Star-Bulletin Features

Thursday, April 19, 2001

Merrie Monarch
airs live on KITV

Live coverage of the 38th annual Merrie Monarch Festival runs today through Saturday on KITV/ABC. Each day's program begins at 6 p.m., with the Miss Aloha Hula competition today; kahiko, or traditional hula, tomorrow; and auana, or modern hula, on Saturday. Co-hosts are KITV anchor Paula Akana and Kimo Kahoano, with commentary by Manu Boyd.


Muppets return

Muppets Elmo and Zoe invite Hawaii's children to join their friendship club as an all-new "Sesame Street Live" musical debuts at the Blaisdell Center May 10, with 14 shows scheduled through May 20.

Tickets, at $10 for opening night, and $12 and $14 on other nights, are on sale now for the production that has the colorful, hairy Sesame Street gang building a giant clubhouse and staging a circus.

Children will be entertained by the razzle dazzle of lights, music and sound effect while taking in the production's message about teamwork and patience. Showtimes are:

>> 7 p.m. May 10, 11, 17, 18
>>10:30 p.m. May 11, 12, 17, 19
>> 2 p.m. May 12 and 19
>> 1 and 4:30 p.m. May 13, 20

Charge tickets at 526-4400. For information call 591-2211.

Start stringing

If you know your wili from your haku, the city has a contest for you. Enter the 74th annual Lei Day Festival lei contests taking place at Queen Kapiolani Park on May 1.

The adult lei winners will receive cash prizes. The three categories are hat lei, neck lei and theme lei. The Mayor's Grand Prize will be awarded to the most outstanding lei.

Deliver leis between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. to a receiving area near the park bandstand. Entries will be judged then exhibited to the public between 12:30 and 6 p.m. For information, call Barbara Lowe at 733-7357.

Youths under 17 are also invited to register at 3:30 p.m. for the Youth Lei Contest that begins at 4 p.m. There will be cash prizes for winners in five age categories. For information, call Sheila Wensel at 259-8926.

Get applications at district parks and Satellite City Halls.

Do It Electric
Click for online
calendars and events.

Send WatDat? questions, stories
or any other story ideas or comments to:
Features, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, P.O. Box 3080,
Honolulu, HI 96802 or send a fax to 523-8509
or E-mail to
Please include your phone number.

E-mail to Features Editor

Text Site Directory:
[News] [Business] [Features] [Sports] [Editorial] [Do It Electric!]
[Classified Ads] [Search] [Subscribe] [Info] [Letter to Editor]

© 2001 Honolulu Star-Bulletin