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 purchases. Call venue for details.
"The Sound of Music," musical presented by Performing Arts Center of Kapolei, premiering 7 p.m. today, Kapolei High School; repeats 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through March 25 and 3 p.m. March 26; $7*. 258-7313.
"Cats," presented by Army Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, Richardson Theatre, Fort Shafter; also, extended 7:30 p.m. March 17-18; $20-$28*. 438-4480.
"Little Shop of Horrors," musical presented by Saint Louis Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and March 18, and 4 p.m. Sunday and March 19, Mamiya Theatre; $22*. 550-8457.
"A Little Night Music," musical romance by Stephen Sondheim, 8 p.m. today-Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, Manoa Valley Theatre; also, extended 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 8 p.m. March 17-18 and 4 p.m. March 19; $30*. 988-6131.
"The Ravanayana," Bollywood and film-noir-style fantasy turn on an Indian epic, 8 p.m. today-Saturday, UH-Manoa, Earle Ernst Lab Theatre; $10*. 956-7655.
"Othello," hip-hop adaptation by Honolulu Theatre for Youth, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and March 18, Tenney Theatre; $16*. 839-9885.
"Frozen," presented by Army Community Theatre Readers Theatre series, 2 p.m. Sunday, Richardson Theatre, Fort Shafter; $6*. 438-4480.
"Mermaid Meat" and "Kuan-Yin," Japanese and Chinese ghost stories, premiering 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Tenney Theatre; repeats March 17; 10 and older; $25*. 550-8457.
"The Songmaker's Chair," conflict, continuity and change in three generations of an extended Samoan family, premiering 8 p.m. Thursday, Kumu Kahua Theatre; repeats 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 15; $5-$16. 536-4441.
Hawaiian Style Comedy Show, with Augie T., 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sheraton Waikiki hotel, Esprit Lounge; $10. 921-4600.
Standup on the Moon, with Andy Bumatai, 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Brew Moon; $10. 593-0088.
√ Sharkey's Comedy Club, with Bo Irvine's comedy competition, sign up 7 p.m., show at 7:30 Thursdays, Panama Hattie's, 'Aiea; $5. 531-4242.
Open Mike Comedy Night, with Andy Bumatai, 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays, Jazz Minds Art & Cafe; $10*. 945-0800, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharkey's Comedy Club, doors open 7:15 p.m., show at 8 Saturdays, Panama Hattie's, 'Aiea; $15*. 531-4242.
MUSIC & DANCE
√ Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center entertainment: 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; free. 922-2299.
√ Royal Hawaiian Band, noon-1 p.m. Fridays, 'Iolani Palace grounds; 2-3 p.m. Sundays, Kapi'olani Park bandstand; noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Kapolei Hale; free. 922-5331.
√ Pearlridge Center entertainment: Uptown — Halau Hula Olana, 7-8 p.m. today, Minerva Pang Hula Halau, 2-3 p.m. Sunday; Downtown — Bill Burgher and Frame of Mind, 6-8 p.m. Saturday; Uptown and Downtown — Baba Alimoot and Damien Farden, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fridays; free. 488-0981.
√ International Market Place entertainment: Simplisity, 7-9 p.m. today; Soundettes, 7-9 p.m. Saturday; Greg and Junko, 7-9 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays; Islands of Aloha, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; free. 971-2080.
"Broadway at the Shanghai Bistro," with Don Conover and Shari Lynn, 8 p.m. Fridays and Sundays, Shanghai Bistro; $20*. 955-8668.
√ Aloha Tower Marketplace entertainment: Otea Kia Manu, noon-12:45 p.m. Saturday; free. 566-2337.
√ Ala Moana Center entertainment: Keiki Hula Show, with Halau Na Mamo O Ka'ala and Kanilau, 10-11 a.m. Sundays; free. 955-9517.
√ Kuhio Beach torch-lighting and hula show, 6:30-7:30 nightly, Kuhio Beach stage, near Duke Kahanamoku statue; free. 843-8002.
√ Toddler Storytimes, ages 2-3, 10 a.m. Mondays, Kapolei Public Library; free. 693-7050.
√ Keiki Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays, Borders Waikele; free. 676-6699.
√ Keiki Tuesdays, with entertainment, 10:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Pearlridge Center Downtown; free. 488-0981.
√ Chess lessons and practice competition, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Pearlridge Center Downtown (488-0981); and 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays (lessons 7-8 p.m.), Windward Mall (235-1567); free.
