Top 5 things to do this week (1/16-1/22)


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BUSINESS

Jelly Week

Monday, Jan. 14 to Friday, Jan. 18

Brush off those business cards and head over to The Box Jelly to meet other entrepreneurs, techies and innovators. This free, week-long networking event includes startup speed dating, a Hawaii tech community meetup and a shabu shabu dinner with the founders. It's a global Jelly Week, which means a similar gathering is happening elsewhere, too. Free, 6-8 p.m., The Box Jelly, 307c Kamani St., 769-6921, theboxjelly.com.

 

MUSIC

Two Museums and a Royal Palace

Friday, Jan. 18

This evening Hawaiian music festival is loaded with music, art, culture and food. Hop aboard a shuttle bus to tour the Bishop Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art and Iolani Palace. Take a stroll through art exhibitions Tattoo Honolulu, HI Fashion: The Legacy of Alfred Shaheen and Xtreme Bugs. Enjoy live Hawaiian music from Paula Fuga, Maunalua and Waipuna. 5-9 p.m., $10 adult residents; $19.95 adult non-residents; children 17 and under free; Bishop Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art and Iolani Palace. http://www.honolulumuseum.org/13426-two_museums_and_royal_palace_hawaiian_music_festival

 

FAIR & EXPO

Hawaii Bridal Expo

Friday, Jan. 18 to Sunday, Jan. 20

If you are still planning for the big day, take a trip to the Neal Blaisdell for this three-day wedding expo. You'll find everything from flowers, stationery and deejays to wedding cakes and venues. Visit more than 200 vendors and ask them plenty of questions before making a commitment. 5:30-10 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $9 general admission, free for ages 10 and under, Neal S. Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Ave., 768-5400, www.bridesclub.com

 

THEATRE

Shanghai Circus

Friday, Jan. 18 to Sunday, Jan. 20

Does the mention of "circus" conjure up images of silly clowns and ferocious animals? You won't see these at this three-day showcase of some of China's best athletes, acrobats and tumblers. Witness their gravity-defying tricks complete with music, theatrics and lighting. 7:30 p.m., $25-$45 ($5 off discount for Hawaii Theatre members, seniors and military), Hawaii Theatre, 1130 Bethel St., 528-5535, hawaiitheatre.com.

 

CHARITABLE

Friends of the Library of Hawaii: Books and Music Sale

Saturday, Jan. 19 to Monday, Jan. 21

Unleash your inner bookworm and music buff at this used books and music sale over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. Spend hours digging through more than 15,000 used books and 10,000 used music records. Proceeds support Hawaii's 50 public libraries. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Harbor House, 536-4174, www.friendsofthelibraryofhawaii.org.

 

For more events, visit calendar.honolulumagazine.com

For family events, visit calendar.honolulufamily.com

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