Wednesday Jan 1 – 8am
off the New Year with a hike to the pillbox at the summit of the Koko
crater. The Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club welcomes all those would
like go on this intermediate hike. For more information call 595-9023.
Thursday Jan 2 & 3 – 7:30pm
all the action and excitement as the
World Wrestling Entertainment presents two nights of professional
wrestling at the Blaisdell Arena. For tickets and more information call
Friday Jan 3 – 5:30pm
free concert featuring Second Winds, a blast from the past, with this
classic rock band at Kapiolani Park Bandstand in Waikiki. For more
information call 843-8002.
Saturday Jan 4 – 9am
Body Therapy is offering an introduction to Pilates at Kailua Fitness.
Pilates is an exercise system focused on improving flexibility and
strength for the total body without building bulk. For more information
2003 SPRINT SERIES - PEARLRIDGE 2-MILE
Sunday Jan 5 – 7am
Road Runners Club introduces this new series to give the beginning runner
a chance to progress from an introductory 2-mile race up to an 8K (5 mile)
distance early in the year. Meet at the Pearlridge Shopping Center, for
more information call Bill 395-7154 or Clint 951-1648.
CHORAL MUSIC CONCERT
Sunday Jan 5 – 4pm
an a cappella ensemble specializing in Hawaiian choral music, will pay
tribute to the music of Helen Desha Beamer at the University of Hawaii at
Manoa’s Orvis Auditorium. For more information call 536-2335.
CLUB OF HONOLULU
Thursday Jan 9 – 10am
Newcomers Club hosts a welcome Aloha Coffee at a private residence. For
reservations and more information call 944-3310.
Friday Jan 10 – 5:45pm to 10:15pm
Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources will be offering a
hunter safety course for anyone over 10 years of age. Subjects covered
will include firearms & archery safety, survival & first-aid,
wildlife identification & conservation, rules and regulations, game
care and outdoor responsibility. Classes will also be held on January 11,
17 & 18 at the Nimitz Business Center, 1130 N. Nimitz Highway. For
more information call 587-0200.
Saturday Jan 11 – 10am
non-profit self-help group offers friendship and understanding to bereaved
parents, grandparents and siblings. The group has no religious affiliation
and there is no cost. They meet at the Church of the Crossroads, 1212
University Ave. For more information call 524-4700.
EVENING WITH LIONEL RICHIE
Saturday Jan 11 – 7:30pm
Richie’s early success as The Commodores’
soulful lead singer and saxophonist to his prosperous career as a solo
artist in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Richie introduces his latest music during
a concert at the Blaisdell Arena. For more information and tickets call
MOANA PARK ARTFEST
Saturday Jan 11 & 12 – 9am to 4pm
features local fine artists and handcraft artisans, music, wonderful food.
Located at the Diamond Head end of Ala Moana Beach Park, opposite
Ala Moana Shopping Center. For information call Nancy Calhoun 696-6717.
Saturday Jan 11 & 12 – Call for times
fantastic creature-theatre performance bringing to life objects, animals
and the absurd to entertain and mystify all ages. Leeward Community
College Theatre. For more information call Barbara Donios 455-0385.
Sunday Jan 12 – 8:30am
is a moderate hike recommended for ages 13 and older. Those who are afraid
of heights should be aware that there are some steep drop-offs on this
hike. For information call 587-6220.
NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION
Sunday Jan 12 – 9am to 3pm
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (2454 S. Beretania St.) and the United
Japanese Society of Hawaii invites the public to celebrate the start of
the new year at its annual New Year’s Festival.
For information call 945-7633.
WILLIAM M. STEPHENS READ-ALOUD
Sunday Jan 12 – 2pm
local author William M. Stephens, as he reads aloud from his new mystery Reedy
& Abel at the Kaneohe Public Library, 45-829 Kamehameha Highway,
next to the Kaneohe Police Station. For information call 233-5676.
PIANIST JOHN O’CONOR
Sunday Jan 12 – 7:30pm
Honolulu Academy of Arts will present a piano recital featuring famed
Irish pianist John O’Conor during a show at the Doris Duke at the
Academy. For information call 532-8700.
OPEN IN HAWAII
Monday Jan 13 to 19 – All Day
Sony Open in Hawaii, the PGA TOUR’s first full-field event of the
season, will feature of over 140 of the world’s greatest golf
professionals playing at the Waialae Country Club. For more information
BIG BAND ORCHESTRAS
Tuesday Jan 14 – 6:30pm
Public Library will present the classic black & white film, Hawaii’s
Big Band Orchestras. Conducting this program will be Steven Fredrick,
film historian and collector of rare movies. The film will take viewers
back in time to the 1940s, to experience and hear unforgettable musical
performances by Hawaii’s Big Band Orchestras. For more information call
Wednesday Jan 15 – 10am to 3pm
a new year and people are looking for a new career. Job Quest 2003 is an
excellent opportunity for companies and job seekers to interact in an
energized, yet casual atmosphere. More than 30 companies with over 350
jobs with positions that range from entry level to executive will be on
hand at the Blaisdell Center to meet and mingle. Admission is $1. For more
information call 536-7222.
