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FIVE. FIVE. FIVE-DOLLAR MEAL DEALS.
It sounds too good to be true, but we're totally serious when we say that you can get fed for $5. At Ward Centers, select restaurants are offering meal deals for $5 through Feb. 28. Here's a sampling of what you can get for an Abe Lincoln:
• Breakfast of two eggs, choice of breakfast meat, rice and coffee (Big City Diner, 7-9 a.m. weekdays).
• Mini loco moco and small drink (Brian's Hawaiian Kitchen, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays).
• Lemongrass chicken plate with rice and salad (Diem Cafe, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays)
• Mini sweet chili chicken plate (Kaka'ako Kitchen, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays)
• Slice of pizza, medium drink and chocolate chip cookie (Z Pizza, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays)
• Small poke bowl with one free topping (Pä'ina Cafe, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays)
For a full list of $5 meals: 591-8411, www.wardcenters.com
ALL THAT JAZZ
Jazz siren Karrin Allyson will be performing — and making audiences swoon — at the Doris Duke Theatre at 6:30 p.m. Sunday ($25-$30, 532-8700). Honolulu jazz greats Bruce Hamada and Jim Howard will accompany Allyson.
SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS
Select Consolidated movie theaters — the Pearlridge, Ward, Kapolei and Mililani locations — are screening the keiki flick "Thomas & the Runaway Kite" every Saturday morning for the remainder of January ($5 per person). For show times, visit www.consolidatedtheatres.com.
FOR LOVE OF LOVE
Comedian Loni Love, a regular guest on late-night shows and snark fest "Chelsea Lately," will be performing at 8 p.m. Wednesday as part of Pipeline Café's ongoing comedy Wednesdays series ($20, 877-714-7668, www.groovetickets.com).
WE HEART BORICUAS
Celebrate all things Puerto Rican, local-style — with grinds and talk story.
The United Puerto Rican Association of Hawaii / 1249 N. School St. / 7 to 9 tonight / free / 847-2571
It's Shanghai Circus time (7:30 tonight, 2 and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday, $22.50-$37.50, 528-0506, www.hawaiitheatre.com), and the talented troupe of acrobats, martial artists and contortionists will do what they always do: take our breath away. This time, they've added new tricks.
ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET, SHOOT!
The bimonthly short film competition Showdown in Chinatown returns tomorrow (7:30 p.m., NextDoor) with new challenges, new films and new renegade filmmakers.
IT'S NOT OVER TILL QUINN KELSEY SINGS
Opera star and local boy Quinn Kelsey is helping Hawaii Opera Theatre celebrate its 50th anniversary with a recital of his award-winning repertoire (7:30 p.m. Wednesday), Hawai'i Theatre, $25-$75, 528-0506). Kelsey, a rich baritone, is known to bring on serious cases of chicken skin. You've been warned.