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The Edge wears the Music Rising T-shirt, available at Hard Rock Cafe. Sales benefit musicians affected by Gulf Coast storms.
T-shirt with a cause
Hard Rock International has partnered with Music Rising to offer a limited-edition T-shirt to benefit the campaign founded by U2's The Edge to replace the lost instruments of musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina and other storms that devastated the Gulf Coast region in 2005.
The shirt, designed by Bill Cathcart, features the winged Music Rising logo on a black background. The Edge has worn the design during several performances, including his 2006 appearance at the Grammy Awards.
The shirt is $24, available at Hard Rock Honolulu. Call 955-7383.
Peek at new season
Neiman Marcus is gearing up for spring with a couple of trunk shows featuring fashion powerhouses Manolo Blahnik and Tod's:
» Manolo Blahnik Spring 2007 trunk show: Be the first to view new styles, including the must-have of the season, the flat. In the Shoe Salon, Level One, store hours from Feb. 8 through 11.
» Tod's Spring/Summer 2007 trunk show: Meet representative Lawrence Libunao and view the latest collection of handbags, leather accessories and shoes for women and men, in Designer Handbags, Level One, and Men's Furnishings, Level Three, store hours from Feb. 9 through 11.
Blush of spring
David Hernandez, Hollywood's lead makeup artist for Make Up For Ever, will be conducting free half-hour makeover sessions from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Blush, Kahala Mall.
Appointments are required; call 739-6200 to schedule.
Customers will receive a free gift with purchase of Make Up For Ever products worth $100 or more.
The brand is known for a rich palette expressed through a wide range of products such as Star Powders, Diamond Powders, foundations and lipsticks.
Tickets are on sale for the Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association's fund-raiser fashion show-luncheon, "A Fashion Extravaganza."
The event will feature dancers modeling designs by Attitude, Caché, Calista, Hale Niu and Tuxedo Junction, and takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 2454 S. Beretania St.
Tickets are $45 per person, available by calling the HBDA office at 848-7789. Feb. 15 is the deadline for ticket purchases.
Funds raised will go toward securing a space to offer public lessons with lower tuition toward promoting ballroom dance.
Bean ritual ensures happiness
OK, kids, you get to throw food. As long as the food is soy beans and you learn these words in Japanese: "Oni wa soto; fuku wa uchi." (Loosely translated: "Out with the demons, in with happiness/luck.") The Shinnyo En Hawaii Temple, 2348 S. Beretania St., hosts a Bean Throwing Festival at 10 a.m. Saturday. The ritual is part of the Setsubun celebration held just before the Lunar New Year. After the bean toss, it is traditional to eat a number of beans equal to your age, to ensure happiness. Call 947-2814.