Out ‘N’ About: Hard Rock Cafe, Pearl Harbor, more

Dec. 14, 2012 | 0 Comments In the Star-Advertiser Friday Print Edition
<strong>Weekend</strong>: Blues artist Liz Mandeville plays two shows this weekend. First up, a show with backing band Kevin Coleman and the Flat Five Blues Band at OnStage Drinks & Grinds on 6-10 p.m. Saturday. Then she'll perform a show with special guests VeJJs at Anna O'Briens, on 6-10 p.m. Sunday. --Courtesy photo

Weekend: Blues artist Liz Mandeville plays two shows this weekend. First up, a show with backing band Kevin Coleman and the Flat Five Blues Band at OnStage Drinks & Grinds on 6-10 p.m. Saturday. Then she'll perform a show with special guests VeJJs at Anna O'Briens, on 6-10 p.m. Sunday. --Courtesy photo

WEEKEND OF FRIDAY, DEC. 14

Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu’s 25th Anniversary, two all-day, all-night concerts with Hawaii bands and musicians including Chaotic Five, Aidan James, EMKE, Henry Kapono, Tavana, Crimson Apple and Nine Pound Hammer, 11 a.m.-1:45 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Sunday, Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu, 280 Beachwalk. $1 suggested donation for Music for Life Foundation. All ages. hardrock.com/honolulu, 955-7383, 921-2244

Pearl Harbor holiday lights boat tours, 30-minute tours with Christmas music and views of decorated ships and submarines, offered by the National Park Service and Pearl City Lions Club, 6:15-8 p.m. (at 15-minute intervals) today-Sunday, Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Free; canned food donations for charity welcome. Tickets distributed from 5:45 p.m. on day of tour at visitor center. Information, reservations: email name, ticket time and number of tickets to holidayharborlightstour@gmail.com. 422-3399

Journey, in concert, 8 p.m. today (sold out) and Saturday, Blaisdell Arena. $65-$125. ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000

Gabriel Iglesias, stand-up comic performs “Aloha Fluffy” show, presented by Comedy Central, 8 p.m. today, 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday (sold out), Hawaii Theatre. $40.50. 528-5535, hawaiitheatre.com

FRIDAY, DEC. 14

Michael Sorkin, leading U.S. architectural critic and advocate for public spaces in a free public lecture presented by UH’s Intersections Visiting Artist and Scholar Series, 5-6 p.m., Art Auditorium, UH-Manoa. 956-5253

Salsa Lounge Fridays, Latin nightclub dance event with prizes and Latin food, 5 p.m.-1 a.m., The Honolulu Club, lounge. 18+. $5, $1 for UH students. 256-7556

Kahulanui release party, Big Island band celebrates debut CD, “Hula Ku’i,” with guests Ikepono, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Gordon Biersch Brewery. 599-4877, facebook.com/events/523304181032146

Stormtroopers Toys for Tots collection, costumed characters from the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers to gather gifts for Toys for Tots program at Honolulu City Lights, 6-9 p.m., Honolulu Hale. Free; new, unwrapped toy donations welcome. 768-6622, 348-4534

The Bridge: Live with Paul E. Hendricks, live taping with eight storytellers sharing their experiences of “Power,” presented by Lightstyle Network and Uncovery Press, 8 p.m., The Greenhouse Innovation Hub. $10. 285-3363

Saturnalia: Celebrating the Winter Solstice, Camera Obscura party-sponsored Gothic event, featuring Devi Dance Company and DJs Dymentia, Dark Cloud and Nocturna, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., theVenue. $10; free for Sagittariuses with ID. Ages 21+. djnocturna.com

Pipe Masters Blowout, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing party with DAX, Daniel J, Packo, Bradah Mel & the Straight Up Band, San Lorenzo bikini models, hula crew, go-go dancers and surf prizes, presented by 420 North Entertainment, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Surfer, the Bar, Turtle Bay Resort. Ages 21+. surferthebar.com, 293-6000

<strong>Thursday</strong>: Art & Flea: Third Annual Ugly Sweater Party, monthly arts market event with more than 60 vintage/handmade/art/music/other vendors, a Santa photo booth, KTUH deejays, DJ Jetboy, cookie-eating and ugly-sweater contests, food and Hurricane Sandy coat drive with prizes, 5-10 p.m., Fresh Cafe. $3, $2 if wearing tacky holiday sweater. artandflea.com. --Courtesy photo

