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JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM CLAMBAKE AT THE KAHALA | 1. Kahala Hotel & Resort general manager Roseann Grippo, center, welcomed mixologist Joey Gottesman, left, and Bailliage de Kauai/Oahu officers Kimi Matar, second from left, Kathryn Nicholson and Dr. Maurice Nicholson to the hotel's "Summer Seaside BBQ and Clambake" presented Sept. 2 by Chaine des Rotisseurs. Gottesman's Bombay Sapphire gin cocktails were the perfect start to an early evening of exquisite beachfront dining.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM 3 PAGEANT QUEENS CROWNED IN CHINATOWN | 5. Pageant sponsor Doug Ho and pageant supporter Leilani Keough, center, congratulated the three winners of the Miss Chinatown Hawaii 2013 Scholarship Pageant on Sept. 1 at Hawaii Theatre. Miss Chinatown Hawaii Crystal Lee, left, and Miss Chinese Jaycees Taj'a Wong, fourth from left, will both compete in the 2013 Miss Hawaii Pageant. Miss Hawaii Chinese Erica Lee will represent Hawaii in the 2013 Miss Chinatown USA Pageant in San Francisco.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM ARTIST GIVES POCKETKNIFE A 'VERY PERSONAL' TWIST | 4. Hawaii artist James M. Kurzeka, left, shared the story behind his eye-catching creation, "Drone Predator: Highly Impersonal Killing. The Pocket Knife: Very Personal," with S. Kay Mura and Mayor Peter Carlisle during the opening reception for the Hawai'i Craftsmen's 45th annual Juried Statewide Competition Aug. 29 at the Honolulu Museum Art School Gallery. Kurzeka constructed the scale model of the state-of-the-art weapons system using "approximately 600 stainless-steel pocket knives" confiscated by TSA personnel at Honolulu Airport.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM 'ONE COMEDY OF ERRAS' OPENS AT KUMU KAHUA | 3. Cast members Danielle Zalopany and Royce R. Okazaki celebrated the opening of "One Comedy of Erras" Aug. 30 at the Kumu Kahua Theatre. The show is definitely not a pidgin "translation" of Shakespeare, but Zalopany and Okazaki make it worth seeing.
JOHN BERGER / JBERGER@STARADVERTISER.COM CAMPBELL SAYS 'GOODBYE' AT BLAISDELL CONCERT HALL | 2. Glen Campbell, center, talked backstage with Steve Ozark, left, and "Uncle Tom" Moffatt after he entertained an enthusiastic crowd of fans and well-wishers Sept. 2 in the Blaisdell Concert Hall. For my review of the concert, go to www.honolulupulse.com.