St. Louis Band's annual spring concert, 7 p.m. May 8, Mamiya Theatre. Free. Call 739-7777.
Third annual Prince Albert Music Festival, May 8-11, Princeville Hotel, Kauai. Contemporary and traditional Hawaiian music will be performed by some of the top artists in the chamber music world including pianists Anton Nel and Yuka Nishii, violinists Kurt Nikkanen and Lars Anders Tomter; and flautist Claire Scandrett. Na Leo Pilimehana will also perform and a showing of the prince's collection of antique Hawaiian and Early American quilts will be on display. In honor of Mother's Day, an outdoor chamber performance will be held on the Cafe Hanalei Terrace. Cost: $30 (includes admission to every musical event); and $25 (all musical events except the Mother's Day celebration). Reservations required for the Mother's Day event. Call 1-800-826-4400.
BYK, a punk/power pop band, performs songs of their new CD, 9 p.m. May 9, Borders, Ward Centre. Call 591-8995.
World-renowned 60-voice Grand Swedish Male Chorus, 7:30 p.m. May 9, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel. Free. Information at 842-8358.
Also, 7 p.m. May 11, Central Union Church. Information at 941-0957.
"Cruisin' 'Round the Isles" with the Sounds of Aloha Chorus, 7:37 p.m. May 9-10, Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall. Also featuring "Keepsake" and "The Savoy Sisters." Cost: $15. Reserved seating. Tickets at 262-SONG (7664).
Naturally Hawaiian's first birthday sale with entertainment by Jerry Santos, the Kihualu Kid, slack key with Uncle Sam and Ed, and country music and line dancing with the Random Cowboys, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 10, 41-1025 Kalanianaole Highway, next to Mel's Market in Waimanalo. There also will be craft booths, food and door prizes. Information at 259-5354.
Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble perform pieces by Bach, Brahms, Debussy, Jerome Kern and Cole Porter, 7:30 p.m. May 10, Hawaii Theatre. Cost: $6-$20. Tickets at 528-0506 or 545-4000.
Aloha concert featuring the Hawaii Youth Symphony Association's four string orchestras, 10 a.m. May 10, Orvis Auditorium, UH-Manoa Music Department. The program includes the Concert and Preparatory strings, conducted by Helen Nguyen; and the String Orchestra and Beginning Strings, conducted by Joan Doike. Cost: $40. Information at 941-9706.
"The Toasters" with special guests, "Let's Go Bowling," perform 8:15 p.m. May 10, Nimitz Hall. Doors open, 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15.50. Tickets available at 536-4255 and all Connection outlets, call 545-4000 or 1-800-333-3388.
Merv Oana performs hits of his CD titled "Everyday Island Life," 2 p.m. May 11, Borders, Ward Centre. Call 591-8995.
Wong conducts May 11 and 13, with violinist Gil Shaham and the Royal Hawaiian Band, directed by Aaron Mahi. Shaham performs Brahms' Violin Concert in D major, Op. 77. Program includes Respighi's "Fountains of Rome" and "Pines of Rome" and Brahms' "Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G Minor." Masterworks 4 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Tickets $10 to $45. Call 538-8863 or 545-4000.
"Big Mountain," who did a remake of Peter Frampton's song "Baby I Love Your Way," 7:30 p.m. May 13, Nimitz Hall. Cost: $16.50. Tickets available at 536-4255 and all Connection outlets, call 545-4000 or 1-800-333-3388.
"We Are Samoa" concert with Keali'i Reichel and O'Brian Eselu, 10:15 p.m. to midnight May 15, Polynesian Cultural Center, Pacific Theater. Cost: $10. Call 293-3333.
Auditions for the Hawaii Youth Symphony Association's top three orchestras for the 1997-98 season are scheduled for May 30, June 1, 7 and 8. Call 941-9706.