THE NIGHT STUFF
After hours: Nightspotting
IT'S LIVE: THIS WEEK ONLY
ARTafterDARK: Holy Grail! Behind the Da Vinci Code. Minus Tom Hanks' funky hair. 6-9 p.m. today, Honolulu Academy of Arts. 532-6091.
Hootie & The Blowfish. Blues rockers only wanna be with you ... and you ... and maybe you, too. 7 p.m. today, Waikiki Shell. (877) 750-4400.
WormWood Pre-Party. Gear up for the emcee battle on Saturday. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. today, Detox; 16 and older. 526-0200.
Go Jimmy Go. Honolulu's ska-happy boys are always eager to please; also with Elephant. 9 p.m. today, Anna Bannana's; 18/older. 946-5190.
Motion City Soundtrack. Punk-popsters from Minneapolis rev up for all-ages show; with Linus the Band. 6 p.m. Saturday, Pipeline Cafe. 926-3000.
The Girlas. World/folk vibes. The ladies perform selections from their CD "Now or Never." 8 p.m. Saturday, Borders, Ward Centre. 591-8996.
Espiritu Libre. Shake your stuff to salsa, samba and Latin sounds; and then there's poetry by Si. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Ong King. ongking.com.
WormWood. Hip-hop monthly with iCon the Mic King, Nocando and DJ Handprints. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Detox; 16 and older. 526-0200.
Local Vocal. Greet the weekend with smooth Island grooves courtesy of Kawao and Kani Makou. 11 p.m.-4 a.m. Saturday, Pipeline Cafe. 589-1999.
Jon Mozo Legacy Celebration. Local entertainers pay tribute to the late surf photog. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Kualoa Ranch. 842-1313, ext. 200.
re:Verses. Shout! Shout! Let it all out! Poets, open mike and jazz by DJ Mr. Nick. 8-10 p.m. Tuesday, The ARTS at Marks Garage. 521-2903.
Story of the Year and As I Lay Dying. Emo-punk and metal hardcore rawk! Rawk, we said! 7 p.m. Wednesday, Pipeline Cafe. (877) 750-4400.
Braddah Waltah. Get your regular reggae fix, also with Ooklah the Moc and Red Degree. 9 p.m. Thursday, Pipeline Cafe; 18/older. 589-1999.
First Thursdays. Slam poetry competition and open mike, with musical collective Tempo Valley. 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Hawaiian Hut. 387-9664.
ON THE TURNTABLES
Archangel and Akio. Underground dance with DJ Ira. Little Village is always open late, too! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. today, NextDoor; 21/older. 548-6398.
Piranha Room: Wet. Make the moist of your night with a swimsuit fashion show. Puns rawk! 8 p.m.-4 a.m Saturday, Ocean Club. 531-8444.
Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival Gala After Party. With DJ Chris Wren from Hollywood. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Hula's Bar & Lei Stand. 923-0669.
Tantriq: Ice. Hip-hop, R&B and bling. 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Ciao Mein Restaurant and poolside; 21 and older. tantriq.com.
Chinatown Sessions. Mike Grimes and Pete Emes, aka Smalltown DJs, hit the bricks. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, NextDoor; 21/older. 548-6398.
Suga Suga: The Ultimate Grad Party. All ages welcome to party and celebrate the end of school. 8 p.m. Sunday, Alii Kai Catamaran. 479-3008.
Chris Fortier. Who else can make you dance to "Silence"? Without medication, that is. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, NextDoor; 21/older. 548-6398.
Camera Obscura. Ethereal, gothic and darkwave with DJs Nocturna and Du Nord. So dark. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, Pink Cadillac; 18/older. 946-6499.
Playboy Issue Release Party. Pre-Memorial Day party with Rachel Sterling ... clothed. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Sunday, Pipeline Cafe; 18/older. 589-1999.
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. 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.
Get Fresh! It's Friday. It's fresh. Q Burns heats up the dance floor. 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. Grown-up dance music, zero filler, with resident DJ Mark and others. 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.
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 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.
Refine: Black & White Party. Crazy Boy fashion show. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Sundays, Fashion 45, Waikiki Trade Center; 21/older. fashion45hawaii.com.
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 and R&B 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 flock to the loft for live modern and groove-filled jazz. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesdays, thirtyninehotel; 21/older. 599-2552.
Koi Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge. Good food. Good-looking former Blue Tropix monkey crib. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesdays-Mondays. 944-4848.
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. Soul Medic, Jahworks the Revolutionary and Warrior. 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.