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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 19, 2006

After hours: Nightspotting

Compiled by June Yago, Derek Paiva and Debra Yuen
TGIF

Wave, goodbye! The Waikiki nightlife icon goes out with a drum-n-bass bang this weekend, after a quarter century of after-hour larks.

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It's a skin game at Wonder Lounge, still at the W Honolulu, which will lose its initial soon.

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IT'S LIVE: THIS WEEK ONLY

Hops & Grinds: Summertime Brews. Taste craft beers, perfect for the summer season. 5:30-8:30 p.m. today, The Willows; 21/older. 952-9200.

Flogging Molly. Dance-happy, dance often with Go Jimmy Go and the Mollys. 6-10 p.m. today, Pipeline Cafe; all ages. (877) 750-4400.

Abe Lagrimas Jr. Jazz Quartet. With Makoto Kadowaki, DeShannon Higa and Jon Hawes. 9 p.m.-midnight today, Jazz Minds Art & Cafe. 945-0800.

Alien Ant Farm. Metal-punk rawks as the Ant Farm finally plays Wahiawa. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. today, Kemo'o Farm, The Pub; 21/older. 622-5009, 621-1835.

Irie Souls and The Ionz. Reggae vibrations are the draw for this fundraiser for a Maui tour. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. today, Bliss; 18/older. 528-4911.

Spring Jam Concert Series. Surf Into Summer launch party with Natural Vibes. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. today, Don Ho's Island Grill; 21/older. 528-0807.

"Coconut Island" CD Release Concert. "Take Me Away" for a night of Island sounds. 6 p.m. Saturday, Blaisdell Arena. (877) 750-4400.

Left Alone. With 8mm Overdose, The 86 List and The Enhancements. Like pie with chips. 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Pipeline Cafe; all ages. 589-1999.

Wave Waikiki's Last Call. Missing Dave, Oriental Love Ring and Pimpbot. 8 p.m.-4 a.m. Saturday, Wave Waikiki; 21/older. 941-0424.

Bluzilla and Slim Mango. Live blues the way it was meant to be played ... in Mo'ili'ili . 9 p.m. Saturday, Anna Bannana's. 946-5190.

Local Vocal. With Isa'ako and Lahaina Grown. Because the name Hawai'i Stars was taken. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Saturday, Pipeline Cafe. 589-1999.

Paula Fuga CD Release Party. The local singer-songwriter proves big girls rock. 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Don Ho's Island Grill; 21/older. 528-0807.

Jazz Wednesday. Andy Suzuki, Nick Manson, Dean Taba and Noel Okimoto play live, with food. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Honolulu Club. 543-3916.

The Alkaholiks. Hip-hop rappers on a Hawaiian Islands tour. Hide the good liquor. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, The O Lounge; 18/older. 944-8436.

ON THE TURNTABLES

DJ Keith Evan. Downtempo and deep house from Las Vegas, birthplace of Megabucks. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. today, NextDoor; 21/older. 548-6398.

Planet of the Drums. Drum-n-bass shakes the Wave before Saturday night's Last Call. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. today, Wave Waikiki; 18/older. 941-0424.

Syllabus Grand Opening. Neo-soul, hip-hop, reggae DJs and open mike with a lounge vibe. 9:30 p.m. today, Cafe Che Pasta; 21/older. 524-0004.

Skyline. Beautiful people, beautiful view and a glass elevator. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Sheraton Waikiki hotel, Hanohano Room; 21/older. 921-4600.

Wild Things. Animal print and leather party with fashion show. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Ciao Mein; 21/older. 957-0303.

NOTABLE, NEW AND NOT-SO-NEW: DJS, BANDS AND SPACES

Free Jazz. With Maria Remos and Intricate Medium. It's the end of the week; what are you waiting for? 5-9 p.m. Fridays, NextDoor; 21/older. 548-6398.

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. DJed hip-hop, house and mash-ups. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Fridays, Fashion 45, Waikiki Trade Center; 21/older. www.fashion45hawaii.com.

Bamboleo. Dance, dance, dance! Brazilian and Latin under the stars. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Fridays, Spada Bar and Restaurant; 18/older. 538-3332.

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. Two 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.

Lucky Tiger. View Showdown in Chinatown short film festival this week. 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.

Refine. And really, who isn't refined on Sunday night? 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Sundays, Fashion 45, Waikiki Trade Center; 21/older. fashion45hawaii.com.

The Heavens. DJs K-Smooth, Mr. Goodvybe and Technique and go-go dancers. Very spiritual. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sundays, Club 939; 21/older. 952-9300.

Sucking Fundays. Insert joke about eye-rolling weekly names here _______________. 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, reggaeton in an oddly non-Latin room. 8 p.m.-4 a.m., Tuesdays, Zanzabar Night Club; 18/older. 924-3939.

Bombasstic Tuesday. Hip-hop hosted by radio guy Sam the Man. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesdays, The O Lounge; 18 and older. 944-8436.

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 hookup 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.

Reach June Yago at jyago@honoluluadvertiser.com, Derek Paiva at dpaiva@honoluluadvertiser.com and Debra Yuen at dyuen@honoluluadvertiser.com.