Top 5 things to do this week (1/9 – 1/15)
(left to right): Karl Kaneko, Alan Wong, KJ Choi, Mika Ahn Miller, Ted Miller
PHoto: Ross hamamura
Sony Open Hawaii
Monday, Jan. 7 to Sunday, Jan. 13
Make a stop at Waialae Country Club to watch more than 100 of the world’s best golf pros swing away for this charity competition supporting local nonprofits. Fore! $15 per day if you purchase at any First Hawaiian Bank branch (supplies limited), $20 at the gate for general admission, 4997 Kahala Ave., sonyopeninhawaii.com.
Friday, Jan. 11
This Grammy-Award-winning rock band from the Windy City is making one stop in Honolulu as part of their world tour. Experience love all over again singing to the group’s classic hits “If You Leave Me Now,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” and “You’re the Inspiration.” $45, $55 per person, 7:30 p.m., Neal Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave., 768-5252, blaisdellcenter.com.
Mayumi Oda: A Prayer for the New Birth of Japan
Friday, Jan. 11
After the powerful earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011, artist Mayumi Oda was inspired to dedicate a series of paintings to Japan as a "visual prayer.” She plans to move back to Japan to help rebuild a fishing village on the small island of Nushima. Oda will close her exhibition in a special ceremony on Jan. 11. You can still view the exhibition until Jan. 13. Free with museum admission, 3-4 p.m., Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., 532-8700, honolulumuseum.org.
Bollywood Film Festival
Saturday, Jan. 12 to Thursday, Jan. 24
The Doris Duke Theatre pays tribute to the late Indian veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra. This 13-day film festival features seven romantic and comedic Bollywood films. Remember to bring tissues. And, if the films don’t make you cry, the spicy Indian food during the opening night reception sure might! $12, $10 museum members or $70, $60 museum members for festival flash passes; Doris Duke Theatre, 900 S. Beretania St., 532-8700, honolulumuseum.org/373-doris_duke_theatre
Friday, Jan. 11, Saturday, Jan. 12, Saturday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Jan. 26
Comedian Rap Reiplinger is gone, but his comedy still lives on through Honolulu Theatre for Youth. Kamaainas will crack up to these comedic skits about Hawaii's history and culture. $25 adult, $15 youth, $20 seniors (60+), Jan. 11, 12, 19 and 26 at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 19 and 26 at 4:30 p.m., Tenney Theatre, Cathedral of St. Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square, 839-9885 x720, htyweb.org.
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