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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, October 18, 2002

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A night of 'ukulele with Jake

Jake Shimabukuro, the dynamo of the 'ukulele, will give a solo concert at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at Mamiya Theatre. The concert coincides with the arrival of

"Sunday Morning," his recorded-in-Japan CD, which capitalizes on his dexterity on the uke. Tickets: $20 in advance, at Borders Ward Centre (591-8995) and Waikele (676-6699).

STAGE: Oct. 25-Nov. 3

"Lysistrata," Aristophanes' classic political comedy, will take a sexual, contemporary note when it premieres at Kennedy Theatre under the direction of Glenn Cannon. Amy Matsen plays the title character in the classic tale of women finding ways to take charge in a world where men normally dominate. It's set in a frat house; it mixes Greek history with contemporary cultural references ... all accompanied by electronic rock vibes blended with dance and martial-arts postures. Tickets: $12 general, $10 seniors, military and UH staff, $8 students and $3 UH students with ID.

  • Premieres 8 p.m. Oct. 25; repeats Oct. 26, 31, Nov. 1 and 2; 2 p.m. Nov. 3 / Kennedy Theatre / 956-7655

BENEFIT: Oct. 26

Le Masquerade, the Honolulu Theatre for Youth's October benefit, this year is themed "Halloween on the Green" and unfolds at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Ko'olau Golf Club in Kane'ohe. On tap: a Hollywood-themed costume party featuring miniature golf, spooky games and entertainment, a costume party, a silent auction, live music and a dinner buffet. Masks are suggested, the better to be anonymous. Tickets: $175; sponsor tables also available between $1,300 and $4,500 (for tables of eight).

  • 6 p.m. Oct. 26 / Ko'olau Golf Club / 839-9885

CONCERT: Oct. 26

Elvis definitely has not left the building; he shows up thrice in "The Three Faces of Elvis," an impersonation show to be staged movie-style at the Waikiki Shell to depict the The King as the world remembers him: as Early Elvis/Army Elvis, as Movie Elvis, and as Las Vegas Hilton Elvis — enacted by Jamie Aaron Kelley, Rick Aliviti and Leo Days, respectively. The Jordanaires, longtime Presley backup crew, will be on hand, as well as the Sweet Sensations, inspired by the Sweet Inspirations, who once supported Presley. Tickets: $35 for pool seats, $25 for terrace seats and $15 for general admission lawn seats.

STAGE: Oct. 26-Nov. 2

"Crave," an import by Sarah Crane, one of those edgy chroniclers of British life (who committed suicide), is an assembly of five works to be directed by Taurie Kinoshita at Earle Ernst Lab Theatre. It's part of the Late Night series. Tickets: $7 general, $6 seniors, UH staff, military and students, $3 UH students.

  • 11 p.m. Oct. 26, Nov. 1 and 2, 8 p.m. Oct. 27 / Earle Ernst Lab Theatre / 956-7655


Go a little upscale for a change on the year's spookiest night. Cascada restaurant at the Royal Garden hotel in Waikiki offers a Masquerade Ball with food, entertainment by the band The Turnstyles, a photo session and costume contest with prizes. Tickets: $45 per person (also includes two drinks); $155 VIP tickets for two (also includes four drinks and an evening in a standard hotel room).

  • 7:30-11:30 p.m. Oct. 31 / Cascada, Royal Garden at Waikiki Hotel, 440 Olohana St. / 943-0202

DANCE: Nov. 2, 3

"Walking Out the Dark," a dance piece exploring the idea of transformation and a metaphor of emerging from darkness into light, will be performed by Ronald K. Brown's Evidence ensemble, above, at the Hawai'i Theatre. The troupe, known for its energy and dynamics, melds African dance, ballet, hip-hop and modern dance into a dizzying brew. The Evidence is in the raves it receives. Tickets: $10-$27.

  • 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 2 p.m. Nov. 3 / Hawai'i Theatre / 528-0506


Dashboard Confessional, composed of singer/songwriter Christopher Carrabba, who didn't want to name his act after himself, heads for an all-ages concert at World Café. A darling of the new indie rock set, Dashboard made big splashes with full-length CDs titled "The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most" and "Swiss Army Romance." Tickets: $20; at Tower Records (Kahala, Pearl Kai), Tower Video Kapi'olani, Cheapo Music (Puck's Alley, Pearl Kai), 808 Skate Kailua, ITT Marine Corps Base Hawai'i, Pearl Harbor Bloch Arena, Schofield ITR, University of Hawai'i Campus Center, World Café box office and Foodland stores.

  • 7 p.m. Nov. 5 (doors open 6 p.m.) / World Café / 526-4400

CONCERTS: Nov. 7-10

The blues can't get any better than this, as the legendary B.B. King, stops in the islands for a a series of concerts. King, whose latest CD is titled "Makin' Love Is Good for You," has been performing for more than 50 years. Details:

  • Nov. 7: 7:30 p.m., Kaua'i Marriott Resort Grand Ballroom. Tickets: $40; limited $50 Golden Circle reserved seats available. Charge by phone: (808) 526-4400; information: (808) 245-5050.
  • Nov. 8: 8 p.m., Blaisdell Arena.
  • Tickets: $30, $40, $50. Charge by phone: 526-4400; information, 591-2211.
  • Nov. 9: 7 p.m., A&B Amphitheater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Tickets: $30, $40, $50; $55 reserved seats available. (808) 242-7469.
  • Nov. 10: 8 p.m., Hilton Waikoloa Resort Grand Ballroom. Tickets: $45 ($55 at the door). (808) 886-1234.

