Comedian Andy Bumatai joins late-night talk-show scene
Funny man Andy Bumatai makes his debut as a late-night talk-show host with tonight's premiere of "NightTime," airing weeknights at 9:35 p.m. on KFVE.
The first few episodes were taped last week, but the aim is eventually to tape nightly at 7:30, for optimum freshness. Star-Bulletin columnist Charles Memminger will be featured tonight.
Shows are taped before a studio audience on set in the Honolulu Design Center, in view of those passing by the street-level windows at the corner of Piikoi Street and Kapiolani Boulevard.
"NightTime" will be rebroadcast at midnight on CW Digital 93.
Concerts by sea draw to close
The Waikiki Aquarium ends its summer concert series, "Ke Kani O Ke Kai," tomorrow with the traditional Hawaiian sounds of singers Natalie Ai Kamau'u and Auntie Genoa Keawe.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. Aquarium galleries and exhibits will remain open all evening.
Low-backed beach chairs are permitted for seating on the lawn.
For those who'd like to picnic, Hula Grill Waikiki will sell plates of Imu Style Mango BBQ Ribs, Kung Pao Shrimp Stir Fry, North Shore Vegetable Stir Fry and a keiki meal of Hula Grill Macaroni and Cheese. No outside food allowed.
Tickets are $20, $10 children, $15 for Friends of Waikiki Aquarium members. Call 923-9741, option 3, or visit www.waquarium.org.
Duke's seeks uke players
Ukulele players who'd like to compete in the Duke's Ukes Contest next month are invited to audition on Saturday or Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach Hotel.*
The contest, to be held Sept. 18 at Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, is open to nonprofessional players in four age categories: 6 to 10, 11 to 15, 16 to 18 and adult. Winners in each category will receive new Kamaka ukuleles.
Auditions will be held from noon to 2 p.m. both days. For an application, call 533-4165 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women welcome at monthly event
Gwen Fujie, a teacher of Tongue Fu, speaks at the monthly networking event of For Women, by Women, Wednesday at the Hawaii Women's Business Center.
Fujie, owner of Gwen Fujie Keynotes & Seminars, will discuss "martial arts ideas for the mind and mouth," aimed at improving communication skills.
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., with the program at 6 p.m. Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Child care available. RSVP by e-mail to email@example.com.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
» Auditions for ukulele players who would like to compete in the Duke's Uke Contest on Sept. 8 may audition on Saturday or Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach Hotel. Information in an item on Page D2 yesterday was incorrect. Call 533-4165.