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PRO WRESTLING fans will be standing in line this weekend when tickets to World Wrestling Entertainment's "Tour of Defiance" go on sale. Fresh off a corporate name change (due to a lawsuit filed -- and won -- by the World Wildlife Fund), former Hawaii resident The Rock will headline an action-packed card June 15 at the Blaisdell Center.
Also scheduled to appear next month are fan favorites Edge and Rikishi, and the WWE Cruiserweight Title is up for grabs as Billy Kidman takes on Tajiri. WWE Divas Torrie Wilson, Stacy Keibler and Ivory will even face off in a swimsuit challenge. Hopefully we'll see some puppies get unleashed.
Ticket prices range from $25 to $90, and will be available at 9 a.m. Saturday at all Ticket Plus locations. Call 526-4400 to order by phone ...
CAN'T WAIT until June to see some beautiful women in bathing suits? Get down to the Hawai'i Convention Center this weekend and check out the Miss Aloha Sexiest Bikini Contest. Part of the 2002 Aloha Muscle and Fitness Extravaganza, more than a dozen mainland swimsuit models will join contestants from the 808 state to compete for more than $18,000 in cash and prizes.
E! Entertainment television will be in town to film for the show "Planet Muscle" while at the event. Also taking place over the Memorial Day weekend is an international jiu-jitsu tournament hosted by Relson Gracie, a motorcycle show and special appearances by bodybuilding stars Flex Wheeler and Shawn Ray. And 2001 Penthouse Pet of the Year Zdenka Podkapova will sign autographs at the expo.
Tickets start at $10, with additional charges for various special events. Visit www.alohamuscle.com for more information, or call 306-6321 ...
GOOD NEWS for fans of Hawaii's newest arrival to the sandwich business: Honolulu residents no longer have to drive to Kailua or fight for parking downtown to enjoy a Quizno's Subs Black Angus Steak Sandwich.
Opening day is today for the newest Quizno's location, next to Foodland at the Market City Shopping Center.
While you normally wait a bit longer for your sandwich to be prepared, it's definitely worth it once you dig into the oven-toasted goodness. Quizno's is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily at Market City and can be reached at 732-7677 ...
WITH MEMORIAL DAY just around the corner, nightclubs around town are beginning to introduce new themes for their weekend parties. Starting tonight at Blue Tropix, iProjekts presents Burn from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Promoter Chase Manhattan promises that Burn will be a place "where you can roam around between great live bands, DJs and turntablists." Drawing off of experiences in Los Angeles, New York and the United Kingdom, Manhattan hopes to get "crowds mixing together ... music without borders, you know? That's the feeling I'm going to bring to Honolulu."
Burn promises two floors of action, with DJ Kool E in the mix downstairs and live ska, punk and alternative music upstairs. Ric Havoc will be there to rock the mic as well. For beverage price-conscious individuals, $1 beers and $2 Skyy Blue will be available.
Party people 18 years of age and older are welcome to this Thursday night throwdown. Call 944-0001 for details ...
ON SATURDAY, head out to the west side for Kai Mele, a benefit concert held in conjunction with the 2002 Hawaii Boat Show and Ocean Expo at the Ko Olina Resort and Marina.
Kapena, Sean Na'auao, Imua, Chant, the Ka'ala Boys and Honolulu will all take part in the concert, which benefits the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.
Davey D will emcee. A beer, martini, margarita and wine garden also will be open for those over 21. Food will be available from restaurants like Chai's Island Bistro, Ryan's Grill, Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Mr. Goodburger and more.
After enjoying the boat show Saturday afternoon, pull up a chair and enjoy live entertainment as the sun sets over Ko Olina.
Tickets for the benefit concert are $20 and can be purchased at any 808 Wireless location, or call 478-2981 to order tickets by phone ...
AND IF YOU'VE got Monday off next week, Pipeline Cafe might be a good choice Sunday night when Natural Vibes headlines the nightspot's pre-Memorial Day bash. Doors open at 9 p.m., and Coors Light is on special until 4 a.m. Call 589-1999 for information.
FINALLY, this week marked the departure of the Stone Groove Family's DJ Jrama to greener pastures on the East Coast. He'll be working as a mixer at a radio station out there. Much respect ...
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