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Hands-on creativity and entertainment for the whole family at the 5th annual Paliku Arts Festival

KANEOHE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

‘Come Play, Do Art' at Windward Community College?s 5th Annual Paliku Arts Festival, a unique interactive arts experience set for Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in and around the Paliku Theatre plaza and art spaces on the Windward Community College campus in Kane‘ohe. The festival is free to the public and open to all ages. All art supplies are provided.

A family friendly event, the Paliku Arts Festival will include two FREE WCC Hawaiian Youth Theatre performances of The Magical Pu Stealer written and directed by Moses Goods at Paliku Theatre at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The festival's emphasis is on “playing” and exploring artful interests. WCC art professors, instructors and their students will be on hand to assist those who want to express their creativity in a variety of ways—from painting, drawing, and sculpting to moving, acting or making music, prints, poetry and prose.

Activities at the festival include: “Clowning around” with UH Comedic Movement Theatre students in costume, acting workshops, woodcarving, screen writing and fiction writing workshops, Raku firing demonstrations, and much more!

There will also be two FREE performances of The Magical Pu Stealer, a tale for the keiki written and directed by Moses Goods. The Magical Pu Stealer is a re-telling of the traditional Hawaiian mo‘olelo of Puapualenalena, a magical shape-shifting dog tasked with bringing peace to Waipi‘o Valley. This world premiere play delivers both laughter and powerful life lessons. Performed by WCC Theatre 260 students and alumni. Performances are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

On the outdoor stage, a variety of musical acts will perform, including The 19th Avenue Barbershop Quartet, the Royal Hawaiian Band, Saxophones on the Rock, Castle High School Jazz band, Best for Last, and other Windward area talent.

Attendees are encouraged to come in costume or festive clothing. ‘Ono food will be available from Erin?s Shave Ice, India Café, Boston's Brick Oven pizza, and coffee and frappes from The Hub Coffee Shop.

For more information, click here or contact Paliku Arts Festival chair Ben Moffat at 808-724-1808 or ben517@hotmail.com.

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