To Do: Bill Maher, Jefferson Starship, ‘Rent,’ The Kingston Trio
Highlights of events taking place in Honolulu over the weeks and months ahead, courtesy Play.
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The acid rock group Jefferson Airplane morphed into Jefferson Starship and kept spinning out the hits, including “We Built This City” and “Sara.”
8 p.m. / Hawaii Theatre / $69.50-$89.50 / hawaiitheatre.com or 528-0506
Raucous indie-rockers The Raconteurs drop in on The Republik for two shows, with a new album of music to roar through.
8 p.m. Dec. 12-13 / The Republik / $52.50 / jointherepublik.com or 941-7469
Ballet Hawaii’s lovely, Hawaii-themed production of “The Nutcracker” returns. Christmas wouldn’t be the same without it.
7:30 p.m. Dec. 13-14, 2 p.m. Dec. 15 / Blaisdell Concert Hall / $40-$125 / ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000
Broadway returns to Hawaii with eight stagings of “Rent,” the musical about artists struggling to make a life in New York City.
Showtimes vary / Blaisdell Concert Hall / $50-$80 / ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000
As impeachment looms and next year’s election heats up, who better to warm up your 2020 celebration than political comedian Bill Maher? He returns to celebrate his ninth New Year’s in Hawaii with the spunky Sarah Silverman and “Pitbull” Bobby Slayton as his guests.
8 p.m. / Blaisdell Concert Hall / $45.50-$95.50 / ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000
>> Folk-pop group The Kingston Trio pays tribute to 60 years of music. 7 p.m. Dec. 19, Hawaii Theatre Center, $39-$60; $150 VIP, hawaiitheatre.com or 528-0506
>> Comedian Ken Jeong has added a late show for his January visit. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Blaisdell Concert Hall, $48.50-$63.50. ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000