Alternative rock: Smother Party performs at a fund-raiser for KTUH, 8 p.m. Friday, Anna Bannana's, 2440 S. Beretania St. Admission $4. Call 637-2789.
"Summer Slamm Megga Jamm Dance Party": Blaisdell Arena becomes a dance club, with deejays Kutmaster Spaz, Richie Aqui and DJ Johnny and "Oye Como Va" performed by Tito Puente Jr., 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door; pick up $3 discounts at Borders and Tower Records. Charge by phone at 545-4000. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Kim children, who lost their parents in the recent Mililani shooting.
Maui Music Festival: Russ Freeman & the Rippingtons, Bobby Caldwell, Native Vibe, Willie & Lobo and other artists perform, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Kaanapali Beach Resort. Tickets $30 to $175. Charge by phone at 545-4000 or 800-333-3388.
Labor Day Folk Music Festival: Songs of labor in blues, gospel and other genres, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Honolulu Academy of the Arts. Featuring activist and folk singer Dana Rae Park. General admission $1; free for union members with union tickets. Call 532-8700.
Blues tour: Texas guitarist Anson Funderberg & the Rockets featuring Mississipi harmonica man Sam Myers kick off their tour with an appearance Sept. 4 at Borders, Ward Centre.
Concerts will be Sept. 5 at the Hawaiian Hut in Honolulu (737-9709), Sept. 6 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (242-SHOW/242-7469, Maui), Sept. 7 in the Poi Pounder Room, Kona Surf Hotel (322-3411 or 885-5002, Big Island) and Sept. 8 at the Pahoa Lounge (965-0065, Big Island). Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 day of concert.