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The Pineapple Garden Maze's birthday bash at Dole Plantation, 64-1550 Kamehameha Highway., takes place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 16. The free event includes music by Na Leo Pilimehana (noon) and the Firehouse Band (1 p.m.), keiki crafts and dance performances. And 2-for-1 maze admission will be offered. 621-8408.
The Boogie Blues Dance Party will feature Canned Heat, right, the legendary San Francisco band, at the South Seas Village Theater Restaurant (Hawaiian Hut). The band, whose motto is "Don't Forget to Boogie!" has been going strong for 30 years, weathering the changing musical trends and the deaths of some founding members. Doors open at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 31. $25; $22 advance, available at Tower Video on Kapi'olani, Tower Records Kahala and Pearl Kai, Hungry Ear in Kailua, Rainbow Books on University, MWR, Kunia. Mail order: (808) 925-3514. Information: 941-5205.
COMEDY: Sept. 2
"An Evening With D.L. Hughley," featuring Darryl "D.L." Hughley, right, of the TV series "The Hughleys," will also feature actor-comedian Pat Morita at the Hawai'i Theatre. Hughley tours extensively and was part of the "Kings of Comedy Tour" with Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer and Bernie Mac, one of the top-grossing comedy tours ever, on which Spike Lee based his feature film "The Original Kings of Comedy." Morita, who has had a recurring role on the Hughley series, is perhaps best known for his Mr. Miyagi role in "The Karate Kid" film series. He most recently had a recurring role in the Island-based "Baywatch Hawai'i" show and provided the voice of the Emperor in "Mulan." 8 p.m. Sept. 2. $36.50 and $46.50, on sale at the box office. 528-0506.
CONCERT: Sept. 7
Mark your calendars for a concert by Wayne "Mr. Las Vegas" Newton, right, at the Hawai'i Ballroom of the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. The show-biz veteran headlines a show at the Stardust Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. 8 p.m. Sept. 7; doors open at 7 p.m. $45, $65 and $85 advance (tickets at the door will be $10 more), including one drink; premium Rose Circle seating in prime up-front middle tables also available (the rose refers to an icon in Newton's logo); on sale at the Sheraton special events desk and by telephone: 922-4422.
CONCERT: Sept. 15
"The Freaks Come Out," a DJ-intense event, will feature Dave Ralph from Great Britain, DJ Funk and Lovecraft, both from Chicago, Alex Whalen from Washington, D.C., and other local and off-island spinners at the Laniakea YWCA on Richards Street. 9 p.m. Sept. 15. $20; $17 advance, at Tower Records (Kahala, Pearl Kai), Tower Video, Hungry Ear (Kailua), Music Mac (Pearlridge, Windward Mall), House of Flys, Hawaii's Natural High, Linea, Radio Free Music Center, Jelly's, Wireless Paradise (Ward Avenue), University of Hawai'i-Manoa Campus Center, Too Gruvz, The Beat. 591-3500.
PARADE: Sept. 15
Flowers, flowers and more flowers, pa'u riders representing each of the islands and marching bands will take part in the annual Aloha Festivals Floral Parade, which flows from Hobron Lane to Kapi'olani Park beginning at 9 a.m. Sept. 15. 589-1771.
FESTIVAL: Sept. 15
The 13th annual Hawaii International Latin-Salsa Music Festival, featuring the band Mystique, Rolando Sanchez & Salsa Hawaii (featuring Cynthia Romero), other special guests and lots of dancing, takes place at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort. Doors open at 7 p.m. Sept. 15. $25. 922-6611.
BED RACE: Sept. 15
The annual fund-raising Honolulu International Bed Race Festival gets under way with the main event cruising down Kalakaua Avenue. In addition to the bed race of 50 teams, activities at Kapi'olani Park include a keiki carnival of rides, games and ponies, a food festival, entertainment and a health and fitness tent. Among the beneficiaries of the festival are Adult Friends for Youth, Men of War Youth Ministries, Life 4 Kidz Team and the Honolulu Zoological Society. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 15; the bed race begins at 2 p.m. Free for spectators. 239-5546.
CONCERTS: Sept. 20, 22
The Bobby Watson Quintet, featuring the internationally acclaimed saxophonist, will perform on two Islands:
- Sept. 20 7 p.m., Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. $10, $25 and $40, available at the box office, (808) 242-7469.
- Sept. 22 6 p.m., Kapono's at Aloha Tower Marketplace in Honolulu. $35, $40; $45 (reserved), at Ticket Plus outlets. 526-4400.
Watson, right, has emerged as one of the top alto saxophonists in jazz, an innovator who often tops critics' and listeners' polls. Both shows will feature opening acts; the Maui guest has yet to be named but at Kapono's, guest artists will include Ginai, Henry Kapono and emcee Kale Imua.
CONCERT: Sept. 21
MTV's "Total Request Live" Tour, featuring hit-making headliners Destiny's Child, right, and Eve and Nelly, takes over the Blaisdell Arena. Honolulu is the final stop of this first-ever TRL tour. Destiny's Child has sold more than 15 million albums and singles worldwide. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21. $50.50, $60.50, at the Blaisdell box office and Tickets Plus outlets. 526-4400.
- "The Odd Couple," starring Joe Moore and Pat Sajak, Sept. 27-30, Hawai'i Theatre
- Christopher Cross with the Honolulu Symphony, Oct. 5-6, Blaisdell Concert Hall
- Stephen Bishop, Oct. 13, Waikiki Shell
- Princess Ka'iulani Keiki Hula Festival, Oct. 20, Sheraton Princess Ka'iulani hotel
- Keali'i Reichel, Oct. 26, Hawai'i Theatre
- Take 6, with the Honolulu Symphony, Oct. 26-27, Blaisdell Concert Hall
- Kapena, Michael Ching and Col÷n, Oct. 31, Kapi'olani Park Bandstand
- "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" opens Nov. 16 in movie theaters
- Rosemary Clooney, with the Honolulu Symphony, Nov. 16-17, Blaisdell Concert Hall
- Eroica Trio, with the Honolulu Symphony, Nov. 24-25, Blaisdell Concert Hall
- Comedian Margaret Cho on tour: Nov. 29 Kaua'i Marriott Resort in Lihu'e; Nov. 30 Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului; Dec. 1 Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu
- "A Merry Christmas with Friends & Nabors," Nov. 30, Dec. 1-2, Hawai'i Theatre
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