The √ indicates admission is $5 or less, or free. Full-price admission is listed; the * denotes discounts (or free) for students, seniors, military, members, children and/or advance purchase. Call the venue for details.
"hIP-hoPALypse," lyrical poetry mixed with martial arts, hip-hop and human drama, premiering 8 p.m. today, Ong King Arts Center; repeats 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays (except Sept. 7) through Sept. 29; $10-$15; 550-8457, www.honoluluboxoffice.com.
"Once Upon A Mattress," based on the fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea," premiering 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Richardson Theatre, Fort Shafter; repeats 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through Sept. 22; $12-$20; 438-4480, www.squareone.org/act.
"The Musical of Musicals—The Musical!" five comedic musicals about a woman unable to pay rent and her evil landlord, premiering 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Manoa Valley Theatre; repeats 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 23; $35*; 988-6131, www.manoavalleytheatre.com.
"The Little Mermaid," a mermaid sacrifices her tail and voice in exchange for legs and winning the love of the prince, premiering 7:30 p.m. today, Tenney Theatre, St. Andrew's Cathedral; repeats 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 6; $16*; 839-9885, www.htyweb.org.
"The Baltimore Waltz," The Actors Group presents this drama based on the love and adventures of a brother and sister, one of whom has a fatal disease, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 23, The Yellow Brick Studio; $15*; 550-8457, www.honoluluboxoffice.com.
"The Pajama Game," labor troubles brew at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory and love blossoms between the head of the complaint committee and the new superintendent in this musical, 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 16, Paliku Theatre; $26*; 235-7310, www.etickethawaii.com.
"Ala Wai," Byron Hiroshi Wake's comedy about two roommates; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 23; Kumu Kahua Theatre; $16*; 536-4411.
"Hedwig and the Angry Inch," the musical tale of a transgendered man's rise from poverty to stardom, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through Sept. 8, Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts; $15*; 834-6886, www.honoluluacademy.org.
"Comedy Near the Moon," with Augie T, dinner at 7 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Fridays, Aaron's, Ala Moana Hotel; $75 with dinner, $30 show only; 955-4466.
Sharkey's Comedy Club: "Open-Mike Comedy Competition," doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Thursdays; "Improv Comedy With The Comedy Crusaders," doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Fridays; "Stand Up Comedy With Bo Irvine and friends," doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Saturdays; $8* Thursdays, $15* Fridays-Saturdays. 531-4242.
The Comedy of Shawn Felipe, "Smell My Finger," 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Cheerleaders Sports Bar; $10. 877-422-3327.
"Cirque Hawaii," exotic new-age circus of acrobats, jugglers, bungee jumpers and contortionists, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. daily except Wednesdays; $55*, $75* (kama'aina $44.55*, $52.92*, $66.33*); dinner packages available; Cirque Hawaii Theatre, 325 Seaside Ave. 922-0017.
"Creation — A Polynesian Journey," a mythical journey through song and dance, about the creation of man and woman in a South Seas context, 5:45 p.m. buffet seating, 6 p.m. cocktail seating daily except Mondays and Wednesdays; $115 deluxe dinner, $69.50* standard dinner, $38* cocktails only (kama'aina $63*, $68*, $105*); Ainahau Showroom, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani hotel. 922-5811.
"Danny Couch — The Voice of These Islands," with hula, dinner at 5:15 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani hotel, Ainahau Showroom; $69.50 for dinner, $38 cocktails. 931-4660, www.dannycouch.com.
"Magic of Polynesia," featuring illusionist John Hirokawa, 8:20 p.m. daily (seating at 7 p.m.); deluxe dinner, $136.13*; regular dinner $79.58*; cocktails only $50.26* (kama'aina $37*, $55*); Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber hotel. 971-4321.
Society of Seven Las Vegas, spinoff group of the classic Society of Seven; 8:30 p.m. daily except Mondays; dinner seating, 7 p.m.; $72*; cocktails only, $47*, plus drinks (kama'aina $51.25*, $29.50*); Main Showroom, Outrigger Waikiki Hotel on the Beach. 923-7469.
"Stars in Concert Hawai'i," Elvis Presley, Elton John, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston and The Blues Brothers impersonators; 6-9 p.m. daily except Saturdays (dinner seating from 4:30 and 7:45 p.m.; cocktail seating from 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.); Waikiki Lau Yee Chai, fifth floor, Waikiki Shopping Plaza; deluxe dinner $99, standard $75 adult and $56 children 3-11; show only, $45 adults, $30 children; 923-1245.
"Le Bizarre," drag show musical-comedy cabaret featuring Brandy Lee, doors open at 8 p.m., curtain call at 8:30 Sundays, Hawaiian Hut; $25; 545-2820.
AT THE MALLS
√ Ala Moana Center: Okinawan Festival showcase, 2-2:45 p.m., Kathy Muller Talent and Modeling Agency teen fashion show, 6-6:45 p.m. today; Moonlight Mele Concert Series, 7-9 p.m. Saturdays; Keiki hula show, 10-11 a.m. Sundays; free. 955-9517.
√ Kahala Mall: Aloha Saturday with Ka Hale I o Kahala Halau Hula, 12-1 p.m. Sept. 9 and 29; free; www.kahalamallcenter.com.
