Hawaii’s Jake Shimabukuro
is about as close as one can get to complete mastery of the island’s famously understated instrument, the ukulele. In his hands, the diminutive, four-stringed campfire and beach accessory becomes a thing of wonder, as his fingers pick and strum away at chord voicings and melodic passages that seem out of this world. He’s the real deal, folks. Tonight, he’ll be presenting his Christmas in Hawaii program, along with a bit of help from some musical friends at Arcata Theatre Lounge
at 7 p.m.
($29). I have a feeling this family-friendly event will probably sell out, so bear that in mind when you consider the timing of your ticket acquisition.