Reichel, Kalama at Holoku Ball
By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Entertainment Editor
Keali'i Reichel, Kealoha Kalama and Mahi Beamer are among the entertainers lined up for the Honolulu Hawaiian Civic Club's annual Holoku Ball at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tapa Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Beamer will perform during cocktails and the holoku parade, with Kalama slated to entertain during dinner. Also performing will be the Kamehameha Schools Children's Chorus and Reichel and his dancers. Proceeds will go toward Kamehameha Schools scholarships. Tickets: $70. Information: 426-1073 or 261-2952.
Jamarama kids going to 'Movies'
Jamarama Productions, a non-profit organization providing Hawai'i's children with experience in arts and education, plans a fund-raising performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hawai'i Theatre.
The youths in the company, called Jamarama Jammers, will present "Let's Go to the Movies," an evening of songs and dances from movies past and present, tapping tunes from "Grease," "Ghostbusters," "Footloose" and "Saturday Night Fever." Jake Shimabukuro, the 'ukulele stylist of Col÷n, previously of Pure Heart, will be a guest artist. Matthew Pedersen is directing, with Glen Goto conducting music. Tickets: $20, $10 and $5, on sale at the box office. Reservations: 528-0506.
Oha, Haugen to read poems
Poets Al Oha and Hans Christian Haugen will read poetry of Hawai'i nei at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 738 Kaheka St.
Oha and Haugen are the pen names of retired rocket scientist Milton Wilson and singer-composer-teacher Cordell Keith Haugen. Admission is free. Information: 955-8821.
Taste of Honolulu marking its 10th
Taste of Honolulu, the foodie event benefitting Easter Seals Hawai'i, will mark its 10th anniversary on June 23-24 on the grounds of Honolulu Hale. Dates and times: 5-10 p.m. June 22; noon-10 p.m. June 23; and noon-7 p.m. June 24. It is Hawai'i's largest outdoor food event, combining food, wine and entertainment. In its first nine years, more than $1 million has been raised for Easter Seals.
The celebration is a grazer's delight, with samplings of food and beverages from premier restaurants and food merchants in town. Confirmed participants include Auntie Pasto's, Blue Tropix Restaurant and Night Club, Brew Moon, Ciao Mein, The Colony, Canoe's at the 'Ilikai, Dixie Grill, Eastern Garden, Gordon Biersch, Iva's Place, Kapi'olani Community College's Culinary Institute of the Pacific, Kevin's Two Boots, Marian's Island Wide Catering, Musashi, Planet Hollywood, Prince Court, Sam Choy's Diamond Head Restaurant, Tony Roma's, Uncle Lani's Poi Pub and Easter and The Willows. Food and beverage purchases will be by scrip, sold on the grounds. Gates open 30 minutes prior to the start of sales. Admission: $3; food and drinks extra. Information: 536-1015.