Don't miss out on our expanded calendar of general-interest and family-friendly events
POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 13, 2010
Sixth Annual Remodel It Right Expo, presented by the Building Industry Association of Hawaii (BIA-Hawaii) with the theme "Remodel It Right, Remodel It Right Green"; products, services and trends in sustainable living. 5-9 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Hawai'i Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave. $5 for adults, free for children 12 and under with paid adult, $7 three-day pass, $2 Senior Sunday for 55 years and older with ID. www.biahawaii.org
Waimanalo Country Fair, with rides, games, food, vendors. 6 p.m. to park closing today, noon to park closing tomorrow and Sunday, Waimanalo Beach Park. Free admission (wristbands for rides available at Walmart). www.ekfernandez.com
The 11th Annual Te Manahua Maori Cultural Competition with song and dance competitions will include the haka (male posture dance), poi (a graceful dance with a twirling ball on the end of a string) and fancy kahahu (attire). Haka Hard and Poi-e Competition, 6 p.m. today at Hale Kuai stage; Maori Performing Arts Competition, 9 a.m. tomorrow in the Pacific Theater. Polynesian Cultural Center, 55-370 Kamehameha Highway. $10 for ages 16 and older; $6 for ages 5-15; free for annual pass holders, full-day ticket holders and keiki 4 and younger. 293-3333, www.polynesia.com
Bon dance season continues with dances 7 p.m. today and tomorrow at Soto Mission of Hawaii-Shoboji, 1708 Nuuanu Ave., 537-9409; and 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow at Pearl City Hongwanji Mission, 858 2nd St., 455-1680. On Maui: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Kahului Jodo Mission, 325 Laau St., 244-0066. On the Big Island: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Kona Koyasan Daishiji Mission, Holualoa, 324-1741; 8 p.m. tomorrow at Hamakua Jodo Mission, 775-0965; and 8 p.m. tomorrow at Hilo Higashi Hongwanji, 216 Mohouli St., 935-8968. On Kauai: 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow at West Kauai Hongwanji, Koloa, 338-1537.
Celebration of Don Ho, presented by "Al Waterson and You." features performers from Ho's showroom throughout the years in recognition of Ho's birthday. 6-9 p.m., Don Ho's Island Grill, Aloha Tower Marketplace. Free. All ages.
Shaquille O'Neal's All Star Comedy Jam features one of the Original Kings of Comedy, D.L. Hughley, along with Aries Spears, known for impersonations of Jay-Z, LL Cool J and O'Neal himself; Charlie Murphy, older brother of actor-comedian Eddie Murphy; and DeRay Davis. 8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.), Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave. $35-$100, $125 VIP. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
"Try Jah Love Tour" is a fundraiser for Help the Hawaii Homeless featuring guest artists Christafari, Isouljahs, White Lines and SoulVibe. 10 p.m. (doors open at 9 p.m.), Pipeline Cafe, 805 Pohukaina St. $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $30 VIP, for ages 18 and older. 877-714-7668, www.pipelinecafehawaii.com
2010 Pulama 'o Waimea: Waimea Valley commemorates four years of Hawaiian stewardship with hula, Hawaiian arts and crafts, keiki games, entertainment, Hawaiian food, guided tours of the valley and more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Waimea Valley, 59-864 Kamehameha Highway. $5-$13. At 6 p.m. there will be live music followed by a 7 p.m. screening of "Mighty Uke"; $10, $8 pre-sale tickets available at Waimea Valley gift shop Ku'ono Waiwai until today. 638-7766, www.waimea valley.net
Surfrider and Barefoot Wines Beach Cleanup and Celebration, open to volunteers to keep Hawaii's beaches "barefoot friendly." 10 a.m.-noon, beach cleanup at Ala Moana Beach Park (look for the Surfrider tent by the road in front of Magic Island); 6-8 p.m., celebration for ages 21 and older at Tiki's Grill & Bar, 2570 Kalakaua Ave. Free. RSVP: BarefootBeachRescue.com
