'Shark Tales' at Sunset

Spend part of your Memorial Day weekend at Sunset on the Beach's combination of food, entertainment and films screening in the open air of Queen's Surf beach in Waikiki.

Tomorrow's film is "Shark Tale," and the historical drama "The Alamo" screens on Sunday.

A craft fair on both days starts at 9 a.m., with evening events beginning at 4 p.m. when the food booths open. Entertainment starts at 5 p.m., and the films will screen at sunset, approximately at 7:15 p.m.

Admission is free.

For those who want to plan their summer fun in advance, the next Sunset weekend will take place June 18 and 19.

Make your own fuel

Do your part for the environment by learning to convert your waste vegetable oil into car fuel. Biodiesel fuel is cleaner to burn, cheaper than gas and reduces our dependence on foreign oil.

Jon Webster Abbott, director of the Fuel Farm, a local biodiesel co-op and nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about simple methods and technologies that can make our lives and communities more sustainable, will show you how.

The workshop runs from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow at 224 Pakohana St. in Pauoa Valley. There is a $10 fee ($5 for students). For more information, e-mail thehawaiigreenhouse @verizon.net or call Betty Gearen at 524-8427.

'Potential' stars sought

Auditions will take place at 7 p.m. June 6 for Manoa Valley Theatre's presentation of the comedy "Comic Potential."

Auditions for a cast of six men and six women will take place at the theater at 2833 E. Manoa Road. It is recommended that actors read the script prior to auditions. Wear comfortable clothing allowing free range of movement.

The named principle roles in the satire about behind-the-scenes television in the near future are:

» Jacie/Nurse: 20s-30s, female romantic lead.
» Adam: 20s-30s, male romantic lead.
» Chandler: aging, cynical, tyrannical television director.
» Carla: corporate hatchet lady.
» Trudi: female, butch, bitchy technician.
» Prim: female, Trudi's other half.
» Lester Trainsmith: media mogul, old, eccentric.
» Marmion: Lester's man Friday.

Four more cast members will play a doctor/father, mother/wife, young man, boutique assistant, rich man, his girl, desk clerk, waiters, prostitute and pimp.

Rehearsals will begin June 8 for the production running July 20 through Aug. 7.

Scripts are available for perusal on premises at the MVT business office, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call 988-6131.

Tentative audition dates for MVT's 2005-06 season are as follows:

"Footloose" (musical): June 19 and 20
"Flaming Idiots" (comedy): Sept. 26
"M. Butterfly" (drama): Nov. 21
"A Little Night Music" (musical): Jan. 2
"The Foreigner" (comedy): March 6
"Pageant" (musical): May 7

Dance on CenterStage

Honolulu Dance Studio will stage a free contemporary dance concert on Ala Moana's CenterStage at 6 p.m. Saturday.

The performance is in advance of HDS's annual dance concert "ImaginOZtion," a contemporary approach to the "Wizard of Oz" featuring hip-hop, jazz, ballet and tap dance.

Tickets are $15 in advance for the dance concert taking place at 7:30 p.m. June 10, and 3 and 7 p.m. June 11. Tickets will be $20 at the door.

Call Cathy Izumi at 478-2966 or 524-8455 for information.

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