Etheridge on way
She's a rock 'n' roller, a cancer survivor and a human rights activist. Melissa Etheridge is coming to Honolulu March 7 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, and tickets go on sale tomorrow.
Her ninth and latest album, "The Awakening," is considered her best to date, and Rolling Stone magazine ranked it No. 20 among the best 50 albums of 2007. She also won an Oscar for Best Song for "I Need to Wake Up," featured in the influential Al Gore global-warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."
Tickets for $35, $55, $75 and $100 go on sale starting 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Blaisdell Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets including Times Supermarkets, by phone at (877) 750-4400 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Painting the town Haute Pink
Planned Parenthood of Hawaii has expanded on its annual gala fundraiser to include the "Haute Pink Party: Choice Is Fashionable," a fashion show created by Valerie Ragaza-Miao, owner of Valerie Joseph Boutiques.
The show will feature creations from local designers Katrina Bodnyk (State of Mind), Toby Portner (Tobyp), Jodi Salmonson (KariJane Threads) and Muumuu Heaven, as well as vintage looks from the Closet Chick and eveningwear from Vow Bridal.
The Haute Pink Party, including dinner and live and silent auctions, starts at 5:30 tomorrow night at the Pink Palace, the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. A couture gown, designed by Ragaza-Miao for the haute pink-themed event, will be among designs created to be auctioned at the event.
Tickets are $150 per person. Call Sheila O'Keefe at 589-1156, ext. 225, or visit www.pphi.org for details.
Smashbox debuts eco-chic wares
Smashbox unveils its new line of eco-chic cosmetics, Green Room, at Sephora this weekend.
Smashbox experts will be giving consultations and makeovers, showing the collection of biodegradable bronzers, eye shadows, lip glosses and primers, that come in recyclable packaging. All are infused with skin-protecting antioxidants.
The event takes place noon to 6 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at Sephora Ala Moana (944-9797) and moves to Sephora Pearlridge (487-0660) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Diorshow on view at several venues
Diorshow Celebrity National Artist Thuy Pham will be making appearances at major retailers to show new Dior products and demonstrate tricks for creating a red-carpet look for themselves.
Watch Pham and her team at work from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and tomorrow at Macy's Ala Moana, and the same hours Saturday at Neiman Marcus.
The event is free. To make an appointment, call Kaleena or Janalyn with Dior at 737-5429, ext. 2368.
WHITE HOUSE | BLACK MARKET
Clothing in easy-to-match black and white is on the racks of the newest White House | Black Market.
White House to open at RHSC
White House | Black Market is opening at Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center next to Furla on the ground level.
The retail brand is known for its classic, feminine apparel and accessories in timeless shades of white and black, befitting formal and casual occasions.
White House began as a women's boutique in Baltimore in 1985, offering white and ivory apparel. Ten years later the company extended their classic color focus to debut Black Market, a similar monochromatic themed collection, this time in shades of black. The concept proved as popular as White House and in 1997 was combined under one roof as White House | Black Market. The brand now operates more than 300 boutiques nationwide.
Waimanalo home to Clothing Co.
East Honolulu Clothing Co. will open in the Waimanalo Town Shopping Center, 41-1537 Kalanianaole Highway, with book signings, door prizes, giveaways and demonstrations of how they make their clothing, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The clothing design company features an open studio and gift shop specializing in Double Paws Wear and other clothing lines, artwork and gift items, including the company's own recently launched brand of vegan olive oil soaps in a mix of Hawaiian, herbal, cafe mocha and cinnamon latte scents.
Jewelry designer Gloria Brasuel will be in the store from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to introduce and demonstrate ways of wearing her shell, pearl and crystal open lasso necklace, which offers versatility for $22. Call 259-7677.
Items like this Tuck N Roll Bar is up for grabs at Adasa.
Adasa furniture and fixtures to go
The clothing is gone, but Adasa is having its final liquidation sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at its 2023 Young St. building.
Items up for grabs will dress up any boutique, office and, possibly, home. Included are 1960s and retro furniture and lighting, mannequins, metal and wood shelving, rolling clothing racks, bolts of fabric, apparel hangers, showcases, mirrors, desks, file cabinets, computers and other office supplies.
Sales will be with cash or cashier's checks; no credit cards.