Out ‘N’ About: Big Sean, Pet Expo, more

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The annual exposition for our animal companions will feature dog and cat shows, demonstrations, pet products and bird and fish clubs, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Free; Hawaii Foodbank donations welcome. Pets welcome, too (dogs must be leashed).


Hawaii Pet Expo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Free; Hawaii Foodbank donations welcome.

21st annual World Fireknife Championships, four-day event concludes with the senior division finals 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday (during intermission of “Ha: Breath of Life” show) and a Samoan Cultural High School Arts Festival 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Polynesian Cultural Center. $6-$10 admission for arts festival; “Ha: Breath of Life” tickets ($45 and up) required to see finals. 293-3333, polynesia.com

Ballet Hawaii spring showcase, student recitals 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Leeward Community College Theatre. $16. honoluluboxoffice.com


Royal Hawaiian Band, noon-1 p.m., Iolani Palace. Free. 922-5331

Mystery Dinner Theatre: “An ‘Act’ of Murder!” three-act comedic crime thriller about old-Hollywood actors with three-course dinner and participation with your table to solve whodunit, 6:30 p.m., Dave & Buster’s. $48.13 (includes tax, tip); $43.32 for military and with groups of 15 or more. Reservations: 589-2215

“Two Small Pieces of Glass,” full-dome film about the telescope, its history and use in discoveries, 7 p.m., Hokulani Imaginarium, Windward Community College. $5-$7; free for kids under 4. aerospace.wcc.hawaii.edu, 235-7433

Castle High School Band Aloha Concert, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble perform Broadway, classic band, contemporary and other selections, with tribute to graduating seniors, 7 p.m., Ronald E. Bright Theatre, Castle High School. Free; donations accepted. castleband.org

Henry Kapono: “I’m Coming Home, A Salute to Our Troops,” Grammy- and Na Hoku-nominated singer-songwriter and friends (Kenny Endo, Kealoha, Au’s Shaolin Arts, others) in concert, part of the monthlong Mele Mei festivities, 7:30 p.m., Hawaii Theatre. $30-$45. 528-0506, hawaiitheatre.com

Think Fast, Mr. Aaron Presents improv comedy, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Loading Zone, 47 N. Hotel St. Free. mraaronpresents.com, loadingzonearts.com


Rummage Sale, benefit for ministries, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Harris United Methodist Church, corner of Nuuanu Avenue and Vineyard Boulevard. 536-9602

Japanese Buddhist temples bus tour, a look at some of Hono­lulu’s most prominent temples (including Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, Jodo Mission of Hawaii and Li­liha Shingonji Shingon Mission) and embedded symbolic meanings with guides George and Willa Tanabe, 8:45-11:15 a.m. (check-in 8:30 a.m.), Japa­nese Cultural Center of Hawaii. $20-$25. 945-7633, jcch.com

Friends of Mililani Public Library book sale, with a large selection of used books, CDs and DVDs, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mililani Public Library. Free. To volunteer: 626-7292.

Open Cockpit Day, a chance to sit in the cockpit of a World War II fighter or modern jet fighter, see vintage aircraft and meet aviation heroes, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. Free with museum admission ($7-$20). pacificaviationmuseum.org, 441-1007

Hawaii Macintosh & Apple Users’ Society SpringFest, activities, workshops, expert talks and prize giveaways, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Capital One 360 Cafe, 1958 Kalakaua Ave. Free. Lunch pre-orders $9. hmaus.org

21st Annual Filipino Fiesta and Parade, a part of monthlong Flores de Mayo celebrations, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., along Kalakaua Avenue (from Fort DeRussy Park) and at Kapiolani Park Bandstand. Free. filcom.org, 680-0451

Creations of Hawaii craft fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Downtown, lower level. 735-4510, ext. 2; bymela.vpweb.com

Second Saturday: “The Dimensions of Nature — 2D & 3D,” art activities with teaching artists Liz Train and Marcia Pasqua, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Hawai’i State Art Museum. Free. www.hawaii.gov/sfca, 586-9958

Youth on Stage: Haley Kagimoto & Nick Laa, noon, Hard Rock Cafe Hono­lulu. Eleven-year-old guitar rocker Michael Norfleet at 1:30 p.m. Free. All ages. 955-7383, fb.com/hardrockcafehonolulu

