Island sounds Thursday
The Sheraton Moana Surfrider continues its beloved monthly Concert in the Courtyard series with three notable local artists. Songbird Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom offers sweet falsetto while Paul Shimomoto showcases a fresh Hawaiian sound. The Kapena Duo features Kelly Boy DeLima and his son Kapena, both members of local band Kapena. Upcoming Concert in the Courtyard dates include Feb. 10, March 10 and April 14.
- 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday / Sheraton Moana Surfrider / Free / 922-3111
|Jim Gamble and his puppets offer a show Saturday at Kennedy Theatre.|
Puppet master Jim Gamble is back with his colorful puppet friends for another fun-filled family show, "Circus!" Calliope and circus band music weave a tapestry of sound as string and rod puppets entertain the crowd with circus acts. Recommended for families with children 3 and older.
7 p.m. Saturday / Kennedy Theatre mainstage / $10 general; $9 seniors, military, UH faculty staff; $8 children and non-UH Manoa students; $3 UH-Manoa students / 956-7655
Voices raised in Hawaiian song
Choral ensemble Kawaiolaonapukanileo performs an a-cappella concert of Hawaiian songs during "Aloha Aina." The program includes "E Mau ana ka Ha'aheo" by Haunani Apoliona, "Alu Like" arrangement by Buddy Naluai and "Waika" by John Spencer. Former Miss Universe Brook Mahealani Lee joins the 17-member group for the event, with Puanani Higgins narrating. Nola A. Nahulu directs.
- 4 p.m. Sunday / UH-Manoa, Orvis Auditorium / $10 general, $8 students and seniors / 536-2335
Downtown Honolulu gears up for the first First Friday gallery art walk of 2005:
- Na Mea Hawai'i hosts paintings, including the piece above, and demonstrations by artist Noriko Wakayama from 5 to 7 p.m.
- The ARTS at Marks Garage features the opening reception for "Intuitive Choices: Black & White, Identity and Temptations." The exhibit is a showcase of paintings, drawings, mixed media, collage and sculpture from more than a dozen artists.
- Color Street Gallery makes its First Friday debut with original modern impressionist oil paintings, sculptures, designer jade and pearl jewelry.
- The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center offers three exhibits with a docent-led walkthrough and music by Michael Tanenbaum. The gallery/bank will be closed 6-7 p.m.
- At the Pegge Hopper Gallery, view her pre-Hawai'i designs via the exhibit "Ciao Italia."
- Soullenz Gallery hosts the opening of an exhibit by world traveler and mystic George Jacob, and patrons can meet the artist. Percussion ensemble Jammarek provides entertainment 8-10 p.m., with a $5 cover.
Other participating venues include Bethel Street Gallery, Cafe Che Pasta, F/22 Gallery, Got Art?, Hanks CafÚ Honolulu, Hawai'i State Art Museum, Louis Pohl Gallery, On the River, Pacific Traditions Gallery, Ramsay Museum, Studio of Roy Venters and thirtyninehotel.
- 5-9 p.m. today / Various downtown art spots / Free / 521-2903
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The New Shanghai Circus never fails to amaze and awe with its nimble performers and breathtaking acrobatic displays. Performers from China flip, twist and bend their way through the show with astounding stunts and challenging tricks.
- 7:30 p.m. today, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday/ Hawai'i Theatre / $20, $25 and $30; $15 senior, military, children / 528-0506
'Czech and Mate' chamber theme
Chamber Music Hawaii continues its 22nd season with "Czech and Mate," featuring the Galliard String Quartet, above. The program includes "Eyeglass" Duo by Beethoven, Quartet No. 2 in F Major by Prokofiev and Quartet No. 1 in E Minor by Smetana. The ensemble is composed of Honolulu Symphony musicians Claire Sakai Hazzard and Wu Hung on violin, Mark Butin on viola and Karen Bechtel on cello.
- 7:30 p.m. Monday / Paliku Theatre / $20 general, $15 seniors, free students K-12 / 524-0815, ext. 245
"Czech and Mate" will also be performed at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Doris Duke Theatre.
|Tucker Haworth is Rudy in "Over the Tavern," beginning Wednesday at Manoa Valley Theatre.|
A 12-year-old Catholic schoolboy starts to rethink his religion and shops around for a new one in "Over the Tavern." Written by Tom Dudzik, this comedy follows the innocent Rudy Pazinski as he deals with questions about his faith, his father and growing up Catholic in 1950s America.
Premiering 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, repeats 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 30 / Manoa Valley Theatre / $25 general, with a $5 discount for military and seniors; $15 for those 25 and younger / 988-6131
Big Islanders in concert spotlight
Pianist and recording artist Glenn Jacobson performs a recital that includes two works by 22-year-old Big Island composer Robert Yamasato, left. Jacobson, also a Big Island resident and the composer's former teacher, will play Yamasato's "Elvishness" and "Wind Chimes," which was written for him. The program also includes Six Little Pieces, Op. 19 by Arnold Schoenberg; Sonata Op. 2 No. 2 in A Major by Beethoven; and "Jeux d'eau" and "Alborada del grazioso" by Maurice Ravel.
- 7:30 p.m. today / Atherton Performing Arts Studio / $17.50 general, $15 Hawai'i Public Radio members and $10 students / 955-8821
Starlight at the museum
The Honolulu Academy of Arts will be a-twinkle when ARTafterDARK presents its second annual Starlight Ball. The gala masquerade affair celebrates everything Venice, with entertainment, a silent auction, food and an open bar following the theme Carnevale di Venezia. Performers include the Hawaii Opera Theatre Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio, H2O and the Ned Flanders Quartet. Proceeds benefit the Academy Art Center at Linekona and Art To Go.
- 7-11 p.m. Saturday / Honolulu Academy of Arts / $75 / 532-6099