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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2010

Ongoing events

Advertiser Staff

The 4 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.

FAMILY

"CIRCUS! SCIENCE UNDER THE BIG TOP," exhibit exploring the science behind the circus; with hands-on activities, dress-up, and more; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, through May 2; Bishop Museum, Castle Memorial Building; $17.95 general, $14.95 seniors and ages 4-12 (kamaāina and military discounts available); 847-3511, www.bishopmuseum.org.

COMEDY

HAWAII COMEDY THEATER, Comedy Polynesia, featuring Bo Irvine, Kento-San, Michael Staats and Chief Sielu, 8 p.m., $25*; Sharkey's Comedy Club, featuring Michael Vasquez, Shawn Felipe, Arthur Wayne and Kenny Johnson, 9:30 p.m., $15*; Wednesdays and Saturdays; Sheraton Princess Kaiulani hotel; 531-4242.

IMPROV COMEDY, by Laughtrack Theater Company; 8 and 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; Laughtrack Theater, 1123 Bethel St.; 21 and older; $5*; 384-3362.

SHOWROOMS

"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; Ainahau Showroom, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani hotel; $124 premium dinner, $78* standard dinner, $45* cocktails only (kamaāina $93*, $58.50*, $36*); 922-5811.

"MAGIC OF POLYNESIA," featuring illusionist John Hirokawa; 8 p.m. daily (seating at 7:30 p.m.); Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber hotel; deluxe dinner, $139, regular dinner $85, show only $52.50* (kamaāina $110*, $67*, $42*); 971-4321.

SOCIETY OF SEVEN LAS VEGAS, Society of Seven spinoff group, with comedian Andy Bumatai as the opening act; 6 p.m. dinner, 8:30 p.m. show Wednesdays-Saturdays, through March 6; Main Showroom, Outrigger Waikiki Hotel on the Beach; $43* (drinks not included); 923-7469.

AT THE MALLS

4 ALA MOANA CENTER, Centerstage: Hawaii State Ballet, 7-7:45 p.m. today; Chinese New Year event, 12-4 p.m. tomorrow; Hawaii Wushu Center martial arts presentation, 12-12:45 p.m. Sunday; Royal Hawaiian Band, 2-2:45 p.m. Wednesday. Ongoing: keiki hula show; 10-11 a.m. Sundays; free; 955-9517.

4 ALOHA TOWER MARKETPLACE: ukulele demonstrations and lessons with Gordon Mark, 12:30-1:30 p.m. March 4; free; 566-2337.

4 HAWAII KAI TOWNE CENTER: farmers market, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays; Luk Tung Kuen movement class, 8-9 a.m. Wednesdays; free; 396-0766.

4 KAHALA MALL, Center Court: VEX Robotics Tournament, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow, and The Bella Project Dress Drive by Shasa Emporium, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Hawaii Blood Bank blood drive, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, and Chinese New Year celebration, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Toddler Time with Whole Foods Market, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Ongoing: Baby Boot Camp, 8:45-9:45 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays (Theatre Wing); Luk Tung Kuen Movement Class, 8-9 a.m. Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays; Walk Safe, 7-8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Kahala Chess, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, also, Scrabble Club, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; free; www.kahalamallcenter.com.

4 PEARLRIDGE CENTER, UPTOWN (free events unless noted): Appearance by the 56th Cherry Blossom queen and contestants, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; Hookahi Sunday Afternoons (Downtown Center Court) with Pineapple Squeeze, 1-2 p.m., and Hālau Hula O Leilehua, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Mokichi Okada Association Hawaii Healthy Wellness Activities, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Monday; Senior Citizen Information Display, 9 a.m.-noon Thursday. Ongoing: Junior Keiki Tuesday and chess lessons, 10:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays; free; 488-0981.

4 WARD WAREHOUSE: line dance classes, 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays; hula classes, 5-7 p.m. Thursdays; free; www.wardcentre.com.

4 WINDWARD MALL: (free events unless noted): Hawaii Independent Cruise Night, 6-10 p.m. tomorrow; St. Francis Hospice Bereavement Support Group, 9 a.m. Wednesday. Ongoing: Luk Tung Kuen Movement Classes, 6 a.m. Mondays-Fridays; free; 235-1143, www.windwardmall.com.

MUSIC & DANCE

4 ROYAL HAWAIIAN BAND: noon today, Iolani Palace; 2 p.m. Sunday, Kapiolani Park Bandstand; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Ala Moana Centerstage; free; 922-5331.

