Rev 'em up
The annual First Hawaiian International Auto Show rolls into the convention center noon-10:30 p.m. March 14-15, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. March 16, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 17. Admission is $6 general, $4 seniors and military, $3 kids 7-12, free for keiki 6 and younger. 593-0031, autoshowusa.com
Avant-garde performance/recording artist Laurie Anderson is bringing her latest solo theater piece, "Happiness," to three islands. Details:
- Feb. 21: 7:30 p.m., Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. $20 general, $10 kids 12 and younger. (808) 242-7469.
- Feb. 22: 8 p.m., Kahilu Theatre on the Big Island. $28, $21, $14. (808) 885-6868.
- Feb. 23: 8 p.m., Leeward Community College Theatre. $40 for limited reserved seating, $35 for general seating, $25 for seniors, military and students. 455-0385.
CONCERT: Feb. 23
The award-winning Borromeo String Quartet Yeesun Kim, cello; Mai Motobuchi, viola; William Fedkenheuer and Nicholas Kitchen, violins will perform classical works from Beethoven to Mozart at Orvis Auditorium at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa. The Boston-based ensemble, quartet-in-residence at the New England Conservatory of Music, takes its name from an area in Italy where the members first performed together. 8 p.m. Feb. 23. $24 general, $15 students; available at the UH Campus Center ticket office. 956-6878. Also: The quartet will be available at a free question-and-answer session at 7 p.m. in Music Building Room 36.
CONCERT: March 1
Save Ferris, the ska/pop band from Southern California, offers a concert at World Cafe. The band has played O'ahu a few times in the past, including at the 1998 Spring Ska-lebration at Andrews Amphitheater. 7 p.m. March 1; doors open at 6:30 p.m. $17.50 advance, available at Tower Records (Kahala, Pearl Kai), Tower Video Kapi'olani, Cheapo Music (Puck's Alley, Pearl Kai), Hungry Ear Kailua, Pearl Harbor Bloch Arena, ITT MCBH, Schofield ITR, University of Hawai'i-Manoa Campus Center, World Cafe box office, Foodland stores. 526-4400.
CONCERT: March 2
Beatlemania Live!, with host Louise Harrison, sister of the late Fab Four member George Harrison, comes to World Cafe with its revival concert act. The group of four recreates the look and sound of the Beatles, an icon in the halls of rock/pop music. 7:30 p.m. March 2; doors open at 6:30 p.m. $30 general, $27.50 advance; available at Tower Records (Kahala, Pearl Kai), Tower Video Ke'eaumoku, World Cafe box office, Hungry Ear Kailua, ITT MCBH and Pearl Harbor Block Arena. 585-2877.
CONCERT: March 4
Jimmy Eat World, the alt-rock/pop/emo band from Mesa, Ariz., whose latest release is titled "Jimmy Eat World," performs at World Cafe. 7 p.m. March 4; doors open at 6:30 p.m. $17.50 advance, available at Tower Records (Kahala, Pearl Kai), Tower Video Kapi'olani, Cheapo Music (Puck's Alley, Pearl Kai), Hungry Ear Kailua, Pearl Harbor Bloch Arena, ITT Kane'ohe MCBH, University of Hawai'i-Manoa Campus Center, World Cafe box office, Foodland stores. 526-4400.
FESTIVAL: March 8-10
"Come Together in the Pacific" is the theme of the 8th annual Honolulu Festival, which promotes cultural understanding between the people of Hawai'i and Japan. About 5,000 participants from Japan will offer arts and cultural events throughout Honolulu, including Honolulu Hale, the convention center, Ala Moana Center and the Kapi'olani Park Bandstand, culminating in a parade from 5 p.m. March 10 along Kalakaua Avenue, ending at the bandstand. Admission to all events is free. 926-2424; 597-8100, effective Feb. 19, honolulufestival.com.
CONCERT: March 8
The ever-popular Brothers Cazimero will take the stage as part of the ever-popular "Hana Hou!" series at the Hawai'i Theatre; Kilinahe will entertain the crowd half an hour before curtain time. 8 p.m. March 8. $30 (with discounts for theater members, seniors, youths, students and military), available at the box office. 528-0506.
CONCERTS: March 13, 14
Crystal Gayle, whose signature hit is "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," offers a pair of concerts, one on O'ahu, one on Maui. Tickets for both go on sale Feb. 16.
- 8 p.m. March 14 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. $25, $30, $35, available at the box office and Ticket Plus outlets. 526-4400, 591-2211.
- 8 p.m. March 15 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center; gates open at 7 p.m., pre-show festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. $25, $30, $35, available at the box office. 242-7469.
- Chinese Festival, part of the city's Hawai'i Ethnic Heritage Series, Feb. 22, Honolulu Hale
- "Carmen," a Hawaii Opera Theatre production, March 1,3, 5,7, Blaisdell concert Hall
- New Shanghai Circus, March 8-9, Leeward Community College Theatre
- International Taiko Festival, March 16, Blaisdell Concert Hall
- Glen Campbell, in a Honolulu Symphony Pops concert, March 22-23, Blaisdell Concert Hall
- Sarah Chang & Tchaikovsky's "Winter Dreams," with the Honolulu Symphony, March 24, 26, Blaisdell Concert Hall
- Shaolin Warriors, April 4-7, Hawai'i Theatre
- Lyon Arboretum's Spring Plant Sale, April 6, Blaisdell Center
- Keali'i Reichel, a Honolulu Symphony Pops concert, April 12-13, Blaisdell Concert Hall
- Merrie Monarch Festival, March 31-April 6, Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium, Hilo
- "Fully Committed," May 15-25, The ARTS at Marks Garage
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