On The Scene
DOG AT THE FROG'S
: Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman, center, was the guest of honor Wednesday as Señor Frog's Honolulu celebrated its grand opening in the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. Several hundred guests sported "frog tags" as they sampled the menu, enjoyed a strolling mariachi band and watched the service staff dance. "Dog" arrived shortly before 7 p.m. Alika Kalauli, left, and Weldon Kekauoha were hired to play three songs during the opening festivities but were invited to stay on and party. Kekauoha said getting to meet "Dog" made it a "perfect job."
TIME OFF? NOT TILL THE BABY ARRIVES!
Kimo Kahoano, emcee of the "Frog party," greeted MidWeek Managing Editor Yu Shing Ting after the formal ceremony ended. Ting has not let pregnancy slow her down. She plans to cover social events and local fashion until her due date later this month.
JACK BY THE BARREL?
George D. Szigeti, second from left, welcomed Elaine Cordilla, left, and Rebecca and R.B. Wedel to Better Brands' Holiday Show Wednesday in the Hawaii Convention Center. Cordilla was representing Jack Daniel's. R.B. Wedel, attending on behalf of the national distributor, said that growing numbers of aficionados are buying "Jack" by the barrel (that's approximately 240 750-milliliter bottles).
MAN WITH A HAT:
Andy "The Bachelor" Baldwin, center, modeled a newly made balloon hat as he chatted with Suzy Ford, Señor Frog's groups and marketing manager, and Tona Risso, general manager of Señor Frog's Honolulu. The mariachi band is scheduled to return for a Mexican Independence Day party on the 16th, but the balloon artist is at Señor Frog's every night.
Cast members Heather Ensley, left, Katherine L. Jones, Tricia Marciel and Aubrey Lee Glover came out in costume to meet the audience after the Sunday matinee of "The Pajama Game" at Paliku Theatre Aug. 26. Marciel is a perfect fit as the female lead in director Ron Bright's revival of this classic mid-'50s Broadway musical. Ensley, Jones and Glover sparkle in major supporting roles. "The Pajama Game" continues through Sept. 16.