ARTS AND CRAFTS
Calendar Demonstration: 11 to 11:30 a.m. tomorrow and noon to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Ben Franklin Enchanted Lake. Free. Call 261-4621.
Kadomatsu Workshop: 9 a.m. to noon Monday at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. Cost: $60; $50 for JCCH and Temari members (18 and over). Call 945-7633, ext. 29, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Year’s Party Hats Demonstration: Noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday at Ben Franklin Enchanted Lake. Create cute and festive hats using your favorite scrapbooking paper. Free. Call 261-4621.
New Year’s Card-Making Demonstrations: 2 to 2:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Ben Franklin Pearl City. Free. Call 455-1909.
Beethoven’s Ninth: 4 p.m. Sunday at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Features the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra and Oahu Choral Chorus. Free. Tickets available at the Blaisdell Center Box Office.
New Year’s Eve at The Veranda: 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Thursday at the Kahala Hotel and Resort. Featuring a jazz trio and David Swanson. Reservations required; call 739-8760.
Atlantis Navatek: Departs at 10:30 p.m. Thursday from Pier 6 at Aloha Tower and returns at 12:45 a.m. Live entertainment, dancing, appetizers, desserts, champagne and viewing of Aloha Tower’s fireworks show. Cost: $155 general admission; $180 for premium window seating (21 and over). Call 973-1311.
Star of Honolulu: New Year’s Eve cruises aboard the 1,500-passenger ship offer views of the Waikiki coastline and include dinner, champagne toast, party favors, entertainment, dancing and viewing of Aloha Tower fireworks. Departs at 10:45 p.m. Thursday at Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8. Three packages available; prices begin at $155 general admission ($125.55 for kamaaina and military). Call 983-7827 or visit www.starofhonolulu.com.
Starlet: New Year’s Eve cocktail and dance cruise aboard the 340-passenger ship kicks off with a champagne toast and offers live Hawaiian music and dancing, ending with an ocean view of the fireworks show at Aloha Tower. Departs at 10:45 p.m. Thursday at Kewalo Basin, Slip 4. Cost: $70 general admission ($52.50 for kamaaina and military); 21 and older welcome. Call (877) 742-7893.
Wet‘n’Wild Hawaii: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Wet‘n’Wild Hawaii, 400 Farrington Highway. Enjoy rides and games during the day, followed by a “Teen Dance Zone” from 4 to 6 p.m. and a fireworks display by Grucci Brothers at 6 p.m. Cost: $19.99 with clothing donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu. Call 674-9283.
Hawaiian Times Square Celebration: 7 p.m. Thursday at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Ends with a choreographed fireworks show simulcast to music over Honolulu Harbor at midnight. Enjoy waterfront dining, store specials and live entertainment. Free. Call 566-2337 or visit www.alohatower.com.
Ihilani Resort and Spa: Midnight Jan. 1 at 92-1001 Olani St., Kapolei. Resort grounds open to hotel guests only. Call 679-0079.
Waikiki: Midnight Jan. 1 along Waikiki Beach. Free. Call 923-1094.
F&M’s White Party: 8 p.m. Thursday at Apartm3nt, Century Center. All-white attire is required for entrance; dinner and bottle service reservations available. Call 955-9300.
New Year’s Eve Circus: Featuring special guest DJ Harvey, 8 p.m. Thursday at thirtyninehotel, 39 N. Hotel St. Cover: $20, includes midnight champagne toast, party favors and a balloon drop. Call 599-2552.
Twenty-Ten: Hosted by Artist Groove Network, No Way Out, Level H Promotions, Furious Styles and HPELive, 8 p.m. Thursday at Oceans808, Restaurant Row. Cover: $20, includes midnight champagne toast and party favors. Call 587-5838.
The Countdown: 9 p.m. Thursday at LEVEL4 Nightclub, Royal Hawaiian Center. Cover: $25; black and white attire requested. Call 926-4441.
Foam Party: 9 p.m. Thursday at SoHo Mixed Media Bar, 80 S. Pauahi St. No dress code; one room will remain dry throughout the evening. No cover; call 688-8813.
New Year’s Eve at the Hyatt: 9 p.m. Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort, Elegant Dive. Enjoy views of the fireworks and a digital display of the countdown to 2010. No cover; call 237-6222.
New Year’s Eve Silver & Gold Affair: Featuring DJ Shango, 9 p.m. Thursday at 4Play Nightclub, 99-016 Kamehameha Highway. Cover: $10. Call 688-6208.
Oceanfront Studio 54: 9 p.m. Thursday at RumFire and the Edge of Waikiki, Sheraton Waikiki. Cover: $45, includes ball drop and midnight fireworks display. Call (866) 716-8109.
Waiting for the Sun 2: With DJs G-Spot, Scarrd, Tide, Trancis, Errick, Rayne, Trypticon and KSM, 9 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Jan. 1 at the Warehouse, 441 Koula St. Cover: $15. Visit www.oospot.com.
Feel the Vibe: 6 p.m. to midnight Jan. 2 at Hawaiian Brian’s Billiards, 680 Kapiolani Blvd. High school students are invited to an all-ages dance party with Rusty Russ and DJ Kutmaster Spaz; the first 100 paid admissions will receive a free T-shirt from 88Tees. Cover: $10. Call 946-1343.
New Year’s at Noon: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center, 111 Ohe St. Cost: $10 general admission; $8 for kamaaina and military; $6 for seniors (with valid ID). Call 524-5437 or visit www.discoverycenterhawaii.org.
Ravenchase: The Quest for Father Time: 7 p.m. Thursday in downtown Honolulu. Take part in an “adventure race” by Ravenchase Hawaii and solve a mystery using a treasure map, gadgets and hidden clues to make your way to an after-party in time for the new year. Includes pupu buffet, open bar, champagne toast, entertainment and fireworks. Cost: $125. Call 266-0478 or 203-8963; or visit www.fathertimerace.com.
Marine Corps League’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Show and Auction: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Center Fairways Ballroom & Lanai. Features comedy by Bo Irvine, live auction, heavy pupus and dancing. Tickets: $60 general admission; $75 VIP. Call 254-7563.
Year of the Tiger Hatsumode and Blessing: midnight to 5 p.m. Jan. 1 at the Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha-Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu, 1239 Olomea St. Complimentary bowls of ozoni mochi soup well be offered from midnight to 2 a.m. and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The “Shishimai” lion dance, in which one gets his or head “bitten” for good luck, will be performed from midnight to 2 a.m. and from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 841-4755 or visit www.e-shrine.org.
New Year’s Mochitsuki Festival 2010: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Honbushin International Center, 95-030 Waihonu St. Experience the Japanese family tradition of mochi pounding to give thanks for the previous year and pray for health and happiness in the new year. Call 623-7693.
New Year’s Ohana Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii and Mo‘ili‘ili Field. Food, crafts, keiki games and activities, entertainment and cultural demonstrations. Free. Call 945-7633.
