TRIPLE CROWN OF SURFING
surf days Now Thru Dec 20 –
world’s premier professional surfing event series, staged in the
world’s most dramatic waves during the winter months on the North Shore
of Oahu. Call 637-2299.
Dec 1-5 – Various times
By Michael Hollinger. Very funny play at Manoa Valley Theatre. Call
ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES
Dec 3-5: Fri-Sat – 10 am to
show and sale benefiting the Queen’s Medical Center Auxiliary will
feature custom-decorated trees and an exciting array of beautiful,
handmade holiday decorations. Call 591-8411.
Dec 3 – 6:30 pm
Elementary to California Avenue, North Cane Street, ends on Center Street.
Brief stop at Wahiawa Town Center for Santa’s arrival. 621-7097.
MERRY CHRISTMAS WI
TH FRIENDS AND NABORS”
TH FRIENDS AND NABORS”
thru Sun Dec 3,4,5: Fri-Sat –
by Jim Nabors, with Jimmy Borges, Karen Keawehawaii, Emma Veary, Philip
Huber and Huber Marionettes, plus guests Diamond Head Theatre Shooting
Stars, Hula Hui O Kupunahala ‘O Nu’uanu. Matt Catingub conducts the
Honolulu Symphony. At the Hawaii Theatre. Call 528-0506 for tickets.
Po Hemolele - Kamehameha Schools’ Christmas
& Sat Dec 3 & 4: Fri – 7:30 pm, Sat – 4 and 7:30 pm
Join the Kamehameha Schools in the spirit of
Christmas for Po Hemolele (O Holy Night) at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.
This free concert features the children of the Kamehameha Elementary
School, High School Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Drill Team, Hawaiian
Ensemble and the Concert Glee Club. Call 842-8495.
Dec 3-19 – Various times
Head Theater presents, Seussical the musical. This magical adventure
brings the loveable characters from Dr. Seuss to life. Fun for all ages.
Honolulu Chamber Music
Dec 4 – 7:30 pm
debut of Concertante. The stellar chamber ensemble will perform at the
intimate Orvis Auditorium on the grounds of the UH Manoa campus. Recommended. 944-2697 for tickets.
2004 KANEOHE CHRISTMAS PARADE
Dec 4 – 9 am
Marching groups, Equestrian Units, Floats and Unique Vehicles, VIPs,
Service Groups and members of the community. From Kamehameha Highway and
Haiku (in front of Windward Mall) turning left on Kaneohe Bay Drive.
honouliuli prEserve hike
Dec 4 – 8 am to 2:30 pm
hike along the Palikea trail. Moderate hike, 13 and older, sponsored by
The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii. Reservations required. Call 587-6220.
HONOLULU THEATRE FOR YOUTH Christmas
Talk Story 2004
Sat & Sun Dec 4,5-11,12-18,19:
Honolulu Theatre for Youth has teamed up with Kumu
Kahua Theatre for unique staging of 15 original stories plus holiday songs
at Tenney Theatre, St. Andrew’s Cathedral. For further information call
CHRISTMAS POPS WITH THE BROTHERS CAZIMERO
Dec 10-12: Fri – 8 pm,
holiday tradition continues with The Brothers Cazimero and the sweet
voices of Na Leo Pilimehana in this festive concert showcase with the
Honolulu Symphony Pops and Chorus. Blaisdell Concert Hall. RECOMMENDED.
Call Box Office at (808) 792-2000 or Ticketmaster at 1-877-750-4400.
Hawaii Kai Christmas boat parade
Dec 11 – 5:30 p.m.
Annual Festival of Lights open to all Oahu boat owner, Hawaii Kai Marina.
POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER KAMAAINA HOLIDAY JAM
Dec 11 – 8 pm
is offering a concert as its gift of thanks to kamaaina and guests for
their support in 2004. The show will feature popular local entertainers
BET and the Opihi Pickers. PCC’s Hale Aloha Theater, North Shore. Call
POST-SOCIETY OF SEVEN PARTY
Dec 11 – 10:30 pm
Outrigger Waikiki Main Showroom, home of the Society of Seven Las
Vegas, will rock when Outrigger Entertainment
launches a new dance party with the hit band Eight O Eight. Call 732-7733.
