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POSTED: Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Concert supports Hawaiian schools

Keali'i Reichel is among the entertainers who'll be supporting Oahu's 11 Hawaiian-language immersion schools at a benefit concert on Sunday.

“;Ho'omau 2009”; takes place at 6 p.m. at the Waikiki Shell, with the theme of “;I maika'i ke kalo i ka 'oha”; - “;the quality of the taro is judged by the young fruit it produces.”;

Sudden Rush, Waipuna, Kapaoa, Holunape, 'Ike Pono and the children of the participating schools also will perform.

Proceeds will be divided among the schools, which serve nearly 1,000 students from preschool to grade 12 with a curriculum taught completely in Hawaiian.

Tickets are $15 to $18 in advance, $8 for children 8 and under, available at the Blaisdell Center box office. Call 591-2211. Tickets at the door are $17 to $20; $10 children. Children 4 and younger are free. Gates open at 3:30 p.m.



Happy Meal time

McDonald's will be offering an exclusive collection of eight fashionable digital watches featuring Hello Kitty and other popular Sanrio characters, through Feb. 26 or while supplies last.

The watches will be available inside Happy Meals. The other characters are My Melody, Chococat and Little Twin Stars.

To complete this digital promotion, the other toy option offered in Happy Meals during this period will be a series of eight sports-themed interactive Digi Sportz games.


Contestants strut

The 57th Cherry Blossom Festival will hold its annual fashion show Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa, featuring creations by local designers Anne Namba, Cinnamon Girl and Allison Izu, with contributions from Split Obsession and Swatch.

The looks will be modeled by the festival's queen contestants as well as the reigning 56th Cherry Blossom Queen and court.

Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., and guests will enjoy a light lunch and silent auction before the noon fashion show. Silent-auction items include a diamond pendant from elle Couture Jewellers, Coach bags, Waikiki hotel accommodations and certificates from some of Honolulu's top restaurants.

Tickets are $55, available through http://www.cbfhawaii.com or by calling the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce at 949-2255.


Sweet jewelry deal

Alliway is hosting a “;Sweet & Simple”; Valentine's Day Sale through Saturday, with 25 to 50 percent off Alliway and Backstreet jewelry, and 15 percent off everything else in the store.

There will be touches of red in semiprecious stone pieces created just for the occasion.

Alliway is at Ward Warehouse. Call 589-1141.


The Place to be

Jewelry designer Kirsten Merrill will show her contemporary pieces of semiprecious stones, pearls and vintage beads combined with sterling and fine silver, gold and silk ribbon at Place, in time for Valentine's Day gift giving.

The show times will be 5 to 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Place is at 40 S. School St. Call 275-3075.


Hearts of love

Also for Valentine's Day, Shop Toast is offering a Valentine's Day Mini Pop bottle filled with pink candy hearts. Look for it, along with the company's classic “;Apple of My Eye”; love fruit, at their retail showroom at 3434 Waialae Ave., between 8th and 9th avenues.

They're open noon to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment. Call 447-9233.


Kiddie catwalk

Honolulu Theatre for Youth will be presenting “;Aladdin's Tea Party & Children's Fashion Show”; 1 to 4 p.m. April 26, and those who attend might have the opportunity to see their child walk down the runway during the event.

Ticket prices start at $125 for individuals, with sponsor tables available for $1,500, $2,500 and $3,500. Those who register by Saturday may qualify for a table upgrade.

For more information, call 839-9885.

The theater group is a nonprofit professional company that has provided theater and drama education programs for Hawaii's young people and families since 1955.