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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, December 19, 2003

Ongoing Events

 •  See Honolulu City Lights by trolley

Advertiser Staff

The indicates admission is $5 or less, or free. Full-price admission is listed; the * denotes discounts (or free) for students, seniors, military, members and/or children. Call the venue for details.


Honolulu City Lights Exhibit, with Christmas Tree Exhibit and Holiday Wreath Display, at Honolulu Hale, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. daily through Jan. 4, including holidays and weekends; choral concerts nightly through Thursday; free. 523-2489.

Pearlridge Express, train ride through Candyland, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. today-Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 26-Jan. 4, Pearlridge Center Uptown; for 48 inches and shorter; $3. 488-0981.

Jingle Bell Express, train ride sing-along through the mall level, 10 a.m.-closing daily through Jan. 1, Ala Moana Center; for 12 and younger; $5. 955-9517.

Holoholo Ka'a Express, holiday train, 6-9 p.m. today-Sunday, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center; free with any purchase at the shopping center. 922-2299.

"Magic of the Season," holiday musical, 6-6:25 p.m. today-Monday, Ala Moana Center; free. 955-9517.

Santa's Light Parade, with festive floats and 40-foot illuminated train, 7 p.m. today-Tuesday, Ala Moana Center; free. 955-9517.

"Christmas Talk Story," presented by Kumu Kahua Theatre and Honolulu Theatre for Youth, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Tenney Theatre; for 6 and older;$16*. Also, added performances: 7:30 p.m. Friday at McKay Auditorium, Brigham Young University-Hawai'i ($8*), 1 p.m. Monday at Kalihi-Palama Public Library (free), 7 p.m. Monday at Lanikai Playhouse (free), and 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wai'anae Public LIbrary (free). 839-9885.

"An Iso Peanut Christmas," local family favorite with holiday twist presented by 'Ohi'a Productions, 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday, McKinley High School; $15*. 594-0464.


"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Andrew Lloyd Webber musical presented by New Hope Christian Fellowship, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday, Farrington High School auditorium; $6, $8. 842-4242, ext. 778; (888) 842-4242, opt. 6.

"Peter Pan," family musical, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 28 (no show on Christmas Day), and 3 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 27, Diamond Head Theatre; $12-$42*. 733-0274.


Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center entertainment: Greg and Junko, 7:30-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; Ku'uipo Kumukahi, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Pu'uhonua, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays; Kilinahe, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays; free. 922-2299.

IslaTango Milonga, Argentine tango dance party, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Mondays, 419 South St., Suite 140; $6. 721-2123.

Country Line Dance Classes, sponsored by Parents Without Partners, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Ward Warehouse; free. 262-7441.

Na Leo Lani Chorus, weekly rehearsals, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Saint Francis School; free. 944-3373.

"Aloha Waikiki," Hawaiian music and dance show with a Boat Days theme, 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, DFS Galleria in Waikiki; free. 931-2655.

Chaminade Chorus rehearsals, open to the public, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Chaminade University, Eiben Hall; free. 261-6495.

Ballroom dancing, by Makua Alii Ballroom Dancers, 7:15-9:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Makua Alii Senior Center; free. Register: 988-3461.

Square dance and round dancing, 7-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, Pohai Nani Retirement Community; $3. 254-2333.

Western line-dance classes, Fridays; 9-10 a.m. Super Beginners, 10-11 a.m. Easy Dances, 11 a.m.-noon Intermediate, Palladium, Ala Wai clubhouse; $1.50 per class. 988-1818.

Aloha Tower Marketplace entertainment: Willi, 4-8 p.m. Friday; The Winnie Chan Piano Studio, 5-9 p.m. Saturday; Paniolo Dancing Queens, 2-3 p.m., and Willi, 4-8 p.m. Sunday; free. 566-2333.

Windward Mall entertainment: Na Opio O Koolau, 4:30 p.m. Friday; Windward String Ensemble, 4:30 p.m. and Halau Kalaholomua Polynesian Revue, 6:30 p.m. Saturday; Junior Kekuewa Jr., 11 a.m., Enchanted Lake Elementary School, 1 p.m., Na Leo O Nana I Ka Pono, 3 p.m., and Rupert Tripp Jr., 5 p.m. Sunday; Aloha Brass Quintet, 6:30 p.m. Monday; Pacific Trades Strolling Quartet, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; free. 235-1143.

Pearlridge Center entertainment: Na Leo O Nanaikapono Booster Club, 5-6 p.m., and Halau Hula O Mokulehua, 7-8 p.m. Friday; Sax to the Max, noon-2 p.m., St. John the Baptist Catholic School, 2-3 p.m., Sabrina Starr Studios, 4-5 p.m., and Native Tongue, 6-8 p.m. Saturday; Hawaii MusicWorks, 5-6 p.m., and Halau Kalaholomua, 7-8 p.m. Sunday; Sax to the Max, noon-2 p.m. Wednesday; free. 488-0981.

Kahala Mall entertainment: Rodney Murashige and Jonathan Nagatoshi, 7 p.m. Friday; free. 732-7736.

International Market Place entertainment: Na Wahine O Waimanalo, 7-9 p.m. Friday; Ilima Hotel Singers, 7-9 p.m. Saturday; Khausak, 7-9 p.m. Sundays; "Islands of Aloha," 8:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; food-court stage; free. 971-2080, 236-7104.

Royal Hawaiian Band: 11 a.m. Saturday, Windward Mall; noon-1 p.m. Fridays, 'Iolani Palace grounds; 2-3 p.m. Sundays, Kapi'olani Park bandstand; free. 922-5331.

