December 31

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Wednesday December 31
Pearlridge Express
Pearlridge Center Uptown Center Court, runs until Jan. 4, 2015, Mondays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $3.50/ride, $29/10 rides. Keiki can enjoy riding the traditional Christmas train. (488-0981)

New Year’s Eve Cruise
Board at Pier 6 at Aloha Tower Marketplace, 10:30 p.m.-12:45 a.m., $163/standard, $188/window seating. Sail along Waikiki’s shoreline and enjoy the fireworks from the ocean, as well as appetizers and cocktails. (973-1311)

Liquid Amber
Jazz Minds, 1661 Kapiolani Blvd., 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $15. Liquid Amber rings in the new year. (945-0800)

Korner Room, 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., $12.50. PeniDean helps ring in 2015 at Korner Room’s New Year’s Party. (239-5867)

2015 New Year’s Party
The Modern Honolulu, 7 p.m. VIP, 9 p.m. general, $150/presale. Ring in the new year with a “House of Cards” New Year’s Las Vegas Experience. (, search House of Cards NYE 2015)

Dress to the Nines
Bar 34, Du Vin and eleven44, special runs through regular business hours, $10/advance, $15/at the door. Buy a special wrist band and enjoy no cover, no line, complimentary sparkling wine, happy hour specials and New Year’s party favors at three locations. (537-3535, 545-1115, 528-1144)

Fill Your Cup … With Spiritual Practices
Academy of the Pacific, 913 Alewa Drive, 7 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $20/advance, $25/at the door. Participate in multi-faith chanting and simple multi-cultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, music and movements from the many spiritual traditions of the earth to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and recognize it in others, Kirtronica, and a vegetarian potluck. (699-3699,

Midnight New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Elvis
Royal Hawaiian Center, Royal Hawaiian Theatre, 9:30-12:30 a.m., contact for cost. Count down to the New Year with a special “Rockin’ Eve with Elvis” show. (, 629-7469)

New Year’s Eve Lux at the Trump
Trump International Hotel, 223 Saratoga Road, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., $350/advance. Celebrate a “Casino Royale”-style beginning to the new year with fine-cuisine stations, entertainment from Jordan Segundo and Al Waterson, dancing, casino games and more. (721-7777)

New Year’s Eve Party of the Year
Kakaako Waterfront Park, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., tickets start at $49.95. Ring in the new year with Eat The Street vendors, E.K. Fernandez carnival rides and games, and performances from Steel Pulse, Caked Up and Far East Movement. (1-800-745-3000,

New Year’s Eve Pineapple Drop
Town Center of Mililani, in front of flag pole near Consolidated Theatres, 5-8 p.m., free. Watch the “pineapple” drop to coincide with the ball drop in Times Square, with activities and entertainment from Lance Rae, Esme Infante, Streetlight Cadence and Crimson Apple. (625-0108)

New Year’s Spectacular 2015
Longhi’s Ala Moana, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. #3001, 9-11 p.m. dinner, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. concert, $85/dinner, $15/music only. Celebrate the new year with Funk-A-Holics and a four-course set menu, all against a backdrop of beautiful fireworks. (947-9899)

A Look Back
Gallery on the Pali inside First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, exhibit runs until Jan. 8, 2015, Mondays-Fridays 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays-Sundays 2-6 p.m., free. Enjoy a retrospective show displaying the diversity, quality and range of media that have been exhibited this year at the Gallery on the Pali. (595-4047)

CabaRAE Showroom at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Tapa Tower Ground Floor, 2005 Kalia Rd., 9-11 p.m. performance, 11 p.m.-2 a.m. afterparty, $50-$150. Enjoy the acrobatic Azzario Sisters as the highlight of CabaRAE’s variety show, then DJ SuperCW performs at the afterparty to ring in the new year. (

Colorful Stories: Indian Folk Paintings
East-West Center Gallery, UH-Manoa campus, exhibit runs through Jan. 11, 2015, weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays noon-4 p.m., free. Scroll paintings and other folk art forms from India are on display. (944-7177)

Harvest and Holidays
Honolulu Country Club, 1690 Ala Puumalu St., exhibit runs until Jan. 17, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., free. Sixteen artists display 2-D artwork in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, mixed media and photography. (286-5675, 542-3147)

Matchbox Plus X
Second Floor at Cedar Street Galleries, 817 Cedar St., exhibit runs Nov. 21-Jan. 4, Mondays-Saturdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Over 80 local artists working in all media will show their small-scale original, 2D and 3D artwork. Opening reception Nov. 21 from 5:30-8 p.m. (