This year’s Sony Open in Hawaii kicks off the first full-field event of the 2011 PGA Tour. // © 2010 Sony Open in Hawaii
Jan 10-16: Sony Open in Hawaii
This sporting challenge kicks off the first full-field event of the 2011 PGA Tour. Event participants tally pars and enjoy the competitive atmosphere while raising money for local Hawaiian charities. Waialae Country Club, Honolulu.
Hawaii’s Big Island
Jan. 16-23: Mitsubishi Electric PGA Champions Gold Tour
Now in its 13th year, this annual PGA event features 36 golfers in the 50-plus age range who have won previous Champion Tours or PGA events as they duke it out for a purse worth $1.8 million.
Jan. 20: Kamuela Philharmonic Spring Concert: Featuring a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, this community-wide event provides great
listening for all ages.
Jan. 26: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Here’s a chance to see the Grammy Award-winning ensemble from South Africa. The group, which has performed at two Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies, the 1996 Summer Olympics and for Pope John Paul II, takes the stage on the Big Island for one night only. Kahilu Theatre, Waimea.
Jan. 3: Waimea Historic Walking Tour
Every Monday in January, this free family-friendly opportunity allows visitors to explore landmark-laden trails and soak up the Hawaiian sun. Walks begin at 9:30 a.m. at the West Kauai Technology and Visitor Center, Waimea.
Jan. 29-30: Inspiration Kauai Wellness Expo
With 100 vendors, 30 speakers and a musical performance by Grammy Award-winning taiko musician Koji Nakamura, this seventh annual event focuses on Kauai’s island-wide health mantra, “take care of yourself, your family and the land.”
Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26: Kauai Culinary Market
This eco-friendly event invites visitors and residents alike to taste and purchase locally grown products, enjoy live music and cooking demonstrations and participate in classes and workshops.
Jan 3-9: Hyundai Tournament of Champions
PGA Tour professionals — including the winners from the 2010 season — launch the pro season, Hawaiian-style at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort.
Jan 17-18: New Shanghai Circus
Artists of today’s New Shanghai Circus combine layers of complex stunts and techniques to create three shows that are sure to please the entire family. Castle Theater, Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
Jan 30: Maui Pops Orchestra’s Classical Sampler
The celebrated Maui Pops Orchestra takes to the stage with a mix of well-loved works, playing music from master composers such as Mozart, Brahms and Beethoven. Castle Theater, Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
Jan. 1-9: Creatures of the Abyss
Visitors can explore and learn about inhabitants of the deep, deep sea at this unique exhibition. It’s divided into themes that help adults and children learn all sorts of fascinating facts about the marine life of these unfamiliar environments. Bishop Museum, Honolulu.
Jan. 30: 2011 NFL Pro Bowl
Oahu’s serene landscapes are transformed into a football lover’s heaven in order to celebrate the National Football League’s annual Pro Bowl competition. This season’s best players represent their conferences in the AFC-NFC showdown. Aloha Stadium, Honolulu.