Out ‘N’ About: Chinese New Year, Kuana Torres Kahele

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WEEKEND OF FRIDAY, JAN. 31

Chinese New Year Festival, featuring lion dances, cultural entertainment, food and merchandise, presented by the United Chinese Coalition, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today and Saturday, Chinatown Cultural Plaza. Free. chinatownhi.com

FRIDAY, JAN. 31

St. Andrew’s Cathedral Noontime Concert, organ recital by John Renke, 12:15-12:45 p.m., The Cathedral of St. Andrew. Free. 524-2822, ext. 217, thecathedralofstandrew.org

Eat the Street: Philippines, themed food truck festival with more than 40 vendors, 4-9 p.m., 555 South St. Free admission. 780-9288, streetgrindz.com

Royal Hawaiian Center Chinese New Year celebration, firecrackers and lion dance, followed by entertainment in the Royal Grove — Phoenix Dance Chamber, Chinese plate balancing and the Miss Chinatown Hawaii court; 5 p.m., Royal Hawaiian Center. royalhawaiiancenter.com, 922-2299

Chinese New Year Tea Festival, seminar by Hong Kong-based tea master Andrew Lau with tea tasting (5 p.m. at Mamiya Theatre; $25), followed by a rare tea-pairing dinner of Chinese cuisine (at Clarence T.C. Ching Learning & Technology Center, $100). 739-4722, saintlouishawaii.org

ARTafterDARK: “Qian Li Ma,” monthly art party celebrates year of the horse with lion dance and kung fu performances by Au’s Shaolin Arts, DJ Dana Kruse, live Chinese calligraphy, themed food by The Grove and more, 6-9 p.m., Honolulu Museum of Art. $10; free for members. 532-8700, artafterdark.org

Carnifex, San Diego death metal band in concert, with openers Nesta, Reverie, The Executives and This Moment Onward, 6 p.m., Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian’s. $20-$30. All ages. 946-1343; 855-235-2867, flavorus.com

The Gregg Hammer Band: A Comedy & Variety Show, featuring the comic/radio personality’s celebrity impressions and a buffet dinner, 6:45 p.m., Dave & Buster’s Showroom. $45 (includes tax, tip). All ages. Reservations required: 589-2215

Kuana Torres Kahele, Na Hoku Hanohano-winning Hawaiian music composer/songwriter/producer in concert with guests Maila Gibson, Natalie Ai Kamau’u and Amy Hanaiali’i, presented by Hawaii Theatre Center Hana Hou!; 7:30 p.m., Hawaii Theatre. $32. 528-0506, hawaiitheatre.com

The National, nationally acclaimed rock band in concert, 7 p.m., The Republik. $35. All ages. 855-235-2867, flavorus.com

SATURDAY, FEB. 1

Living History Day on Ford Island, festivities celebrating the 70th anniversary of the launch of the USS Missouri, including displays of military vehicles, weaponry and memorabilia, patriotic music, presentations, exhibits, films and storytellers, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Battleship Missouri Memorial, free for kamaaina, military and members; $13-$25 for others. 877-644-4896, ussmissouri.org; music and activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor; $10-$25; 441-1007, pacificaviationmuseum.org

Wilson Elementary School Annual Rummage Sale, new and gently used items, with proceeds benefiting students, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the school’s cafeteria. 497-9815

Chinatown Scrub Down, community cleanup with free refreshments; 8:30-11 a.m., Smith-Beretania Urban Park. Free. fb.com/chinatownnow

Chinese New Year Celebration, special keiki activities and lion dance by Kuo Min Tang Physical Cultural Association; (;children welcome to come dressed in Chinese finery and bring li-see to feed the lion), 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center. $8-$10. 524-KIDS, discoverycenterhawaii.org

New Year’s Festival and Malassadas Day Celebration, featuring plantation games with prizes, Korean games and crafts, New Year’s blessings by Izumo Taishakyo Mission, entertainment (including lion dance, Okinawan lion dog, taiko and Korean dance), food and crafts; 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Hawaii’s Plantation Village, Waipahu. Free admission. 677-0110, hawaiiplantation-village.org

The Performing Artist Academy Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Town Center of Mililani. Free. towncenterofmililani.com

WEKFEST Hawaii 2014, San Francisco-based auto meet features domestic, import and European cars from Hawaii, a DJ and vendor booths; 1-6 p.m., Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. $20; free for children under 12 with paid adult. wekfest.net

Kapolei Commons’ Chinese New Year celebration, featuring lion dance, dragon dance, martial arts demo and free jin dui to first 300 people, 3 p.m., Kapolei Commons, 4450 Kapolei Parkway. Free. thekapoleicommons.com

