Shanghai Circus returns this weekend

The New Shanghai Circus returns for performances this weekend at the Hawaii Theatre.

Born out of a tradition dating back 2,500 years, the popular circus tour combines artistry with athleticism. From dragon dancers, to contortionists, plate spinners and hoop divers (pictured), these rigorously trained performers always thrill and delight their all-ages audiences.

The circus kicks off at 7:30 p.m. today, with additional performances 2:30 and 7:30 tomorrow, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $20 to $30. Call 528-0506 to charge-by-phone or go online at hawaiitheatre.com to purchase tickets.




Learn to cultivate narcissus for the home

The Honolulu Academy of Arts is holding classes in the traditional Chinese art of narcissus crab-claw culture taught by isle expert Gilman Hu, otherwise known as "Mr. Narcissus."

Two clinics will be held Saturdays starting tomorrow and will run through Feb. 5. The morning clinic, held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. is offered to all levels. The afternoon clinic will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The cost per workshop is $35 for new students and $25 for returning students. Classes will be held in the Art Center Ceramic Studio. Call 532-8742 to register.

The workshops are offered in conjunction with the annual Narcissus Exhibition Feb. 12 and 13 in the courtyards of the Honolulu Adademy of Arts. This year's exhibition will also feature bonsaid demonstration and displays by the Hawaii Bonsai Assocation representing eight Bonsai clubs in Honolulu.

Narcissus expert Gilman Hu will teach the traditional art of crab-claw narcissus bulb cultivation at a series of workshops beginning tomorrow.

Get set for BIA remodeling show

Check out the latest in home design trends, products, building materials and tools at the 11th annual BIA Home Building & Remodeling Show 2005.

Where: Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall

When: 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 3; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 4 and 5; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 6

Cost: $4; download a coupon for $2 off the price of admission at www.bia-hawaii.com

Call: 847-4666 ext. 206 or visit www.bia-hawaii.com for more information.

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Do it herself clinics at Home Depot

Home Depot is offering two Do-It-Herself workshops Jan. 31. The clinics last about an hour and is taught by skilled Home Depot associates. Topic for the 6:30 p.m. clinic is "You can use a cordless power tool combo kit;" and at 7:45 p.m., "You can have fun with faux painting-- new and basic techniques"

For more information call 1-800-430-3376 or visit www.homedepot.com.

Donate extra goods at Goodwill sites

Goodwill makes shedding household pounds easy with several locations accepting donations, some 24/7.

For those getting a head start on spring cleaning or just trying to start the new year by clearing the clutter, 15 donor convenience centers from Hawaii Kai to Kapolei make it easier than ever to donate gently used goods.

For a donation nearest you, call 836-WORK (9675) or check the Web site at www.higoodwill.org.

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