Weekend Spotlight: Russell Tanoue’s Birthday/Hat Party

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Whether you know him as a photographer, a philanthropist or simply a really fun person to be around, few people have done as much for the Honolulu fashion and beauty scene as Russell Tanoue.

Every year on his birthday, Russell throws a huge bash, not for himself, but for charity, and his friends come — from huge celebrities in the acting, music and fashion world to the local scene’s movers and shakers.

This year, the birthday boy wants you to dig deep in your closets and find the most outrageous hat you can; and dig deep into your pockets to help him raise funds to benefit HUGS Hawaii, a nonprofit that serves families with children up to the age of 21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or disease.

Highlights of the party include musical performances by Tioni Tam Swayne and Broadway singer Kristian Lei, a hat contest most original/most outlandish hat and a hot fashion show by San Lorenzo Bikinis.

If there’s one party not to miss this weekend, it’s this one. Hats off to the one and only Russell Tanoue!

Russell Tanoue’s Birthday “HAT PARTY” Celebration
Pearl Ultralounge
Saturday, July 14 at 7 p.m.
RSVP required to RTVIP@yahoo.com (your VIP ticket will be held at will-call)