The hot list
ART BY NIGHT
After a three-month winter break, the Honolulu Academy of Arts' monthly nighttime event, Art After Dark, returns this evening for another full season of art-minded hobnobbing.
This month's event takes on a "Mad for Modern" theme with the academy's art galleries staying open past their normal closing times to provide tours of the current exhibition, "From Whistler to Warhol: Modernism on Paper." Artists Lauren Roth and Joseph Pa'ahana will be doing on-the-scene live art — Roth will be doing free figure sketches of event guests and Pa'ahana will be remixing his own live video installation. Elizabeth Curtis will be photographing guests during 15-minute portrait-sitting sessions.
Also joining the party are California's DJ Nicky Savage and local space rockers Clones of the Queen (pictured). Food and drink will be provided by restaurants town and Downtown.
Art After Dark/ Honolulu Academy of Arts/ 6-9 p.m. today /$10 (free for academy members) / 532-8700, www.artafterdark.org
AGE OF AQUARIUS
Manoa Valley Theatre will stage the iconic rock musical "Hair" Thursday through March 21. (7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays; $20-$35, www.manoavalleytheatre.com, 988-6131, see story.
MR. LEE, MR. LEE, OH MR. LEE
Comedian Bobby Lee, most widely known for his work on "Mad TV," will be performing two shows this weekend at Pipeline Café (8 tonight and Saturday night, $25-$45, www.groovetickets.com, 877-714-7668).
HOT-DOG HAPPY HOUR
For one hour every Monday, get two-for-one dogs at Hank's Haute Dogs.
Hank's Haute Dogs' Happy Haute Hour / 2:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays / 324 Coral St. / 295-6660
Oakland, Calif.-based alternative hip-hop group Souls of Mischief will be performing at 9 p.m. tomorrow at Fresh Cafe (831 Queen St.) in Kaka'ako ($20-$30, www.presaleticketsonline.com, 688-8055, 18+).
ONE SINGULAR SENSATION
Army Community Theatre takes on "A Chorus Line," open now and running through March 20 (7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, $15-$20, 438-4480, www.armytheatre.com).
THE TOP 24, PLUS COMMENTARY
The bad part (the exploitation-meets-Hollywood-trainwreck phase) ended and the "American Idol" competition started in earnest this week. Follow Kawehi Haug's weekly post-"Idol" columns Wednesdays and Thursdays at http://honolulu.metromix.com.
SHAKEY'S IS BACK
After leaving the Islands 30 years ago, Shakey's Pizza is back (and yes, the beloved Mojo potatoes are still on the menu). The national pizza-parlor chain opened its first of three planned O'ahu locations Wednesday in the Waipahu Town Center (677-1919).