Mother’s Day will be a mixed bag this year if you’re planning outings to salute Mom.

For starters, Blue Note Hawaii, the jazz club at the Outrigger Waikiki resort, has lined up three different events over two days, on Saturday May 11 (a day before the actual Mother’s Day) and Mother’s Day Sunday May 12:

Michael W. Perry
  • KSSK Radio and its morning drive team, Michael W. Perry & The Posse, will make their debut at Blue Note with  a May 11 event will feature a live radio broadcast, presumably with the usual talk story guests, capped by a concert by Henry Kapono and his band sharing a repertoire of C&K classics. Doors open at 8 a.m. prior to the 9 a.m. radio show. Tickets: $125 for premium seating, $99 for loge seating, and $89 for bar area seating. Reservations www.bluenotehawaii.com or (808) 777-4890.
  • Chamber Music Hawaii will present Billy Childs, a pianist-composer, performing with CMH’s Tresemble, at 6:30 p.m. May 11. The program includes “The River, The Bird and the Storm” and “Two Elements A Day in the Forest of Dreams.” Doors open at 5 p.m. for beverages and meals. Premium seating, $35; loge and bar area seating, $25. Reservations: www.bluenotehawaii.com or (808) 777-4890.
Frank DeLima
  • Frank DeLima & Na Kolohe, featuring David Kauahikaua and Bobby Nishida, offer a Mother’s Day Comedy Brunch show, at 1 p.m. May 12 at Blue Note. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for beverage and meal service. DeLima is best known for his ethnic gags targeting Chinese, Korean, and Japanese, but he favors Portuguese and Filipino routines. His repertoire includes a Japanese sumotori and a Chinese game show host, but his brand also includes musical parodies of prevailing political issues and personalities. Premium seating, $45; loge and bar area seating, $35. Reservations: www.bluenotehawaii.com or (808) 777-4890.
Josh Tatofi

  • Josh Tatofi headlines a Mother’s Day buffet brunch concert May 11 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Timetable: 9 a.m., vendor marketplace; 10 to 11:45 a.m., brunch buffet with music by A Touch Gold; noon, Tatofi performance. Tickets: $175 adults, $90 children 3 to 11, free for  keiki up to 2 years old. Reservations: www.hawaiiconvention.com 

Na Leo marking 40th anniversary

Na Leo Plilimehana, Hawaii’s most successful girl group, is marking its 40th anniversary this year.      

Na Leo, from left: Angela Morales, Nalani Choy and Lehua Kalima.

The trio, comprised of Nalani Choy, Lehua Kalima and Angela Morales, were Kamehameha Schools classmates, when they entered and won the “Brown Bags to Stardom” competition with their “Local Boys” tune, which would become the group’s signature tune.

Na Leo will mark its four decades with a concert from 7 to 9 p.m. May 8, at Paliku Theatre at Windward Community College.  Also featuring Kamuela and Ka‘ihi Kimokea.

Proceeds will support scholarships for WCC music students through the Kanile‘a ‘Ukulele Hawaiian Music Scholarships.

Tickets: $15 to $75, at www.wccmusic.eventbrite.com

And that’s Show Biz…

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