The classics continue
The Halekulani MasterWorks season continues as pianist Lisa Nakamichi joins the Honolulu Symphony for "From Mozart to Jupiter." The program includes Mozart's inspiring Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488, and "Tibetan Swing" by Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng. The Honolulu Symphony Chorus and chorus director Karen Kennedy take part in Holst's "The Planets," Opus 32. Joan Landry is guest conductor.
- 8 p.m. today and 4 p.m. Sunday / Blaisdell Concert Hall / $21, $33, $43, $51 and $64 / 792-2000, (877) 750-4400
Those crazy '80s are back
|80z All Stars, a cover band, leads the charge at a salute to the 1980s at Wave Waikiki.|
Blast to the past and rock on during the Ultimate '80s weekend featuring '80s cover band 80z All Stars. An '80s costume contest offers $100 to each night's winner, and the club and staff will be decked out in '80s gear. See story.
- 9 p.m.-4 a.m. today-Saturday / Wave Waikiki / $10 pre-sale one night, $15 pre-sale for both nights, $12 at the door before midnight or free before midnight with full '80s gear / groovetickets.com, 941-0424
Exotica at Kapono's
Taste the forbidden fruit as the Forbidden World of Don Tiki descends upon Aloha Tower Marketplace. Eight musicians, the Don Tiki dancers, above, and guest Henry Kapono delve into exotica with tiki beats and sultry style. All ages are welcome to the show, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Oh, and is anyone heading for Las Vegas? Catch the Don Tiki troupe Oct. 16 and 23 at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville at the Flamingo.
- 7 p.m. Wednesday / Kapono's / $20 advance, $25 at the door / (877) 750-4400, 536-2161
Studio 1 turns 2 years old
|Studio 1, a downtown hot spot of multimedia arts and music, celebrates its second year with a party Saturday.|
- 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday / Studio 1 / $5-$20 donation / 18 and older / 550-8700
Hispanic heritage showcased
The 11th annual Hispanic Heritage Festival features fun for all with food booths, arts and crafts, keiki activities and cultural displays. New this year is the Hispanic Family Health Fair, with more than 35 health agencies participating with free health screenings and good-for-you food samples.
Entertainment includes Folklorico del Mar, above, and Flamenco Fiesta from San Pedro, Calif., showcasing traditional dances from Mexico and flamenco stylings from Spain. Also on the bill are Son Caribe, El Conjunto Tropical, Wally Rita and the Latin Amigos, Tommy Valentine y Sus Amigos, Mariachi Loco, Samba Axe dancers, Afrizilian Brazil dancers, Aloha Rumberos, Hot Salsa Dancing Hawaii, Jerome, Silver Steppers, Da Dance Mix, dances of Bolivia, Delilah and Minnie Ruiz.
- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday / Kapi'olani Park and Bandstand / Free / 941-5216, 285-0072
The heat is on at the next Fresh party, titled Fresh Sweat and featuring San Francisco DJ Don Tix, who'll keep the crowd slick from bumping and grinding all night. The Fresh Boys will get down and dirty, and there'll be massage and tarot stations to add to the funk.
- 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Saturday / Level 2 / $5 before 11 p.m., $10 after / 955-4852
All about Mo'ili'ili
Explore one of Honolulu's many hidden neighborhood gems at the 9th annual Discover Mo'ili'ili Festival, including a farmers' market, children's activities, entertainment and local food. The Country Store features homemade goodies such as jellies, chutneys, pickles and preserves. Seniors from the Moililili Community Center will offer handcrafted items for sale. Get educated about the area at the Mo'ili'ili History Booth, with photos and information on the upcoming publication "Moiliili: The History of a Community."
- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday / Old Stadium Park / Free / 955-1555
Another highlight of the festival is the annual spook-a-thon, Scare Your Socks Off Ghost Storytelling Contest: A Tribute to Glen Grant. All are welcome to share tales of obake or supernatural beings, ancient Hawaiian spirits or bumps in the night. All storytellers win a prize, and the grand prize storyteller is invited to the Talk Story Festival on Oct. 15-17. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
- 6 p.m. Saturday / Church of the Crossroads / $3 general, $1 children under 12 / 955-1555, 943-0371
The Les Peetz Trio prepares to jazz it up with classical works, originals and improv stylings. Billed by Peetz as "a cross between a jazz group and the Marx Brothers," the group features Lou Benanto on bass, Scott Shafer on drums and Peetz on piano. The concert is co-sponsored by KHPR and Nancy Bannick.
- 7:30 p.m. Saturday / Hawai'i Public Radio's Atherton Performing Arts Studio / $10 KHPR members, $12 nonmembers / 955-8821
Bellydance festival this weekend
- 1-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday / Saint Louis Alumni Association, 916 Coolidge St. / $10, free for children under 12 / 739-6297
Look, up in the sky!
The Blue Angels bring heaven to earth this weekend as the majestic planes soar into our skies for Blues on the Bay, part of the 2004 Kaneohe Marine Corps-Navy Air Show. The Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron will perform aerobatic maneuvers at the end of a program that includes other skyward performers such as Patty Wagstaff, Greg Poe, Eric Beard and Russian Thunder, Hank Bruckner and Clint Churchill. The event is open to the general public. Carpooling is encouraged, and parking will also be available at Bellows Air Force Base, with free bus rides to the Marine base.
All bags are subject to search. Backpacks, coolers and large bags are not allowed, but baby strollers and diaper bags are accepted. Also, pets, glass containers, bicycles, roller skates, roller blades, scooters, skateboards, drugs, alcohol, weapons (even replicas or toys) and knives are prohibited. Permitted items include cell phones, pagers, radios, fanny packs and purses, food and beverages, cameras and camcorders, folding chairs and lawn chairs, umbrellas or sunshades, and wheelchairs. The Advertiser is a sponsor.
- 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday; program begins at 11:45 a.m. / Marine Corps Base Hawai'i / Free / www.bluesonthebay.org
New food, new products
Christmas will be here before we know it, and the perfect opportunity to get a head start on those gift lists is the 40th annual Food and New Products Show. The food show will be held in the arena, while the new products show takes over the exhibition hall. In the hall, browse the 2005 automobiles, memorabilia, wellness spa and healthy products, electronics, crafts, home accessories, jewelry and fashion. Across the way in the arena, sample new food items, munchies and desserts, visit the wine garden or watch the cooking demo.
In case that's not enough for you, entertainment comes in the form of the 2nd annual couch potato survival challenge on Thursday, surf and skate, fashion show, Hawai'i Championship Wrestling and inflatable rides. NBC's new show "Hawaii" also holds an open casting call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall's Hawaii room.
- 5-10 p.m. Thursday-Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 16 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 17 / Blaisdell Arena and Exhibition Hall / $5 general, $4 seniors 65 and older, military and children 7-12, free for kids 6 and younger / 945-3594