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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, February 18, 2010

ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Get, share ideas for keiki party venues

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Among the duties that come with parenthood: finding fun, new places to throw your little one's birthday party. Venues with special party packages cut out a lot of the stress. Maybe the Honolulu Zoo for your wild child? The Dress Up Corner for the little princess? Chuck E. Cheese's for some old-school fun?

If you need ideas for keiki party places or have suggestions to share, join our conversation on Twitter by using hashtag #islandlife. Reporter Zenaida Serrano @zenaidaserrano on Twitter may include some of your ideas in an upcoming article and on her blog at www.TheA-ZFiles.HonAdv Blogs.com. Feel free to contact Serrano at 535-8174 or zserrano@honoluluadvertiser.com.

ACADEMY OF ARTS

'LA DANSE' EXPLORES PARIS OPERA BALLET

Friends of Film Friday returns to the Honolulu Academy of Arts tomorrow with the Hawai'i premiere of "La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet."

The 2009 film by documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman explores the Palais Garnier, home to the Paris Ballet Opera, with a meditation on the stars who dance for the ballet. After the film, questions will be answered by Denise Nakano, the academy's associate director of development and a ballet teacher, along with Gina Caruso, director of the Doris Duke Theatre.

The film begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 general, $12 for museum members and $8 for students with ID. Admission includes a complimentary glass of wine at the pre-screening reception. Food from Da Spot will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.honoluluacademy.org or call 532-8700.

Advertiser Staff