Da Kine

Thursday, September 25, 1997

Hiroshima returns

The Los Angeles-based jazz group Hiroshima returns to Hawaii this weekend for two benefit concerts. The band performs with a mix of western and traditional Japanese instruments such as koto (zither), shakuhachi (bamboo flute) and taiko (drum).

On Oahu, Hiroshima plays at Hawaii Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $27.50, $37.50 and $75, plus a $1 theater restoration fee. Call 528-0506.

On Maui, the concert takes place at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theatre. Tickets are $24.50, $34.50 and $75, plus $1 theater restoration fee. Call 242-7469.

The performances benefit MACC, Maui Community College and the Japanese Cultural Center.

Autograph session and mini-concert at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 at Borders Ward Centre.

Wednesday, September 24, 1997

Flu shots being offered

Fall marks the start of flu season so it's time to take preventive measures.

Castle Home Care, in association with Longs Drugs, Times Market and Safeway stores, will be administering flu and pneumonia vaccines at the stores through November.

Vaccination is free to those with a Medicare Card with B coverage, or HMSA 65C+ card. Cash only from all others, $15 for the flu vaccine and $20 for pneumonia vaccine.

Here are some of the immediate dates and times:

Tomorrow -- Longs, Kamehameha Shopping Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m.

Saturday -- Times, Temple Valley, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 -- Longs, Manoa Market Place, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m.

Oct. 1 -- Times Kaneohe, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Oct. 2 -- Longs Waianae, 3 to 7 p.m.

Oct. 3 -- Longs Pearlridge, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m.

Oct. 4 -- Longs Mililani Town Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m.

Oct. 20 -- Safeway Beretania, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more locations or information, call ASK-2000.

Moo-ving tribute to alma maters

For the good of their schools, several island chefs donned full cooking regalia, topped it off with a milk mustache and said "cheese." The result is a 1998 "Milk Moo-stache Calendar" distributed by Meadow Gold Dairies for the benefit of the University of Hawaii Community Colleges.

All the chef-models are former community college students who donated not only their faces, but their recipes for dishes that include dairy products. For example, Russell Siu, co-owner of 3660 On the Rise (and a one-time Kapiolani Community College student) shares his Linguine with Shrimp and Hoi Sin Cream Sauce recipe.

Calendars are $6 and are available from community college food service programs. Call 956-7313 for more information.

Tuesday, September 23, 1997

Junior Miss applications being accepted

High school senior girls who are "well-rounded" and can point to a good academic record are invited to apply for the 39th Hawaii's Junior Miss Program.

State finals will be held in February, when one girl will be chosen Hawaii's Junior Miss, receive a $4,000 scholarship to the college of her choice and other prizes and awards, and go on to represent the state in national competition in Mobile, Ala. National prizes totaling over $75,000 will be awarded in Mobile, including a $30,000 scholarship for the contestant selected as America's Junior Miss.

Contestants are judged on the strength of their academic record, confidence, articulation, creativity, awareness of global issues, poise and physical fitness. Applications are available from high school senior counselors or student activities coordinators, and must be submitted by Oct. 15. For more information, call Cecily Ching, 586-4091.

Monday, September 22, 1997

Explorations from Iona Pear

Two world premieres will highlight Iona Pear Dance Theatre's presentation of "In God's Hands (and other selections)" at 8 p.m. Oct. 10, 11 and 12 at Leeward Community College.

The premieres by Iona Pear artistic director Cheryl Flaharty address issues of sexual abuse and domestic violence. "In My Garden" approaches sexual abuse as a problem stemming from male and female role definitions. "With These Hands," a work based on the Hands of Healing quilt project, features tracings of hands and messsages such as "hands are for healing not hitting."

Tickets are $25 and $20 at the LCC box office; or $15 for students and senior citizens. Charge by phone at 455-0385.

Events benefit Symphony

The Honolulu Symphony will host a fund-raiser 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at at the Kahala Mandarin Hotel with an auction of art work by Jurgis Motiekaitis. "A Symphony of Sights and Sounds" will honor composers such as Brahms, Beethoven and Bach.

Fifty percent of all sales will benefit the symphony. Admission is free. RSVP to 524-0815 ext. 237.

In addition, May 15, 1998, has been set for the Honolulu Symphony Ball, one of the symphony's biggest fund-raisers.

The event takes place at the Sheraton Waikiki. Special guest conductor will be Richard Hayman, principal pops conductor of the St. Louis and Grand Rapids symphonies and chief arranger for the Boston Pops during Arthur Fiedler's tenure.

The event includes a silent auction of items pertaining to music. Tickets are $150; premium tables are $1,500 to $7,500.

Information: Ginny Lloyd, 524-0815, ext. 237.

Get dancin'

The Hawaii Dance Alliance begins a series of programs designed to bring dance instruction to communites which have little or no existing dance programs.

"Taking It To the Streets" instruction starts today in various communities such as Makakilo/

Kapolei, Waipahu and Newtown. More classes start tomorrow in Halawa and Kailua, for age groups ranging from Keiki 1 (ages 5 to 7) to Adult (17 and older).

Classes will focus on contemporary dance, with an emphasis on jazz and hip hop. Fees are $5 per class or $60 for six-week sessions, with meetings twice a week. Sessions will be held after school and on Saturdays (call 456-8558 for specifics.)

Students should wear work-out clothes and athletic shoes.

Future sessions will begin Nov. 10, with the addition of Hawaii Kai and Waianae locations.

ZZ Top reschedules

The ZZ Top concerts scheduled Oct. 10 and 11 at the Blaisdell Arena have been consolidated to one show at 8 p.m. on the 11th.

Tickets purchased for the Friday night show can be exchanged at the Blaisdell box office. Refunds can also be obtained.

Information: 591-2211.

Mongolia music, dance

The Inner Monglolia Song and Dance Ensemble of China will make its first appearance in Hawaii 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall.

The ensemble's song and dance repertoire reflects much of its culture and environment.

Tickets are $10, $15 and $20, available at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce at 42 N. King St., the box office and Connection outlets. Tickets may also be charged by calling 545-4000.

Information: the Chamber of Commerce at 533-3181.

World of science

Children, and of course, parents or guardians, can examine the impact of El Nino on local and global weather, observe the latest findings on Loihi and Mars, brush up on earthquakes, and more, at the 4th bienniel School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology open house.

The event opens to the public 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and the newly opened Pacific Ocean Science and Technology buildings on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus.

Featured will be hands-on activities, lab tours, interactive demonstrations and high-tech equipment displays.

Parking available in the Dole Street parking structure for $2.

Information: 956-8837.

Here come Da Cars

Da Car Show returns to Blaisdell Exhibition Hall Oct. 10 through 12 with a display of one-of-a-kind cars, trucks, motorcycles and low-rider bicycles.

The event, a benefit for Easter Seals Hawaii, will feature entertainment, hourly giveaways and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday autograph sessions with swimsuit models and calendar girls.

Admission is $6; $2 for ages 5-12. One-dollar discount coupons are available at Carquest stores.

Show hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 10; noon to 11 p.m. Oct. 11; and noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 12.

Information: Easter Seal Society at 536-1015.

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