Manoa Valley Theatre just launched a 2022 “Music & Comedy Series” with a comedy show on Jan. 26.

It’s sort of a “dark night” project, with most shows programmed during
off nights when MVT season productions are dark, but a few are scheduled on weekends.

The remaining slate:

Ron Artis II
  • Feb. 14 and 15 – Ron Artis II.
  • Feb. 25 and 26 – Black Voices Matter, featuring Brandon Leake.
  • March 28 and 29 – Amy Hanaiali‘i.
  • April 16 and 17 – Shari Lynn and Kip Wilborn.
  • June 25 – Rolando Sanchez.

Showtimes will be at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. if second shows are slated, with normal seating unless pandemic protocols change. Facemasks and proof of vaccinations will be required.

For information/ticketing, visit or call (808) 988-6131…

Welcoming the tiger

The Hawaiii Theatre will stage a free lunar year program to welcome the Year of the Tiger,

at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Feb, 1).

The Phoenix Dance Chamber will provide the cultural music, followed by a screening of “Picture Bride.”

For information, visit or call (808) 528-0506.

Adam Sandler

‘Murder,’ continued

Adam Sandler has been filming “Murder Mystery 2” in January, a comedy destined for Netflix. Not sure when the filming winds up.

The 2019 original was a hit with streamers but a miss with critics.

No matter, “MM” was a top title for viewers, so a sequel was a no-brainer.

Kyle Newacheck is directing James Vanderbilt’s script, with headliner Sandler joined by Jennifer Aniston and Luke Evans.

The plot involves a married couple invited to a billionaire’s party aboard a yacht in Europe and they become immersed in a murder investigation. …

Obama watch

Former president Barack Obama and wife Michelle have lingered in Hawaii this month.

Michelle Obama

Michelle marked her 58th birthday (Jan. 17) but how she celebrated has not been mentioned.

No. 44, not surprisingly, has been hitting the golf greens, spotted by some residents, but iPhone videos were not allowed to capture his swings. …

And that’s Show Biz. …

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