Our Picks for the Weekend
Just about every local chow house has its own version of garlic chicken, but Chez Sovan Express' is a little bit different than most. The owners of the Cambodian restaurant at Restaurant Row sized up the local palate and put two favorites together to come up with the winning combination of a crunchy chicken cutlet ($8.28) topped with garlicy chili sauce.
That deep-fried crunchiness is balanced with a healthy salad of shredded cabbage and helping of brown rice.
Stop by the fast-food restaurant for a quick bite before heading to the day's 50-cent or evening's $1 movies. Free three-and-a-half hour validated parking buys enough time to do both with minutes to spare. Maybe you'll end up shopping at Crazy/Beautiful or Blue Buddha.
» Chez Sovan Express: Restaurant Row
» Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays
» Call: 599-8812
Unbeknownst to me, Honolulu Theatre for Youth's rap-influenced production of "Othello" was extended for two consecutive Saturday performances, and this weekend marks the last chance to see it. In my initial review, while I wrote that the production could've used more fleshing out in its small scale, I also commented that the four-actor cast did an admirable job. And here's hoping Charles Kupahu Timtim, in the demanding title role, has improved upon his recitation of the Bard's words. See the on stage calendar on Page 8 for more info.
Michelle sez ...
In keeping with my New Year's Resolutions, I'm looking for classes to "better" myself and/or learn a new skill. Rocco Prestia of the musical group Tower of Power is teaching a bass class at 2 p.m. Saturday on the upstairs level of Coconut Grove Music store, located at 418 Kuulei Road in Kailua. Unfortunately, when I called for information about the class, it sounded like I should have some kind of bass background, which I don't. But, for those who already can play the instrument and want to get better, this is the class for you. Prestia will be demonstrating riffs and other techniques and will answer any questions. It costs a mere $20 at the door. For information, call 262-9977.
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