Dine With Santa
Lunch with Santa: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 5-20 at the Old Spaghetti Factory, Ward Warehouse. Cost: $13; tickets must be purchased in person and there is a limit of 10 per adult. Call 591-2513.
Afternoon Tea with Santa: 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 5, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 at The Veranda, The Kahala Hotel & Resort. Cost: $35 for adults, $25 for children 4 to 12 years old. Call 739-8760.
Breakfast (and lunch) with Santa: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 2454 S. Beretania St. Cost: $20 general admission, free for children under 3 years; $5 validated parking available. Call 951-0200 or visit www.preventchildabusehawaii.com.
“A Magical Keiki Breakfast With Santa”: 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 24 at the Moana Surfrider Hotel. Cost: $39 general admission, $30 for children. Call 921-4600.
Ala Moana Center: » “Mele Trees of Light”: A display of Christmas trees light up in sync with holiday music at Center Court; 10-minute shows begin at 6 p.m. daily and repeat hourly until the mall closes.
» “Candy Cane Train”: Keiki under age 12 can ride the 30-foot-long train on a five-minute “sing-along journey” throughout the mall. Operates every 20 minutes, $7 per ride. Call 955-9517.
» “Big Santa” keepsake ornament: Present $500 worth of merchant receipts dated Nov. 14 through Dec. 24 and receive a free limited edition miniature replica of the Center’s Santa Claus that appears on the parking deck each year. Redeem at the Customer Service Center within the same time period, while supplies last. Must be 13 years of age or older, limit one per person.
Pearlridge Center: » “Pearlridge Express”: The custom-built locomotive takes up to 15 keiki (under 48″ tall) on a ride through a Winter Wonderland at Uptown Center Court through Jan. 3. Departs every 10 minutes, $3 per ride or $25 for a booklet of 10 coupons, no adults allowed. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Hawaiian Railway Society.
» Santa’s arrival and parade: Features the Aiea High School Marching Band, 9 to 9:30 a.m. today; begins Uptown and makes its way Downtown.
» 18th Annual Deaf Santa Celebration: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Uptown, second level near Sephora. Keiki use sign language to share their wishes with a deaf and signing Santa. Unique entertainment features deaf and hard-of-hearing performers.
Ward Centers: » Gift with purchase: Present $200 worth of same-day receipts dated Dec. 13 from Ward Centers’ merchants and receive a $20 Ward gift card. Limited to the first 400 customers. Redemption centers are at Mamo Howell at Ward Warehouse and Crazy Shirts Outlet at Ward Centre’s street-front area.
Windward Mall: » Dear Santa’ Letter Writing Station: Through Dec. 24 at Center Court during mall hours. Keiki write a message to Santa and receive a reply in the mail; 44-cent postage stamp required.
» “Snow Flurry Tree”: Through Dec. 24 (except Thanksgiving). Keiki with be delighted by a simulated “snow flurry” at Center Court. The daily 15-minute shows begin at the top of the hour from 1 to 8 p.m.
Liliha/Palama: 5:30 to 7 p.m. today; begins at United Church of Christ and proceeds to Judd, Liliha and North King streets before ending at Kohou St. Call 525-8159.
Kalihi: 5:45 to 8 p.m. today at Kalihi Union Church; proceeds to North King and Mokauea streets, Dillingham Boulevard, Waiakamilo Road/Houghtailing Street and North School Street before ending at Kamehameha Shopping Center. Call 382-4041.
Waikiki: 7 to 9 p.m. today; begins at the intersection of Saratoga Road and Kalakaua Avenue and ends at Kapiolani Park. Call 331-8579.
Hawaii Kai: 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow. Begins at Kamiloiki Elementary School on Hawaii Kai Drive, proceeds to Lunalilo Home Road and ends at Koko Marina Shopping Center. Christmas festivities and photos with Santa to follow. Call 395-3384.
Kaimuki: 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3. Begins at St. Louis School/Chaminade University; proceeds to Waialae and Koko Head avenues and ends at the Kaimuki Municipal Parking Lot. Call 732-8787.
Mililani: 9 to 10 a.m. Dec. 5. Begins at Mililani Shopping Center; proceeds to Moenamanu Street, Kuahelani Avenue, Meheula Parkway and Lanikuhana Street; ends at Town Center of Mililani. Call 722-4247.
Kaneohe: 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 5. Begins at Windward Mall on Haiku Road; proceeds to Kamehameha Highway and Kaneohe Bay Drive; ends at Castle High School. Call 348-2749.
Mayor’s Annual Christmas Parade: 6 to 11 p.m. Dec. 5. Begins at Aala Park, proceeds to King Street and ends in closed-off portion near Punchbowl and South streets. Call 768-3499.
Pearl City Shopping Center Christmas Parade: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Begins at Momilani Elementary School; proceeds to Hookiekie, Hoomoana and Hoolaulea streets; ends at Pearl City Shopping Center. Call 593-1533/.
Wahiawa Town: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Begins at Kaala Elementary School; proceeds to California Avenue and North Cane Street; ends at Center Street. Call 621-7097.
Kapahulu-Mo’ili’ili: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10. Begins at Kuhio Elementary School; proceeds to King, Beretania and Isenberg streets; ends at Old Stadium Park. Call 479-7139.
Aiea: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 12. Begins at Pearlridge Elementary School parking lot; proceeds to Moanalua Road, Kaamilo, Ulune and Halewiliko streets; ends at the old Aiea Sugar Mill. Call 429-1282.
Gentry Waipio: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12. Begins at Gentry Waipio Shopping Center; proceeds to Waipio Uka and Uke’e streets, Ka Uka Boulevard and Waipio Uka Street before returning to the shopping center. Call 671-2272.
Waimanalo: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12. Begins at Waimanalo Beach Park; proceeds to Hihimanu, Kumuhau and Humuniki streets, and Kalanianaole Highway before returning to the beach park. Call 520-4483.
Ewa Beach: 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 12. Begins at Ilima Intermediate School parking lot; proceeds to Fort Weaver Road, Kuhina and Hanakahi streets, and North and Fort Weaver roads before returning to the school parking lot. Call 864-4634.
Manoa: 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Begins at Noelani Elementary School; proceeds to Woodlawn Drive, Kolowalu Street, East Manoa Road, Lowrey Avenue and Manoa Road; and ends at Manoa Park. Call 988-3819.
West Oahu Holiday Electric Light Parade (Kapolei City Lights): 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12. Begins on the Kapolei Fairgrounds at Kealanani Avenue; proceeds to Farrington Highway, Kamokila Boulevard, left on Uluohia Street; ends at Kapolei Hale. Call 527-5759.
Olomana: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Begins at Maunawili Elementary School; proceeds to Ulupii, Ulupuni, Uluohao and Uluhala streets; returns to the school on Ulupuni and Ulukou streets. Call 541-1331.
Salt Lake: 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 18. Begins at Moanalua High School; proceeds to Ala Ilima and Ala Lilikoi streets, and Ala Lilikoi Place; and ends at Salt Lake Elementary School. Call 836-2300.