The Crafters Clearance Sale & Rubberstamp/ Scrapbook Expo, craft supplies and merchandise. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hawaii Suites, Blaisdell Center, 777 Ward Ave. Free. 551-3769
Science Family Fun Day: "Climate Change," for students and parents to explore the scientific and cultural impact of global warming with hands-on activities, interactive stations and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St. $12.95-$17.95; free for members, children ages 3 and under. 847-3511, www.bishopmuseum.org
Youth Speaks Hawaii, a Second Saturday Monthly Slam and Open Mic. 3 p.m., the ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave. Free. 521-2903, www.artsatmarks.com
Hawaii Inter-Island Community Drum Circle, hosted by Arthur Hull and his training group. Bring your drums and percussion instruments, no musical experience needed, and enjoy a rhythmical afternoon. 3-5 p.m., Camp Mokuleia, 68-729 Farrington Highway. Free. 831-458-1946, www.drumcircle.com
Pearl City Cultural Center Jazz Festival, benefit for the Royal Hawaiian Band Music Society and the Pearl City Cultural Center, featuring the Honolulu Jazz Quartet with John Kolivas, Tim Tsukiyama, Adam Baron and Dan Del Negro; Rhythm Summit with Kenny Endo, Noel Okimoto and Dean Taba; from Japan, jazz trumpeter Eric Miyashiro; and the PCCC Jazz Festival Big Band. 6 p.m., Pearl City Cultural Center, 2100 Hokiekie St. $20-$25, tickets available at Good Guys Music (Kapahulu) and Music Center of Hawaii (off Ward Avenue). 454-5657
The 70s Nightclub Reunion VIII is back, featuring musical groups Greenwood, Asian Blend, Glass Candle, Power Point and Golden Throat with Nohelani Cypriano, and emceed by Tiny Tadani. 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom I & II. $40, $50 reserved seating. 944-4330, 70snightclub reunion.com.
The Hawaiian Elvis -- Aloha from Hawaii Show, marking the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death on Aug. 16, 1977, with impersonator Bill "Haupe" Burgher. 7:45 p.m., Pagoda Hotel, International Ballroom, 1525 Rycroft St. $28-$64 (kamaaina rates available). 381-4353, thehawaiian elvis.com
Verdi's "Requiem," featuring the Junge Kammerphilharmonie Freiburg orchestra in its last performance on its first tour of the United States. 8 p.m., Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave. $20-$25 suggested donation. 524-0815, ext. 257; www.oahuchoral.com
The All Star Comedy Showcase features national stand-up comedian Shawn Felipe, local television personality David Lee, Jose Ver, Paul Kane and Hawaii's longest-running improv group, On the Spot Improv. 8-10 p.m., Aloha Lounge, Aloha Tower Marketplace, second floor. $5. 224-7585, www.otsimprov.com
"Whitewash," Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday, celebrating the exhibit "Men in Lace" with arts activities, a Lace Costume Contest at noon, and screenings of "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" at 11:10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Activities 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Honolulu Academy of Arts. Free. 532-8700, www.honoluluacademy.org
28th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival honors Gabby Pahinui, Atta Isaacs and other slack-key greats with performances by Ledward Kaapana, Dennis Kamakahi, George Kuo, Brother Noland, Makana, David Kahiapo, Dwight Kanae, Bobby Moderow, Jeff Peterson, Stephen Inglis and more. Noon-6 p.m., Kapiolani Park. Free. www.slackkeyfestival.com
The Art of the Ukulele with Roy Sakuma features Sakuma, recognized as Hawaii's foremost ukulele teacher for more than 30 years. 2 p.m., Kaimuki Public Library, 1041 Koko Head Ave. Free. 733-8422
"Hana -- The Flower II," presented by choreographer and modern dance artist Keiko Fujii, is based on the legend of Amida Pond and themed around the pressures of modern society, fusing traditional Japanese dance elements with modern movement. 2 p.m., Kennedy Theatre, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1770 East-West Road. $18-$30. 956-7655
