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To Do! Chicago, Alabama Shakes, more
FRIDAY, JAN. 11
The venerable, high energy band Chicago, which produced 25 platinum records over its five-decades long tenure, comes to the islands as part of its 2012-2013 world tour.
7:30 p.m./Blaisdell Arena/$46-$76/800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
FRIDAY, JAN. 11
Young up-and-coming band Alabama Shakes, a sensation at SXSW in 2012, on Conan and on David Letterman’s birthday show, brings its Southern blues-inflected rock to the islands.
8 p.m./The Republik/$28.50, $38.50/855-235-2867, flavorus.com
SATURDAY, JAN. 12
Atlanta hip-hop artist Ludacris, a three-time Grammy winner and “Fast and Furious” movie star, is bringing a full band to the Blaisdell, with guest Big Krit.
8 p.m./Blaisdell Arena/ $45.50, $55.50/800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
MONDAY, JAN. 14
Elvis lives again in a screening of the famous “Aloha from Hawaii” concert commemorating its 40th anniversary, back at the location of the original show.
7:30 p.m/Blaisdell Arena/$35/800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com
MONDAY, FEB. 4
Electronic noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells, whose second album, “Reign of Terror,” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Indie chart this year, slides into the Republik.
8 p.m./The Republik/$28, $38/855-235-2867, flavorus.com
Taimane Gardner: Uke virtuoso headlines the Doris Duke Theater’s Secret Sound Showcase on Jan. 25. $10. honolulumuseum.org.
Toubab Krewe: The band that fuses Malian and American tunes plays Leeward Community College Theatre on Feb. 1. $15-$30. lcctheatre.hawaii.edu
“Naked Girls Reading” requires advance tickets, $20, from eventbrite.com; 8:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at The Arts at Marks Garage.