Thursday, September 16, 1999


File photo
Aloha Festivals Waikiki Ho'olaule'a takes place tomorrow.
Kealii Kaapuni Honua Ke Ena Ao Hula performed
at last year's event.

Ho‘olaule‘a set
for Waikiki

The Aloha Festivals celebration continues with the annual Waikiki Ho'olaule'a tomorrow.

More than 250,000 are expected to party along Kalakaua Avenue between 7 and 10:30 p.m. when there will be nine stages set up for music and dance performances, and booths featuring ethnic foods and lei vendors.

There will be three stages set up be at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, and outside the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel, Sheraton Moana Hotel, Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Pacific Beach Hotel, Hawaiian Regent Hotel and Hawaiian Waikiki Beach Hotel.

Other events are:


Bullet A Day at Queen Emma's Summer Palace: Sponsored by the Daughters of Hawai'i, this 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. festival includes music, hula, food booths, crafts, leis, homemade delectables and a palace tour at 2913 Pali Highway. Admission is $3 for adults; $2 with Aloha Week ribbon; $1 for children. Call 595-6291.
Bullet Waialua Taro Festival: Celebrate the revival of taro farming in Waialua with entertainment, ono foods, crafts, laulau and taro recipe contest, educational booths and "Grown and Made in Waialua" products on display and for sale. Waialua Community Association Center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 637-9364 or 637-5708.
Bullet Waianae Heritage Celebration: See traditional hula, listen to Hawaiian music and enjoy ono food at Wai'anae Mall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free.
Bullet "Hui Pu I Ka Hula, Together in Song and Dance" concert will take place 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Waikiki Shell, with entertainment by the Makaha Sons and special musical guests, island halau and the appearance of the 1999 Royal Court. Tickets are $10; $5 with Aloha Week ribbon.


Bullet Aloha Sunday Services: Join the Aloha Festivals Royal Court as it is received in traditional Hawaiian services at the historic and beautiful Central Union Church, at 8:30 a.m. For information, call 589-1771.
Bullet Lei of Aloha: Aloha Tower's 73rd birthday will be celebrated at 5 p.m. with a giant lei made of hundreds of hula dancers. Last year more than 800 dancers participated. For information, call 566-2337.


Courtesy Hawaii State Ballet
Some of the dancers in "Irish Suite" are, from left, Carrie
Siko, Ali Lee, Remely Masola and Nicole Lam.

Young dancers on their toes

The Hawaii State Ballet Junior Company takes to the stage Saturday for two performances, at 3 and 7 p.m., at Mamiya Theatre on the St. Louis High School campus. The program for both performances includes excerpts from "Grande Polonaise" and "Paquita," and the "Esmeralda" pas de deux.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for senior citizens and children under age 12. They may be charged by phone at 947-2755 or 255-8509, purchased at Step-N-Up at University Square, or obtained at the theater an hour before the performance.

The company is under the direction of John Landovsky.

One former HSB member, Amanda Schull, has a leading role in the movie "City Ballet," being filmed now in New York.


Aloha for fashion bests

The Hawai'i Fashion Industry Association and Hawai'i Food Industry Association present "Made in Hawai'i with Aloha," a fashion show and dinner tomorrow, featuring the 13th annual Governor's Fashion Awards.

The event begins 5 p.m. at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Tapa Ballroom, with no-host cocktails and entertainment by Jay Larrin.

Dinner will be at 6 p.m., with an Aloha Shirt Invocation by Manu Boyd.

The awards presentation will be at 7:10 p.m., along with the fashion show.

Tickets are $60 per person, or $500 for a table of 10. For more information, call 533-1292.


Wiz kids get quizzed

An international honor society honors Hawaii's past, present and future beginning Monday in celebration of Honors Week '99. The Kapiolani Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will present a series of speakers and a "Jeopardy"-style trivia tournament on the Diamond Head campus.

Monday's program begins at 11 a.m. on the central mall lawn and includes Hawaiian storytelling and demonstrations of Hawaiian cultural activities.

On Tuesday, 11 a.m. in the Ohi'a auditorium, James Dator, University of Hawaii future studies professor, will discuss the approaching millennium.

Republican Party Chair Linda Lingle will speak at 11 a.m. Sept. 22, also in the auditorium.

At 11 a.m. Sept. 23 in the auditorium, the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission will present an update on reclamation efforts under way on the island.

The Honors Week '99 Millennium Quiz Bowl Challenge will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Sept. 23, with finals 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24

For more information, call Keahi J. Chun at 373-3131 or Donovan Slack at 943-1417.


TAG fundraiser

Hawaii actors Wayne and Fran Ward will star in "America ... A Patchwork Quilt" tomorrow and Saturday in a benefit for The Actor's Group.

Shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Kakaako's Yellow Brick Studio on Keawe Street. Tickets are $10 at the door.

"America ... A Patchwork Quilt" uses American prose and poetry from authors writing throughout the country's development to create a living history of the nation.

The Wards, a husband and wife team, have appeared in large and small screen features and toured theaters nationwide in productions such as "Love Letters," "John Thomas and Lady Jane," and "Sea Marks" by Hawaii author Gardner McKay.

The Actor's Group is a Honolulu-based experimental theater company.


Nightclubs for clean air

A bar raising money for a non-smoking campaign? If you've got to see it to believe it head to Gordon Biersch in Aloha Tower Market Place next Thursday.

On Sept. 23, from 6 p.m. to midnight, the brewery will host "Smoke-Free Night at Gordon Biersch," a fund-raiser for the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawaii.

The Joe Rockstar band will play throughout the evening.

Admission is free; a percentage of the evening's sales will benefit the coalition and the state Department of Health's efforts to curb smoking among young adults.

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