Our Picks for the Weekend
Summer's weekends can be dull with friends out of town, promoters taking a break from hectic spring and fall schedules, and many others in heat-induced hibernation mode, feeling too sluggish to move.
Wake yourself up with a little change of scenery that has nothing to do with airline fare wars, while trying something you'd never otherwise have the time to do. I'm talking full-on, out-of-towner sunset cruise (only if you're impervious to seasickness).
The Star of Honolulu is offering, through Sept. 30, all-you-can-eat crab legs in addition to the three-course steak dinner on its two-hour Star Sunset Dinner & Show Cruise, at $78 for adults ($62.40 for kamaaina and local military) and $47 for children 3 to 11 ($37.60).
To me, though, the meal takes a back seat to the spectacular, moving view of Honolulu and Diamond Head from the water. Go on a Friday, and you'll also see dozens of cats and recreational craft in the water as their captains get an early start on their weekend.
Call 983-STAR (7827) for reservations.
COURTESY STAR OF HONOLULU
Joleen sez ...
The quick-fix, pill-popping style of health care has never been my bag. Rather, I'll take an alternative approach nine times out of 10. It ain't always fast or easy, but working with diet, natural medicine and body work has served my mind, body and spirit well. That's why I'm excited for the Body Mind Spirit Expo at the Hawaii Convention Center this weekend. Some 100 exhibitors and 70 lecturers from across the globe will fill the center, where visitors can get aura photos and massages, peruse quality nutritional supplements and consult with psychics. All that, at an affordable $8 admission price. Expo hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Michelle sez ...
Several months ago, there was an exhibit that featured woodblock prints and tattoos. I missed it.
Now I have a second chance to see the colorful ukiyo-e woodblock prints at the East-West Center's From Stage to Page: Kabuki Through Woodblock Prints. These 31 prints come from the Utagawa school of printmaking dating from 1810 to 1896. The event begins with a kabuki performance by Onoe Kikunobu and her disciple Onoe Kikunobukazu 2 p.m. Sunday at the center's gallery. The exhibit continues through Aug. 24 and admission is free.
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