4 INTERNATIONAL MARKET PLACE FOOD COURT: Leo Nahenahe Singers, 6:30-8:30 today; Hālau Na Pua Mai Kalani, 6:30-8:30 p.m. tomorrow; Greg and Junko MacDonald, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays; Voyage Through Polynesia, 8-8:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 7-7:45 p.m. Thursdays; free; 971-2080.

4 RECREATIONAL INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING, 7-9 p.m. Sundays; Mōiliili Community Center; $4; 941-6453.

4 ART IS MUSIC FESTIVAL, with the Ron Artis family, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, Haleiwa Food Court, across from McDonald's; free; 637-1211.

4 HAWAII BALLROOM DANCE ASSOCIATION: HBDA Friday Ohana Night General Dance, 6:30-9:45 p.m. tomorrow, Ala Wai Golf Course clubhouse, $3; Saturday Social Dance, 7-10 p.m. Feb. 27, Āliamanu Middle School cafeteria, donations accepted; 222-7851, 848-7789.

4 KŪHIŌ BEACH TORCH-LIGHTING AND HULA SHOW; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; Kūhiō Beach hula mound; free; 843-8002.

4 NATIVE BOOKS/NĀ MEA HAWAI'I, WARD WAREHOUSE: beginning adult ukulele classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays; Na Mele Nei, 1-3 p.m. Sundays; 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; 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.

4 DEREK DANIELS' ISLANDS OF ALOHA, hula show; 7-7:45 p.m.; Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; Waikiki Town Center; free; 922-2724.

4 SWING DANCE CLUB OF HAWAII, swing, two-step, hustle, foxtrot, country and more; 8:30-10:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Dream to Dance Studio; $5; 255-6095.

4 SWING ONG KING, lindy, balboa and charleston, presented by Hawaii Jitterbugs; 8-11 p.m. Thursdays, Ong King Arts Center; $5; 282-0053, www.pecking.org.

4 SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCING, for beginners; 7-8:30 p.m. every first and third Friday of the month; Unity Church of Hawaii, Room 201; love offering; 735-4436, www.unityhawaii.org.

4 HOT SALSA SOCIAL, Latin music, dance till you drop with light pūpū and no alcohol; 8:30-11:45 p.m. Fridays; The Dance Space; $5*; 256-7556, www.hawaiisalsa.com.

FAMILY TIES

4 CHILDREN'S STORYTIME, with storytelling, finger plays and crafts; 10:30-11 a.m. Sundays, through May 2 (except, March 28 and April 4); Kaimukī Public Library; free; 733-8422.

4 STORY AND CRAFT TIME; 11 a.m. Tuesdays; Barnes & Noble, Kahala; free; 737-3323.

4 KEIKI STORYTIME; 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Borders, Ward Centre; free; 591-8995.

4 PLAY MORNINGS, independent play times; 10 a.m. Thursdays; Kapolei Public Library; ages 2-5, with parent; free; 693-7050.

4 SATURDAY STORYTIME; 10:30 a.m. Saturdays; Hawaii State Library, Edna Allyn Children's Room; ages 3 and older, with parent; free; 586-3510.

4 STORYTIME; 11 a.m. Saturdays; Barnes & Noble, Kahala; all ages; free; 737-3323.

ETC.

BOX CAR RACING, FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN; 2-6 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and most holidays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, plus major school holidays; American Box Car Racing International, Kunia; 94-640 Kupuohi St., Waipahu; $7*; 947-3393, www.boxcarracing.org.

NĀ HANA NOEAU arts and crafts demonstration; 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays; Bishop Museum, Hawaiian Hall, atrium lobby; $15.95* general, $7.50* kamaāina; 847-3511.

4 YOUTH SPEAKS HAWAII, slam poetry workshops for ages 13-19; 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays; The ARTS at Marks Garage, Chinatown; free; 387-9664.

4 CRIBBAGE LESSONS, with Fred White; 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays; Honolulu Design Center, Ice Bar; free; 956-1250.

"THE SKY TONIGHT," lecture at the Bishop Museum planetarium, exploring the seasonal Hawaiian skies and viewing on the rooftop deck through the observatory's telescope; 8 p.m. every first and third Friday of the month; $6*; reservations: 848-4168.

4 LAUHALA WEAVING DEMONSTRATION; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every first Saturday of the month; Mission Houses Museum; free; 531-0481, ext. 714.

