The Marley Family of reggae stars returns for a series of concerts Oct. 26 on O'ahu, Oct. 27 on the Big Island and Oct. 28 on Maui. Family members include Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley (right), Julian Marley and Stephen Marley; guest artists will include Bounty Killer, Capleton, Yami Bolo and Daddigan. Details:
- O'ahu: 7 p.m. Waikiki Shell, Oct. 26. $25 lawn seating ($20 advance), $25 reserved terrace seats, $30 reserved pool seats; at Blaisdell box office, Ticket Plus outlets. 591-2211, 526-4400 (Ticket Plus).
- Big Island: 7 p.m. Edith Kanaka'ole Multi-Purpose Stadium, Oct. 27. $30 general ($25 advance); at MJS Music-Hilo, Byrd's in Waimea, Mele Kai Music in Kona.
- Maui: 6 p.m. Maui Arts & Cultural Center Amphitheater (gates open 4:30 p.m.) Oct. 28. $30 general ($25 advance); at the box office, Tropical Disc in Kihei, Groove 2 Music in Lahaina. (808) 242-7469.
CONCERT: Oct. 27
James Taylor, right, the pop-music favorite whose hits include "Fire and Rain," "You've Got a Friend," "Handy Man," "Your Smiling Face," "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight," "Up on the Roof," "Her Town Too," "Shower the People" and "How Sweet It Is," performs at the Blaisdell Arena. 8 p.m. Oct. 27. $45, $65, at the Blaisdell box office and Ticket Plus outlets. 591-2211, 526-4400, ticketplushawaii.com
HALLOWEEN: Oct. 31
Hey, kids of all ages! That annual haunting time of the year is approaching. TGIF is planning to run a calendar of events Oct. 26. Among the treats already scheduled are:
- Koko Marina Center's "Spooktacular," 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 31, featuring a costume contest, trick-or-treating, crafts and games. Free. 395-4737.
- Bishop Museum's annual Treat Street, 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 31, offering trick-or-treating, kids' contests, storytelling, games and more. Free. 848-4160.
- An "Egyptian Halloween," for adults, at Wave Waikiki Oct. 31. 941-0424, ext. 12.
STAGE: Nov. 1-2
The legendary mime Marcel Marceau takes the stage at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. The world-renowned performer, one of France's most beloved and honored artists, comes to the Islands as part of the annual French Festival. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-2. $25, $50, $60 (some discounts for seniors and students). 526-4400; 732-7733 for group discounts.
FILM FESTIVAL: Nov. 2-11
The 21st annual Hawaii International Film Festival comes into focus Nov. 2-11 on O'ahu, Nov. 7-11 on the Big Island and Nov. 9-11 on Maui and Kaua'i. More than 150 films from 26 countries 12 world premieres and 55 U.S. premieres will be part of the festival, including the opening-night film "To End All Wars," starring Kiefer Sutherland and Robert Carlyle and filmed on Kaua'i. Pictured below is a scene from "Crooked Earth." Program guides are available at theaters, HIFF's box office at Dole Cannery, Blockbuster video stores and Starbucks coffee outlets.
- On O'ahu: Advance tickets available beginning Oct. 29; for HIFF members, Oct. 19. $7 general, $6 HIFF members, students, senior citizens, military, Pacific Islanders in Communications members. Opening night fund-raiser: $25. 528-3456.
- Neighbor Islands: $6 general, $5 students, senior citizens, military, PIC members; available at screening sites one hour before the first screening of each day. (808) 634-6940 on Kaua'i; (808) 876-0576 on Maui; (808) 969-9412 in Hilo; (808) 322-3362 in Kona. www.hiff.org
CONCERT: Nov. 10
Tool, left, the alt-rock metal band whose latest compact disc is "Lateralus," will perform at the University of Hawai'i's Andrews Outdoor Theatre. 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Nov. 10. $37.50, at Tower Records (Kahala and Pearl Kai), Tower Video (Kapi'olani), Cheapo Music (Puck's Alley, Pearl Kai), Hungry Ear Kailua, Pearl Harbor Block Arena, ITT Kane'ohe MCBH, Schofield ITR, UH-Manoa Campus Center and Ticket Plus outlets. 526-4400 (Ticket Plus charges), 947-3633 (Goldenvoice), www.goldenvoice.com. Note to concert-goers: No bottles, cans, alcoholic beverages, lawn chairs or coolers will be allowed.
