Out ‘N’ About: Royal Hawaiian Band, ‘Salsa Lounge’ and more

Mar. 9, 2012 | 0 Comments In the Star-Advertiser Friday Print Edition
Fred Ho, a New York-based writer, activist and avant-garde musician who has created an "Asian-Western-jazz fusion," returns for a performance. —Courtesy photo

Fred Ho, a New York-based writer, activist and avant-garde musician who has created an "Asian-Western-jazz fusion," returns for a performance. —Courtesy photo


Plant sale, by Oahu Nursery Growers Association, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Thomas Square. www.ongahawaii.com


Royal Hawaiian Band, noon, Iolani Palace. Free. 922-5331

Salsa Lounge Fridays, dancing with free parking and prizes, 5-11:30 p.m. Fridays, The Honolulu Club Lounge, 932 Ward Ave., seventh floor. 18+. $1-$5, free for bar patrons. 256-7556

APIL Auction Gala, with live entertainment, pupu and live and silent auctions, to fund summer grants for public-interest law students, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Richardson Law School courtyard, 2515 Dole St. $5-$14. Aloha/business casual attire.apil@hawaii.edu

Pink Tie Ball, inaugural gala featuring pink champagne and cocktail reception, dinner and silent auction, hosted by the Susan G. Komen Hawaii Affiliate and Royal Hawaiian Hotel, 6 p.m., Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Monarch Ballroom. $175. komenhawaii.com, 754-6659, komen@komenhawaii.org

Royal Hawaiian Band, 6 p.m., Kawaiaha’o Church. Free. 922-5331

Honolulu Chamber Music Series: The Parker String Quartet, Grammy-winning group famous for interpretations of Beethoven and Bartok, 7:30 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art (formerly the Honolulu Academy of Arts). Meet the artists at 6:30 p.m. $40-$45. 532-8768, honoluluacademy.org

Marques Wyatt, West Coast dance deejay and house-music innovator, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Lotus Soundbar, 34 N. Hotel St. $10


E-waste recycling event, accepting computers, monitors, laptops, printers, fax machines, servers and telecom equipment but no TVs, alkaline batteries or microwave ovens, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Nanakuli High School parking lot. ewastehawaii.com, 488-8870

Coin, currency and stamp show, hosted by Hawaii Stamp and Coin Dealers Association, with free coin appraisals and door prizes, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Laniakea YWCA, 1040 Richards St., Room 307. Free. 531-6252

White Elephant & Country Store, fundraiser by Pearl City Community Church to support River of Life Mission and the UCC Transition House for Women, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Pearl City Community Church, 933 Lehua Ave. 839-2056, 487-7895

Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus Ohana Paina, with all-you-can-eat buffet, entertainment including Manoa Voices and HYOC ensembles, country store and silent auction, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Hale Koa Hotel luau grounds. $45-$55. 521-2982, www.hyoc.org

Honolulu Lawn Bowls Club Open House, chance to check out sport of lawn bowls, watch game, join the action, enjoy refreshments, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Honolulu Lawn Bowls Club, Ala Moana Park, just Ewa of McCoy Pavilion. 384-7292

Pualeilani Festival of the Arts, featuring Hawaiian arts including hula and music, part of monthlong Prince Kuhio celebrations by the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, noon-6 p.m., Royal Hawaiian Center. 931-3111

Yoga Stops Traffick, top Hawaii yoga teachers lead participants through 108 sun salutations in worldwide yoga fundraising event against human trafficking, featuring deejays, silent auction, juice bar, vegetarian food and massages, noon-4 p.m., Power Yoga Hawaii, 510 Piikoi St., Suite 200. $20 suggested donation. poweryogahawaii.com, 457-7106

“Out in the Silence,” community screening of award-winning LGBT documentary, followed by Q&A with filmmakers, hosted by Hawaii People’s Fund, 1-3:30 p.m., Studio 909 at the Musicians Building, 949 Kapiolani Blvd. Free. Limited seating. RSVP: peoples@lava.net

Hoopla 2012: A Campaign for La Pietra, gala benefit featuring red-white-and-blue theme, boogie-woogie music by Paradise & Company, cocktails, dinner, live auction and silent auction, 5:30 p.m., Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Monarch Room. $300-$5,000. www.lapietra.edu/hoopla, 922-2744, ext. 240

“Vivace! Monte Carlo” annual Oahu Choral Society fundraising banquet, with silent auction, Dale R. Noble Award presentation to conductor Carl Crosier, music by Joshua Kaye Trio, HPU International Vocal Ensemble, 6 p.m., Honolulu Country Club. $90. www.oahuchoral.org, 230-4746

John and Hope Keawe, slack-key guitarist-singer performs works from his recent recording, “Play with Me Poppa,” as well as other albums, accompanied by wife’s hula, 7:30 p.m., Atherton Performing Arts Studio, Hawaii Public Radio, 738 Kaheka St. $15-$25. 955-8821

Contradance, with live music by Whiskey Starship, beginners and all ages welcome, no partner necessary, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Damon Hall, Academy of the Pacific, 913 Alewa Drive. Free. 392-8772, www.sls.hawaii.edu/contra

Hard Rock Rising, final live performance round of global battle of the bands, 10 p.m., Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu, 280 Beach Walk Ave. 955-7383, www.hardrock.com


Ocean Craft Day, gyotaku fish printing, T-shirt designing, shell carving, jewelry making and more, plus chance to explore the marine center and touch hermit crabs, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Living Art Marine Center, 3239 Ualena St., No. 100. Free (bring online coupon); fees for some crafts. livingartmarinecenter.com/specials.htm#craft, 841-8080