Thursday: Art & Flea: Third Annual Ugly Sweater Party, monthly arts market event with more than 60 vintage/handmade/art/music/other vendors, a Santa photo booth, KTUH deejays, DJ Jetboy, cookie-eating and ugly-sweater contests, food and Hurricane Sandy coat drive with prizes, 5-10 p.m., Fresh Cafe. $3, $2 if wearing tacky holiday sweater. artandflea.com. --Courtesy photo

SATURDAY, DEC. 15

E-waste recycling event, accepting computers, printers, fax machines, servers, telecom equipment (no TVs, alkaline batteries or microwaves), 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Kaimuki High School. ewastehawaii.com, 488-8870

“Uncle Wayne” Watkins and the Howling Dog Band, free interactive musical program for kids, 10:30 a.m., Kailua Public Library. All children must be accompanied by parent or caregiver. 266-9911

Bill of Rights Day, ACLU celebration of 221st anniversary of U.S. Bill of Rights’ ratification, with short annual meeting, “Activist Toolkit” session, poetry and handouts, 1-3 p.m., Blaisdell Center, Maui Room. Free. 522-5906, acluhawaii.org

Manga Sketch Meet, Pen & Ink Works artists teach ages 12+ how to draw Japanese comics (bring own sketchbook, drawing utensil), 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Liliha Public Library, Meeting Room. 587-7577

Honolulu Night Market: Rogue Christmas, Street Grindz and Kamehameha Schools block party featuring the deadbeats, Summer Shiigi fashion show, Cocoa Chandelier, T&C skate demo, handcrafted gifts and art, full bar, food vendors including Pig and the Lady at Taste, and pop-up retailers including Andy South, Bamboo Sky and Hound & Quail, 6-11 p.m., 683 Auahi St. $5; free for UH students with valid ID. honolulunightmarket.com

Don Tiki’s Second Annual Hot Lava Holiday Show, exotica band in concert, 7:30 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art. $45; $40 museum members. (soldout) Pre-concert party 6 p.m. 532-8768, honolulumuseum.tix.com

Rick Smith and the Trailer Park Romeos, blues band in concert, 7:30 p.m., Atherton Performing Arts Studio, Hawaii Public Radio. $15-$30. 955-8821, hawaiipublicradio.org

Everclear, rock band live in benefit concert, with I Digress, Kings of Spade, Ignite the Red, Color and Contrast and A Shot at Sundown, supporting The Campaign for Hawaii’s Children for Kapiolani Medical Center renovation of infant and pediatric ICU units; 8 p.m., Hawaiian Brian’s. $30; $60 VIP with meet-and-greet from flavorus.com or 855-235-2867. hawaiianbrians.com

Liz Mandeville, Chicago blues artist in concert with backing band Flat Five Blues Band, 6-10 p.m. at OnStage Drinks & Grinds, 802 Kapahulu Ave., $5. 306-7799

Maoli CD Release Party, featuring Malino, Micah G and Josh Tatofi, 8 p.m.-midnight, The Republik. $25-$45; $20-$40 in advance from flavorus.com or 855-235-2867. Ages 18+. hifinest.com

Saul Kaye, Jewish blues singer in concert, 8 p.m., Chabad of Hawaii. $20, $15 advance. chabadofhawaii.com, 735-8161

Slam Poetry Night, 8 p.m., 3rd Cup Cafe & Venue, Royal Kunia. Free. 888-6087, 3rdcupcafe.com

Burly-Q Bingo, burlesque game party hosted by Ashtin Party and Ding. Ding? Ding! featuring Madame X, Miss Catwings, Chi Chi Roni and Lola Love, 8:30-10:30 p.m.,

The ARTS at Marks Garage. $15; $10 in advance from brownpapertickets.com, includes 10 bingo cards. Info: facebook.com/burlyqbingo

Red & White Christmas Dance Party, featuring salsa, mambo, bachata, merengue, zouk, samba, chachacha, tango and reggaeton music, dancing and performances, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Adega Portuguese Restaurant & Bar. $10 cover, $5 with Santa hat, free with minimum $20 purchase before 9:30 p.m. All ages. adegahi.com, 566-5909

SUNDAY, DEC. 16

Homeward Bound 5K, fourth annual fun walk/run supporting The Institute for Human Services and ending homelessness, 7 a.m. (6 a.m. check-in), Manoa Valley District Park. $25 at packet pickup today-Saturday, $30 on race day. ihshawaii.org, homewardbound5k.blogspot.com, 447-2810

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Birthday Celebration, free museum admission for kamaaina and military with special program noon-1 p.m. with hula and song, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bishop Museum. 847-3511, bishopmuseum.org

Bonsai Exhibit, Plant and Craft Fair, by Rainbow Bonsai Club, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Noelani Elementary School, Manoa.