FORMable Feast II, Hawaii Craftsmen fundraiser dinner featuring art, cuisine by chef Eric Leterc and live music by Ramon Camarillo, 5-9:30 p.m. at a private location. $120. 741-7282, hawaiicraftsmen.org

Ke Ala O Ka Hua Mele: “Pre-contact Hawaii — Hula Kahiko, Mele & Oli,” first event in five-part series exploring the evolution of Hawaiian music, featuring a talk-story with scholars and cultural practitioners, pupu and drinks, and live music, 5-8 p.m., Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives. $30-$35. 447-3926, missionhouses.org

65th annual Narcissus Festival coronation ball, crowning new queen and court, with performances by Jordan Segundo, Chinese banquet, ballroom dancing and more; 5-10 p.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Coral Ballroom. $70. 533-3181, chinesechamber.com

RAW: natural born artists’ “Awakening,” indie arts gathering featuring local art, music, performing art, dance and fashion talent — more than 30 local artists including Chaotic Five, Joshua Luna, Mike Izon and

DJ Average Joe; 6-11 p.m., Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian’s. $15. All ages. rawartists.org/honolulu/awakening

Contradance, with traditional and Celtic/Irish music by Whiskey Starship, welcoming all ages and skill levels (no partner necessary), 7:30-10 p.m., Kapiolani Community College chapel. Free. 392-8774, contradancehi.weebly.com

Hawaii’s Folk Singers — Peter Apo, Gordon Freitas & Keith Haugen, in concert, performing their respective styles — ’60s folk rock, original local folk and traditional folk music; 7:30 p.m., Atherton Performing Arts Studio, Hawaii Public Radio. $15-$30. 955-8821, hawaiipublicradio.org

Honolulu Blues Revival, live music by James Ronstadt and The Dynamic Shuffle Kings and Kevin Coleman and The Flat Five, 8 p.m.-midnight, OnStage Drinks and Grinds. No cover. 738-0004, bluesinhawaii.com

“Sky This Month” planetarium show, exploration of the current night sky on new star projector and into the depths of space with full-dome video in the newly renovated, state-of-the-art J. Watumull Planetarium, with live music, 8-9 p.m. (seating 7:45 p.m.) Bishop Museum. $6-$8. Reservations: 848-4168. bishopmuseum.org

SUNDAY, FEB. 2

Comic Jam Hawaii, talk story with local comic artists and watch them create cooperative art, 1-4 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court. Free. 488-0981, fb.com/groups/comicjamhawaii

Introducing Jingju Music, demonstration by Chinese theater masters Lu Genzhang, Zhang Ling and Zhang Xigui, in conjunction with the “A World of Chinese Puppets” exhibit from the Lin Liu-Hsin Museum in Taiwan; 2-2:45 p.m., East-West Center Gallery. Free. eastwestcenter.org

7th Annual All-Star Benefit Concert for Music Scholarships, with Kristian Lei and Gavin Vinta, Jonathan Korth and Rachel Schutz, Vivo, Duane Padilla, Sonny Silva, Pierre Grill and scholarship winners, presented by Honolulu Piano Teachers Association and UH Music Department; 4 p.m., Orvis Auditorium. $10-$20. 779-5363, honolulupiano-teachers.org

Chorus Without Borders, pan-Japan choir, touring to benefit children and families in Japan’s tsunami-stricken Tohoku region, performing traditional music as well as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with full orchestra and Hawaii’s Windward Choral Society; 5 p.m., Hawaii Theatre. Free. 528-0506, hawaiitheatre.com

Candlemas Procession and Choral Evensong, candlelit Feast of the Presentation observance featuring Cathedral Choir, 5:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Free; calabash offering. 524-2822, ext. 217

MONDAY, FEB. 3

“Kalaupapa: A Source of Light, Constant and Never-Fading,” talk by Kapiolani Community College professor Colette Higgins on how Queen Kapiolani assisted patients, in conjunction with exhibit on relationship between people of Kalaupapa and Hawaii’s royal family; 12:15 p.m., KCC’s Lama Library Alcove, first floor. Free. 734-9599, guides.library.kapiolani.hawaii.edu/kalaupapa

Jump Start Monday, kicking off Workout Week with free exercise classes, health seminars, workshop with champion triathlete Nataliia Kravchuk, Queen’s heart specialists Q&A, exercise demos, prizes and more, 5 a.m.-2 p.m. (with more free classes till 7 p.m.), YWCA Laniakea. Free. 583-7061, ywcaoahu.org

