Happy birthday, Super CW! Hawaii’s favorite nightlife blogger/DJ/It-girl magnet celebrated her birthday at M Nightclub, spinning an early set and then hosting an early holiday party, ugly sweaters included, in the back.
The tree was hung with tinsel and lights; the scent of delicious food cooked by both Bevy staff and special guest chefs was in the air; and holiday drinks were flowing at Bevy Thursday for their second annual neighborhood Christmas party. Mele Kalikimaka!
A special edition of Toast at Eleven44 brought clubgoers and nightlife industry out Saturday night to help Artist Groove Network promoter Thaddeus Park celebrate his birthday (nope, we’re not telling how old he is). The celebration included drink specials, $4 tapas, valet parking, bottle service and music from DJs Hapa Boy, Technique and Packo to keep the dance floor going.
Sweet Soiree, an original burlesque play written, produced and directed by Lola Love, the mastermind behind Neon Dreams, opened Thursday evening at the Arts at Marks Garage. The show offered a mix of burlesque and childlike innocence, karaoke, musical dance numbers, and decorations straight from a fairytale Candyland.
The outfits are eye-popping and fantastical, and they really take the cake (pun intended). Unlike “Neon Dreams,” there’s no overt sex, beyond a few burlesque teaser numbers. Overall, it’s the silly story of a party, drama among friends and how it is resolved. It’s a fun, lighthearted number for the holiday season that will keep audiences laughing and singing along to favorites like, “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Foxxy Lady” and many other classics.
Sweet Soiree owes its theatrics to Marcus Lee (assistant director), James Mares (musical director), Cheyne Gallarde (set design), Mishy Le Fleur (makeup), La Femme Rikita (dance and set Ccoreography) and Rose Wolfe of IONA Dance (costuming).
Sweet Soiree plays through Saturday, Dec. 21, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For tickets and more information, click here.
Chinatown was in full party mode for First Friday December 2014. We raged with the best of them at NextDoor, Downbeat Diner and Bar 35. We also took a look at the brand-new Bethel Street Tap Room, in the old RaKuen space on Bethel Street, and the annual Hawaii Glassblower’s exhibit at The Arts at Mark’s Garage.