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Wave aloha Saturday to Wave Waikiki
AFTER more than a quarter of a century, the time has finally come to bid aloha to the Wave Waikiki
There were a few close calls in recent years. Owner Jack Law knew changes were looming, but tried his best to keep going until the last possible moment.
Requests to keep the Wave open until early June were rebuffed, so it all comes down to this weekend. Psychobilly Cadillac and Mad Theory play an 18-and-over show tonight, with "Planet of the Drums" on Friday.
Saturday's swan song is being called "The Wave Waikiki's Last Ride," and will feature live performances by Missing Dave, Pimpbot and Oriental Love Ring. Along with resident DJs KSM, Byron the Fur, Racer-X, Swurv and DMFD, the Stone Groove Family will be on hand to say goodbye.
Besides its 4 a.m. liquor license and reputation of being the last stop for many of Clubland's movers and shakers, I'm going to miss the Wave's talented and friendly staff. My thanks to server Tess Cachola for taking care of me over the years, and the lovely Elaine Codilla for always making it easy to get inside the club. This is definitely the end of an era ...
LOTS OF choices tonight: Alien Ant Farm returns for the second time in less than a year, with an all-ages gig tonight at Pipeline Cafe and a 21-and-over show at Kemoo Farms tomorrow ... Opio is still in town, following last weekend's Souls of Mischief concert. He'll be at the O Lounge tonight, alongside Yukmouth (of Luniz fame) ... The Contemporary Museum joins forces with NextDoor to present "2411: Art Down the Hill." The Neistat Brothers will be there to screen their video series on "science experiments," with DJ Keith on the decks and a live performance by Jerome James ...
ON SATURDAY, head over to the Blaisdell Arena for a CD release concert in honor of "Coconut Island, Vol. 1: Relationships." Gates open at 6 p.m., with B.E.T., Ekolu, Fiji, Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom, Irie Love, Robi Kahakalau, Kaulana Pakele, Laga Savea, Jeff Rasmussen, RawSun and Laga Savea ... Partymasters Hawaii returns to its old stomping grounds at Ciao Mein, to host "Smooth Series 3: Wild Things" at the restaurant. Animal print and leather is the requested attire, and Miss Hawaii 2005 Malika Dudley will be celebrating her birthday ... Hawaiian Brians presents its bi-annual "Aloha Open 9-Ball Tournament" this weekend. For a $60 entry fee, you have a shot at taking home the $3,500 first-place cash prize (more than $3,000 in cash will be paid out to the second-, third- and fourth- place finishers as well). Can't afford the entry fee? Check out tonight's qualifier tournament. Call 946-1343 for more info ...