Thursday Jan 16 to 22 – Call for times
some of the biggest names in Salsa at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Hotel.
Workshops and lessons for all levels in Salsa, Cha Cha, Merengue &
Casino Rueda, featuring some of the best instructors from all over the
world. DJ’s, Live Bands, Parties, Salsa Gala Show & more! Featuring
the popular Salsa Band from Los Angeles “Johnny Planco Band”. For more
information call 285-0072 or 626-0293.
Friday Jan 17 – 8pm
Makaha Sons, recognized for their traditional Hawaiian music, will be on
stage at the Hawaii Theater to present their unique style of harmonies and
sounds. For more tickets and more information call 528-0506.
NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
Friday Jan 17 & 18 – Call for times
the Chinese New Year at the Mun Fa Cultural Plaza (Beretania Street and
Maunakea Street). Plenty of entertainment, lion dance, food booths,
pageants and more. The Chinese Cultural Plaza on Beretania Street at River
Street opens to the public and will be transformed into a festival bazaar.
For more information call Chinese Chamber of Commerce 533-3181.
Friday Jan 17 to 19 – Call for times
Gymfest is Hawaii’s leading multinational girls gymnastics competition
featuring top teams from Hawaii, the Mainland and Pacific Rim countries
such as Canada, Japan and Australia. Now in its 27th year, Aloha Gymfest
is the longest continuously held gymnastics competition in the USA. It
will be held at Kailua High School. For more information call 235-6866.
IN THE PARK
Sunday Jan 19 – 10am to 2pm
the morning in Kapiolani Park enjoying local entertainment and sampling
food from the finest hotels in the Hawaii. Entertainment will be performed
at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand and will feature Jack Shimabukuro. Food
vendors will be placed in a row on the makai side of the park parallel to
Kalakaua Avenue near Monsarrat Avenue, while the tables, brunches and
umbrellas for the public will go on the lawn near the bandstand. For more
information call 523-4665.
ALA WAI CHALLENGE
Jan 19 – 8:30am to 1:30pm
fun family event for the community, visitors and local residents. The
event benefits the Waikiki Community Center, a non-profit organization
providing human services to the Waikiki community. Participate in a day of
canoe sprint races and makahiki (Hawaiian land games) games. The event
will be held at the Ala Wai Field and Playground. For more information
call Jeff Apaka or Dave Hamil 923-1802.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. PARADE
Monday Jan 20 – 10am
the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Coalition & The City &
County of Honolulu for a parade in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The parade will start from Magic Island at Ala Moana Park and proceed to
Kapiolani Park. For information call 395-4612.
ANNUAL ALOHA STATE
Jan 20 to 25 – Call for times
Festival begins on the 20th with trail-in activities including luaus,
dancing at the special sites, and local events. Three days of Festival
Dances and workshops begin on the 23rd at the Ala Wai Golf Course
Ballrooms. They will feature nationally recognized callers and cuers.
300-400 dancers from all corners of the world are expected to attend in
full costume. For more information call the festival hotline 923-0446 or
David Lemon 456-8465.
LUANA KAKOU: MAKAHA SONS PLAY LIVE
Friday Jan 24 – 8pm
Polynesian Cultural Center will be featuring the Makaha Sons and kumu hula
Keith Wai and kumu hula Sunday Mariteragi with their halau for a Hawaiian
celebration of song and dance as the Polynesian Cultural Centers
celebrates its 40th Anniversary. For more information call 531-0244.
IWI COAST HIKE & FAMILY FISHING DAY
Saturday Jan 25 – 9:30am
Iwi Coast is one of the few places on O’ahu where you can still find
native coastal plants. Enjoy a day of hiking, fishing and a leisurely
lunch at Pele’s Chair. Bring a fishing pole if you have one.
Reservations required. For more information call Hawaii Nature Center
IN CHINATOWN FESTIVAL
Saturday Jan 25 – 9am to 11pm
event will be held on Maunakea Street in Chinatown to kick off the coming
of the Chinese New Year, (Year of the Ram). At 4:30 p.m. a parade will
start from the State Capitol Grounds onto Hotel St. and end at River St.
Entertainment and craft booths will be on Maunakea St. For more
information call 595-6417.
ANNUAL PACIFIC ISLAND ARTS FESTIVAL
Saturday Jan 25 & 26 – 9am to 4pm
festival will be held at Kapiolani Park, and features Made in Hawaii
products from over 75 artists. There will also be working demonstrations,
make-it and take-it, lei making, hula performances, foods and snacks. For
information call Nancy 696-6717.
Sunday Jan 26 – 8:30am
is a moderate hike with a steep downhill section. For more information
– ARTS & CULTURE OF ASIA
Sunday Jan 26 to Feb 1 – All Day
week-long study of the arts of Asia and the Pacific will be sponsored by
the Honolulu Academy of Arts. There will be a variety of gallery talks,
slide lectures and ethnic lunches provided everyday. Hawaii residents 55
years and older may participate at a reduced rate. For information call
Monday Jan 27 – 10:30am
new Kapolei Public Library will host a free story time program for pre-schoolers,
ages 3 and up, and their caregivers at the library located at 1015 Haumea
Street in Kapolei. For more information call 831-6881.