In the Mix
Jason Genegabus

Enterprise lands
in town tomorrow

Downtown art gallery / performance space thirtyninehotel hopes to go "where no party has gone before" tomorrow night.

While thirtyninehotel's Gelerah Khoie has done a good job with parties on Thursdays and Saturdays ("G'wan Good" and "Lucky Tiger," respectively), Fridays have featured various themes the past few months.

This week, Ara Laylo steps up to the plate with "The Enterprise," a 21-and-over event that will blend rock and dance tracks with a live local band. Former "Rebel Rebel" resident DJ Shane and Hula's Bar and Lei Stand's DJ Sleeze will spin tunes, as Human Achievement presents a video performance to go with the music. Suspicious Minds is the featured live band.

Doors open at 10 p.m. tomorrow, with a $5 cover in effect. Call 599-2552 ...

SO MUCH for a Hawaii tour by Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths and Jimmy Cozier. I got word Monday after this column went to press that the shows on Oahu, the Big Island, Maui and Kauai were canceled, with refunds available at the point of purchase. But I wonder -- did the artists actually run into a "last-minute flight conflict" as stated in a press release, or was it due to weak ticket sales? We'll never know ...

KCCN-FM'S annual "Birthday Bash" might not be until next weekend, but Snoop Dogg fans will want to check out the Waikiki Shell this Saturday.

The superstar rapper will headline "Bodog Salutes the Troops," a two-day event that's only open to invited guests from the U.S. Armed Forces. A celebrity poker tournament is scheduled tomorrow at the Kahala Mandarin, with a concert at the Shell on Saturday.

Besides Snoop, Bif Naked, Colin Quinn, Paul Rodriguez, Wanda Sykes, Carson Daly, Jorge Garcia, Dule Hill, Shannon Elizabeth and Joshua Malina are also scheduled to be on hand. Your best bet is to grab a few folding chairs and head to Kapiolani Park on Saturday, since no local residents will be allowed inside either venue.

Another option is to head over to the Hard Rock Cafe after the concert, where Sick Dog Productions will host an "official" after party with DJ Jam, Battlecat and other special guests. It's a good rebound gig for them after losing Saturday nights at Pipeline Cafe last week ...

AND IF you're looking for an international twist to your weekend, check out Indigo Saturday for a CD release party with Cheb i Sabbah.

With "La Kahena," the Algerian-born DJ takes listeners back to his North African roots, mixing African and Arabic elements with Asian influences. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the 21-and-over crowd; call 521-2900 for more info ...

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