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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 18, 2001

What's up!: A four-week guide

OCEAN SPORTS: May 25-June 3

The World Ocean Games, featuring a beach cleanup, benefit hair cut-a-thon and competitive ocean sports events, takes place around O'ahu shores May 25-June 3. A chalk art contest especially for kids is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.-noon May 27 at King Kalakaua Plaza (home of Niketown, Banana Republic, etc.) in Waikiki. Free for spectators. 521-4322 or www.worldoceangames.com

CONCERTS: May 25-26

Punk band Good Riddance, from Santa Cruz, Calif., will rock out at Club Four 78. Three local bands also will be on the bill each night. 7-11 p.m. May 25-26; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Open to all ages, but bring an ID; full bar for those 21 and older. $11 at the door, $9 in advance at Jelly's Pearl Kai and Puck's Alley, Tower Records, Hungry Ear-Kailua. 255-7040

STAGE: May 25-27

"It's Magic," a family-friendly show that features a lineup of magicians/illusionists, including Shimada, Ed Alonzo, Rudy Coby, Julianna Chen, Dana Daniels and Christopher Hart, takes over Hawai'i Theatre. 7:30 p.m. May 25-26; 2 p.m. May 27. $20-$27.50; $10 for those 17 and under on May 25 only; other discounts available. 528-0506

FAIR: May 25-28, June 1-3, 8-11, 15-17

The Honolulu Jaycees' annual 50th State Fair, featuring E.K. Fernandez rides, games and entertainment, takes place at Aloha Stadium's lower parking lot. 6 p.m.-midnight Fridays, noon-midnight Saturdays and Sundays through June 17; also noon-midnight May 28 and June 11. $3 general, $2 kids 4-11, free for kids 3 and younger. May 28 admission is $1 general, free with military ID and it's also Wristband Day — $15 wristband gives the wearer unlimited rides noon-6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.-midnight. 682-5767

CONCERTS: May 27, 29

Pianist Misha Dichter closes out the classical season with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra at Blaisdell Concert Hall. Samuel Wong will conduct a program of Tchaikovsky works. 4 p.m. May 27; 7:30 p.m. May 29. $15-$55 (discounts for seniors, students, military), at the box office, Ticket Plus outlets, military outlets, online at www.honolulusymphony.com or charge by phone at 792-2000


Makaha Bash Y2K1 gets under way at the Waikiki Shell. 5 p.m. May 27. $25 pool seating, $20 terrace seating, $13 general admission lawn seating ($30, $25 and $17 at the door two hours before the concert); children ages 3 and under (on lap) free in reserved sections; youngsters 5 and under free for lawn seating; 591-2211 (Blaisdell box office), 526-4400 (Ticket Plus)


The Primetime Health Fair, especially for folks 50 and older, offers free health screenings, seminars (including guest speaker Dr. Terry Shintani of the Hawai'i Diet), cooking demonstrations, fashion show, games and door prizes at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 30. Free. 525-7714

FILM FESTIVAL: May 31-June 3

The Adam Baran Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Film Festival offers a lineup of award-winning features and short films at the Honolulu Academy of Arts theater. "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" kicks off the festival at 7:30 p.m. May 31 ($15; reception at 5:30 p.m.). Other films ($6 admission), some of which are preceded by shorter features, include: "101 Rent Boys," 6 p.m. June 1; "Lost and Delirious," 8 p.m. June 1; a mixed plate of short films, 4 p.m. June 2; "Portland Street Blues," 6 p.m. June 2; "Big Eden," 8 p.m. June 2; "Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale," 4 p.m. June 3; "Lost at the Pershing Point Hotel, 7 p.m. June 3. "That's a Family!" and "Our House: a very real documentary about kids of gay and lesbian parents" — 2 p.m. June 3 — are free. 941-0424, ext. 18, www.hglcf.org

FILM: June 1

"Holo Mai Pele," the epic film of the fire goddess Pele and her sister, Hi'iaka, as told through song and dance, will be screened at the Hawai'i Theatre. 7 p.m. June 1. $30 general, $20 students, seniors, $15 groups of 10 or more ($100 premium tickets include post-show reception; 973-0289). 528-0506

