IT'S LIVE: THIS WEEK ONLY
808 Acoustic CD Release, with Hell Caminos, Josh 86, Marc Youth, Megan Daykiller and more. 8 p.m. today, Ong King Art Center. 783-4810.
Soapbox Symphony. Contemporary with Nathan Emmans. Bittersweet, baby, bittersweet! 8 p.m. today, Big City Diner, Kailua. 263-8880.
A Nostalgic Evening with Sergeant Pepper. Rubber Soul performs Beatles' tunes. 8-11 p.m. today, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Tapa Bar. 949-4321.
Iration, with Paula Fuga. A combination of "irie" and "nation," or the idea of a dude named Ira? 9 p.m.-2 a.m. today, Bliss; 18/older. 528-4911.
M.D.C. with opening acts Smitz and F.F.O.R. What's with all the freakin' acronyms? 10 p.m. today, Kainoa's Sports Bar & Restaurant. 637-7787.
Stone. Not a Christmas party hosted by "Dateline NBC" bad boy Stone Phillips. 10 p.m. today, Boardriders Bar and Grill; 21/older. 261-4600.
"Sand, Surf, Salsa." Salsa dancing and live music on the beach with Son Caribe. 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Hilton Hawaiian Village. 949-4321.
M.D.C. with Josh 86, Nick Danger, The 86 List, Black Square and more acronyms. 6-9 p.m. Saturday, 1739 Kalakaua Ave. 384-5706.
Augie Rey & The Little 360's Big Band, featuring Bobby King and Carlos Barboza. 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Waikiki Elks Club. 923-5722.
Sunway and The Mike Times Experience, R&B, disco, rock, contemporary, jazz. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Pearl, Ala Moana Center. 944-8000.
The End of the Year Bash: "The Maui Invasion." Ekolu, Kohomua, more. Doors open at 8 p.m. Saturday, Pipeline Cafe; 18/older. 589-1999.
Go Jimmy Go with Golfcart Rebellion and No No Boys. Have GJG sign a "Fishbowl Eyes" LP. 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Detox; 18/older. 526-0200.
Iration, Island reggae. Missed them yesterday at Bliss? Redeem thyself. 10 p.m. Saturday, Boardriders Bar and Grill; 21/older. 261-4600.
Kainoa's Christmas Party with The Ghost Band. Consider yourself invited. 10 p.m. Saturday, Kainoa's Sports Bar & Restaurant. 637-7787.
reVERSES, poets, open mike, djmrnick, hosted by Brenda Kwon, TravisT. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tuesday, The ARTS at Marks Garage. 521-2903.
Kaleidoscope. My Ex is Dead, KluvsM, Ekto Gamut and DJs Vagina and Ross Jackson. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesday, NextDoor; 21/older. 548-6398.
Jazz Wednesday. DeShannon Higa, Maria Remos, Sean Conley, Dan Del Negro and more. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Honolulu Club. 543-3916.
Black Square. Red Stripe Reggae Night. Jamaican beer for one and all. 10 p.m. Wednesday, Boardriders Bar and Grill; 21/older. 261-4600.
Resistor, alternative rock. We dare you to resist Resistor. Unless you have other stuff to do. 8-11:30 p.m. Thursday, Gordon Biersch. 599-4877.
ON THE TURNTABLES
Paul Wall. with I.A. featuring B.E.T., and more. Doors open at 8 p.m. today, Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park; 18/older. 723-9961, 674-9283.
Get Fresh! IHS Charity Drive: bring a food item or gift valued at $10 or more, get in free. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. today, Indigo; 21/older. 521-2900.
Camera Obscura, DJs Vagina, Du Nord and Nocturna. Got goth? 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, thirtyninehotel. 599-2552, www.thirtyninehotel.com.
NOTABLE, NEW AND NOT-SO-NEW: DJS, BANDS AND SPACES
Lush Life. With resident DJ Mr. Nick, a spinner of jazzy downtempo, house and drum-n-bass. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays, thirtyninehotel. 599-2552.
