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JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM 'HEAL THE HEARTS XIII': Dave Hayakawa, left, joined Michelle Haynes, Brad Coates, Jenn Tokuda and Greg Frey at Coates & Frey's 13th annual "Heal the Hearts" Valentine's Day Ball on Feb. 10 at The Standard. Coates, the author of "Divorce With Dignity," and Frey host the yearly event for friends, colleagues, clients and people who might become clients if their hearts get broken.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM 'PIRATE' FUN FOR ALL AGES: Theater Manager Tom Holowach, right, dressed in character for the opening performance of "How I Became a Pirate" Feb. 11 at Paliku Theatre. Lewis Char (Swill), left, and London Stanton (Scurvy Dog) play two of the colorful pirates in a show that is intended for kids but contains subtle G-rated references adults will appreciate. (Holowach's coat was donated when "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" finished filming here.)
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM VELEZ ROCKS HARD ROCK: Percussionist Gerardo Velez, center, was the surprise guest when Heidi Putnam and General Manager Barry Cales presented their "Anti-Networking VIP Party" Feb. 9 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Waikiki. Velez's musicians, Eric Peterson and Clayton Apilando, performed as a solid, self-contained duo before Velez joined them to rock the Hard Rock with a preview of his work-in-progress musical about his experiences playing Woodstock with Jimi Hendrix.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM 'GUITARS' HITS THE RIGHT NOTES: Cast members Marc Cooper (Red Carter), left, and Reshawn Fields (Vera) celebrated with assistantdirector James Harber, second from left, and set designer Andy Alvarado at the opening-night reception for The Actors' Groupproduction of "Seven Guitars" Feb. 10 at Dole Cannery Square. Alvarado is holding one of the chickens that have small butimportant roles in the production.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM Tom Tanimoto, pictured with Yee Lee, left, Ann S. Isobe, Alexis Domingo and Iyori Kashiwada, enjoyed his first "Heal the Hearts" party as a member of the firm's Asian Languages Practices Group.