Waipahu: 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 19. Begins at Waipahu District Park at Paiwa Street; proceeds to Farrington Highway and Pupukahi, Waipahu and Leoku streets; ends at Leolua Street behind Waipahu Town Center. Call 225-4589.
Moanalua Valley: 2 p.m. Dec. 20. A “Christmas Caravan” mini motorcade of vehicles with Santa begins at Moanalua Valley Neighborhood Park and will proceed to Ala Aolani Street and the entrance to Moanalua Valley near the golf course before returning to the park. Call 722-3447.
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A Spooky Forest: 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at Wahiawa Botanical Garden, 1396 California Ave. Free; call 621-5463.
Hawaii Pacific Universitys Halloween Hoopla: 5 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Neal Blaisdell Center, makai parking lot. Adult and keiki costume contests are planned, with inflatables, games and booths by HPU student clubs and organizations. At 6:45 p.m., contest winners will be announced inside Blaisdell Arena with performances by the HPU cheer/dance teams and an introduction of the mens and womens basketball teams. Free; call 544-0277.
Haunted House 2009: Movie Mayhem: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 at Mililani Middle School, 95-1140 Lehiwa Dr. Cost: $7 general admission, $5 for students with ID, free for keiki ages 5 and under. Proceeds benefit the music departments of Mililani Middle and Mililani High schools.
Gravestone Castle: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 at 1354 Ainakoa Ave. A free neighborhood haunted house designed by magicians Mike Ching and Bradley Choy; may be too spooky for some toddlers. Donations accepted. Visit http://gravestonecastle.blogspot.com.
Haunted Lagoon: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 at the Polynesian Cultural Center, 55-370 Kamehameha Highway. Two versions available one is family-friendly, the other is for braver souls. Cost: $15 general admission, $10 for keiki ages 5 to 15 years old. Info: 293-3333 or www.polynesia.com.
Haunted Plantation: Year of the Obake: 7 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 30 through Nov. 1 at Hawaiis Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu St. Cost: $8 general admission, $13 for a VIP
Fast Pass. Not for children under 13, pregnant women or those with heart conditions; adult supervision required for children ages 16 and under. View a trailer at www.hawaiihauntedplantation.com.
Scare Factory IV Haunted House: 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30, noon to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 1 at Windward Mall, upper level near the theaters. Features 13 themed rooms. Cost: $12 general admission, $10 for children, free for children under 5 years. Call 235-1143.
Shockhouse IV: 5 p.m. Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 at the Neal Blaisdell Center, 777 Ward Ave. This very intense haunted house features a twisted maze with encounters by the Legends of Fear (Leatherface, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, Jason of Friday the 13th and others), as well as our very own Hawaiian Legends of Fear. Cost: $10 general admission, free for children ages 5 and under.
Stadium Mall Haunted House: 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 30 and Oct. 31; also 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 1 at 4510 Salt Lake Blvd. Not recommended for children under 7 years. Cost: $10; a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Hawaii FoodBank. Call 487-9921.
Wet n Wilds Festival of Fear: 7 p.m. Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 at Wet n Wild Hawaii, 400 Farrington Highway. Call 674-9283 or visit http://hawaii.mywetnwild.com.
Aloun Farms Pumpkin Patch: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 31 at Aloun Farms, 91-1440 Farrington Highway. Also features keiki activities, a giant maze, farmers market and picking of sweet corn. Cost: $3, includes parking. Call 677-9516, Ext. 19 or visit www.alounfarms.com. Read more
Highlights of the fall film slate (release dates are subject to change, and some films will play in limited release):
THE AGE OF STUPID: An archivist (Pete Postlethwaite) in 2055 looks back on the worlds global-warming catastrophe in this documentary-style cautionary tale.
BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT: A reporter frames himself for murder to get the goods on a prosecutor (Michael Douglas) running for governor.
BLIND DATE: Stanley Tucci directs and stars with Patricia Clarkson as a couple coping with tragedy by renewing their courtship.
THE BOYS ARE BACK: Clive Owen plays a widower who adopts a rowdy and permissive parenting style for his two sons.
BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN: John Krasinski directs and co-stars in the tale of a graduate student researching relationships amid her own broken personal life.
BRIGHT STAR: Jane Campion dramatizes the doomed romance of poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) and his passionate neighbor (Abbie Cornish).
THE BURNING PLAIN: Charlize Theron plays a restaurant manager whose promiscuity stems from a dark past. With Kim Basinger.
CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY: Michael Moores latest documentary takes on corporations and speculators that have made love of money a way of life.
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS: A town copes with too much of a good thing in the animated take on the childrens book where food falls from the sky.
COCO BEFORE CHANEL: Audrey Tautou stars in a film biography set in the early years of fashion designer Coco Chanel.
CRUDE: Documentary director Joe Berlinger traces a prolonged court battle over oil pollution in the Amazon rainforest.
EXTRACT: A bizarre workplace accident scuttles early-retirement plans for a factory owner (Jason Bateman) in Mike Judges comedy.
FAME: The 1980s hit is updated with a new take on life at a high school for performing arts. With Kelsey Grammer and Debbie Allen.
GAMER: Interactive gaming evolves into mind-control in which human prisoners are forced into deadly combat. With Gerard Butler.
I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL: The adaptation of Tucker Maxs best-seller about his carousing and womanizing centers on a bachelor road trip gone bad.
THE INFORMANT!: Matt Damon stars in Steven Soderberghs darkly comic portrait of a deceptive executive who blew the whistle on corruption at Archer Daniels Midland.
JENNIFERS BODY: Megan Fox lets her inner demon loose as a high school queen bee feeding on classmates after shes possessed by evil.
LOVE HAPPENS: A florist (Jennifer Aniston) and a self-help author (Aaron Eckhart) make reluctant stabs at romance.
9: Elijah Wood and Jennifer Connelly lead the voice cast in an animated sci-fi adventure set in a post-apocalyptic future.
THE OTHER MAN: Liam Neeson, Laura Linney and Antonio Banderas star in a love triangle about a man who sets out to track down his wifes lover.
PANDORUM: Dennis Quaid stars in a horror tale about amnesiac astronauts who awaken on a space station filled with dark secrets.
SORORITY ROW: Five college women are stalked by a killer after they cause the death of a sorority sister.
SURROGATES: Federal agents (Bruce Willis and Radha Mitchell) pursue a killer in a world where people can live vicariously through robot replicas.
TYLER PERRYS I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF: Filmmaker Perrys latest features Taraji P. Henson as a boozy singer forced to raise her delinquent niece and nephews.
WHITEOUT: The only U.S. marshal in Antarctica (Kate Beckinsale) races to solve a murder before the long winter strands her there with the killer.
AMELIA: Hilary Swank plays legendary aviator Amelia Earhart in Mira Nairs biopic. With Richard Gere and Ewan McGregor.
ASTRO BOY: A robot boy (voiced by Freddie Highmore) learns lessons in humanity in an animated adaptation of the Japanese TV series.
