Our Picks for the Weekend
If you think the world is in trouble because we're running low on fossil fuels, wait until we start running out of water. Think the warring's bad now?
With 97 percent of the Earth's water forming our oceans, 2 percent forming our melting ice caps and less than 1 percent available for drinking, Koyo USA Corp. grasped the math and did something about it. Its MaHaLo Hawaii Deep Sea Water is pumped from 3,000 feet below the ocean's surface off Kona, filtered, purified and bottled for human consumption.
You can sample the water at the company's pristine futuristic showroom and water bar on the ground floor of Waikiki Shopping Plaza, 2250 Kalakaua Ave., from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. Bottles are $2 and $4.50.
The water has a lightly salted tinge, because the company wanted to retain some of its sodium flavor and mineral content. The company's press materials report the per liter nutrition content is 8.2 mg magnesium, 3.9 mg calcium, 2.8 mg potassium and 75.6 mg sodium. Drink up!
Michelle sez ...
With the cancellation of Howie Mandel's Sunday performance at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, I'm thinking about flying up to Hilo for the First Annual Hilo Inter-Tribal Pow Wow at Wailoa River State Park. There will be dancing, drumming, singing, storytelling, arts and crafts, activities for the keiki and yummy food. The event runs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Satuday and Sunday, so that would give me a day to fully enjoy the event and, if my boss gives me Monday off, another day to cruise around the island.
Joleen sez ...
Movie buddies are great: not only does the family have good company for the evening, but it's a fun way to make good friends. And when you fall behind in your movie-watching, you don't have to go it alone. So, on Friday, all us movie buddies will check out "Over the Hedge," a show that's been long-anticipated by the youngest members of the group.
Then, for those of us who love handwork, there's "The Fabric of Their Lives: 19th-century American Women and Their Quilts," a lecture Tuesday at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Quilting expert Deborah Kraak will speak on the topic at 5 p.m. in the Doris Duke Theatre. The talk is free; call 532-8700 to know more.
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