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.
√ Mardi Gras Block Party, with Brazilian samba parade, entertainment and beads, 5 p.m., Aloha Tower Marketplace; free. 566-2337.
√ 6th Annual Nu'uanu Mardi Gras Celebration, with entertainment, costume contest and food, 7-10 p.m., Nu'uanu Avenue; free.
"Il Trittico," three one-acts presented by Hawaii Opera Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Blaisdell Concert Hall; $28-$100. 596-7858.
√ Storytime with Crafts, celebrate Mardi Gras with party crafts and stories, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall; free. 737-3323.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
√ Mardi Gras Celebration, with mask/hat-making workshop, 5-6 p.m., and line dancing lessons, 6-7:30 p.m., Wahiawa Public Library; free. 622-6345.
√ Mardi Gras Celebration, with Cajun food, beads, entertainment and masks, 6 p.m.-2 a.m., Tropics Diner, Ward Farmer's Market; free admission. 597-8429.
√ ArtLunch: The Art of Alan M. Leitner, art appreciation lecture, noon, Hawai'i State Art Museum; free. 586-9958.
√ re:Verses, with poets, open mike and seasonal slam, doors open 7 p.m., show at 8, The ARTS at Marks Garage; $5. 753-4661.
Darrell Aquino, 4-7 p.m., Ala Moana Center, Mai Tai Bar; also Hot Rain, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 947-2900.
Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party, 4:30 p.m.-4 a.m., Ocean Club; 23 and older. 531-8444.
Mardi Gras Celebration, with Barry Choy, 5-8 p.m. and Kroon and The Groove, 9-11 p.m., Don Ho's Island Grill. 528-0807.
New Orleans Zydeco Jazz, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Gordon Biersch; also Zanuck Lindsey and Friends, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 599-4877.
J.P. Smoketrain, blues, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Dixie Grill, Ward Avenue. 596-8359.
Partners in Time, Balkan/Middle Eastern music with Souren Baronian, 7:30-9 p.m., Coffee Talk. 737-7444.
The Rich Crandall Trio, with German bassist Martin Zenker, 8 p.m., Studio 6. 596-2905.
David Margens Trio, jazz, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Jazz Minds Art & Cafe. 945-0800.
Persona Non Grata, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., O'Toole's Irish Pub. 536-4138.
Wild West Show, with Charlie Garrett, 7-11 p.m., Panama Hattie's. 485-8226.
Hot Latin Tuesdays, salsa, merengue and reggaeton, 8 p.m.-4 a.m., Zanzabar Night Club; 18 and older. 924-3939.
Thirsty Tuesdays, songwriters and musicians open mike, 9 p.m.-midnight, OnStage Drinks and Grinds. 306-7799.
i-Candy, music video night with VJ Rene, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Hula's Bar & Lei Stand. 923-0669.
Newjass Quartet, modern and groove jazz, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., thirtyninehotel; 21 and older. 599-2552.
DJ Dancin' Adam, country and classic rock, 9 p.m.-4 a.m., Nashville Waikiki. 926-7911.
Gruv, with DJs KSM, BTF, Fame and Swurve, and Hookah Service, 10 p.m.-4 a.m., Wave Waikiki; 18 and older. 941-0424.
Ultimate Tuesdays, with DJ Mixmaster B, 10 p.m.-4 a.m., Pipeline Cafe; 21 and older. 589-1999.
Cory Oliveros and Shauna Sanborn, 7:30-9 a.m., ResortQuest Waikiki Beach Hotel. 922-2511.
Pu'uhonua Duo, 8-10 a.m., Royal Hawaiian hotel, Surf Room. 923-7311.
Imai and Friends, 3-7:30 p.m., Coconut Willy's. 923-9454.
Jonah Cummings, 4-6 p.m., Outrigger Waikiki Hotel, Duke's Waikiki. 922-2268.
Jonny Kamai, 4-7 p.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village, Tropics. 949-4321.
Ells Simeona and Dwight Kanae, 4:15-7:15 p.m., Royal Hawaiian hotel, Mai Tai Bar. 923-7311.
Joe Kingston and Alika Souza, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Shore Bird Restaurant and Beach Bar. 922-2887.
