Born Yesterday: A rich but vulgar man gets more than he bargained for when he hires a reporter to educate his girlfriend for the Washington, D.C., scene, 8 p.m. Friday, Diamond Head Theatre. Cast includes Stefanie Smart, David Kleist and Guy DeConte. Directed by Clarke Evans. Repeats 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 17. Admission $10 to $40. Information: 734-0274.
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: New political melodrama from Nelson Shreve, subtitled Or How John Barleycorn Lost His Grip on the White House, 8 p.m. Friday, Lanikai Community Park Pavilion. Lucille Shreve directs the Lanikai Mortgage Players to raise funds for park improvements. Repeats 8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays through Nov. 10. Admission $5. Information: 261-6469.
church. Information: 247-6939.
Goodbye Lilly: Comedy follows a womans struggle to find love in 20th-century America. Original work by Martha Ebersole, with Pat Williams, Deneb Catalan and Brian Clarke. Repeats 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays through Nov. 8 at Java Java Cafe. Admission $7. Information: 732-2670.
Story of My Life: Postmodern drama about a 20-year-old student heading for an emotional breakdown. Keith K. Kashiwada directs his adaptation of Jay McInerneys novel about a world in which everything is permitted and nothing really matters. With Karen Kaulana and Michelle A. Kim. Repeats 8 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 17 at The Top of the Hill restaurant. Admission $10. Information: 533-2270.
Tongan Dance Competition: Mauluulu, a group seated dance; Tauolunga, a solo womens dance; and Ta Nafa drumming, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Polynesian Cultural Center. Finals 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9. Admission $7; one-day pass $15.95. Part of a week-long festival of Tongan culture.
The Jets and One Foundation have a concert 9:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Tickets $7 and $10. Reserve at 293-3333; neighbor islands, 800-367-7060.
Womens Comedy Show: Nine comedians and musicians from the Big Island perform 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Peoples Theater, Honokaa. Entertainers include R.J. Hampton, Janet Tracey, Angie Baker, Lynn Nakkim, Evyn Moss, Beth McKeen, Cynthia Linet, Sandy Lee and Rashida Oji. Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Information: 965-8784 or 934-0426.
Diamond Head Theatre: Children, young adults and older character adults wanted for Scrooge, starring Frank DeLima, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. All must be able to sing and do basic dance steps. Prepare a song (no karaoke tapes). Call 734-8763. Performances begin Dec. 6.