Our Picks for the Weekend
The Aloha Stadium Swap Meet isn't just the go-to place for made-in-China goods or for picking up household and closet rejects that were someone else's must-haves four months ago.
At stall No. 12-A-25 Sundays you'll find hungry shoppers gobbling samples of Barry's Breads, then walking off with full-size loaves at $6 for savory and $8 for sweet breads. (Per person swap-meet admission is 50 cents.)
Barry Cannon started showing up there four months ago, after having been in the pizza biz in Napa, Calif., where he'd bake bread out of leftover pizza dough, saying, "I was having more fun making the bread."
He offers nine flavors, ranging from balsamic vinaigrette, to spicy jalapeño and olive bread, popular pesto, and a three-berry loaf.
"We've been doing very well with repeat customers, and a lot of people from the mainland wish we would come over to their cities."
Also a former entertainer, he's mulling the idea of taking his show on the road to the mainland with a mobile kitchen and companion Web site to let people know where he is. But that's a goal for next spring. For now, you know where to find him.
NADINE KAM / NKAM@STARBULLETIN.COM
Shown are Barry Cannon's cinnamon-and-nut bread and a pesto loaf. The latter can also be sliced and baked for no-fuss croutons.
John sez ...
Honolulu theater groups once took the summer off, but no longer! Almost every major local theater group has something happening this weekend, and I'd recommend almost every show. Manoa Valley Theatre's "Pageant" has been extended again, through Aug. 6 -- a must see if you can handle men in dresses! Kumu Kahua is closing its season with an encore of the season-opener, "Tea." It was excellent last fall and should be a best-bet now as well.
The Hawaii Shakespeare Festival's "Much Ado About Nothing" is another winner, but the last performance is 3 p.m. Saturday, so hurry! Diamond Head Theatre's "Into The Woods" opens this weekend, and there's a new edition of "Murder Mystery Theatre" -- interactive dinner theater with prizes for the best detectives -- opening at Dave & Buster's on Saturday.
Michelle sez ...
It's a day of culture Saturday with several of my Korean-soap addicts wanting to go to the Korean festival (See Page 10). I hope to get them to expand their horizon a little more and take a stop at McCoy Pavilion in Ala Moana Park for a celebration of Bastille Day, 6 to 8 p.m. Each attendee must bring a dish to feed six. Wine and entertainment will be provided. RSVP by calling 547-5852 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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