CIRQUE DU FREAK: THE VAMPIRES ASSISTANT: A teens encounter with a vampire (John C. Reilly) lands him in a traveling freak show. With Salma Hayek.
COUPLES RETREAT: Four couples cope with relationship issues in this ensemble comedy featuring Vince Vaughn, Kristin Davis, Jon Favreau and Kristen Bell.
THE DAMNED UNITED: Doom awaits the splashy new coach (Michael Sheehan) of Englands champion soccer team as he tries to fill his predecessors big shoes.
AN EDUCATION: A British schoolgirl (Carey Mulligan) jeopardizes her Oxford dreams when she takes up with an older man (Peter Sarsgaard).
FREE STYLE: A young man (Corbin Bleu) gives it his all to make the Grand National motocross racing team.
GENTLEMEN BRONCOS: A young writers story is plagiarized by a fantasy novelist in this comedy from Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess.
GOOD HAIR: Chris Rocks documentary takes a humorous look at the culture, cash and competition that goes into black hairstyles.
THE INVENTION OF LYING: Ricky Gervais stars in a comic fantasy about a man who discovers the value of fibbing in a world where everyone tells the truth.
LAW ABIDING CITIZEN: An imprisoned man orchestrates bloody revenge for the murders of his wife and child. With Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler.
MICHAEL JACKSON: THIS IS IT: Rehearsal footage as the singer prepared for his London comeback shows form the backbone of this concert-that-never-was film.
MORE THAN A GAME: Future NBA star LeBron James and four high school teammates take to the court in this sports documentary.
MOTHERHOOD: Uma Thurman juggles the stresses and strains of parenthood in a comedy co-starring Minnie Driver.
NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU: Natalie Portman, Mira Nair, Brett Ratner and other directors contribute odes to the city in this collection of short films.
THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE: Robin Wright Penn stars as a woman adjusting to life in her older husbands retirement community. With Alan Arkin and Keanu Reeves.
SAW VI: Deceased killer Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) continues to wreak bloody havoc from beyond the grave.
A SERIOUS MAN: The Coen brothers tell the story of a college professor straining to do right amid personal and professional adversity.
THE STEPFATHER: A young man suspects his moms new man may be hiding nasty secrets.
TOY STORY, TOY STORY 2: Tom Hanks and Tim Allen are back as the voices of Woody and Buzz in a 3-D double-feature of the animated favorites.
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE: A boy journeys to a land of wondrous creatures in Spike Jonzes adaptation of Maurice Sendaks beloved picture book.
WHIP IT: Drew Barrymore directs and co-stars with Ellen Page as a small-town beauty queen turned roller-derby mama.
(UNTITLED): Sibling rivalry erupts in this tale of a music composer and his artist brother. With Adam Goldberg and Marley Shelton.
YOUTH IN REVOLT: A teen (Michael Cera) goes to extremes in pursuit of his dream girl in a quest to lose his virginity.
ZOMBIELAND: Woody Harrelson and Abigail Breslin are among a band of survivors battling the undead in this zombie comedy.
THE BLIND SIDE: A true-life drama chronicles Michael Ohers journey from homeless teen to No. 1 pick in this years NFL draft. With Sandra Bullock.
THE BOX: A mysterious box holds the promise of fortune for a couple (Cameron Diaz and James Marsden) and misfortune for a stranger.
BROKEN EMBRACES: Penelope Cruz and director Pedro Almodovar reunite for a drama about a blind screenwriter recalling how he lost the love of his life.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Jim Carrey does Scrooge and his three Christmas ghosts in Robert Zemeckis motion-capture adaptation of the Dickens classic.
FANTASTIC MR. FOX: Wes Andersons fox-vs.-farmers animated tale features the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray.
THE FOURTH KIND: A therapist (Milla Jovovich) records patient sessions that present compelling evidence of alien abduction.
THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS: George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey star in a comic tale of psychic warfare by the U.S. military.
THE MESSENGER: Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton and Ben Foster star in a drama about officers who deliver the terrible news that loved ones have died in battle.
NINE: The musical adaptation of Fellinis 8 1/2, about a filmmaker and his many women, stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz.
NINJA ASSASSIN: A renegade hit man (pop singer Rain) teams with a European cop (Naomie Harris) against an Asian assassin syndicate.
OLD DOGS: Robin Williams and John Travolta are pals and business partners forced to raise young twins.
PIRATE RADIO: Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bill Nighy lead a crew of rogue DJs blasting rebel rock to 1960s Britain.
PLANET 51: An astronaut lands on a world where tiny aliens live in 1950s picket-fence bliss. The animated comedy features the voice of Dwayne Johnson.
PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE: An illiterate pregnant teen with a horrid home life takes fierce charge of her life in this Sundance top prize winner.
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG: Disneys first hand-drawn animated feature in five years updates the Frog Prince fairy tale to the Louisiana bayou.
2012: Mark your calendars for doomsday in Roland Emmerichs latest end-of-the-world saga. With John Cusack.
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON: Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson return in the schoolgirl-vampire romance, this time with werewolves on the prowl.
WOMEN IN TROUBLE: An ensemble comedy traces a crazy day for 10 women, including a porn star, a masseuse and a flight attendant. With Carla Gugino and Josh Brolin.
ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL: A battle of the bands pits Alvin and the gang against a threesome of female chipmunks.
ARMORED: A heist goes awry when armored-car employees rip off their own company. With Matt Dillon and Laurence Fishburne.
AVATAR: James Camerons 3-D sci-fi epic centers on humans placed inside alien skins to survive on a distant world. With Sam Worthington and Sigourney Weaver.
BROTHERS: A Marine (Tobey Maguire) comes home to his wife (Natalie Portman) to find his sibling (Jake Gyllenhaal) has displaced him. Jim Sheridan directs.
EVERYBODYS FINE: Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore and Kate Beckinsale star in the tale of a widower on a road trip to check on his grown children.
DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS?: Witness protection throws a new curve into a couples failing marriage. With Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant.
INVICTUS: Morgan Freeman stars as Nelson Mandela in Clint Eastwoods saga of an underdog season for the South African rugby team. With Matt Damon.
ITS COMPLICATED: Meryl Streeps pursued by two very different suitors (Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin) in Nancy Meyers latest romance.
THE LOVELY BONES: Peter Jackson directs the story of a slain girl watching over her family from heaven. With Rachel Weisz and Mark Wahlberg.
A PROPHET: An illiterate Arab youth becomes a player in drug and smuggling circles at a French prison in this Cannes prize winner.
THE ROAD: Viggo Mortensen stars as a father traveling with his young son across a post-cataclysm America in this adaptation of Cormac McCarthys novel.
SHERLOCK HOLMES: Robert Downey Jr. is the illustrious detective as he races to uncover a plot that threatens all of Britain. Jude Law co-stars as sidekick Watson.
UP IN THE AIR: George Clooneys a corporate-downsizing journeyman whose frequent-flyer lifestyle is endangered. Jason Reitman (Juno) directs.
