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FOR HAITI'S SAKE
Honolulu's only burlesque troupe is taking it off (tastefully, always tastefully) for charity. What better reason, right?
The Cherry Blossom Cabaret will headline a show that will include a long list of other local performers who will be putting on a super-packed show of everything from beatboxing to belly dancing.
The show, dubbed Aloha for Haiti, will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. tonight at The Mercury Bar, with all of the door proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders, a volunteer humanitarian organization of trained medical professionals who are aiding in the Haiti earthquake disaster.
Entertainers include beatboxer Jason Tom, belly dancer Willow Chang, Brazilian dance troupe Samba Axe, slam poet Bridget Gray, Dakini Dance Company, Honolulu's only long-form improv comedy theater Laughtrack Theater, and DJs Jetboy and Rolando de la Vega.
Aloha for Haiti / 9 p.m.-2 a.m. tonight / Mercury Bar / 1154 Fort Street Mall / $10
The Waikiki Revival Festival tomorrow (10 a.m.-8 p.m., International Market Place courtyard, Waikíkí, free) features hula, Hawaiian food booths, poi-pounding, lei-making and lots more.
Uncle Willie K, along with Melveen Leed and the Hot Club of Hulaville, headlines this year's Breathe Concert, a fundraiser for the American Lung Association (7:30 p.m. Saturday, Hawaii Theatre, $35-$135, www.hawaiitheatre.com).
AC/DC TRIBUTE BAND BACK IN BLACK IS BACK.
Back in Black / 7 p.m. Saturday / Pipeline Café / 805 Pohukaina St. / $20-$40 / 877-714-7668, www.groovetickets.com
'LOST,' ONE LAST TIME
The final season of 'Lost' premieres at 7 p.m. Tuesday on ABC. Hopefully, we'll get the answers to all the burning "Lost" questions already! (For more on the world premiere tomorrow at Sunset on the Beach, see our story.)
OH, SWEET CACAO
The annual Hawai'i Cacao Festival happens from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Hale'iwa Farmers Market (free, 388-9696). Eat local chocolate, learn how cacao is processed and watch food demos by Alan Wong's restaurant, town restaurant and 21 Degrees North.
Diamond Head Theatre stages Amy Tan's "The Joy Luck Club," opening at 8 tonight and running through Feb. 14 (Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapu'u Ave., $12-$42, 733-0274, www.diamondheadtheatre.com.)
LIKE A DIAMOND IN THE SKY
Mars is in opposition today, which is fancy astronomy talk to say that Mars is as close to Earth as it will be in its current orbit, making it extra visible from Earth. Mars will rise tonight at sunset, be overhead all night, and set at sunrise. It will shine as bright as the brightest star, Sirius. Don't forget to look up.