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Every year around this time, countless guys learn the painful lesson of remembering to make Valentine's Day plans well in advance. If you're one of those guys planning a nice homemade dinner (because you couldn't get a reservation at a real restaurant) and hoping your significant other doesn't notice you skipped the flowers (because you called the florist too late yet again), comedian Paul Ogata
is giving you a chance to salvage the evening.
While tickets to Ogata's dinner show tonight at the Blaisdell Center's Pikake Room are completely sold out, you can still attend a second cocktail show at 10 p.m. Tickets are $27 each -- a small price to pay if you've waited until today to make plans for Valentine's Day ...
WONDERING WHEN promoters Flash Hansen and Matty Hazelgrove were going to return to Palomino? The wait is almost over. "Two" returns to the downtown restaurant on March 11 ... You can also listen to Hansen get intoxicated with buddy Maleko in real time. The pair host the "Club 301 Podcast," which includes drinking games and lots of rambling in addition to celebrity interviews and music from featured bands. Check out www.malekosroom.com/ club301 to take a listen ... Want to be on television? The O Lounge will be filming for a commercial tomorrow at the club, and owner Liz Watanabe wants to see the place packed. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for pau hana, with taping set to start at 8:30 p.m. Free pupus will be available from 7 p.m. ...
LOCAL SINGER Jasmine Trias is gearing up for another trip to the Philippines this month. I saw her at Zanzabar on a recent Thursday, where she told me she's been trying to relax and catch up with friends as much as possible. After shows in Manila, Pampanga and Cebu, she'll travel to California in March before playing a string of gigs on the East Coast in April ... In concert news, Pollstar reports that Barrington Levy will be here next month, while Pat Benatar has signed on to play two nights at the Blaisdell Concert Hall in October ... NextDoor recently kicked off a new weekly industry party. "Acid Wash Wednesdays" features $3 draft beer all night, with DJs G-Spot, Quicksilva and Vegas Mike spinning nothing but '80s classics. Human Achievement provides visual stimulation ... Members of the Backstreet Boys were spotted last weekend at a party at Vino and Hiroshi's ...
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