This Week Next Week: 12.2–12.15
|Montclaire’s Mini Tour Dec 4, 9pm, Mercury Bar, 1154 Fort Street Mall & Dec 5, 9pm, Downbeat Lounge, 42 N. Hotel St., 21+, donation at the door.
She’s back from Portland (for a little while, anyway), that demure chanteuse of beautiful, folksy, bittersweet ditties. And for two shows! See Sabrina Velasquez in her most recent project, Montclaire. Ask her to play that one soap on a rope song! She loves it when you do that.
|Hawaii Glass Artists 11th Annual Exhibition Dec 6, 6-10pm, the ARTS at Mark’s Garage, 1159 Nu’uanu Ave
In its 11th show, members of Hawaii Glass Artists are exhibited alongside HGA artists demonstrating how it’s all done. Sweet Corn and Peanut will perform.
|Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
Dec 7, 6pm (reception) 7:30 (showtime), Dec 8, 4pm, Dec 11, 7:30pm, Dec 12, 1pm, Doris Duke Theatre, 900 S. Beretania St., $8-$15.
This documentary looks at how Nadia, Masha, Katia, and the other women of the feminist activist collective known the world over as Pussy Riot challenged Moscow’s social order and what happened after they did it. The Dec. 7 screening opens early with a reception of wine and food for purchase.
|Gals for Good! Dec 7, 9pm-12am, Mercury Bar, 1154 Fort Street Mall, 21+, $5, all proceeds are donated to UNICEF / GRACE AFTER FIRE
The Modern Dames Society returns to take care of us all through a benefit event including a fashion show by Mishap and a performance by P∆G∑. Proceeds go to UNICEF’s aid for victims of Haiyan, and Grace After Fire addresses the needs of women veterans upon their return home.
|The Honolulu Marathon Dec 8, 5am, Ala Moana Beach Park, 1201 Ala Moana Blvd, all ages, $165 - $290, free to watch!
It’s the only marathon in the country that keeps its finish line open until the last person crosses. About 1.9 million cups of refreshments will be given to runners this year, so will about 30,000 apples and two 20-foot urinals. So, take your time!
|AIA Kakaako Town Hall Meeting Dec 12, 5-7pm, AIA Honolulu Center for Architecture, 828 Fort Street Mall, Ste. 100
The AIA Honolulu Regional & Urban Design Committee (RUDC) will host a Kakaako ”Town Hall” at the Center for Architecture, bringing together a panel and the public to share their diverse perspectives on their Kakaako— your Kaka— Our Kakaako.
|PechaKucha Night Honolulu #19 Dec 13, 6:30 - 8pm, Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria St.
This one is themed CUT.
|Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band Dec 14, 7pm, Waikiki Shell, 2805 Monsarrat Ave, all ages, $39 - $136
Bring extra beach balls.
Hawaii Metalfest - Featuring “MIND FURNACE” + 30 More Artists Dec 14, Hawaiian Brian’s, 1680 Kapiolani Blvd, all ages, tix available soon.
We Came As Romans, Crown The Empire, Mind Furnace, and 27 other bands converge for Hawaii’s 8th annual Metalfest in the showroom of Hawaiian Brian’s.
|Willy Branlund: In The Beginning
Through Dec. 20, 7–9pm, Gallery of Hawaii Artists, 1888 Kalakaua Ave Ste C312, free.
Photographer Willy Branlund’s candid portraits of artists at work was, according to a statement, an accident, started when Branlund “ﬁrst picked up a camera to shoot a candid portrait of a friend. This fortuitous act led to the development of a fascination with understanding the mechanisms of the creative process. For the past seven years, Branlund has dedicated his time and energy to documenting various artists and creative personalities at work, in hopes of further exploring elusive concepts that are important to art such as creativity, perseverance, and drive.”
||Kapulani Langraf’s Ponoiwi
Extended through Jan. 19, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S Beretania St, free.
Because next month’s ARTafterDARK is always bonkers (It’s Halloween; people go crazy), maybe go to this month’s ARTafterDARK and actually look at the art? “As a Native Hawaiian artist, my work is guided by my traditional Hawaiian values, language and culture,” says Landgraf in a statement. “I feel compelled to celebrate my Hawaiian culture, but also to express my feelings on the profound changes that have happened and continue to occur in Hawai‘i by ongoing Western intrusion and its impact on Hawaiian rights, values, and history. Although much of my work laments the violations on the Hawaiian people, land and natural resources, it also offers hope with allusions to the strength and resilience of Hawaiian land and its people.” Get it, girl.
|LEGO Travel Adventure at Bishop
Through Jan. 5, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St, all ages.
This traveling exhibition invites you to make stuff capable of flying, floating, or driving—or the turducken of those, all three. “To go on a travel adventure to exotic locations,” a statement says, “children are asked to think creatively, plan, and build vehicles to move through all kinds of terrain—mountains, oceans, jungles, deserts, and more. This newest LEGO exhibit is filled with colorful backdrops, kid-friendly building activities, and eye-popping LEGO sculptures.” Just remember the plural of LEGO is LEGO, okay.
|Jared Yamanuha’s OMIYAGE
6-8pm, in4mation chinatown, 1154 Nu’uanu Ave, free. Jared Yamanuha brings the Japanese tradition of souvenir-sharing, known as omiyage, into the neighborhood buy cutting shapes into photographs of standard local touristy treats.
|The world premiere of Flowers of Hawaii
Nov 7 - Dec 8, Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street, $5-$20
This is Lee Cataluna’s big comeback since getting her MFA in California and returning to the home that has inspired her work. In our article on its casting, Director Harry Wong said that this is “Lee’s best play. It’s funny; it’s tragic. It’s a step beyond what she usually writes, which might be straight comedy.”
|Veritas II / Kaili Chun
Through December, 6-8pm, ii Gallery, 687 Auahi St., free.
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