On The Scene
DROPKICKING IT AT THE PIPE:
A capacity-plus crowd chanted, moshed and generated more body heat than the air-conditioning system could handle as the Dropkick Murphys played an intense 90-minute concert Friday at Pipeline Cafe. "Yankees Suck" was the theme of the evening as the Boston-based Celtic punk septet ripped through a high-energy set that included songs from their current album, "The Meanest of Times," and a few classics from the '90s. The Murphys opened their encore number, an updated version of "M.T.A.," by inviting the audience on stage, and the stage quickly filled with happy, sweaty fans.
"THE LANAI" OPENS ON BEACH WALK:
Walter Omori got some help from Ka'uhane Lee as he checked the karaoke machine for the opening of "The Lanai" Thursday at Waikiki Beach. The Hawaiian arts collective at Mana Hawaii is presenting two weeks of daytime cultural classes and evening entertainment on the site of the old Holokai Grill through June 19.
"SEX" AND SHOES AT WARD THEATRE:
Crystal Pancipani, third from left, grand-prize winner of the Skyy Vodka "Sex in the Shoe" contest, was the guest of honor at a private screening of "Sex and the City" June 2 at the Ward Theatres. Starr Kalahiki, left, won a 30GB MP3 player for being best dressed at the pre-screening cocktail party; Tiffany Pestana-Lizares represented Skyy Vodka; and Giselle Pineda, Chanelle Lucero and Jessica Hoffman enjoyed the event.
"ZOHAN" A HIT AT DOLE:
Mike Baker, left, spoke for his friends Thursday after seeing a preview screening of Adam Sandler's new comedy, "You Don't Mess With the Zohan," with Kara Romersa and Brent Inouye at Dole Cannery. "Zohan" combines state-of-the-art slapstick with a balanced message about the importance of reconciliation between Palestinians and Jews, and Baker noted Sandler's "new updated humor. ... It's the new, fresh version of Adam Sandler."
OUTRIGGER HONORS CANOE-BUILDING TRADITION: Outrigger Hotels executives Kimberly Agas, left, and MaryLou Foley welcomed Shorty Bertelmann, Chadd Paishon, Nainoa Thompson, Chad Kalepa Baybayan and Billy Richards to a sunset reception Saturday at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach Hotel. The party started a campaign to restore the Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hawai'iloa. The estimated cost is $325,000; the target completion date is September 2009.