Ray Sowders, traditional and contemporary Hawaiian, 5-6 p.m., Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Elegant Dive. 923-1234.
Na Hoa, 5-7 p.m., Tiki's Grill & Bar. 923-8454.
Ho'oheno, with Kanoe Miller, 5-8:30 p.m., Halekulani, House Without a Key. 923-2311.
Northside Art, 5-8:30 p.m., O'Toole's Irish Pub. 536-4138.
Paul Conrad, piano, 5-10 p.m., Ala Moana Hotel, Mahina Lounge. 955-4811.
Starr Lutu, Lenny Keys and Del Choy, jazz, 5:30-8 p.m., Star of Honolulu. 983-7827.
Pa'ahana Trio, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Sheraton Moana Surfrider, Banyan Veranda stage. 922-3111.
Stardust, with Rocky Brown, Yvette Nii and Brian Robertshaw, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Sheraton Waikiki hotel, Cobalt Lounge at the Hanohano Room. 922-4422.
The Diamond Girls, 6 p.m., Hanks Cafe Honolulu. 526-1410.
Rene Paulo, Kathy Paulo-Hirai and Keoki Hirai, Hawaiian contemporary, 6-8 p.m., Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club, Kolohe. 679-4700.
Pacific Blu, with hula, 6-8:30 p.m., Sheraton Waikiki hotel, poolside. 922-4422.
Mike Chung, light jazz and contemporary, 6-9 p.m., New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel. 921-7066.
Two in Time, guitar/vocals, 6-9 p.m., Ground Floor. 538-6012.
Sefa Tuai, contemporary, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Turtle Bay Resort, Leilei's Bar and Grill. 293-2662.
Soul Bucket, Hawaiian, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Waikiki Beach Marriott, Moana Terrace. 922-6611.
Randy Thomas, piano, 6-10 p.m., Ohana East, Chuck's Cellar. 923-4488.
Backyard Pa'ina Trio, 6:15-9:30 p.m., Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, poolside. 922-5811.
Cory and Travis, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Elegant Dive. 923-1234.
Robert Cazimero, 6:45-8:45 p.m., Chai's Island Bistro. 585-0011.
J&J Karaoke, with Jim Ling, 7 p.m., Ige's Restaurant. 486-3500.
Joe McGinn, acoustic rock, 7-9 p.m., Volcano Joe's. 941-8449.
Holunape, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Aku Bone Lounge. 589-2020.
Ho Aloha Duo, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Royal Hawaiian hotel, Mai Tai Bar. 923-7311.
Betty Loo Taylor, piano, 7:30-11 p.m., Kahala Mandarin Oriental Hawaii, Veranda. 739-8760.
Chris Rego, guitar and vocals, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Formaggio. 739-7719.
DNA, contemporary, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Chart House. 941-6660.
Christian and Sani, 8-10 p.m., Tiki's Grill & Bar. 923-8454.
Dennis Ah Yek, Hawaiian and contemporary, 8-11 p.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village, Tapa Bar. 949-4321.
Jeannette and John, contemporary, R&B and jazz, 8-11 p.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village, Shell Bar. 949-4321.
Kevin Mau, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Coconut Willy's. 923-9454.
Liquid Courage, rock blues, 8:30 p.m., Tsunami's. 923-8848.
Darrell Aquino Duo, 8:30-10:30 p.m., Sheraton Moana Surfrider, Banyan Veranda stage. 922-3111.
The Wrath of Jazz, with Organix, 8:30-11:30 p.m., Indigo Eurasian Cuisine, Green Room. 521-2900.
The BBC, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, Hanks Cafe Honolulu. 526-1410.
Bruce Hamada and Jim Howard, jazz, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, Halekulani, Lewers Lounge. 923-2311.
Big Trouble, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Kelley O'Neil's. 926-1777.
Sam Doval and John Tsukano, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Shore Bird Restaurant and Beach Bar. 922-2887.
Ellsworth Simeona, 9:30-11:30 p.m., Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, lounge. 922-5811.
Stuart Cunningham, piano, 10 p.m., Bistro at Century Center. 943-6500.
Jonah Cummings, 10 p.m.-midnight, Outrigger Waikiki Hotel, Duke's Waikiki. 922-2268.