CONCERT: AUG. 7, 9-10
Singer/songwriter Stephen Stills, on tour to promote his new CD "Just Roll Tape," stops on three islands. Stills has been the cornerstone for bands such as Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. His edgy guitar work can be heard on discs "Stills," "Long May You Run" and "Man Alive!"
8 p.m. Aug. 10 / Hawai'i Theatre / $35, $45 / 528-0506, www.hawaiitheatre.com.
7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 / Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater / $35, $45 / 808- 242-7469, www.mauiarts.org.
7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 / Kilohana Plantation, Kaua'i / $45 / 808-245-5608.
STAGE: AUG. 8-26
The Hawaii Shakespeare Festival celebrates its sixth season at a new venue —The ARTS at Marks Garage — with three plays revolving around the theme of "Civil War." The drama kicks off with "Taming of the Shrew" as a father refuses to marry off his desirable younger daughter until his eldest, shrewish Kate, has found her match, with Mark Gilbert as Petruchio and Elizabeth Wolfe as Katharina, below. "King John" is about a weak leader, an unjustifiable war and a divided country. "Titus Andronicus" is the story of the ultimate revenge that shakes up Rome.
"Taming of the Shrew" at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8-11 and 3:30 p.m. Aug. 12; "King John," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15-18 and 3:30 p.m. Aug. 19; "Titus Andronicus," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22-25 and 3:30 p.m. Aug. 26 / The ARTS at Marks Garage / $10 Wednesdays, $14 Thursdays and Sundays, $18 Fridays-Saturdays; also, $42 season tickets, all three plays / 550-8457, www.honoluluboxoffice.com.
STAGE: AUG. 10-SEPT. 1
A rock musical comedy of love and betrayal makes its way to the Doris Duke Theatre in "Hedwig and The Angry Inch." It's the tale of a transgendered man — his rise from poverty to stardom and twists of fate along the way. Hedwig is portrayed by local musician Otto, left, who first staged the show five years ago. His band The 86 List performs as Hedwig's band, The Angry Inch.
8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays Aug. 10-Sept. 1 / Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts / $15 general, $10 seniors, students, military, museum members / 834-6886, www.honoluluacademy.org.
DANCE: AUG. 11-12
"Cinderella" the ballet composed by Sergei Prokofiev, comes to life through Ballet Hawaii's full-length production that also features the Honolulu Symphony. Janessa Touchet will dance the title role, Joaquin De Luz of the New York City Ballet is the prince, Victoria Morgan of Cincinnati Ballet choreographs. Ballet Hawaii's dancers and aspiring young artists from the Mainland and Japan also are in the cast. An exclusive $100 Royal Tea Party package takes place from noon to 1:45 p.m. Aug. 12, also with premium seating for the matinee show and souvenirs; call 521-8600.
7:30 p.m. Aug. 11 and 2 p.m. Aug. 12 / Blaisdell Concert Hall / $20, $25, $50, $75 / 877-750-4400, www.ticketmaster.com.
CONCERT: AUG. 12
Internationally renown cellist Mineo Hayashi, below, will be in concert and accompanied by local pianist Jennifer Perry. Hayashi attended the Toho School of Music, where he studied under Hideo Saito, and is a graduate from the Geneva Conservatoire with the highest honor. Hayashi is the director of the Suzuki Method School and a professor at the International Academy of Suzuki Method.
4:00 p.m. Aug. 12 / UH-Manoa, Orvis Auditorium / Advance tickets: $25 general, $20 military, seniors, UH faculty and staff, $15 UH-Manoa students and students age 8-17; at the door: $30, $25 and $20 / 956-8246, www.etickethawaii.com.
CONCERT: AUG. 16
Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Common, below, brings his band and DJ Dummy to Pipeline Cafe to promote his new album "Finding Forever." Common has appeared in several films, too, including "Brown Sugar," "Smokin' Aces" and "American Gangster." Discs include "Can I Borrow a Dollar?" "Like Water for Chocolate" and "Be." For 18 and older.
Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 16 / Pipeline Cafe / $35 presale, $40 at the door, $65 VIP / www.presaleticketsonline.com.
DANCE: AUG. 17-18
Honolulu-based dance theater company Monkey Waterfall performs "Shrines to Paradise," an exploration of why people travel and how residents and tourists connect and disconnect. The production takes the audience behind the masks, image and glitz that is associated with Hawai'i, with Honolulu Hale transformed into a carnival-like setting with dance, music, theater and storytelling.
8 p.m. Aug. 17-18 / Honolulu Hale / free / www.monkeywaterfall.org.
COMEDY: AUG. 18
Kamehameha Lions Club Foundation presents "Laughs For Lions" with funnyman Paul Ogata headlining a crew that includes the Soup Nazi (Larry Thomas) from TV's "Seinfield" serving up soup and insults to the crowd at the pre-show mixer party. Also appearing: Charles Memminger, Abe & Franklin and the comedy magic act "Ching and Choy." Food, drinks and parking are included in the ticket price. Proceeds benefit youth scholarships and Lions service projects for the blind and disabled.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., show at 7:45 p.m. Aug. 18 / Mamiya Theatre / $40 donation, $75 VIP / 528-1073, www.laughsforlions.com.
FESTIVAL: AUG. 25-26
It's time once again for the Greek Festival, right, and that means spanokopita, gyro sandwiches, moussaka, souvlaki, beer and wine, and much celebrating and sharing of the culture. Festival highlights include a performance by Fotia, a band from the West Coast; and guitarist Sotos Kappas, The Nisiotes Dance Group, Balkan music by Partners in Time and Greek folk dance sessions. The festival is in its 27th year.
Noon-9 p.m. Aug. 25-26 / McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park / Admission is $3 general, free for kids 11 and younger and military / www.ssconhelhi.goarch.org.