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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, April 16, 2010

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Rap star/"Pimp My Ride" host Xzibit is part of The Ferrari 500 Party that will also launch Samona Irok's latest album, which he did with DJFingaz. Diego Brown ("Proof of Life") also performs.

10 p.m.-3 a.m. / Pipeline Café / $25, $50 VIP / 877-714-7668, www.groovetickets.com

APRIL 23-24

North Shore native Jack Johnson will be leaving soon after the Kokua Festival for a world tour to promote his new CD coming out in June. Hopefully, he'll share some of the new tracks here first.

4:30 p.m. (doors open 3 p.m.) / Waikíkí Shell / $20-$125 / 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com


TV/movie actor/comedian David Spade brings his sharp tongue to O'ahu for one show. If you like him in CBS's "Rules of Engagement," you'll love his standup act.

8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.) / Blaisdell Concert Hall / $35, $45, $55 / 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com


The Jammin Hawaiians concert is loaded with local talent. The Green Band (left) returns to O'ahu after touring with Anuhea and playing the prestigious SXSW Festival in Austin.

5 p.m. / Waikíkí Shell / $18.50-$37 ($10 for the first 985 seats sold on the lawn) / 800-734-3000, www.ticketmaster.com


Lei of Stars is a don't-miss concert and brunch featuring Hawaiian entertainers such as Dennis Kamakahi and Nedward Ka'apana.

Doors open 9:30 a.m., brunch at 10:30 a.m., show at 11:30 a.m. / Royal Hawaiian hotel, Grand Monarch Room / $75 / 226-0600.


Among Bill Dawes' credits are appearances on "Sex and the City,""Oz" and "Law and Order." He also wrote for fellow comedian Jamie Kennedy four features. Check him out at www.funnyordie.com.

8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.) / Pipeline Café / $20, $40 VIP / 877-714-7668, www.groovetickets.com

JUNE 4-6

Seeing Shen Yun perform is like taking a journey into ancient China. Often called a show 5,000 years in the making, it features beautiful dance and storytelling.

7:30 p.m. June 4, 2 and 7:30 p.m. June 5, 2 p.m. June 6 / Blaisdell Concert Hall / $35, $55, $85, $115 / 792-3919, www.hawaiishows.net

JUNE 24-27

Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn reunite as KHON anchor Joe Moore (left) and "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak star in "The Boys of Autumn."

7:30 p.m. June 24-25, 2 and 7:30 p.m. June 26, 2 p.m. June 27 / Hawaii Theatre / $17, $27, $37, $72 VIP / 528-0506, www.hawaiitheatre.com


April 23-25 Spring New Products Show, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall

April 24 Fourth Annual Taste of East Oahu, Calvary By The Sea Church

April 24 Pianist Jon Nakamatsu, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

April 24 Waikiki Spam Jam, Kalakaua Avenue

May 5 Cinco De Mayo Street Festival, Nuuanu Avenue

May 8 Aloha Concert 2010, Blaisdell Concert Hall

May 8 Capone's Mother Day Comedy, Blaisdell Arena

May 8 An American Musical Adventure, Hawaii Theatre

May 8 Starlight Ball 2010, Honolulu Academy of Arts

May 14-30 "Guys and Dolls," Diamond Head Theatre