Pay tribute to breadfruit
Mission Houses Museum will host the 'Ulu Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Activities will involve breadfruit and breadfruit imagery in cooking, quilt-making, children's crafts, storytelling, kapa-making, lectures and discussion on the importance of 'ulu in Hawaiian culture and lore. Hawaiian food will be sold. Admission is free.
The festival is in connection with the Mission Houses' 27th Annual Quilt Exhibit, which explores the breadfruit tree -- its symbolism and significance as a food staple, medicine and building material.
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Movies opening Friday:
"The Legend of Zorro": The sequel to the 1998 hit "The Mask of Zorro" picks up a decade later. His crime-fighting wings clipped, Zorro (Antonio Banderas) is bored, his marriage to the feisty Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is in trouble, and he's an absentee father to their young son. So he eagerly makes like a hero again when plans for California statehood are undermined by land barons and businessmen. But will this undermine his family's safety? (PG)
"Prime": Fresh off its screening last weekend at the Hawaii International Film Festival, the romantic comedy starring Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep and Bryan Greenberg gets national release. The movie follows the blossoming passion between a New York City career gal and a younger man. Her therapist encourages the fling -- that is, until she finds out the man is her own 23-year-old son. (PG-13)
"Saw II": The sequel to last year's creepshow of a hit. This time the maniacal serial killer Jigsaw lures eight strangers into a fun house decorated with high-concept death traps. (R)
"The Weather Man": Director Gore Verbinski takes on an Everyman story, albeit a dark and surreal family drama, starring Nicolas Cage. A Chicago TV weatherman gets a shot at the big time when a national morning news show calls him for an audition. But first he must deal with a personal life as unstable as the weather -- namely, his ailing father (Michael Caine), his soon-to-be-remarried ex-wife (Hope Davis) and his precocious kids. (R)
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