After hours: Nightspotting
IT'S LIVE: THIS WEEK ONLY
First Friday gallery walk. Downtown/Chinatown is alive with the arts, the artsy and artsy-wannabees. 5-9 p.m. today, various venues. 521-2903.
Cinco de Mayo. Shake your Latin thing with the band Espiritu Libre and house DJ Raoul Belmans. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. today, NextDoor; 21/older. 548-6398.
Cinco de Mayo Salsa Soiree. Rolando Sanchez's Salsa Hawaii, St. Funk. 7 p.m. today, Events at the Tower, Aloha Tower Marketplace. 734-6900.
Le Poisson Rouge 1.5. Live music, dancing, suspension artists and the self-made instrument contest. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. today, Detox. 526-0200.
Jazz at the Cobalt Lounge. The Milestone Jazz Quintet goes Latin, 9 p.m.-midnight today, Hanohano Room, Sheraton Waikiki hotel. 922-4422.
Cinco de Mayo. Big Trouble Rising, plus foam party with The Main Ingredient. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. today, Kemo'o Farm; 21/older. 622-5009, 621-1835.
Secret Show. Reggae with a to-be-announced Washington, D.C., band. Strong enough for a man. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. today, Bliss; 18/older. 528-4911.
The Rich Crandall Trio. Jazzy jazz and more with saxophonist Billy Beimes. 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. today, Jazz Minds Art & Cafe. 945-0800.
Maacho and Cool Connection. Are you ready for some Rasta reggae? Cameras will be filming, too. 10 p.m. today, Ong King. ongking.com.
Grapefruit in concert. It's an all-ages rock show that also features punky The Sticklers and The 86 List. 5 p.m. Saturday, Pipeline Cafe. 589-1999.
808 Ska Showcase. Who says ska is dead? Go Jimmy Go, Black Square and others insist otherwise. 9 p.m. Saturday, Detox; 16/older. 526-0200.
Primal Tribe's 5th Anniversary Bash. Hard and classic rawk in Wahiawa! 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Kemo'o Farm, The Pub; 21/older. 621-1835.
Jennifer Johns. Singer/songwriter/spoken-word artist, with Me & My Manz from Kaua'i. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Bliss; 18/older. 528-4911.
Bluegrass Hawai'i Open Mike. Lots of strings attached as three O'ahu bands reunite. 1-5 p.m. Sunday, O'Toole's Irish Pub. 536-4138.
Blue Moon Blues Sundays. Hawai'i Public Radio's house band Jeff Said No! struts its musical stuff. 7-9:30 p.m. Sunday, Eastside Grill. 952-6555.
Kani Makou. Contemporary Island trio dabbles in Jawaiian rhythms, too, to put you in a party mood. 9 p.m.-midnight Wednesday, Ryan's Grill. 591-9132.
Ill Repute. Hardcore, of course, with 8mm Overdose, 2face4 and The Enhancements. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday, Kemo'o Farm, The Pub; 21/older. 621-1835.
ON THE TURNTABLES
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. Mexican dance showcase and DJs Homie and Miriam. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., today, Panama Hattie's; 18/older. 485-8226.
Dungeon: Kinko de Mayo. Fetish-gothic night with a Latin theme ... or not. 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. today, Galaxy Nightclub; 18/older. www.dungeonhawaii.com.
Skyline. The glitterati gather en masse; fabulous view, too. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Sheraton Waikiki hotel, Hanohano Room; 21/older. 921-4600.
Riot. Avenue D, with Golfcart Rebellion and Riot-a-GoGo girls and boys. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Saturday, Wave Waikiki; 18/older. 941-0424.
Refine. MC battle hosted by Loco Loc and Big Mox. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Sunday, Fashion 45, Waikiki Trade Center; 21/older. www.fashion45hawaii.com.
DJs for Film. Turntablists gather to raise funds for gay-themed Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival. 7 p.m. Thursday, Hula's Bar & Lei Stand. 923-0669.
Psyclops. Keeping an eye on turntable tactics, DJ Guillermo from San Francisco and Upavas. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, Bliss; 18/older. 528-4911.
NOTABLE, NEW AND NOT-SO-NEW: DJS, BANDS AND SPACES
Rock Star Fridays. DJed rock, rap, reggae, lots of 18- to 20-year-olds. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays, Brew Moon; 18/older. www.verticaljunkies.com.
World Tour — Asia Beat. DJs Euphoric, Da Lion of Judah. Upscale, 2 dance floors. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Fridays, Zanzabar Night Club; 21/older. 924-3939.
Pussycat Lounge. Fashionable Adam Saaks is here. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Fridays, Fashion 45, Waikiki Trade Center; 21/older. www.fashion45hawaii.com.
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.
Get Fresh! Known for guest DJs, but flying with residents this week. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays, Indigo Eurasian Cuisine; 21/older. 521-2900, 591-3500.
Cheddar. DJs Compose, Delve1der, XL. 2 rooms of sound. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Fridays, The Living Room, Fisherman's Wharf; 21/older. 395-2100.
Salsa Dreams on the Green. Spiced up with lessons. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Saturdays, Sam Snead's Tavern, Pearl Harbor; 21/older. 285-0072, 421-7267.
Lucky Tiger. Grown-up dance music with resident DJs Gelareh and Mark, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturdays, thirtyninehotel; 21/older. 599-2552.
Electr01yfe. DJs Monkey, Toki and Vince in the Green Room and Opium Den. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturdays, Indigo Eurasian Cuisine; 21/older. 521-2900.
NJOY. Pray it doesn't rain with Vertical Junkies and Architechs Entertainment. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturdays, Chai's Island Bistro; 21/older. 585-0011.
Salsa Sabado en la Noche. With El Conjunto Tropical doing the salsa live. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturdays, Cafe Che Pasta; 18/older. 524-0004.
The Next Level and Speakeasy. Crowds pile in after 2 a.m. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Saturdays, The Living Room, Fisherman's Wharf; 21/older. 395-2100.
Sex-E Sunday. Sexy go-go dancer contest, DJs Billy G, Big John and Technique. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Sundays, Venus Nightclub; 18/older. 951-8671.
Intricate Medium. Jazz soul band with Maria Remos and no sign of Patricia Arquette. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Mondays, Jazz Minds Art & Cafe. 945-0800.
Hot Latin Tuesdays. Salsa, merengue and reggaeton in a oddly non-Latin room. 8 p.m.-4 a.m., Tuesdays, Zanzabar Night Club; 18/older. 924-3939.
Newjass Quartet. The cool kids' choice for live modern and groove-filled jazz. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesdays, thirtyninehotel; 21/older. 599-2552.
Koi Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge. Great food, good-looking former site of Blue Tropix. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesdays-Mondays. 944-4848.
Johnny Helm. Contemporary singer/songwriter. Ask him about his new CD. Buy his old one. 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Anna Bannana's. 946-5190.
Acid Wash. '80s night with DJ Nocturna. The name kind of says it all, don'cha think? 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesdays, NextDoor; 21/older. 548-6398.
Salsa After Hours. Learn to salsa, plus DJs Papi, Jose and Ever. 5 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Thursdays, Rumours; 21/older. 285-0072, 955-4811.
Redda Fire. Reggae and dancehall on the waterfront, minus Brando. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Thursdays, The Living Room, Fisherman's Wharf. 395-2100.
Mai Tai Bar. Live entertainment and happy hour daily. OK, it's a major hook-up joint, too, but you already knew that. Ala Moana Center. 947-2900.
rRed Elephant. Newish hot spot is a mecca of coffee drinks, food, art, music. Cafe hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; schedule at www.rredelephant.com.