“Dislecksia: The Movie,” Assets School hosts an encore screening of the documentary and a panel discussion moderated by filmmaker Harvey Hubbell V, 6:30 p.m., Mamiya Theatre. Free (thanks to an anonymous donor). Ticket reservations: www.assets-school.net

Of Montreal, flamboyant Athens, Ga., art/indie-rocker Kevin Barnes in concert, 8 p.m., The Republik. $35, $25 advance. All ages. 855-235-2867, flavorus.com

TUESDAY, FEB. 4

Movie Night at The Sunset Beach: “Dirty Dancing,” poolside screening with free popcorn and food and drink specials, 7 p.m., The Modern Honolulu. Free. themodernhonolulu.com

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5

Brandon Apeles Birthday Party, featuring performances by Sing The Body, Mano Kane, Amanda Frazier, Anygivenchance, Common Ground, Crimson Apple, Erin Smith and Delayed Resistance, 7 p.m., Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian’s. $2; $1 if wearing pink. 946-1343

10 Minutes of Fame | Everybody’s Improv Show, amateur improv and open jam hosted by Chris Riel, 8-10 p.m. (sign-ups 7:30 p.m.), Station Bar and Lounge. Free. 630-4392

Wayne Takamine & Musical Journey and Activ8 Electro Jazz with Jerome James & Friends, live, improvisational, spiritual Hawaiian jazz and dance music, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Jazz Minds Art & Cafe. $5 cover. 945-0800

THURSDAY, FEB. 6

“Hawaii’s World War II Experience: What Remains, What is Lost,” lecture by DeSoto Brown of Bishop Museum, as part of the 27th annual Experts at the Palace lecture series, this year themed “Preserving the Legacy of World War II”; noon-1 p.m. at the Kana’ina Building (old archives), Iolani Palace grounds. Free. historichawaii.org

Royal Hawaiian Band, 1 p.m. at the Grove, Royal Hawaiian Center. Free. 922-5331

Dave Chappelle, comedian (“Chappelle’s Show”) stand-up show, 8 p.m., Blaisdell Arena. $55. 866-448-7849, ticketmaster.com

First Thursdays Slam Poetry Competition & Open Mic, HawaiiSlam qualifer offering $100 prize, with host Kealoha, live painters and a DJ, 8:30 p.m., Fresh Cafe. $3-$5. hawaiislam.com, 387-9664

Dr. J’s Blues Review: Tavana, local acoustic/blues/rock/roots musician Tavana helps inaugurate new space at Hawaiian Brian’s, 9 p.m.-midnight at Second Stage at Hawaiian Brian’s. Free. 946-1343

ONGOING SHOWS

“‘Aha ‘Aina: A Royal Hawaiian Lu’au,” 5:30-9 p.m. Mondays, Royal Hawaiian Hotel. $89-$185. 921-4600, royal-hawaiian.com

“Fourever Fab,” Beatles tribute band concert show returns to Honolulu in a new location, 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, Pacific Beach Hotel. $39.99-$89.99 (Oceanarium buffet packages available). All ages. 725-4136, foureverfabshow.com

“Ha: Breath of Life,” with Polynesian dance, music and fireknives, 7:30-9 p.m. nightly except Sundays, Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie. $25-$50. 293-3333, polynesia.com

Legends in Concert Waikiki: “Rock-A-Hula,” featuring Elvis Presley tribute, hula and impersonators, 8 p.m. nightly except Mondays, Royal Hawaiian Center, fourth floor. $47.79-$180. 629-7469, legendswaikiki.com

“Magic of Polynesia,” with illusionist John Hirokawa, 7:30 p.m. daily (6 p.m. dinner seating), Magic of Polynesia Theater, Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort. $30-$144. 971-4321, magicofpolynesia.com

“Na Kane — Men of Paradise,” 10-man Las Vegas-style male revue, 8:15 p.m. today and Saturday, Pacific Beach Hotel, Paradise Theater. $39-$59; VIP package $79-$119. Ages 21+. 550-4444, menofparadise.us

Rockin’ Hawaiian Rainbow Revue and Fireworks Show, hula and Hawaiian music show including Duke Kahanamoku tribute and keiki; 7 p.m. show, 7:45 p.m. fireworks, on Fridays at Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Super Pool. $20, includes drink. 949-4321, hiltonhawaiianvillage.com

Waikiki Starlight Luau, 5:30 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, Hilton Hawaiian Village, rooftop of Mid-Pacific Conference Center. $51-$125. 941-5828, hiltonhawaiianvillage.com

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