Time is running out to get tickets to hear Cake, a quirky, eco-friendly band that spends a lot of time writing music on the road ("Stickshifts and Safetybelts" and "Carbon Monoxide and Never There.")
8 p.m. / Pipeline Café / $33, $65 VIP / 877-714-7668,
The third annual "Decorate an Egg, the Xeriscape Way" workshop and Easter egg hunt is open to ages 2 through 12. This one is educational and fun for the whole family.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Halawa Xeriscape Garden / $5 per family, free for members / registration deadline: Wednesday, 748-5369
You're going to hear comedian Dan Gabriel perform and think you've known him from before. He's the buddy with the funny, inappropriate comment you know you shouldn't listen to but can't resist.
8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.) / Pipeline Café / $20, $40 VIP / 877-714-7668, http://www.groovetickets.com
A fiddler on the roof is a most unlikely sight. It may not mean a thing, but then again, it might. This classic tale is one the whole family can enjoy.
7:30 p.m. April 15-17, 4 p.m. April 18 / Mamiya Theatre / $15 for adults, $10 for children, seniors, military, students and Chaminade faculty and staff / 735-4815
APRIL 16-17, 23-25
The theme for burlesque group Cherry Blossom Cabaret's third annual VarieTease show: Alice in Chinatown. You don't want to miss this.
7:30 p.m. April 16-17, 23-24 and 6 p.m. April 25 / The ARTS at Marks Garage / 18 and older / $15 presale, $20 at the door / 838-3006, http://brownpapertickets.com
"Mao's Last Dancer," HIFF's opening film for its spring festival, has some local flavor. Honolulu ballerina Amanda Schull ("Center Stage") co-stars in the true story of a boy's journey from poverty to stardom.
Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 & IMAX / Showtimes, movie
listings at http://www.HIFF.org
The Lantern Floating Ceremony is one of the most beautiful and serene annual events on O'ahu. Last year more than 40,000 people showed up to watch 2,000 candle-lit lanterns float out to sea.
6:30 p.m. / Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park / free / http://www.lanternfloatinghawaii.com
The fifth annual Aloha International Piano Festival will feature world-renowned concert pianists Sara Davis Buechner, Lisa Nakamichi, Noriko Uenaka, Sean Botkin and Norman Krieger.
Hawai'i Convention Center / See www.alohapianofestival.com for festival calendar
April 8 Chris Botti, Blaisdell Concert Hall
April 8-9 311 concert, Pipeline Café
April 10 Lisa Williams, Blaisdell Concert Hall
April 17 Sammy Hagar & The Wabos, Pipeline Café
April 17 Mayjah Rayjah concert, Waikíkí Shell
April 23-24 6th Kokua Festival, Waikíkí Shell
April 24 Waikiki Spam Jam, Kaläkaua Avenue
April 29 David Spade, Blaisdell Concert Hall
May 8 Capone's Mother's Day Comedy Smash, Blaisdell Arena
May 12-15 World Fire Knife Championships, Polynesian Cultural Center