THE WHITE RIBBON: Director Michael Hanekes Cannes prize winner spins a sober tale of collective guilt in a German town besieged by dark deeds as World War I approaches.
Lion dance, stories celebrate Buddha
Families with children are invited to attend two days of Baby Buddhas Celebration in Chinatown this weekend. All events take place at the Chinese Cultural Plaza and are free to the public.
From 6 to 8 p.m. today, local Buddhists will participate in a parade and traditional lion dance, followed by a Bathing of Baby Buddha ceremony and Buddhist storytelling challenge. On Saturday a variety of events, including a parade, meditation class, community booths and more, are planned from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Food and drinks will also be for sale; call 545-1183.
Wahiawa the site for hip-hop shows
Take a trip to Wahiawa every first and third Friday for a new party dedicated to Hawaii hip-hop.
I-Deliver Entertainment and Rudeboy Riddimz Entertainment host the So Fly Friday Night Showcase at Hang Loose Sports Bar and Grill, 534 Olive Ave. Doors open at 9 p.m., and a $10 cover charge will be in effect, with DJ Shango (pictured) on the turntables and $2 drink specials until 11 p.m. Performers vary by week; call 688-3208 or 699-1862 for details and to sign up for future performances.
HCC students present SpringFest
This weekend, Honolulu Community College introduces SpringFest, a new annual event.
Unlike other community festivals in Honolulu, SpringFest is entirely student-run, with HCC students handling all the logistics under the guidance of college staff. Live entertainment, food and games are planned.
>> Where: Honolulu Community College
>> When: 3 to 10 p.m. Friday
>> Cost: Free
>> Call: 845-9187
Aquarium marks seasonal shift
The Waikiki Aquarium celebrates the changing of the seasons with the first installment of its new Nana i ke Kai series tomorrow.
Native Hawaiian cultural practitioners will lead an observance that will include traditional chanting, hula and storytelling Ewa of the aquarium grounds. The events mark the change from hoolilo (wet season) to kauwela (dry season).
>> Where: Waikiki Aquarium
>> When: 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow
>> Cost: Free
>> Call: 440-9008
Surfing museum opens in Waikiki
Check out the new Honolulu Surfing Museum, a personal project of singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffetts. The museum is located next to Buffetts restaurant and bar at the Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber.
The museums collection of unique artifacts, displays and experiences celebrate the sports Hawaiian heritage. Surf memorabilia includes vintage surfboards, classic surfing film footage, a Hollywood prop or two (from Ride the Wild Surf and a helicopter replica from the movie Apocalypse Now) and a historic collection of musical instruments, such as the ukulele.
Museum curator Mark Fragale is an avid surfer whos lived in Hawaii since the 1970s and used to work with Bunger Surfboards and Hannon Surfboards. Museum tours are offered to the public at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
And unlike any museum, but perfectly within the Buffetts Parrothead vibe, food and beverage can be enjoyed at the bar located within the premises.
>> Where: Honolulu Surfing Museum, Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber, 2300 Kalakaua Ave.
>> When: 9 a.m. to midnight daily
>> Cost: Free
>> Info: 791-1200 or www.honolulusurfmuseum.com
Shopping center adds piano to musical day
Starting with Lei Day today, the Royal Hawaiian Center introduces a new piano music program in its Paina Lanai food court.
Lei sellers will be in the centers Royal Grove throughout the day, and musical entertainment in the food court starts at noon with the Kawika Trask Trio. Aaron Sala (who has a new album out on the Hula Records label, Napoona Mahina: The Illusion of Reality) will play at 4 p.m., followed by Kuuipo Kumukahi at 6 p.m.
And to attract local residents to the centers regular 6 p.m. Hawaiian music sets Tuesdays through Fridays, the center recently announced the extension of its four hours of free parking (with validation) offer through June 30.
>> Where: Royal Hawaiian Center
>> When: Noon through 8 p.m. Friday
>> Cost: Free
>> Info: 922-2299 or www.royalhawaiiancenter.com
May Faire spotlights Roosevelt High
Roosevelt High School puts on its first May Faire for the entire family, showcasing the school and students achievements.
The high schools Tiki Vasconcellos athletic stadium as well as the renovated George Robert Carter Auditorium will be open. The auditorium will be the setting for entertainment throughout the day, starting with the schools May Day program at 9 a.m. and ending with a concert by one of the high schools most well-known alumni, Yvonne Elliman, singing all of her hits.
The May Faire also will offer a craft fair, food and activities, childrens games, ROTC demonstrations, music, dance and more.
>> Where: Roosevelt High School
>> When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
>> Cost: Free
>> Call: 587-4600 or www.rhs.k12.hi.us
Glow for reading
A little Moonlight Magic will happen when the Read to Me International Foundation honors Hawaii Pizza Hut and Henry Katsuda, president and CEO of TD Food Group Inc., for their dedication and support of childrens literacy needs in Hawaii.
Hawaii Pizza Hut has raised more than $3 million through its Carryout for Literacy campaign.
Moonlight Magic is Read to Mes second wine-tasting, pupus and silent-auction event. Fine wines and a Mini Cooper will be up for bidding.
