The √ indicates admission is $5 or less, or free. Full-price admission is listed; * denotes discounts (or free) for students, seniors, military, members, children and/or advance purchases. Call venue for details.
"Weaving the Tapestry of Diversity," talk by Joan Roughgarden of Stanford University on the mix of culture, ethnicity, gender and sexuality on the Big Island, which the 2000 Census found to be the most diverse county in the nation, 6 p.m. today, UH-Hilo UCB 100; free. (808) 895-1888.
Chinese New Year Celebration, firecrackers, folk dances and a lion dance performed by Big Island Shaolin Arts, 7:30 p.m. today, Palace Theatre, Hilo; $10*. 808) 934-7777.
"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," musical presented by the Aloha Performing Arts Company, 7:30 p.m. today, Aloha Theatre, Kainaliu, Kona; repeats 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 26; $18* general and $30 reserved Fridays-Sundays, $13 Thursdays. (808) 322-9924, www.apachawaii.org.
9th annual American Heart Walk and Health Fair 2006, registration 6:30 a.m., walk begins at 8 a.m., health fair 7-11 a.m., Lili'uokalani Gardens (park and register at the Afook/Chinen Civic Auditorium and take a shuttle bus to the gardens); donations accepted. (808) 961-2825.
4th annual Hilo Chinese New Year Celebration, lion dance, firecrackers, music and dance, cooking demonstrations, craft and booths, 9 a.m.4 p.m. Saturday, downtown Hilo and Kalakaua Park; free. (808) 933-9772.
Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, guided tour focusing on pa'u o Hi'iaka, a ground-cover vine associated with the legend of Pele and her sister, Hi'iaka, and other native plants, 10 a.m. Saturday, at the garden near Kona, free. (808) 323-3318.
Love the Arts, fundraiser with wine and pupu, entertainment and a silent auction of two- and three-dimensional artworks, rare books, floral arrangements, gift certificates for tours and dinners, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Volcano Art Center, $35, benefits the center's programs. (808) 967-8222.
"Casanova," R-rated film based on the life of the adventurer and infamous lover Giacomo Casanova, 7:30 Saturday, Palace Theatre, Hilo; $6*. (808) 934-7777.
√ Movies Under the Stars, films screened at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Kings' Keaka at the Waikoloa Kings' Shops, Kohala Coast; $5*, bring blankets and lawn chairs. (808) 886-8811.
Kronos Quartet, classical string ensemble in concert, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Kahilu Theatre, Waimea; $30, $35 and $40. (808) 885-6868.
Whale Quest, three-day event with interactive educational stations and art exhibit, lectures on whale behavior and survival, photographing and watching whales by experts including Jim Darling, Flip Nicklin, Kathy Moran, Dan Salden and Mark Ferrari, 2 p.m. today through 4 p.m. Sunday, Kapalua Resort; free. Complete schedule: www.whalequestkapalua.com, (808) 669-2440.
√ Lehua Lounge, Kapalua Bay Hotel, Hawaiian entertainment: Cody Pueo Pata, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays, Mondays and Wednesdays; no cover charge. (808) 665-4552.
√ Kimo's, Lahaina, Hawaiian entertainment: Sam Ahia, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays through Sundays and Wednesdays and Thursdays; also, TBA, 10 p.m.-midnight Fridays; no cover charge. (808) 661-4811.
Keali'i Reichel, contemporary and traditional Hawaiian music concert, 7:30 p.m. today, Castle Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center; repeats 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; $30, standing room only. (808) 242-7469.
A Musical Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., student performers from Arts Education for Children, directed by Ayin Adams, and other local poets and actors present poetry, spoken word, song and dance, 7:30 p.m. today (with an appearance by King's daughter, Yolanda King) and Saturday, 'Iao Theater, Wailuku; $15*. (808) 667-2805.
M3, DJ from San Francisco, 9 p.m.2 a.m. today, Hapa's Nightclub, Kihei; $10 cover charge. (808) 879-9001.
√ Keiki Hula, rotating performances by local halau, 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Lahaina Cannery; free. (808) 661-5304.
MarleyFest 'O6, performances by Gregory Isaacs & the Live Wyaa Band, Morgan Heritage, Ooklah the Moc, 5 p.m. Sunday (gates open at 4 p.m.), A&B Amphitheater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center; $31*. (808) 242-7469.
√ Sunset Jazz, an evening of music from a rotating roster of performers, 5-8 p.m. Sundays through April 30, Whalers Village center stage; free. (808) 661-4567.
Willie K, traditional and contemporary Hawaiian songs and katchi-katchi music, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Monday, Hapa's Nightclub, Kihei; $7 cover charge. (808) 879-9001.
√ Author Portrayal, Karen De Vos, dressed in costume as Marjorie Rawlings, reads from and discusses "The Yearling," 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kihei Public Library; free. (808) 875-6833. Also, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Makawao Public Library. (808) 573-8785.
Aegis Band, Filipino singing group with guests Manel and A2C, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Castle Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center; $25, $50 and $75. (808) 242-7469.
"Rent," film version of the Broadway musical, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Castle Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center; part of the Maui Film Festival; $10*. (808) 242-7469, (808) 572-3456.
" 'Ulalena," a theatrical production, 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, Maui Myth & Magic Theatre, Lahaina; general admission: $48*, premium seating: $58*; Producer's Package with VIP seating and backstage tour: $75*. Reservations required: (808) 661-9913, (877) 688-4800.
√ Hula Honey's, vintage and contemporary Hawaiian music, 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Moana Cafe, Pa'ia; no cover charge. (808) 579-9999.
√ WOW (Wailea on Wednesdays), an evening of art and refreshments, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, The Shops at Wailea; free. (808) 891-6770.
Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Concert, hosted by George Kahumoku Jr. with guest Martin Pahinui, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua indoor amphitheater; $30 kama'aina, $40 general. (808) 669-3858.
√ Nalu Sunset Bar and Sushi entertainment: Merv Oana and Duane Feig of Kilohana, contemporary Hawaiian, reggae and R&B, 8:30-11 p.m. Wednesdays; no cover charge. (808) 667-1200.
Kronos Quartet, classical string ensemble in concert, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Castle Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center; $10*, $20*, $35*. (808) 242-7469.
√ Duke's Canoe Club Kauai entertainment: Berto & Company, 4-6 p.m., Apana Sisters, 6:45-8:45 p.m., and Easy Living, 9-11 p.m. Fridays; Apana Sisters, 6:45-8:45 p.m. Saturdays through Thursdays, Kauai Marriott Resort; no cover charge. (808) 246-9599.
√ Happy Talk Lounge entertainment: Darryl Gonzales and Norman Solomon, 4:30-6:30 p.m., and Kirby Keough, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays; Cindy Combs, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturdays; "Sunday Jazz Jam," 4-7 p.m. Sundays; Hanalei Bay Resort; free. (808) 826-6522.
√ Keoki's Paradise (Po'ipu) entertainment: Papa'a Bay Boys, 7:309 p.m. Fridays; Kaui & Friends, 7:309 p.m. Saturdays; Simple Sessions, 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays; no cover charge. (808) 742-7534.