Brunch on the Beach

After a month's hiatus to avoid a conflict with Aloha Festivals events, Brunch on the Beach returns to Waikiki, turning Kalakaua Avenue in front of the Hyatt into a colossal outdoor café, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Free entertainment will be headlined by ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro, performing songs from his new CD "Crosscurrent" at 12:30 p.m.

Also performing: The Royal Hawaiian Band Glee Club, 9:30 a.m.; the keiki of Kuhai Halau o Kahalepuna Pa 'Olapa Kahiko, under the direction of kumu hula Kahalepuna Richardson-Naki, 10:30 a.m.; and Kahua, with traditional Hawaiian music, 11:30 a.m.

By this time, you should be plenty hungry. Among delicacies awaiting: a $4 Portuguese Sausage Frittata from Tiki's Grill & Bar, Hawaiian French Toast (Duke's Waikiki), Thai Chicken Satay (The Hau Tree Lanai) or a $5 Dim Sum Plate (Seafood Village).

Salads and sandwiches as well will be sold, but save room for a dessert, including an old-fashioned Apple Crumb Tart with Caramel Sauce ($2), Pohaberry Bread Pudding with Crème Anglais ($3) and Kimo's Original Hula Pie from Duke's Waikiki ($5).

Special "Holoholo Parking" is $1 all day at Waikiki Trade Center, or $1 per hour with a five-hour maximum at Ohana Reef Towers, Ohana Maile Sky Court, Radisson Waikiki Prince Kuhio, Ohana Waikiki Village, Ohana East, King Kalakaua Plaza, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Radisson Waikiki Prince Kuhio, and Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort.

Next month's brunch is Nov. 16. Call 523-2489 or 923-1094.

Tiki's Grill & Bar Executive Chef Fred De Angelo is among chefs participating in Brunch on the Beach on Sunday.

Marquesas on display

Mission Houses Museum will host an exhibition celebrating "The Marquesas: Two Centuries of Cultural Traditions," opening with performances and demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24, repeating to 1 p.m. Oct. 25.

Six artists from the Marquesa Islands will demonstrate tattooing, wood carving, tapa making and body ornamentation.

View Marquesan art demonstrations, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, along with music and dance performances.

Events are free with museum admission of $10 general, $8 for seniors and $6 for students.

Free talks will be offered at 7 p.m. in the Mission Houses library:

Oct. 22: Art Historian Carol Ivory, "Introducing The Marquesas: Two Centuries of Cultural Traditions -- the Exhibition, the People, the Art."

Oct. 30: Anthropologist and Archaeologist Barry Rollett of the University of Hawaii on his project on Tahuata, one of the most traditional islands in the Marquesas.

Nov. 6: Historian Dwayne (Nakila) Steele on the life and work of the Rev. James Kekela.

Nov. 20: Ethnomusicologist Jane Moulin, "Gods and Mortals: Musical Instruments in Marquesan History."

Call 531-0481.

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