>> Where: Ohia Dining Hall, Kapiolani Community College, 4303 Diamond Head Road >> Jook Joint: 5:30 p.m. today at Gordon Biersch. No cover. Call 599-4877. >> A-OK: Alden Levi and Kimo Opiana, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Fridays at Lisas House Sports Bar. Call 836-7668. All events take place May 10 unless specified otherwise: Windward Malls Enter-to-Win contest: Shoppers may enter to win one of three prizes for Mom beginning today. The grand prize is a Bellaviva Salon and Spa package for a facial, massage, and a deluxe manicure and pedicure, and a $100 Ruby Tuesday gift card. Call 235-1143 or visit www.windwardmall.com for details. Orchid display and sale: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 8 and 9, Windward Malls center court. Wind Wind Orchids, which offers the locally grown plants and flower arrangements monthly, will offer items for sale. Call 235-1143. David Donderos Mothers Day concert: 2 to 3:30 p.m., Cades Pavilion, the Contemporary Museum. The indie-rock songwriter was listed among National Public Radios Top 10 list of Best Living Songwriters of 2006. Lunch specials will be available prior to the event in the TCM Caf, with entertainment by Megum Pie and Jessie from 1 to 2 p.m., along with a live painting project by guest artist Eukaretz. $12, $7 members. Call 237-5219 or 523-3362. Brunch with comedian Augie Tulba: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Room. Special appearances by local band Koauka, Jose Dynamite, Timmy Mattos and One Night Stand. Menu items include prime rib, hoisin barbecue chicken, Chinese chicken salad, ahi poke, sushi, miso ginger salmon, Belgian waffles and various desserts such as bread pudding and strawberries and cream. $50, $25 for children ages 4 to 11. Call 944-4330, ext. 4333. Da DeLiMA Day: Brunch and dinner buffets with entertainment by comedian Frank DeLima, the Pagoda Hotel, Cest Si Bon Ballroom, 1525 Rycroft St. Call 948-8370. The Star of Honolulu: Lunch and champagne cruise, noon to 2 p.m., departs from Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8. Features cultural activities, hula show and door prizes. Buffet includes roast beef and a cake and champagne toast. $55, $33 children ages 3 to 11; or kamaaina rates, $44.55, $26.73 keiki ages 3 to 11 with valid ID. Call 983-STAR (7827) or visit www.starofhonolulu.com. Brasserie Du Vin: Special brunch and beverage menu by Chef Scott Nelson and sommelier Tiana Kahakauwila, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1115 Bethel St., across from Hawaii Theater. Also offering regular lunch menu. Call 545-1115. The Kahala: Offering brunch buffets at its three restaurants. Call 739-8760. Romanos Macaroni Grill: 10:30 a.m. All mothers receive a special gift; guests will be entered to win $50 gift certificates. Special items include the Chefs Trios and Spiedinis (skewers of grilled chicken, jumbo shrimp or prime beef and roasted vegetables). Call 356-8300 at Ala Moana, 443-5515 on the Big Island. RumFire: 5 to 9:30 p.m., in the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Four-course dinner by chef Colin Hazama includes Caprese salad, steamed moi, wasabi-crusted filet mignon and strawberries and chocolate for dessert. $65 per person, or $85 per person with libations. Twist at Hanohano: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the 30th floor of Sheraton Waikiki. Brunch buffet by executive chef Daniel Delbrel features kiawe-smoked ham, prime rib, an omelet and egg station, poke bar, wok-seared shrimp and scallops, kalbi fried rice, miso soup and more, served with a glass of Chandon champagne or guava mimosas. Dessert station includes macadamia-nut cream pie, Portuguese sweet bread pudding, tiramisu, almond float and more. $55, $15 for children ages 6 to 12, free for children 5 and under. Call 921-4600. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Glass Menagerie Goodnight Moon He Reo Aroha Kaluaikoolau and Waiting for a King Mamma Mia! The Pirates of Penzance TEN-PROV Wiley and the Hairy Man Roots and Offshoots Spring Dance Concert ‘Fighting’ ‘Obsessed’ ‘17 Again’ (2 stars) ‘State of Play’ (2 1/2 stars) ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ (2 1/2 stars) ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’ (2 stars) ‘Fast & Furious’ (1 1/2 stars) ‘Crank: High Voltage’ (1 star) ‘Observe and Report’ (1 1/2 stars) ‘Knowing’ (1 star) ‘I Love You, Man’ (3 stars) ‘The Haunting in Connecticut’ (1 1/2 stars)
>> When: 6 to 8 p.m.
>> Cost: $100 ($70 tax-deductible)
>> Info: 955-7600 or
>> Teresa Bright: 7 p.m. today and May 9 at Chais Island Bistro. No cover. Call 585-0011.
>> Kapena: 9 p.m. today at Gordon Biersch. No cover. Call 599-4877.
>> Hawaii Youth Symphony Academy: 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Kaimuki High School Auditorium. Free. Call 941-9706.
>> Danny Couch: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Chais Island Bistro. No cover. Call 599-4877.
>> University of Hawaii Gamelan Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Barbara Smith Amphitheater, UH-Manoa. Tickets: $12 general, $8 students and seniors. Call 956-8742.
>> eight-0-eight: 8:30 p.m. tomorrow and Tuesday at Gordon Biersch. No cover. Call 599-4877.
>> 65 Years of Aloha: Featuring Allison Chu, James Dearth, Laura Taimasa, Manu Mook, Mihana, Stan Nakasone and more, 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Ward Warehouse Amphitheater. Free. Call 949-3989.
>> Falling Down Romance: 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at RumFire, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. No cover. Call 952-3473.
>> Choral Evensong: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrews Cathedral. Donations accepted. Call 524-2822, Ext. 217.
>> Robi Kahakalau, Jeff Rasmussen and Kimo Bell: 7 p.m. Sunday at Chais Island Bistro. No cover. Call 585-0011.
>> David Yamasaki and Friends: 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Honolulu Club. No cover. Call 543-3900.
>> Maunalua: 7 p.m. Monday at Chais Island Bistro. No cover. Call 585-0011.
>> Ian Parker: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Orvis Auditorium, UH-Manoa. Tickets: $20 to $25. Call 944-2697.
>> Absolut Joy: 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Honolulu Club. No cover. Call 543-3900.
>> Rolando Sanchez and Salsa Hawaii: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Gordon Biersch. No cover. Call 599-4877.
>> The Brothers Cazimero: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 20 and 27 at Chais Island Bistro. No cover. Call 585-0011.
>> Coconut Joe: 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Honolulu Club. No cover. Call 543-3900.
>> The Chuck James Jazz Cabaret: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Grill. Cover: $5. Call 342-8232.
>> Nihoa: 5 to 9 p.m. May 8 at the Honolulu Club. No cover. Call 543-3900.
>> Mel Amina: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays at Moana Terrace, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort. No cover. Call 922-6611.
>> Marlena and Company: 5 to 8 p.m. Mondays at RumFire, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. No cover. Call 952-3473.
>> Tito Berinobis and Billy Beimes: 8 p.m. to midnight Saturdays and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Chart House Waikiki. No cover. Call 941-6660.
>> Mark Caldeira: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturdays at Moana Terrace, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort. No cover. Call 922-6611.
>> Gabe AKU Compehos: 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at J Bistro & Wine, Double Tree Alana Hotel. Call 951-3138.
>> Guy Cruz: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Thursdays at Gordon Biersch. No cover. Call 599-4877.
>> Dean and Dean: 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Fridays; also 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays at Chart House Waikiki. No cover. Call 941-6660.
>> Kelly Boy and Kalena DeLima: 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at P.F. Changs Waikiki. Call 628-6760.
>> Ali Garcia: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays at Mexico Lindo Restaurant; also 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Mexico Restaurant. No cover. Call 263-0055 or 845-9059.
>> The Geezers: 6 p.m. Sundays at Hanks Cafe; also 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Arnolds Waikiki and 7 p.m. Thursdays at Nashville Waikiki. Call 526-1410, 924-6887 or 926-7911.
>> Holunape: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Aku Bone. Call 589-2020.
>> Jazz Lives: 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Honolulu Club. No cover. Call 543-3900.
>> Jazz Wednesdays: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Gordon Biersch. No cover. Call 599-4877.
>> Johnny Williams Trio: 8 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays at Hanks Cafe Honolulu. Call 526-1410.
>> Sam Kapu: 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays at RumFire, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. No cover. Call 952-3473.
>> Kaukahi: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays at Kani Ka Pila Grille. No cover. Call 924-4992.
>> Kawika Kahiapo and Martin Pahinui: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Kani Ka Pila Grille. No cover. Call 924-4992.
