Tidbits from the show biz front ...
Music: Makana launching CD, plans mall show
Makana, the singer-composer-guitarist, formally launches his “Venus, and the Sky Turns to Clay” CD, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. this Friday (Oct. 2) at the Hawai’i State Art Museum’s second floor lanai.
The event is part of the monthly First Friday festivities downtown. Joining Makana: Lono Kaumeheiwa, Lopaka Colon, DJ Hi-Lo, Buck Giles, Kai, Jason Tom, Skylar Mallas and more.
Another event with Na Kane Mua will be under way on HiSAM’s lawn simultaneously.
To further promote the CD, Makana presents a solo performance from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Windward Mall’s Center Stage.
Admission is free to all events.
In the pink: Pink food at the Kahala
To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Kahala Resort’s Hoku’s and Plumeria Beach House restaurants will offer special pink food; The Veranda lounge will have pink afternoon tea treats and sandwiches. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Kapi’olani Women’s Ambulatory Cancer Center. Call 739-8760.
Music: Hapa returns to Kahala Oct. 9
Hapa — Barry Flanagan and Nathan Aweau — will return to the Kahala Resort for a buffet dinner show Oct. 9 in the Maile Ballroom.
Buffet service starts at 5:30 p.m.; concert at 7:15 p.m.
The buffet will include Hawaiian favorites such as lomi lomi salmon, roast pig pulehu beef sirloin, guava-glazed prok ribs and more.
Tickets: $65. Call 739-8760.
In person: Brickman at Barnes & Noble Oct. 24
Jim Brickman, the composer-pianist associated with romance, will appear at 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at Barnes & Noble Ala Moana to promote his latest CD, “Beautiful World.” You’re invited to get a CD signed, say aloha, chat and engage in a Q&A with Mr. Romance — but there won’t be a related concert on this visit.