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Out 'N' About

As of Friday, September 24, 2010

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 2:42 a.m. HST, Oct 1, 2010

Weekend: Fri., Sept. 24 - Sun., Sept. 26

26th Annual Hawaii Seniors Fair: The Good Life Expo, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today through Sunday, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Ave. Free. 591-2211
The Ataris, pop-punk concert with Pimpbot, Half Step Down and Prescott, 6 p.m. tonight, the Loft, 115 N. Hotel St., Chinatown. $20 advance, $25 at the door. Also, playing on Maui tomorrow night with opening bands Half Step Down and Above Reproach, 9 p.m., Hard Rock Cafe, Lahaina. $23 advance, $28 at the door. 877-714-7668,
Fifth Annual Improvaganza: Hawaii Festival of Improv, with 23 shows — nine Honolulu acts and 14 from the mainland, 8 p.m. today and tomorrow, The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., and Laughtrack Theater Co. $10. 838-3006,
2010 Kaneohe Bay Airshow, featuring the Navy Blue Angels and BayFest, 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Free. 257-4636,
Waikiki Artfest, displays by 75-plus artists and handcrafters, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday to Sunday, Kapiolani Park. Free. 676-6717


Friday, Sept. 24

Open House at Laniakea YWCA, eat, learn and work out, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Laniakea YWCA, 1040 Richards St. Free. 538-7061,
ARTafterDark: Silk Road, with music and dance from China to the Middle East, with bhangra music, belly dancing, DJ Silvana and the Giinko Marischino dancers, henna tattoo artists and zip tours of the museum's exhibits, 6-9 p.m. at Honolulu Academy of Arts, 900 S. Beretania St. $10; free for members. 532-8700,
First Annual Taste of Helumoa Food & Wine Festival, in celebration of the Royal Hawaiian Center's 30th anniversary, with dishes from nine different restaurants, wine pairing and entertainment by the Brothers Cazimero, 6-9 p.m., Royal Hawaiian Center, Royal Grove. $40 pre-sale, $50 at the door. 922-2299,
Oktoberfest Street Festival, with German and local food, live music, dancing, games and prizes, 6-10 p.m., Nuuanu and Hotel streets. Free. 521-9699
Ohana Magic, Live! featuring the Great Davidio, David Brown, the amusing Mr. O, Harvey Ouchi and illusionist Aaron Vermeer, 7 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m., free animal balloons), Koolau Magic Theatre, Koolau Shopping Center, Kahaluu. $12 general, $8 for ages 11 and under. 239-6711,
Augie T: I Was Left Behind, comedian/two-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner's family-friendly comedy concert, 8 p.m., Hawaii Theatre, 1130 Bethel St. $20, $25, $30. 528-0506,


Saturday, Sept. 25

Museum Day, local museums, including Iolani Palace (522-0832), Mission Houses Museum (447-3910), Queen Emma Summer Palace (595-3167) and the Honolulu Academy of Arts (532-8701), offer free admission today with an e-ticket from
64th Annual Aloha Festivals Floral Parade, 9 a.m., Kalakaua Avenue, from Ala Moana Beach Park to Kapiolani Park. Free.
"Get the Drift and Bag It," Sand Island beach cleanup, hosted by Surfriders Foundation's Oahu Chapter in partnership with HonBlue; volunteers get lunch and a chance to win prizes, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Sand Island Beach Park (meet at the last parking lot, look for Surfrider and HONBLUE tents). Free. 942-3841,
Tet Trung Thu (Mid Autumn Moon Festival), celebrate the Vietnamese community with cultural performances, Vietnamese food, children's craft and educational activities, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the Children's Discovery Center, 111 Ohe St. Free (admission fees apply to exhibits at the center). 524-5437, www.discovery-
"Music for Flute, Clarinet, and String Quartet," concert to celebrate Classical Music Month, presented by an ensemble from the Oahu Civic Orchestra, noon, Hawaii State Library lobby. Free. 586-3520
We Value Hawaii: Art/ Music/Dialogue, local art and music showcase with discussions including politicians, scholars and activists on the value of the creative arts community, with the Jump Offs, Black Square, Youth Speaks Hawaii and more, 1 p.m.-1 a.m., Fresh Cafe, 831 Queen St. Free for all ages until 8 p.m., $5, 18 and over after 8. Schedule:
2010 Manoa Jazz & Heritage Festival, with Larry Carlton Trio, Robert Shinoda & Friends featuring L.A. guitarist Jeff Richman, Punahou Jazz Band, 6 p.m., Andrews Amphitheatre. $15-$35. 944-2697,
Haleiwa Art Walk, live entertainment and artist demos, 6-9 p.m., Historic Haleiwa Town. Free. 637-3368,
Love Rocks! concert featuring Grammy Award-winner Ambrosia's Joe Puerto, John Ford Coley, Benny Mardones, W.T. Greer, J. Michaels and his band, and guest appearance by Angeli Callo, 7 p.m., Hawaii Theatre, 1130 Bethel St. $50, $60, $70, $100. 528-0506,
Afatia, Afatia Thompson concert featuring "R&B with a Polynesian twist," 7:30 p.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village. $20, $35 table seating. 949-4321


