CONCERT: APRIL 28
Christian rock band MercyMe headlines a concert that also features opener Audio Adrenaline, which is on its farewell tour. Comedian Bob Smiley provides comic relief. MercyMe's latest album is last year's "Coming Up to Breathe," which up for two Dove Awards — group of the year and pop/contemporary album of the year. They find out if they're winners on April 25 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.
6 p.m. April 28 / Waikiki Shell / $25, $31.50, $35.50, $41.50 / (877) 750-4400, www.ticketmaster.com.
ETC.: APRIL 28
No matter how health-conscious Hawai'i gets, we will always love Spam. Hear that, outside world? We love Spam! So much we worship the pink protein every year at the ritual known as Spam Jam. Hawaii's top restaurants will prepare Spam in many different ways. Also on the menu will be two stages of entertainment, crafts and Spam-themed everything, from clothing to sporting goods. The event is a benefit for the Hawaii Foodbank. Don't forget to enter the Mr. or Mrs. Spam Hawaii Contest.
4-10 p.m. April 28 / along Kalakaua Avenue / Free / www.spamjamhawaii.com.
CELEBRATION: APRIL 28
He Ho'olaule'a No Na Mo'olelo o Na Wahine (A Celebration of Women's History) is a daylong event that focuses on distinctive women in Hawai'i history. The program includes presentations on Queen Ka'ahumanu, Laura Fish Judd, Queen Emma, Madge Tennent and others; and the Myrna Kamae film "Keepers of the Flame: The Legacy of Three Hawaiian Women." It's limited to 300 attendees, age 16 and older; and the registration deadline is today. Bring canned meat donations for the River of Life Mission.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 28 / Mission Memorial Auditorium / Free; or optional $15 fee includes lunch and snacks / www.iolanipalace.org, 522-0831.
ETC: APRIL 29
Like it? Love it? If you're a bit fond of the windward O'ahu community, you'll be at the 15th annual "I Love Kailua" Town Party, presented by the Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle. The event includes The Taste of Kailua, entertainment, art in the park, handmade crafts, a plant sale, keiki rides, activities, community information booths and free health screenings from Castle Medical Center. Money raised at the event will go toward replanting trees along the Mokapu Road corridor that were damaged by insects.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29 / Kailua Road / $3 event buttons, free for children 12 and younger / 234-0404.
FESTIVAL: APRIL 29
The modern Japanese holiday "Kodomo no Hi," or children's day, will celebrate Hawai'i's keiki with games, kimono dressing, cultural make-and-take activities, children's entertainment and a variety of food. A cultural scavenger hunt, Love's Bakery doughnut-eating contest, and free keiki vision screening will also be available.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 29 / Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i, Teruya Courtyard and fifth floor / Free / 945-7633, www.jcch.com.
CONCERT: MAY 1
In this world nothing is certain but death, taxes and the much more pleasant Brothers Cazimero Lei Day Concert at the Waikiki Shell. (They do it all again on Maui the next day.) Robert and Roland's soaring harmonies and acoustic arrangements, all to the accompaniment of lovely hula hands, make this an annual pilgrimage for O'ahuans.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m., concert at 7:30 May 1 / Waikiki Shell / $20 lawn, $30 terrace, $45 pool, children younger than 10 free on the lawn / (877) 750-4400, www.ticketmaster.com
7:30 p.m. May 2 / Maui Arts & Cultural Center / $10, $30, $40 (half price for children 12 and younger) / (808) 242-7469, www.mauiarts.org.
CONCERT: MAY 5
Dust off those Angel Flights and rayon disco dresses for 70s Nightclub Reunion III. Tiny Tadani will emcee at the Ala Moana Hotel. Remember when Power Point was a local band and not a business tool? They'll be playing your favorite boogie tunes, along with Greenwood, above, Phase VII, Asian Blend and White Light. Reunited and it feels so good.
8 p.m.-1 a.m. May 5 / Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom I and II / $35 general, $40 reserved (ticket price includes nacho bar)/ 955-4811, ext. 4250.
FAIRS & FESTIVALS: MAY 5
It's good, clean kid fun at Saint Francis School's 7th annual Ohana Fair. The campus is transformed with Xtreme fun rides, Lego Town, and Nozawa's ponies and petting zoo. Keiki can get their faces painted, parents can browse the white-elephant booth, and everyone can try lei making. Also on the schedule: silent auction and food stations — the classic fair fare of malasadas, plate lunch, fried saimin, nachos, hot dogs, cotton candy and more.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 5 / St. Francis School / Free / 988-4111, ext. 116.
STAGE: MAY 9-27
Murder mostly foul is on the menu at "Over My Dead Body," a murder mystery presented by Manoa Valley Theatre. It's about three founders of a British mystery-writers club who might commit a real murder.
7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, May 9-27 / Manoa Valley Theatre / $25 general, $20 seniors and military, $15 for those 25 and younger / 988-6131, www.manoavalleytheatre.com.
STAGE: MAY 10
Shakespeare once said, "The course of true love never did run smooth." And boy is that true in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," left, which follows the difficulties of love and the relationships between fantasy and reality. The Hawai'i Theatre Center and Maryknoll School have collaborated to form the Hawai'i Young Actors' Ensemble. Their production of the Bard's classic will feature Renaissance music and dance by students from schools around O'ahu for a one-night-only performance.
7:30 p.m. May 10 / Hawai'i Theatre / $13 ($5 discount for children, students, seniors, military and HTC members / 528-0506, www.hawaiitheatre.com.
CONCERT: MAY 12
Four-time Grammy Award winning trumpeter Randy Brecker, above, will be in concert for "A New York Minute," playing alongside an all-star group of band members Tony Levin, Steve Ferrone, Joe Caro, George Whitty and Ada Rovatti. Brecker has been shaping the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than three decades and has graced the albums of artists ranging from Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Chaka Khan, George Benson, Frank Sinatra and Frank Zappa, to name a few.
8 p.m. May 12 / Hawai'i Theatre / $22, $32, $42 / 528-0506, www.hawaiitheatre.com.