"A Night of Aloha: Hawaiian Mele Night" is a family event with a Hawaiian theme, featuring Hawaiian music, make-your-own Hawaiian sundae and shave ice. Hawaiian attire suggested. 6-7:30 p.m., International Baptist Church, 20 Dowsett Ave. Free. 595-6352
WWE presents Raw World Tour with John Cena, Randy Orton, Mark Henry, Sheamus, Evan Bourne, The Miz, The Hart Dynasty, Chris Jericho, Ted DiBiase, Maryse, Eve, The Nexus. 7:30 p.m., Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave. $15-$60. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
Comedian Steve Byrne, known for his high energy and physical style of comedy. 8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.), Pipeline Cafe, 805 Pohukaina St. $20, $40 VIP. 877-714-7668, www.pipelinecafehawaii.com
The Joy of Sake marks 10 years and a second year at the Honolulu Academy of Arts with more than 250 sake samples to taste and pair with plates from Honolulu restaurants. 6-8:30 p.m., Honolulu Academy of Arts, 900 S. Beretania St. $80, $150 VIP. 532-8700, www.honoluluacademy.org
"Teen City -- Back to School Bash," hosted by Ekolu and Josh with James Coles and United DJs. 8-11:45 p.m., Waianae Chop Suey, 86-120 Farrington Highway. $15, all ages. 479-3008, email@example.com
"Friday Night Comedy in Aiea," presented by improv troupe On the Spot, features a rotating cast of stand-up comics and improv groups in a show appropriate for all ages. 7:30 p.m. Fridays at Rosalie Woodson Dance Academy in the Aiea Village Square, 99-153 Moanalua Road, Room D. $5. 224-7585
Twilight tours at Honolulu Zoo let visitors see what happens there when the gates close and the sun sets. Recommended for adults and children age 4 and up. Evening hours: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, $8-$14; reservations recommended. Corner of Kalakaua, Kapahulu and Monsarrat avenues in Waikiki. 971-7195, www.honolulu zoo.org.
"Dinosaurs!" with animatronic dinosaurs and hands- on activities; also featuring the Pearlridge Safari Train ($3). Mall hours through Sunday at Pearlridge Center. Free. 488-0981, www.pearlridge online.com
"Torn from Home: My Life as a Refugee" takes young visitors and adults on a hands-on journey into the lives of children who have left homes in regions of conflict. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Oct. 16 at Hawaii Children's Discovery Center, 111 Ohe St., Kakaako. $6-$10. 524-5437, www.discovery centerhawaii.org
Free family films continue during the summer at the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium. Films are rated either G or PG, and screenings start at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with two movies shown simultaneously. Seating is first-come, first-served, and tickets are available at the box office the morning of each screening. This Tuesday and Wednesday: "Charlotte's Web" and "Imagine That." Aug. 24 and 25: "Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie" and "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs."
"Art in the Park" is a drop-in art program that lets children explore a variety of art media with three open-ended activities. 11 a.m.-noon Wednesdays at the Hawaii Children's Discovery Museum, 111 Ohe St. $3 ($1 with paid admission to museum). 524-5437, www.discoverycenterhawaii.org
"E Ku Ana ka Paia: Unification, Responsibility and the Ku Images" has the Bishop Museum, British Museum and Peabody Essex Museum partnering to bring together the three largest Ku images in the world for a historic exhibition, through Oct. 4. Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Mondays. $7.95-$17.95; free for members, children ages 3 and under. 847-3511, www.bishop museum.org
"Ha: Breath of Life" is a Polynesian floor show telling the story of Mana, who matures through young love, respect and responsibility. To mark its first anniversary, this month the Polynesian Cultural Center offers Hawaii residents a value package of buffet dinner, show and souvenir poster, valued at more than $60, for $25. 7:30 p.m. nightly (except Sundays) at the PCC. 293-3333, www.polynesia.com