Photo courtesy Willow Chang
Willow Chang and other Hawaii belly dancers will
demonstrate their art in two dinner shows Thursday.
The Pyramids restaurant on Kapahulu Avenue will host a night of belly dancing and Middle Eastern cuisine Thursday as a benefit for Middle Eastern Dance Artists of Hawaii, or MEDAH.
The nonprofit group aims to promote awareness and appreciation of oriental dance.
Dinner shows at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. will feature local belly dancers.
Tickets are $30 and include a meal of chicken, beef and lamb shwerma with Greek salad; or a vegetarian choice with Greek salad, hummus, falafel and spanakopita. A soft drink and dessert are also included.
Call 584-7139 for information and reservations.
Oahu theater's expect the following movies to open on Friday.
THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL
Jeffrey Combs, Geoffrey Rush, Taye Diggs, Peter Gallagher and Elizabeth Hurley star in a remake of the 1958 classic with Vincent Price. A wealthy eccentric (Rush) invites a diverse gathering of individuals to a party at his creepy mansion. He offers the bait: They will receive $1 million if they spend the night in the house. Thinking they can dash with the cash, the guests receive a rather rude awakening when mysterious events begin to transpire and rumors about the house's grisly past appear to be true.
With Owen Wilson, Brian Cox, Sheryl Crow, Mercedes Ruehl. A serial killer (Wilson) who travels across North America, killing people who complain about their lives.
MUSIC OF THE HEART
Based on "Small Wonders," the 1995 Oscar-nominated documentary about East Harlem violin instructor Roberta Guaspari, Meryl Streep stars as the inspirational violinist/instructor. Angela Bassett is a school principal, and singer-cum-actress Gloria Estefan, an elementary school teacher. The cast also includes Aidan Quinn, Cloris Leachman and Jane Leeves .