Hawaiian music and comedy on the radar
On the show radar — Hawaiian music in a talent contest, a twilight concert amid a grove of coconut trees and a visiting comedian.
Here's a calendar round-up of stuff to do:
Kani Ka Pila talent recruits to perform
Six wannabes will perform from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday (May 28) at Kani Ka Pila Grille at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach, but only one will land a future gig.
The occasion is the 2nd annual Kani Ka Pila talent search, offering a chance to join the slate of Hawaiian acts in the Grille’s stable of stars.
The competitors are: Ke Kani Nahe, Puli Trio, Ka Hua, Maka’ala Perry, Hilo One and U’i Miles.
The event is part of the first Na Hoku O Hawai’i Music Festival, which opens tomorrow in Waikiki at various venues, culminating in Sunday’s Na Hoku Hanohano Awards at the Hawai’i Convention Center.
A $5 parking fee (validated valet) is good for two hours.
Information: Luana Maitland, 923-3111.
Trask, Mana’o Company and hula at Royal Hawaiian Center
An evening of free Hawaiian song and dance — featuring Kawika Trask & Friends, hula kahiko by halau Na Pualei O Likolehua and The Mana’o Company — will be staged from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday (May 29) at Helumoa —The Royal Grove at the Royal Hawaiian Center.
The entertainment will be at hourly intervals, beginning with Trask, followed by the hula halau and ending with The Mana’o Company.
While there is no admission for the show, those attending are asked to bring canned goods for the Hawaii Food Bank.
Information: www.royalhawaiiancenter.com, or Lei Ohu, at 922-2299.
Parking in the Royal Hawaiian Center garage is free for two hours with restaurant or food court validation or $5 with validation from other dining and shopping purchases.
Jay Phillips, comedian, due at Pipeline Café June 16
Comedian Jay Phillips will perform at 8 p.m. June 16 at the Pipeline Café. Doors open at 7 p.m. and all ages are welcome.
Pre-sale tickets are $20 general, with $40 VIP priority seating is available.
Reservations: groovetickets.com, Pipeline Café box office, Hawaii’s Natural High, or pipelinecafehawaii.com.