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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, December 21, 2007

Ongoing events

Advertiser Staff

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.

Editor's note: Some venues will be closed on Christmas and New Year's Day. Call the venue for details.


"Honolulu City Lights," the city's holiday spectacle, with displays around Honolulu Hale, Christmas trees in the courtyard, wreath display in Lane Gallery, and lights through the Downtown corridor; daily through Jan. 1; free.

The Santa Cruise, take a short detour to view Honolulu lights and decorations; 5:15 p.m. daily through Tuesday; Navatek I, Pier 6; $75*; 973-1311.


Ala Moana Center: Ellen Masaki's School of Music, 8-9 p.m. Dec. 21; John Cruz, 12-12:45 p.m., and Halau 'Olapakuikala'i 'o Hokuaulani, 2-2:45 p.m. Dec. 22. Ongoing: "The Christmas Gift of Aloha" musical performance, 6 p.m. today-Sunday; Santa's Menehune Toy Shop, from 10 a.m. today-Monday; Candy Cane Train, from 10 a.m. daily through Dec. 28; keiki hula show, 10-11 a.m. Sundays; free; 955-9517.

Pearlridge Center, Uptown: Na Hula O Kaleiokapunalani, 7-8 p.m. Dec. 21; Performing Artist Academy, 5-6 p.m., and Hawaii Music Works, 7-8 p.m. Dec. 22; Sabrina Starr Studio/ W Performing Arts presentation of "The Nutcracker," 3-4 p.m., and Rosalie Woodson Dance Academy, 5-6 p.m. Dec. 23; Kama'aina Kids, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Dec. 27. Ongoing: Pearlridge Express, daily during mall hours through Jan. 1; photos with Santa (for a fee), daily during mall hours through Monday; Keiki Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesdays; Junior Keiki Tuesday and chess lessons, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays; Baba Alimoot and friends (strolling Uptown and Downtown), 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fridays; Kaipo Asing and Ohana (strolling Uptown and Downtown), 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays; free; 488-0981.

Windward Mall: Halau Hula mai ka Pu'uwai a ka Mana'o, 1-2 p.m. Dec. 23. Ongoing: photos with Santa (for a fee), from 10 a.m. Fridays-Sundays and from 11 a.m. Mondays-Thursdays; free; www.windwardmall.com.

Aloha Tower Marketplace: 'ukulele lessons with Shane Konno, 2:30-3 p.m. Saturdays; Star of Honolulu welcome hula show, 4:30-5:30 p.m. daily; free; 566-2337.


"Merry Christmas, Roberta (A Chinatown Story)," a married couple, owners of a Chinatown convenience store, notice some grocery items are missing, and it looks like their 9-year-old daughter has been giving food to a homeless person on her way to school, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 6, Yellow Brick Studio, 625 Keawe St.; $15*; 550-8457, www.honoluluboxoffice.com.

"The Very Best of Christmas Talk Story," a Honolulu Theatre for Youth compilation of holiday reflections by local writers, 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 22, Tenney Theatre, St. Andrew's Cathedral; $16*; 839-9885, www.htyweb.org.


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.


"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, dinner check-in 5:30 p.m., seating at 6 p.m., cocktail check-in 6:45 p.m., seating at 7 p.m., 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. 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; dinner seating 6:45 p.m.; cocktail seating 8:45 p.m., show at 9 p.m. daily except Wednesdays; Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, Ainahau Showroom; deluxe dinner $99, standard $75 adult and $56 children 3-11; show only, $45 adults, $30 children; 923-1245.


International Market Place food court: My Hawaiian Christmas Show, 8:30-9:15 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; Greg and Junko MacDonald, 7-9 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays; Voyage Through Polynesia, 8:30-9:15 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; free; 971-2080.

Recreational International Folk Dancing, 7-9 p.m. Sundays; Mo'ili'ili Community Center; $3; 941-6453.

