In The Mix
NextDoor continues to offer top acts
I REALLY hope that Chris Kahunahana
, DJ Ira
and the rest of the gang at NextDoor can keep up with the caliber of talent they've brought to Honolulu since re-opening on New Year's Eve.
If you haven't been to the Chinatown hotspot, this weekend is the perfect time to lose your innocence. Local rapper Emirc is featured during "The HNL" tonight; get there before 10 p.m. and you don't have to pay cover.
Tomorrow night belongs to electronica superstar Miguel Migs, with Ira opening things up (he'll get help from vocalist Maria Remos and sax player Randy Wheeler). Pau hana cocktails more your speed? Check out the new "Melogic" jazz fusion party from 5 to 9 p.m. with David Mergens, Mike Anderson and Danny Simon.
Personally, I'm not going to miss Saturday's show with Blackalicious. NextDoor hosted Chief Xcel back in August with author Jeff Chang, but this will be the first time both members of the group perform in Honolulu. And on Sunday, there's going to be something called "Detention Disco Derby" starting at 6 p.m. to celebrate Coco Chandelier's birthday. Call 225-8684 for more about that one ...
NEW WAIKIKI nightclub Fashion 45 has fleshed out its weekly entertainment lineup as well.
The "Pussycat Lounge" remains on Friday nights, although its taken on a decidedly more mainstream vibe since moving from the Wave Waikiki. I spotted Johnny Knoxville surrounded by hot women during the grand opening party last weekend.
Saturdays are known as "Fever" at the club, with the crew from Hot 93.9 handling hosting duties. Sundays are still "Refresh," and 102.7 Da Bomb has stepped in to host Tuesday nights there after bombing (get it?) at the Hard Rock Cafe.
One switch to happen already was Fashion 45's Wednesday party -- DFX Entertainment is out, with 808 Lingerie Shop and Platinum Promotions teaming up to present "Runway Wednesdays" ...
OTHER PICKS for this weekend: Get to Kai tomorrow night at 11 p.m. for what could be the last "Sweet" with the Sisters in Sound. I really hope this one sticks around, as the house scene needs all the parties it can get ... Talented teenager Jomel Sumira wraps up a string of performances in support of "One Magic Moment" this weekend. She'll play at Ala Moana Centerstage at noon on Saturday before heading back to college on the mainland ... And on Sunday, head to Bishop Museum for a special benefit concert. HAPA, featuring Ernie Cruz Jr. and Imua Garza are scheduled to perform, with proceeds from the $12 to $100 tickets going to help keep Kapahulu awa bar Hale Noa in business. Doors open at 5 p.m. ...
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