Chinatown tattoo shop Black Cat Tattoo celebrated its anniversary last weekend with live music by local bands at theVenue.
Downtown hair salon PYNK transformed into a nightclub for an evening last weekend.
More than 400 models, photographers, designers and artists were on hand for the second-ever “Thunder at the Dome” last weekend at a private residence in Lanikai. Along with drinks and dancing, a fashion show was the highlight of the party.
Owl City’s breakout single, “Fireflies,” almost made Adam Young a star — almost because his quiet demeanor keeps him a relatively anonymous personality despite his success. Young returned to Hawaii last weekend to play his second concert in as many years at Pipeline Cafe. Owl City’s sophomore album, the platinum-selling “Ocean Eyes,” was re-released earlier this year with additional material included that was left over from the album’s recording sessions.
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Pro surfer and Kauai resident Donavon Frankenreiter was on Oahu this weekend for a handful of performances. On Friday, he appeared at what was first billed as a private performance hosted by radio station 93.1 The Zone; by the time he went on stage at theVenue, the show had been opened up to the general public. On Saturday, Frankenrieter appeared at Borders Books and Music for a performance and autograph session before heading to the Waikiki Aquarium to play there.
The ladies of Cherry Blossom Cabaret launched their new monthly party, “MenageA3,” at Apartment3 last weekend. Every third Saturday will feature a different theme, starting with August’s “Glitz & Glamour” theme that called for an “old Hollywood feel.” The ladies were joined by DJ Kitty Lee and a “vintage photo booth” provided by Firebird Photography.
Mira Savara Events hosted an all-ages Bollywood party at Pipeline on Friday with a performance by Willow Chang and DJ Sovern-T playing Bollywood and Bhangra dance tunes.
Blues fans came together Friday at Fresh Cafe for an evening of live music by the Bluestones and the Honolulu Blues Co-Op with special guests Cory Funai and Tom HInson. The night also featured a open blues jam to wrap things up at the Kakaako coffee shop and live venue.
It was all about the 86 at Anna’s on Friday, as Josh86, Otto86 and Derek86 promoted their fifth album, “Respect,” with the first of two shows featuring themselves and assorted punk-loving associates.