Our Picks for the Weekend
No man, not even a college student who tries very hard, can live on pizza alone. So just as fast-food burger joints have diversified by adding chicken and salads to their menus, Pizza Hut is helping people get their five-a-day with the addition of several salads to its menu, plus pastas for those who just want to give pizza a rest.
You can now get grilled chicken Caesar salad, grilled chicken spinach, and bacon mushroom spinach salad, for $4.49 to $5.59. The crumbled bacon and diced chicken are served on the side so you can control the portion, though chances are you're going to want to use the whole cup, a couple of ounces worth. And if you're grown up enough to have washed your own spinach, you know how convenient these salads are. Very creamy and cheese-rich Alfredo, bacon and mushroom, and grilled chicken and mushroom pastas are big enough for two to share, at $5.59 each, including two breadsticks.
That means you can call out for pasta while comfortably enjoying the Turin Winter Olympics at home.
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There's one more offering on stage this weekend, and it's the return of the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival's production of "Femme Capulet" at The ARTS at Marks Garage downtown. Directors Troy Apostol and Shen Nissan Sugai set the Bard's "Romeo and Juliet" in a strip club. (Imagine Shakespeare's original words being recited during a pole dance!) And, on top of that, the story is told in reverse, from the young lovers' deaths back to their first kiss. Needless to say, this is for mature audiences, complete with sexual situations and violence. Tickets cost $10 to $12 for the 8 p.m. performances Friday through Sunday, and are available in advance at 550-8457 or online at honoluluboxoffice.com.
My weekend picks include Shari Lynn and Don Conover's encore of "Broadway at the Shanghai Bistro" Friday evening. Show time is 8 p.m. with a $20 cover that includes a pupu platter, one drink, and parking validation. Call 955-8668.
And what better to wrap up the holiday weekend than by honoring our presidents -- the dead ones, anyway -- with The Crud's "Dead Presidents Party" at Wave Waikiki? It kicks off at 9 p.m., with a $7 cover, 21 and over. Go to thecrud.com and see Page 8 for more on party participant Linus The Band.
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