October 21st, 2009
Another week, another mixed bag of things to do — from The Bard on screen to wedding previews, from slack key to Halloween costume rentals.
Film: The Bard’s ‘All’s Well’ at the Kahala cinema
The United Kingdom’s National Theatre’s “NT Live” series comes to the Kahala Theatres for limited showings of Shakespeare’s “All’s Well That Ends Well,” at 7 p.m. today (Oct. 21) and tomorrow (Oct. 22).
The acclaimed production, staged live on stage in Britain, was filmed at a live performance Oct. 1 and will screen in high-definition at the Consolidated theater.
“All’s Well” is the second play in a pilot season that began with “Predre,” starring Helen Mirren, seen by 50,000 in 19 countries world-wide. “All’s Well,” produced by Marianne Elliott, is a bittersweet tale set amid sexism that turns fairytale logic on its head. Helena, the heroine, falls in love with Bertram, but to gain his hand, she sets off a string of impossible missions that don’t necessarily guarantee is love. The cast features George Rainsford as Bertram and Michelle Terry as Helena, with
Oliver Ford Davies as the King of France, Claire Higgins as the Countess of Rossilion, Conleth Hill as Parolles.
Tickets: $20. Information: www.consolidatedtheatres.com.
Weddings: Bridal Showcase Friday at the Kahala
The Kahala Hotel & Resort presents its annual Bridal Showcase from 5 to 10 p.m. this Friday (Oct. 23).
The event enables couples to tour different ceremony and reception sites located on the property and meet hotel vendors and staff for insights into essentials of planning the perfect wedding. To register, 739-8715 or online at http://www.thekahalaresort.com/bridal_showcase/
Obama: An Emme revisit, an HBO documentary
Emme Tomimbang’s “Food, Wine and an Island Moment in D.C,” featuring Barack Obama, will be retelecast at 9 p.m. tomorrow (Oct. 22) and 4 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 24) on KHON2.
The show also spotlights Chef Alan Wong, who brought lu‘au food to the White House for a bash earlier this year; Chef Roy Yamaguchi, whose Roy’s Restaurants marked its 20th anniversary recently with the chef competing on “Top Chef Masters,” and wine sommelier Chuck Furuya. The Obama segment, “With Island Roots,” a bio on the Island-born president, which won a Telly Award.
Also, HBO stages a special screening of the documentary, “By the People: The Election of Barack Obamam,” Oct. 29 at the Waikiki Shell. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with the film showing after sunset.
Willie K provides in-person music.
Admission is free.
Nightclubs: Slack key at Kani Ka Pila Grille
Wanna hear some slack key guitar kings?
The place to be is the Kani Ka Pila Grille at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach at Waikiki.
The ones to see and hear:
• Ledward Kaapna, Oct. 24, 31 and Nov. 7.
• Cyril Pahinui, Wednesdays.
• Martin Pahinui, Thursdays.
• Kawika Kahiapo (with Kaukahi), Thursdays and Fridays.
• Keli‘i Kaneali‘i, Oct. 25, Nov. 1 and 8.
Showtimes are from 6 to 9 p.m.
Halloween: DHT extends costume rental hours
With Halloween a week away, the costume shop at Diamond Head Theatre — a virtual wonderland of potential costumes for partying and trick-or-treating — has extended its hours.
It’s now open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except Sundays, through Oct. 31.
The shop is located in the back of the theater, at 520 Makapuu Ave.
Full outfits, or accessories, can be assembled with a visit. The costumes rentals are in adult sizes only.
Call 733-0277, ext. 2.
‘Ukulele: Jake’s at the S.F. jazzfest tonight
Jake Shimabukuro, the wizard of the ‘ukulele, is performing tonight (Oct. 21) in this year’s San Francisco Jazz Festival.
His show will be at the Davies Symphony Hall — his first domestic appearance after a long Japan tour. Tickets are $25, if you’re in the area.