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Dresses and flowers and stationery, oh my! If you are engaged, related to someone who’s engaged or just love weddings, this is the ultimate event to attend in planning for the big day. The twice-yearly Hawaii Bridal Expo at the Neal Blaisdell has everything from bridal runway shows, local wedding planners and event ideas to prize giveaways and gown sales. Call 591-2211.
If you missed out on Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco, or want some more acrobatic action, check out the New Shanghai Circus at the Hawaii Theatre. Since 1991, this international touring troupe has defied gravity with its individual and group acrobatics, which most members have been practicing since they could walk. Call 528-0506 or visit www.hawaiitheatre.com
Honor what would be his 80th birthday with the 21st annual Martin Luther King Parade and Celebration, put on by MLK Jr. Coalition Hawaii. The celebration—complete with music, dancing, and food—starts at 9 a.m. with a parade from Magic Island to Kapiolani Park. Visit www.mlk-hawaii.com
What makes music from 5-gallon buckets, taps across the stage and wails on a sax? The Buckets and Tap Shoes, of course. This group, part band, part dance troupe, is always movin’ and groovin’. Check out these innovative, international performers at the Leeward Community College Theatre.