January 1

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Friday January 1
Ala Moana Center, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m., free. Indulge in a Japanese retail tradition and shop for mystery grab bags full of merchandise worth double the cost of the bag at over 70 retailers at the mall. (alamoanacenter.com)

Jake Shimabukuro
Blue Note Hawaii at Outrigger Resorts, Jan. 1 and 2, 7 and 9:30 p.m., $45-$35. (bluenotehawaii.com, 777-4890)

Hatsumode 2016
Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu, 1239 Olomea St., Jan. 1 from midnight-5 p.m., Jan. 2-3 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., free. Get blessed for the New Year, get bitten by a Japanese Shishi lion, eat ozoni mochi soup and buy good luck charms. (841-4755, e-shrine.org)

Traditional New Year’s Blessing
Izumo Taishakyo Mission, 215 N. Kukui St., Jan. 1 from midnight-5 p.m., Jan. 2-3 from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., free. Express gratitude for the blessings of the past and receive blessings for the new year. Purchase ofuda and omamori for a nominal donation. (538-7778, izumotaisha@hawaii.rr.com)

‘Ira & George and Shari & Jim’
Brad Powell Theatre, 650 Iwilei Road #101, Jan. 1-17, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m., $40. The popular production returns, starring Shari Lynn and Jim Howard. (741-4699, 722-6941, taghawaii.net)