“E Ho‘omau – Endure–In Their Own Words,” at 7 p.m. May 22, Kumu Kahua Theatre.Two playwrights and actors — Jackie Pualani Johnson and Peter Charlot – will be featured in the live, digital evening, focusing on the words of Queen Lili‘uokalani and Lorrin Thurston. Tickets are free at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=kumu
“Forever Plaid,” a nostalgic and heavenly off-Broadway musical comedy by Stuart Ross, with loads of harmony, old-school charm, and scores of familiar boy-group hits, opens Friday (May 28) at Diamond Theatre. Shows Thursdays through Sundays (times vary), through June 6. Tickets: $22, at diamondheadtheatre.com..”
“Tiny Beautiful Things,” a dramatic comedy by Nia Vardalos, based on the book by Cheryl Strayed, continues Thursdays through Sundays, May 6 through May 23, at Manoa Valley Theatre. Extended playdates at 7:30 p.m. May 27 and 28 and at 3 p.m. May 29. About Sugar, an advice columnists, stalled in her own problems. Tickets: $40 adults, $35 seniors and military, $22 those 25, at manoavalleytheatre.com.
Shari Lynn, at 6:30 p.m. Friday May 21, Medici’s at Manoa Marketplace. Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner. Tickets: $59, includes show and dinner, at medicismanoamarketplace.com www.tix.com.
Henry Kapono stages “A Tribute to Jimmy Borges,” at 6 p.m. May 27, Blue Note Hawaii. With the Honolulu Jazz Quartet. Tickets: $35 at bluenotehawaii.com. Live screen option available, $20. Visit bluenotehawaii.com.
Johnny Helm & Friends, at 6 and 8:30 p.m. May 28, Blue Note Hawaii. Also featuring Nic Kalei and John Cruz. Tickets: $30 premium, $20 loge, at bluenotehawaii.com
“Rap’s Hawaii,” featuring comedian. Rap Reiplinger, at 9 p.m. May 22 on KHNL, and at 10:30 p.m. May 30 on KGMB.