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Hawaii Theatre focuses on Hawaiian culture this weekend

The Hawaii Theatre downtown will be busy this weekend with two special presentations.

On Saturday, it’s “Hollywood Goes Hawaiian,” showcasing three classic movies.

The 1939 film “Honolulu,” starring Eleanor Powell, will show at 1 p.m., followed by 1942’s “Song of the Islands” at 3 p.m., starring Betty Grable. At 5 p.m., see John Ford’s 1963 movie “Donovan’s Reef,” with John Wayne.

Ticket prices in advance are $7 general admission and $2 for those 18 and under; general admission at the door is $12.

At 4 p.m. Sunday, noted halau hula will gather for “‘Ahihi Lehua: For the Love of Hula.”

Kumu hula Robert Uluwehi Cazimero, Vicky Holt Takamine, Mapuana de Silva, Michael Pili Pang, Maelia Loebenstein Carter and Manu Boyd combine talents for an afternoon ‘aha mele featuring scores of dancers and chanters, with nahenahe Hawaiian music by the Brothers Cazimero, Kawika Trask & Friends and more. The concert will serve as a benefit for the Hawaii Theatre Center and participating halau hula.

Tickets for Sunday’s show are $25; call 528-0506 or visit

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