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The 5 Best Things to Do in Honolulu This Week

This week, explore the Bishop Museum for free, listen to your favorite Disney movie songs on stage and raise awareness about epilepsy.


The Bishop Museum offers free admission on Charles Reed Bishop’s birthday.
Photo: Diane Lee 


My Name is Gary Cooper

January 22-February 22

Playwright Victor Rodger’s Hawai‘i premiere of My Name is Gary Cooper is at Kumu Kahua Theatre on Thursday. The play focuses on the theme of race and racism by showing how Hollywood movies have created Pacific Islander stereotypes.

$5-$20, Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant St., 536-4222, kumukahua.org.


Disney in Concert

Friday, January 23

The Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra and four vocalists will be performing Disney movie songs while scenes from the movies are acted out on stage. This event is great for families, but it’s also perfect for anyone who loves the symphony and Disney classics.

7:30 p.m., $27-$79, Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., hawaiisymphonyorchestra.org/disney-in-concert-magical-music-from-the-movies/?utm_source=EventPosting&utm_medium=Yelp&utm_campaign=Disney.


Sharon’s Ride, Run, Walk

Sunday, January 25

Support the Epilepsy Foundation of Hawai‘i at the 13th annual Sharon’s Ride.Run.Walk for Epilepsy, which starts at Kapi‘olani Community College. Choose to participate in one of these events: a 100 km bike ride, a 75 km bike ride, a 35 km bike ride, a keiki bike safety course, a 10 km run, a 5 km run or a 1 mile walk. With events for every skill level, there’s no reason not to sign up.

7 a.m., $35-$60, Kapi‘olani Community College, epilepsyhawaii.org.


Opera night with Quinn Kelsey and Marjorie Owens

Sunday, January 25

Hawai‘i’s own baritone Quinn Kelsey returns to Hawai‘i to perform for one night after a busy year at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Lyric Opera in Chicago, among others. His wife, soprano Marjorie Owens, joins him as they perform arias and selections from Mascagni, Verdi, Leoncavalla, Massenet and Wagner.

4 p.m., $32-$90, Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., hawaiisymphonyorchestra.org/quinnkelsey.


Bishop Museum Celebrates Charles Reed Bishop

Sunday, January 25

Charles Reed Bishop’s birthday is this Sunday, and the Bishop Museum is celebrating by giving free admission to kama‘āina and military with valid ID. There will also be a special program beginning at 11 a.m. in Hawaiian Hall that includes an oli and hula.

9 a.m., Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., bishopmuseum.org.


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