Star-Bulletin Features

Wednesday, June 16, 1999

Da Kine

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It's Casual Day

If people look a little more casually dressed today, its because the United Cerebral Palsy Association is sponsoring its 8th annual Casual Day.

Some companies are allowing their employees to pay $5 for the privilege to dress down, in a fund-raising effort to help support children with disabilities.

Now, you might say every day is casual day in Hawaii. "It's up to the employer to define what casual is," says UCPA executive director Donna Fouts. "It's a really nice rally point for businesses. In a time when the economy is not doing so well, employers don't have to spend anything to be making a contribution to the community."

Some companies take the event to another level by using costume outfits, setting up specific themes and coordinating potluck parties.

"By going out there and talking to businesses, we're educating people that cerebral palsy is something preventable," Fouts said.

Slacking off with Hawaiian greats

Slack-key artists Led Kaapana, left, and Cyril Pahinui, right,
and steel guitar master Bob Brozman are featured in "Na Mele:
Traditions in Hawaiian Song," 7:30 p.m. today, repeating
10 p.m. Sunday, KHET/PBS.

Oleander at Gussie's

Republic Records' Oleander will be playing at Gussie L'Amour's June 27, 28 and 29.

The Northern California band recently released "February Son," recorded with the help of producer Steven Haigler, known for his work with Fuel, Local H and Jimmy's Chicken Shack.

Tickets for the Oleander concert are on sale at the club, at $10 for an advance pass good for all three nights. Tickets will be $12 each night on the show dates.

Tickets are also available at The Gold Zone in Wahiawa.

Shows will start at 8:30 p.m. each night, with special guests Kill Switch and recent Hoku winners Sunburn performing all three nights.

No one under 21 years of age will be admitted.

For more information, call Gussie's at 836-7883. The club is at 3251 N. Nimitz Hwy.

Rage tickets go on sale

Tickets for Rage Against the Machine, performing Aug. 3 at the Blaisdell Arena, go on sale Saturday beginning 9 a.m.

Rage is known for its politically charged music, with songs such as "Bulls on Parade," "Killing in the Name" and "Know Your Enemy."

The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. with special guest The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

Tickets are $30.50 and $25.50, plus applicable service charge. Tickets will be available at the Blaisdell Center Box Office, ITT Kaneohe MCBH, Pearl Harbor Bloch Arena and Schofield ITR. To charge by phone, call Ticket Plus at 526-4400.

New dates for 'Damien'

Screenings of "Molokai: The Story of Father Damien," originally set for this month, have been postponed until September.

The new dates are:

(PI) Sept. 21 -- Wallace Theatres in Maunaloa, Molokai, with screenings at 2, 5 and 8 p.m. Tickets, $10, will be available on the day of the screening.

(PI) Sept. 22 -- Maui Arts & Cultural Center Castle Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $16. A $50 ticket is also good for a post-screening party. MACC and Maui Film Festival members get a discount, at $14 for tickets and $44 for screening and post-party. Call 1-(808)-242-SHOW (7469) for more information.

(PI) Sept. 23 -- Hawaii Theatre Center in Honolulu, 7 p.m. Tickets $16 plus $2 theater restoration fee. A $50 ticket is also good for a post-screening party at Indigo restaurant. Call the theater at 528-0506 for more information.

Funds raised will benefit Na Pu'uwai Inc., a health organization based on Molokai; Molokai General Hospital; and The Damien Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to eradicate Hansen's Disease.

General information about the screenings is available by calling Maui, 1-(808)-572-FILM (3456).

Filmed on Molokai and Oahu, "Molokai" tells the story of the Belgian priest Damien DeVeuster from 1872 tohis death at the Molokai settlement of Kalaupapa in 1889.

"Father Damien" stars Australian actor David Wenham in the title role. Also in the film are Peter O'Toole and Sam Neill.

A documentary "The Making of 'Molokai: The Story of Father Damien'" will air at 9 p.m. tomorrow on KITV-4.

Kumu Kahua winners

Lee Cataluna took top honors in the Kumu Kahua/University of Hawaii Theatre and Dance Department Playwriting Competition.

The creator of "Da Mayah," won the $500 Hawai'i Prize for her latest work, "Aloha Friday."

Other winners are Ji Hyin Lee, of New York, who won the $400 Pacific Rim prize for "Mrs. Lee's Jade Buddha," and Nancie Caraway, who won the $200 Resident Prize for "Soulmates: The Passion of Petra Kelly."

The contest is held annually, and the next deadline is Jan. 1, 2000. Information is available by calling Kumu Kahua at 536-4222.

Straub focuses on appearance

Straub Clinic & Hospital will host a free "Bring Out Your Beauty" health symposium Saturday at the Ala Moana Hotel Hibiscus Ballroom I and II.

The community is invited to listen to experts and ask questions about facial chemical peels, varicose veins, breast augmentation, and more.

Topics are:

Bullet "Non-Surgical Treatment of Aging Skin," with Jay Grekin, dermatologist, 8:35 a.m.

Bullet "Surgical Treatment of Aging Faces," with Robert Schulz, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, 9:15 a.m.

Bullet "Roundtable: Treatments for Varicose and Spider Veins," 10 a.m.

Bullet "Liposuction and Tummy Tucks," with Randy Wong, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, 10:45 a.m.

Bullet "Breast Augmentation," with James Penoff, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, 11:25 a.m.

Call 522-3113 to register.



Bullet Come join the fiesta: Acqua Restaurant presents "Viva Mexico," a dinner show and dance, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The evening offers a special dinner, drinks, Mariachi Hawaii, dancers, strolling musicians and Rolando Sanchez & Salsa Hawaii. Advanced tickets are $30, tax and tip included. Call 924-0123 or 839-2818.

Bullet Under a Kahala Moon: The now defunct Kahala Moon Restaurant will be featured on "Hawaii Cooks with Roy Yamaguchi", 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on KHET, Hawaii Public Television.

Kahala Moon proprietor Kelvin Ro will discuss the success of his restaurant and will prepare his "Pirie Mango Tart," and other favorites on the program.

Bullet Meet Sam Choy: Chef Sam Choy will be at Kmart in Kona 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday to sign copies of his books "The Choy of Seafood" and "The Choy of Cooking."

Bullet Sip some brews: Sample more than 100 beers from around the world at the Hawaii Public Radio fund-raising International Beer Tasting, 5 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Diamond Head end of Auahi Street. Pre-sale tickets are $20, admission at the event is $25, and minimum age to attend is 21. Call 955-8821 for information.

Bullet Whip up a cool treat: As summer picnics, potlucks and other gatherings come up, new recipes for easy to prepare dishes are always welcome. A booklet of 75 dessert recipes is available from the makers of Cool Whip dessert topping. To receive a copy of "Celebrate with Cool Whip," send an original dated sales slip with the purchase price of Cool Whip clearly circled, and a $2.50 check or money order payable to: Favorite Brand Name Recipes, P. O. Box 8093, Dept. G2, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-8093.

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