Pulse Picks: April 9, 2014

Apr. 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

HONOLULU PULSE STAFF / honolulupulse@staradvertiser.com

FILIPINO FILM FEST: While the annual Hawaii International Film Festival Spring Showcase continues at Dole Cannery, Honolulu movie buffs are also in the midst of the sixth annual Filipino Film Festival at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre, 900 S. Beretania St.

“Ekstra | The Bit Player” screens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday as part of the sixth annual Filipino Film Festival at the Honolulu Museum of Art's Doris Duke Theatre. (Courtesy photo)

“Ekstra | The Bit Player” screens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday as part of the sixth annual Filipino Film Festival at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre. (Courtesy photo)

Wednesday’s featured film is 2013′s “Ekstra | The Bit Player,” screening at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Jeffrey Jeturian, “Ekstra” focuses on a day in the life of a middle-aged television extra (Vilma Santos), both poking fun at and revealing the dark side of the TV business in the Philippines. Featuring cameos by Filipino stars like Marian Rivera, Piolo Pascual, Eula Valdes, Cherry Pie Picache, Pilar Pilapil, Richard Yap, Tom Rodriguez, and Cherie Gil.

Tickets for the screening are $10 general admission; $8 for HMA members. Call (808) 532-8768, or visit honolulumuseum.org for a complete festival schedule.

FOR CHOCOLATE LOVERS: Hula Grill Waikiki is doing it’s part to support Made in Hawaii products this week as the restaurant hosts an Artisanal Dinner featuring Oahu’s Madre Chocolate, Hawaii island’s Big Island Brewhaus and Maui’s Ulupalakua Vineyards.

What makes Wednesday’s event even more special, however, is the involvement of Madre’s chocolate maker, Nat Bletter, and Big Island Brewhaus brewmaster Thomas Kerns. The two will be at the Outrigger Waikiki restaurant to talk story and answer questions as guests enjoy five different food and drink stations featuring dishes made with Madre Chocolate and paired with Big Island Brewhaus beers. Click here for the complete menu.

Hula Grill will host two “seatings” for Wednesday’s dinner, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65; visit hgwchocolatedinner.eventbrite.com to purchase online. Call (808) 923-4852 for more info.

DANCE FOR LIFE AT THE REPUBLIK: The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Graduate Student Organization, Relay for Life of UH-Manoa and college radio station KTUH-FM team up to host a Relay for Life fundraiser at The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd.

DJs from KTUH will provide the soundtrack for Wednesday’s party at The Safehouse, the lounge inside The Republik, starting at 7:30 p.m. (Doors to The Safehouse open at 6 p.m. for those who want to get an early start to the evening.) Suggested donation at the door is $10, which includes a complimentary drink. Call (808) 941-7469.
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