Goodwill/Hawaii Fashion Incubator call for talent, tryouts for models, stylists, hair and makeup artists and production assistants for the Sept. 19 Goodwill Goes GLAM! fashion show, 1-5 p.m., HiFi Co-op, Ward Warehouse, second floor above T&C. Register: higoodwill.org

2nd Saturdays Poetry Slam and Open Mic, Youth Speaks Hawaii pre­sents Team Katsu, soon to be Hawaii’s first representatives to the Southern Fried Poetry Slam in New Orleans, 3-5:30 p.m., The ARTS at Marks Garage. $1-$10 suggested donation. 782-7868, fb.com/youthspeakshawaii

Punahou Spring Chamber Music Recital, student chamber music groups perform music of Haydn, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Borodin and Schumann, 4 p.m., Dillingham Hall, Punahou School. Free. 944-5829

Three Walls Music Festival: arts celebration with two stages and musicians including Taimane, Sing the Body, Tavana, Mano Kane, Discord & Rye, Erika Elona, 2do Bem, Candy Diaz, Sewa Fare, DJ Mr. Nick, DJ Ohtoro, DJ Zilla, hosts Kealoha and Lauren Makk; dance and visual projections; food alley including Taste Table and Whole Ox; open-air bar; live art, gallery and art activities; photo booth; massage tables; indoor speakeasy bar; 4 p.m., 331 Keawe St. and Auahi Street, Kakaako. Tickets: $10-$25, free for ages 12 and under. All ages for outdoor stage until midnight; 21+ indoor “Speakeasy” stage until 2 a.m. threewallsmusicfestival.com

Discover Kakaako, Ward Centers monthly food/fashion/music fair celebrates mothers with swag bags; Half-y Hour discounts and cocktail samples; music by Hoku Zuttermeister, the Mike Tulba Duo, David Asing and others; firemen fashion show at 7:50 p.m.; and food trucks and tents, beer garden, free photo booth and kids’ zone with bouncers and video game truck; 5-9 p.m., Ward Centers. Free. discoverkakaako.com

Saturday Night Mele: Chad Pule and Friends, new live-music series features contemporary Hawaiian act, 5-7 p.m., Waianae Mall. Free. 696-2690, fb.com/waianaemall

McDonald’s of Kapolei grand reopening, Ronald McDonald show and classic car display by Kapolei Lunch Bunch Cruisers 5:30-8 p.m. and food specials and prize giveaways with Big Koa and 93.1 FM Da Paina 11 p.m.-3:30 a.m., McDonald’s of Kapolei, 91-590 Farrington Highway. Free. On Twitter: @McDonaldsHawaii.

Concert on the Lawn: Hoku All-Stars, Mele Mei event featuring Duncan Kamakana (“The Voice”), John Cruz, Raiatea Helm, Maunalua, Taimane, fireworks, food and more, benefiting the Oahu Visitor Industry Charity Walk, 6-9 p.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village. $25 general admission, $50 VIP. hiltonhawaiianvillage.com/mele, 947-7955

“For the Joy of Singing,” Windward Choral Society spring concert featuring special guests Kaanohiwaianuenue Hula Studio and songs from around the world, 7 p.m., Windward United Church of Christ. Free. thewindwardchoralsociety.org, 261-9879

Concordia University Portland’s Christi Crux Vocal Ensemble, concert of sacred choir music, 7 p.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 98-1098 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Free. 488-3654

Hong Kong Night, encore HK-pop music concert featuring Hong Kong recording artists Lo Hoi Pang, Jenny Keung, Suzan Guterres and Hon Yeung, 7 p.m., Hawaii Theatre. $30-$120. hawaiitheatre.com, 528-0506; hkbah.org

Lehigh University Choral Arts concert, touring ensembles from Pennsylvania school perform a new commissioned choral work honoring President Barack Obama with the Punahou High School Chorale and Lutheran Church of Hono­lulu Choir, 7:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Cathedral. thecathedralofstandrew.org

Jungle Rocket, Celtic-infused North Shore ensemble plays blues, New Orleans funk and bit of country in Summer 2013 Atherton Concert series, 7:30 p.m., Atherton Performing Arts Studio. $15-$30. 955-8821

