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Girls’ Day Diva Fest

The University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center presents the Girls’ Day Diva Festival 10.1 at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8 on the Campus Center Plaza. The event moves to the Performing Arts Center for a concert featuring award-winning Kaumakiwa, Shawn Pimental, and Kekuhi Keali‘ikanaka‘ole at 5 p.m.

Parks’ wins prize for drama

NEW YORK (AP) — Suzan-Lori Parks’ historical trilogy set during the Civil War has won a theater award honoring the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, one of the largest prizes given for dramatic writing.

Peace on Your Wings

Ohana Arts presents “Peace on Your Wings,” a musical about the real-life story of Sadako Sasaki, a 12-year-old who inspired millions worldwide despite contracting leukemia as a result of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

Feel good, wanna dance music

Laissez les bon temps rouler! The good times will roll Saturday night, as two-time Grammy winner Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience bring Mardi Gras to the Honokaa People’s Theatre.

Humorist

Popular American humorist David Sedaris brings his unique perspective on the human condition to the University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.