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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, April 14, 2006

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HOT DATES

April 21: Hawai'i Pacific University's 22nd annual Intercultural Day, Fort Street Mall

April 22-29: "A Letter to My Mother at the End of the World," Late Night theater presentation, Earle Ernst Lab Theatre, University of Hawai'i-Manoa

April 29: "NU The Movie," surf film's world premiere, Pipeline Cafe

May 3-21: "The Foreigner," Manoa Valley Theatre

May 5-6: "A Pirate's Tale: The Voyage of the Merciless Maiden," a concert by Sounds of Aloha Chorus, Hawai'i Theatre

May 6: Ho'okena in concert, Hawai'i Theatre

May 11-27: "Damn Yankees," Richardson Theatre

May 19: Ho'okena in concert, Hawai'i Theatre

May 19-June 4: "La Cage aux Folles," Diamond Head Theatre

FAIR: APRIL 21-22

Iolani School's 15th annual Family Fair themed "Animation Sensation" is a two-day festival featuring a silent auction, plants, games, art show, cooking demonstrations, entertainment and a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. A free movie will be shown at 7 p.m. "Madagascar" on the first night, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" the second. Admission is free.

Noon-10 p.m. April 21-22 / Iolani School / 943-2339

DANCE: APRIL 22

Fly to the moon with San Francisco's Smuin Ballet, which features music by Frank Sinatra and is presented by Ballet Hawaii. The program includes Michael Smuin's "Fly Me to the Moon" and "Dancin' With Gershwin." Tickets are $25, $35 and $45, with $10 discounts for students, seniors and military.

8 p.m. April 22 / Blaisdell Concert Hall / (877) 750-4400

CONCERT: APRIL 23

Coming to our rock is the creator of "Welcome to Jamrock," Damian "Junior Gong" Marley. The youngest of the famed Marley clan and a recent Grammy Award winner for Best Reggae Album, Marley's classic reggae style, fused with hip-hop, R&B and dancehall, brings nonstop action to the stage and the dance floor. Tickets are $35 reserved and $25 general. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m. April 23 / Waikiki Shell / (877) 750-4400

CONCERT: APRIL 28

SoCal band Slightly Stoopid, below, whose hit list includes "Everything You Need" and "Closer to the Sun," rides that punk/pop wave back to Hawai'i (its last Honolulu concert was in August). Tickets are $17.

7 p.m. April 28 (doors open at 6 p.m.) / Pipeline Cafe / (877) 750-4400

CONCERT: APRIL 29

The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame presents the concert "Imua Kamehameha." This year's performers, all associated with the Kamehameha Schools, are 'Ale'a, above, Holunape, Emma Veary, Harry Soria and the Kamehameha Schools Children's Chorus. The concert also features 2006 inductees Alfred Alohikea, Bill Ali'iloa Lincoln and Henry W. Waia'u. Tickets are $20-$25.

7 p.m. April 29 / Hawai'i Theatre / 528-0506

FESTIVAL: APRIL 30

If you love Kailua, you'll be at the 14th annual I Love Kailua Town Party. Highlights include a Taste of Kailua, entertainment, crafts, plants, keiki activities, community information booths and health screenings. Event buttons for admission are $3 presale and $4 at the event. Children 12 and younger get in free.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 30 / Kailua Road / 234-0404

FASHION: APRIL 30

Student designs and creations will be showcased at "A Common Thread," the spring senior fashion show of the UH-Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Apparel Product Design and Merchandising Department. Tickets are $35.

11:30 a.m. April 30 / Sheraton Waikiki hotel, Molokai Ballroom / uhmfashionshow@gmail.com

CELEBRATION: MAY 5

Get in the fiesta spirit at the 3rd annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration Block Party, left. The festivities include live music on multiple entertainment stages, salsa dance lessons, the Three Amigos acting troupe and party beads. Admission is free.

5 p.m. May 5 / Aloha Tower Marketplace / 566-2337

CONCERT: MAY 6

The harmonies of Hapa take center stage at the next Hawaiian Music Nights concert. The Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning duo from left, Nathan Aweau and Barry Flanagan recently released its sixth album, "Maui." Hapa will be accompanied by dancer Moea Defries and chanter Charles Ka'upu. Tickets are $27.50, which includes intermission refreshments.

7:30 p.m. May 6 / Hawai'i Convention Center / 550-8457

STAGE: MAY 11-27

Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets in Army Community Theatre's next offering, "Damn Yankees." This musical about a disheartened baseball fan stars Keoki Kerr as "Shoeless Joe From Hannibal, Mo." and Elizabeth Harrison as the sultry Lola. Jim Hutchison directs. Tickets are $15-$20 for adults and $12-$15 for children.

7:30 p.m. May 11-13, 19-20 and 26-27 / Richardson Theatre, Fort Shafter / 438-4480