1. Flame Tree Arts Festival 2008.
April 24-27 at Civic Center. Yay!
2. Taste of the Marianas.
Every Satuday evening in May.
These two events alone make me glad to be in Saipan.
And now this Sunday, we also have two more events:
First: Brunch at the Raraina Restaurant, Aqua Resort, featuring the Manta Band (Tumon Bay Music Festival winners) on Sunday, April 27th, 11 am to 2 p m. The concert is a fund-raiser for the SSHS band members who will represent the Commonwealth in Beijing as part of the official 2008 Olympic orchestra performing at the opening ceremonies and at various venues in and around the games.
Second: Free concert, Sunday April 27, 4-6 PM, at the Palms Resort (f/k/a Nikko Hotel) by the Saipan Pacific Winds Concert Band, featuring music from Rent, High School Musical, Pirates of the Caribbean, and by Ray Charles, Aaron Copland, Michael Buble, and many others. The band will perform with dancers from the Angel International School of Dance and also with some of our islands best singing talent (although not my daughter!).