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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, February 10, 2006

What's Up!

Advertiser Staff


Feb. 17-19, 20

The Hawaiian Telcom Great Aloha Run, right, gears up with a three-day expo before hitting the streets early Feb. 20, Presidents Day. The health, fitness and sports expo, where runners pick up their numbers, features food samples, exhibits, health screenings, products and entertainment. There's a special salute to the military, too, with a display of a Stryker Medical Evaluation vehicle, a helicopter, wall climbing and training tools.

The run, which also includes walkers, baby strollers and all who want to join in, is a benefit for a number of local charities.

Sign up for the run at the expo: $40 general, $18 children and seniors. Admission to the expo is free for runners, $4 general.

Expo hours: 4-10 p.m. Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 19 / Blaisdell Exhibition Hall / www.greataloharun.com

Great Aloha Run: Sunrise Feb. 20 / begins at Aloha Tower, ends at Aloha Stadium / www.greataloharun.com

STAGE: FEB. 18-19

The children's classic "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White comes to the Paliku stage with a cast that includes Jessie Mowry as Charlotte the spider and Isaac Waters as Wilbur the pig. Ben Gutierrez directs. Tickets are $12 general and $9 students and children.

2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 and 2 p.m. Feb. 19 / Paliku Theatre / 235-7433


Comedy Slam 3 brings in comics Bernadette Balagtas from California and Ophira Eisenberg from Canada. Local boy Kaleo Pilanca also appears, and Junior Kekuewa Jr. hosts. Tickets are $20 presale.

8:30 p.m. Feb. 18 / Hawaiian Hut / www.honoluluboxoffice.com


The Jellicle cats are preparing for the Jellicle Ball at Army Community Theatre, which brings the long-running musical "Cats," left, to center stage. Rocker Rum Tum Tugger, fading actress Grizabella, theatrical Gus and the rest of the gang romp in the junkyard before one of them takes the journey to the Heaviside Layer. Vanita Rae Smith directs. Tickets are $20 and $28 general, and $15 and $22 children.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 23-25 and March 3-4, 10-11 / Richardson Theatre, Fort Shafter / 438-4480


The Tony Award-winning musical "A Little Night Music" is next in the Manoa Valley Theatre season. This lively romance features hit tunes such as "Send in the Clowns," "It Would Have Been Wonderful" and "The Glamorous Life"; the book is by Hugh Wheeler, lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim. The Manoa cast includes Stefanie Smart, Laurence Paxton, Doug Scheer and Katie Beth Hicks. John Rampage directs and choreographs. Tickets are $30 general, $15 for those 25 and younger, with a $5 discount for seniors and military .

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays,

Feb. 22-March 12 / Manoa Valley Theatre / 988-6131


The Hawaiian Music Nights series continues this month with "Duke of Uke" Bill Tapia, above, along with Hawaiian vocalist Mihana Souza and Grammy-nominated falsetto artist Raiatea Helm. This is Tapia's final stop on a tour that traveled from Monterey to Seattle in the fall. Tickets are $27.50, which includes a buffet and bar at intermission.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 / Hawai'i Convention Center / 550-8457


Kamehameha Schools' 76th Ho'olaule'a, left, is a daylong festival with something for everyone. Entertainment is by Puamana, Na Hoa, Na Palapalai, Inner Session, Thick Tubes, Na Leo and Auntie Genoa Keawe and her Hawaiians. Other activities include crafts, rides, games and a country store. Shuttles will run to and from the school bus terminal on School Street, Kapalama School and Damien High School. Admission is free.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 25 / Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama campus / 842-8444


Next on the University of Hawai'i Prime Time stage is the world premiere of "The Ravanayana," which tells the ancient Indian tale of Rama, but from the point of view of his nemesis, the demon king Ravana (Brandon Sutherlin, right). The play takes place in a 1940s nightclub setting, making for a Bollywood and film-noir atmosphere. UH-Manoa MFA directing candidate M A Richard wrote and directs the play. A rap session follows the March 10 show. Tickets are $10 general, $9 seniors, military, UH faculty/staff and students, and $3 UH-Manoa students.

8 p.m. March 3-4, 10-11 and 2 p.m. March 5 / UH-Manoa, Earle Ernst Lab Theatre / 956-7655


Kick up your heels for the energetic salsa sounds of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra. The Grammy Award-winning ensemble from New York City is a 13-piece orchestra that features conga, bongo, bass, trombones and trumpets. Tickets are $27 general, $23 students, seniors and military.

8 p.m. March 3 / Leeward Community College Theatre / 455-0385


British reggae ensemble UB40, right, known worldwide for hits such as "Red Red Wine," "The Way You Do the Things You Do," "Here I Am" and "Can't Help Falling in Love With You," returns to Honolulu. The group's latest album "Who You Fighting For?" spawned the current popular radio tune "Gotta Tell Someone." The band was last here in August 2004. Tickets are $49 reserved and $29 general.

7 p.m. March 15 / Waikiki Shell / (877) 750-4400