Archive for "Oahu"

Willie K

Oahu

Tuesday, January 15: 
Willie K. 
Willie K is a Maui based performer whose performances span genres and age, playing anything from blues, jazz, to traditional Hawaiian music. Doors open at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively; show times are at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Seating is first come first served, no reserved seating. $10 minimum food or beverage purchase required per guest (not included in ticket price). For tickets and information call (808) 777-4890 or visit www.bluenotehawaii.com.

New Year’s `Ohana Festival

Oahu

Sunday, January 13: 
New Year’s `Ohana Festival.
  Celebrate the Year of the Boar. Enjoy entertainment, food booths, keiki games, kimono dressing, craft fair, cultural demonstrations, and much more. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available at the UH parking structure with complimentary shuttle service to and from the festival. Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai`i, 2454 South Beretania St., Honolulu.  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For information call (808) 945-7633 or visit www.jcch.com.

Second Saturdays at Hawai`i State Art Museum

Oahu

Saturday, January 12: 
Second Saturdays at Hawai`i State Art Museum.
  Free hands-on art activities for all ages are hosted in the first floor Multipurpose Room. All materials are provided. Hawai`i State Art Museum, 250 South Hotel St., Honolulu. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or while supplies last.  For information call (808) 589-9959 or visit www.sfca.hawaii.gov.

Classical Mystery Tour

Oahu

Saturday & Sunday, January 12 & 13: 
Classical Mystery Tour. 
Classical Mystery Tour is more than just a rock concert. Imagine The Beatles playing in concert with a symphony orchestra. Hear “Penny Lane” with a live trumpet section; experience the beauty of “Yesterday” with an acoustic guitar and string quartet; enjoy the rock/classical blend on the hard edged “I Am the Walrus”. From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles like you’ve never heard them.  Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., Honolulu.  Two performances. Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 380-7724 or visit www.hawaiisymphonyorchestra.org.

Oahu Fringe Festival

Oahu

Thursday – Sunday, January 10 – 13: 
Oahu Fringe Festival. 
Held in various venues in the arts district of Chinatown Honolulu, the Fringe features performances in a variety of genres. This year’s festival includes dance, theatre, music, shadow puppetry and even an augmented reality circus act, plus art brought to you by a diverse range of artists from near and far. Have a great time of fringey fun. The Arts at Marks Garage, 1159 Nu`uanu Ave., Honolulu. For tickets, venues, and information call (808) 721-6942 or visit www.oahufringe.com/fringe-2019. 

Amadeus

Oahu

Thursday & Friday, January 10 & 11: 
Experience the multi-Academy Award® winning 1984 motion picture, Amadeus on a vast HD screen while Mozart’s most celebrated works are performed live in-sync by Hawai`i Symphony Orchestra and the Oahu Choral Society.
  Winner of 8 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Milos Foreman’s sumptuous Amadeus is an aural and visual treat for all the senses. Adapted from Peter Shaffer’s original stage play, Amadeus the motion picture, stays true to its origins highlighting the contrast between, as Shaffer himself described, “the sublimity of his [Mozart] music and the vulgar buffoonery of his letters” which, “read like something written by an eight-year-old.”  “Amadeus weaves a beautiful, tragic fable, enchanting to children and adults alike. It has gore, a pact with God, celebrity, a masked stranger, murder and some of the best music ever written. What other film offers half as much?” (The Guardian). Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., Honolulu.  7:30 p.m. both nights. For tickets and information call (808) 380-7724 or visit www.hawaiisymphonyorchestra.org.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Oahu

Tuesday & Wednesday, January 8 & 9: 
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
  Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s music is a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing, and Dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture. Since their formation in the early 90s in Ventura, California, the band has toured virtually nonstop, performing on average over 150 shows a year, and has produced a sizable catalog of recorded music. The band’s original horn-infused music and legendary high-energy show introduces the genre to a new and younger generation while remaining cognizant and respectful of swing music’s rich legacy.   Blue Note Hawai`i, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu.  6:30 both nights. For tickets and information call (808) 777-4890 or visit www.bluenotehawaii.com.

O Nā Lani Sunset Stories

Oahu

Nightly: 
O Nā Lani Sunset Stories.
  From Queen Emma to Don Ho, experience the stories of an icon. Gather at the International Market Place on Kalakaua Avenue just after sundown for the ceremonial lighting of the Lamaku Torch Tower. Then be immersed in an unforgettable storytelling performance told through Hawaiian and Polynesian song and dance. Honoring the beloved Queen Emma, the nightly show highlights the stories, traditions and culture of this special gathering place. International Market Place, 2330 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu.  Sunset. Free admission. For information visit www.shopinternationalmarketplace.com.

Hatsumode 2019

Oahu

Wednesday, January 1: 
Hatsumode 2019. 
For the Japanese community, New Year’s is the most important of all cultural holidays when millions of people visit a shrine on New Year’s Day.  Embrace the spirit of the Japanese in Hawai`i and be blessed for the New Year, get your head bitten by a Japanese Shishi Lion for good luck, be invigorated by taiko drums and partake of ozoni mochi soup. An event that is culturally exciting and spiritually enriching.  Hawai`i Kotohira Jinsha-Hawai`i Dazaifu Tenmangu, 1239 Olomea St., Honolulu. Midnight to 5 p.m. Parking is available with free shuttle at Damien Memorial School, 1401 Houghtailing St., Honolulu. Shuttle runs continuously between midnight to 3:30 a.m., and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call (808) 841-4755 or visit www.e-shrine.org.

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Oahu

Monday, December 31:
New Year’s Eve Celebration.
  Bring in the New Year with this annual party that includes entertainment like carnival rides, food trucks, beer garden and a lot of magnificent firework displays. Kaka`ako Waterfront Park, 102 Ohe St., Honolulu.  6 p.m.