√ Pearlridge Center: Uptown: Blood Bank of Hawai'i blood drive, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Legal Aid Society community assistance, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Royal Hawaiian Band, 12-1 p.m. Saturday; Walk in the Mall with St. Francis Hospice bereavement services, 8-9 a.m. Wednesday; senior citizen information display, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Thursday; Downtown: Keiki Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesdays; Junior Keiki Tuesday and chess lessons, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays; free. 488-0981.
√ Native Books/Na Mea Hawai'i, Ward Warehouse: hula classes with Germaine Kaleolani Haili, 8:30-9 a.m. Tuesdays and 5-7 p.m. Thursdays; introduction to Hawaiian language, 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays; beginning adult 'ukulele classes, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays; free. 597-8971.
√ Windward Mall schedule: Windward Mall's 25th Anniversary Historical Exhibit, during mall hours through today; free. 235-1143, www.windwardmall.com.
√ Aloha Tower Marketplace: Oahu Line Dancers, 2-4 p.m. Sunday; Porsche Club car show, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday; Star of Honolulu welcome hula show, 4:30-5:30 p.m. daily; free. 566-2337.
MUSIC & DANCE
√ Aloha Swing Saturdays, swing dancing lessons, 8-11 p.m. Saturdays, Aloha Activity Center, 725 Kapi'olani Blvd., No. C101; $5; 780-4641, www.hawaiijitterbugs.org.
√ Swing Ong King, swing dancing lessons, 8-11 p.m. Thursdays, Ong King Arts Center; $5; 282-0053, www.hawaiijitterbugs.org.
√ Art is Music Festival, with the Ron Artis family, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, Haleiwa Food Court, across from McDonald's; free; 637-1211.
√ Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association: Saturday Ball Dance, 6:30-9:45 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 6, Ala Wai Golf Course clubhouse, $5; Friday Ohana Night General Dance, 6:30-9:45 p.m. Sept. 21, Ala Wai Golf Course clubhouse, $3; Saturday Social Dance, 7-10 p.m. Sept. 8 and 22, Moanalua Elementary School, donations accepted; 222-7851, 848-7789.
√ Royal Hawaiian Band, 12 p.m. Saturday, Pearlridge Center; 9:45 a.m. Royal Mausoleum and 3 p.m. Sunday, Kapi'olani Park; 12-1 p.m. Fridays, 'Iolani Palace grounds; free. 922-5331.
√ Kuhio Beach torch-lighting and hula show, 6:30 p.m. daily except Mondays, Kuhio Beach hula mound; free. 843-8002.
√ Planet Fun's "Catch A Rising Star": kids-only singing competition, 7 p.m. Fridays, Planet Fun, The Kunia Shopping Center; free, www.planetfunusa.com.
√ Kaimuki Public Library: storytime with crafts, 10:30-11 a.m. Thursdays through December; free. 733-8422.
√ Pearl City Public Library: storytime, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 12; puzzletime storytime, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays through Dec. 13; free; 453-6566.
√ Wahiawa Public Library: storytime with crafts, 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 28; free; 622-6345.
√ Things Japanese Sale, with Japanese clothing, dish sets, collectibles and antiques; 10 a.m.4 p.m. today-Saturday; Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i; free; 945-7633.
Box Car Racing, for adults and children, 12-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 2-6 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m.1 p.m. Sundays, plus major school holidays, American Box Car Racing International, Kunia; $7*. 947-3393, www.boxcarracing.org.
Polo in Paradise, Hawaii Polo Club meets various competitors, with food and entertainment, gates open 11 a.m., game at 2 p.m. Sundays through September, Mokule'ia Polo Fields; $8*. 637-8401.
√ Native American Indian Drum Circle, with singing, drumming and dancing; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays; Kapi'olani Park (look for the tepee); free; 677-1729.
Moonlight Mondays, for nightlife industry workers, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Mondays, Aiea Bowling Complex; $25. 778-8888.
√ 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.
√ Go (Asian board game) lessons, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, Palolo Hongwanji Buddhist Temple; free. 596-8590, 833-5554.
Ravenchase Adventures: "The Great Waikiki Treasure Hunt," scavenger hunt, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily, International Market Place, second floor; $25 kama'aina, $35 general; 203-8963, 888-588-8862.
TOURS & ATTRACTIONS
Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens: keiki-focused guided walking tour, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily (1 p.m. Sundays only); $14.50*. 239-6775, www.fonggarden.com.
√ Aloha Friday King's Jubilee, with flag ceremony, precision rifle drill and musical revue, followed by fireworks display, 7 p.m. Fridays, Hilton Hawaiian Village; free. 949-4321, ext. 77881.
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.
'Iolani Palace Grand Tours, 1 1/2-hour tour of 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 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; $10* ($8* kama'aina). 531-0481.
Mission Houses Museum Walking Tours, with Nanette N. Napoleon, 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., every second Saturday of the month; $15* ($10* kama'aina). 531-0481, ext. 707.
√ Sing-along, Hawaiian music, hymns and oldies, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Continental Surf Hotel; free; 947-9993, 554-3738.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
√ 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.