>> Sonny Kalua: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the Loi Lounge, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa. No cover. Call 922-6611.
>> Mike Keale: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Moana Terrace, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa. No cover. Call 922-6611.
>> Weldon Kekauoha: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Kani Ka Pila Grille. No cover. Call 924-4992.
>> Kupaoa: 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at Aku Bone. Call 589-2020.
>> Eric Lee: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at RumFire, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. No cover. Call 952-3473.
>> Makana: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at RumFire, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. No cover. Call 952-3473.
>> Manoa DNA: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays at Kani Ka Pila Grille. No cover. Call 924-4992.
>> Elena Martinez Duo: 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the Banyan Veranda, Westin Moana Surfrider. No cover. Call 922-3111.
>> Na Kama: 7 p.m. Mondays at Hula Grill Waikiki. Call 923-4852.
>> Cyril Pahinui: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Kani Ka Pila Grille. No cover. Call 924-4992.
>> Pilikia: 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays at Chart House Waikiki. No cover. Call 941-6660.
>> Pilioha: 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at Aku Bone. Call 589-2020.
>> Reggae Monday: 8 p.m. at the Chart House Waikiki. Call 941-6660.
>> Tahiti Rey Duo: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at RumFire, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. No cover. Call 952-3473.
>> Sonny Silva: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays at Uncles Fishmarket & Grill. No cover. Call 275-0063.
>> Ellsworth Simeona: 5 to 8 p.m. Saturdays at RumFire, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. No cover. Call 952-3473.
>> Jim Smart: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Cha Cha Cha Salsaria Hawaii Kai. No cover. Call 395-7797.
>> Mihana Souza: 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays at Don Hos Island Grill. No cover. Call 528-0807.
>> Roy Sowders: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays at Uncles Restaurant. No cover. Call 275-0063.
>> Ginny Tiu: 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at TWIST at Hanohano, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. No cover. Call 922-4422.
>> Wednesdays at St. Andrews: A variety of chamber and choral music, 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Andrews Cathedral. Free. Call 524-2822, ext. 217.
>> Byron Yasui and Benny Chong: 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays at the Neptune restaurant. Call 922-1233.
To get listed in the Music Calendar, send items to HILife, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813; or e-mail email@example.com.
Tillandsia craft class: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, Halawa Xeriscape Garden, 99-1268 Iwaena St. Marty Lum teaches how to create a unique ornamented plant for Mom. $15, includes plant and a single decorative item; additional materials available for a fee, or bring your own tools and embellishments. Call 748-5316 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for space available.
>> Brunch, 10 a.m., with show time at noon: Menu includes char siu ribs, steamed fish, shichimi garlic chicken, sirloin steak, Belgian waffles, eggs Florentine and more. $42, $18.95 children ages 3 to 10.
>> Dinner, 5:30 p.m., with show time at 7:30 p.m.: Menu includes Alaskan snow crab legs and prime rib, in addition to brunch menu. $48, $19.95 children.
>> Hokus, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Menu of more than 50 items includes king crab legs, shrimp tempura, Chinese roast duck, prime rib, made-to-order sushi and ahi poke musubi, and a dessert station. $65, $49 children ages 5 to 12.
>> Maile Ballroom, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Okura Classics live-action station, which includes Okura Hotels favorites Wiener schnitzel, vegetable curry and beef stroganoff. $65, $49 children.
>> Plumeria Beach House, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Features prime rib, roast leg of lamb, Kahala Thin Pancakes and more than 18 desserts. $55, $42 children.
Tony Young and Matt Pennaz star in the Hawaii premiere production of this Broadway hit, based on the film of the same name, about two rival con men on the French Riviera.
>> Where: Diamond Head Theatre
>> When: 8 p.m. May 15. Continues 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 3 p.m. May 23 and May 30, and 4 p.m. Sundays through May 31
>> Cost: $12 to $42 (discounts available)
>> Info: 733-0274 or www.diamondheadtheatre.com
Eden-Lee Murray and Rob Duval star in Joyce Maltbys superbly staged production of Tennessee Williams classic drama. Amanda Wingfield, a faded remnant of Southern gentility who lives with her son, Tom, and daughter, Laura, tries to pair Laura with Toms friend Jim, a gentleman caller Tom is badgered into bringing home to meet his sister.
>> Where: Paul and Vi Loo Theatre, Hawaii Pacific University, 45-045 Kamehameha Highway
>> When: 8 p.m. today and tomorrow, 4 p.m. Sunday
>> Cost: $20 general; $14 for seniors, students, military, HPU faculty and staff; $3 for HPU students
>> Call: 375-1282
As Bunny says goodnight to everything in the Great Green Room, all the fairy-tale elements of the classic bedtime tale come to life in grand musical fashion. Honolulu Theatre for Youth wraps up its season with the story by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, with music and lyrics by Chad Henry. For ages 4 and up.
>> Where: Tenney Theatre
>> When: 4:30 p.m. Saturdays through May 16
>> Cost: $16 general, $8 for students and seniors
>> Info: 457-4254 or www.htyweb.org
Maori theater company Tawata Productions combines drama and music in this love story of youths whose lives take different paths. Kaia, trained to sing and groomed for greatness, moves to Europe to lead a life of privilege and prestige, while Pascoe carries on the work of his father and mans a fishing boat.
>> Where: The ARTS @ Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave. See story on Page 9.
>> When: 10 p.m. today and May 8, 2 p.m. tomorrow and May 9, 4 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
>> Cost: $25 general, $20 for students, seniors and military
>> Info: 528-0506 or www.hawaiitheatre.com
Hawaiian history is the common denominator as Kumu Kahua presents world premiere performances of two plays by island playwrights. Kaluaikoolau is Kamuel DeMovilles poetic retelling of the true story of the man remembered as Koolau the Leper and his successful struggle to avoid being sent to Kalaupapa. K.H. Ontais Waiting for a King explores the options facing the Hawaiian people near the end of Kamehamehas reign as his son, his nephew and one of his wives each anticipated becoming the next ruler of Hawaii.
>> Where: Kumu Kahua Theatre
>> When: 8 p.m. May 14; continues 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 7
>> Cost: $16 general (discounts available)
>> Info: 536-4111 or www.kumukahua.org
The wildly popular musical hit, based on the songs of ABBA, tells the story of Donna, a single mom whose daughter, Sophie, is getting married. Having grown up not knowing the identity of her father, Sophie invites her mothers former lovers to their Greek island home in the hope that Dad will identify himself and walk her down the aisle.
>> Where: Blaisdell Concert Hall
>> When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays from May 12 to 29; also 7:30 p.m. May 30
>> Cost: $40 to $85
>> Info: (877) 750-4400 or www.ticketmaster.com
Bill Ogilvie and Mea Moon share directorial duties as the Kaiser High School drama program presents this classic Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera about duty, honor, pirates, maidens and a modern major general.
