ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Advertiser Staff and News Services
Kabuki is a traditional Japanese form of theater with origins in the Edo period. Comedy troupe Loose Screws goes improv on the classic art with its hilarious "Screwbuki" at 2 p.m. Sunday at the East-West Center Gallery on the University of Hawai'i-Manoa campus.
It's free, and part of the gallery's show "From Stage To Page: Kabuki Through Woodblock Prints," on view through Aug. 24. Call 944-7177 or visit www.eastwestcenter.org.
— Catherine E. Toth
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
Director Sam Green will be on hand to introduce his documentary "The Weather Underground." Green captures the radical — and violent — 1970s protest group that emerged from Students for a Democratic Society. Surviving Weathermen talk about the turbulent, idealistic times when it seemed possible for America to wake up to a better tomorrow.
The film, a best-documentary Oscar nominee in 2004, will be screened free at 7 p.m. tonight at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa's Krauss Hall, Yukiyoshi Room. Call 956-8244 for information.
— Advertiser staff
"Every summer needs a disaster movie that makes us feel good about being warm and safe, with a dry place to take a leak."
Stephen King | the horror author, in Entertainment Weekly