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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Friday, May 18, 2001

The Buzz

Advertiser Staff


Forget the beach for a few hours this weekend and celebrate Native American culture instead at the 8th annual Warrior Society Powwow, sponsored by the Intertribal Council of Hawaii. The two-day event in Kapi'olani Park will feature the drum group Wild Horse, dancing, Native American arts and crafts, fry bread, Indian tacos. Special guests will include Tommy Wildcat (Cherokee) and Chief Oliver Red Cloud (Lakota). The powwow takes place 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. 839-8004.


The Bishop Museum offers its grounds for "Family Sunday Island Style, Military Day," with attractions that include a Humvee, a military robot demonstration, camouflage face-painting as well as the museum exhibits that include the X-treme Science! and the University of Hawai'i-Manoa's green mice. Then there's entertainment by Ellsworth Simeona Jr. (10:30 a.m.) and Dita Holifield (2:15 p.m.); military karaoke contest finals (12:15 p.m.); food and kids' activities. The event, part of Military Appreciation Week (May 17-26), is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3, or $10 per family of four for residents and military ($14.95 and $11.95 for non-kama'aina); free-admission coupons for all are available at AIG Hawaii offices, JN Chevrolet, Cycle City, Papa John's Pizza Hawaii and military ticket outlets. 848-4160.

Warm and fuzzies

Who can resist those welcoming eyes, that happy round belly, that persona that says "hug me?" No, it's not Santa or even the Easter Bunny; we're talking about that friend for all ages, the Teddy bear. "East Meets West" is the theme of the fourth annual All Teddy Bear Show & Sale, featuring more than 30 artists and exhibitors from the United States, Australia and Japan. It takes place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive. Tickets are $5; $1 for kids under 12. 946-2844.

Starry, starry night

Patrick Fujioka and Lisa Matsumoto will reprise their popular roles as the Mean Mongoose and Da Wicked Queen, respectively, in "Once Upon A Star," a benefit concert featuring the works of playwright Matsumoto and composer Roslyn. Island theater-goers will recognize many of those works — musicals with a pidgin twist — which have graced stages for 10 years as successful productions such as the "Once Upon One Time" trilogy and "The Princess and the Iso Peanut." Besides appearances by familiar characters from previous shows, Sunday's fund-raiser will include a preview of Matsumoto's and Roslyn's latest venture, "On Dragonfly Wings," based on the award-winning children's book "Wailana and the Waterbug." The concert is a benefit for the nonprofit '̉hi'a Productions, founded by Matsumoto and Michael Furuya, which brings theatrical arts and education programs to school children and families. It begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Leeward Community College Theatre. Tickets are $75, $100 or $125 per person, with pre-show reception that includes wine and pupu; $25 for show only. 955-2728, www.ohia.com