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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, February 5, 2010

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FEB. 12, 14, 16

Richard Wagner's "Die Walkure" is the centerpiece of Hawaii Opera Theatre's 50th season. Intense, thrilling and gripping.

8 p.m. Feb. 12, 4 p.m. Feb 14, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 / Blaisdell Concert Hall / $20 for students with ID, $29, $42, $58, $85, $120 / 596-7858, www.hawaiiopera.org

FEB. 12, 13, 14

Get the object of your affection to really notice you this Valentine's Day with a singing telegram via The Sounds of Aloha barbershop quartet. They sing two songs, present a card and a silk rose.

9 a.m.-9 p.m. / $60 donation suggested / 262-2539, www.262-song.com

FEB. 13

The Mary Kawena Pukui Performing Arts Festival honors the arts of native cultures. This year's theme: "Celebrate — Song, Dance and Story."

10 a.m.-4 p.m. / Bishop Museum / $17.95 general admission, $5 kama'äina and military, free for museum members / 847-3511, www.bishopmuseum.org


Pink Martini is an eclectic little orchestra whose music has been in everything from "Hitch" to "Nip/Tuck" to "Desperate Housewives" and "The Sopranos." Check out their "Splendor in the Grass" CD.

7 p.m. / Blaisdell Concert Hall / $37.50 / 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

MARCH 26-28

The latest automobiles and vehicle trends will be showcased at the 2010 First Hawaiian Auto Show.

Noon-10 p.m. March 26, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. March 27, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 28 / Hawaii Convention Center / $7 general, $5 seniors, students, military, $4 ages 7-12, free 6-younger / www.hiautoshow.com


Reggae meets rap metal when 311 takes the stage, and it's always a party. The American rock band's ninth studio album, "Uplifter," was released last year and hit No. 3 on the Billboard 200.

8 p.m. / Pipeline Café / $35, $70 / 877-714-7668, www.groovetickets.com


Lisa Williams claims to be able to communicate with loved ones who've passed on, and she works with audience members to resolve issues and find closure. Buying a ticket doesn't guarantee a reading.

8 p.m. / Blaisdell Concert Hall / $38, $68 / 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com


Sammy Hagar, the original Red Rocker, hits town with the Wabos. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and former frontman for Van Halen will also perform on Maui April 9, so he'll have time to enjoy the Islands.

7 p.m. / Pipeline Café / $47, $90 / 877-714-7668, www.groovetickets.com

Feb. 12-March 7 "The Piano Lesson," The Actors' Group

Feb. 13 Comedian Eddie Griffin, Waikíkí Shell

Feb. 13 The Beach Boys, Blaisdell Arena

Feb. 13 2nd annual Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii, Kakaako Waterfront Park

Feb. 16 Mardi Gras Carnaval 2010, Downtown/Chinatown

March 11 Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, Waikíkí Shell, tickets on sale Saturday, www.ticketmaster.com

March 17 Tig Notaro, Pipeline Café

March 19 Nas with DJ Green Lantern, The Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace

April 23-24 Kokua Festival, Waikíkí Shell, tickets on sale Saturday