Tuesday, Sept. 28

Moon Festival Celebration 2010, presented by Hawaii Chinese Culture Center, 6:30 p.m., Hawaii Theatre, 1130 Bethel St. $20, $28, $38. 224-8181
10th Anniversary Mai Tai Rumble Kick Off Concert, with 82 Fifty and Everyday People, 9 p.m., Mai Tai Bar, Ala Moana Center. Free. 947-2900,


Wednesday, Sept. 29

"Creatures of the Abyss," traveling exhibit, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays, starting today through Jan. 29, Bishop Museum, Castle Memorial Building. $17.95 general, $14.95 for students and seniors 65 and older, free for ages 3 and under. 847-3511,
Comedian Adam Hunter, 8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.), Pipeline Cafe, 805 Pohukaina St. $15, $30 VIP. 877-714-7668,


Thursday, Sept. 30

Hawaii Bowl Foundation Beer Fest, benefit to support nonprofit organizations, with food, beer and live auction, 6-9 p.m., Murphy's Bar & Grill, 2 Merchant St. $60 advance, $75 at the door. 548-2695,
Mom & Baby Clothing Swap, Hot Mama networking event, 6-8 p.m., Baby Awearness/Hot Mama Maternity, Manoa Marketplace, second floor. Free. 988-0010,



Fifth Annual Canstruction: Kids CAN! exhibit by teams of local architects and allied professionals, giant structures made entirely of thousands of cans of food, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays- Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 3, Pearlridge Uptown Center Court. Free. 488-0981.
"Return to Waikiki," buffet and variety show featuring music, hula and performance from Makana, Buck Giles, Lono Kaumeheiwa, Richard Marquez, George Lopez, hula legend Auntie Florence Iwalani Koanui and more, 6-8:15 p.m. Thursdays- Saturdays, International Marketplace. $75-$95, $47.50 for kamaaina, $27.50 for ages 4-11, free for children ages 3 and under. 542-6567,
"Magic of Polynesia" with John Hirokawa, Tuesdays-Saturdays; Michael Villoria, Sundays-Mondays, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show daily, Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel, 2300 Kalakaua Ave., second floor. $139, $68 ages 4 to 11 for deluxe dinner show; $85, $57 children for standard show; $52.50, $35 children for show only (kamaaina rates $31.50-$125.10). Reservations: 971-4321,
"Friday Night Comedy in Aiea," presented by improv troupe On the Spot, rotating cast of stand-up comics and improv groups in a weekly show appropriate for families. 7:30 p.m. Fridays at the Rosalie Woodson Dance Academy, Aiea Village Square, 99-153 Moanalua Road, Room D. $5. 224-7585
"Ha: Breath of Life" is a dramatic staged floor show telling the story of Mana, who matures through boyhood, encountering young love and learning respect and responsibility. 7:30 p.m. nightly (except Sundays). $25 kamaaina. 293-3333,
"Beauty and the Beast," traveling production of Disney's hit Broadway musical, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, through Oct. 3, Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., $47-$57. Tickets: 800-745-3000,
SOS Classic, the original variety troupe returns home to Hawaii, 8:30 p.m. today and tomorrow (ends tomorrow), Outrigger Waikiki Main Showroom, $45, $29.50 kamaaina. 923-7469
"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-
E Ku Ana ka Paia: "Unification, Responsibility and the Ku Images" is the result of a joint effort between the Bishop Museum, the British Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum, partnering to bring together the three largest known Ku images in the world for a historic exhibition, through Oct. 4. Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays. $8.95-$17.95; free for members, children 3 and under. 847-3511,
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. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, $8-$14; reservations recommended. 971-7195,
Go/Baduk/Weiqi (Asian board games), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, Satura Cakes, Ward Centre. Free. 833-2540,
International Folk Dancing, sponsored by International Folk Dancers of Hawaii, no partner needed, 7-9 p.m. Sundays, Moiliili Community Center, 2535 S. King St. $4. 941-6453
Tableside Magic, with magicians Alan Arita and Glen Bailey (alternating), 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Tony Roma's, Pearlridge. 487-9911
"Art in the Park," drop-in art program that lets children explore open-ended activities, 11 a.m.-noon Wednesdays at the Hawaii Children's Discovery Museum, 111 Ohe St. $3 ($1 with paid admission to the museum). 524-5437.

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