Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bula Masusesedi Guini Giya Guahan

Plenty of things going on this coming weekend and so I thought I'd post info on all of them. Even if you're not on Guam its still important to keep up to date with what's happening on the island. Although when I was younger I would always hear that there's nothing happening or nothing to do on Guam, this is absolutely not the case anymore. Right now, there is, at some points, too much going on!


OCT. 24 - "Puengen Spondylus"

The Guam Gallery of Art and the Chamorro Artists Association present their fourth Orange Night, Spondylus Night, from 6 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 24 at The Guam Gallery of Art at the Chamorro Village in Hagåtña, during Arts and Humanities Month, in celebration of the Chamorro culture and in remembrance of their ancestors.

There will be a special presentation by Christine Choe, an association member, who was selected to represent Guam at the recent ninth China Changchun International Sculpture Symposium, and who will give a slide show presentation of her presentation and address the artists.

All 3-dimensional artist are invited to sell and showcase their art of spondylus jewelry, or spondylus shell. There will be a Gallery fee of $10 to participate, and donations are welcome.

Spondylus jewelry collectors are also encouraged to participate. You must provide your own tents, tables, and more in preparation for rainy or starry night. Association members will distribute treats to children during this festive occasion. Children are encouraged to dress in something orange to receive a treat. Food and refreshments will be served.

Call Filamore Palomo Alcon at 688-0320, 472-9659 or 477-1352, or e-mail: for inquiries.


OCT. 24 - Guam Anime Convention

The University of Guam Anime Club, sponsored by My Anime Shop and G3 Internet Cafe, will host an anime convention on Oct. 24 at Top O' The Mar, Nimitz Hill.

The event will be held from 6 to 10 p.m., and tickets will cost $10 each.

Featured will be best cosplay costume (group, couples, male/female overall); anime art competition; anime trivia; anime music trivia (themes); anime picture trivia (silhouette/outlines); group dances; Nintendo DS Diamond/ Pearl Pokemon trainer battles; new anime previews, music videos; and more.

Everyone is invited.


October 24 - 25 - "Puengen Na’ma’ñao"

Puengen Na’ma’ñao (Fright Night) featuring two evenings of frightening stories about ghosts, superstition, urban legends, supernatural experiences and the occult will be presented by Ginen I Hila’ I Maga’taotao Siha (From the Tongues of the Noble People). The two-night event will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 24 & 25, at 7pm (sundown) at Camp Te’a in Ipan, Talofofo.

Stories will be presented in the CHamoru and English languages and attendees will be treated to a beachside informal affair in a round robin of presentations by members of the island’s storytelling group. Attendees are also encouraged to come dressed in costumes as there will be prizes awarded in several categories.

Tickets are $7 per person or $20 for a group of four. Tickets will be sold at the gate for $10 on the evening of the performances. Refreshments will be served. Signs will be posted alongside the main road of Ipan leading to the venue. For further information and ticket reservations, contact Peter R. Onedera at 735-2808 or e-mail at or Leonila “Lila” Gombar at 734-2868 or e-mail at


October 25 - "Mina'dos na Huntan Manamoru"

Mina'dos na Huntan Manamoru:
Huntan i Manamoru ni' Pumetsisigi Dinitetminan Maisa

Chamoru Summit II:
A Meeting of the CHamoru people working towards self-determination

Saturday, October 25th
UOG Lecture Hall
Mangilao, Guam

A meeting of the CHamoru people working towards self-determination. Sessions will discuss the right of Chamoru self-determination, different status options, as well as goal planning in the following areas: Legal strategies (ligat), economic development (inadilanton ikunumiha), the CHamoru registry (rihestran Manamoru), rethinking education (idukasion hinasso), and educational campaign and strategies (edukasion).

The first CHamoru Summit took place in December of 2007, its aim of uniting and educating generations of Chamorros from across our island community working to promote sustainability and empower positiveand effective Chamorro leadership in light of the increased U.S.militarization of our island, is continued in this second meeting.