√ Junior Keiki Tuesdays, edutaining adventures, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Pearlridge Center Downtown; free. 488-0981.
√ Preschool Storytimes, stories, songs and crafts, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Pearl City Public Library; 2 and older; free. 453-6566.
√ Storytime, with songs and crafts, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Wahiawa Public Library; ages 3-5; free. 622-6345.
√ Keiki Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Borders, Ward Centre; free. 591-8995.
√ Toddler Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Kahala Mall; free. 732-7736.
Keiki Sports Skills Program, for kids ages 1-6 to 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 clinic on how to increase bat speed, 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.
√ Puzzletimes, stories and puzzles, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Pearl City Public Library; free. 453-6566.
√ Preschool Storytimes, ages 3-4, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Kapolei Public Library; free. 693-7050.
√ Saturday Storytimes, songs, finger plays, crafts, 10 a.m. Saturdays, Kapolei Public Library; free. 693-7050.
Explore! quilt-making activity, guided tours and living-history stations, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, Mission Houses Museum; free with museum admission ($10* general, $8* kama'aina). 531-0481.
Twilight Tours, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Honolulu Zoo; 5 and older; $12*. Reservations: 971-7195.
√ Yo-yo and spin-top classes for all ages, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturdays, Ward Warehouse amphitheater; 7-9 p.m. Saturdays, Windward Mall; free. 834-2828.
√ Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Game Tournament, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, Jelly's; $2*. 484-4413.
√ R/C Drift Practice Nights, electric drift cars welcome, 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Costco Iwilei parking lot (rain location: Ala Moana Center parking lot near Sears and Zippy's); free. www.driftsession.com.
√ Introduction to the Hawaiian Language, with Germaine Kaleolani Haili, 8:30-9 a.m. Wednesdays, Native Books/Na Mea Hawai'i; free. 783-2612.
√ Brown Bagging to Hawaiian, learn conversational basics, beginners 11 a.m.-noon Wednesdays and advanced 11 a.m.-noon Mondays, 'Iolani Palace, Old Archives Building; $5*. Register: 522-0824.
√ Youth Speaks Hawai'i, slam poetry workshops for teens, run by members of HawaiiSlam, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, The ARTS at Marks Garage; free for ages 13-19. 387-9664.
Aloha State Backgammon Club, weekly tournament, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Coffee Talk; $10 entry donation. 294-7475, 922-2674.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
√ Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Paoakalani Lobby; free. 922-6611.
√ Sunset Country Market, sponsored by the North Shore Country Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Sunset Beach Elementary School; free. 237-8248.
√ Artfest, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Queen's Surf Beach, Waikiki; free. 696-6717.
√ Waimanalo Country Market and Crafts Fair, produce, arts and crafts, clothes, jewelry, plants, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, Waimanalo Homestead Community Center property; free. 259-5349.
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. SaturdaysSundays, 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 Walking Tour, one-hour guided 1-mile walk through a botanical garden, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily, Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens, 47-285 Pulama Road, Kahalu'u; $14.50*. 239-6775.
TOURS & ATTRACTIONS
'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: $10*. 522-0832.
"Japan & Nature: Spirits of the Seasons," traveling exhibit with hands-on activities, dramatic play and multimedia experiences, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through June 4, Hawaii Children's Discovery Center; $8*. 524-5437.
Mission Houses Museum Tours, 11 a.m. and 1, 2:45 and 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; $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 1040 Smith St.; $10*. 521-2749.
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.
√ Aloha Friday 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.
√ Komo Mai to the Courtyard, with keiki hula and Tahitian fire-knife dancer, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Sheraton Moana Surfrider; free. 931-8383.
Poakalani Hawaiian quilt classes, 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 'Iolani Palace, Old Archives Building; $5 plus materials. 524-0394.
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.
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.
Sesame Street Presents: The Body, traveling exhibit and interactive journey through the human body, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through April 2, Bishop Museum; $14.95*. 847-3511.
Premier Whale Watch Cruise, with educational and entertaining activities, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. daily, Star of Honolulu; $23.20-$29*. Reservations: 983-7827.
Atlantis Navatek Whale Watching Cruise, noon-2:30 p.m. daily, Navatek 1, Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 6; $58*. 973-1311.
√ Changing of the King's Guard, snap and precision rifle drill exhibition, 6:15 nightly, King's Village Shopping Center; free. 926-7890.