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Another delay for the Pearl
HONOLULU'S club crowd will have to wait a little bit longer to see what the inside of Pearl
looks like, after word came last week that its grand opening has been pushed back yet again.
Construction delays are to blame, according to a representative for owner Beau Mohr. The Ala Moana nightspot was set to host a VIP fundraiser for the Hawaii Women's Business Center tomorrow night, but I'm now told they'll have to wait until at least the end of next month to throw the party.
But hey -- we've been waiting since January, when Pearl was originally slated to open its doors to the public. What's another month? ...
MORE FROM the club front -- I'm slow getting more information about a new club set to open in Waikiki, tentatively called "Opium." House music fans will recognize game when I tell you Ramyt Islam and Paul Shih are involved in the plans for this one ... And changes are on the horizon at Cirque Hawaii. Weekends currently feature European-style electronica, but I'm told someone is flying in from the mainland to remodel the lobby area to be more conducive to club-style parties ...
GOOD TO see comedian Paul Ogata making some waves on the mainland -- the former Hawaii resident was a "featured comedian" last week on the popular Web site MySpace.com, sharing space on millions of computer screens with fellow comics Fred Armisen, Adam Hunter and Tim O'Rourke.
Ogata wrote in an e-mail that he also got a kick out of performing alongside Keith Richards (of "Seinfeld" fame) a couple of weeks back at a comedy club in Hermosa Beach, Calif. Local residents can expect to see him back home for a show this fall ...
SUMMER'S NOT over yet, which means there are still some fun things to do during the middle of the week.
Head over to thirtyninehotel tomorrow night for "Heatwave," the latest collaboration between the Chinatown nightspot and the Nocturnal Sound Krew. Doors open at 10 p.m. for those 21-and-over, with a $5 cover in effect.
Along with the usual dopeness the Krew provides on wax, there will be streetwear and sneaker installations featuring collections by In4mation, Fitted Hawaii and other mainland labels. You can also check out Sneaker Freaker magazine's eighth issue, and there will be live art by Pancho ...