>> Where: Kaiser Black Box Theatre, Kaiser High School
>> When: 7:30 p.m. May 14; continues at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through May 23
>> Cost: $8 general, $7 for students, seniors and military
>> Call: 394-1200, ext. 2319
Three members of the On the Spot improv comedy group present a stylistic homage to Tennessee Williams. Rod Cachola, Alissa Joy Lee and Garrick Paikai perform with support from musical improviser Art Koshi.
>> Where: The ARTS @ Marks Garage
>> When: 8 p.m. tomorrow
>> Cost: $14 general, $10 for students
>> Info: 550-8457 or www.honoluluboxoffice.com
This adultified childrens classic, set in the swamps of southern Alabama, has a heroic boy struggling to overcome his greatest fear. A jug band provides musical accompaniment in this Late Night at the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre production.
>> Where: Earle Ernst Lab Theatre
>> When: 11 p.m. today and tomorrow: also 8 p.m. Sunday
>> Cost: $10 general; $8 for seniors, military and UH staff; $4 for UH-Manoa students with valid ID (tickets available one hour before curtain)
>> Call: 956-7655
Onoe Kikunobu stages a traditional Japanese dance, and Mary Jo Freshley stages a Korean court dance in tribute to the centennial of Korean dance master Kim Chon-hung. The show also includes new works choreographed by University of Hawaii-Manoa faculty members Gregg Lizenbery, Betsy Fischer and Amy Lynn Schiffner; a new contemporary ballet choreographed by UH alumna Suzanne Roland; and a contemporary jazz dance piece by guest artist Keiko Fujii of Osaka. See review on Page 34.
>> Where: Kennedy Theatre
>> When: 8 p.m. today and tomorrow; also 2 p.m. Sunday (pre-show chat at 7 p.m. tomorrow)
>> Cost: $18 general; $16 for seniors, military, UH-Manoa faculty and staff; $12 for students and $5 for UH-Manoa students with valid ID
>> Info: 483-7123 or www.eticketshawaii.com
The Aiea High School dance program presents pieces choreographed by Aiea students and instructor Desiree Cremer. Several of the performers are auditioning for the UH-Manoa Dance Department and college-level programs on the mainland.
>> Where: Pearl City Cultural Center
>> When: 7 p.m. Wednesday
>> Cost: $7
>> Call: 483-7300
Send items at least two weeks in advance to HILife, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., No. 7-210, Honolulu 96813; fax 529-4750; or send e-mail to email@example.com.
A young man from a small town shows a natural talent for streetfighting when he moves to New York City. To make money, he gets caught up in the corrupt, underground bare-knuckle circuit. (PG-13)
A thriller about an unhinged stalker who threatens to destroy a happy family and the husbands successful career. Beyonc Knowles, Idris Elba and Ali Larter star. (PG-13)
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>> Jook Joint: 5:30 p.m. today at Gordon Biersch. No cover. Call 599-4877.
>> A-OK: Alden Levi and Kimo Opiana, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Fridays at Lisas House Sports Bar. Call 836-7668.
All events take place May 10 unless specified otherwise:
Windward Malls Enter-to-Win contest: Shoppers may enter to win one of three prizes for Mom beginning today. The grand prize is a Bellaviva Salon and Spa package for a facial, massage, and a deluxe manicure and pedicure, and a $100 Ruby Tuesday gift card. Call 235-1143 or visit www.windwardmall.com for details.
Orchid display and sale: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 8 and 9, Windward Malls center court. Wind Wind Orchids, which offers the locally grown plants and flower arrangements monthly, will offer items for sale. Call 235-1143.
David Donderos Mothers Day concert: 2 to 3:30 p.m., Cades Pavilion, the Contemporary Museum. The indie-rock songwriter was listed among National Public Radios Top 10 list of Best Living Songwriters of 2006. Lunch specials will be available prior to the event in the TCM Caf, with entertainment by Megum Pie and Jessie from 1 to 2 p.m., along with a live painting project by guest artist Eukaretz. $12, $7 members. Call 237-5219 or 523-3362.
Brunch with comedian Augie Tulba: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Room. Special appearances by local band Koauka, Jose Dynamite, Timmy Mattos and One Night Stand. Menu items include prime rib, hoisin barbecue chicken, Chinese chicken salad, ahi poke, sushi, miso ginger salmon, Belgian waffles and various desserts such as bread pudding and strawberries and cream. $50, $25 for children ages 4 to 11. Call 944-4330, ext. 4333.
Da DeLiMA Day: Brunch and dinner buffets with entertainment by comedian Frank DeLima, the Pagoda Hotel, Cest Si Bon Ballroom, 1525 Rycroft St. Call 948-8370.
The Star of Honolulu: Lunch and champagne cruise, noon to 2 p.m., departs from Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8. Features cultural activities, hula show and door prizes. Buffet includes roast beef and a cake and champagne toast. $55, $33 children ages 3 to 11; or kamaaina rates, $44.55, $26.73 keiki ages 3 to 11 with valid ID. Call 983-STAR (7827) or visit www.starofhonolulu.com.
Brasserie Du Vin: Special brunch and beverage menu by Chef Scott Nelson and sommelier Tiana Kahakauwila, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1115 Bethel St., across from Hawaii Theater. Also offering regular lunch menu. Call 545-1115.
The Kahala: Offering brunch buffets at its three restaurants. Call 739-8760.
Romanos Macaroni Grill: 10:30 a.m. All mothers receive a special gift; guests will be entered to win $50 gift certificates. Special items include the Chefs Trios and Spiedinis (skewers of grilled chicken, jumbo shrimp or prime beef and roasted vegetables). Call 356-8300 at Ala Moana, 443-5515 on the Big Island.
RumFire: 5 to 9:30 p.m., in the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Four-course dinner by chef Colin Hazama includes Caprese salad, steamed moi, wasabi-crusted filet mignon and strawberries and chocolate for dessert. $65 per person, or $85 per person with libations.
Twist at Hanohano: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the 30th floor of Sheraton Waikiki. Brunch buffet by executive chef Daniel Delbrel features kiawe-smoked ham, prime rib, an omelet and egg station, poke bar, wok-seared shrimp and scallops, kalbi fried rice, miso soup and more, served with a glass of Chandon champagne or guava mimosas. Dessert station includes macadamia-nut cream pie, Portuguese sweet bread pudding, tiramisu, almond float and more. $55, $15 for children ages 6 to 12, free for children 5 and under. Call 921-4600.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
The Glass Menagerie
He Reo Aroha
Kaluaikoolau and Waiting for a King
The Pirates of Penzance
Wiley and the Hairy Man
Roots and Offshoots
Spring Dance Concert
‘17 Again’ (2 stars)
‘State of Play’ (2 1/2 stars)
‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ (2 1/2 stars)
‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’ (2 stars)
‘Fast & Furious’ (1 1/2 stars)
‘Crank: High Voltage’ (1 star)
‘Observe and Report’ (1 1/2 stars)
‘Knowing’ (1 star)
‘I Love You, Man’ (3 stars)
‘The Haunting in Connecticut’ (1 1/2 stars)