Our Picks for the Weekend
McDonald's helped to popularize "the get" in the fast-food world, the phenomenon of receiving something extra with purchase, in the form of Happy Meal toys. But adults like extras, too!
The fast-food chain has been trying to correct its junk-food image for years, most recently introducing a new Asian Salad as one of its "Go Active!" Happy Meals for adults. (It's about $6.88 as a meal; $5.51 alone.)
To promote the meal -- that comes with a bottle of Dasani water, or medium or large drink -- McDonald's will also be offering, while supplies last, a customizable yoga workout DVD featuring Maya, a virtual personal trainer.
The Asian Salad starts with mesclun greens and is topped with orange-glazed or crispy chicken, edamame, mandarin oranges, and accompanied by packets of Newman's Own Lighten Up! Sesame Ginger dressing and toasted almonds. Other salads associated with the "Go Active!" meal are Bacon Ranch, Caesar, and Fruit & Walnut. So now it's up to you to get moving!
Betty sez ...
The Honolulu Symphony may be pau for the season, but classical music still lives, although on a much smaller scale. Size isn't everything, after all.
On Sunday, catch a chamber music performance featuring pianist David Morgenroth and Honolulu Symphony bassist Michael Gorman in two major chamber works: Jan Ladislav Dussek's Quintet in F minor for Strings and Piano and Felix Mendelssohn's Sextet in D major for Strings and Piano.
The concert takes place at 4 p.m. in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio. Tickets are $17.50. Call 955-8821.
Michelle sez ...
I love to shop and there's still two more craft fairs going on this weekend. The HAA Artfest at Kapiolani Park features more than 75 artists, entertainment and food. The festivities will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Then on the windward side, Heeia Elementary School will have T-shirts, jewelry, food, ceramics, quilts, plants and more. Check out the goods, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Also on Saturday, I hope to make it to Revolution Books' used booksale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There should be great finds there. For information, call 944-3106.
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