STAGE: June 2-3

"La Flaminia Rapita (The Kidnapping of Flaminia)," presented by the Italian performance troupe Teatro del Vicolo, takes the University of Hawai'i's Kennedy Theatre stage. Teatro del Vicolo, making its U.S. debut, specializes in commedia dell'arte, colorful Italian comedy that features outrageous characters and situations. 7:30 p.m June 2, 2 p.m. June 3. $20 general, $18 students, seniors, UH faculty and staff, $9 UHM students, available at the UH Campus Center Ticket Office or charge by phone at 956-6878, www.outreach.hawaii.edu

FESTIVAL: June 8-10

As many as 3,000 musicians, dancers and artists will come from Japan to take part in the 22nd annual Pan-Pacific Festival-Matsuri in Hawai'i, which celebrates and shares Japanese culture. The festival includes a block party (6:30-10 p.m. June 8 on Kalakaua Avenue; free), parade (5-7 p.m. June 10 from Fort DeRussy to Kapi'olani Park; free), bon dance (6:30-9 p.m. June 10, Kapi'olani Park; free), half-marathon and theater events. 926-8177, www.pan-pacific-festival.com

PARADE: June 9

The 85th annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade travels from the corner of King and Richards streets downtown, along Punchbowl Street, on to Ala Moana and Kalakaua Avenue, ending at Kapi'olani Park. From 9:30 a.m. June 9. Free. 586-0333

CONCERTS: June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

AT&T Wildest Show in Town, the annual series of Wednesday concerts in the Honolulu Zoo, kicks off June 6 with the contemporary Hawaiian sounds of Na Kane Nui. New features include 'ukulele giveaways, special guided tours for up to 30 people each night, a kids coloring contest and a trivia contest. Gates open at 4:35 p.m. for picnicking; show starts at 6 p.m. Free, although donations will be accepted. 926-3191


A Korea Cultural Festival will be hosted by the Honolulu Academy of Arts to celebrate the opening of a newly renovated gallery space dedicated to Korean art. Activities include dancing, story-singing, music and a calligraphy demonstration. 1-5 p.m. June 17. Free. 532-8700

CONCERTS: June 20-23

The Hawai'i Guitar Festival 2001 brings Greek-born Antigoni Goni, right, considered one the best female guitarists of her generation; jazz guitar great Gene Bertoncini; 'ukulele master Lyle Ritz; and festival artistic director Byron Yasui, University of Hawai'i-Manoa music professor and accomplished composer and bassist, for concerts on O'ahu and Kaua'i. On Kaua'i: 7 p.m. June 20, Kaua'i Community College Theatre, featuring Goni, Bertoncini and Ritz, $12 general, $10 student, seniors. At UH-Manoa's Orvis Auditorium: 8 p.m. June 21, Ritz and Yasui; 8 p.m. June 22, Bertoncini and Yasui, 8 p.m. June 23, Goni — each concert is $15 general, $13 students, seniors, UH-Manoa faculty and staff, available at the UH Campus Center Ticket Office beginning May 21 or charge by phone at 956-6878, www.outreach.hawaii.edu

Coming up this year in Hawai'i...

  • Taste of Honolulu, June 22-24, Honolulu civic center
  • Hawaii0nternational Choral Festival concerts, June 27 at Orvis Auditorium, June 30 at Blaisdell Concert Hall
  • The Brothers Cazimero, June 28, Waikiki Aquarium
  • Christian rockers Delirious?, Waikiki Shell, July 8
  • Jerry Santos and Olomana, July 12, Waikiki Aquarium
  • BayFest, featuring Sister Hazel, Marine Corps Base Hawai'i, Kane'ohe Bay, July 13-15
  • Hawai'i International Jazz Festival, July 19-22, Blaisdell Concert Hall
  • Prince Lot Hula Festival, July 21, Moanalua Gardens
  • Keola Beamer, July 26, Waikiki Aquarium
  • Colon, Aug. 2, Waikiki Aquarium
  • Hawai'i State Farm Fair, Aug. 3-5, 10-12 16-19, Aloha Stadium parking lot
  • 'Ohina Short Film Showcase, Sept. 28-30, Honolulu Academy of Arts theater