Mohr’s nightclub Pearl gets ready to shine
AFTER MONTHS of anticipation (and construction delays), it finally looks like Beau Mohr
is ready to introduce his new nightclub.
Pearl will open to the public next Friday, although a few lucky people will get a sneak peek before everyone else. Local media and VIP guests will fill the place on Tuesday, while the Hawaii Women's Business Center's charity fundraiser will take place on Wednesday.
At a cost of more than $2 million, the club features three separate seating areas and is being billed as "Nightlife Reimagined." Mohr worked with award-winning Eastern Audio Works to install a sound system for the 5,435-square-foot space in Ala Moana's Ho'okipa Terrace, while Light Systems' Ryan Harada provided a state-of-the-art lighting setup.
And if all that isn't enough to spark your interest in Pearl, there are the cocktails developed by Southern Wine and Spirits' Francesco Lafranconi. As national director of SWS' Academy of Spirits and Fine Service, the master mixologist has developed cocktails for some of the most upscale venues around the world. He's the one behind Wynn Las Vegas' signature drink menu and the training of its 700 employees.
Pearl will be open seven days a week following the grand opening, with a $10 cover charge in effect on the weekends. Check out www.pearlhawaii.com for more ...
LOCAL ROCKERS Missing Dave
are just a few weeks away from leaving for the mainland, and they want a chance to say goodbye to all their faithful fans.
The "Rock from the Rock: Hawaiian Eruption Tour 2006" kicks off Oct. 5 in Los Angeles, with the band joined by Pimpbot and The Crud on a 10-day journey through California, Oregon and Washington. But before they go, they'll play one last time at Red Lion University on Friday, joined by the Malcognitas and Büsekürs. The fun starts at 8:30 p.m. ...
Missing Dave's vocalist Daena DeRego and guitarist Keith Monzen will say goodbye to isle fans.
OTHER PICKS for Friday: Hip-hop meets drum-n-bass at Detox for "Trauma," featuring DJs Toki
. Performances by Creed Chameleon
, Soul Pacific
, Fat Soul
and the Lightsleepers
crew are also planned. Omega Cix
will host ... Theme parties focusing on a specific color continue to be the latest club trend. This weekend it's Fashion 45's "Cryptic Friday: Total Eclipse" party. Get there before 11 p.m. with black attire and you'll save $5 on cover ... Promoter Simon Kersten
is back at Longhi's for the fall -- he'll kick off "Party in Paradise" this week with DJ Harry Bone
on the decks. Ages 21 and over welcome ...
ON SATURDAY: One Drop
will celebrate their latest CD release with a concert at Pipeline Cafe starting at 8 p.m. ... Omni
presents "Verse One" at the Hawaiian Hut, with California band Rebelution
as the featured guest and DJ Kool E
spinning tunes from 9 p.m. ... Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park hosts the first annual "All Island Ra-Jah Party," with Fiji
, Sudden Rush
, Ooklah the Moc
, Hot Rain
, Natural Vibrations
and others scheduled to play. Gates open at 8 p.m. ...