Wood Craft

By Ben Wood

Saturday, October 4, 1997



Belushi’s band
at Four Seasons

JIM BELUSHI and the Sacred Hearts Band headline the Terry Fox memorial gala weekend to fight cancer Oct. 24-25 at the

Maui Four Seasons Resort. The goal is to raise $125,000 for cancer research in Hawaii. The Belushi band follows a dinner and silent auction on Oct. 24. Food will be prepared by resort chef George Mavrothalassitis and guest chefs Jean-Marie Josselin, Peter Merriman, Amy Ferguson-Ota, Glen Chu, Russel Siu, Darryl Fujita, Beverly Gannon, David Abella, Tylun Pang, Alex Purroy and Mike Pastula. Cost is $75. On Oct. 25, 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer runs will be held. Belushi and Leslie Wilcox will present prizes. A golf tourney on the Wailea Emerald Course will follow. Call Jana DiMartino or Bill Weigert at 808-874-8000 ...

SERVCO execs Mark and Eric Fukunaga, cousins, welcomed guests at the Hilton Coral Ballroom Thursday night to a showing of the new Lexus GS 400, a 32-valve V8 billed as the "fastest automatic sedan" in the world. Its base price is $44,800. A Honolulu Symphony woodwind quintet entertained. Servco is a major Symphony supporter and gave guests tickets for the Symphony's season opening concerts Oct. 19 and 21 at the Concert Hall ...

CHANEL'S $195,000 Camellia wristwatch, brought here for the French Festival, was snapped up the first day it was shown. You can still pick up the one-of-a-kind 7.65 carat sapphire kaleidoscope ring for a cool 135 grand at the Waikiki jewelry Chanel. Chanel showed its snazzy new cruise fashions at the Waikiki boutique Wednesday. N.Y. Chanel execs Mary-Adair Macaire, Cecilia Powers and Gordon Roberts attended ... Chanel V.P. Joyce Okano Reed has promoted Tia Gaurani to director of the Waikiki boutique ...

Bali chef's surprise

FAMED chef Andre Soltner surprised Bali chef Jean-Luc Voegele at Liberty House Ala Moana Sunday. Voegele has a new menu at the Bali and was giving a cooking demonstration. Both chefs are from Alsace and were in the Bali kitchen for the French fest ... George Ellis and his Academy of Arts staff can be proud of their Crossings '97 France/Hawaii for the French Festival. Tuesday night's opening featured, besides exhibits, live French music, cheeses and refreshments. The academy's gardens look beautiful ...

NERY HEENAN took her committee for the recent Hawaii Theatre 75th anniversary gala to a mahalo lunch at Gordon Biersch last week and gave each volunteer a gift. The committee surprised Nery with a crystal paperweight from Tiffany's ... Nery also entertained a group at the Kahala Mandarin fashion show Thursday. The lady is a whirlwind ... "Tap Dogs," on a 150-city tour, opens Tuesday at the Hawaii Theatre ...

BROTHERS Francis and Tony Ruivivar and Francis' wife Cathryn Croft singing an impromptu rendition of "Together" was a high point on the final night of Francis' Broadway show "Stoppers!" last Saturday at the Outrigger's Main Showroom. Francis is a Broadway talent. Tony and his Society of Seven have returned to the room ... The Ihilani Resort & Spa has been named an American Automobile Association Five-Diamond Award winner ...

'L.A. Confidential' is hot

The film, "L.A. Confidential," is a superb smoldering crime drama out of the '40s and '50s, packed with action, intrigue, and deception ... Havana Cabana partner Paul Carey and Dunhill held a cigar smoker at the H.C. Wednesday. The cabana is behind Hawaii Theatre and is another step in upgrading the area ... Swiss Inn has reopened after a month's vacation for the staff ...



Ben Wood, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets
of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of people,
places and things every Saturday.






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