Friday, Jan. 24
Young The Giant
Experience the band who will play from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 general admission with a $5 increase the day of the show. This is an all-ages accompanied by an adult event.
The New Decade Guerrilla Throwdown will feature indie rock, new wave and pop all night starting at 9 p.m. from Fitting Graves (of Trvefrnds), The Chronies and Bound. It will include selections by DJs Monkey and Jet Boy. The show for ages 21 and up has a cover charge of $5.
Blaisdell Concert Hall
Lim will present his Limitless sleight-of-hand performance Friday, Jan. 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the concert hall with mind-reader Colin Cloud. Tickets are $85 and $75. In addition, the next evening Jim Brinkman will celebrate with a greatest hits 25th anniversary concert on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. with tickets from $39 to $59.
Hawaii’s original emo/pop punk dance party will take place at 9 p.m. Friday with tickets at $5. Then, on Saturday, Jan. 25 Ganecko presents Tiki Taboo, Tell Mama and Can Can starting at 9 p.m. for $5 admission.
Master Sha Tao Center
Master Zhi Gang Sha will hold Tao calligraphy healing field demonstrations from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 at the center. Admission is free.
Asian Lion Dance Team
Hawaii State Library
The team will perform in the lobby of the Hawaii State Library at 10 a.m. There will be drums! All programs are subject to change.
Au’s Shaolin Arts
Windward City Shopping Center
Celebrate Chinese New Year with the arts group performing a traditional lion dance. The activities will begin at 11 a.m. with a kung fu demonstration.
Chinese New Year celebration
Royal Hawaiian Center
Enjoy a variety of activities as Royal Hawaiian Center welcomes the Year of the Rat from noon to 5 p.m., including a calligraphy demonstration, dance troupes and more.Royal Hawaiian Center
Saturday, Jan. 25
The collective will partner with Toronto-based Be The Change for a launch event at the resort. It will showcase a sustainable eco-fashion show, music, and raise awareness and funds for Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii. Red carpet arrivals start at 4:30 p.m. and the show begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are $40 plus $4.25 fees.
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Ring in the Year of the Rat
International Market Place
International Market Place is celebrating Chinese New Year with activities including a free lion dance performance (noon to 2 p.m.) and calligraphy workshop (2 to 4 p.m.). Following the lion dance, guests are invited to learn about traditional Chinese calligraphy and receive a free calligraphy gift.
Sunday, Jan. 26
Waikele Premium Outlets
Lung Kong Physical Culture Club will perform a traditional Chinese Lion Dance for Chinese New Year from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event begins at the stage area near Saks Fifth Ave OFF 5TH with a kung fu demonstration.(premiumoutlets.com/outlet/waikele)
Wah Ngai group
The Wah Ngai Lion Dance Association leads the Pearlridge Center celebration as they welcome the Year of the Rat. The lion’s route runs from 10 to 11 a.m. at Wai Makai, starting in Center Court, and noon to 1 p.m. Mauka, starting in Center Court.
Queen Kapiolani Hotel
Dine, drink and dance to the musical artists Makua Rothman and Thompson Enos from 4 to 8 p.m. at Deck on the hotel’s third floor. There is no cover charge for the event however, table reservations require a minimum $35 spend per person, and a two-drink minimum per person for standing room. Guests are encouraged to book reservations, but walk-ins are welcome.
Ka Makana Alii
Don’t miss an afternoon of live Hawaiian music entertainment from noon to 3 p.m. Enjoy the stylings of Preston Kauwe.
Monday, Jan. 27
Maui Brewing Co.
Jesse Kaawa will perform at the Kailua location from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Other performers at that venue this week include Preston Kauwe on Jan. 28 and Mark Caldeira on Jan. 29.
Mike Lewis & Friends
The 17-piece big band will with Lewis will play Monday at 7:30 p.m. Other acts at the club this week include Gin n Juice Part 2, The House Party, Purple Room Presents Other Worldly Vol. 2 on Friday, Jan. 24; and Lava Rawk Hip Hop Alternative Nights and EPROM on Saturday, Jan. 25.
Tuesday, Jan. 28
Manoa Valley Theatre
Award-winning musicians Tsun-Hui Hung and Jeff Peterson will feature their new music. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m.; bar service will be available. Tickets are $40.
Blue Note Hawaii
The local phenomenon will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets to Willie K. are general admission for $45 and doors open at 5 p.m. In addition, on Monday, Jan. 27 world-renowned guitarist Stanley Jordan will play Jimi Hendrix songs. Tickets for Jordan’s show are premium $45, loge $35, bar $25. Show times are 6:30 and 9 p.m. with doors open at 5 and 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 29
Blue Note Hawaii
Japanese rock star Miyavi will hold his debut performance at the nightclub with shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $45-65 and available by phone at 777-4890, or at the Blue Note Hawaii Box Office in the lobby of the Outrigger Waikiki or on the website.
Experience blues with Kevin Coleman and The Flat Five from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at OnStage Drinks and Grinds. There is no cover charge.
Noel Okimoto retirement celebration with the Honolulu Jazz Quartet and friends will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 30
Moon up close
As part of Lunar New Year, view the moon up close from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with Nick Bradley, astronomer/owner of Stargazers of Hawaii on the mall’s third level parking deck. The view will be seen through a large 7-foot telescope. This event is free and open to the public.