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You could see the Oscar nominees and predict the winners ... or
... catch a Go Jimmy Go performance before the band leaves the island ... or
... let the kids get behind the wheel. Or do it all!
You could see all the movies you haven't gotten around to so far. With the Academy Awards to be announced soon, this is your chance to see what all the fuss was about.
Critic Roger Ebert predicts these will be the big winners:
- "Chicago," best picture.
- Daniel Day-Lewis in "Gangs of New York," best actor.
- Nicole Kidman in "The Hours," best actress.
- Chris Cooper in "Adaptation," best supporting actor.
- Kathy Bates in "About Schmidt," best supporting actress.
- Martin Scorsese for "Gangs of New York," best director.
The Oscars show airs at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow on KITV.
On the college scene, several parties herald the one week in the semester when you don't really have to study. Well, you should, but you probably won't.
For the college or older crowd:
- A send-off party for popular ska band Go Jimmy Go, which is heading for a Mainland tour. 8 p.m. today at Anna Bannanas. $8; 946-5190. 21 and older.
- The two-day Spring Bling Party at Blue Tropix. From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday and Tuesday, get down to the beats of DJs Pomp and Silly. There's a freestyle rap contest and a dance contest, too. Pre-register for the freestyle contest at 372-6433, or the dance contest, 488-0439. Admission is $15 advance, $20 at the door. 944-0001.
- More parties, more parties! Juicy offers its spring-break edition from 10 p.m. today at the Maze nightclub; for 18 and older. There's a blowout at Pipeline Café, from 10 p.m. Wednesday, for 18 and older; and another bash called Babylon 2003, from 10 p.m. Thursday, for 21 and older. Club Mist hosts "Metro," from 10 p.m. Wednesday, for 18 and older. "Mezzanine" takes off from 10 p.m. Wednesday at the House of Hong.
Well, you can't keep youngsters from doing the time-honored, spring-break thing hitting the beaches or the malls or both but there are alternatives:
- The box car race track in Pearl City, above Sam's Club on Acacia Road, has extra hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily through March 28; $6 to watch or drive for up to four hours; free for those 4 and younger or 55 and older. 947-3393.
- The Ben Franklin stores will teach keiki craft projects throughout spring break. Among the make-and-take projects are a bunny votive candle holder, whale tissue holder, computer angel and panda candy jar. Classes will be held 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Children must be 5 and older. Project materials range in price from $5 to $9. Register at any Ben Franklin store or online at www.bfcraftclub.com.
Go to a college baseball game or two or three. The Easter Tournament, hosted by the University of Hawai'i-Manoa, is a little shorter this year and has fewer teams, but it still should be a grand sports event.
The teams, besides UH, include Air Force, Lewis and Clark State and Western Illinois. Two games will be played each day, at 2:30 and 6:35 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at Les Murakami Stadium, where there truly is no bad seat. Our home team is featured in the evening games.
Tickets are $6 and $7 general, $5 seniors, students and UH students.
|Emma Saito, 2, plays with two kami fusen (Japanese paper balloons). Temari has imported paper toys and Japanese candies for tomorrow's A Taste of Hongwanji festival on a temple's grounds.|
This is the first special event for Temari, a nonprofit center that perpetuates traditional Asia/Pacific arts and crafts, since its recent move from Kaimuki to 1754 Lusitana St.
A Taste of Hongwanji takes place 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The annual fund-raising festival includes food (fried noodles, barbeque chicken plates, hotdogs, beef stew and rice, andagi and more), baked goods, plants, produce, collectibles and a rummage sale. Admission is free. 536-7044.
The public also is invited to tour the new Temari site 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. 536-4566, www.temaricenter.com.
Whether it's Barney or a brontosaurus, children can't seem to get enough of dinosaurs.
For a child's next party, how about a touch of their prehistoric pals?
Here are a couple of recipes from the book "Perfect Kids' Parties: 12 Fantastic Theme Celebrations" (Sterling) to lure both herbivores and carnivores to the table:
Ice Age Pops
- Gummy dinosaur candies
- Ice-pop molds
Fill molds with lemonade. Add a few dinosaur candies to each pop and freeze overnight. (If you don't have molds, pour lemonade into small paper cups and cover with plastic wrap. Poke craft sticks through the plastic for handles. Peel off the paper when the pops are frozen.)
Herbivore Dino Dip
- 2 to 3 ripe avocados
- Garlic salt
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup sour cream
- Lemon juice, to taste
- Corn chips
- Raw cut vegetables
Mash the avocados in a mixing bowl. Add the garlic salt, mayonnaise, sour cream and lemon juice, and mix well.
Serve the dip with chips and vegetables.
Alert for plant lovers on the Big Island: "Orchids in Paradise" is the theme of the 51st annual orchid show and sale presented by Hilo Orchid Society and the County of Hawai'i.
The event continues at 9 a.m. today and tomorrow at the Edith Kanaka'ole Tennis Stadium. Admission is $2 general, $1 advance. (808) 982-6378, (808) 969-1733.
Head for Ford Island, where 30 Hawai'i high schools willcompete in the 8th annual HECO Electron Marathon. Teams are racing electric cars they have designed and built using kits provided by HECO, Maui Electric Co. and Hawaii Electric Light Co.
The action begins at 9:15 a.m. today with a 10-lap race between drivers from the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy. The high-schoolers take over from 10 a.m.: The winner is the vehicle that completes the most laps in a one-hour endurance test.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
KITV-4 will televise a half-hour show about the marathon at 6:30 p.m. April 5, repeating at 1:30 p.m. April 6.
There's another set of "Sunset on the Beach" events this weekend at Queen's Surf Beach in Waikiki. The events start at 4 p.m. today and tomorrow with food booths and entertainment.
Tonight's featured film is "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," starring Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Moore, filmed partly in Hawai'i. It's preceded by filmmaker Edgy Lee's "Paniolo 'O Hawai'i," in conjunction with the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center's paniolo festival.
Tomorrow's film is "The Mummy Returns," with Brendan Fraser and, briefly, Hawai'i's the Rock (Dwayne Johnson) in a mostly computer-generated form.
Each flick begins at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free. 523-2489.
And if you're looking for made-in-Hawai'i gifts, there's a craft fair 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. each day.
Celebrate the Hawaiian cowboy, the paniolo, at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center's Paniolo Days festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today.
Ranches from the Big Island, Maui, Kaua'i and O'ahu will participate. Among the attractions are a Paniolo Hall of Fame exhibit, saddle display, a livestock display, entertainment, arts and crafts, food, storytelling by old-time cowboys, cooking contests.
Admission is free, and parking at the center is a dollar for five hours. 922-0588.
Ahhh, there's nothing like that new-car smell! And there's nothing quite like the annual First Hawaiian International Auto Show, continuing through the weekend at the Hawai'i Convention Center.
This is where you'll find hundreds of 2003 vehicles, including the Volkswagen Beetle convertible (pictured), 2004 pre-production models, exotic (read expensive) cars and more.
Look for the Mitsubishi Outlander, Volvo's first SUV, the Honda Element, Nissan 350Z, Mini Cooper and even the Hummer H2. There there's the Ferrari 360 Spider, Lotus Esprit Turbo and the $270,000 Lamborghini Murciélalgo (we said expensive, didn't we?).
Hours are 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. tomorrow. Admission is $6 general, $4 seniors 62 and older and military, $3 kids 7-12 and free for keiki 6 and younger. Log on to hawaiiautoshow.com and buy an e-ticket; you get $1 off the adult price and can use the express entrance to the show. The Advertiser is a sponsor. 593-0031.