'Supersize' lays it on thick in HPU film series premiere
Morgan Spurlock's adventure in fast food, "Supersize Me," screens Wednesday on Fort Street Mall in the kickoff of Hawaii Pacific University's "Movie on the Mall" outdoor film series.
The movie begins at 6:30 p.m. in front of the Model Progress building, 1188 Fort Street Mall. Admission is free. Govinda's will sell vegetarian and vegan food starting at 5 p.m. as radio station HOT 93.9 plays music and gives away promotional items.
Spurlock used himself as a guinea pig in his documentary, eating a pure McDonald's diet for 30 days. The film records the changes to his body and mind as he puts on weight and his cholesterol levels soar.
"Movie on the Mall" will continue monthly. Call 544-0277.
Conjugacion and friends host parlor performance on KHET
Imagine a gathering in the parlor of a Hawaiian home at the turn of the 20th century as friends and family gather to share a bit of music and a bit of dance.
Tony Conjugacion chose that setting to showcase his musical heritage on "Na Mele," airing at 7:30 tonight on KHET/PBS.
Joining Conjugacion are Aaron J. Sala on piano, Jeff Au Hoy on steel guitar, Danny Ki'aha on upright bass and Dwight Kanae on guitar. His Halau Na Wainohia adds movement.
Also in the parlor are the Ladies of Kaulumau and the Alama sisters, Leilani and Puanani.
Gifts of glasses go to good cause
Finally, something useful to do with all those old pairs of eyeglasses lying around your house.
LensCrafters in Kahala Mall will work with the Waioli Lions Club to collect used eyeglasses this weekend. The collection, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, will also include free vision screening and eyeglass cleaning.
The eyeglasses will go to the Give the Gift of Sight Foundation, which provides free prescription glasses to the needy around the world. Last year, the foundation provided free glasses to 490 residents of Molokai.
The event coincides with "Sight is Beautiful," comprising posters created by elementary school students, on display in the mall near Pizza Hut through March 16.
Artsy surfboards on auction block
A collection of specially designed surfboards will be auctioned off on Wednesday to raise funds for college scholarships and athletic grants.
The auction, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., will take place during a pau-hana party with music and a pupu fiesta at Compadres Bar & Grill in Ward Centre.
Boards have been donated by artists Sig Zane, Mike Field, Maoki Hayashi and Lynn Cook; plus board makers Jeff Hunt, Shawn Rotella and Kimo Greene. Professional surfers Rochelle Ballard and Megan Abubo have donated boards they they've used in competition.
Proceeds raised will be donated to the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation, which last year gave away $145,000 in scholarships and grants to Hawaii residents and nonprofit organizations.
The boards may be viewed at Compadres or online at www.dukefoundation.org, where bids are also being accepted.
Tickets are $25. Call 545-4880.