JANUARY COMMUNITY CALENDAR
NATALIE COLE NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT
Sat Dec 31 – 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
“Unforgettable” New Year’s Eve as the
incomparable Natalie Cole performs at the Coral Ballroom, Hawaii Hilton Village,
Waikiki. Call 947-7877.
HOU 2006 CONCERT
Sat Dec 31 – 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Makaha Sons, Kapena, Robi Kahakalau, The Opihi Pickers, Herb Ohta, Jr. and
Kanilau at the Sheraton Waikiki Ballroom, Adults $225, Children 5-12 $135, will
include admission to the concert, a buffet dinner, two drinks (call brands,
beer, wine or soft drinks), unlimited juice and soft drinks for children and
party favors. Call 921-4600.
OF THE DOG HATSUMODE 2006 CELEBRATION
Jan 1 – Between Midnight and 5 p.m.
Celebrate Hatsumode 2006 at Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha
– Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu and embrace the spirit of the Japanese with a
traditional New Years blessing. Admission is free. Lots of street parking from
Midnight – 9a.m. Parking on 1/1 from 9 a.m. to – 3 p.m. will be at Damien
School on Houghtailing St. Free Shuttle runs continuously between 9 a.m. to –
3 p.m. Call Bob 383-9383.
MELE NEI 1 PM SUNDAY CONCERTS
The Music of Hawaii Today showcases a variety of
Island music at 1 p.m. on Sundays at the Ward Warehouse Stage which is located
at 1050 Ala Moana Blvd (below the Spaghetti factory) Free. Call 536-0609.
THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY IN HAWAII
Jan 1 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
one of Hawaii’s most beloved queens with a royal birthday celebration at the
Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach with presentation by the Bishop Museum about her
life; a choral and hula presentation by the young women of St. Andrew’s
Priory; a school founded by Queen Emma; display of artifacts from her era; a
royal musical tribute; and an afternoon Queen Emma Tea. Call Ethan at 921-973.
Wed from Jan 4 – 7:30 p.m.
and radio personality Augie Tulba — the only comedian, locally and nationally,
to sell out Hawaii Theatre — now has a weekly performance in the Sheraton
Waikiki’s Esprit Lounge. Call Dining Desk at 921-4600.
Jan 6 – Late night
are an above average shower, with up to 40 meteors per hour at their peak. The
shower will peak this year on Jan. 3, but some meteors will be visible from Dec.
28 – Jan. 7. Best viewing will be after midnight on the morning of the 4th.
SYMPHONY - GREAT COMPOSERS
Sat & Sun Jan 6, 7 & 8 – Fri at 7 p.m., Sat at 8 p.m., Sun at 4 p.m.
Honolulu Symphony presents a special tribute concert to the victims of the Ehime
Maru with the world premiere of Donald Reid Womack’s work for shakuhachi, koto
and orchestra. Call 792-2000.
GAMBLE AND HIS PUPPETS
Jan 7 – 7 p.m.
the UHM Kennedy Theatre stage, puppeteer Jim Gamble performs with his band of
engaging marionettes. For all ages. Call 956-7655.
BRIAN EVANS - LIVE IN HAWAII
opening act for Jay Leno’s Las Vegas performances, Brian Evans is a unique
individual with a style that would make Frank Sinatra proud. At the Diamond Head
Theatre. Visit www.brianevansonline.com for tickets and
SESAME STREET PRESENTS:
Sat Jan 7
Street Presents: The Body, an amazing new educational attraction featuring Elmo,
Oscar, Grover, and the rest of the Sesame Street friends. This new, interactive
exhibition teaches children how their bodies work and how to keep them healthy
as they hop, jump, run and dance. Bishop Museum. Call 847-3511.
