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What to do: Clubs, opera, rock, culture, cabaret

June 30th, 2009

Here’s a quickie compilation of nighttime stuff to do in the days and weeks ahead. There’s something for everyone on the calendar grid:

Nightclubs: SOS will have double the fun
The Society of Seven LV, the resident band at the Outrigger Waikiki’s Main Showroom, will host and welcome back the classic Society of Seven group, in shows Wednesday (July 1) through Saturday. That means double the number of musicians-singers (14 — seven from each band), and double the fun and energy.
Showtime is 8:30 p.m. daily except Saturday, when the performance begins at 6:30 p.m., allowing Fourth of July celebrants to party elsewhere.
Reservations: 922-6408.

Opera: Youth chorus in ‘Na ‘Uhana O Hawaii’
As part of the Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus’ “OPERAtunities Summer Youth Program, a group of 35 students in grades 4 through 12, will stage “Na ‘Uhana O Hawaii” at 7 p.m. Thursday (July 2) and 3 and 7 p.m. Friday (July 3) at Windward Community College’s Paliku Theatre.
The production climaxes the summer training program for the youths.
“Na ‘Uhane” is a piece originally commissioned in 1998 by Herb Mahelona Jr., composer and librettist, but has not been performed in its entirety since.
The show features Sarah Makena Hamilton, 16-year-old Sacred Hearts Academy senior, in the principal role of Tutu, and Tashiyka Kamalulaue’e Campbell, 16-year-old Moanalua High junior, as “Older Kalei. Lauren Chang (staff member, HYOC alum, premiered Kamalu’s role of Kalei)
Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus is Hawai’i’s oldest and largest community youth choir, approaching its 50th anniversary in 2011.Tickets: $15 general, $12 students, available at the door.
Information: Malia Kaai-Barrett, at 521-2982. Or online at

Rock: Fan Halen pays tribue to Van Halen
Fan Halen, a tribute band, revisits the lore and legend of the 1970s Van Halen rocksters, at 10 p.m. Aug. 1 at Pipeline Café. Doors open at 9 p.m.
The show will revive the hits and fervor of David Lee Roth, Edward Van Halen and the spirit of the ’70s via such powerhouses as “Jump,” “Ain’t Talkin' 'Bout Love,” “Dance The Night Away” and “Beautiful Girls.”
Buddhist Priest will be the opening act, channeling the sounds of hard-rockers like the Scorpions, Def Leppard and Judas Priest.
Tickets: $20 general, $40 VIP, available at Pipeline.

Culture: Hooray for Bollywood — hana hou!
“Bollywood Nights,” mixing Indian culture with Hollywood elegance, returns at 7 p.m. July 19 at the Pipeline Café for the third time.
Attractions include dancer Willow Chang, the Maya Dance Troupe and DJ Sovern-T.
Indian food will also be available.
Presale tickets are $10 adults, $15 at the door, free for children under 5;
at Pipelne, India Market and online at

Dance: Cherry Blossom Cabaret blooms anew
Cherry Blossom Cabaret is on the go-go this month.
A Speakeasy Hula-A-Go-Go, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. July 18 at the Mercury Bar downtown, with the Cherry Blossom Cabaret burlesque show at 1030 p.m., features DJ Kitty and CBC interns.
Admission is $8 for those in aloha wear, $10 for others.
CBC will be at Camera Obscura at Next Door on July 17, at the Pirates Ahoy event also featuring JD Nocturna, DJ Modboy and DJ Shadowfaxxxx.
Wear pirates gear.
Miss Catwings and Lola Love help Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand mark its 35th anniversary on July 9, with showtime about 9 p.m.
Other entertainment will feature the IONA Contempory Dance Theatre, BBoy Dance Crew, James Dela Cruz, Derek Daniels Productions, Hula’s Own Talon Garbiso and Luke McLain with guest Brian Evans.

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