Korean Traditional Dance Workshop, presented by the Korean Traditional Music Association of Hawaii, 2 p.m. Saturday, KTMAH Office, 1491 S. King St., No. 201; free. 946-8881, 946-8885.

Ala Moana Center entertainment: Magic Hula Studio, 2-2:45 p.m. Saturday; Nix Performing Arts Center, 4-4:45 p.m., and Drill Team Hawaii, 8-8:45 p.m. Sunday; Hula Ohana O Ilima, 4-4:45 p.m., and Winnie Chan Piano Studio, 8-9 p.m. Monday; Pacific Youth Ballet, 8-8:45 p.m. Tuesday; Ala Moana Keiki Hula Show, featuring Na Mamo O Ka'ala, 10-11 a.m. Sundays; free. 955-9517.

Waikele Premium Outlets entertainment: Leeward Dance Studio, 3-4 p.m. Saturday; free. 676-5656.

Pearl Highlands Shopping Center entertainment: Gaylord Rieta, 11 a.m.-noon Sunday; free. 456-1000.

International folk dancing, Bulgarian, Greek, Romanian, Israeli and others, 7-9:15 p.m. Sundays, Manoa Valley District Park; $3. 941-6453, 521-2270.

Kuhio Beach Torch-lighting and Hula Show, 6-7 nightly except Wednesday-Thursday, Kuhio Beach stage, near Duke Kahanamoku statue; free. 843-8002.


Foster Botanical Garden Tours, guided tour with docents, 1 p.m. weekdays, Foster Botanical Garden. Details or reservations: 522-7060.

Arboretum Tours, 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 1-2:30 p.m. Saturdays, Lyon Arboretum; $2.50. Register: 988-0456.

Tropical Plant Walk, 10 a.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays, Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden; walking shoes required; insect repellent, light rain gear recommended; free. 233-7323.

Weekend Fishing, catch and release, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden; bring poles, small barbless hooks, bait and buckets. Insect repellent, walking shoes, light rain gear and picnic lunch are recommended; free. 233-7323.

Petroglyphs and Waterfalls, a walking tour in Nu'uanu Valley to Kapena Falls and other sites, Saturdays-Sundays; presented by Hawai'i Geographic Society; $15*. Details or reservations: 538-3952.

Garden Tour by Tram, a 2-mile narrated tour through valleys of flowers and trees, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 1, 2, and 3 p.m. daily, Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens, 47-285 Pulama Road, Kahalu'u; $10*. Reservations: 239-6775.


'Iolani Palace Grand Tour, 1 1/2-hour tour of the palace galleries and 'Iolani Barracks, every 30 minutes, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; $20* ($15* kama'aina). Galleries tour only: $10*. 522-0832.

Chinatown Historic and Cultural Walking Tour, by the Hawai'i Heritage Center, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, meet at Ramsay Galleries Museum; $10*. 521-2749.

Honolulu Zoo Train, with audio presentation, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, Honolulu Zoo; $1. 971-7171, 523-2489.

King's Jubilee, a tribute to King Kalakaua, with flag ceremony, precision rifle drill and musical revue, 6:15 p.m., followed by a fireworks show, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Hilton Hawaiian Village; free. 949-4321, ext. 77881.

Hawaiian Train Rides, 1 and 3 p.m. Sundays, 91-1001 Renton Road, 'Ewa; narrated 90-minute round trip to Kahe Point; $8*. 681-5461.

Chocolate, traveling, interactive exhibit, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Dec. 28, Bishop Museum; $14.95*. 847-3511.

Pineapple Express Train Tour, 20-minute tour, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Dole Plantation; $7.50*. 593-9899.

Changing of the King's Guard, with flag ceremony and rifle drill exhibition, 6:15 nightly, King's Village Shopping Center; free. 944-6855.

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See Honolulu City Lights by trolley

Tour the Honolulu City Lights extravaganza by trolley. Several options are available:

• Aloha Tower Marketplace offers free trolley rides with any purchase at any shop or restaurant. The trolley leaves every half-hour from 7 to 9 p.m. through Christmas Day. Advance reservations at the Guest Services kiosk (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.) are suggested. 566-2337.

• Buy a meal, get a free trolley ride from The New Eagle Café (1130 N. Nimitz Highway, A-100), 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays through Dec. 30. 545-2233.

• The Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center in Waikiki offers trolley tours at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. today; and at 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m. tomorrow through Christmas Eve. Tickets are $15 general, $8 kids; $9 adult kama'aina, $4 kama'aina kids 4-11; free for keiki 3 and younger, sitting on an adult's lap. 591-2561.

After the trolley tour, riders can use their boarding passes to visit gingerbread displays via the yellow or pink trolley lines at sites including the Outrigger Reef Hotel, Renaissance Ilikai Hotel, Pacific Beach Hotel, The Royal Hawaiian hotel, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel, Tiki's Grill & Bar at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel and the Sheraton Moana Surfrider.

• The annual trolley tours from Ward Warehouse are scheduled every half-hour from 6:30 p.m. through Dec. 30 (no tours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day); ending times vary each evening. Tickets are $3 general, free for kids 3 and younger. Kids shorter than 45 inches must be accompanied by an adult and must purchase cabin seats for safety's sake. Buy tickets in person at the Ward Warehouse information booth. Trolleys depart from the Ward Warehouse bus stop on Auahi Street, in the canopy area.

For information, call the holiday hotline, 589-1788; or the customer information center, 593-2376.

Proceeds benefit the Hawaii Foodbank.