Today (Friday, April 22) is 4-22-22 Day, when the Legislature will honor comedian Frank DeLima.
It’s a delayed salute – the spotlight was to shine on him on 2-22-22 (Feb. 22, 2022) — but better late than never.
So: Twice today — at 11:30 a.m. in the House and at noon in the Senate – a “Frank DeLima Day” proclamation will prevail.
“I’m making an appearance in the galleries of the Legislature,” said DeLima, known for his comedic shtick saluting local ethnicities including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino and other strains. He won’t be staging a formal show, but expect some bursts of his local-style comedy.
The 4-22-22 numbers would be more obvious, if you add a final 22 to the lineup. That would represent TheCab’s phone number and recall DeLima’s hilarious commercials for the cabbie company.
Sen. Brian Taniguchi, a veteran legislator who serves the community where DeLima grew up and still lives, instigated the recognition for DeLima. The “tutus” (think kupuna, or 22s) in the TV spot have enriched TheCab’s special brand. Harry Higa, president and CEO of TheCab, might also make an appearance, according to DeLima.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has limited his public performances, DeLima will present a Mother’s Day brunch event at 1 p.m. May 8 at Blue Note Hawaii, located in the Outrigger Waikiki resort. He also is finalizing appearances for next year’s academic school visits throughout the state. …
Waimanalo site for Pahinui Kanikapila
The memories of Cyril Pahinui will live on with 15th annual Waimanalo Kanikapila, an eight-hour event slated to begin at 8 a.m.tomorrow (April 23) at Waimanalo Beach Park.
The kanikapila will not only salute its late founder but also his revered father, the world-famous Gabby Pahinui, with musical notables – not yet named – among the lineup.
Though pandemic protocols have been relaxed, the outdoor show will be a live-stream event, presented by Na‘alehu Theatre, a non-profit organization. A link has not yet been provided.
During the day, the annual Skylark Award will be presented and among the haps will be a “How Da Stew” segment. The goal is to mark the day with “everything Waimanlo.
There is no fee to tune in virtually; the sponsors say that T-shirts sales and donations underwrite the costs.
Information: www.naalehutheatre.org …
Circus heading to hardtop
Coming to the hardtop that is the Blaisdell Arena: the Super American Circus, produced by
Cornell “Tuffy,” Nicholas, who comes from a family with extensive circus credits and experience.
The one-ring circus has been on a Neighbor Island tour, but lands at Blasidell with performances April 29, 30 and May 1.
In true circus tradition, the lineup will includes thriller up in the air and on the ground.
Among the attractions:
- Dominguez Stunt Team, with a Globe of Death daredevil showcase with motorcyles in a cage.
- Rebekah Cavinder, an aerialist who hangs by her hair up there.
- Aidan Bryant, from TV’s “America’s Got Talent.”
- Ksomonvats, performing acrobatics on a bar.
- Cristina Hol and Alexander Knapp, aka Bing Bang Boom Circus, rendering action-based juggling stunts.
- Jordan Segundo, a former “American Idol’ finalist, former broadcast journalist formerly on KITV and now on Sacramento’s CBS13.
Performances are at 5 and 8 p.m. April 29; at 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. April 30; and at 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. May 1.
And that’s Show Biz. …