WHO/WHAT: “Golden Moment Hawaii” – a skating concert on ice to benefit early childhood literacy in Hawaii, a project of Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation.
This is the first professional skating show in Hawai‘i in nearly 20 years. Featured are Olympic gold medalists Kristi Yamaguchi and Brian Boitano, and a cast of figure skating champions from North America and Japan, including other gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, Shizuka Arakawa and Katia Gordeeva; world champions Miki Ando, Kurt Browning and Yuka Sato; and national champions Jeremy Abbott and Takeshi Honda.
Also appearing will be Aidan James, Hawai‘i’s young ‘ukulele master, who will perform an energetic opening number each night; and Yamaguchi’s daughters, 11-year-old Keara, who will dance a hula to live music by Na Leo, and 9-year-old Emma, who will skate with Kristi. Local personality William “Billy V” Van Osdol will co-host the Nov. 20 performance, while producer/director/actor Daniel Dae Kim will co-host on Nov. 21.
WHEN/WHERE: Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21, at 7 p.m. at the Blaisdell Arena.
COST: Tickets are $50-$100 and are available at www.ticket
master.com, charge by phone 800-745-3000, in-person at the Arena box office and all Walmart outlets. Group sales are being managed by Hawaii Opera Theatre at (808) 593-2468. More info at www.alwaysdream.org.