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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Culinary calendar

 •  Thai, the Chai way

Advertiser Staff


"THE HUMOROUS SIDE OF VEGETARIANISM," internationally syndicated "Bizarro" cartoonist Dan Piraro shares his favorite cartoons about food, the environment, animal advocacy and "the veg lifestyle," sponsored by the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, 7 p.m. Jan. 10, Ala Moana Beach Park, McCoy Pavilion; free; 944-8344.

SESSION @ DU VIN, entertainment by a changing weekly showcase of local jazz musicians; 7 p.m. Wednesdays; Brasserie Du Vin, 111 Bethel St.; no cover; information, 545-1115, www.brasserieduvin.com.


FARMERS MARKET; 8-11 a.m. Sundays; Mililani High School gym; free; 848-2074.

COUNTRY MARKET AND CRAFT FAIR; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays; Waimanalo Homestead Community Center; 1330 Kalaniana'ole Highway; free; 259-5349.

WAIKIKI FARMERS MARKET; 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; Waikiki Community Center parking lot; free; 923-1802.

FARMERS MARKET; 7:30 a.m.3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays; Hawaii Kai Towne Center; free; 396-0766.

ALOHA FRIDAY FARMERS MARKET; 12-6 p.m. Fridays; Maui Community College; Kahului; free; 808-268-3276.

SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET; 7:30-11 a.m. Saturdays; Kapi'olani Community College, Parking Lot C; free; 848-2074.

SUNSET COUNTRY MARKET; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays; Sunset Beach Elementary School; Hale'iwa; free; 237-8248.


A COOK'S TOUR OF CHINATOWN, Walter Rhee leads a tour of Downtown markets; 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays; meet near Hawaii National Bank between King and Smith streets; $20. Also: CHINATOWN EATERIES TOUR, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays; meet at same location; $69; information, www.waltereatshawaii.com; reservations: 391-1550, walter@waltereatshawaii.com.

WEEKLY WINE EVENTS: Brasserie Du Vin, 1115 Bethel St.; limited seating, required reservations, 545-1115:

  • DINNER/WINE PAIRING, 6 p.m. Mondays, $49 (tax and tip additional); no menu substitutions.

  • WINE TASTING CLUB, with different weekly themes, and available meat/cheese plates, appetizers and "happy-hour prices," 6 p.m., Tuesdays; $20 (tax and tip additional).

    COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTINGS, with different themes every week; 1-5 p.m. Saturdays; and Pau Hana Wine & Cheese Tastings, 4-8 p.m., second and third Fridays, The Wine Stop; free; 946-3707.

    Send announcements at least 10 days before the event, with contact name and phone number, to: Culinary Calendar, Island Life, The Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; islandlife@honoluluadvertiser.com, with "Cul Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.