Archive for "January, 2017"

Twelfth Night


Friday & Saturday, January 28 & 29:
Twelfth Night.
  In this production, Shakespeare meets Strictly Ballroom. Illyria is a mythical, glitzy place where the inhabitants are in love with themselves and the idea of being in love. Into this world comes the shipwrecked Viola, grieving from her twin brother’s presumed death. She disguises herself as a male page in the service of Count Orsino, and is called upon to woo the Countess Olivia for her master. Alas, a comic love triangle develops as Viola falls in love with Orsino, who is madly in love with Olivia, who then falls for the “boy” who is Orsino’s messenger. The play satirizes what is and isn’t real in the world of love and superficial adoration. Set to the background of Big Band music and tangos, foxtrots and mambos. Kennedy Theatre, 1770 East-West Road, Honolulu.  7 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 956-7655 or visit

Kona Aerials Vegas Night Benefit

Big Island

Saturday, January 28:
Kona Aerials Vegas Night Benefit.
  An amazing silent auction and Vegas style games to benefit Kona Aerials. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase, and there will be a Raffle. Hale Halawai, Ali`i Dr., Kailua-Kona. 6 to 11 p.m.  Cost: $15 Donation in Advance/$20 Donation at Door. For more information, call (305) 510-3759, email or visit

Wiliwili Festival


Saturday, January 28:
Wiliwili Festival. 
Celebrate Big Island’s native lowland dry forest. This fun, family-friendly event will feature live music, educational workshops, vendors, silent auction, and tours of the Waikoloa Dry Forest Preserve. Waikoloa Stables, 68-1936 Waikoloa Rd., Waikoloa Village. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call (808) 494-2208, email or visit

Maui Chinese New Year Festival


Friday, January 28:
Maui Chinese New Year Festival.
  Bring in the year of the Rooster with fireworks and lion dancers for good luck. The event features historical displays, cultural craft and food booths, keiki activities and Chinese entertainers. Maui Mall Shopping Center, 70 E. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului.  9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Free event.  For information call (808) 870-8047 or email

Kilauea Art Night


Saturday, January 28:
Kilauea Art Night. 
Festival featuring live music, local artisans and gourmet food trucks. Historic Stone Building, Kilauea.  4 to 8 p.m.  For information call (808) 635-2572.

Hawai`i Opera Theatre (HOT) Presents Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire


Friday, Sunday, and Tuesday, January 27, 29 & 31:
Hawai`i Opera Theatre (HOT) Presents Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire.
  Set in New Orleans in the 1940s, Blanche DuBois arrives at the home of her sister, Stella, and husband, Stanley Kowalski after suffering the loss of her ancestral home and job. Skeptical of the story, Stanley grows infuriated by Blanche losing his wife’s birthright, and sets out to reveal the truth behind the circumstance. The conflict between the two unfolds with tragic and violent consequences. Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., Honolulu. Friday, 8 p.m.; Sunday 4 p.m.; Tuesday, 7 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 596-7858 or visit

The Fabulous Music of Cole Porter


Friday – Sunday, January 27 – 29:
The Fabulous Music of Cole Porter.
  Kaua`i Voices, the island’s highly popular 40+-member auditioned choral ensemble, presents an evening of songs by the incomparable Cole Porter. Ranging from swing to Broadway and spiritual to jazz, the concert repertoire features some of Porter’s well-known favorites, including Anything Goes, Too Darn Hot, You’re The Top, It’s De-Lovely, Begin the Beguine, Well, Did You Evah,  and many, many more.  St. Michael’s Church, 4364 Hardy St., Lihue.  Friday & Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m.  For tickets and information call (800) 838-3006 or visit

He Lei Hiwa No `Iolani Luahine 2017 – Hula Festival and Educational Challenge

Big Island

Friday & Saturday, January 27 & 28:
He Lei Hiwa No `Iolani Luahine 2017 – Hula Festival and Educational Challenge.
  The festival was established in 2003 with a vision to perpetuate the hula, and it also serves as a way to honor the memory of `Iolani Luahine and her contributions to the preservation of hula and Hawaiian culture. The event will include hula workshops by renowned Hawaiian Kumu Hula, Ni`ihau shell jewelry-making workshops, and more. Admission is free. Donations will be gratefully accepted to support the festival.  Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay, 77-, 78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona.  For registration, schedule and information visit For more info, email

Hawaiian Music Series


Thursday, January 27: 
Hawaiian Music Series.
  Relax under the stars and enjoy a free concert featuring local musicians. Chairs are limited and blankets, mats, and low beach chairs are welcome. The Baldwin Home Museum is located in the heart of Lahaina, on the corner of Front and Dickenson Streets, Lahaina. 6 to 7:30 p.m.  For information call (808) 661-3262 or visit

Broadway Pops Orchestra presents Bravo Broadway


Sunday, January 22:
Broadway Pops Orchestra presents Bravo Broadway.
  This program features favorites from Broadway hits through the years.  Enjoy selections from Kiss Me KatePhantom of the OperaAnnie Get Your GunWest Side StoryMusic ManMamma Mia! and more with award-winning Broadway guest artists. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. 3 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit