On The Scene
"COUNT DOWN TO "DEMOLITION"
: Ocean Club staffers Lourie Mateo and J-Rod, right, were dressed for the occasion Saturday as the Ocean Club presented "Demolition," the club's last-ever Piranha Room party. The Ocean Club occupies the space that was previously the site of Studebaker's, and David Maxwell, left, commemorated the event by wearing his old Studebaker's uniform and carrying a brick-size 1980s vintage cell phone. David E. Lim, Ocean Club marketing and promotions manager, opted for a stylish contemporary suit. The Ocean Club closes this weekend with special events tomorrow through Sunday.
FOUR STARS FOR "BALLS OF FURY"
: Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, left, talked with Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann after the advance showing of his new film, "Balls of Fury," at the Regal Dole Cannery on Monday. Tagawa has a major supporting role ("Mysterious Asian Man") in this comic spoof of martial arts films and sports underdog movies. "Balls of Fury" opened nationwide yesterday.
Kristian Lei, second from left, was congratulated by Babadu, left, Kea Davis-Milo, Nani Davis and Josh Milo at the CD release party for her debut album, "Take My Hand," Aug. 22 at Rumours. Davis-Milo was one of several party guests who performed later in the evening. Lei will present her annual charity fundraiser, "Honolulu Broadway Babies," Dec. 15 at the Hawaii Theatre.
A SPECIAL SATURDAY NIGHT:
Linda Dulin, left, chairwoman of the Lupus Foundation of America -- Hawaii Chapter, welcomed Doris and George Chun to the Ka Lele Hou ("Take Flight") Awards Dinner at the Monarch Room on Saturday. George and Doris received the Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award for their many years of work as fundraisers and advocates of lupus-related medical research.
Ross Anderson, second from left, general manager of Duke's Canoe Club, welcomed Geno Bergmann, left, JoAnn Kahanamoku-Sterling, Patty Teruya and Elianne Vanalta to "Ho'ohanohano Na Kanaka O Ke Kai" on Friday. The party commemorated the 117th anniversary of the birth of Duke Kahanamoku and honored subsequent generations of Hawaiian "men of the sea." A capacity crowd of Waikiki beachboys, kamaaina and lucky visitors enjoyed a great local-style party.