Country and K-pop stars to put on isle concerts
Two hit singing duos are coming to Hawaii, one country and one Korean pop.
Tickets go on sale Saturday at 9 a.m. for the May 1 debut concert of Grammy nominees Sugarland, voted this year's best new duo/vocal group by the Country Music Awards. Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are touring behind their sophomore album, "Enjoy the Ride," and their hit "Stay." Nettles also did a duet this year with Jon Bon Jovi on the crossover hit "Who Says You Can't Go Home."
Tickets for the show at the Blaisdell Concert Hall range from $35 to $75, and will be available at the Blaisdell Center box office, all Ticketmaster locations, charge-by-phone at (877) 750-4400 and online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Korean R&B duo Fly to the Sky will be "ready to launch" on Feb. 9 at the Hawaii Theatre. Serial drama fans will know of one-half of the team of Hwanee and Brian Joo; Hwanee starred in the 2006 drama "Over the Rainbow."
Fly to the Sky's latest album is "No Limitations."
Tickets are now on sale, with reserved seats going from $50 to $150, with discounts available for students. Call 528-0506 or online at www.hawaiitheatre.com.
FM at gift fair
Assume your fashionable friends' closets are overflowing, so where can they possibly put their new holiday bounty? Help 'em with a solution to their storage dilemma.
Fashionista's Market is offering a door-mounted "Handy Handbag Organizer" measuring 39 inches wide by 4 feet long. Its seven loops can hold two to four items each.
It's $34, and will be available at the FM booth at the Honolulu Gift Fair, taking place 5 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, with gift ideas for all. Admission is free with a canned food donation for Hawaii Foodbank.
PHOTOS COURTESY KISA KOSMOS
Among the Kisa Kosmos designs to be shown at Next Door Saturday are its men's Patches ($57), men's Angel ($69.50) and women's tank Dragons ($27).
Kisa Kosmos debuts
Kisa Kosmos will present its first fashion show at 10:30 p.m. Saturday as part of the monthly Camera Obscura event at Next Door, 43 N. Hotel St.
Designers Lee-Ann Kong and Olga Kozlova will be showing men's and women's hand-printed and detailed tops and skirts, as well as handmade corsets and accessories.
Cover is $10, $8 if you bring a donation for the Lokahi Giving Project.
If the event is past your bedtime, you can also find the women's wear at Shasa Emporium in Kahala Mall, or look online at www.kisakosmos.com.
Parking's a cinch
Parking in Waikiki can be notoriously pricey, but Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center is offering holiday rates to accommodate Christmas shoppers. Guests will pay $2 for two hours of parking when validated by any retail merchant in the center. A maximum of two separate validations provides a total of $4 or four hours.
Dining guests will also enjoy $4 for four hours of parking when validated by any restaurant at the center. After 10 p.m., guests of Senor Frog's Restaurant and Bar can also enjoy a flat rate of only $5.
The center is home to a number of island-style and luxury retailers to suit every taste and budget. Shop Anteprima for accessories with Asian flair, where key chains handmade in Italy with PVC wire start at $39. Or soothe the senses with gift packs starting at $25 at L'Occitane en Provence. Or check out the newly open Lush boutique for aromatic body and bath products, starting at less than $10 per item.