Chang crowned Miss Chinatown
Chinatown has a new queen -- Sherilynn Wai Lan Chang, who was crowned Miss Chinatown Hawaii 2008 on Sunday at Hawaii Theatre, by outgoing queen Sonja Tam.
Chang, 23, daughter of Richard and Annette Chang, works as a YWCA member services representative, helping with economic advancement and youth programs. She plans work toward master's degrees in business administration and global leadership and sustainable development.
She will represent Hawaii in the 2008 Miss Chinatown USA pageant in San Francisco in February and receives a $13,000 scholarship from Hawaii Pacific University.
The Miss Chinatown Hawaii Scholarship Pageant featured 10 semifinalists of Chinese ancestry competing in swimwear, talent, cheong-sam (traditional gown) and question-and-answer.
First Princess Deborah Liu won the talent award for her Chinese dance. Second princess is Tamara Marissa Foo Wahl, Theresa Tang was named Miss Popularity and Lorie Lei Lam is Miss Congeniality.
COURTESY PAUL T HAYASHI
Sherilynn Chang, Miss Chinatown Hawaii 2008, center, is surrounded by her court -- Lorie Lei Lam, Miss Congeniality, left; Deborah Liu, First Princess; Tamara Foo Wahl, Second Princess; and Theresa Tang, Miss Popularity.
Workshop explores sandplay therapy
Learn the basics of sandplay therapy at a workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Church, 2500 Pali Highway.
The workshop, conducted by Sandplay Therapists of Hawaii, will be led by Dr. Rina Porat, a psychologist and president of the Israeli Sandplay Therapists Association.
Sandplay is a nonverbal form of psychotherapy that involves creating images with sand. Porat will lecture on the impact of external sociopolitical events on the human psyche, through the images.
Cost is $25 advance, $30 at the door. To register, call Diana Chee, 732-8184. For information on sandplay, visit www.sandplay.org/about_sandplay.htm.
'Lion King' cast to give free show
If you didn't get enough of Disney's "The Lion King" when you saw it on stage -- or if you just can't afford tickets -- catch a free show by the cast at 4 p.m. tomorrow on the Waikiki Beach Walk Fountain Stage.
A 30-minute performance will include selections from the musical, which continues through Dec. 9 at Blaisdell Concert Hall. Afterward, the cast will sign autographs.
Validated parking is $5 at Embassy Suites and Wyndham Vacation Ownership.
Annual book sale benefits museum
Out-of-print books and other rare items are among the discoveries to be made at Bishop Museum's second annual book sale, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The sale features a selection of duplicate photo prints, stamps, Bishop Museum memoirs, sheet music, Pacific insect monograms and more.
A silent auction will include rare titles such as "Fire Fountains: The Kingdom of Hawaii Volume 2," "Fauna Hawaiiensis," "Reminiscences of Old Hawaii" and "Polynesian Voyages."
Proceeds benefit the library and archives. Call 848-4148 or visit www.bishopmuseum.org.
Documentary looks at modern paniolo
"Holo Holo Paniolo," a documentary about paniolo working today's ranches, will screen at 3 p.m. Sunday at Kahilu Theatre in Waimea, as part of the Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Institute.
Santa Barbara, Calif.-based filmmakers Susan Jensen and Paul Singer traced the cultural and creative influences of the paniolo in this, the third part of their Vaquero Series of films.
Jensen and Singer will take questions at the event, which begins at 2:30 p.m. with pupus and entertainment.
Admission is free, and DVDs of the film will be available for $20, which includes a $5 contribution to the Paniolo Preservation Society.
A screening on Oahu has not yet been scheduled.
Ziggy Marley to perform on Maui and Oahu
Reggae star Ziggy Marley returns to the islands after a four-year absence for two concerts next month.
He'll play at Kualoa Ranch Dec. 8 and at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Dec. 9.
Tickets for the Maui show go on sale Saturday at $29. Call (808) 242-7469 or visit mauiarts.org.
Tickets for the Oahu concert go on sale Monday. Until Nov. 16, general admission tickets will be $15 -- going up to $20 until Nov. 30, $25 until Dec. 8 and $30 at the door. They'll be available at Hawaiian Island Creations stores and online at presaleticketsonline.com.