POSTED: Friday, February 20, 2009

“;Maoli Music”;
The Shack Mililani

The neighbor islands come to Oahu this weekend, when Maui's Maoli and the Big Island's Good 2 Go join Konfrontation and Wednesday Roots at the Shack Mililani.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Friday for the 21-and-over crowd; tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

“;Mardi Gras: Carnaval 2009”;
Nuuanu Avenue

Now in its ninth year, the annual Mardi Gras party hosted by the Honolulu Culture and Arts District along Nuuanu Avenue is one of the most highly-anticipated block parties of the year, and for good reason.

Police will close Nuuanu between King Street and Chaplain Lane from 6 to 10 p.m. so organizers can set up three stages and food booths. Along with DJ Sabo, Heltah Skeltah and other live performances, the party will feature two samba parades and four floats commissioned by the Warhol Foundation.

Admission is free, but $3 wristbands are required to consume alcohol.

Waikiki Shell
(907) 529-0203

Grammy Award-nominated contemporary Christian band MercyMe arrives on Oahu for a mid-week concert at the Waikiki Shell in support of its newest album, “;All That is Within Me.”;

Tickets for Wednesday's 7:30 p.m. show range in price from $29 to $48.50, and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets.