Toys for Tots Benefit A Hypnotic Affair

Brian Varano

Brian Varano

Mililani’s Brian Varano plans a captivating hypnotic performance to benefit Toys for Tots this holiday season.

Better known as The Hypnotic Hurricane, Varano has been performing magic in Hawaii and on the mainland for the past 20 years.

The Toys for Tots comedy hypnosis show starts at 7 p.m. Friday (Dec. 12) in Aiea High School’s cafeteria, which will be adorned with holiday cheer and a decorated tree.

“Everything has happened last minute. Everything kind of happened in six days,” said Varano. “I decided to have a show in December, and it’s Christmas so it was a good time to do a benefit.”

Santa Claus also will make an appearance, along with his helpful elves.

Aloha Thai Food of Haleiwa will serve up food from its truck, which will be parked out front.

Tickets cost $20 at the door, but unwrapped toy donations are encouraged for free admission. Children 14 and under get in free. Entrance to the show also comes with a complimentary raffle ticket.

“Our sponsors are the key to this whole raffle,” said Varano. “They turned this from a show into an event.”

Sponsors include The Place Where Hawaii Shares its Talent, Three Little Birds Unique Home Furnishings, Squeeze Play, Sudz in a Bucket, Center for Natural Healing Hawaii, Deep Myo Massage, Alan’s Airbrush Connection, Judys Lovely Lashes, Aloha Thai Food, Secret Images Photography, the Darrell and Jen Wilcox family and the Mahealani Hubbard family, as well as a sponsor from the mainland.

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Islandwide collections are accepted until Dec. 18. Go to and click the Donate Toys button to find Hawaii collection sites.