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.
√ Honolulu Centennial Family Festival, with the World Famous Nock Thrill Show, the Purina Incredible Dog Team and the Backyard Circus, 5 p.m.-midnight, Magic Island; free. 275-3030.
Barrington Levy and Detour Posse, with Humble Soul and THC and Pacific Sounds Outernational, doors open 9 p.m., show at 10, Pipeline Cafe; 18 and older; $30*. 589-1999.
√ The Muses, Celtic band from Colorado, 7 p.m., 'Aiea Public Library; free. 483-7333.
"Betrayal," love triangle tale told in reverse chronological order, 7:30 p.m., The Yellow Brick Studio, 625 Keawe St.; $15*. 550-8457.
"The Gin Game," two nursing-home residents play gin rummy and learn more about each other, 7:30 p.m., Hawai'i Pacific University Theatre, Kane'ohe; $20*. 375-1282.
"The Mystery of Edwin Drood," musical play within a play, 8 p.m., Diamond Head Theatre; $12-$42*. 733-0274.
"The Songmaker's Chair," conflict, continuity and change in three generations of an extended Samoan family, 8 p.m., Kumu Kahua Theatre; $5-$16. 536-4441.
Cory Oliveros, 4-7 p.m., Ala Moana Center, Mai Tai Bar; also All Natro, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 947-2900.
Blues Thursdays, with Northside Art, 5-8:30 p.m., and Jeff Said No!, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., O'Toole's Irish Pub. 536-4138.
Justin, Island contemporary, 79:30 p.m., Eastside Grill. 952-6555.
Ben Vegas, Maila and Albert, contemporary, 7-10:30 p.m., Gordon Biersch. 599-4877.
Suga Suga: Planet Crunk Part 2, all-ages party with James Coles and his United DJs, 7 p.m.-midnight, The O Lounge. 479-3008.
Chaos, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, Sheraton Waikiki, Esprit Nightclub. 922-4422.
The State of Jefferson, reggae, 9 p.m., Anna Bannana's. 946-5190.
Analog, 9:30 p.m., Boardriders Bar and Grill; 21 and older. 261-4600.
Dixie Jams, with Guy Cruz, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Dixie Grill, Ward Avenue. 596-8359.
Paddlers' Night Goes to Mexico, 4:30 p.m.-4 a.m., Ocean Club; 21 and older. 531-8444.
Soul Free, with Mag, 5-9 p.m., NextDoor; 21 and older. 548-6398.
Salsa After Hours, with salsa lessons and DJs Papi, Jose and Ever, 5 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Rumours; 21 and older. 285-0072, 955-4811.
Thirty Plus Thursdays, music from the '60s and '70s, 6-9 p.m., Zanzabar Night Club; 30 and older. 924-3939.
Riot, with DJs KSM and Maxxx, 9 p.m., Hula's Bar & Lei Stand. 923-0669.
Piranha Brothers, rock 'n' roll, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Bobby G's, International Market Place; also DJ D-Box, 1:30-4 a.m. 926-7066.
HNL Thursdays, with DJs Liloa and Zacharijah, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., NextDoor; 21 and older. 548-6398.
Salt, with DJs Trancis and Peter, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Breakers Restaurant; 18 and older. 637-9898.
Dita Holifield with Red Handed and DJ Dancin' Adam, country and classic rock, 9 p.m.-4 a.m., Nashville Waikiki. 926-7911.
DJ Racer X, with Hookah Service, 9 p.m.-4 a.m., Wave Waikiki. 941-0424.
Casual Thursdays, with Artist Groove Network, 9 p.m.-4 a.m., Fashion 45, Waikiki Trade Center; 21 and older. fashion45hawaii.com.
Thirsty Thursdays, hip-hop, house and trance, 9 p.m.-4 a.m., Zanzabar Night Club; 18 and older. 924-3939.
Karaoke, with Dee and Shannon, 10 p.m., Eastside Grill. 952-6555.
Swampa ZZ, dance muzik and film, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Indigo Eurasian Cuisine; 21 and older. 521-2900.
Bitchen Kitchen Thursdays, hip-hop, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Sam Choy's Diamond Head; 23 and older. 732-8645.
Tattoo Thursdays, 11 p.m.-1 am., Cellar Nightclub; 18 and older. 923-9952.