Cellist Matt Haimovitz
and Sat Dec 17-18 – 6 pm
up a 50 state tour, Haimovitz tours extensively around the world,
appearing with today’s greatest orchestras, conductors and chamber
musicians. This tour focuses on non classical venues around the country.
The ARTS at Marks Garage. RECOMMENDED. Call 521-9699.
BALLET HAWAII’S PRESENTS “THE NUTCRACKER”
Dec 17-19 – Various times
classic holiday treasure! Featuring international ballet guest and the
Honolulu Symphony at Blaisdell Concert Hall. Call 1-(877) 750-4400.
sonny ching and halau na mamo o puuanahulu
& Sun Dec 18-19 – 7 pm & 3 pm
hulas present “Immersed in the Bowl of Light: A Christmas Celebration”
at the Hawaii Theatre. Call 528-0506.
HONOLULU ACADEMY OF ARTS FREE SUNDAY
Dec 19 – 11 am to 5 pm
popular annual keiki holiday party features live entertainment, visits by
Santa, puppet shows, and storytelling. Light refreshments also included.
Great for kids. Call 532-8700.
Dec 21-Jan 2 – Various times
Dance, Theatre, Choreography or Performance Art? All of the above! Or is
it none of the above. Well, both are sort of right. In a way. Confused?
STOMP is a movement, of bodies, objects, sounds - even abstract ideas. But
what makes it so appealing is that the cast uses everyday objects, but in
non-traditional ways. There’s no speech, no dialogue, not even a plot.
Check it out! Hawaii Theatre. RECOMMENDED. Call 528-0506.
FOR THE HOLIDAYS”
Dec 22 – Call for times
for the Holidays is a benefit concert for Hawaii’s soldiers. Kumu Hula
Ed Collier with Halau O Na Pua Kukui, Kumu Hula Hokulani De Rego of Halau
Hula O Hokulani, and Kumu Hula Leimomi Ho with Kealiikaapunihonua Keena Ao
Hula join forces to present an evening of hula in honor of the soldiers
who are fighting for world peace. All proceeds will be donated to the
Hawaii National Guard to be distributed among the families of Hawaii’s
soldiers. Call 382-8863.
SHERATON HAWAII BOWL
- Dec 24 – 2 pm
The Sheraton Hawaii Bowl matches a team from
Conference USA University of Hawaii.. The Sheraton Hawaii Bowl will be
part of ESPN and ESPN2’s extensive bowl lineup. Aloha Stadium in
Honolulu. Call 944-2697.
27-Jan 2 – Call for times
musical will be in residence at the Blasidell Concert Hall, Frankie
Avalon, who appeared as the angel in the movie version, will star as Vince
Fontaine, the deejay. After final curtains Avalon gives a mini-concert of
his signature hits. Call 750-4400.
- Dec 28-29 — Evenings
The Friends of Iolani Palace will commemorate the
birthday of Queen Kapiolani with special evening tours of the Iolani
Palace and the Palace Grounds decorated with lanterns. Other details to be
announced. Call 522-0832 for information.
OF HONOLULU’S NEW YEAR’S EVE CRUISES
Dec 31 – Evening
Year’s Eve celebration on board the Star of Honolulu. Festivities
include a delicious dinner, cocktails, party favors, spectacular views of
the dazzling Waikiki coastline, and live music and dancing. Call 983-7827.
Dec 31 – 7 pm ‘till?
A New Year’s
Eve filled with Hawaiian Music & Hula! Featuring performances by
Hawaii’s most popular artists and hula halaus: Kanilau, Halau Na Mamo O
Ka’ala, Makaha Sons, Robi Kahakalau and a ukulele component with Herb
Ohta Jr., the Opihi Pickers and Kelly Boy DeLima with Pena Boy DeLima,
with Kapena. Sheraton Waikiki’s Hawaii Ballroom-doors open at 7 p.m.
Reservations required. Call 931-8383.