KAMA‘AINA DAY AT ‘IOLANI PALACE
Jan 8 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
official residence of King Kalakaua and Queen Lili‘uokalani, is open for
docent-guided tours (no children under age 5) from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call
YEAR’S OHANA FESTIVAL
Sun Jan 8 – Daytime
and ring in the New Year with the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (JCCH) at
its biggest celebration of the year, the New Year’s Ohana Festival. To
celebrate the Year of the Dog, JCCH will showcase Japanese and multicultural
cuisine and entertainment. 2454 S. Beretania St. Call 945-7633.
OPEN IN HAWAII
Mon thru Sun Jan 9 to 15 – Days
of Hawaii Charities event, that is the first full field event of the 2006 PGA
TOUR. It takes place on at the Waialae Country Club, Kahala. Daily Tickets $10
during competition. Call 523-7888.
Fri Jan 13 – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
a few steps with the Oahu Line Dancers’ monthly performance of Country, Latin
and Contemporary style of line dancing with a segment of audience participation.
Aloha Tower Marketplace. Call 566-2337.
Jan 14 – Doors open at 6 p.m.
return of tribute band Led Zepplica to the Pipeline Café, 805 Pohukaina St., Honolulu.
ACADEMY OF ARTS’ STARLIGHT BALL
Jan 14 – 7 to 11 p.m.
black-tie affair is the inaugural social event of 2006. Dance by the light of
the moon and dine on delectable edibles in a world-class art setting. Tickets:
$75. Honolulu Academy of Arts. Call 532-8700.
thru Sat, Jan 12 thru Feb 12 – Call for times.
produced by Kumu Kahua in 1999 at McKinley High School, Ulua comes to Kumu’s intimate stage for the first time. 46
Merchant St., downtown Honolulu. Call 536-4441.
Jan 21 – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
on Maunakea Street in Chinatown to kick off the coming of the Chinese New Year,
the Year of the Monkey. At 4:30 p.m. a parade will start from the State Capitol
Grounds onto Hotel St. and end at River St. Stage entertainment will be on
ISLAND ARTS FEST. 2006
& Sun, Jan 21 & 22 – Daytime
annual Pacific Island Arts Festival is held at Kapiolani Park, directly across
from the Honolulu Zoo. Admission is free and the event features the art and
handcrafted products of 100 fine artists and handcraft artisans, entertainment
and food. Call 696-6717.
thru Sun, Jan 23 thru 29 – Days
PGA Champions Tour Full-Field Event with 81 professionals. The site: The Palmer
Course, par-72 7,088 yards, Turtle Bay Resort, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii. Call
479-3548 or visit www. ticketmaster.com.
ON THE PATH HIKE: MAKAPUU
Jan 28 – Show up at 4:30 p.m., hike begins at 4:45 p.m.
volunteer from the Hawaiian Humane Society leads the hike. This month’s hike
is the 9th annual Makapuu Lighthouse evening hike. Bring a dog on a lease, a
picnic lunch and don’t forget your flashlight. Directions: Kalanianaole Hwy.
to Makapuu. Park on the side of the road. Call 356-2217.
LA HANAU KA MO‘I LUANLILO LU‘AU
Jan 28 – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
traditional Hawaiian Luau honoring King William Charles Lunalilo’s 171st
birthday will be conducted on the grounds of Lunalilo Home in Hawaii Kai. The
event will feature top local entertainers including Keawe Lopes, Tony
Conjugacion and Melveen Leed. The menu includes Kalua Puaa, lomi salmon, chicken
long rice, squid Luau, poke fish, raw crab, opihi, sweet potato, and poi. $30.
For reservations, contact: Lunalilo Home at 395-1000.
21ST ANNUAL ALA WAI CHALLENGE
Jan 29 - 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
event includes outrigger canoe racing and ancient Hawaiian land sport games. The
event is free to visitors, and is located at the Ala Wai Neighborhood Park. The
park is located across the Ala Wai Canal from Waikiki. There are also a variety
of crafters, food booths, and family activities. Free. RECOMMENDED.
SERIES – “LUNASA”
Jan 31 – 7:30 p.m.
Globally popular Irish acoustic
band. Described as “aggressively infectious.” BYU-Hawaii, McKay Auditorium.
For more information call 293-3579.