A Pinch of Salt for the Holidays, upscale shopping experience featuring local vendors (Andy South, Diva Salon, Madre Chocolate and more), drinks, food and entertainment, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 683 Auahi St. Free admission. ourkakaako.com

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: “Unwrap the Magic,” free admission day at Honolulu Museum of Art with Santa, gingerbread art activities, entertainment including Haley Kagimoto, Oahu Civic Orchestra and Mele Mai Paki Lima Handbell Choir, and food for sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. honolulumuseum.org, 532-8700

Liz Mandeville, Chicago blues artist in concert with special guests VeJJs at Dr. J’s Blues Review, 6-10 p.m., Anna O’Brien’s. No cover. On Facebook: Dr. J’s Blues Review

I Cantori, select choir of Walla Walla University in concert, 7 p.m., Kawaiaha’o Church. 469-3000

TUESDAY, DEC. 18

Comedy Night at The Showroom: Think Fast!, Mr. Aaron hosts an improv game show where players make up scenes based on audience suggestions, 8 p.m., Hawaiian Brian’s. $5-$8. Ages 21+. mraaronpresents.com, 728-7146

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19

Teen Lounge Movies: “The Amazing Spider-Man,” free PG-13 movie screening for students in grades 7-12 with suggested reading lists, 2:15 p.m., Liliha Public Library, Meeting Room. 587-7577

Blackbird Blackbird, San Francisco “folktronica” artist performs with Honolulu’s Clones of the Queen at weekly live music showcase Broadcast, 9 p.m. (doors), Nextdoor. Ages 18+. 852-2243, nextdoorhnl.com

THURSDAY, DEC. 20

Art & Flea: Third Annual Ugly Sweater Party, 5-10 p.m., Fresh Cafe. $3, $2 if wearing tacky holiday sweater. artandflea.com

Sunset on the Beach: Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Barefoot Pep-rally, 7 p.m., Queen’s Surf Beach, Waikiki. 923-1094, waikikiimprovement.com

WEEKLY SHOWS

“Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice,” last weekend of interactive exhibit that takes keiki back to the Cretaceous Period to meet dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and their different environments, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center. $8-$10 general admission, free for children younger than 12 months. 524-5437, discoverycenterhawaii.org

Comedy Polynesia, with “Hawaiian King of Comedy” Bo Irvine and Michael “Mr. Diamond Head” Staats, 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, $25-$35; and Sharkey’s Comedy Club, with Hawaii and national comics, 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, Hawaii Comedy Theater, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel. $15-$25. 531-4242, hawaiicomedytheater.com

“Ha: Breath of Life,” a Pacific isle tale of birth and death, love and family, triumph and tragedy, with Polynesian dance, music and fireknives, 7:30-9 p.m. daily, Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie. $25-$50. Reservations: 293-3333, polynesia.com

High & Right Comedy Night with Bo Irvine and Friends, stand-up comedy, 8 p.m. every Tuesday, Warriors Lounge, Hale Koa Hotel. $15. 955-0555, halekoa.com

Legends in Concert Waikiki: “Rock-A-Hula,” featuring Elvis Presley tribute, hula and rotating cast of tribute artists including Madonna, Steven Tyler, Michael Jackson, Elton John and Lady Gaga personas, 8:15 p.m. Friday-Sunday; no shows Mondays-Dec. 24. Royal Hawaiian Center, fourth floor. $41-$180. 629-7469, legendsinconcert.com

“The Legends of Kualoa,” dinner show depicting Hawaiian legends of the area with music, chanting and hula kahiko, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Kualoa. $29-$49. 237-7321, kualoa.com/tours

Magic In Paradise, buffet dinner show featuring mystery, fantasy, comedy and illusions with magician Mark Allen Mauricio, 6 p.m. every Wednesday, Banyan Tree Showroom, Hale Koa Hotel. $6.95-$35.95. 955-0555, halekoa.com

“Magic of Polynesia,” featuring illusionist John Hirokawa, dancers and fire dancer, 5:30 p.m. dinner show, 6:30 p.m. show, daily, Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort. $30-$139. Reservations: 971-4321, magicofpolynesia.com

Society of Seven Latest Version: “HOT! HOT! HOT!” 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Outrigger Waikiki. $35-$45. Reservations: 923-7469

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