Our Picks for the Weekend
Celebration concert at Shell to help schools
The high school Brown Bags to Stardom steps up with a celebration concert at the Waikiki Shell 5 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. More than 20 acts will be featured from 13 high schools -- public schools Campbell, Waianae, Farrington, Kapolei, Kahuku, Castle and Nanakuli from Oahu, the private Kamehameha and Punahou schools, and from the neighbor islands, Honoka'a, Lahainaluna, Maui and Hana.
Tickets are $10 presale and $15 at the door, available at the Blaisdell Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets at all Times Supermarkets, charge-by-phone at (877) 750-4400 and online at ticketmaster.com. Call 591-2211.
HPR holding live taping of spoken stories
The next live taping session for KIPO's original spoken-story program "Aloha Shorts" is Sunday at 7 p.m. at Hawaii Public Radio's Atherton Performing Arts Studio on Kaheka Street.
Host Cedric Yamanaka will introduce readers Victoria Gail White (doing Mary Lombard's "A Gun In the House"), Jason Kanda (Juliet Kono's poems from the "Tsunami Years") and Troy Apostol (Lou Zitnick's "Journal Entries"). Live music will be provided by James McCarthy.
For reservations, call 955-8821.
Bill's Bookmobile rolls on Pohukaina Street
Gotta get some new reading material? Every first Saturday of the month, Bill's Bookmobile at 690 Pohukaina St. has a book sale to benefit our public library system. Not only can you get hardcover and paperback books, but you can probably find some music in CDs as well.
Hours of the sale are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Plus, while you're in the Kakaako area, you might as well check out the new Jelly's location at 420 Coral St., across from Fisher Hawaii. It's the latest expansion of the store in Aiea (which was originally in town, at first on Keeaumoku Street, and then in the Piikoi Street warehouse way back in the day, before the Hawaiki Tower was built).
UH marks centennial with Blaisdell concert
To celebrate the University of Hawaii's centennial, and its music department's 60th anniversary, a special concert 7:30 p.m. Monday at Blaisdell Concert Hall benefits the school's music programs. The concert features the UH symphony orchestra, chamber singers and concert choir, brass ensemble, hula and chant ensembles, and faculty and alumni soloists including Noel Okimoto, Dean Taba, John Mount and Laurence Paxton.
The program will include Rossini's "William Tell Overture" and a special centennial celebration poem by Maori poet Robert Sullivan read by Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw.
Tickets are $20 general, $10 students, $35 preferred seating and $50 VIP. Call 591-2211.
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