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 purchase. Call venue for details.
Alien Ant Farm, all-ages metal-punk rock, 7-11 p.m., Pipeline Cafe; $23*; band also plays May 19 at Kemo'o Farm. 371-3455.
14th Annual World Fireknife Competition, preliminaries, 7:30 p.m., Polynesian Cultural Center, Hale Aloha; continues May 19-20; $8. 293-3333.
"The Foreigner," comedy about a stranger who pretends not to know any English, 7:30 p.m., Manoa Valley Theatre; $25*. 988-6131.
"Another Heaven," based on a true story about violence on a Honoka'a sugar plantation in 1890, premiering 8 p.m., Kumu Kahua Theatre; $5-$16. 536-4441.
"Somersault" (2006), 1 and 7:30 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre at the Academy; $7*. 532-8768, http://cms.honoluluacademy.org/cmshaa.
√ "Red Rock West" (1993), 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m., Movie Museum; $5*. 735-8771.
√ "Tales of Old Hawai'i," interactive play that uses storytelling and activities, 6:30 p.m., Kailua Public Library; ages 2-5; free. 266-9911.
Digging for your Roots: Basic II, genealogy research workshops, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 'Iolani Palace, Old Archives Building; continues May 25; $55 for two-day workshop. Register: 522-0822.
2411 — art down the hill, with video performance, live film scoring and DJs, presented by The Contemporary Museum, 7 p.m., NextDoor; 21 and older; $10*. 526-1322, ext. 10.
Cory Oliveros, 4-7 p.m., Ala Moana Center, Mai Tai Bar; Backyard Pa'ina, 9:30 p.m.-midnight. 947-2900.
Northside Art, 5-8 p.m., and Chris Vandercook, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., O'Toole's Irish Pub. 536-4138.
Ben Vegas, Maila and Albert, contemporary, 7-10:30 p.m., Gordon Biersch. 599-4877.
Yukmouth and Opio, doors open 8 p.m., show at 9:30, The O Lounge. 944-8436.
Mike White and the Saltines, contemporary, 9 p.m., Anna Bannana's. 946-5190.
The Crud, punk, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Kemo'o Farm, The Pub; 21 and older. 621-1835.
Psychobilly Cadillac and MAD Theory, rock, 9 p.m.-4 a.m., Wave Waikiki. 941-0424.
Left Alone, with Black Square, Psycho '78 and The Hell Caminos, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Kainoa's Sports Bar; 21 and older. 637-7787.
Paddlers' Night, 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, salsa lessons and DJs Papi, Jose and Ever, 5 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Rumours; 21 and older. 285-0072, 955-4811.
Riot, with DJ Maxxx, 9 p.m., Hula's Bar & Lei Stand. 923-0669.
Piranha Brothers, rock 'n' roll, 9 p.m.1 a.m., Bobby G's, International Market Place; also DJ D-Box, 1-4 a.m. 926-7066.
Dita Holifield With Red Handed and DJ Dancin' Adam, country and classic rock, 9 p.m.-4 a.m., Nashville Waikiki. 926-7911.
Casual Thursdays, with Artist Groove Network, 9 p.m.-4 a.m., Fashion 45, Waikiki Trade Center; 21 and older. www.fashion45hawaii.com.
Thirsty Thursdays, hip-hop, house and trance, 9 p.m.-4 a.m., Zanzabar Night Club; 18 and older. 924-3939.
Stand Alone, hip-hop, reggae, rock, 10 p.m., Panama Hattie's. 485-8226.
Swampa ZZ, dance muzik and film, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Indigo Eurasian Cuisine; 21 and older. 521-2900.
Redda Fire, reggae and dancehall with Jahson the 45 Revolver, DJ Zacharijah and Pacific Sounds Outernational, 10 p.m.-4 a.m., The Living Room, Fisherman's Wharf; 21 and older. 395-2100.
Cory Oliveros and Shanelle Sanborn, 7:30-9 a.m., ResortQuest Waikiki Beach Hotel. 922-2511.
Pu'uhonua Duo, 8-10 a.m., The Royal Hawaiian hotel, Surf Room. 923-7311.
Imai and Friends, 3-7:30 p.m., Coconut Willy's. 923-9454.
Darrell Aquino, 4-7 p.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village, Tropics. 949-4321.
Sam Kapu Trio, with hula, 4:15-7:15 p.m., The Royal Hawaiian hotel, Mai Tai Bar. 923-7311.
Bobby Cortezan, piano, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Hanks Cafe Honolulu. 526-1410.
John Feary, 5-6 p.m., Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Elegant Dive. 923-1234.
Paul Conrad, piano, 5-7 p.m., Ala Moana Hotel, Mahina Lounge. 955-4811.
