MAY 28-JUNE 27
For a month there's no need to worry about what to do on the weekends. The 50th State Fair is filled with entertainment, rides and games.
6 p.m.-12 a.m. Fridays, 4 p.m.-12 a.m. Saturdays, 12 p.m.-12 a.m. Sundays and May 31 / $3, 12-6 p.m.; $5, 6 p.m.-12 a.m. / 440-4122, www.ekfernandez.com
JUNE 19-SEPT. 6
The "Surfing" exhibit offers a fascinating look at Isle surf history with historic images and artifacts.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays / Bishop Museum / $17.95; $14.95 ages 65 and up and ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and younger (kamaaina rates available) / 847-3511, www.bishopmuseum.org
Tower of Power has been delivering its soulful sound since 1968, and the remarkable fact about this 10-man traveling troupe is its music is just as relevant today as it was 40 years ago. Fun and funky.
7:30 p.m. / Blaisdell Concert Hall / $35, $45, $55 / 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
Gloc 9 is probably the fastest-rising Filipino rapper you'll ever find. Try to keep up with him during a rap; we dare you. Most of his songs aren't in English, but his beat translates into any language.
Doors open 10 p.m. / Pipeline Café / $30, $75 VIP / 877-714-7668, www.groovetickets.com
There are all types of spinoffs of reggae music nowadays, but Alborosie is true to the core.If you like the Bob Marley sound, you'll like what Alborosie has to offer. His latest album is "Escape from Babylon."
Doors open 10 p.m. / Pipeline Café / $23, $45 VIP / 877-714-7668, www.groovetickets.com
Hapa kicks off the Waikíkí Aquarium's annual Ke Kani O Ke Kai summer concert series. Oceanside and under the stars, a perfect venue.
7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.) / Waikíkí Aquarium / $30 general, $10 for ages 7-12, free for 6 and under / 550-8457, www.honoluluboxoffice.com
The Wonder Girls are among South Korea's hottest acts.The only reason the fashionable all-girls band isn't playing a bigger venue is this is their firstUnited States tour.They're gonna be huge.
8 p.m. / Pipeline Café / $32, $75 VIP, $150 meet and greet / 877-714-7668, www.groovetickets.com
Color Me Badd is the king of forgotten boy-band hits. If you don't believe us, try not to mumble along when you hear "I Wanna Sex You Up" and "All 4 Love." You can't help yourself, and we can't, either.
7 p.m. / Blaisdell Arena / $35, $65, $75, $85, $95 / 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
May 28 Paradise Food & Wine Classic, Westin Moana Surfrider, Waikíkí
May 28-29 Comedian Rex Navarrete, Pipeline Café
May 29 Smooth Jazz Concert, The Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace
May 31 Lantern Floating Ceremony, Magic Island
June 4 Twista, Pipeline Café
June 11-12 Hawaii Big Boys & MMA Hawaii Expo 2010, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
June 12 Motion Music Festival, Pipeline Café
June 12-19 Aloha International Piano Festival, Hawaii Convention Center
June 12-20 Sesame Street Live "When Elmo Grows Up," Blaisdell Concert Hall