Under Water Radar (right) is one of the bands lending its voice to Voyager Public Charter School's fundraiser. There will also be a Kidz Zone, food booths and more.
5-10 p.m. / The Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace / $15 presale, $18 at the door / http://www.voyagerohana.org
To celebrate its third anniversary Ward Pet is giving away more than $10,000 in prizes, including a pure-bred puppy. There will also be a pet lookalike contest, a silly pet tricks contest and more.
12-4 p.m. / The Pet Spot, Ward Warehouse / free / 591-1990
Anybody who can spend five minutes spewing the virtues of Hot Pockets — and keep you laughing the whole time — is OK by us. Jim Gaffigan speaks the truth. It's just the spin he puts on it that we love.
8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.) / Blaisdell Concert Hall / $35, $45 800-745-3000, http://ticketmaster.com
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"The Hilo Massacre" is based on Aug. 1, 1938, when 200 union workers tried to express their solidarity with striking workers in Honolulu and were met with force.
8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays / Kumu Kahua Theatre / $5-$16 / 536-4441, http://www.kumukahua.org
Uluwehi Guerrero (right) leads all Na Hoku Hanohano finalists with seven nominations, a lofty honor heading into the first Na Hoku O Hawai'i Music Festival. That's four days of celebrating Hawaiian music.
Na Hoku O Hawai'i Music Festival / for schedule, venues, see http://nahokuohawaiimusicfestival.com
Filipino sensation Rex Navarrete has a massive underground following, both live and on the Internet. The titles of his first two live standup DVDs? "Hella Pinoy" and "Badass Madapaka!"
Doors open 7 p.m. / Pipeline Café / $25, $45 VIP / 877-714-7668, http://www.groovetickets.com
Big Boys & MMA Hawaii Expo is one of the coolest guy events around, but girls will love it, too. It features the best toys for big boys and includes a model search.
5-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday / Blaisdell Exhibition Hall / prices to announced / mmahawaii.com
We're still not over the '80s and, face it, neither are you. Bust out the big hair and get ready to party with Lisa Lisa, JJ Fad, Klymaxx and Exposé. They'll also perform June 18 at Waikoloa Bowl.
7 p.m. / Blaisdell Arena / $45, $75, $100 / 800-745-3000, http://www.ticketmaster.com
May 7 Tommy Tutone and '80s night at Pipeline Café
May 7 and 9 "Bully ... too?" at Farrington High School auditorium
May 8 The Hold Steady, NextDoor
May 8 Sugar and Spice Mother-Daughter Tea, The Veranda at the Moana Surfrider
May 8 Aloha Concert 2010, Blaisdell ConcertHall
May 8 Capone's Mother Day Comedy, Blaisdell Arena
May 8 An American Musical Adventure, Hawaii Theatre
May 9 Lunch with the Stars, Hawaii Okinawa Center
May 12-15 World Fire Knife Championships, Polynesian Cultural Center
May 14 "Akasha," IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre, Hawaii Theatre