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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, March 24, 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 purchases. Call venue for details.

STAGE

"The Sound of Music," musical presented by Performing Arts Center of Kapolei, 7 p.m. today-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Kapolei High School; $7*. 258-7313.

"The Mystery of Edwin Drood," musical play within a play, premiering 8 p.m. today, Diamond Head Theatre; repeats 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. April 1 and 8 and 4 p.m. Sundays through April 9; $12-$42*. 733-0274.

"Hamletism," radical reinterpretation of "Hamlet," 11 p.m. today-Saturday, UH-Manoa, Earle Ernst Lab Theatre; $8*. 956-7655.

"Betrayal," love triangle tale told in reverse chronological order, premiering 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, The Yellow Brick Studio, 625 Keawe St.; repeats 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays through April 16; $15*. 550-8457.

"The Gin Game," two nursing-home residents play gin rummy and learn more about each other, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays, through April 16, Hawai'i Pacific University Theatre, Kane'ohe; $20*. 375-1282.

"The Songmaker's Chair," conflict, continuity and change in three generations of an extended Samoan family, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through April 15, Kumu Kahua Theatre; $5-$16. 536-4441.

COMEDY

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, agentg@sowagummybears.com.

Sharkey's Comedy Club, with Stan Egi, doors open 7:15 p.m., show at 8 Saturdays, Panama Hattie's, 'Aiea; $15*. 531-4242.

MUSIC & DANCE

IslaTango Milonga, tango dance party, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Mondays, Al Franz Dance Studio; $8. 721-2123.

Country line-dance lessons, 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Ward Warehouse amphitheater; 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Kailua District Park Pavilion; free. 262-7441.

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

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.

Introduction to Hula, with Germaine Kaleolani Haili, 5-6 p.m. Thursdays for keiki, and 6-7 p.m. Thursdays for adults, Native Books/Na Mea Hawai'i; free. 596-8885.

Square dance and round dancing, 7-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, Pohai Nani Retirement Community; $3. 254-2333.

Ala Moana Center entertainment: North Canyon High School Choir, 6-6:45 p.m. today; Minooka High School, 4-4:45 p.m. and NEC Michinoku Matsuri, 6-6:45 p.m. Tuesday; Keiki Hula Show, with Halau Na Mamo O Ka'ala and Kanilau, 10-11 a.m. Sundays; free. 955-9517.

Pearlridge Center entertainment: Uptown Halau Hula Mai Ka Pu'uwai a Ka Mana'o, 7-8 p.m. today; Downtown Hoa Hanau, 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: Hula Hale O Pomai, 7-9 p.m. today; Halau Hula O Kawaiho'omalu, 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-Thursdays; free. 971-2080.

"Broadway at the Shanghai Bistro," with Don Conover and Shari Lynn, 8 p.m. Fridays-Sundays, Shanghai Bistro; $20*. 955-8668.

Swing dancing, hosted by Hawaii Jitterbugs, 9 p.m.-midnight Fridays, Dream to Dance; $5 includes lesson. 282-0053.

Beginning 'Ukulele Classes, with Puanani Higgins, 9-10:15 a.m. Saturdays, Native Books/Na Mea Hawai'i; free. 783-2612.

Aloha Tower Marketplace entertainment: Pua Kapele Halau O Hula, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Saturday; Minooka High School Band, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Tuesday; free. 566-2337.

Windward Mall entertainment: Honolulu Broadway Babies, 2-3 p.m. Saturday; free. 235-1143.

Basic Square Dance, 6:30 p.m. Saturdays, Manana Community Park, Pearl City; $3. 695-5182.

Royal Hawaiian Band, 2-3 p.m. Sundays, Kapi'olani Park bandstand; free. 922-5331.

Afro-Zilian dance classes, blend of African and Brazilian dances with live drumming, 3-5 p.m. Sundays, 1007 Waimanu St.; $5. 373-2667.

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

Swing dancing, jazz, swing, blues, 7-10 p.m. Sundays, Atherton YMCA; $5 includes lesson. 780-4641.

Kuhio Beach torch-lighting and hula show, 6:30-7:30 nightly, Kuhio Beach stage, near Duke Kahanamoku statue; free. 843-8002.

FAMILY TIES

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.

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.

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.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Class/Tournaments, 5:30-9 p.m. Fridays, Windward Mall, Special Dreams; free. 247-4769, 235-1143.

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.

ETC.

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.

Strolling Tableside Magic, with Alan Arita, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays, Tony Roma's, Kahala; free. 735-9595.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS

Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Waikiki Beach Marriott, 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.

NATURE

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.

"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.

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.