October 25 - "Film Workshop with Alex Munoz"


The Guam Humanities is presenting a film directing workshop on October 25, 2008, from 2:00-4:30 PM at the University of Guam, Room 149, at the Leon Guerrero School of Business and Public Administration. Filmmaker Alex C. Muñoz will conduct the workshop. The workshop is open to the public but will be limited to 30 participants. There is a $5 registration fee.

Participants will examine the basic tenets of directing for the big screen. The workshop will provide a private, creative environment for writers, actors and directors to engage with their work, ask questions, build text and take risks. One scene from Muñoz’s dramatic screenplay I FUETSAN I TAO TAO (co-written by Cory Caso) will be broken down, staged, blocked, and filmed with local actors. No previous film experience is necessary to participate.

Alex Muñoz is an independent filmmaker with roots on Guam and in California. Educated at University of Southern California’s School of Film and Television, Muñoz is known for his edgy, innovative style. He directed the short film Return of Our Elder Hurao and the critically acclaimed documentary Li’l Scrappy Boy. Muñoz is the Founder and Creative Director of FYI: Films by Youth Inside, a revolutionary program that teaches filmmaking to youth incarcerated in probation camps. Muñoz has previously worked in partnership with the Council conducting a Films for Youth workshop at the Department of Youth Affairs and creating a sizzle reel for the Camp Roxas: A Journey Home photo exhibit. Muñoz’s latest project, I Fuetsan I Tao Tao - Strength Of The People, is a feature film based on Guam and was selected for development at the prestigious Sundance Film Institute.

The Guam Humanities Council is a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and is dedicated to the promotion and support of humanities-focused programs for the people of Guam.

For more information or to sign up for this event, contact the Guam Humanities Council at 472-4460/1. The last day to register is 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 24th at the GHC office located in the Reflection Center, Suite 106, in Hagåtña.


October 25 - "Sinangan-ta Workshop and Slam"

Spread the WORD like ink on paper about the Sinangan-ta Poetry Workshop (check the flyer below)

Saina Ma'ase.

and don't forget to check out PTC this SATURDAY, 10-25-08 for another
installment of
Doors Open/Poet Sign Up @ 6pm
18 & Older $5 (comes with 1 FREE drink)
17 & Under get in FREE


October 23-26 - "Moscow Circus on Guam"

Circus comes to Guam
By Bryan C. Sualog
Pacific Daily News
October 21, 2008

From Oct. 23-26, the Moscow International Circus will be performing at the University of Guam fieldhouse.

"This circus has played major venues all across North America," said Moscow International Circus producer Cornell Tuffy Nicholas. "It's the type of circus that can play the biggest cities in the world and still be considered a big circus."

Nicholas said the two-hour show includes motorcycle stunts, contortionists, acrobats, an aerial ballet, jugglers and Russian swings. The circus is animal-free, so don't expect elephants or any other exotic animals.

Nicholas said the circus was brought to Hawaii and did very well there and wanted to continue to other islands that made sense -- those that had the population and was able to host a circus of its size.

"We've been trying to broaden our horizons for some time," Nicholas said. "We found Guam to be ideal."

The show includes performers from the famous Moscow State Circus, which has a school where performers learn their craft.

"It's probably the most world-renowned school," Nicholas said.

There also are performers from Mongolia, South America and the United States.

"That's the international part of the 'Moscow International Circus.' We have performers from other places in the world besides just Moscow," Nicholas said

The performers met in Hawaii and arrived on island last night, Nicholas said.

"We're excited. Guam is a beautiful island and there are beautiful, friendly people and we're happy to be here," Nicholas said. "I'm looking forward to a great weekend."

Nicholas said the circus was considering going to Saipan as well, but the trip there hasn't been finalized.

"I'd just like for everybody to have a chance to go to the show because it's going to be something they'll never forget as long as they live," he said.

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