Top 5 things to do this week (12/26-1/1)

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Pythonathon Showing at Doris Duke

Wednesday Dec. 26 to Saturday, Dec. 29

Gather 'round for three silly tales from the British comedy troupe Monty Python. King Arthur and his knights embark on a quest to seek the Holy Grail and encounter the voice of God, a killer rabbit and vestal virgins in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Religion takes a beating in Monty Python's Life of Brian. The animated movie A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman, paints a fake portrait of the man best known as "the dead one from Monty Python." $8 per member, $10 general admission, times vary, Doris Duke Theatre, 900 S. Beretania St., 532-8700,



John Prine

Saturday, Dec. 29

Fans of country music are in for a treat. Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter John Prine performs for one-day only at the Hawaii Theatre this Saturday. His lyrical works can be found among famous American country and folk singers' repertoire. $31-61 per person, 8 p.m., Hawaii Theatre, 1130 Bethel St., 528-0506,




Tuesday, Jan. 1

Celebrate Japanese New Year in Hawaii at the Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha Temple. Enjoy taiko performances and complimentary bowls of ozoni mochi soup to welcome the Year of the Snake. Free, midnight-5 p.m., 1239 Olomea St., 841-4755,




Tuesday, Jan. 1

While the holiday shopping season is over, the Japanese shopping tradition of "fukubukuro" begins on New Year's Day. Take a trip to Ala Moana Center and buy discounted mystery bags filled with merchandise from participating stores. These surprise bags are meant to bring good luck and happiness… experience Secret Santa all over again! 9:30 a.m., participating Ala Moana Center merchants, 955-9517,



Bonsetti 10K

Tuesday, Jan. 1

If staying healthy and fit is on your New Year’s resolution list, this annual race near Sandy Beach might be what you are looking for. Arrive by 6:30 a.m. to sign up for this race and get a head start on tackling those goals. $15 non-members, $5 for members, 7 a.m., Kealahou Street in Hawaii Kai, 295-6777,


Also, take a look at our 2012/2013 New Year's Eve picks!


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