Rihanna takes on pipeline Cafe
Two-time Teen Choice award winner Rihanna returns to Hawaii but this time in a show of her own. The new artist will grace the stage at Pipeline Cafe, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Her single "SOS" has been nominated for the Viewer's Choice Award and Best New Artist at this year's MTV Video Music Awards. Tickets are $25 and available at the Blaisdell box office and through all Ticketmaster outlets. To charge by phone, call 1-877-750-4400 or go online at ticketmaster.com.
Carl Angel will read from his book at three libraries.
Illustrator visits libraries
Artist Carl Angel will visit three Oahu libraries to read from his book, "Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel."
Angel, a Radford High School graduate who now lives in San Leandro, Calif., has collaborated on two children's books written in Tagalog and English, with author Anthony Robles. "Lakas" is the story of the closing of the International Hotel in Manilatown, San Francisco.
Angel will appear at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Kaneohe Public Library (233-5676), 6 p.m. Monday at Pearl City Public Library (453-6566) and 6 p.m. next Wednesday at Waipahu Public Library (675-0358).
TV show offers advice to seniors
Issues facing seniors are key to "Today's Kupuna," a new television series airing on Olelo, Oceanic Channel 52. The 30-minute program airs at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, hosted by Percy Ihara, a certified senior adviser.
The show covers such topics as technologies for long-term independence, caregiving, elder abuse, identity theft, veterans' retirement benefits and financial information, all geared to seniors.
Retreat to the Big Island
"Living the Writer's Life," led by author and editor Cristina Salat, kicks off on Friday at the Volcano Art Center.
Among topics to be discussed over the weekend retreat: "Learning To Swim" (diving deeper into emotional content and dramatic plot devices), "Big Pond, Little Fish" (dealing with discouragement, inner demons and success), "Swimming With Sharks" (approaching and surviving the publishing industry) and "Landing the Big One" (making deals and contract negotiations).
The retreat is open to writers in all genres.
Salat's works include "Peanut's Emergency," "Alias Diamond Jones" and "Living in Secret," published by Bantam Books, Dell Yearling and HarperCollins.
Retreat fee is $250, which includes meals. Lodging is additional. Call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
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Big Island benefit
Planning ahead for a fall get-away?
Consider the weekend of Sept. 16, when Hawaii Island United Way presents "An Evening in Paradise" at Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa.
The event includes signature dishes by chefs including Bill Heubel of the Sheraton Keauhou, Etsuji Umezu of Hualalai Grill by Alan Wong, Edwin Goto of Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Graham Quayle from Four Seasons Resort Hualalai and Ken Omiya from Hilton Waikoloa Village.
Entertainment will include dance music by Oasys.
The event runs 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $75; $40 children. Call (808) 935-6393 or visit www.hawaiiunitedway.org.
Chef Beau Beair of the Hawaiian Chef hosts a cooking demonstration at noon Saturday at Macy's Ala Moana.
Beair will prepare an Edamame Hummus Dip appetizer, followed by a grilled Hawaiian Ahi Salad with Cilantro Pesto Dressing.
The free session will be held in the demonstration kitchen on the fourth floor. Call 945-5894.