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Bike film to screen

The documentary film “With My Own Two Wheels” will be shown in a free public screening Saturday at 7 p.m. in Art Auditorium Room 132 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Producer and co-director Jacob Seigel-Boettners will be there for a Q&A session. Used-bicycle donations welcome. For more information, go to

Hawaii’s food future

What will happen if a catastrophe hits the isles? With roughly 85 percent of Hawaii’s food supply imported, how much food will be available, and for how long? Hear chefs, farmers and ranchers discuss Hawaii’s food security at “Chefs & Farmers Facing Future,” a forum that runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 15 at Leeward Community College. Admission is $20 and includes a locavore tasting. To register, visit For info, call 622-4032 or email

Nobu flavors ‘Taste of Marukai’

Tomorrow’s "Taste of Marukai" will celebrate the Japanese culture in Hawaii. Food-related events include sampling dishes from Nobu Waikiki executive chef Robin Lee, preparations from Marukai chefs and more than 50 sakes from Kirin, Suntory and Otokoyama Brewery.

The fundraising event benefits the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Hawaii United Okinawa Association. Donations will also be accepted for the Aloha for Japan Fund to support disaster relief efforts in Japan.

The event runs 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Dillingham location of Marukai Wholesale Mart, 2310 Kamehameha Highway, with parking at Puuhale Elementary School and trolley service throughout the night. Tickets are $95. Call 845-5051.

LCC students to demo their dishes

Leeward Community College’s culinary arts students will show their stuff at the spring 2011 Chef Showcase Dinner on Friday at LCC’s dining restaurant The Pearl.

The menu, which includes a choice of appetizers, salads, entrées and desserts, features the work of Special Events students.

Seating begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 and $75 with wine pairings. Call 455-0298.

Workshop teaches quick eats

Learn about the best meal options and snack suggestions for those with no time to prepare meals at home at the workshop "Eating on the Run."

The free workshop, catering to folks on the go who want to make healthy food choices, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Nuuanu YMCA, 1441 Pali Highway. Call 432-9220, or enroll in person at the Y’s welcome desk.

Speaker to discuss vegan options

Animal behavior expert Jonathon Balcombe will present "Why Vegan? Lessons from an Animal Scientist" at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

An advocate for the protection of animals and their living spaces, Balcombe is the author of "Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good" and "Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals."

Admission is free. The talk is to be held at the Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse, 404 Kapahulu Ave. Call 944-8344 or visit

Tee time for culinary education

Play a round of golf and benefit culinary education in Hawaii at the 13th Hale Aina Ohana Charity Golf Tournament on April 25 at Kapolei Golf Course.

Celebrity chefs and food personalities will participate in the daylong celebration, with food served by award-winning restaurants. Last year’s tournament raised more than $35,000.

Call 234-0404 or visit

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