On the Scene
MEET THE CHEF:
New Orleans resident Christof Jarreau, standing center, was the guest chef and guest of honor Sept. 29 when O Lounge owner Liz Watanabe, standing, right, presented a seafood gumbo and jambalaya party as a fund-raiser for Gulf Coast hurricane survivors. Watanabe said Jarreau spent most of the day in the O Lounge kitchen preparing the dishes. Donna Chun, seated left, and Stephanie L.C. Ching, seated right, were among the Honolulu residents who braved the rain to support the event. Jarreau's wife, standing left, who declined to give her first name, thanked diners for being there. Watanabe will celebrate the O Lounge's first anniversary on Oct. 18.
FUN FOR ALL AGES:
Dylan Sithiyothakarn, 4, enjoyed a preview screening of "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" Tuesday with his mother, Lolly, at Ward Theatre. Dylan "loved it," particularly Wallace describing himself as being "crackers about cheese." Parents and any other adults who happen to see the animated comedy will find plenty of contemporary cultural references and oblique adult humor as well.
A PERFECT CHOICE:
T.J. Johnson, left, talked with Eric Nemoto and Jon Brekke Wednesday as they prepared for a dinner theater performance of "Tiramisu on the Beach" at Indigo. Nemoto reprises his performance as an attorney involved in a sexual harassment case. Playwright Brekke's revised script works perfectly.
AND COMPLIMENTS TO THE CHEF:
R. Kevin Doyle, right, congratulated "Tiramisu" cast members James McCarthy and Cassandra Wormser after the show. Wormser does an excellent job personalizing the role originally played by Dorothy Stamp. McCarthy adds light humor with the expanded role of the chef.
FUN IN THE DEN:
Kawika Lumberreira, left, Ian Bugbee, Lisa Cullen, Amy Schreider and Eathen Buyuan, back, enjoyed the vibe created by the Mike Times Trio Wednesday in the Opium Den at Indigo.