Show Biz extra: Comedy, Ippy and Aoki eateries
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‘Boieng, Boieng’ bouncing
with extended performances
“Boeing, Boeing,” the comedy at Manoa Valley Theatre, is going bonkers, bonkers.
Weekend performances through Sunday (Jan. 26 and 27) — when the show was to close — are sold out.
So an extension of three extra shows were added, for 8 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2 and 4 p.m. Feb. 4. The Feb. 1 show quickly sold out, so a second single performance was added, for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31.
Seats for the remaining shows are available at the box office, 988-6131, or online at www.manoavalleytheatre.com.
Further extensions are not possible, the theatersaid. Also, at sold out shows, the box office will take names for a waiting listing list 90 minutes before curtain in case of cancellations.
Those purchasing extension tickets should know that admission is $2 more than the original run, with adult seats priced at $32, seniors and military at $27, season subscribers and guests $27, and youths 25 and under $17
Food Network chef Ippy
At Kings’ Shop food gala
Philip “Ippy” Aiona, a Kamuela chef, will present a food demonstration at 4 p.m. today (Jan. 26) at the Kings’ Shops at Waikoloa on the Big Island.
He is the island chef with a penchant for Pacific rim cuisine, who was a finalist on the Food Network’s “Food Network Star” competition last year; he is in the midst of launching his own Three Fat Pigs, a gastro bistro, next March at the Kings’ Shop complex.
An evening of epicurean delights of food stations, music and a silent auction will be held today. Participating restaurants are Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill, Merriman’s Market Café, Lava Lava Beach Club, Hawaii Calls Restaurant, Kamuela Provision Company, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, and Waikoloa Grill’n Bar. A dessert station will feature sweets and treats prepared by patisserie students at Hawaii Community College.
Ippy’s demo is open to the public; admission is $20.
The food stations open at 5 p.m.; admission is $30, scrips for wine, beer and espresso will be held for $30, with wine from Alex Thropp (two scrips), beer from Big Island Brewhaus (one scrip) and espresso from Kona Brothers Coffee (one scrip).
Auction items include overnight packages from Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and Hilton Hawaiian Village, with Kings’ Shops merchants providing items for bidding.
Proceeds will benefit the Culinary Arts Program at Hawaii Community College.
Information: www.kingsshops.com or (808) 886-8811.
Aoki’s Doraku debuts at
Pacifica condo in Kaka’ako
Doraku, a chic Japanese-styled teahouse from Kevin Aoki and the Aoki Group, has opened at the Pacifica condominium at 1009 Kapiolani Boulevard, across the street from Blaisdell Arena.
Doraku Kaka’ako is the second restaurant in Hawaii, and the fifth established launched by the Aoki Group.
Doraku translates to “The Road to Happiness.
Kevin Aoki is the eldest of the sons of the late Rocky Aoki, founder of the Benihana chain, and the grandson of the late Yunosuke Aoki.
Three private dining areas are within the restaurant’s 6,000 square footage: the Buddha’s Den, upstairs in a second-floor loft; the corner Emperor Room; and the Yunosuke Chef’s Table.
The menu includes sushi, seafood, sake and more. Lunch service starts Feb. 1 and valet parking for dinner is available from 6 p.m.