In the Mix

Jason Genegabus

UH pair picked for
‘Hawaii’s Dream Date’

IT WAS quite a Saturday night last weekend for University of Hawaii at Manoa students Jonathan Gallegos and Caitlin Kuecke. The two were selected to participate in a television show pilot called "Hawaii's Dream Date" after attending a casting call at Volcano Joe's in Manoa.

According to Seth Feldman, the show's executive producer, Gallegos and Kuecke got a jump start on Valentine's Day with spa treatments at Heaven on Earth, a shopping spree at Cinnamon Girl, C. June Shoes, the Honolulu Chocolate Company, Hilo Hattie and Sensually Yours, dinner at Angelo Pietro and a night at the Royal Garden Hotel.

Cameras followed the pair throughout their date, collecting footage to be used for the show. Want to see if Gallegos and Kuecke felt sparks fly between them? Check out "Hawaii's Dream Date" Sunday night at 10 p.m. and Monday night at 9 p.m. on KFVE ...

CELEBRATE THE birth of reggae icon Bob Marley tonight with a concert at Pipeline Cafe.

The "Bob Marley Birthday Bash '04" features local acts Maacho and Cool Connection, Red Degree and Positive Regime opening up for Los Angeles' April Weller. Described by some as the Chaka Khan of reggae, the Virginia-born singer previously toured with the likes of Gregory Isaacs, Shinehead, Bunny Wailer and Jimmy Cliff.

Doors open at 8 p.m. tonight for the 18-and-over crowd; 10 bucks gets you in. Call 589-1999 ...

ALSO HAPPENING tonight is "ThizzFest," a hip-hop concert with artists from the Bay Area taking place at Kapono's in Aloha Tower Marketplace.

Tickets are $25 each for this one -- kind of steep -- but you get a chance to see performances by Mac Dre, The Luniz, B-Legit, Mob Figas, Dru Down and others. Master illusionist Eli Kerr will also make the trip from his regular gig at the Golden Phoenix in Reno to perform during the show.

"ThizzFest" gets started at 8 p.m. and is open to those 21-and-over. Call 536-2161 ...

WANT TO be on the cover of This Week Magazine? Head over to Kapiolani Park tomorrow and take your shot at $100 cash and the chance to be a featured model in next year's Pro Bowl issue.

Magazine staff members will be on hand to pass out applications from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the park, with finalists announced at 4 p.m. A winner will be chosen at 9 p.m. tomorrow at Aloha Tower Marketplace.

The contest is open to both males and females 12 years and up; bring a recent photo with your name, address and phone number listed on the back. Call 843-6000 for more info ...

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