Fisherman's Wharf gets dose of 'Reality' on Fridays
THE DEPARTURE of Architechs Hawaii
from the Living Room to launch "Butter" at the E&O Trading Company caused a vaccum of sorts at Fisherman's Wharf.
In response, two local promotional crews have stepped up to launch "Reality," a new weekly that starts Friday. Furious Styles Productions (formerly known as B-Tyte Productions) and Kurious present the party, a 21-and-over affair with $3 drinks before 12:30 a.m. and a 4 a.m. closing time.
Another selling point is the relaxed dress code -- don't worry about wearing a collar, that rip in your favorite jeans or whether or not your $150 kicks will get you denied entry because they're not "dressy" enough. At "Reality," all hats are acceptable, as are T-shirts.
Doors open at 10 p.m. Friday, and DJ Saput Mo and Mike Esco will be celebrating birthdays ...
LULU'S WAIKIKI also launches a new weekly this week, in conjunction with Star Child Entertainment and My Evolution.
"Fire" is billing itself as the "only 18-and-over party" on a Saturday, with Power 104.3 night jock Micah Banks handling hosting duties and DJs James Coles, Winnie, Peter Lau, Blake and 720 splitting time on the turntables. Doors open at 10 p.m. with a $10 cover if you're not old enough to drink; big kids pay $5 at the door.
Get there early, and you can enjoy some live music -- reggae band Guidance will perform at 10 p.m. Call 479-3008 ...
NOW YOU might be asking yourself: Don't I recognize some of the names in that last item from the all-ages scene?
If you are, go ahead and pat yourself on the back. "Fire" is an orchestrated attempt by Coles and pals to cross over and attract the mainstream club crowd. But the high school kids out there don't need to get too worried about the diversification.
On Sunday, Coles and Banks will be back at Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park for another edition of their "Suga Suga" teen dance party. Doors open at 7 p.m. that night, and the theme will be arctic, complete with snow machine.
Don't feel like carpooling the little ones to the West side? Hot 93.9's Big Koa
will host an all-ages "Spring Break Kick Off Party" at the O Lounge the same night. Doors open at 7 p.m. as well, and DJs Rude Dogg
will spin until 1 a.m. ...
IF YOU'RE celebrating St. Patrick's Day this year, be sure to visit downtown while you're wearing your green.
Nuuanu Avenue and Merchant Street will be closed at noon on Saturday for the celebration, with a block party kicking off at 5 p.m. Live entertainment is planned, with food available for purchase from Murphy's Bar and Grill, Side Street Inn and Compadres.
Over at Aloha Tower Marketplace, the fun starts at 4 p.m. with pupu specials at most restaurants and "Lucky Leprechauns" prancing about with free beads to give away. Live entertainment is planned at the center's atrium stage from 4 to 8 p.m. with the Saloon Pilots, High Tide, the Dueling Dancers of Celtic Keiki and the Wild Rovers.
And it's not downtown, but L&L Hawaiian Barbecue presents its third annual Corned Beef Musubi Eating Contest at Kahala Mall. Show up at 11 a.m. to see who will win the $1,000 grand prize and a year's supply of Pepsi ...
AND DON'T forget about Saturday's "Xtreme Fighting 2" fights at Blaisdell Arena.
X-1 World Events presents a solid lineup, with Falaniko Vitale and Wesley "Cabbage" Correira in separate main event bouts. I'm also excited to see Kolo Koka, Mark Moreno and Eddie Yagin defend their X-1 titles.
Even the ladies will get into it -- Kelly Cobalt will face off against Tonya Evinger at some point in the evening ...