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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, December 22, 2006

Ongoing events

Advertiser Staff

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

THE HOLIDAYS

Breakfast With Hawaiian Santa, 8-11 a.m. today-Saturday, Outrigger Reef on the Beach, Shore Bird Restaurant; $11.95 adults, $7.95 children. Reservations: 922-2887.

Ala Moana Center: Candy Cane Train, 10 a.m. daily through Jan. 1 and runs every 20 minutes, $6; photos with Santa, 10 a.m. today-Sunday; "A Christmas Gift of Aloha" stage show and parade, 6 p.m. today-Saturday, free. 955-9517.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa: Photos with Santa, 4-6 p.m. today-Monday, Tapa Concourse; Santa's Rainbow Express Keiki Train, 3-5 p.m. today-Saturday ($5); Kwanzaa Celebration, 6-7 p.m. Tuesday-Dec. 30; free. 949-4321.

Kahala Mall: Santa visits and photos, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today-Saturday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 732-7736.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort: Carols in the lobby, 5 p.m. today-Sunday; free. 739-8888.

Pearlridge Center: Holiday train, from 10 a.m. daily during mall hours, through Jan. 1, $3, Uptown and Downtown; photos with Santa, today-Sunday, Downtown. 488-0981.

Aloha Tower Marketplace: Holiday Lights Trolley, open-air ride through downtown past Honolulu Hale and surrounding holiday displays, 6:309 p.m. today-Sunday from the Trolley Stop at marketplace entrance; one ticket per $20 purchase from any marketplace store or restaurant through Sunday (present receipt at the guest services kiosk). Reservations: 566-2337.

STAGE

"Christmas Talk Story," a holiday tradition of locally written tales, 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Tenney Theatre, St. Andrew's Cathedral; $16*. 839-9885, www.htyweb.org.

"Cinderella," with songs, wicked stepsisters and glass slippers, 7:30 p.m. today and 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Diamond Head Theatre; $12-$42. 733-0274, www.diamond headtheatre.com.

"Heartbeat," Chinese action-musical with martial arts, 8 p.m. Friday (no show Dec. 29), 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, through Dec. 31, Blaisdell Concert Hall; $19*-$49*. (877) 750-4400, www.ticketmaster.com.

MUSIC & DANCE

Ala Moana Center entertainment: Jomel Sumira, noon-12:45 p.m. Saturday; Halau 'Olapakuikala'i O Hokuaulani, 2-2:45 p.m. Saturday; The Center ... A Performing Arts Place, 2-2:45 p.m. Sunday; Halau O Mokulehua and Kalaholomua Dance Academy, 6-6:45 p.m. Tuesday; Breathe With Ease Into the New Year event, 4-7 p.m. Thursday; ongoing Keiki Hula Show with Halau Na Mamo O Ka'ala and Kanilau, 10-11 a.m. Sundays; Polynesian Cultural Center, noon-12:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; free. 955-9517.

Pearlridge Center entertainment: Uptown Manutahi Tahitian Dance Co., 7-8 p.m. today; Downtown 'Ike Pono, 6-8 p.m. Saturday; Uptown and Downtown Kaipo Asing Trio, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday; Baba Alimoot and Friends, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fridays; Junior Keiki Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays; free. 488-0981.

International Market Place entertainment: Oceanside, 7-9 p.m. Friday; Hickam Halau, 7-9 p.m. Saturday; Greg & Junko, 7-9 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays; "Voyage Through Polynesia," 8:30-9:15 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays-Thursdays; free. 971-2080.

Aloha Tower Marketplace: Star of Honolulu Welcome Hula Show, 4:30-5:30 p.m. daily; 'ukulele lessons, 2:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays; free. 566-2337.

Royal Hawaiian Band: noon1 p.m. Friday, 'Iolani Palace grounds; free. 922-5331.

Kuhio Beach torch-lighting and hula show, 6 p.m. daily, Kuhio Beach hula mound; free. 843-8002.

Square dance, mainstream and plus with rounds, 7-9:30 p.m. Sundays, Ala Wai Golf Course ballroom; $4. 456-8465.

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

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center entertainment: Josiah Kekoa Trio, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays; Hawaiian quilting classes, 4:15-6:15 p.m. Wednesdays; Soundettes of Hawaii, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Pu'uhonua, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays; Ku'uipo Kumukahi, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays; lei-making classes, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Mondays; hula and 'ukulele lessons, 4:15-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; free. 922-2299.

