ROCKING WITH "ROCKY" AT MVT: Manoa Valley Theatre Development Manager Jennifer Ungacta, fifth from left, modeled a limited-production "Rocky Horror Show" T-shirt June 25 as she celebrated with cast members Tony Young (Dr. Frank N. Furter), left, Mike Dupre (Brad), Sophia Nelson (Janet), John Tolentino (Rocky) and Greg Howell (Narrator) and director Jerry Tracy at the opening-night post-show reception. The party was especially exciting for Nelson because her stellar performance as Janet is also her musical theater debut. "Rocky Horror" continues through July 27. Call 988-6131.
"PINK CD" LAUNCHED ON OAHU: Lehua Kalima Heine and Willie K capped a great show with their fresh new version of "Try a Little Tenderness" at the Oahu CD launch party for the "Pink CD" compilation Saturday at Ruth's Chris Steak House Restaurant Row. Sales benefit the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation's breast cancer education and awareness programs.
"ASIAN SENSATION" AT THE ACADEMY: Art fans previewed three new exhibits at the "Asian Sensation" party June 25 at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Dr. William Won, left, Carolyn Luke, Dr. Margaret Won, Betty Wo, Joanna Sullivan, Dr. Timothy Choy, Lenora Wee, Joseph Wee and Dr. Lawrence Tseu attended as supporters of "Shu: Reinventing Books in Contemporary Chinese Art."
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAKANA: Slack-key/world-music virtuoso Makana, holding guitar, was congratulated by Suzy Ford, left, Budgie, Lopaka Colon and Cindy Paliracio as he celebrated his birthday Thursday at RumFire in the Sheraton Waikiki. Makana's party was a fundraiser for I Ho'ili Kamali'i, a nonprofit program to bring music back into Hawaii's public schools, and he entertained the overflow crowd for more than an hour before bringing up Brother Noland as his surprise guest.
A HAPPY "LAST FRIDAY" AT PETER LIK: Gallery Director Rama Smith, center, welcomed Tony and Peggy Krantz to his first "Last Friday" party Friday at the Peter Lik Gallery at Waikiki Beach Walk. The official purpose of the party was to formally unveil Lik's fine-art photograph "Beyond Paradise," but several lucky party guests also received copies of his beautiful book of island scenes, "Hawaii: The Aloha Spirit."