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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, December 17, 2004

Ongoing Events

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; and advance purchases. Call the venue for details.

Brad Goda

Fantastical fun at 'Seussical'

"Seussical," a family-friendly musical extravaganza based on Dr. Seuss characters, continues this weekend and into next week with an extended run. Above are TX Tario, front, as Jojo; and back, from left, Scott Moura as Horton the Elephant and Colin Miyamoto as the Cat in the Hat.

8 p.m. today, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday / Diamond Head Theatre / $12-$42 general, with discounts for students, those 62 and older and military / 733-0274


Pacific Guardian Center entertainment: Jeff Peterson and Willow Chang, noon-1 p.m. today; Jon Osorio and Steve Brown, noon-1 p.m. Monday; Hawai'i Youth Symphony, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday; Jeff Peterson, Chris Yeh and Ernie Provencher, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday; Honolulu Boy Choir, noon-1 p.m. Thursday; free.

"The Christmas Gift of Aloha," musical stage show based on the Lisa Matsumoto children's book, 6 p.m. today-Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday, Ala Moana centerstage; free. 955-9517.

Honolulu Hale Christmas Choir Concerts: St. Joseph Parish Choir, 7 p.m. today; St. John the Baptist Catholic School Choir, 6 p.m. Saturday; The Star Wars Characters of the Pacific Outpost, 6 p.m. and 501st Legion Toys for Tots Collection Drive, 7 p.m. Sunday; Ho'omalie with Zanuck Kapala Lindsey, 6 p.m. and Silangan Singers, 7 p.m. Monday; Gleemen Plus of Honolulu, 6 p.m. Tuesday; Word of Life, 6 p.m. Wednesday; Brother Noland and 'Ohana, 6 p.m. Thursday; free. 523-2489.

Santa's Spectacular Aloha Christmas Parade, with characters from the children's book, "The Christmas Gift of Aloha," 7 p.m. today-Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday, Ala Moana Center; free. 955-9517.

KCAA Thrift Shop Holiday Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, KCAA Thrift Shop; free. 941-9989, 247-2688.

20 Years of Christmas Sparkle, Honolulu Hale trees and wreaths display, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. daily through Jan. 2, Honolulu Hale; free. 523-2489.

Candy Cane Train, 30-foot train, from 10 a.m. daily through Jan. 1, Ala Moana Center; 12 and younger; $6. 955-9517.

Pearlridge Holiday Train Express, custom-built locomotive, from 10 a.m. daily through Jan. 2 (closed on Christmas), Pearlridge Center Uptown; height limit of 48 inches; $3. 488-0981.

Santa's Sleigh Rides, horse-drawn carriage rides with Honolulu Horse and Carriage, 6 p.m.-midnight nightly through Dec. 30, front lawn of 'Iolani Palace; $15* per adult carriage ride or $12* per adult wagonette ride. www.honolulucarriage.com.

Honolulu City Lights Trolley Tours, 30-minute ride of the Christmas lights of City Hall and downtown, 6:30 p.m. nightly through Dec. 30 (except Dec. 24-25), Ward Warehouse; $3.50*. 589-1788.

Christmas 2004 in Allantown, miniature village with four fantasy residences, daily through Jan. 4, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa; free. 922-6611.


"Seussical," musical extravaganza based on Dr. Seuss characters, 8 p.m. today-Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, Diamond Head Theatre; also 3 p.m. Saturday; extended 7:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; $12-$42*. 733-0274.


Comedy Triple-header, with Paul Ogata, Andy Bumatai and Frank DeLima, 8:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Ohana Reef Towers, Palace Showroom, $25 includes one cocktail. Reservations: 923-7469.


Torch-lighting ceremony and mini show by Polynesian Cultural Center, 6-6:45 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center; free. 922-2299.

Mini Show by Polynesian Cultural Center, 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center; free. 922-2233.

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

Pearlridge Center entertainment: Uptown — Halau Kalaholomua, 7-8 p.m. today; 'Ewa Elementary School Chorus, 11 a.m.-noon and Ko'olauloa Children's Chorus, 1-2 p.m., 'Ike Pono, 6-8 p.m. Saturday; students of harpist Sharene Boulos, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Monday; Uptown and Downtown — Wallen Ellingson, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday; Tradewinds, 7-9 p.m. Sunday; Po'okela, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday; Sea Notes Quartet, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; free. 488-0981.

