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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, January 22, 2010

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JAN. 29, 31 AND FEB. 2

Here's an opera that will make you laugh: Mozart's comedy "Le Nozze di Figaro" kicks off Hawaii Opera Theatre's 50th season.

8 p.m. Jan. 29, 4 p.m. Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 / Blaisdell Concert Hall / $29 to $120 with three-opera packages available / 596-7858, www.hawaiiopera.org

FEB. 5-6

If there is a better school fundraiser, we don't know it. Thousands flock to the Punahou Carnival each year for the rides, great food and games.Cheating on the diet with a malassada or two is a must.

11 a.m.-11 p.m. / Punahou School campus / Free / 944-5751


Set on Maui in the late 1930s, "The Three Year Swim Club" is based on the true story of swimming coach Soichi Sakamoto and how his club shocked the world. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 5, 4:30 p.m. Saturdays through March 6 / Tenney Theatre / 839-8995, www.htyweb.org

FEB. 11-14

Five-time World Salsa champions Oliver and Luda will be showcasing their talents at the fourth annual Hawaii Salsa Festival, along with performers from around the world.

Various times / Pagoda Hotel / For prices and schedule, go to www.hawaiisalsafestival.com

FEB. 12

Matt Yee has made a career out of performing on cruise lines, but he'll be back in his home port of O'ahu for this show. A self-proclaimed diva,some of the performers Yee has shared the stage with are Margaret Cho and RuPaul.

8:30-10 p.m. / Hula's Bar & Lei Stand / Free / 923-0669

FEB. 13

Eddie Griffin has been recognized by Comedy Central as one of the top standup comedians of all time. His film credits include "Undercover Brother,""John Q,""Scary Movie 3" and the sitcom "Malcom &Eddie."

7 p.m. / Waikíkí Shell / 18 and older / $10, $25, $35 / 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

FEB. 17

Dan Levy jokes about everything from Taylor Lautner's body to how David Beckham's constant travels effect the environment. His act has been featured on Comedy Central.

8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.) / Pipeline Café / $20, $40 VIP / 877-714-7668, www.groovetickets.com

FEB. 17

Al Waterson, left, is the singing emcee for the fourth annual Peace on Earth concert. A highlight you don't want to miss: The opening 45 minutes of big-band music, played by Stanton Haugen's 18-piece Thursday Night Band.

6 p.m. / Kapiolani Park Bandstand / Free / 951-4332

Jan. 30 Back in Black AC/DC Tribute, Pipeline Café

Jan. 30 The Breathe Concert: Clean Air for Everyone, Hawaii Theatre

Feb. 5, 6, 11-14 "The White Snake," Kennedy Theatre

Feb. 6 Night in Chinatown Festival, Maunakea Street

Feb. 11-12 Bon Jovi, Blaisdell Arena

Feb. 12, 14 and 16 Hawaii Opera Theatre's "Die Walkure-Richard Wagner," Blaisdell Concert Hall

Feb. 13 The Beach Boys, Blaisdell Arena

Feb. 13 2nd annual Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii, Kakaako Waterfront Park

Feb. 14 Brian McKnight, Blaisdell Arena

Feb. 24 Mayer Hawthorne, Pipeline Café