On The Scene
AFTERNOON AT THE CONSULATE
: Japanese Consul General Toshio Kunikata, third from left, commemorated his recent arrival in Honolulu with a party for several hundred guests at the Japanese consulate on Thursday. The weather was perfect as Kunikata and his wife, Hiroko, second from left, welcomed their guests on the lawn, including Nobuo Nakamura, left, president and CEO of the Kapolei Golf Course; Masako Nashimoto, president of Nashimoto & Associates; Teru Kishii, vice president and GM of the Cherry Co.; and Anthony Gambino, vice president of Nashimoto & Associates.
"LOST" AT THE SHELL
: "Lost" composer-conductor Michael Giacchino, left, was greeted by cast member Jorge Garcia (Hurley) during intermission at the world premiere of Giacchino's "'Lost' Symphony" Saturday at the Waikiki Shell. Giacchino thrilled the crowd when he came out to personally conduct the Honolulu Symphony in the final pieces in the program and then returned just before the 10 p.m. curfew to encore with the theme from "Ratatouille."
CATCHING UP WITH JIN
: "Lost" cast member Daniel Dae Kim (Jin), center, talked during intermission with Honolulu Symphony Board Chairman Jeffery A. Minter, left, and Executive Director Tom Gulick. The concert was recorded and videotaped and is scheduled to be included, along with the video clips shown at the Shell and additional footage of key characters, as an "extra" in a future "Lost" season DVD.
A MAN ON A MISSION
: D.B. Sweeney had an attentive audience as he told Angela Laprete of Laprete Productions, left, and Honolulu Film Office Film Commissioner Walea Constantinau about his award-winning indie film, "Two Tickets to Paradise." Sweeney co-wrote, produced and directed the project and hopes to screen it here this fall (see www.twoticketstoparadisemovie.com
3 DRAGONS AND A SHARK
: Savada J. Gilmore, left, Tiana DeBell, Jordan "The Friendly Samoan" Savusa and Emily Hare came out in costume to meet the audience after the opening-night performance of "Kraken-Ka: The Komodo Dragon and Other Pacific Rim Dragon Tales" at Kennedy Theatre on Friday. Gilmore stars in the title role, DeBell and Hare play tiny "sea dragons" and Savusa has a secondary role as a shark. "Kraken-Ka" closes this weekend. Call 956-7655.