Rock Star Fridays. DJed rawk, rap, reggae, long lines of club newbies. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays, Brew Moon; 18/older. www.verticaljunkies.com.
World Tour — Asia Beat. DJs Euphoric, Da Lion of Judah. Two dance floors. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Fridays, Zanzabar Night Club; 21/older. 924-3939.
Bamboleo. Dance, we said! Brazilian and Latin under the stars. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Fridays, Spada Bar and Restaurant; 18/older. 538-3332.
Syllabus. A variety of turntablists spins hip-hop, reggae and soul for baked ziti. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays, Cafe Che Pasta; 21/older. 524-0004.
Wonder Lounge: New Chapter. Same fashionable club kids. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays, Wonderland at the W Honolulu; 21/older. 922-3734.
Cheddar. Ferment in 2 rooms of sound; hold the white bread. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Fridays, The Living Room, Fisherman's Wharf; 21/older. 395-2100.
Skin. Don't wear just your birthday suit. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. first and third Fridays, Fashion 45, Waikiki Trade Center; 21/older. fashion45hawaii.com.
Lucky Tiger, when whatever feels right gets on the sound system. Roar! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturdays, thirtyninehotel; 21 and older. 599-2552.
The Monkey Bar, featuring DJs delve1der and XL, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturdays, Ciao Mein, Hyatt Regency; 21/older. www.verticaljunkies.com.
A Midsummer Night's Trance, Euro dance and trance. Close your eyes ... dance! 10 p.m. Saturdays, Club Promo, 325 Seaside Ave. 351-1597.
Electr01yfe. Ever so musically eclectic. Ever so loungy. Ever so downtown cool. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturdays, Indigo Eurasian Cuisine. 521-2900.
Like it Tight, funk, house and belly dancing, oh my! 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturdays, Yanni's Restaurant, Restaurant Row; 21/older. 234-1006.
Salsa & Reggaeton Dance Club, with DJs and the Friikiitonas Dancers. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturdays, Cafe Che Pasta; 18/older. 524-0004.
The Next Level and Speakeasy. Crowds gather after 2 a.m. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Saturdays, The Living Room, Fisherman's Wharf; 21/older. 395-2100.
Nu Swing Project. Intricate Mediums has a new name; Maria Remos remains. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Mondays, Jazz Minds Art & Cafe. 945-0800.
Hot Latin Tuesdays. Salsa, merengue, reggaeton in a non-Latin room. 8 p.m.-4 a.m. Tuesdays, Zanzabar Night Club; 18/older. 924-3939.
Newjass Quartet. The cool kids flock to this Chinatown loft for groove-filled jazz. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesdays, thirtyninehotel; 21/older. 599-2552.
Endless Summer Camp. With DJs SubZero, Durtie Rice, it's a super hot spot. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesdays, The O Lounge; 18/older. 944-8436.
Salsa After Hours, with DJs Papi, Jose and Ever. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursdays, Carnaval Las Palmas, Restaurant Row; 21/older. 285-0072.
Riot. Have yet to see a riot at Hula's, but anything's possible, and with shirtless bartenders. 9 p.m. Thursdays, Hula's Bar & Lei Stand. 923-0669.
Redda Fire. Reggae and dancehall on the waterfront. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Thursdays, The Living Room, Fisherman's Wharf. 395-2100.
Eastside Grill. Not just a sports bar, but a great place to relax with friends; great pupu, too. Daily. Puck's Alley, 1035 University Ave. 952-6555.
Mai Tai Bar. Live entertainment and happy hour daily. It's a major hookup joint, too, but you already knew that. Ala Moana Center. 947-2900.
Mai Tai Bar. Yes, the OTHER one — a nonhookup beachside getaway with live music. 4:30-10:30 p.m. daily, The Royal Hawaiian hotel. 923-7311.