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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, April 17, 2001

Around Town
From exotic food to climbs to tsunamis, 'Iolani fair has it all

Volunteers made malassadas at last year's Iolani School Family Fair.

Cathy Lee Chong

Who can resist the call of onolicious malassadas and garlic shrimp, or the thrills of a rock-wall climb and a Tsunami Wave Slide?

For all those tempted, plan to attend the Iolani School Family Fair, noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the school baseball field.

The event is free and will offer games and activities for all ages, including crafts, a silent auction, a paint-it-your-way ceramics booth, an Ironman Obstacle Course and an Xtreme Fun Run. Food and specialty items such as decorated gift baskets, bookmarks, haku lei and homemade quilts also will be on sale.

There also will be entertainment throughout the two-day event, including performances by the groups Col÷n and Ten Feet, who will be performing Friday night, and Koa'uka and Kanalo, performing Saturday night.

The fair is an annual fund-raiser for Iolani. Proceeds support student activities and scholarships.

For more information, call 943-2339.

— Zenaida Serrano Espanol

McDonald's benefit at Tokyo Tokyo

Tokyo Tokyo, a Japanese restaurant at the Kahala Mandarin Oriental Hotel, will present a benefit evening for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawai'i from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The dinner will feature the restaurant's signature cuisine, plus wines and premium sake.

Admission: $100.

In addition, there will be two tatami rooms available for a nine-course dinner prepared by master chefs Takayuki Matsumoto and Shigeto Yagi, with accommodations for six diners per room. Cost is $250 per person.

Reservations: 973-5683, ext. 240.

'Funny Thing' set at Mamiya Theatre

The St. Louis Drama Program will launch Stephen Sondheim's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Mamiya Theatre.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 29.

The show, with libretto by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbert, is being directed by Kyle Kakuno, with musical direction by Kale Chang and choreography by Lisa Jay.

The cast includes Aaron Patinio as Pseudolus, Jesse Gonzales as Hero and Pesefea Fiaseu Jr. as Miles Gloriosis.

Tickets: $5, at the box office. Information: 739-4886.

Sounds of Aloha going 'Political'

The Sounds of Aloha Chorus will present "Political harmony: A Musical Oxymoron," two evenings of barbershop quartet harmonies, at 7:31 p.m. on April 27 and 28 at the Hawai'i Theatre.

The concert will feature the Chorus, the AT&T Diamond Head Theatre Shooting Stars, the Gas House Gang and Na Leo Lani Sweet Adelines.

An organ performance by John McCreary, at 7 p.m., precedes the concert.

Tickets: $22, $17, $12.

Reservations: 528-0506.

'Fundango' to aid Miracle Network

"Fundango," a fund-raiser set from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 2 at Compadres Bar & Grill at Ward Centre, will be a benefit for the Kapi'olani Children's Miracle Network and its June telethon.

A silent auction also will be held, with a "Baloonefit" offering a chance to win prizes in exchange for contributions.

Dan Cooke of KITV-8 will host the telethon and emcee the fund-raiser.

Tickets: $50; includes two drinks and pupu. Reservations: 535-7112.

— Wayne Harada