In The Mix


Bud block bash
foams over

HOW MUCH will it take to convince those in charge that UH needs more of a college-town atmosphere? It was obvious on Friday night that if you throw a party, UH students (and many others) will come.

The Bud Light Block Party drew well over 2,000 folks at five different venues along South Beretania Street and University Avenue. As would be expected, random pedestrians darting across the road and not enough parking were the two main gripes I heard about the bash.

Both problems are easily fixed, however -- if promoters find a way to get University shut down between Beretania and the freeway and offer shuttle service from the UH parking structure, a back-to-school party like this could become the next yearly can't-miss event ...

GIRL POWER is what it's all about this weekend at the Hawaii Theatre. The only male scheduled to be a part of Friday's "Kamau Pono V" is local entertainer Tony Conjugacion, who will serve as emcee.

Among the ladies scheduled to perform: Teresa Bright, Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom, Karen Keawehawaii, Aunty Genoa Keawe and Melveen Leed. Featured dancers include Aunty Leilani Alama, Leina'ala Kalama Heine, Gaye Beamer, Aloha Dalire and Healani Youn. Tickets for the concert are $18, plus an additional $2 restoration fee. Call 528-0506 for more info or visit ...

GLAD TO HEAR that another venue for local Hawaiian entertainment will be opening soon in Waikiki. Tiki's Grill & Bar is scheduled to open Oct. 19 in the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, and manager Greg Montgomery is looking forward to introducing visitors to the next generation of Hawaii's musical talent.

"There are few venues in Waikiki that offer entertainers a regular place to perform," Montgomery said in a recent press release. "We want Tiki's to become known as the place which gave (bands) their first big break."

Don't expect to make a lot of money playing at Tiki's, however. According to Montgomery, "if (bands) are willing to play for their dinner, all the better." But at least you get a foot in the door, right?

Local groups interested in performing at Tiki's are asked to call 739-0683 for more information and to set an audition date ...

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