Pulse Picks: March 22, 2014
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RUBBER DUCKIE RACE RETURNS: The 27th annual Great Hawaiian Rubber Duckie Race will see 20,000 of the tiny plastic toys dropped into the Ala Wai Canal at precisely 1:27 p.m. on Saturday, with pre-race festivities including entertainment, games, food and duck adoptions at McCully Shopping Center from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adopt a duck for $5, with the money donated to the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii. Call (808) 532-6744 or visit ucpahi.org.
ELEVEN44 GRAND OPENING: New Chinatown nightclub and lounge eleven44, 1144 Bethel St., will officially celebrate its grand opening at 8 p.m. Saturday, with music by DJs Technique and Vince to go with a Chinatown Chic theme. Along with cocktail samples and complimentary pupu, there will be prize giveaways, a photo booth and take-home commemorative artwork by Andy Lee. The party will also serve as a benefit for the new visitor information center at The ARTS at Mark’s Garage. Cover: $25, includes two drinks. Visit eleven44hawaii.com.
GINZA HOSTS ‘RAGE’ BENEFIT: Local electronic, tech house and deep tribal fans will help raise money for local arts workshops Saturday night with Rage 4 Change at Ginza Nightclub, 1230 Kona St. Doors open at 10 p.m. with music by DJs SoundSex, BigRed, Epidemik Lyfe, Cyntel and John Wayne; other scheduled entertainment includes spoken word poetry, hoop dance, graffiti artwork and live body painting demonstrations. Cover: $15. Visit fb.com/rage4change.