located on the 1st floor of the Terlaje Professional Building, 194 Herman Cortez Avenue in Hagatna. Gallery hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday and admission is free. You can phone CAHA at: 300-1204-8.

The GATE Theatre Program is now announcing auditions for the March production of the musical, "The King and I". The auditions will be held on Monday through Wednesday, December 1, 2, and 3 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the Southern High School Auditorium.

Storyboard: A Journal of Pacific Imagery, is accepting creative writing and visual art for its 15th issue. The deadline to submit is December 1st. For more information visit:

University Music will present the Fall Student Recital on Wednesday, December 3 at 7:00 PM in the University of Guam Fine Arts Theatre. Vocal and instrumental soloists will be featured. Admission is free.

KPRG is calling all artists to donate original work for the 11th Annual Postcard Art Silent Auction which will be held on Sunday, December 14 at the Mermaid Tavern in Agana. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 5. For more information call KPRG at 734-8930, or email:

The Guam Symphony Society presents its annual Holiday Seaside Concert on Sunday, December 7 beginning at 3:00 PM at the Ypao Park band-shell in Tumon Bay. A variety of community groups and the Guam Symphony and Chorale will perform traditional and contemporary music of the holiday season. There will also be a picnic basket competition, a raffle, and Santa Claus will make a visit riding on his one-carabao cart. Admission is free, but bring your own blanket or outdoor lawn chair. Visit: for more information.

Body Arts Dance Studio, directed by Jennifer Brouard, will present its December performances on Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 and 6:00 PM. The performances will be held at the Sister Roberta Center in Tamuning, and tickets will be available at the door. For more information call: 632-6622.

Harvest Christian Academy will present its Christmas Orchestra Concert on Friday, December 12 at 7:00 PM. The Harvest Baptist Bible College will present its Christmas Program on Sunday, December 14 at 10:30 AM. All performances will be held in the Harvest Auditorium on the Harvest campus in Canada, Barrigada. Admission is free, and you may call 477-6341 for more information.

High school band and choruses from across the island will be combining with Cantate and the Guam Territorial Band to perform a, "Holiday Friendship Spectacular", on Saturday, December 13 at 7:30 PM. The concert will be held at the Southern High School Auditorium and tickets will be available at the door.

Michelle Pier of Creative Indeed is sponsoring the Annual Holiday Craft Fair At Jeff's Pirates Cove in Ipan on Sunday, December 14 from 10 AM to 6 PM. There will be a small admission charge.

General Announcement

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:, or simply attend a rehearsal.

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

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 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 if you are interested in promoting ISLA's art programs on Guam.

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.

Sagan Kotturan Chamoru is open to the public and currently offers galleries, a museum, and a gift shop. The center will soon provide Chamorro educational and cultural programs and is adjacent to the Hilton Guam Resort and Spa. Visiting hours are 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Saturday.

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.

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.





npr cpb bbc news PRI