Archive for "January, 2015"

Free Entry to National Parks

Big Island

Tuesday, January 20:
Free Entry to National Parks. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day there will be no entry fees charged on this day at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park or Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.

Shanghai Circus


Monday & Tuesday, January 19 & 20:
Shanghai Circus. These highly skilled, rigorously trained and multitalented acrobats will enthrall you as they bend and twist with graceful movements to form living sculptures. Matched with innovative choreography, radiant lighting, enchanting scenery and powerful music, this beautifully orchestrated presentation of acrobatic skills leave the audience spellbound! Kids of all ages, from preschool to senior citizen, will enjoy these intrepid performers from China. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. Monday, 4 p.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit

Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll

Big Island

Sunday, January 18:
Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll. Ali`i Drive along scenic Kailua Bay in Kailua-Kona becomes a festive pedestrian-only walkway from 1 to 6 p.m. Enjoy music, artists, merchants and restaurants. At 4 p.m., there is a free Hawaiian music concert on the lawn at Hulihe`e Palace. Bring your own mat or chair and they will be checked for free while you stroll Ali`i Drive, Kailua Village (Kona). For information, visit

Ka Moku O Manokalanipo Pa`ani Makahiki


Saturday, January 17:
Ka Moku O Manokalanipo Pa`ani Makahiki. This event honors the traditional time of year from November through February when Lono the god of agriculture and peace ruled the land. One of the ways that Lono was honored was through friendly competition. The games will include 10 games – Haka Moa, Ulu Maika, Ihe, Moa Pahee, Pa Uma, Uma, Kukini, Pohaku Hooikaika, and Hukihuki, plus a Konane tournament. Kamaaina and Mailihini (visitors) ages 5 and above are invited to compete in multiple events. Awards will be given for 1st – 3rd in each event and division, and for overall 1st – 3rd. There will also be cultural demonstrations, community displays, a Kaua`i made craft fair and ono food. No admission fee. Kapa`a Beach Park, Kapa`a, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information call (808) 635-9028.

Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s “Suzette Who Set to Sea”


Saturdays, January 17 – February 7: Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s “Suzette Who Set to Sea”. In a small seaside village where men build boats and women do not, young Suzette longs for a life on the sea. This imaginative tale of adventure explores courage, community and the possibility that sometimes it only takes the actions of a single person to change everything. Tenney Theatre, 229 Queen Emma Square, Corner of Beretania St. and Alakea St., Honolulu. 2:30 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 839-9885 ext. 720, or visit

Maisey Rika

Big Island

Friday, January 16:
Maisey Rika. Some have described her sound as being similar to Tracey Chapman or Sade, with a splash of India Arie. Her spine tingling vocals and fusion of English and Maori (Te Reo) lyrics are capturing the hearts of soul seekers both in New Zealand and abroad. Her songs are filled with touching tales and the universal emotions of hardship, happiness, love, justice, and sorrow. The ancestral sounds of traditional Maori instruments have been used alongside energetic guitars, drums, animated horn sections, and pure string sections. Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186, Kamuela. 7 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 885-6868 or visit

Kauai Voices Sings Music of the Heart


Friday & Saturday, January 16 & 17:
Kauai Voices Sings Music of the Heart. Kauai Voices, the island’s highly popular 40-voice auditioned choral ensemble, presents a remarkable musical journey of love — good love, bad love, new love, love gained, love lost… Featuring songs from the movies — Rent, West Side Story, Chicago, The Pajama Game — and by such beloved composers as Bernstein, Sondheim, Gershwin, The Eagles, The Beatles and James Taylor. St. Michael and All Angels Church, 4364 Hardy St., Lihue. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. For tickets and information call (808) 822-0545.

Becky’s New Car


Wednesdays – Sundays, January 15 -31:
Becky’s New Car. This contemporary comedy is about love, loss, choices and what makes life worth living. It is a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken. Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage-with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night she stumbles onto an opportunity at nothing short of a new life and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn’t dare. A thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones. Manoa Valley Theatre, 2833 East Manoa Rd., Honolulu. 8 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 988-6131 or visit

New Year’s Ohana Festival


Sunday, January 11:
New Year’s Ohana Festival. This fun-filled Japanese and multicultural festival will feature food, crafts, entertainment and cultural demonstrations of the people who make up this island state. Keiki can also enjoy games and make-and-take activities throughout the day. The New Year’s Ohana Festival will be a great way for the community to come together and celebrate the Year of the Sheep in 2015. Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai`i and Mo`ili`ili Field, 2454 South Beretania St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information call (808) 945-7633 or visit

Elton John


Saturday, January 10:
Elton John. Elton John and his band return to Honolulu as part of the “All the Hits” tour. The 10-city tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his highly acclaimed remastered album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave., Honolulu. 8 p.m. For tickets and information call (877) 750-4400 or visit