FESTIVAL: Nov. 11
The second annual Honolulu Harbor Festival gets under way in the area between Aloha Tower Marketplace and the Hawaii Maritime Museum. Among the events will be a Tugboat Hula Contest, a Coast Guard Search and Rescue demonstration, ship tours, a keiki treasure hunt, tours around the harbor and other family events. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11. Free. 566-2337.
CONCERTS: Nov. 14-15
"P.D.Q. Bach and Peter Schickele: The Jekyll and Hyde Tour" comes to Honolulu and Maui. On this tour, Schickele, host of public radio's "Schickele Mix," combines his own "civilian" persona with his alter ego, P.D.Q. Bach. He is joined by soprano Michele Eaton and tenor David DÄsing. The presentation is part of Hawai'i Public Radio's 20th birthday celebration. Details:
- 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Hawai'i Theatre. $25, $30, with discounts for HPR members; available at the box office. 528-0506.
- 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. $10, $18, $25, with some discounts; available at the box office. (808) 242-7469.
CONCERTS: Nov. 16-19
Blues Traveler, the blues/rock quartet whose latest release is the May 2001 "Bridge," will perform on four islands. Tickets go on sale Oct. 20:
- 7 p.m. Nov. 16, Maui Arts & Cultural Center Amphitheater (doors open 5:30 p.m.). $37.50 general, $30 advance; at the box office, Tropical Disc-Kihei, Groove 2 Music-Lahaina. (808) 242-7469.
- 7 p.m. Nov. 17, Waikiki Shell (doors open 5:30 p.m.). $30 grass seating ($25 advance), $30 second terrace, $35 first terrace, $40 reserved pool seating; at Blaisdell box office, Ticket Plus outlets. 526-4400, ticketplushawaii.com. 591-2211.
- 8 p.m. Nov. 18, Hilton Waikoloa Hotel Grand Ballroom. $50 ($40 advance); at MJS Music & CD Wizard in Hilo, Byrd's-Waimea, Mele Kai Music-Kona, Sack 'n Save-Hilo, Kona, Puainako. 526-4400.
- 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, Kauai Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom. $40, with limited number of $50 "golden circle" reserved tickets; at Foodland stores at Waipouli and Princeville, Marriott hotel's concierge desk. (808) 245-5050.
- Jazz pianist David Paquette, Oct. 25-28 and Nov. 1-4, Pioneer Inn Grill & Bar, Lahaina
- 10th Annual World Invitational Hula Festival, Nov. 8-10, Waikiki Shell
- "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" opens Nov. 16 in movie theaters
- Rosemary Clooney, with the Honolulu Symphony, Nov. 16-17, Blaisdell Concert Hall
- Guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Nov. 24, Honolulu Academy of Arts theater
- Eroica Trio, with the Honolulu Symphony, Nov. 24-25, Blaisdell Concert Hall
- "The First Noela," open-house holiday benefit for Hawai'i Theatre Center, Nov. 24-25, 3929 Noela Place
- Comedian Margaret Cho on tour: Nov. 29 Kauai Marriott Resort in Lihu'e; Nov. 30 Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului; Dec. 1 Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu
- Na Leo Pilimehana, with the Honolulu Symphony, Dec. 14-15, Blaisdell Concert Hall
- Henry Kapono and Robi Kahakalau, with the Honolulu Symphony, Jan. 18-19, Blaisdell Concert Hall
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