CONCERT: Nov. 8, 9

Makana, left, whose name means "gift," stars in his second Hawai'i Theatre concert, fueled by his new CD, "Koi Au," in which he tackles a myriad of musical styles and instruments, vocally and instrumentally. Expect surprises, with assists from Willie K, the Tau Dance Theatre with Peter Rockford Espiritu and Rachel Berman, and symphony musicians. The spectacle will prove that The Ki ho'alu Kid has grown up. Tickets: $25, $35; $65 VIP tickets available (includes signed CD and apres-show party at Indigo Eurasian Cuisine).

  • 8 p.m. Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 / Hawai'i Theatre / 528-0506

STAGE: Nov. 8-Dec. 8

Hawai'i Pacific University Theatre will revive Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" drama at HPU's Windward campus. Don Pomes portrays Willy Loman, Sylvia Horman-Alper is Linda the wife and Scott Davis is Biff the son. Tickets: $14 general, $10 seniors, military, students and HPU staff, $5 HPU students.

  • 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, Nov.8-Dec.8 (no show on Thanksgiving) / HPU's Windward campus / 375-1282


Reggae and rock, combined with surfing and skateboarding, means the Van's Triple Crown Surf Fest is around the corner — and it kicks in 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 10 at Kualoa Ranch. Mainland bands (The Marleys, Pennywise, Face to Face, Long Beach Short Bus, Slightly Stoopid) will be joined by local acts (Generic, Go Jimmy Go, Ooklah the Moc and Pepper), with men and women surfers on hand for autographs, photo ops and an array of "name" surf exhibitors in a village of booths. Add food and beer, skateboarding demos, and you have the makings of an afternoon delight. Tickets: $22 in advance, $28 at the door.

  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 10 / Kualoa Ranch / 526-4400

STAGE: Nov. 13-Dec. 8

Two one-acts, of little cabbages and Catholic nuns, make for a dramatic mixed plate, but that's what's on the menu at The Actors Group, when Murray Schisgal's "A Need for Brussels Sprouts" is paired with Christopher Durang's "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You," at the Yellow Brick Studio. Peter Clark and Brad Powell direct. Tickets: $10.

  • 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays (opening on a Wednesday), 4 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 13-Dec. 8 / Yellow Brick Studio / 591-7999

CONCERT: Nov. 17

Reel Big Fish, the ska and rock band from Southern California, will perform again at World Café, with Go Jimmy Go opening the show. The Fish now includes Aaron Barrett, Carlos De La Garza, Tyler Jones, Scott Klopfenstein, Dan Regan, and Matt Wong. Tickets: $17.50.

  • 7 p.m. Nov. 17 (doors open at 6 p.m.) / World Café / 526-4400


  • Unwritten Law, Oct. 25, World Café
  • Goldfinger, Oct. 30, World Café
  • Hawai'i International Film Festival's Fall Film Festival, Nov. 1-10 on O'ahu, Nov. 8-10 on the Neighbor Islands
  • The Fixx, Nov. 3-5, Gussie L'Amour's
  • "Death of a Salesman," Nov.8-Dec. 8, Hawai'i Pacific University
  • "Smokey Joe's Cafe," Nov. 14-30, Army Community Theatre
  • Social Distortion, Nov. 29, World Café
  • "The Sound of Music," Dec. 6-22, Diamond Head Theatre
  • Honolulu City Lights, annual tree-lighting ceremony and Electric Light Parade, Dec. 7, City Hall
  • Quiet Riot, Dec. 7-9, Gussie L'Amour's
  • Gingerbread Festival, Dec. 8, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
  • "Cookin'," Dec. 11-14, Hawai'i Theatre
  • "Luma: Theatre of Light," Dec. 19-22, Hawai'i Theatre


Social order: Orange County punk band Social Distortion will rock the World Café at 7 p.m. Nov. 29; doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets — $22.50 — go on sale tomorrow at the box office, Tower Records (Kahala, Pearl Kai), Tower Video Kapi'olani, Cheapo Music (Puck's Alley, Pearl Kai), 808 Skate Kailua, ITT Marine Corps Base Hawai'i, Bloch Arena, Schofield ITR, University of Hawai'i-Manoa Campus Center, Foodland stores. 526-4400.

Only on Sundays: The Honolulu Academy of Arts' Free First Sunday admissions will end in December; the first Sunday of each month has been open to visitors without charge, but the wind-up is near with only two more to go: Nov. 3 and Dec. 1. The Free First Wednesday policy will continue.

Backstage helper: Derek Daniels, director-choreographer of Army Community Theatre's upcoming "Smokey Joe's Cafe," had a pal come by to help dress the cast, do makeup, and simply lend a helping hand. Turned out to be Jade Stice, who sang her heart out in the recent "Hello Broadway" revue, who shared her New York stage savvy with the locals. Cast members include Traci Toguchi (former Miss Hawaii), Armado Cacho (from "Miss Saigon"), Dawe Glover (sometimes Elvis impersonator), Jade Glover (veteran community actress), Aubrey Glover (the Glovers' daughter), Alison Maldonado (of "Star of Honolulu" cruises).

Calling actors: The American Academy of Film & Television, headed by Scott Rogers, is offering free screen tests for those who call about classes by today; dial 596-8300 for details. Rogers has worked with many Hollywood notables in the past; his teaching colleagues here include Margaret South, co-founder with Bette Midler and Bonnie Bruckheimer, of All Girl Productions, and Steven Rogers, who scripted "Kate & Leopold" and other projects, who gives a lecture ($65, includes Q&A) at 6 p.m. Oct. 24.

— Wayne Harada, Advertiser entertainment writer

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