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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 16, 2003

The Buzz

Aosawa spins into summer

Head over to the Maze this weekend, where DJ Aosawa will be in the house to kick off summer vacation. Hailing from Japan, Aosawa is known for his live deep-house sets and lounge tunes that shake up the dance floor. Aosawa's career started off at the legendary Japanese nightclub Gold, and he has since advanced to resident DJ at the "Isari" event at Shibuya Nuts club. Catch him tonight and Saturday; doors open at 10 p.m. Cover is $15 for 18-20 year olds and $10 for 21 and older.

Other events at the Maze this summer include DJ Fierce from New York City on June 14, DMC World Championships on June 21, DJ Richard G from Atlanta on June 28 and DJ Vertigo, JB Dizzy and Christopher Lawrence on July 5. 921-5800.

'Ukulele, guitars take center stage

The Na Mele Hawai'i Hawaiian Music series continues tonight with the 2003 Slack Key and 'Ukulele Masters Tour. From 7:30 p.m., the Doris Duke at the Academy will be filled with the rich sounds of acoustic music. Hear local legends Ledward Ka'apana and Ozzie Kotani perform solo and duet slack-key classics.

Watch crowd favorites Gordon Mark and Jake Shimabukuro, above, strum their stuff.

Admission is $18 general, $15 members, seniors and students. 532-8700.

Woman, hear me roar

Show off your girl power during the monthly Rebel Girl Underground from 10:30 p.m. Saturday night to 2 a.m. On the third Saturday of every month, Chuck's Cellar is a haven of all-female talent, featuring MCs, dancers, DJs and artists. During tomorrow night's party, DJs Zita, Primitive and Marloca will spin house, hip-hop, funk and breaks. MCs Katana and Rebel Girl contribute the spoken word, and B-Girl Tiff heats up the dance floor. Cover is $5, 21 and older. 923-4488.

Brunch on the Beach is back

The city's next Brunch on the Beach happens Sunday with a delicious array of food from local restaurants offering appetizers, entrees and even desserts. From 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Kalakaua Avenue will be adorned with those bright blue umbrellas we've all come to know and love. While you please your palate, enjoy the entertainment from the Royal Hawaiian Band Glee Club, Miss Aloha Hula and Halau Hula 'O Hokulani. Na Hoku Hanohano award winners Maunalua headlines. Free admission. 523-4674.

A capital idea

Take a stroll and soak up some history and culture while participating in "A Capital Day Down Capitol Way" tomorrow.

Visit participating museums and historic sites in the Capitol district for free. Closing ceremony takes place at 3:30 p.m. in the State Capitol Senate Chamber. A trolley will provide free shuttle service from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. between the venues, which are open at varying times:

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Honolulu Hale, 'Iolani Palace, Judiciary History Center. 523-4674, 522-0832, 539-4999.
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Honolulu Police Department Museum. 529-3351.
  • 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Andrew's Cathedral. 524-2822, ext. 215.
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mission Houses Museum, State Capitol, Washington Place, YWCA on Richards Street. 531-0481,586-0221, 586-0240, 524-8789.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hawai i State Art Museum. 586-0900.
  • 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Honolulu Academy of Arts. 532-8700.

Dandy day for diaper dynamos

The sixth annual New Baby Expo brings in more than 100 exhibitors, educational resources, minivan row and a children's activity area for a weekend of fun for all.

From 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall is the place to be. "Hawaii's Premier Prenatal to Preschool Expo" showcases the return of the Foremost Dairies-Hawaii Baby Crawling Contest at 1 p.m. Saturday. Get involved with Gymboree Play and Music lessons at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. the same day.

The following day, Kindermusik classes happen at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Hawaii's Largest Baby Shower will rain in at 1 p.m. Sunday. Later that day will be a "Safe Kids Buckle Up" demonstration at 3 p.m.

General admission is $3.50, children 5 and under are free. 239-2229.

Salute to songs of freedom

Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawai'i, will be guest narrator for the Honolulu Chorale's spring concert, "A Cry for Freedom." Written for the American Revolution with song and narration, the concert features music from American times of crisis, with songs such as the Battle Hymn of the Republic and selections by George M. Cohan. The chorale will perform a collection of William Billings' music, while Inouye reads a Revolutionary War historical narrative.

Join them at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Mamiya Theatre on the St. Louis High School campus.

Admission is $10 general, and free for active military and families, and children under 12. 538-0196.

Permission to board!

Ahoy, mateys! In conjunction with the state's Aloha Boating Week and national Safe Boating Week, the 2003 Hawaii Boat Show and Ocean Expo docks this weekend at the Ko Olina Resort and Marina. From 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, step aboard for a weekend of fun featuring luxury boat displays, the latest information on ocean recreation, educational exhibits, keiki activities and entertainment with performers including Tino and the Rhythm Klub and Ellsworth Simeona. There's fun for boaters, fishing enthusiasts, keiki and even landlubbers with a fashion show, product demos, boat tours and test rides.

Admission is free. 732-6699.

Vintage Guerrero

Hear the sweet falsetto stylings of powerful balladeer Uluwehi Guerrero when the Hawai'i Theatre Center's "A Vintage Voyage" concert series continues at 8 tonight.

The Na Hoku Hanohano award winner from Maui will feature songs from his first two albums, as well as some new works for his upcoming recording. Guerrero's Halau Kauluokala will join him on stage for traditional and contemporary hula. Pua Melia Trio provides the pre-show entertainment at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $30, with discounts for seniors, military and students. 528-0506.

Correction: There is no opening ceremony or closing ceremony for tomorrow's "A Capital Day Down Capitol Way" event. The name of the event was incorrect, and opening and closing events were given in error, in a caption with a previous version of this story.