Mele and lei with Kuana Torres Kahele

The Palace Theater announces the return of Kuana Torres Kahele in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday. In addition to the performance, Kahele will teach an 11 a.m. “Make Lei” workshop that same day.

Dressed up for Merrie Monarch

Daisy Kamohai and Lori Veincent model the 2018 Merrie Monarch Festival shirts while displaying a tote bag and poster Wednesday afternoon at the Merrie Monarch Festival Office in Hilo. The merchandise is available at the office, 865 Piilani St. in Hilo. Shirts range in price from $13 for a youth T-shirt to $43 for an embroidered crested sweatshirt. Tote bags are $18, and posters are $5. The Merrie Monarch Festival kicks off Sunday, April 1.