THE second annual Re-Discover Hawaii Kai Celebration takes place Nov. 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at various locations through the area.
Hawaii Kai sets celebration
The celebration will feature the voyage of the E'ala, a Hawaiian instructional canoe manned by members of the Hui Nalu Canoe Club, guided by master navigator Nainoa Thompson and Hawai'i Loa navigator Bruce Blankenfeld.
The area's three shopping centers will host a variety of activities including the "Koko Marina Show" with Krash Kealoha, "A Taste of Hawaii Kai," cooking demonstrations by chef Roy Yamaguchi, and a Hawaii Kai Historic Time Tunnel.
An ejection seat with be located in the Hawaii Kai Towne Center parking lot; Hyper Activities, a hydraulic bungee cord ride, and the Giant Slide at Koko Marina; and health care testing at Hawaii Kai Shopping Center.
Cruises through the areas waterways, lauhala weaving and lei making, live entertainment and children's activities also will be available. Information: 395-8011.
The third annual BIA Home Building & Remodeling Show runs from Dec. 5 through 8 at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.
Home show at Blaisdell
Nearly 300 booths will showcase the latest trends and technology in appliances, fixtures, products and services in home building.
Highlights include the "Street of Dreams," with scale models, renderings, photos and room displays from top builders and developers, including entries in the BIA Parade of Homes. Free seminars will focus on remodeling, kitchen and bath designs, lighting and ventilation and landscaping.
Cooking demonstrations by Glenn Chu of Indigo, Sean Kinoshita of Sunset Grill, Russell Siu of 3660 on the Rise, Kelvin Ro of Kahala Moon and Gordon Hopkins of Roy's Restaurant also are scheduled. A "Mini City Hall" will be set up with City officials answering questions on permits, building regulations, utilities and other public works.
Admission is $3; 50 percent discount tickets are available at First Hawaiian Bank branches on Oahu. Four-day passes for $5 also will be on sale.
Information: Barbie Watanabe, 847-4666, ext. 202.
Hoku-award winner Keali'i Reichel and KCCN's Harry B. Soria will be on hand Nov. 8 for "Winners Among the Stars," an auction for Winners at Work, a nonprofit agency that helps people with disabilities.
Reichel helps out at auction
The auction runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Dole Cannery Ballroom and will offer unique items, pupus and entertainment.
The event is an annual fund-raiser for the agency, which provides disabled people with meaningful work and quality of life. Ticket prices are $35 per person or sponsorship of blocks of tables for 10 for $350 to $1,000. Tickets and information: 532-2100.
The Oahu Choral Society will present its annual production of Handel's "Messiah" at 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.
'Messiah' will rise at Blaisdell
Joining the group will be the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra and soloists Leda Asher Yager, Milagro Vargas, Laurence Paxton and Leslie Tennent.
Tickets at $10 to $35 are available at the Blaisdell box office and Connection outlets or by phone at 545-4000.
Sean Kennard, the 12-year-old winner of the Chopin International Competition of the Pacific, will perform in a solo concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Atherton Performing Arts Studio.
12-year-old to perform
The concert celebrates Hawaii Public Radio's 15th anniversary.
Kennard has performed internationally and has won major competitions. He has also played with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra and at Carnegie Hall.
Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.
Other HPR events coming up at the Atherton Performing Arts Studio:
An Evening of Jazz with Francis Mlely, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16.
John Keawe, Hawaiian slack key guitar, 7 p.m. Nov. 29.
Keith and Carmen Haugen, 7 p.m. Dec. 1
Hodie! Hodie! The Joy of Christmas, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 4 p.m. Dec. 8
Theodore Edel, pianist, 7 p.m. Dec. 28.
Tickets for these performances are $12.50 members, $15 for nonmembers. Information: 955-8821.