WAIKIKI LŪAU ON THE LAGOON, with live music, games and activities, dancing, lūau menu favorites, in conjunction with Tihati Productions; 5:15 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays; Hilton Hawaiian Village, The Great Lawn; $95* (kamaāina and military $80.75*); 949-4321, ext. 29.

4 GO/BADUK/WEIQI, casual games, free lessons, all levels, Hikaruno Go fans welcome; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays; Satura Cakes, Ward Centre; free; 833-2540.

STAR OF HONOLULU WHALE WATCH CRUISE, 2›-hour cruise, with educational and fun activities; 12-2:30 p.m. daily through May 15; Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8; $40* adult, $24* child, kamaāina discount available, also 1 child ticket free per paid adult; 983-7827, www.starofhonolulu.com.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS

FARMERS' MARKET, several fresh produce stands and a variety of other booths; 4-9 p.m. Fridays; King's Village Shopping Center; free; 237-6340.

4 SUNSET COUNTRY MARKET, sponsored by North Shore Country Market; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays; Sunset Beach Elementary School; free; 237-8248.

4 HELE MAI KAHALU'U, the Market Place Bazaar under the rubber tree, with fresh produce, plants, arts, crafts, food, live parrot petting zoo and more; 10 a.m.-2 p.m., every first Saturday of the month; Windward Baptist Church; free; 258-8798.

4 WAIMĀNALO COUNTRY MARKET AND CRAFTS FAIR, plus clothes, jewelry and plants; 9 a.m.-4 p.m Sundays; Waimānalo Homestead Community Center; free; 259-5349.

4 WARD CENTERS FARMERS MARKET, operated by Mahiku Farms, with vegetables, fruits, homemade and baked goods and more; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays; Ward Warehouse, parking lot; free; www.wardcenters.com.

TOURS & ATTRACTIONS

4 ALOHA FRIDAY KING'S JUBILEE, 6:45 p.m. with flag ceremony, precision rifle drill and musical revue ($25, poolside seating), followed by fireworks display (free), 8 p.m. Fridays, Hilton Hawaiian Village; free; 949-4321, ext. 77881.

CHINATOWN HISTORIC AND CULTURAL WALKING TOUR, 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/Capital 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; Waikīkī Aquarium; $20*; 923-9741.

4 HAWAI'I THEATRE TOURS, one-hour guided tour, every Tuesday; 11 a.m.; Hawaii Theatre; $5; 528-0506.

HAWAIIAN RAILWAY HISTORIC TRAIN RIDES; 1 and 3 p.m. Sundays; 91-1001 Renton Road, Ewa; narrated, 90-minute roundtrip to Kahe Point; $10*; 681-5461.

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 TOUR, 1›-hour tour of galleries and barracks, every 30 minutes; 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; $20* ($15* kamaāina). Galleries tour only: $12*; 522-0832.

MISSION HOUSES MUSEUM TOURS; 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; $10* ($8* kamaāina); 531-0481.

PINEAPPLE EXPRESS TRAIN TOUR, 20-minute tour; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Dole Plantation; 64-1550 Kamehameha Highway, Wahiawā; $7.50*; 621-8408.

SENATOR FONG'S PLANTATION AND GARDENS; open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily, tours at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily; 47-285 Pūlama Road; $14.50*; 239-6775.

OLA NĀ MOOLELO SERIES, Hawaiian history storytelling; 1 p.m. daily; Bishop Museum; free with museum admission of $15.95* general, $7.50* kama'āina; 847-3511.

HONOLULU GHOST TOUR, through Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown, with Steve Fredrick; 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays; call for location; intended for adults; $25, reservations required; 395-0674.

HONOLULU CITY HAUNTS, walking tour; 7:30-10:30 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays; starts at Iolani Palace; ages 7 and older; $27*; 524-4944, www.oahughosttours.com.

ORBS OF OAHU DRIVING TOUR, night driving tour to famous haunted sites; 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, Fridays; call for location; ages 10 and older; $47*; 524-4944, www.oahughosttours.com.

SACRED SPIRITS DAY-TIME CULTURAL TOUR, visit heiau and hiking trails; 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; call for location; ages 7 and older; $49*; 524-4944, www.oahughosttours.com.

4 NORTH SHORE SURF AND CULTURAL MUSEUM, vintage surfboard collection, photos, videos and more; 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Mondays; North Shore Marketplace; free; 637-8888.