ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
From the HIP
ANTI-CANVAS SHOW ALL ABOUT WEARABLE ART
Surfwear company Hurley's board shorts become wearable art at the Anti-Canvas art show and auction this Friday, when Hurley teams up with Contrast Magazine to showcase the work of 31 different artists, including "godfather of low-brow art" and twisted hot-rodder imagery artist Robert Williams, Ron English, Big Foot and Lisa Johnson. The surf company uses a technique called "sublimation" to make these one-of-a-kind pieces — a heat transfer method that preserves details of the design.
The show features art by local artists including Angry Woebots (pictured), Jon Mozo, Haj Gollestani, Jef Hartsel, Clark Little, Heather Brown and Honozooloo. Proceeds support Save Our Sports, the Junior Lifeguard Program and the Samoa Relief Disaster Fund. The show starts at 7 p.m. Friday — yes, it's First Friday — at SoHo Mixed Media Bar, 80 S. Pauahi St., www.sohohi.com.
Bonus tip: At 7 tonight, SoHo hosts Afro-Brazilian martial-arts group Capoeira Besouro's annual fundraiser, with capoeira, samba, live music by Aloha Brasil, dance by the Breaka'teers and Housing Project 360, $15 at the door; www.capoeirabesourohawaii.com.
FEEL THE MANA
Hear what's fresh in Hawaiian music and help send the Mana Maoli Collective of kumu hula, dancers and musicians for the first time ever to the Pasifika Festival in Aotearoa (New Zealand) — the largest gathering of Pacific peoples in the world — by showing up for the Mana Maoli Music Fundraiser, 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Thursday at NextDoor, 43 N. Hotel St.
The fundraiser features an all-star band: Paula Fuga, Kaumaka'iwa Kanaka'ole, Lopaka Colon, Wayne Enos of Natural Vibes, Shane Veincent of Sudden Rush, Kapali Keahi of Lahaina Grown, Kiliona and Kalei Young of Moemoea, Ekona Ravey of Mixjah and 'Ai Pohaku, and Sole Sioloa. Candy Diaz performs at 9 p.m., and Kings of Spade go on stage at 10 p.m., with Mana Maoli to follow.
It's $15 at the door; all money raised benefits Hawaiian charter school alliance Na Lei Na'auao and the Pasifika tour. Find out more at http://facebook.com/manamaoli, email@example.com or 295-6262 (295-MANA).
— Lacy Matsumoto
Sammy Bananas, a rising DJ, below, out of Brooklyn, N.Y., lives up to his name with club-banging exclusive electropop tracks, drawing remix love from production stars like Chromeo and 45 King; he's a hit among musical peers like platinum producer will.i.am. He's in the Fools Gold family of DJs with Jokers of The Scene and Flosstradamus (who played Honolulu last week). His 2007 EP "High Top Fades" is a catchy mix of '90s hits meets electro; his bootleg of N.E.R.D.'s "Everyone Nose," reinvented as "All The Girls," was a 2008 club hits. He might dress up like a banana or show up in an old flannel shirt, but either way, he's worth turning out for. Check him out this First Friday, along with DJ and promoter Eskae, at NextDoor, 43 N. Hotel St.; doors open at 7 p.m.; 548-6398, www.eskae.com.
GUAVA SHOP SWAP
Guava Shop, the North Shore's sweet and tangy chic clothing boutique, will join with the Kokua Hawai'i Foundation's Simplify the Holidays campaign to host a holiday clothing swap this Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. All swap participants can shop with a discount of 10 percent off everything in the store, and 20 percent off all marked, "green"-themed items, including Envirosax, Baggu and Alternative Apparel Organic cottons.
How it works: Starting today and every day until the event, bring swappable clothes to the Guava Shop to receive swap tickets, based on the value of the items brought in. The swap tickets can be used to "purchase" clothing on the event day. This is as fair as it gets; value is dependent on cleanliness, quality, style and brand. Unclaimed items are donated to local nonprofits. Participants who bring clothing in before the day of the event will be put on the VIP list and allowed to shop an hour earlier, from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Don't sweat if you don't have anything to swap, though; tickets can also be purchased for $5 per ticket on Saturday. Guava Shop, 66-165 Kamehameha Highway, Suite 4-4C, Hale'iwa; 637-9670, firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Pualana Lemelle
SALES & BARGAINS
If you aren't already wiped out by the post-Turkey Day shopping you've already done, there are many deals to be had happening this week, starting today:
• Cottage by the Sea is celebrating six years in business. The first 100 folks to come by the store will receive a cute Think Green! Live Green! canvas tote that owner Jen Sarsuelo designed. All Free People, Velvet, Ella Moss and Language Los Angels will be 40 to 50 percent off. In fact, everything storewide will be on sale at 10 to 50 percent off, including 20 percent off eco-friendly jewelry designers who use recycled sterling silver, such as New York jewelry maven Marjorie Victor (in-store from noon to 6 p.m. today for custom orders and a meet-and-greet). More enticement: wine, cheese and salamis are at the ready for you to nibble. Cottage by the Sea, Ward Warehouse, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1110; 591-9811, www.cottagehawaii.com.
• Design Within Reach is, ya know, sometimes, maybe mostly, out of our reach. But nothing says "fabulous" in the most understated way than a classic Eames chair or Noguchi lamp. The simplicity, shapes and colors of these designers are irresistible. Pieces designed by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Noguchi and more are now 15 percent off in a holiday sale of items manufactured by the Herman Miller company. If a classic has been on your list for some time, save now, as price increases take effect in January. See a sampling of items here: http://dwr.com/category/classics/herman-miller.do. Design Within Reach, Ala Moana Center; 941-2112.
• There are many ways to be green this holiday. Do your part by making your own wrapping paper, using what you've already got lying around. Use vintage scarves or embroidered kerchiefs to wrap smaller gifts, the way Japanese do to carry their bento lunches. Or take old newspaper or plain tissue paper one step further and create your own potato-print art project. Draw with glue, sprinkle glitter, or even borrow a child's crayons. Whatever you do, let it shine.
WHAT'S ON MY IPOD
DJ Nicky Savage
"Los Valentinos," Serio (Bumblebeez remix)
"Teenagers in Tokyo," Death Rides A Horse (Dcup Remix)
"Round Table Knights," Hold Me Back
"Partyshank," Extended mix 320
"Futurecop!" NASA (Cryptonites Remix)
"Late From the Pier," Focker (Frenzy remix)