Want to see the latest flick but don’t want your little one’s crying to disturb other moviegoers? Buy box office tickets for the Crybaby Matinee, with daily showings at a rotation of theaters geared for parents toting their little ones. The theater isn’t quite so dark or loud and everyone has a baby, so there are no dirty looks if your toddler starts fussing just as Aquaman seizes the throne. See the upcoming options at https://www.consolidatedtheatres.com/programs-and-events.
Low price for Polynesian delights
The Polynesian Cultural Center is offering a $15 X 3 deal to Ohana Club members. For $15 each, get all-day admission to the villages of Polynesia, all-you-can-eat Island Buffet or admission to the “Ha: Breath of Life” show. Rate applies when you reserve two or three options. Call 293-3219 for details.
Check out all the facilities including the awesome aquatic complex at the Kroc Center’s open house 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 12. There will be prize drawings and registration fee ($99) will be waived. For more information, call 682-5505. http://www.kroccenterhawaii.org/calendar.html
More New Year’s celebrations
New Year’s isn’t over yet. Jan. 13 the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii will be celebrating with food, games, cultural exhibits and keiki activities 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Moiliili Field and at the Cultural Center. https://www.jcch.com/events/new-years-ohana-festival
What is love?
A robot named Z searches for the meaning of love in the delightful children’s book “Love, Z.” Check it out at storytime 11 a.m. Jan. 12 at Barnes and Noble.
Light up the night
Don’t miss the highly photogenic display at Ward’s new park. Light Garden with it’s thousands of interactive illuminated flowers is sure to wow. 6-9 p.m. through the end of January. https://www.wardvillage.com/events/ward-light-garden
The right stuff
Baseball Factory’s National Tour is coming to Hawaii to assess young players Jan. 13 in Waipahu. Find out if your kid has what it takes to make it to the majors. Details and registration at go.factoryathletics.com/e/644203/AllStartsHere-WaipahuHI-010319/4pjqn/54788663?h=tccosxgjbx5r272ZLl4-WBGwZYmUpN98PNTlm7Acaas
Start the year off right with a stash of new books to help the kids keep their resolution to read more. Barnes and Noble is holding an activity storytime 11 a.m. Jan. 5 featuring Clifford, the Big Red Dog. Follow the canine’s latest misadventures with his owner, Emily. https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061983634-0
Mother-Daughter Holiday Tea
The holidays may be over but there’s still time to take part in Lisa Rose Doll House’s Special Mother Daughter Holiday Tea trhough Jan. 7. $80 covers two girls and two moms; $30 for each additional couple. Dress-up time, refreshments, desserts and lemonade are part of the party. Make a reservation at https://www.lisarosehonolulu.com/make-a-reservation
Kamaaina Keiki Wednesday
The winter break is the perfect time to take advantage of Waimea Valley’s Kamaaina Keiki Wednesday program. The valley offers free admission to kamaaina and military keiki ages 4-12 and hosts free activities and cultural games, but it’s hard to make the drive out there on a school day. Check out the fun 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 2. https://www.waimeavalley.net/