THE NIGHT STUFF
IT'S LIVE: THIS WEEK ONLY
Hapa CD/DVD Release Party. Barry Flanagan and Nathan Aweau are ready to celebrate. 6:45-8:45 p.m. today, Chai's Island Bistro. 585-0011.
Richard Thompson Acoustic Trio, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.) today, rRed Elephant. 545-2468, www.rredelephant.com.
O'Neill World Cup of Surfing Kick-off Party. Building a Better Spaceship headlines. Doors open at 9 p.m. today, Hard Rock Cafe. 955-7383.
Ooklah the Moc. Feel-good vibes from one of O'ahu's veteran reggae bands. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. today, Boardriders Bar and Grill; 21/older. 261-4600.
Ras Youth International & Pacific Sound Outernational. Yo, fans of roots reggae and riddim! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. today, Bliss; 18/older. 528-4911.
Mayday! Miami duo of Plex Luthor and MC Bernbiz! At! Get Fresh! 10 p.m.-2 a.m. today, Indigo Eurasian Cuisine; 21/older. 521-2900.
The 86 List, The Manhattan Project and more. Punk, ska and all that good stuff to rawk by. 5 p.m. Saturday, 1739 Kalakaua Ave. 591-3500.
Jurassic 5. Hip L.A. hip-hop crew is back in town. Doors open at 9 p.m. Saturday, Pipeline Cafe. 589-1999, www.presaleticketsonline.com.
Unity Crayons Reggae and Ska Bash, Isouljahs, Crushal Meditashun, DJ Big Bar, Josh86 and more. 9 p.m Saturday. Detox Lounge. 526-0200.
Rachael Taitano fundraiser, silent auction, entertainment by Irie Intentions and Stone. 9 p.m. Sunday, Boardriders Bar & Grill, Kailua. 261-4600.
reVERSES, Brenda Kwon and TravisT with featured poets, open mike and DJ Mr. Nick. 8-10 p.m. Tuesday, The ARTS at Marks Garage. 521-2903.
Honolulu Jazz Quartet. Smooth sonics should help you get over that mid-workweek hump. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Honolulu Club. 543-3916.
Kaukahi, traditional Hawaiian. Brews, pupu and you, in lovely Hawai'i Kai. 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Kona Brewing Co.'s Koko Marina Pub. 394-5662.
Kai Roots CD Release Party. with Johnny 5, Linus. Yes, midweek vibes! Doors open at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Pipeline Cafe; 18/older. 589-1999.
Tru Rebels, reggae, jawaiian. The joint will be thumping — and don't forget the brews. 9 p.m.-midnight Wednesday, Ryan's Grill. 591-9132.
Rebel Youth, reggae. Reggae, reggae, reggae! We can't have enough! 9 p.m.- 2 a.m. Wednesday, Boardriders Bar and Grill; 21/older. 261-4600.
Missing Dave. Supersonic Space Monkeys, Grand Theft Audio, Malcognitas, Busekrus. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Detox Lounge. 526-0200.
Groundation. Did we say we can't get enough reggae? Bay Area band brings some. Doors open at 9 p.m. Thursday, Pipeline Cafe; 18/older. 589-1999.
Hot Buttered Rum. Bluegrass/folk/jazz/rock/blues band in preview of December gigs. 8-11:30 p.m. Thursday, Gordon Biersch. 599-4877.
ON THE TURNTABLES
Circuit Hawaii. Thanksgiving weekend dance party, with DJs Joe King, Michael Fong. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Saturday, Lotus, 2301 Kuhio Ave. 226-1882.
Zumanity. DJs Jimmy Taco, Saput Mo and Lex One. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Saturday, Fashion 45, Waikiki Trade Center; 21/older. www.kuriousproductions.com.
NOTABLE, NEW AND NOT-SO-NEW: DJS, BANDS AND SPACES
Free Jazz. Maria Remos and Nu Swing Project help you celebrate the end of the workweek. 6-9 p.m. Fridays, NextDoor; 21/older. 548-6398.
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, Sublime and 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. Upscale, two dance floors. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Fridays, Zanzabar Night Club; 21/older. 924-3939.
Bamboleo. Dance, we said, dance! 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 cutz 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 two 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. Please don't wear your birthday suit. 9 p.m.-4 a.m. first and third Fridays, Fashion 45, Waikiki Trade Center; 21/older. www.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 loungey. 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 Sabado en la Noche. With El Conjunto Tropical doing the salsa thing live 'n' spicy. 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.
Nu Swing Project. Intricate Mediums gets a new name but keeps Maria Remos' silky voice. 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.
Newjass Quartet. The cool kids flock to this Chinatown loft for live modern, groove-filled jazz. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesdays, thirtyninehotel; 21/older. 599-2552.
Endless Summer Camp. With DJs SubZero and 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. You, too, can learn to salsa; with DJs Papi, Jose and Ever. 5 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Thursdays, Rumours; 21/older. 285-0072, 955-4811.
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, minus Brando. 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, with 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 probably already knew that. Ala Moana Center. 947-2900.
Mai Tai Bar. Yes, the OTHER one — a calm, nonhookup beachside getaway with live music. 4:30-10:30 p.m. daily, Royal Hawaiian hotel. 923-7311.