Growing up on the south side of Chicago, Ty Barnett's ability to make people of all races laugh helped him get through high school. He's still cracking jokes, and people are still laughing.
8 p.m. (doors open at 7) / Pipeline Cafe / $20, $40 VIP / 877-714-7668, www.groovetickets.com
The theme for the 16th annual Honolulu Festival is "Pacific Harmony." The three-day celebration of Pacific nations brings in more than 5,000 participants and thousands more spectators.
Various times and locations / complete schedule at www.honolulufestival.com
Break out the four-leaf clovers and green garb because St. Patrick's Day is soon upon us. This celebration features Irish music and dance, and feel free to dig into the corned beef and cabbage.
5 p.m. / Aloha Tower Marketplace, Center Atrium / free / 566-2337, www.alohatower.com
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Gary L. Balfantz's adaption of "Maui the Demigod" uses hula, chant and storytelling to bring the many myths of Maui to the stage.
8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays (no show on April 4, Easter Sunday) / Kumu Kahua Theatre / $5-$16 / 536-4441, www.kumukahua.org
"Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" will be the first drive-in movie shown on O'ahu since Kam Drive-In closed in 1998. It's the first of six drive-in flicks scheduled in 2010. Parking is available for 500 vehicles.
After the swap meet closes / Aloha Stadium parking lot / free / www.funflicks.com
The annual Great Hawaiian Rubber Duckie Race is all it's quacked up to be, with 20,000 rubber duckies taking the plunge for charity — and a chance to win one of 50 cool prizes.
9 a.m. (race starts at 1:11 p.m.) / McCully Shopping Center and Ala Wai Canal / free / 532-6744, www.ucpahi.org
Manny Pacquiao can box like no other, but can he sing? You be the judge. He's bringing his MP Band here to headline several entertainers. Pacquiao has two platinum-selling albums in the Philippines.
5 p.m. / Waikíkí Shell / $25, $35, $45, $55, $75 and $150 /800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
Comedienne and former Oakland Raiders cheerleader Anjelah Johnson is in the upcoming Forrest Whitaker comedy "Our Family Wedding" (March 12). She has to be the funniest NFL cheerleader. Ever.
8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.) / Pipeline Cafe / $25, $45 VIP / 877-714-7668, www.groovetickets.com
March 5 Partners in Time concert, Atherton Performing Arts Studio
March 5 Reel Big Fish, Pipeline Caf[0xe9]
March 6 Hamajang concert, Atherton Performing Arts Studio
March 6 Shinedown, Pipeline Cafe
March 6-7 "The Snow Queen: A Musical," Hawaii Theatre
March 7 "Pink Martini," Blaisdell Concert Hall
March 11 Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, Waikíkí Shell
March 13 Julio Iglesias, Blaisdell Concert Hall
April 2-3 Cake, Pipeline Cafe
April 8-9 311, Pipeline Cafe
April 9-18 "The Princess and the Iso Peanut," Hawaii Theatre