Billy Joel adds Maui concert
Piano man Billy Joel has added a Maui concert to his December visit. Joel plays at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, two days after his Honolulu concert at the Blaisdell Arena. Maui tickets go on sale Nov. 20 at the MACC box office, www.mauiarts.org
or charge-by-phone at (808) 242-SHOW. MACC members in the annual donor program may purchase tickets in advance until the 20th.
Help the hungry in the check-out lane
The Hawaii Foodbank's annual Check-Out Hunger campaign is under way. Through Jan. 8, share the holiday spirit by making a donation to the Foodbank at a Safeway, Times, Tamura's or Kokua Market. All you have to do is pick up a coupon as you're paying for your groceries. Your donation will be added to your bill and will go toward feeding one of the 131,862 people that the Foodbank serves each year. The annual campaign is sponsored by Kraft Foods Hawaii.
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Will Farrell plays a nebbishy IRS worker who finds himself caught up in a British novelist's new work.
Movies opening Friday:
"A Good Year"
: The "Gladiator" team of actor Russell Crowe and director Ridley Scott reunite for a gentle comedy. Crowe plays a bullheaded London banker who inherits a vineyard in France from his uncle (Albert Finney) and finds himself beguiled by a beautiful California girl (Abbie Cornish) who has her own claim to the estate. (PG-13)
"Harsh Times": Christian Bale stars as an ex-Army Ranger on a destructive search for thrills through the streets of South Central LA. Eva Longoria and Freddy Rodriguez co-star. (R)
"The Return": A troubled young woman (Sarah Michelle Gellar) traveling across the Midwest discovers that she may be reincarnated and that supernatural forces are helping her avenge her own murder in a past life. (PG-13)
"Stranger Than Fiction": Will Ferrell plays a confused man who discovers that an unseen female narrator is chronicling the events of his life in a voice only he can hear. A literature professor (Dustin Hoffman), helps him figure out that he's gotten caught up in the latest work-in-progress of a British novelist (Emma Thompson). Directed by Marc Forster ("Finding Neverland"). (PG-13)