Our Picks for the Weekend
Haleiwa Summer ArtFest is picture-perfect for fun
Have yourself an artsy time Saturday and Sunday in Haleiwa at the Summer ArtFest.
This is what you'll find if you venture northward: a display of works by 143 artists in oil, acrylic, ceramic, photography, sculpture, watercolor, fabric, serigraphy, jewelry and glass -- available for viewing and for purchase. Plus there'll be music and dance performances, storytelling, tours, arts demonstrations, chalk art and children's activities.
The event -- themed "Celebrate the Arts! Rediscover the Artist Within!" -- takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Haleiwa Beach Park.
The celebration continues into Haleiwa town, where restaurants and shops and galleries will offer special events and promotions. For details visit www.HaleiwaArtsFestival.org.
Score nostalgic pieces at the All-Collectors Show
Can't handle the vintage surfing materials arrayed at the Blaisdell? Fear not, your wallet may be more easily emptied next door at the Hawaii All-Collectors Show 2007. The annual nostalgia and artifact fix, courtesy of Ilene and Wayne Wong, is Hawaii's "largest collectibles and antiques show and sale," and they aren't kidding. Remember, what you may find collectible, your neighbor may consider Dumpster stuffing, so there may be bargains to be had or niches filled.
Special displays include vintage Ming's Jewelry, 50th State Pro Wrestling, Good Bears of the World, Rare Plants, Fluorescent Materials, anime and manga and the local Pacific Outpost 501st Legion of the Star Wars Storm Troopers.
It runs 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Admission is $4. Information: 941-9754.
Film festival is running at the Sheraton Waikiki
If you're a film aficionado, you might want to check out the Honolulu International Film Festival that's running all this weekend at the Sheraton Waikiki.
It's a pretty low-key affair, but this might be an opportunity to see some worthy independent fare. Awards have already been given out for best short and feature films, screenplay, plus the usual slew of other awards that help make struggling filmmakers feel they've accomplished something for all the hard work they've put into their projects.
This year's Grand Jury prize winner is "Little Chenier," directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf, and set in the Cajun country of Louisiana.
For more info, go to honolulufilmfestival.com.
Check out classic pops at the '70s Soul Jam
One thing you have to say about promoter Tom Moffatt is that he's a consistent supporter of classic pop music. He's putting on another edition of the '70s Soul Jam at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Blaisdell Arena, this time featuring such veteran acts as the Stylistics, the Chi Lites, the Delphonics, the Three Degrees, Harold Melvin's Bluenotes, and the Main Ingredient, featuring actor Cuba Gooding Jr.'s dad. Combine that with emcee Jimmy "JJ" Walker and two! yes, two! dance floors, and you have a night of rich nostalgia. Go back to those years of love and heartache, moving to such songs as "Everybody Plays the Fool," "If You Don't Know Me By Now," "When Will I See You Again," "La La Means I Love You," "Have You Seen Her?" and "Betcha By Golly Wow."
Tickets are $39 and $49 and available at the Blaisdell box office, all Ticketmaster outlets including Times Supermarkets, charge-by-phone at (877) 750-4400 and online at ticketmaster.com.
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Those lucky enough to have attended a recent tasting at 'Licious Dishes were treated to a feast of lemony zucchini bisque with shaved fennel, broccoli-pesto stuffed mushrooms, spicy almond Thai wraps, and key lime "cheese" cake.
What separated this tasting from any other fine culinary event going on around town was that the meal was representative of a raw food, vegan diet. That means no animal products -- no meat, poultry, seafood or dairy -- and that no plant-based foods are cooked over 115 degrees to keep helpful enzymes intact, by raw-food strictures. A raw, vegan lifestyle is believed to prevent degenerative diseases, slow aging and provide enhanced energy.
COURTESY 'LICIOUS DISHES
Pictured are a no-bean hummus with sliced cucumbers, flaxseed thins and a side of Drew's tabouleh from 'Licious Dishes.
'Licious Dishes is proving that no one has to sacrifice flavor to improve their diet, but rather than being run as a restaurant, it is a food-production company that packages three- or five-day menus at $60 or $100 a week. For those who want to ease into the foods, there are a few a la carte healthful snack items offered as well. These include crisp flaxseed thins ($8), macadamia nut "cheese" of nuts, red bell peppers and lime juice ($8), and almond butter ($5).
Read my full story in Sunday's Today section.
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