Thursday, May 6, 1999


Filipino Community Center
The parade has floats, marching units and marching bands.

Filipino culture

Celebrate Filipino culture with the AT&T Filipino Fiesta and Parade Saturday, and with Filipiniana '99 at Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center Saturday and Sunday.

The Fiesta and Parade are organized by the Filipino Community Center. The parade begins at 9 a.m. at Ala Moana Park heading on Ala Moana Boulevard to Kalakaua Avenue on to Kapiolani Park. The fiesta, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kapiolani Park, features entertainment, a talent show from 2-4 p.m. highlighting Philippine folk dance, food booths, and free medical testing and advice with prizes and give-aways.

Filipiniana '99, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, presents performances by Philippine Cultural Group of Hawaii, traditional Philippine singing and dancing, martial arts demonstrations and free samples of traditional Filipino desserts, while supplies last. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, there will be free trolley transportation between the the Fiesta and the shopping center.


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Jason Momoa wears an embroidered shirt by Takeo.

Moms board ‘Shanghai Express’

The Chinese Women's Club of Honolulu presents its annual fund-raiser fashion show Saturday in the Monarch Room of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

The event, themed "Shanghai Express ... to the Next Millennium," will feature the designs of Takeo and Eric Eugene Chandler.

Among the celebrity models will be Kelly Hu, the former Hawaii beauty queen who plays Grace Chen on the TV series "Martial Law," and Miss Hawaii Teen USA 1999 Aureana Tseu. Both will pay tribute to their mothers Juanita Hu-Takara and Iwalani Tseu. Hu will also have an autograph session in response to demand.

Takeo and Chandler will show garments from their recent Shanghai show, and present a segment entitled "Paris Noir," a preview of a collection they will show in Paris, London and Rome this summer.

And it wouldn't be a show for women if it didn't include a few good-looking men, such as modeling newcomer Jason Momoa.

The event will begin with boutique sales and the Chinese Women's Club "Country Store" opening at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will start at noon, followed by the fashion show.

The cost to attend is $40. For tickets and reservations, contact CWC chairperson Violet Tam at 737-9046.

Other Mother's Day events this weekend:



Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center

The Hawaii-born designer comes home to show her most recent pearl and semi-precious stone jewelry. She will be in the Designer Jewelry section on Level One from noon. to 6 p.m. Free. For more information, call 948-7352.



River of Life Mission, 524-7656

Honoring mothers who use the Mission's services. 10 a.m.-noon, at the Mission's 101 North Pauahi St. entrance. Mothers may bring their children. Music by Tennyson Stephens.


Laniakea Center, 1040 Richards St.; 538-7061, ext. 213

More than 20 vendors, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Blaisdell Center's Hawaii Suites and Pikake Rooms

4-8 p.m. Free. High quality crafts and art, demonstrations, entertainment and drawings every 30 minutes.


Windward Community College, 235-7323

Student Ceramic Club presents stoneware, porcelain, raku and pit-fired pieces. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., repeating Saturday, Iolani Building Room 108.



Kahala Mall, 732-7736

Noon-1 p.m. near The Flower Shoppe. View the latest trendy fashions for mom.


Windward Mall, 235-1143

Watch 30 semi-finalists compete from 1 to 3 p.m. in the annual contest that has as its prize a two-night stay and Sunday brunch at the Hilton Turtle Bay Golf & Tennis Resort. There will also be entertainment by Jesse Rivera, performing songs from his new CD, "A Mother's Love."



Pacific Beach Hotel Grand Ballroom, 2490 Kalakaua Ave., 921-6137

Treat mom to a lunch buffet and a concert featuring The Krush, the comedy of Gregg Hammer and the music of Rod Tanu and the Volcanoes. The lunch will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and cost $30 for adults; $14 for kids 5 to 10.

A dinner buffet with a repeat of the Krush concert will also run from 5 to 8 p.m., with entrees including Seafood Newberg, Baked Chicken Breast, Beef Teriyaki, Alaskan Snow Crab Legs and more. The cost is $35 per adult and $17 for children ages 5 to 10.

Call the number above for reservations.


Godiva Ice Cream will treat 30 moms to a year's supply of Godiva ice cream.

Enter by filling out a 3-by-5-inch postcard with the name, address and daytime phone number of a mom who has to work on May 9, and state "(Name of Mom)" has to work on Mother's Day and deserves an extra helping of indulgence Godiva Ice Cream-style." Send to Godiva Ice Cream Mother's Day Promotion, 5929 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618.

Entries must be postmarked by May 14.

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