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POSTED: Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Honolulu Theatre for Youth's sold-out show “;Musubi Man”; is being presented free at public libraries this month. The 30-minute play is best for children ages 2 to 5. Remaining shows are at Mililani Public Library at 3 p.m. today, Hawaii State Library at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Pearl City Public Library at 3 p.m. April 27 and Kalihi-Palama Public Library at 6 p.m. April 29.

Stroll down to the Cathedral Church of St. Andrew at lunch. At 12:15 p.m. every Wednesday, a musician is featured. Today John Renke, St. Andrew's music director, will play chamber and choral music on the organ. Brown bag welcome.

Last day to deposit to your IRA for 2008.



Food drive looks for volunteers

The Hawaii Foodbank is still seeking volunteers for its 20th Annual Food Drive, to be held Saturday. In particular, help is needed at:

» Pearl City Shopping Center, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
» Town Center of Mililani, 2 to 4 p.m.
» Waiokeola Congregational Church, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
» Windward City Shopping Center, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The food bank is collecting donations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at shopping centers and military locations across Honolulu. Most needed items include monetary contributions, canned meats or tuna, canned meals (spaghetti, chili, corned beef hash) and canned soup and vegetables.

Checks can be sent to Hawaii Foodbank Food Drive, 2611 Kilihau St., Honolulu 96819.

Call 954-7870 or visit www.hawaiifoodbank.org.


Class spotlights Mexican cuisine

The Green House is hosting a Mexican-cuisine workshop on Saturday highlighting the use of fresh local ingredients. “;Cooking Revelations with Raul Mexico Lindo”; will feature recipes for handmade tortillas and local shrimp cocktail.

The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to noon; cost is $25. Register by calling 524-8427 or go online at http://www.thegreenhousehawaii.com.

The Green House is a sustainable learning center that offers classes on gardening, composting, green urban living and renewable energy.


Winemaker pairs with Ruth's Chris

Ruth's Chris Steak House in Restaurant Row is launching its 2009 series of winemaker dinners with a visit by Ray Signorello Jr. at 6 p.m. Monday.

Signorello will pair his wines to the menu created by chef Kyle Yonashiro. The pairings include escargot in a mushroom cap with a garlic crostini, accompanied by Signorello Vineyards Chardonnay, Napa Valley 2005; lobster salad with local mixed greens and passion vanilla vinaigrette, served with “;Seta”; Semillion Blend, 2007; and Ruth's Chris Bone-In New York Strip Steak, haricots verts green beans almandine and truffle mashed potatoes, with Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005 and “;Padrone”; Bordeaux Blend, 2005. The meal ends with Chocolate Truffle Cake drizzled with raspberry sauce.

Cost is $95 per person. Call 599-3860.


Spend $75 and get free tote bag

Whole Foods Market will offer a special deal to Kahala Mall shoppers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday: Spend $75 in combined receipts and receive a free reusable bag.

The program features a signature bag decorated with images of a hukilau net and ti leaves.

Visitors can redeem their bags at a kiosk between PacSun and Macy's stores while supplies last. Visit www.kahalamallcenter.com.



Get tax relief at P.F. Chang's

P.F. Chang's China Bistro restaurants nationwide are offering a 15 percent discount today to celebrate the end of the tax season.

“;In the current economic climate, everyone deserves a break,”; said Rich Tasman, COO for the restaurants.

The Tax Relief promotion cannot be combined with other discounts. Call 596-4710 or 628-6760.


Yamaguchi vies to be 'Top Chef'

Chef Roy Yamaguchi will take part in cable channel Bravo's new series, “;Top Chef Masters,”; a spinoff of the popular “;Top Chef”; reality show. The program is scheduled to air on June 10.

The show will feature 24 chefs competing in quick-fire and elimination challenges for the first six episodes. In the last four, winners from previous weeks face off, with an elimination each week. The winning chef will receive $100,000 for his or her favorite charity.

Judges will be former food critic Gael Greene, former model Kelly Choi, Saveur magazine editor-in-chief James Oseland and writer Jay Rayner.


Nightmarket has Earth Day focus

Tonight's Nightmarket at Aloha Tower honors Earth Day with a savvy amalgamation of fashion, food, art, design, music, specialty retail, “;green”; products, food vendors and a full bar.

The featured nonprofit organization, Kanu Hawaii, hopes to boost efforts in preserving the islands. Fundraisers will include sales of art by the 13-member Groundup Movement and reusable shopping bags designed by Shoe Fly.

CM Honolulu and Ulupono Academy will present the fashion experiment “;WASTE”; and the YWCA Dress for Success will set up a swap shop.

The Nightmarket will run from 5 p.m. to midnight today at the Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace and admission is free. Call 545-5900 or visit www.eventsint.com.



'Lost' actor is now a proud papa

“;Lost”; star Josh Holloway is a father. The actor's publicist, Jill Fritzo, says Holloway's wife, Yessica, gave birth to a daughter, Java Kumala, on April 9 on Oahu. Fritzo didn't provide details.

This is the first child for the couple. They were married in 2004.

The 39-year-old Holloway has portrayed con man Sawyer on “;Lost”; since the ABC castaway drama debuted more than four years ago. The show films on location in Oahu.