ONO-LICIOUS | JANUARY 27, 2017 7 ASIAN FEST: Takes place on the eve of the Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival Beach Marriott and many more. Inspired by Chinese New Year’s celebrations, Asian Fest pays homage to fun and fascinating Far East Cultural traditions that arrived in Hawaii through the decades and still enthrall residents and visitors from around the world. At the Coronation Pavilion, the show begins at 5 p.m. with the Okinawanstyle percussion and dance group, Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko. At 6 p.m., there will be a meet & greet with Hawaii Lion Dance Association, followed at 6:30 p.m. by a dramatic percussive performance by the Queens’ MarketPlace 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive, sPace B1/B2 • Waikoloa, hi 96738 • (808) 886-3577 HERB ROASTED PRIME RIB 8 oz prime rib served with mashed potatoes or rice, and sauteed mixed vegetables with au Jus sauce $13.99 everY THURSDAY! Free food samples will be served at the fifth annual Asian Fest, to be held at Queens’ MarketPlace next Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. COURTESY PHOTOS Kona Daifukuji Taiko drummers. At 7 p.m. Filipino dancers from Visayan Club take the stage, followed by the grand finale Lion Dance, which begins in front of Island Gourmet Markets and works its way through the crowd. The lion dancers come from Honolulu, where they have performed at the Chinese New Years festival in Chinatown. To ring in the lunar year, Queens’ MarketPlace will be giving away free rice paddles in the color red, which represents good luck. Food booths open at 5:30 and remain open until supplies last. For information, call Queens’ Marketplace at 886-8822. ■ CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Taiko drummers will be on hand.
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