ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
It's their own kind of music
Hooray! No covers of Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl!" Love the song. Hate hearing mediocre covers of it every time I walk into a lounge with an Island contemporary band. Paula Fuga and The Girlas just do their own music. Mellow, personal and relatable singer-songwriter gems that subtly lull you into listening closely. In other words: No one's background music. Catch both playing the intimate confines of thirtyninehotel at 9 tonight. $5 gets you in. You'll leave happy.
— Derek Paiva
SEND IN THE MARINES
STORMTROOPERS TAKE CITY HALL
The force will be with you at City Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today in the Honolulu Hale Courtyard, as members of the 501st Legion of Imperial Stormtroopers (a "Star Wars" costuming club) collect new and unused toys in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program while wearing full regalia. Attending the Honolulu City Lights display? Bring toys for the drive. A collection box will be open for donations, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. through Tuesday. More information: 523-4674, www.honolulu.gov/moca.
— Wayne Harada
"Not at all. ... I can make a bowl of cereal. To me, if you mix Grape-Nuts and Cookie Crisp, it's amazing what happens in your mouth."
Sarah Silverman | the comedian, when asked if she can cook, in New York magazine