Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - May 11, 2011
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Margaret Cho. Photos from Tom Moffatt

You don’t wanna miss Ekolu‘s Cd release party concert this saturday at sea Life Park!  what a show ... with Natural Vibrations, Malino, the return of 3 Plus, Brownswell and waimanalo’s own Kendra. Call 372-8283 for more info ...

Sesame Street Live returns! “1-2-3 imagine! with Elmo & Friends” brings Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more to the Blaisdell Concert Hall stage Friday, July 15, through sunday, July 24, with 16 great shows. tickets for all shows are on sale now at the Blaisdell box office and at ticketmaster.com, including a great opening-night discount - most tickets $12! Check out the details at sesamestreetlive.com ...

This year’s 22nd annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival takes place this thursday through sunday at doris duke theatre, Honolulu academy of arts. an unprecedented number of celebs will attend, including Alec Mapa from Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives, and Mike C. Manning from mtV’s Real World: DC and The Brothers Sinclair - both of whom, among others, will be at the film festival gala Friday evening at Chai’s island Bistro. it’ll be world premiere night for Margaret Cho‘s newest film, Cho Dependent, as well. all the info is at hglcf.org ...

Going on now, the 2011 Big island Film Festival this week wednesday through sunday at mauna Lani Resort. this year’s BiFF highlights include short films such as The Verdict, starring Hilo’s Kristina Anapau (Black Swan), “insider” Q&a with Angela Laprete and William “Chico” Powell of cre808film; daytime movies at the Fairmont orchid, free family films, filmmaker workshops with Naketha Mattocks and Ron Osborn, and the “Best of the Fest” featuring Henry Kapono in concert, and audience-voted Best Feature and Best short of BiFF 2011. For the complete schedule and tickets online, visit BigislandFilmFestival.com ...

This Sunday from 9 to 10 p.m. at the mercury Bar, pro skater Sean Riley of natural Koncept premieres his brand-new skate video, followed by emcee battles with TKO vs. Earwig Origami and Kid Icarus vs. Punahele. Entertainment is by DJs Oliver Twist and Matt Rat with performances by Los Feo Faces, Ill Hill Society, Dead Beats and Pervert Crew ...

Best-kept secret: the terrific lineup at this year’s UH aloha Bash 2011, held April 29 at Andrews Amphitheatre, that featured Collie Buddz and New Kingston, Fiji, Kiani, Kiwini & Laga, and natural Vibrations ...

This week in 1969: the hot TV show is This Is Tom Jones and the excitement brings Tom Jones to Honolulu to perform over two nights at the Ilikai Hotel’s Pacific Ballroom.  the capacity crowds go wild hearing the man from wales singing, among others, Turn On Your Love Light, Green, Green Grass Of Home, Danny Boy, I Can’t Stop Loving You, Delilah, a tribute to the Beatles with Hey Jude and Yesterday, and his signature song, It’s Not Unusual. the opening act is Emma Veary. tickets: $7.50. ... the no. 1 record in Hawaii is Love Can Make You Happy by Mercy ... .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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