Hula classes, all ages and skill levels; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saturdays; Aloha Activity Center, 725 Kapi'olani Blvd.; $10; 677-7341.

Na Leo Lani Chorus, Hawai'i chapter of Sweet Adelines International, invites the public and prospective members women, 16 and older to its rehearsals; 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Saint Francis School auditorium, Manoa; free; 440-4607, www.sweetadelineshawaii.org.

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, Hale'iwa Food Court, across from McDonald's; free; 637-1211.

Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association: Saturday Ball Dance, 6:30-9:45 p.m. Jan. 5, Ala Wai Golf Course clubhouse, $5; Friday Ohana Night General Dance, 6:30-9:45 p.m. today and Jan. 18, Ala Wai Golf Course clubhouse, $3; Saturday Social Dance, 7-10 p.m. Jan. 12 and 26, Aliamanu Middle School cafeteria, donations accepted; 222-7851, 848-7789.

Royal Hawaiian Band, 12 p.m. Dec. 21, 'Iolani Palace; free; 922-5331.

Kuhio Beach torch-lighting and hula show, 6-7 p.m. daily except Mondays, Kuhio Beach hula mound; free; 843-8002.

Native Books/Na Mea Hawai'i, Ward Warehouse: hula classes with Germaine Kaleolani Haili, 8:15-9 a.m. Tuesdays and 5-7 p.m. Thursdays; introduction to Hawaiian language, 8:15-9 a.m. Wednesdays; beginning adult 'ukulele classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays; Aupuni Art Place: make-and-take workshops with Michiko West, 12-4 p.m. Saturdays; feather workshops, 5:30-9 p.m. Mondays; nominal fee for materials; 597-8971.


Keiki Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Borders, Ward Centre; free; 591-8995.

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.

Waialua Public Library: storytime with crafts, 10 a.m. Saturdays through Dec. 29; free; 637-8286.


Tinkered & Toyed 2007, works displayed and sold by more than 40 local artists; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 21; 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.

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.


Hawai'i Craftsmen Holiday Sale, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 29; The ARTS at Marks Garage; free; 521-3282.

Sunset 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.


Whale Watch Lunch Cruise, for those in search of humpback whales with commentary; 12 p.m. daily through April 6; Navatek I, Pier 6; $62*; 973-1311.

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.

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.

Chinatown Museum Walking Tours, Chinatown and harbor/Capitol District, 10:30 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays, Hawaiian Chinese Multicultural Museum and Archives, Maunakea Marketplace; $10; reservations, 595-3358.

Marine Munchies, animal feeding, 4:15-6 p.m. Mondays, Waikiki Aquarium; $20*; 923-9741.

Hawai'i Theatre Docent Tours, includes a mini performance on the 1922 Robert Morton theater organ, 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Hawai'i Theatre; $5; 528-0506.

Lauhala Weaving Hui/Guild, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every first and third Saturday of the month, Mission Houses Museum; free; reservations, 531-0481, ext. 714.

Mission Houses Museum Walking Tours, with Nanette N. Napoleon, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., every second Saturday of the month; $20*; 531-0481, ext. 714.

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.

"Brain: The World Inside Your Head," exhibit exploring facts and myths of the brain, with displays and interactive activities, opening Saturday and continuing 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Jan. 20, Bishop Museum; $15.95*; 847-3511.

Pauahi: A Legacy for Hawai'i, exhibition, 3 p.m. daily, Bishop Museum; $15.95* general, $7.50* kama'aina; 847-3511.

Hawaiian Quilting Bee, 10 a.m.2 p.m. every second and fourth Saturday of the month, Mission Houses Museum; $20*; reservations, 531-0481, ext. 714. '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.

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

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

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.

Ola Na Mo'olelo series, Hawaiian history storytelling, 1 p.m. daily, Bishop Museum; free with museum admission of $15.95*, or kama'aina $7.50*; 847-3511.

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