Sway to the beat of one of New Zealand's finest musical exports, Katchafire. After finishing up shows earlier this week on the West Coast, the hardworking reggae band stops off in Hawaii for concerts on Kauai, Maui, the Big Island and Oahu.
The campus of Brigham Young University-Hawaii will serve as the backdrop for the eight-piece band's concert on Oahu.
» Place: Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Cannon Activities Center, 55-220 Kulanui St.
» Time: 8 p.m.
» Tickets: $20 general admission; $10 for students with ID
» Call: 293-3545 or visit Ticketmaster.com
Made in Hawaii
In need of great ideas for gift giving? Plenty of quality goods can be found at the Made in Hawaii Festival, taking place this weekend. At this year's show, crafts, jewelry and home furnishings are among the offerings.
Plus there will be fresh produce for sale, as well as snacks for purchase and live entertainment by Melveen Leed, Genoa Keawe, Aaron Sala and more.
» Place: Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
» Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
» Admission: $3; free for children under 6
» Call: 533-1292 or visit www. madeinhawaii-festival.com
» Performance times: Friday: Melveen Leed, 1 p.m.; Jay Larrin, 3 p.m.; Weldon Kekauoha, 5 p.m.; Natalie Ai Kamauu, 7 p.m. Saturday: Genoa Keawe, 11 a.m.; Sean Naauao, 1 p.m.; Frank DeLima, 3 p.m.; Nathan Aweau, 5 p.m.; Maunalua, 7 p.m. Sunday: Aaron Sala, 11 a.m.; Danny Couch, 1 p.m.; Holunape, 3 p.m.
FILE PHOTO / MAY 2006
HAPA's Barry Flanagan sends up a sizzling solo during the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Presentation show.
Entertainers from around the island are lending their collective talents to a singular cause.
Musical acts such as HAPA, Na Leo, Andy Bumatai, Brothers Cazimero, Danny Kaleikini, Maunalua, Mica, Intrepid and Kealoha will play a benefit concert called Holomua in support of the University Laboratory School, which lost a building in an arson fire on June 13.
The building housed the school's physical education and performing arts departments.
» Place: University of Hawaii-Manoa, Andrews Amphitheatre
» Time: 6 to 10 p.m., doors open at 4
» Tickets: $30 in advance; $40 at the door, children under 7 years of age admitted free with one adult ticket
» Parking: $3
» Call: 956-4977; tickets available at the Lab School office on weekdays
Dance under the stars
Was your high school prom all it was cracked up to be? Whether or not the proms of your past make you smile or shudder, you can create new memories for years to follow if you attend the "Second-Chance Prom" event this weekend.
The organization Parents Without Partners is hosting a night to remember for single parents on Oahu.
Old-fashioned dance cards will be provided, and accessories such as corsages, long gloves, tiaras and boas for women and cummerbunds and top hats for men will be on sale.
Dress in your finest and get ready to dance at the "Second-Chance Prom," which is also a fundraiser for PWP.
» Place: Fleet Reserve, 891 Valkenburg St.
» Time: 7 to 11 p.m.
» Tickets: $20 non-members; $15 PWP members
» Call: 258-9504
Kumu Hula Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett will take charge of the 29th Annual Hoike, to be held at Castle High School.
Students from Hewett's Kaneohe-based halau will entertain the crowd during this annual showcase of hula and Hawaiian music.
"Hoike has sure grown over the past 28 years," Hewett said in a press release.
"What's really important is that we are able to share what we learn with the families of our students and friends."
Also sharing the spotlight are entertainers Jerry Santos and friends, Sean Naauao, and Natalie Ai.
» Place: Castle High School, Ron Bright Theatre, 45-486 Kaneohe Bay Drive
» Time: 5 p.m.
» Tickets: $20
» Call: 247-4330
Slack key festival
Fall in love with the sweet sounds of slack key guitar all over again. This year marks the 24th annual Slack Key Guitar Festival at Kapiolani Park.
Featured artists include Albert Kaai, Dwight Kanae, Danny Carvalho, Taimane Gardner, Ozzie Kotani, Paul Togioka and more.
» Place: Kapiolani Park
» Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
» Admission: Free
» Visit: http://www.hawaiianslack keyguitarfestivals.com