If you're a fan of George Lopez, you're a fan of comedian Mike Loftus, who writes for Lopez's ABC sitcom. Loftus may look like the boy next door, but his sharp tongue and political bits will have you rolling.
8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) / Pipeline Café / $20, $40 / 877-714-7668, www.groovetickets.com
Singers Beyond Borders' "Opera Rocks!" concert is a benefit for Hawaii Theatre Center and is the group's first stop en route to a four-city tour in China and Singapore.
7:30 p.m. / Hawaii Theatre / $45, $75 (student discounts available) / 528-0506, http://www.hawaiitheatre.com
"Hair" is a must-see musical that tells the story of a search for love and peace during the Vietnam era.
7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays / Manoa Valley Theatre / $35, $30 military, seniors, $20 26 and younger / 988-6131, http://www.manoavalleytheatre.com
Bet you didn't know that Julio Iglesias has sold more than 300 million albums. But if you think about it, it's not surprising. At 68, the golden-voiced, ballad-singing Spaniard ("To All The Girls I've Loved Before") rocks.
7:30 p.m. / Blaisdell Concert Hall / $55, $80, $95, $125 / 800-745-3000, http://ticketmaster.com
Tig Notaro's delivery is more deliberate than most, but it works. Her performance is part of Pipeline Café's midweek comedy series, which is always a great way to gear up for the weekend.
8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) / Pipeline Café / $20, $40 / 877-714-7668, http://www.groovetickets.com
Nas, the king of East Coast hip-hop, performs with special guest DJ Green Lantern. Nasty no more, Nas has put behind feuds with
Jay-Z and 50 Cent. (We think.)
7 p.m.-2 a.m. / The Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace / $45 presale, $55 at the door, $120 VIP / http://honoluluboxoffice.com
How ridiculously cool is this? Cake is putting on two shows here because, well, one just isn't enough. Check them out at cakemusic.com, and for extra fun, check out the
fan advice column on their site.
8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) / Pipeline Café / $33, $65 / 877-714-7668, http://www.groovetickets.com
Time to celebrate that canned miracle meat Spam at the eighth annual Waikiki Spam Jam. Nearly 25,000 visitors took part in the block party last year, and it continues to grow. Enjoy two stages of live music, games and, yes, plenty of Spam!
4-10 p.m. / Kalakaua Avenue / Free
Feb. 26-27 Comedian Bobby Lee, Pipeline Café
Feb. 27-28 Hawaii Ocean Expo, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
Feb. 28 Comedian Hal Sparks, Pipeline Café
March 5 Reel Big Fish, Pipeline Café
March 5 "Koolau: A True Story of Kauai," Paliku Theatre, Windward Community College
March 6 Shinedown, Pipeline Café
March 6-7 "The Snow Queen: A Musical," Hawaii Theatre
March 7 Pink Martini, Blaisdell Concert Hall
March 11 Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs, Waikíkí Shell
March 21 Manny Pacquiao and The MPBand, Waikíkí Shell