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Waikiki Beach Marriott hotel, Paoakalani Lobby; free. 922-6611.

Sunset Country Market, sponsored by North Shore Country Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Sunset Beach Elementary School; free. 237-8248.

Waimanalo Country Market and Crafts Fair, plus clothes, jewelry and plants, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, Waimanalo Homestead Community Center; free. 259-5349.

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

ETC.

Quilt Show, patchworks of the early missionary era, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through Feb. 17, Mission Houses Museum; $5. 531-0481.

R/C Drift Practice Nights, electric drift cars welcome, 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Costco Iwilei parking lot (rain location: Ala Moana Center lot, near Sears and Zippy's); free. www.driftsession.com.

Tour and Tea, explore the galleries, learn about art and culture, and socialize over tea, 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Sundays, Honolulu Academy of Arts; $7*. Reservations: 532-8700.

Youth Speaks Hawai'i, slam poetry workshops for ages 13-19, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, The ARTS at Marks Garage; free. 387-9664.

TOURS & ATTRACTIONS

Chinatown Historic and Cultural Walking Tour, presented by Hawai'i Heritage Center, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; meet at 1040 Smith St.; $10*. 521-2749.

Aloha Friday King's Jubilee, with flag ceremony, precision rifle drill and musical revue, followed by fireworks, 7 p.m. Fridays, Hilton Hawaiian Village; free. 949-4321, ext. 77881.

Na Ali'i, 2-hour cultural walking tour of Waikiki with Hawaiian storyteller Woody Fern, 9-11 a.m. Saturdays, Outrigger Reef on the Beach, Hoaloha canoe; free. 924-6007.

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

Chinatown Museum Walking Tours, Chinatown and harbor or Capital District, 10 a.m.-noon daily, Hawaiian Chinese Multicultural Museum and Archives, Maunakea Marketplace; $10. Reservations: 595-3358, 374-3094.

Native Hawaiian Crafts Workshops, including lei-making, stone carving and quilting, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays, Bishop Museum; free. 847-3511.

Ola Na Mo'olelo series, Hawaiian history storytelling, 1:30 p.m. weekdays, Bishop Museum; free with museum admission of $14.95*, or kama'aina $7.95*. 847-3511.

Historical Walking Tour, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Sheraton Moana Surfrider; free. www.starwood.com /hawaii.

Princess Ka'iulani Historical Tour, 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani hotel; learn about Princess Victoria Ka'iulani and her 'Ainahau mansion; free. 922-5811.

Tour of the history, architecture and social events at The Royal Hawaiian hotel, 2-2:45 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; free. www.starwood.com/hawaii.

'Iolani Palace Grand Tours, 1 1/2-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: $12*. 522-0832.

Mission Houses Museum Tours, 11 a.m. and 1 and 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; $10* ($8* kama'aina). 531-0481.

Historical Walking Tour, with Honolulu TimeWalks, 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Sheraton Waikiki hotel; free. www.starwood.com/hawaii.

Hawaiian Quilting Classes, 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays with Mary Cesar, Mission Houses Museum; also, 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays with Wilma Connell; $7*. Reservations: 531-0481.

Ghosts of the Old Plantation, ghost stories with tour, 6:30-8 p.m., Hawaii's Plantation Village; $40, $50 Saturdays. 282-3008.

GSI, Hawaii, ghost-scene investigations walking tour, 9 p.m. Fridays, Hawai'i State Library; $45*. Reservations: 282-3008.

Poakalani Hawaiian quilt classes, 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 'Iolani Palace, Old Archives Building; $5 plus materials. 524-0394.

"Navigating Change: The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands" exhibit, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Hawai'i Maritime Center; $7.50*. 536-6373.

Ocean Drifters, seasonally rotating exhibit of jellyfish, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, Waikiki Aquarium; $9* general, $6 kama'aina. 923-9741.

"Journey With a King," exhibit exploring the cultural and historical ties between Hawai'i and Japan, 9 a.m.5 p.m. daily, Bishop Museum; $14.95*. 847-3511.

Pineapple Express Train Tour, 20-minute tour, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Dole Plantation; $7.50*. 621-8408.