Aloha Serenaders, with Kanoe Miller, 5-8:30 p.m., Halekulani, House Without a Key. 923-2311.
Starr Lutu, Lenny Keys and Tommy Arsisto, jazz, 5:30-8 p.m., Star of Honolulu. 983-7827.
Ka'ala Boys, with hula, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Sheraton Moana Surfrider, Banyan Veranda stage. 922-3111.
Stardust, with Rocky Brown, John Valentine and Hal Mita, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Sheraton Waikiki hotel, Cobalt Lounge at the Hanohano Room. 922-4422.
Sean Na'auao, 6-8 p.m., Tiki's Grill & Bar. 923-8454.
3 Scoops of Aloha, with hula, 6-8:30 p.m., Sheraton Waikiki hotel, poolside. 922-4422.
Auntie Genoa Keawe's Hawaiians, Hawaiian falsetto, 6-9 p.m., Waikiki Beach Marriott, Moana Terrace. 922-6611.
Mike Chung, light jazz and contemporary, 6-9 p.m., New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel. 921-7066.
Miles Jackson Trio, 6-9 p.m., Mariposa. 951-3420.
Ryan Live, 6-9:30 p.m., Ohana West Hotel, Cabanas Pool Bar. 922-3143.
Katie Tamashiro, piano, 6-10 p.m., Ohana East, Chuck's Cellar. 923-4488.
Tennyson Stevens, piano, 6-10 p.m., Bistro at Century Center. 943-6500.
Po'okela Trio, 6:15-9:30 p.m., Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, poolside. 922-5811.
Ginny Walden, flamenco, Spanish guitar, 6:30 p.m., Cha Cha Cha Salsaria. 395-7797.
Al and Bill, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Elegant Dive. 923-1234.
Jeff Peterson and Erika Kauffman, contemporary, jazz, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Michel's in the Colony Surf. 923-6552.
Sefa Tuai, contemporary, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Turtle Bay Resort, Leilei's Bar and Grill. 293-2662.
Sonny Silva and Lou Benanto, jazz, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Brew Moon. 593-0088.
Audy Kimura, guitar/vocals, 6:3010 p.m., Hy's Steak House. 922-5555.
Makana, 6:45-8:45 p.m., Chai's Island Bistro. 585-0011.
Anjj, acoustic rock/pop, 7 p.m., Arnold's Waikiki. 924-6887.
Mihana, 7 p.m., Duc's Bistro. 531-6325.
Ellsworth and Haumea, 7-9 p.m., Hula Grill Waikiki. 923-4852.
Weldon Kekauoha and Friends, contemporary Hawaiian, 7-9 p.m., Kona Brewing Co.'s Koko Marina Pub. 394-5662.
eightOeight, R&B, 7-10 p.m., Kincaid's. 591-2005.
Kit Samson, piano, 7-10 p.m., Mahina Lounge, Ala Moana Hotel. 955-4811.
Manoa DNA, contemporary and Hawaiian, 7-10 p.m., E&O Trading Co., Ward Centre. 591-9555.
Mark Yim Duo, with hula, 7:30-10:30 p.m., The Royal Hawaiian hotel, Mai Tai Bar. 923-7311.
Betty Loo Taylor Trio, with Rachel Gonzales, 7:30-11 p.m., The Kahala, Veranda. 739-8760.
Za Za, jazz guitar, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Formaggio. 739-7719.
2 Point 5, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Chart House. 941-6660.
Na Kama, 8 p.m., The Cheesecake Factory. 924-5001.
Big Trouble Rising, rock blues, 8-10 p.m., Tsunami's. 923-8848.
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.
Ginny Tiu, 8:30-10:30 p.m., Sheraton Moana Surfrider, Banyan Veranda stage. 922-3111.
Johnny Helm, 8:30-10:30 p.m., Tiki's Grill & Bar. 923-8454.
Bruce Hamada and Jim Howard, jazz, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, Halekulani, Lewers Lounge. 923-2311.
Soul Cafe, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, Sheraton Waikiki hotel, Esprit Nightclub. 922-4422.
DeShannon Higa, with gr00ve.imProV.arTiSts, 9 p.m.-midnight, Jazz Minds Art & Cafe. 945-0800.
Soul Food 2 Go, with Zanuck Lindsey and Bobo Butires, 9 p.m.-midnight, Diamond Head Grill, W Honolulu. 922-3734.
Andy Morris, of Darby O'Gill and the Little People from Las Vegas, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Kelley O'Neil's. 926-1777.
Sam Kapu, 9:30-11:30 p.m., Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, lounge. 922-5811.
Tennyson Stevens Trio, jazz, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Bistro at Century Center. 943-6500.
Full Circle, 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Da Big Kahuna Waikiki, Coral Reef Hotel. 923-0033.