|From left, Kim Eunsook, Khetphet Phagnasay and Hosono Chihiro rehearse for "Bloodline."|
Bloody origins at Marks Garage
What is blood? Find the answer through dance, music, spoken word and video in "Bloodline," a multilingual piece that explores the concept of blood and its visceral ties to history, culture and emotions. The show, a Kee Company production presented by Lizard Loft, was conceived by Canadian theater artist Colleen Lanki, who is also the director. Showtimes are 8 p.m. today, Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12 at The ARTS at Marks Garage. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door a half-hour before each show. 536-8047.
Jammin' for Education
Jamoa Jam, a Polynesian group from New Zealand, will be accompanied by Kapena, Natural Vibes, Maohi Nui, Pati and others at Jammin' for Education, a fund-raising concert for the Samoan Service Providers Association's Educational Scholarship Program. Jammin' is an all-ages show and will be held 5-10 p.m. Saturday at the World Café. Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 advance. 842-0218.
A feast at Ko Olina
Fans of the Taste of Honolulu who can't possibly wait another year for another feasting fest can travel to the other side of the island for the Taste at Kapolei, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday at Ko Olina Resort and Marina.
The event, presented by Ko Olina and the Rotary Club of Kapolei, will feature gourmet foods from more than 20 restaurants, including Niblick Restaurant, Restaurant Yoshia, Ryan's Grill at Ward Centre, Sunset Grill and Zaffron Restaurant. Taste-goers can chow down while grooving to entertainment by Melveen Leed, Halau Hula Olana, Tino and the Rhythm Klub, and Rolando Sanchez and Salsa Hawai'i.
Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door and $25 for children ages 3-11, and may be purchased at Chevron Kapolei, Chevron Pi'ikoi or Chevron Beretania, or charge by phone by calling 722-8155. Proceeds will help support educational and scholarship programs at Leeward O'ahu schools. For details, visit www.thetasteatkapolei.com.
'Midnight' and more with Maria Muldaur
Go back in time for blues stylings from the 1920s and '30s with Maria Muldaur and the Red Hot Bluesiana Band Saturday at the Hawaiian Hut. Muldaur (of "Midnight at the Oasis" fame) is on tour to support her latest album, "Richland Woman Blues," in which she collaborated with Tracey Nelson, Dave Matthews, Bonnie Raitt, Roy Rogers and others. Doors open at 8:15 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door, $20 advance. 941-5205. Also: Muldaur and co. perform on Maui and the Big Island.
The science of life
This may be the closest you'll ever get to cloning a sheep.
At Bishop Museum's "Genetics!" a new exhibit from Seattle's Pacific Science Center, visitors can get a crash course in this cutting-edge field via 30 hands-on exhibits that include simulated cloning and miniature golf with Gregor Mendel, the father of genetics. Displays cover topics like DNA, cell function, inheritance and genetic engineering, ethical issues and genetics-related careers.
The exhibit will be open 9 a.m.-5 pm. daily starting Saturday through Jan. 5. Admission is $14.95 for adults, $11.95 for children ages 4-12, seniors and military; children younger than 6 and museum members are free. 847-3511.
Hawai'i's favorite Japanese superhero and pop icon returns in a screening of the 1972 3-D movie, "Tobidasu! Jinzo Ningen Kikaida" ("Jumping Out! Android Kikaida"), 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ala Moana Park's McCoy Pavilion. The movie, with appearances by Jiro (Ban Daisuke) and Kikaida, headlines the kickoff event of Children and Youth Month. Admission is free. 3-D glasses available at 7-Eleven and Daiei stores (purchase necessary). 836-0361.
At the symphony: Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
The often-controversial violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg returns to the islands for a performance with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra 8 p.m. today and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.
Nicknamed "the bad girl of the violin" because of her unorthodox delivery and unconventional techniques and attire, Salerno-Sonnenberg will perform Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor, John Coolidge Adam's Short Ride in a Fast Machine, and Cesar Franck's Symphony in D Minor. Tickets are $15, $27, $32, $42 and $57, and may be purchased at the Blaisdell Box Office or at Ticket Plus outlets. Call 792-2000 or visit www.honolulusymphony.com.
Belly up to the beerfest
If you're into booze, don't snooze, 'cause you'll lose. Here's a must-attend event for you to check out: The Castle Resorts Diamond Head Beerfest, 6-9:30 p.m. today on the Diamond Head Greens inside the Waikiki Shell, will offer samplings of more than 90 premium beers, ales, stouts and porters, as well as lagers, bocks, pilsners, winter and Oktoberfest seasonals.
Gordon Biersch, Brew Moon, Ryan's Grill and Pipeline Café will create special dishes to go with various beer styles, while the Ernie Provencher Quartet, Dita Holifield and Ellsworth Simeona will stir up some sounds. For 21 and older. Tickets: $28 general, $22 advance; includes beer samplings, soft drinks, coffee and snacks. Pupu plates will be priced from $4 to $9. 526-4400.