Workshops at Bishop

Bishop Museum is offering two workshops on using materials from the garden for making Hawaiian music and hula instruments.

Tomorrow, Aunty Maile Napoleon will demonstrate the art of pu'ili (bamboo hula implement), and on July 26, Ka'uhane Morton will demonstrate the making of the 'ohe hano ihu (three-holed nose flute) and pu 'ohe (bamboo trumpet). Both workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Amy Greenwell Garden.

The pu'ili is made by splitting a long piece of bamboo three-fourths of its length into slivers. It is used as a single piece or as a pair while dancing.

The 'ohe hano ihu usually accompanies love songs or chants, and an experienced chanter is able to play the nose flute while chanting or singing.

In ancient times, the pu 'ohe was used to call others from the uplands.

The cost per workshop is $10, free for Bishop Museum Association members. Supplies are $10 for tomorrow's workshop, and $10 per length of bamboo for the July 26 workshop.

To register, call Momi at 323-3318.

Brunch on the Beach

Brunch on the Beach returns to Kalakaua Avenue in front of the Hyatt Regency Sunday with what Rick Egged, president of the Waikiki Improvement Association, describes as "five-star restaurant cuisine at lower than plate lunch prices."

Chefs representing Hawaii's top restaurants and hotels will be cooking up an array of dishes ranging from Waikiki Beach Marriott executive chef Brendan Mahoney's kiawe-smoked salmon loco moco, for $4; to Hawaii Prince executive chef Göran Streng's crab hash Benedict on brioche with poached egg and lobster sauce, $4; while Tiki's Grill executive chef Fred DeAngelo offers three kinds of omelets ($4 and $5) plus dessert of an apple crumb tart with caramel sauce ($3).

More hearty eaters might check in with the Pacific Beach Hotel's food and beverage director Herb Yamamoto, who will be bringing his Pulehu BBQ Chicken ($6) and Paniolo BBQ Beef Ribs ($7).

There's much more from Duke's Waikiki, Seafood Village, the Hyatt, Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki, Tea Chest Hawaii, Zanzabar Night Club and Mr. Wong, the Manapua Man.

There will also be entertainment by the Royal Hawaiian Band Glee Club at 9:30 a.m., with a medley of "Hawaii Calls" tunes; Jennifer and "American Idol" Jordan Segundo at 10:30 a.m.; and headliner 'Ale'a.

Discounted parking will be available at these garages:

>> $1 all day at the Waikiki Trade Center.

>> $2 for four hours at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani.

>> $1 per hour, five-hour maximum at Ohana Reef Towers, Ohana Maile Sky Court, Ohana Waikiki Village, Outrigger East, King Kalakaua Plaza, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort.

The brunch is held on the third Sunday of the month, except September. Future brunch dates are Aug. 24, Oct. 19 and Nov. 16.

For information call 523-CITY (2489) or the Waikiki Improvement Association at 923-1094.

Kailee Kaula got some nap time in during Brunch on the Beach in Waikiki, which takes place the third Sunday of each month.

Give a gift of books

With the state library budget cut, Borders Books & Music and Waldenbooks have stepped in to help by offering a discount to customers who donate an electronic gift card to the Friends of the Library through July 26.

That's one way of helping the libraries to restock their shelves.

Shoppers who participate will receive a 15 percent discount coupon valid for one item redeemable at area Borders and Waldenbooks between July 27 and Aug. 3.

Arts fest in Haleiwa

Mark your calendars for the sixth annual Hale'iwa Arts Festival summer event, taking place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 26 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 27.

The event will take place at Haleiwa Beach Park. Featured will be an art show by 83 juried visual artists, plus music and dance performances, storytellers, children and community art, and children's art activities.

The celebration of the arts will include both traditional and contemporary works in diverse media such as oil, acrylic, ceramic, photography, sculpture, watercolor, fabric, jewelry and glass.

There will be free trolley rides from the festival site throughout Haleiwa Town for stops at area businesses, shops and galleries.

Admission is free. For more information, call 637-2277.

Bonsai show

Plan ahead to view beautiful bonsai specimens on display during the Hawaii Bonsai Association's annual show next month.

The show at Kapiolani Park will be part of the Okinawa Festival events during Labor Day weekend and will feature about 35 trees.

It will be held 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. August 30 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 31 and includes a silent auction, demonstrations and more.

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