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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 5, 2006

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Advertiser Staff

STAGE: MAY 12-14

Step back into the 1940s via the touring production of "In the Mood," a musical revue of big-band swing and sentimental ballads. The concert is part of the 2006 Hawaii Arts Season and the Hawai'i Theatre's Military Appreciation Month. Tickets are $30, $37.50 and $45, with discounts for students, seniors, military and groups of 10 or more.

7:30 p.m. May 12-13 and 2 p.m. May 14 / Hawai'i Theatre / 528-0506

FESTIVAL: MAY 13

The 14th annual Hawaiian Telcom Filipino Fiesta and Parade celebrate the Filipino Centennial in Hawai'i. This daylong event begins with a Centennial Charity Walk and Street Parade at Fort DeRussy. The festivities continue with food booths, local and international entertainment, a Regional Village and exhibits at Kapi'olani Park. Admission is free.

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 13 / Kalakaua Avenue and Kapi'olani Park / www.filipinofiestaandparade.com

CONCERT: May 18-19

Alien Ant Farm, right, returns to Hawai'i for another set of shows. With Dryden Mitchell on vocals, Joe Hill on guitar, Tye Zamora on bass and Mike Cosgrove on drums, the band brings a blend of metal and alternative along with a mix of Latin and Caribbean rhythms. Alien Ant Farm was last here in August. Tickets for the Pipeline show are $20 in advance and $23 at the door. Tickets to the Kemo'o show are $15.

7-11 p.m. May 18 at Pipeline Cafe / 9 p.m.-2 a.m. May 19 at Kemo'o Farm, The Pub / 589-1999, 621-1835

STAGE: MAY 19-JUNE 4

Diamond Head Theatre's next offering is the Tony Award-winning musical "La Cage Aux Folles." It's the story of two gay men who own a nightclub in St. Tropez, and the complications that arise when one man's son announces he's getting married. The Robin Williams movie "The Birdcage" was based on the stage production. John Rampage directs. Tickets are $12-$42.

8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. May 27 and June 3, and 4 p.m. Sundays, May 19-June 4 / Diamond Head Theatre / 733-0274

CONCERT: MAY 19

The sweet harmonies of Ho'okena Glen Smith, Horace Dudoit III, Chris Kamaka and Manu Boyd will fill the Hawai'i Theatre at the final Hana Hou! Hawaiian Music Series concert of the season. The ensemble has won a number of Na Hoku Hanohano awards over the years, including group of the year, best Hawaiian performance and Christmas album of the year. Tickets are $30.

8 p.m. May 19 / Hawai'i Theatre / 528-0506, www.hawaiitheatre.com

STAGE: MAY 26

Stoner icon Tommy Chong, of the cult classic "Cheech & Chong" movies, brings "The Marijuana-Logues" to Hawai'i. This comedic off-Broadway stage show written by Arj Barker, Doug Benson and Tony Camin stars Chong as he addresses the rites and humor of pot culture. Tickets are $55, $40 and $25.

7:30 p.m. May 26 / Blaisdell Concert Hall / (877) 750-4400

CONCERT: MAY 27

The Minneapolis-based indie rock quintet Motion City Soundtrack, right, is on the move for its Honolulu debut. The punk revival group, which released "I Am the Movie" in 2003, followed by "Memory" in 2005, consists of Joshua Cain on guitar, Tony Thaxton on drums, Justin Pierre on vocals and guitar, Jesse Johnson on keyboards and Matthew Taylor on bass. Local alt band Linus opens. Tickets are $20 presale.

6 p.m. May 27 / Pipeline Cafe / 926-3000

COMEDY: MAY 28

Enter Howie's world at "An Evening with Howie Mandel," presented by The Laugh Factory. Now the host of the hit game show "Deal or No Deal," the comedian was last here for a New Year's Eve concert in 2004. Tickets are $49 and $59.

7:30 p.m. May 28 / Blaisdell Concert Hall / (877) 750-4400

AWARDS: MAY 31

The Na Hoku Hanohano Awards are the equivalent of the Hawaiian Grammys, as some of Hawai'i's finest entertainers are honored by the Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts. Tickets are $85 members, $95 general and $200 premium.

5 p.m. May 31 / Hilton Hawaiian Village / 235-9424