International Market Place entertainment: Keali'ika'apunihonua Ke'ena A'o Hula, 7-9 p.m. today; Iwalani School of Dance, 7-9 p.m. Saturday; Islands of Aloha, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; food-court stage; free. 971-2080.

Royal Hawaiian Band, 11 a.m. Saturday, Windward Mall; noon Wednesday, Ward Warehouse; noon-1 p.m. Fridays, 'Iolani Palace grounds; free. 922-5331.

Aloha Tower Marketplace entertainment: Pua Kapele Halau O Hula, noon-12:45 p.m. Saturday; Paniolo Dancing Queens, 1-2 p.m. Sunday; Winnie Chang Piano School Recital, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday; free. 566-2337.

Waikele Premium Outlets entertainment, Studio 808 Dance Troupe, noon-1 p.m. Saturday; free. 676-5656.

Hawai'i Kai Towne Center entertainment, Art-of-Dance Studio, 1 p.m. Saturday; free. 941-0440.

Kahala Mall entertainment: Sean and Robi, 6 p.m. Saturday; Ka Hale I o Kahala Halau Hula, 1 p.m. Sunday; free. 732-7736.

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center entertainment: VoiceMaster Voice Training School, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday; 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; Soundettes of Hawaii, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays; free. 922-2299.

Ala Moana Center entertainment: Keiki Hula Show, featuring Na Mamo O Ka'ala, 10-11 a.m. Sundays; free. 955-9517.

Kuhio Beach torch-lighting and hula show, 6-7 nightly, Kuhio Beach stage, near Duke Kahanamoku statue; free. 843-8002.


"The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm," bilingual, hands-on traveling exhibit, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through Jan. 30, Children's Discovery Center; free with center admission ($8*). 524-5437.

Chess lessons and practice competition, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays (lessons 7-8 p.m.), Pearlridge Center Uptown (488-0981); and 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays (lessons 7-8 p.m.), Windward Mall (235-1567); free.

Yo-yo and spin top classes for all ages, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Pearlridge Center Uptown; 7-9 p.m. Saturdays, Windward Mall; free. 834-2828.

Keiki Sports Skills Program, kids ages 1-6 develop coordination, motor skills and self-esteem, 2 p.m. Wednesdays or 9 and 10 a.m. Saturdays, Ohana Batting Cages; first lesson free, $60/month thereafter; also, free increase bat speed clinic, 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays. 486-4487, 381-5530.

Family Night Wednesdays, with clown/puppet show, balloons and bingo, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Windward Mall; free. 235-1143.

Explore!, quilt-making activity, guided tours and living-history stations, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, Mission Houses Museum; free with museum admission ($10* general, $8* kama'aina). 531-0481.

Children's Storytime, 10:30-11 a.m. Saturdays, Hawai'i State Library's Edna Allyn Room for Children; free. 586-3510.


Artfest, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Queen's Surf Beach in Waikiki; free. 696-6717.


Foster Botanical Garden guided tours, 1 p.m. weekdays. Reservations: 522-7060.

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

Weekend Fishing, catch and release, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Ho'omaluhia Botanical

Garden; bring poles, small barbless hooks, nonlive bait, insect repellent, walking shoes, rain gear, water and picnic lunch; free. 233-7323.

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

Garden Tour by Trolley, a 45-minute narrated tour through a 700-acre tropical garden, 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; $14.50*. Reservations: 239-6775.


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

The Queen's Tour, walking tour of Waikiki's historic sites with a native Hawaiian historian and storyteller, 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Fountain Courtyard; free. 737-6442.

Mission Houses Museum Tours, guided tours of the houses and print shop, 11 a.m., 1, 2:45 and 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1 and 2:45 p.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Thursdays; $10* ($8* kama'aina). 531-0481.

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

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

Hawaiian Railway Train Rides, 1 and 3 p.m. Sundays, 91-1001 Renton Road, 'Ewa; narrated, 90-minute round trip to Kahe Point; $10*. 681-5461.

"If These Walls Could Talk: An Exhibit About Buildings," discover the science, technology and culture behind buildings, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Jan. 4, Bishop Museum, Castle Hall; $14.95*. 847-3511.

Lono-I-Ka-Makahiki, return of exhibit celebrating Hawaiian god of fertility, Lono, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Feb. 27, Bishop Museum; $14.95*. 847-3511.

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

Premier Whale Watch Cruise, educational whale activities, cultural activities and whale sightings, daily through April 30, Star of Honolulu; $22.36-$27.95* or $34.36-$42.95* with meal. Reservations: 983-7827.