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KPRG Calendar of arts events

IT'S TIME FOR A LOOK AT SOME OF THE ARTS EVENTS CURRENTLY HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY:

The Guam Humanities Council presents the 3rd venue in the Guam tour of the Smithsonian national exhibit, "Journey Stories", with the local companion exhibit, "Chamorro Journeys in the U.S. Military". The exhibit is being held in the Agana Shopping Center and is open Wednesday through Friday noon to 8:00 PM, Saturdays 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and Sundays 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. "Journey Stories" will close on Saturday, March 21 with Chomorro music performances at storytelling at 6:00 PM. Admission is free. For detailed information about the film series & family story hours call Monaeka Flores at 472-4460-1.

The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency Gallery's March exhibit will showcase Chamorro arts. 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 ISLA Center for the Arts at the University of Guam and the Office of the Japanese Consulate present a special exhibit, "Contemporary Japanese Architecture", now through March 26. 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.

The University of Guam Latte Tones will perform with homegrown reggae and R&B band Sound and Company on Friday, March 13 at 8:00 PM in the UOG Fine Arts Theatre. There will be a small admission charge at the door.

The Nissan Infinity Gallery presents the, "10th Annual Women's Art Show", Friday, March 13 through Friday, March 20 during Nissan Motors' business hours. Admission is free. The Gallery is located in Upper Tumon.

The 11th Annual Tumon Bay Music Festival will be held March 7 through 14 and is the region's largest music event. Festival categories remaining include:
March 12 and 13 - choral and handbells at Guam Plaza Hotel, 7:00 PM
March 14 Finale: Festival Massed Choir, the Honor Band and the Tumon Bay International Wind Orchestra at Agana Shopping Center Court at 3:30 PM, free admission
All events are open to the public. For details, go to tbmfguam.org web site or call 797-6299.

The Father Duenas Annual Songfest will be held Saturday, March 21 at 6:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Father Duenas business office and more information can be had by calling 735-3372.

The GATE Theatre presents the musical, "The King and I", directed by Ray Twenter and Anne Gorby, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday March 26, 27, and 28 at 7:00 PM in the GATE Theatre at Southern High School in Agat. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Academy of Our Lady of Guam presents Rogers and Hammerstein's, "Cinderella", directed by Benji Diola and Nina Terlaje on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday March 26, 27 and 28 in the school's gymnasium. Tickets can be purchased at the school or at the door. The March 26 gala performance begins at 5:30 PM, the March 27 performance begins at 7:00 PM and the performance on the 28th is a matinee at 2:30 PM. Call 477-8203 for more information.

The University of Guam Endowment Foundation will present, "2015 Lina'la-ta: A Musical Odyssey", on Saturday, March 28 at the UOG Field House. For more information, call 735-2955/6/7 or email Cheryl@uogendowment.org

The 7th Annual Malesso Gupot Chamorro Festival will be held at the Malesso Pier grounds from Friday through Sunday, March 27-29. There will be cultural dances, live bands, local recording artists and entertainers and concessions. Admission is free and you can call the Merizo mayor's office for more information at 828-8321 or 828-2941.

Harvest Christian Academy presents its, "Piano Festival Finalist Recital", on Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 PM. The recital will be held in the Harvest Auditorium on the school's Canada, Barrigada campus. Admission is free.

Harvest Baptist Church will perform an Easter Cantata with choir and orchestra on Sunday, April 5 at 10:30 AM. in the Harvest Auditorium on the Canada, Barrigada campus. Admission is free.

Harvest Christian Academy presents a Spring Concert of instrumental and choral music on Friday, April 10. The concert will be held in the Harvest Auditorium at 7:00 PM and admission is free.

The Guam Symphony Society presents a Mozart concert titled the, "Music from Amadeus" on Saturday, April 11 at 7:00 PM, and Sunday, April 12 at 2:00 PM at the Southern High School in Agat. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

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: www.guamsymphony.com, 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: gtband@gmail.com

The Guam All-Island Honor band under the direction of Joanne Sosa and Andrew Dongon is open to all middle and high school band students on island. For more information, email guamhonorband@gmail.com or call 988-7347.

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.

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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