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5 Must-Attend Events: January 28-31

This week, go on a mud run, listen to Zelda music on stage or party it up on a battleship.


Winter Footholds at Kennedy Theatre

Wednesday, January 28 to Saturday, January 31

Students in Mānoa’s dance program perform new choreography in a variety of styles at this year’s Winter Footholds. Dancer Roxy Takaesu will also be presenting her BFA final project.

$8–$18, UH Mānoa Kennedy Theatre, 1770 East West Road, hawaii.edu/kennedy.


Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses

Friday, January 30

This global tour is making a stop in Hawai‘i to perform scores from the popular video game, with the help from the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra and the O‘ahu Choral Society. The songs will be accompanied by gameplay imagery, and fans will also get to hear a few new arrangements.

$39–$125, Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., blaisdellcenter.com/ai1ec_event/the-legend-of-zelda/?instance_id=


Art after Dark: Modern Love

Friday, January 30

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so this month’s theme of modern love in the technological age is fitting. Walk through a Japanese Erotic Art exhibit that explores sexuality, watch professional artists play a game of Exquisite Corpse, grab food from StreetGrindz and The Pig and the Lady, and listen to a music lineup that includes a sneak peek performance by The Voice season five finalist Will Champlin. His full performance is scheduled for Saturday at Doris Duke Theatre.

$10, 6–9 p.m., 900 S. Beretania St., artafterdark.org.


Living History Day at USS Missouri

Saturday, January 31

Saturday is the 71st anniversary of the USS Missouri’s launch at the New York Navy Yard in 1944, and it’s the day that the battleship’s memorial opened in Pearl Harbor. Free admission will be given to kama‘āina, military and Mighty Mo members, and guests will enjoy an array of activities, including military vehicle displays, oral history presentations, bands, dancers and a vintage aviation flyover.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Battleship Missouri Memorial, Ford Island, ussmissouri.org/get-involved/events/celebrate-our-birthday.


Makahiki Challenge at Kualoa Ranch

Saturday, January 31

If you’ve been looking for a reason to get dirty, sign up for the Makahiki Challenge and join hundreds as they meander through a three-mile, muddy obstacle course at Kualoa Ranch. Online registration is now closed, but you can sign up at the packet pickups on Monday and Wednesday, or on race day. Don’t forget your GoPro!

16+, Kualoa Ranch, 49-560 Kamehameha Highway, Kāne‘ohe, makahikichallenge.com.


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