Royal Hawaiian Band, 2 p.m., Kapiolani Park Bandstand. Free. 922-5331

“Feel the Beat,” concert featuring Noel Okimoto, Gabe Baltazar, Kenny Endo, Steve Dinion, Taiko Center of the Pacific and Niu Valley Middle School Concert Band and Percussion Ensemble, 4 p.m., Kaimuki High School Auditorium. $20; $25 (includes dinner). zmorita1@gmail.com

“Aloha Shorts” taping: “Animals,” readings of Lois-Ann Yamanaka, Gail N. Harada, Eric Chock and others, with music by Hamajang, 6:45 p.m., Atherton Performing Arts Studio, Hawaii Public Radio, 738 Kaheka St. Ages 13+. 955-8821

Recreational international folk dancing, beginners welcome, no partners needed, 7-9 p.m. Sundays, Moiliili Community Center. $4. 941-6453, email ifdhawaii@gmail.com

Rolando Sanchez & the Latin Jazz Combo, Hot Latin Jazz Night, 7 p.m., Society of Seven Showroom, Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, 2335 Kalakaua Ave. $10. Ages 21+. 342-0911


Jin Akanishi, Japanese pop star performs in Hawaii for first time, on his “Japonicana Tour,” 7 p.m., Hawaii Theatre. $25-$75. 528-0506, www.hawaiitheatre.com

Chamber Music Hawaii: Winds and Brass, Honolulu Brass ensemble and Spring Wind Quintet perform music by Carl Orff, Einojuhani Rautavaara and Louise Farrenc, 7:30 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art. $20-$25. 532-8768, honoluluacademy.org


“Sustainability as an Impetus for Economic Growth,” public lecture by Nobel laureate, economist and author Joseph Stiglitz, 6 p.m., Orvis Auditorium, UH-Manoa. Book signing 7 p.m. Free. 956-6570, abigailt@hawaii.edu

Partners in Time, Balkan/Middle Eastern/jazz-fusion music, with guest Souren Baronian of New York, 7:30-9 p.m., Coffee Talk, 3601 Waialae Ave. 737-7444

“The Quest for Habitable Worlds,” public lecture by UH Institute for Astronomy scientist Nader Haghighipour on how he and others discovered planets and their potential for life, 7:30 p.m., UH-Manoa’s Art Auditorium. Free. www.ifa.hawaii.edu/specialevents


Fred Ho, a New York-based writer, activist and avant-garde musician who has created an “Asian-Western-jazz fusion,” returns for a performance of music, dance and spoken word this week. Ho, whose performances have been nationally recognized, is also an author. His books, “Diary of a Radical Cancer Warrior: Fighting Cancer and Capitalism at the Cellular Level” and “The Raw Extreme Manifesto,” document his battle against colon cancer. Meanwhile, he’s pursued his musical interests, composing tributes to jazz composer Cal Massey and a “big band, dance and video performance epic” honoring boxer Muhammad Ali. He’ll read and perform with local poets Brandy McDougall and Craig Santos Perez; Lori Ohtani, Butoh dancer and choreographer; University of Hawaii-Manoa English professor Cindy Franklin; and DJ Doug, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at thirtyninehotel, 39 N. Hotel St. Free. 599-2552

“Talk Story Series: Duane DeSoto,” Jodi Wilmott hosts internationally featured Oxbow athlete and model, world champion longboarder and accomplished waterman from Makaha, 8 p.m., Surfer the Bar, Turtle Bay Resort. $5 donation. turtlebaysurf.com/surferthebar


Heiva i Honolulu 2012, 10th-anniversary Tahitian dance competition, hosted by Tahiti Nui International, with Polynesian food, arts and crafts, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday to March 17, Waikiki Shell. $10-$15. tahitinuiinternational.com

Medicinal plants lecture, learn about plants and trees used as natural remedies, 1-2:30 p.m., Foster Botanical Garden. Free-$5. 522-7066

“A Night to Remember,” with the Bobby King Band, Jams World fashion show and sale, and silent auction, a benefit for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors by Hui Pili Mau, 5-9 p.m., The Villa at Aloha Tower. $26-$30. 753-9757, tanyah@cbpacific.com

“A Salute to America’s Heroes,” internationally acclaimed U.S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club in concert, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Beretania St. Repeats 7:30 p.m. March 16 at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Free. www.usna.edu/music

Ghulam Farid Nizami: Music of Pakistan + India, internationally acclaimed 17th-generation Sufi musician sings and plays sitar and harmonium with son on tabla, 7:30 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art. $25-$30. 532-8768, honoluluacademy.org


Mystery Dinner Theatre: “Murder Is No Secret,” dine on three courses while watching a comedic crime thriller and working with your table to solve “who done it?” 6:30 p.m., today, April 6, May 18, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12 and Nov. 9, Dave & Buster’s. $38.95-$48.13 plus tax, tip. 589-2215

“Rock-A-Hula,” presented by Legends in Concert, featuring Elvis Presley tribute, hula and all-star cast of tribute artists, 8:15 p.m. nightly except Mondays, Royal Hawaiian Center, fourth floor. $30-$180. 629-7469, www.legendsinconcert.com

“HOT!HOT!HOT!” SOS Latest Version, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, main showroom, Outrigger Waikiki. $45, $35 kamaaina. Reservations: 923-7469

Lani Misalucha Show, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, through March, Magic of Polynesia Showroom, Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort, 2300 Kalakaua Ave. $55-$125. LaniInWaikiki.com

“Magic of Polynesia,” showroom act, 5 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. show, daily, Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort, 2300 Kalakaua Ave. $30-$139. Reservations: 971-4321, magicofpolynesia.com

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