A strolling violinist
in the Hilton Hawaiian Village has added a touch of class to its dinner experience: A violinist will stroll through the restaurant Saturday and Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.
Two professional musicians will share the assignment. John "Juan" DeVilbiss will perform when Honolulu Symphony violinist Rami Gepner is not available.
Instead of traditional tuxedos, they will wear dark shirts to make patrons -- a mix of visitors and residents -- feel comfortable in the casual environment.
WinED @ Formaggio's:
Master sommelier Roberto Viernes presents a tasting session on "Amarone: The King of Veneto," 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Formaggio's wine bar in the Market City Shopping Center. The tasting will cover six producers of this dry red wine: Bussola, Righetti, Sartori, Serenissima, Le Sallette and Dal Forno. Cost is $79. Call 739-7719.
Next Generation Dinner: Chef de partie Kelsi Ikeda presents a four-course dinner July 27* at Alan Wong's King Street restaurant. The menu: "BLT" Salad with bacon, lobster and Hamakua Springs Heirloom Tomatoes (with Clos du Bourg Gaston Huet Vouvray, 2000), Crispy Soba-Wrapped Onaga (Josef Leitz Reisling, 2004), "Surf-n-Turf" of grilled Maui Cattle Co. Beef Tenderloin and shrimp tempura (Villa Creek "Mas de Maha," 2004) and dessert by pastry sous chef Michelle Karr, a tropical fruit sampler. Cost is $65; $90 with wine pairings. Call 949-2526.
Docent training at TCM
The Contemporary Museum is accepting applications for its docent program, with a minimum two-year commitment.
Docents-in-training will meet each week from September 2006 through May 2007 to learn from practicing artists about the methods and materials of art-making, and engage in discussions with art historians and theorists to help facilitate exploration of the arts by museum visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Every year, more than 4,000 visitors to The Contemporary Museum experience the galleries via a docent tour.
The cost of the program is $100 and includes books and materials. Applications are available at tcmhi.org/ep_docentsmain.htm, or for more information, contact Inger Tully at email@example.com or 526-1322 Ext. 17.
July 31 is the deadline for applications.
Monday, June 26, 2006
» The "Next Generation Dinner" at Alan Wong's restaurant will be held July 27. An incorrect date was listed on Page E5 yesterday. Call 949-2526 for details.