Courtesy Honolulu Museum of Art

This weekend: Cultural Animation Film Festival

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Headlining this weekend's Honolulu events calendar is the debut of the Cultural Animation Film Festival at the Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art, starting Saturday, May 20, and through Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24.

The four programs, each about a hour long, showcases a collection of culturally diverse animated shorts from around the world. And while the Family Film Sunday program (as part of the monthly free admission to the museum) has films keiki can enjoy, the remaining programs include post-screening panel discussions on such matters as community engagement and education, intellectual property and preserving endangered languages and cultures, all pertaining to films and animation.

At first glance, what looks to be of particular interest is a series of shorts screening Tuesday from Maori animator Shane Mason from his A Maui Te Tepua (Maui, the Enchanted), and on Wednesday will be shown the half-hour Maisa, the Charmoru Girl Who Saves Guahan, based on the Guam legend of how a young girl finds the strength, wisdom and courage to lead the island women into battle against a giant creature from the Marianas Trench that is devouring their island.

With the exception of the free Sunday, all other festival programs have the theater's regular admission prices of $10 general and $8 museum members. Click here for more specific festival information.

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Also this weekend:

The SALT Bar Crawl: North vs. South, featuring Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. & Ballast Point Brewing Company, on Friday, May 20, from 5-7 p.m. on Auahi Street. Village Bottle Shop and Tasting Room, Moku Kitchen, and Bevy Bar are participants.

New Baby Expo: Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, Friday and Saturday, May 20-21, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Created especially for expectant parents and young families, the expo is the one-stop resource for moms and their babies, featuring baby shower gifts, maternity and unique children's wear, and more. $5.50 general admission, free for children 5 and under. Click here for more info.

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