“Legion of Boom: Big Sean,” featuring the nationally known hip-hop artist, with local openers Tassho Pearce and Prie, 8 p.m., The Waterfront at Aloha Tower. $45 general admission, $80 VIP. flavorus.com


Honolulu Ekiden 2013, team relay and individual marathon modeled after ancient Japa­nese method of communication, benefiting Hawaii charities, 5:30 a.m., Kapiolani Park (start and end). Entry: $40-$80 individual and $90-$210 teams. (Runners’ expo, packet pickup 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Waikiki Beach Marriott Hotel.) hnlekiden.com

Augie T Mother’s Day Show, brunch with entertainment by local funnyman, Sean Naauao and Ben & Maila, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Ala Moana Hotel. $58; kids ages 4-11 $32. 944-4333

Lehigh University Choral Arts Glee Club, men’s ensemble from Pennsylvania school performs at worship service, 10:30 a.m., Lutheran Church of Hono­lulu. 595-0233

Mele Apana’s Seventh Annual Mother’s Day Spectacular: “Legacy,” prime rib buffet lunch with entertainment by Kalai Stern, Kainani Kahaunaele, Kapena, Eric Lee, Kamakakehau Fernandez, Na Hoa and Ka Pa Hula o Kauanoe o Waahila, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Pacific Beach Hotel, Grand Ballroom. $70-$90. 292-5522

Hawaii Youth Symphony Aloha Concert Luncheon, lunch service followed by a summery mix of classical and popular music with special guests Kupaoa, 11:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. (HYS country store from 10:30 a.m.), Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom. $50. Reservations: 941-9706

Moana Surfrider Mele Mei Mother’s Day Concert, featuring Na Hoku-winning artists Weldon Kekauoha and Mark Yamanaka, 12:15-1:55 p.m., Banyan Courtyard, Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa. Free for patrons of the Beach Bar or Veranda at the Beachhouse guests (Beachhouse brunch $40-$88). 921-4600, melemei.com

Manawa Kupono: Mailani Makainai’s Special Mother’s Day CD Release Concert, featuring the Na Hoku-winning songstress, hula by the Dalire ohana, Jerry Santos, Teresa Bright, Manu Boyd and other special guests, 1 and 6 p.m., Paliku Theatre. $25-$30; keiki under 5 free. 627-2942

Hawaii Polo Club game: China vs. Hawaii, with halftime entertainment, 2 p.m. (gates open 11 a.m. for picnicking, beach use), Hawaii Polo Club, Waia­lua. $10, $25 clubhouse. 226-0061, hawaii-polo.org

Honolulu Ekiden & Music Festival 2013 Sunset on the Beach Concert, featuring Japa­nese performers Kima­gu­ren (pop/reggae duo from Kana­gawa), Rip Slyme (hip hop group) and Aqua Timez (pop rock/alternative rock band), food booths and awards ceremony, 4 p.m., Kapiolani Beach site of Sunset on the Beach. Free. hnlekiden.com

Swing Dance Club Hawaii dance, free lesson followed by open dancing with music by Bert Burgess and snacks, 6:30-9:15 p.m., Palladium Ballroom, Ala Wai Golf Club. $8, $5 for members. swingdanceclubhawaii.org, 255-6095

Michael W. Smith, Grammy-winning Christian singer-songwriter in acoustic concert, 7 p.m., Blaisdell Concert Hall. $35-$70. ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000


Keiki clown show, with Bungie the Clown, 10:30-11 a.m., Town Center of Mililani. Free. 625-0108, towncenter­ofmililani.com

Tresemble concert, Chamber Music Hawaii performs works by Johan Backofen, Albert Roussel, Jean Francaix, Ottorino Respighi and Maurice Ravel, 7:30 p.m., Paliku Theatre. $20-$25. 489-5038, chambermusichawaii.com


Connect!Kids Tuesday: Candy Art Hawaii, Japa­nese candy-sculpting activity, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court. Free. 488-0981, pearlridgeonline.com

“In Celebration of Music,” Windward Choral Society concert also featuring Lehigh University Choral Arts of Bethlehem, Pa., 7 p.m., Kailua United Methodist Church. Free. thewindwardchoralsociety.org

Halekulani Presents the New Generation: Natalie Ai Kamauu, Na Hoku-winning artist sings in free Mele Mei performance, 7-9 p.m., House Without a Key, Halekulani Hotel. 593-9424, melemei.com


Highlands Intermediate School chorus and jazz band, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Pearlridge Center, Uptown. Free. 488-0981


John Mayall, British blues legend in concert with Kim Simmonds, 7:30 p.m., Maui Arts & Cultural Center. $35-$55. 242-7469. (Also May 17 at Aloha Tower, May 18 at Hono­kaa People’s Theater and May 19 at Kauai Community College. See lazarbear.com or call 896-4845.)

