As you think about your weekend plans on this Aloha Friday, they may include a movie. And while your local options include a number of new releases that have rolled out over the past couple of weeks, they don’t include the latest box office draw from China—which is already setting records in several parts of Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Here’s a story.  A billionaire property developer buys up an offshore wildlife reserve and starts killing all the sea life with sonar technology.  Turns out that includes mermaids—and mermen.

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  This Saturday, Chamber Music Hawai’i' polishes off their 2014 season with  hi-jinks, cops and robbers, chase scenes and romance.  The country's leading exponent of original American music is in Honolulu to recreate an authentic experience of silent film comedy with live orchestra for Honolulu audiences.  HPR's Noe Tanigawa reports.