On the Scene


POSTED: Friday, June 12, 2009

JOHN BERGER / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) DE LIMA OHANA REVELS: Kalena De Lima, center, celebrated her graduation from Word of Life Academy with a five-hour luau Sunday at Aloha Tower. Kalena's proud parents, Kelly “;Kelly Boy”; De Lima, left, and Leolani De Lima hosted the party. Sister Lilo and brother Kapena joined Kalena and Kelly Boy in entertaining the guests; Kalena also danced a hula, “;Ikona,”; with her uncle Danny Naipo's group, Na Kama.

FOUNTAIN CENTERS “;COSMIC CIRCUS”;: Danielle Paschal portrayed Aquarius and a Maitreya Fountain positioned on a pedestal in the center of the “;Cosmic Circus”; during the Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre production of “;The Living Earth”; on Saturday at Sky Gate on the grounds of Honolulu Hale. Other residents of the “;Circus”; included the Universe, the Mother Ship, three bodhisattvas, the seven Plieades and a Future Paper Boy. Nine “;gates”; (tents) contained other performers.

YEAR 5 FOR HULA GRILL: Hula Grill Senior GM Chris Colgate, left, welcomed Alan Wolensky to the Grill's fifth-anniversary party last Friday. Hula Grill parties always have great food, and this one was no exception.

BONSAI GOES CASINO: Violetta Baretta, left, Kutmaster Spaz and Elaine Codilla greeted guests at “;Casino Heaven,”; a fundraiser for HDA's Dental Samaritans, May 31, at Bonsai. Baretta got the party rocking with a old-style striptease on the front counter.

”;TAKE TWO”; PREVIEW: Bobby Carpenter, center, was the host as Mary Gutzi and Brett Schrier previewed songs from Schrier's new musical, “;Take Two,”; on Friday at his East Honolulu residence. For more info, visit www.taketwothemusical.com.