ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Bye-bye Baltic Avenue ... hello Kalakaua?
Parker Brothers sold its first Monopoly games in 1935, and the iconic Depression -era graphics and Mainland street names remain. Now Monopoly is modernizing with a special Here and Now edition, and the real estate could include Diamond Head, Kalakaua Avenue or Waikiki Beach. (If the rents are era-appropriate, will they stock more money for the bank?). You can cast your vote (only one a day) to change the board's topography at www.monopoly.com through May 12.
— Wayne Harada
ART AND MUSIC BENEFIT GREGORY HOUSE
Local nonprofit Gregory House Programs provides rent subsidies, emergency assistance and temporary shelter to people with HIV/AIDS throughout the state. You can help with that mission by attending the Evening of Art & Music Fundraiser at McClain Auctions from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. In the lineup: live music by Don Conover, heavy pupu from Murphy's Bar & Grill and silent and live auctions. Auction items come from galleries (more than 170 items from Robyn Buntin of Honolulu), artists and community members. The $100 ticket includes food, one drink ticket and valet parking. Call 592-9022 to buy tickets.
— Advertiser staff
"I'll read interviews with authors and they'll be like, 'Yes, I spent three months on that one page!' And I just think 'My God. I would rather drink bleach than have to live with my own precious little poo for so long!"
Augusten Burroughs, "Running With Scissors" author, in Entertainment Weekly