HONOLULU THEATRE FOR YOUTH
Tim Bostock, Anne Namba and Kenny Endo get in the spirit of "Spooky Kabuki."
Honolulu Theatre to give kids 'Spooky Kabuki'
"Le Masquerade," a fundraiser for Honolulu Theatre for Youth on Oct. 27, features a "Spooky Kabuki" theme designed by Anne Namba. Festivities run 6 to 9 p.m.
Highlights include taiko and shakuhachi performances, obon dancing, sake tasting, obake hair and make-up stations, food, silent auction, yakuza tattoo station and more. The event will be held in the Manoa Grand Ballroom at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.
The actors from Honolulu Theatre for Youth will showcase tidbits from their new play, "Obake." Al Waterson serves as master of ceremonies.
HTY's Nancy Corbett Award for lifelong support of children's theater will be presented to Polly Steiner. The HTY Corporate Friend Award will go to Stanford Carr Development. Tickets are $175; tables of 10 are $2,500, $3,500 and $5,000. Call Jillian at 457-4255 or e-mail Tim Bostock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hawe a good time with book that provides tips on Hawaii-style parties
Sure, Hawaii is known and loved for beach parties, backyard barbecues and graduation get-togethers in the garage. But there's a way to take it all up a casual-sophisticate notch, and author Kaui Philpotts shows the way with "Party Hawaii: A Guide to Entertaining in the Islands."
"Party Hawaii" (Mutual Publishing, $27.95) aims to make it easy to throw a party with flair by offering step-by-step instructions, plans, recipes, time lines and more. Filled with simple suggestions and tips by the author and beautiful photos by Kaz Tanabe and David Franzen, it might just inspire you to make up an excuse to have a party right away, or at least daydream about it.
You'll have a chance to meet Philpotts during a party decorating presentation and book signing at 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at Macy's Ala Moana's Special Events Room on the third floor. Reservations are recommended for the free event by calling 945-6427, or e-mail email@example.com.
The author will also share her insights during a book signing 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 7 at Pacific Home, 420 Ward Ave. Browse through the book while enjoying complimentary wine and light pupus.
The Pacific Home event is free. An RSVP is requested by contacting Tina Ng at 732-1709, ext. 23, or firstname.lastname@example.org. by Nov. 2. However, walk-ins on the day of the event will be welcome.
HOME & GARDEN
Manoa Eco-Fair on tap tomorrow
Have a green day by taking in Malama o Manoa's free "Live Green and Save" Eco-Fair, being held at Manoa Valley District Park, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow.
Sponsored by HECO, the festivities include a display of Smart Cars, a tour of the Manoa Eco-House, which begins at 9 a.m., and activities for keiki.
Tickets for the Eco-House tour are $10.
Booths from HECO, the Board of Water Supply, the Sierra Club, Lyon Arboretum and more will be on hand with information on how to help make the world a better place.
Visit www.malamaomanoa.org for more information.
Green House composting class
The Green House at 224 Pakohana St. in Pauoa Valley is offering two classes Oct. 27 on the world of gardening.
From 10 a.m. to noon, organic gardener Evelyn Giddings will lead a hands-on class on how to build and harvest a compost pile. She will also cover how to sprout sunflower seeds.
Cost is $15 and includes a detailed manual on composting.
Keiki age 5 and up can join in on the fun during a garden adventure where they will explore how to create a small compost pile and discover the beginnings of plant life by examining a seed ready to sprout.
Cost is $12 per parent/child team.
Advance registration is required for both classes by calling 524-8427 or e-mailing email@example.com.