Pandit Nayan Ghosh and Ishaan Ghosh, Indian sitar and tabla virtuoso and his tabla prodigy son in concert, 7:30 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. $25-$30. honolulumuseum.org, 532-6097

Lanai & Augie’s Comedy Laugh Shack, local comic duo live, 8 p.m., Imua Lounge. $12. augiet.com, 479-0576

Ongoing Shows

“Aloha Live,” new outdoor Polynesian “cirque” luau show featuring aerialists, haka by Vili the Warrior and Polynesian song and dance; with pre-show magic, comedy and dance; 5 p.m. seating, 6 p.m. dinner, 6:45 p.m. show Fridays, Saturdays and Wednesdays, Queen Kapiolani Hotel pool deck. $49-$89. 931-3328, alohaliveshow.com

“Benise’s Nights of Fire — Hawaii,” Spanish guitar artist and his international dance troupe debut Hawaii version of Emmy Award-winning show, 9:30 p.m. daily, Magic of Polynesia Showroom, Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort. $41.25-$97. gioboxoffice.com, 971-4321, 702-650-7677

“Creation: A Polynesian Journey,” dinner and cocktail show about the birth of the islands, including the first woman, with Polynesian song, dance and fireknives, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. cocktails, 7:15 p.m. show, daily except Mondays and Wednesdays. $39-$65 cocktail package; $66-$160 dinner packages. 931-4660, creationshow.com

“‘Aha’aina: A Royal Hawaiian Lu’au,” oceanfront vignette dinner show paying homage to the site’s royal and sacred heritage with a dramatic performance, hula, song and Hawaiian artisanry, 5:30-9 p.m. every Monday, Royal Hawaiian Hotel. $89-$185. 921-4600, royal-hawaiian.com

Comedy Polynesia, with “Hawaiian King of Comedy” Bo Irvine and Michael “Mr. Diamond Head” Staats, 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, $25-$35; and Sharkey’s Comedy Club, with Hawaii and national comics, 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, Hawaii Comedy Theater, Sheraton Princess Kaiu­lani Hotel. $15-$25. 531-4242, hawaiicomedytheater.com

“Ha: Breath of Life,” a Pacific isle tale of birth and death, love and family, triumph and tragedy, with Polynesian dance, music and fireknives, 7:30-9 p.m. daily, Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie. $25-$50. Reservations: 293-3333, polynesia.com

Legends in Concert Waikiki: “Rock-A-Hula,” live concert experience featuring Elvis Pres­ley tribute, hula and rotating cast of 80 superstar personas including Michael Jackson, Steven Tyler and Madonna impersonators, 8 p.m. nightly except Mondays, Royal Hawaiian Center, fourth floor. $59-$180. 629-7469, legendswaikiki.com

“The Legends of Kualoa,” dinner show depicting Hawaiian legends of the area with music, chanting and hula kahiko, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Kualoa. $29-$49. 237-7321, kualoa.com/tours

“Magic in Paradise,” buffet dinner show featuring mystery, fantasy, comedy and illusions with magician Mark Allen Mauricio, 6 p.m. every Wednesday, Banyan Tree Showroom, Hale Koa Hotel. $6.95-$35.95. 955-0555, halekoa.com

“Magic of Polynesia,” illusionist John Hiro­kawa with dance and fire dance, 7 p.m. dinner show, 8 p.m. show, daily, Magic of Polynesia Showroom, Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort. $30-$139. 971-4321, magicofpolynesia.com

Society of Seven Latest Version: “HOT! HOT! HOT!” 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Outrigger Waikiki. $35-$45. Reservations: 923-7469

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