In the Mix
Jason Genegabus

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Caz May Day
tickets on sale

Tickets went on sale recently for the 28th annual May Day Concert with the Brothers Cazimero at the Waikiki Shell.

As always, it should be an exciting night filled with music, dance and guest appearances. But that show is still a couple of weeks away, and tickets start at $15.

You can take care of your Brothers Caz fix for free today -- just head over to the Moana Surfrider this afternoon at 5:30 p.m. The hotel's Banyan Courtyard is a beautiful place to enjoy Hawaiian music, and you can even stick around after the Cazimeros are pau for another complimentary performance by Kaumakaiwa Lopaka Kanaka'ole ...

GET AN early start to your weekend tomorrow with an afternoon of fun at Mid-Pacific Institute.

The school will hold its fourth annual Ho'olaule'a from noon to 7 p.m. on the grounds of its Manoa Valley campus, and the entertainment they've got lined up rivals some of the bigger events held at mainstream nightspots.

Joining reggae favorites Ooklah the Moc are Pimpbot and Upstanding Youth; island music fans can kick back on the lawn and enjoy sets by Ho'onu'a and B.E.T.

Admission is free for this one; call 973-5083 ...

SPEAKING OF Ooklah the Moc, the band is getting ready to head off to the mainland for a spring tour and they need your help.

After tomorrow's free performance at Mid-Pac, they'll head out to Haleiwa Joe's for a 21-and-over gig. On Saturday, they'll make their debut at Club Bliss' weekly reggae night. KTUH's DJ Big Bar will serve up platters between sets.

These guys need to make some money for their trip (plus, they just plain rock!), so get out and support local reggae this weekend ...

OVER AT Blue Tropix, Master Mind Entertainment is offering $2 drinks at the bar tomorrow until 11 p.m. After that, Crown Royal and Hypnotic are on special for just three bucks. Quite a deal for the 21-and-over crowd on a Friday night.

Besides the drink specials, the night also features shadow dancers and model-types showing off their moves for the crowd. DJs Rude Dog and Master Mind will spin a mix of hip-hop, R&B and dancehall until 2 a.m. ...

AND AFTER being closed for renovations the past two weeks, the upstairs portion of Anna Bannana's reopens its doors to the public tomorrow night.

Kicking things off are Go Jimmy Go, who just released a new album called "Fishbowl Eyes" and are getting ready to leave for another mainland tour. Upstanding Youth will open; DJs Mac Dub, A2Z and Big Bar will be there as well.

The fun starts at 10 p.m. tomorrow; 18-and-over are welcome ...

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