On the Scene
'IT'S VERY DIFFERENT NOW!':
Emcee Neil Hannahs, left, welcomed Nona Beamer and her grandson Kamana Beamer to "Pau Hana Time at the Royal," a fund-raiser for Honolulu Theatre for Youth held Friday in the Monarch Room. Nona received HTY's Nancy Corbett Lifetime Achievement Award for her many contributions as a teacher and advocate of Hawaiian culture, and entertained the crowd with stories of her experiences in Waikiki in the 1920s and '30s. Each one ended with the wry observation, "It's very different now!"
BAI LING GOES SHOPPING:
Dale Ruff, regional vice president of Louis Vuitton, was in attendance Thursday when international film star Bai Ling stopped by Louis Vuitton's historic Waikiki store to select dresses, shoes and accessories for her appearances at the Hawaii International Film Festival. Ling thrilled fans Saturday night when she attended HIFF's midnight screening of her award-winning thriller, "Dumplings," at Dole Cannery.
PAINT WITH YOUR FOOD:
Reyn's President Tim McCullough, left, helped artist Naoki Hayashi display a print he'd made with a fresh fish Saturday at Reyn's Ala Moana. The print-making demonstration introduced a new line of shirts featuring Hayashi's designs. Hayashi only makes prints with fish he can eat afterward.
A NEW CAT IN TOWN:
Denis Kennedy, left, Yumi Iseki and Jon Jepsen celebrated with a few close friends Thursday after the luxury catamaran Makani cleared customs inspection at Kewalo Basin. Captain Jepsen brought the newly built 65-foot poly-carbon hulled commercial vessel here from St. Croix. Call 721-9167.
Rick Smith handled crowd control for the Ahn Trio -- Lucia, left, Angella and Maria -- Oct. 16 when they met their fans at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. The trio's performance of "Hardware Concerto" with the Honolulu Symphony was a delightful fusion of rock, pop and Western classical music.