Holokai opens with benefit parties
Melveen Leed is among those performing Friday at a party marking the grand opening of the Holokai Grill at Waikiki Beach Walk. The event, from 5 to 8 p.m., will benefit the Waikiki Community Center. Also performing are the Ka'ala Boys and Pali. Call 923-1802. On Saturday the restaurant will host a similar benefit for the Aloha United Way. Call 543-2239. Tickets for each event are $25, with all proceeds going to the charities. Visit www.holokaigrill.com
Last chance to catch Augie Rey
Augie Rey and the Little Big Band will have their final performance at Tower Grill Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tower Grill is on the second floor of Aloha Tower Marketplace. Call 537-4446.
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Movies opening Friday:
"Black Snake Moan"
: Samuel L. Jackson is a God-fearing blues guitarist in a rural Tennessee town who tries to redeem the soul of the troubled town tramp (Christina Ricci) by chaining her to his radiator, justifying his unorthodox methods with quoted Scripture. "Hustle and Flow" director Craig Brewer helms this sexually charged film. (R)
"Full of It": A teenager tells elaborate lies to impress the popular kids in his school, only to find himself in deeper trouble when his tall tales come true and he becomes the big man on campus. (PG-13)
: Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy play a group of middle-age friends who decide to rev up their routine suburban lives with a freewheeling motorcycle trip. (PG-13)
"Zodiac": Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the true story of a serial killer who terrorized San Francisco and taunted police during the 1960s and '70s. David Fincher ("Seven" and "Fight Club") directs. (R)