8th Annual Venetian Mask Ball – The Queen of Wands

The 8th Annual Venetian Mask Ball - The Queen of Wands

“What Dreams May Come, when we have shuffled off This Mortal Coil…”

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Time of event: Doors open 8:00 p.m.
Performances will start on time 9:00 p.m. -2:00 a.m.
Where: Next Door (43 North Hotel Street, Honolulu, Hawaii )

Parking Information:
Street parking is available or Chinatown Gateway Plaza (1052 Bethel
St.), Smith/Beretania lot (1170 Nuuanu Ave.), Mark’s Center Garage
(1159 Nuuanu Ave), Kukui Plaza (1255 Nuuanu Avenue) , Marin
Tower Parking (60 N. Nimitz Highway on Smith St), Etc…


Presale Tickets: $25 + tax & 1.06 fee ($27.23 ea.) (Sale valid thru July 26)
$30 at the door
No Refunds
Ages 21 and over

Please keep your receipt to present at the door at the day of the event.


1 table (Seats 4 people) and 1 bottle of champagne. No wait in line.
$100 + tax & $3.20 fee ($107.84 ea)

This purchase does not include admission tickets.

Please keep your receipt to present at the door at the day of the event.


1 table (Seats 5 to 8 people) and 1 bottle of champagne. No wait in line.
$150 + tax & $4.65 fee ($161.61 ea)

This purchase does not include admission tickets

Please keep your receipt to present at the door at the day of the event.


Pre-Party and Film Screening of Cult Classic Film CLERKS (1994) which was produced by John Fryer

Meet and Greet John Fryer inside the Paniolo Bar at 1696 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815

Friday, July 26, 2019 6pm to 10pm 

No Cover

Featuring DJ Nocturna and DJ Triple Bypass

DJ Nocturna Presents:
The 8th Annual Venetian Mask Ball
Queen of Wands


-The Aphrodisiacs
-Cherry Blossom Cabaret
-DJ Nocturna
-DJ Rhombus
-La Femme Rikita -Emcee
-Malia Delapenia
-Michael Azure
-Shakti Dance Movement

Get a Tarot Card Readings
-Loretta Sofia Tarot
-TC Luckey
-Davin – Oracle card reading

There will also be a costume contest for the Most Original Interpretation of the Tarot Card theme.

Thank you Equus Hotel and the Paniolo Bar
The Equus is a charming boutique Honolulu Hotel located on Wakiki’s “Upper West Side.” Voted Best Lifestyle Boutique Hotel in 2018, the Equus Hotel is the last family owned and operated boutique hotel in Waikiki.

1696 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

The Paniolo

Thank you Obsidian Productions
Obsidian Productions is a collaborative of Rosetta Ruin, Jenn Vicieux, Mohammad Betamour and Mariko Obsidian; reminiscent of 808 Aloha Goth and old sku goth industrial party days www.facebook.com/0bsidianPRD/

Obsidian Productions


John Fryer
John Fryer

The legendary multi-platinum selling record producer and musician from the UK, John Fryer will be performing an exclusive DJ set at The 8th Annual Venetian Mask Ball: The Queen of Wands on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Next Door.

The English producer has worked with some of the most prestigious indie labels in the world such as 4AD, Mute, Rough Trade, Beggars Banquet, just to name a few. His discography extends decades working with renowned musicians and producing dozens of albums, singles and remixes, from Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails (NIN), HIM, Stabbing Westward, White Zombie, Anthrax, Cradle of Filth, Swans, Prayers, Gravity Kills, Jesus Jones, Lush, Peter Murphy, Love and Rockets, Clan of Xymox, Yazoo, M/A/R/R/S, Modern English, Sarah McLachlan, Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins, Die Krupps, Fields of the Nephilim, Dope Star, Angels and Agony, De/Vision and the list goes on.

His credits as producer includes breakthrough albums, such as Depeche Mode’s debut, Speak and Spell (1980) and NIN’s Pretty Hate Machine (1989). Fryer also plays keyboards, strings and synthesizer for the goth-dream pop collective he co-founded with Ivo Watts-Russell called This Mortal Coil. This Mortal Coil was a unique collaboration of musicians recording in various permutations, some of which they covered classic songs created in the 70s and gave the haunting unparalleled signature sound of 4AD and This Mortal Coil such as Tim Buckley’s Songs to the Siren, Pearls Before Swine’ The Jeweler, Roy Harper’s Another Day, Chris Bell’s I am the Cosmos, Syd Barrett’s Late Night etc.. Together they also developed the Cocteau Twins’ unique ethereal and ambient sound.


John Fryer

Some of Fryer’s works that he produced were also featured in films and soundtracks such as Clerks (1994), Seven (1995) , Johnny Mnemonic (1995), Mortal Kombat (1995), Faust (2001), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Joyride (1997) David Lynch’s Lost Highway (1997), White Birds in a Blizzard (2014), Antonia Bird: From East Enders to Hollywood (2016) and many more.

In 2016, Fryer launched his musical project called Black Needle Noise. Black Needle Noise is a “musical soundscapes, audio alchemy, sonic sculptures” collaborating with numerous artists, some of which includes Bill Leebs (Front Line Assembly, Delerium) Jarboe (Swans) Elena Alice Fossi (Kirlian Camera, Spectra Paris) and more recently with Chris Connelly (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, KMFDM) and so much more.

Over the last nine years, Fryer has been Djing and touring cities in London, Oslo, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Tijuana, Houston, Portland, Santa Cruz, etc..

As a DJ, Fryer is known for his retrospective 4AD and Mute extravaganza of re-mastered and reimagined tracks designed specially and exclusively for clubs. His sets are strictly curated for venue and accessible LIVE only.


The Aphrodisiacs
Photo by Alden Fukushima

The Aphrodisiacs – Honolulu’s own, are here to make your eyes pop andyour jaws drop with their unique style of steamy Neo-Burlesque ! Originally brought together by burlesque legend, Lola Love in 2014, they continue to push the envelope in femme-powered tease. Group members Ray Ray, Lolita La Muse and Vila came from various dance backgrounds and love to incorporate creative movement and dynamic choreography into their unexampled approach to provocative performance art.

Cherry Blossom Cabaret

Cherry Blossom Cabaret is a collective of artists from diverse backgrounds in art, performance, and production. CBC strives to create an innovative fusion of classic and modern, authentic and irreverent, sophisticated and risque. They have produced a number of well-loved shows in Honolulu, including Varietease: Alice in Chinatown, Burlesque at the HI Brau Room, and most recently the Glass Slipper Cabaret. CBC also assists with production of the annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival – this year’s festival dates are October 11 & 12 at the Doris Duke Theater. In addition to stage performance, CBC offers weekly burlesque classes under the guidance of CBC BurlyQ U Headmistress Madame X. For more information on the latest happenings with CBC, visit:

Violetta Beretta
Violette Beretta

Violette Beretta is “Hawaii’s Burlesque Sweetheart” and a proud member of Cherry Blossom Cabaret! She’s also the Producer & Director of “The Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue” now in it’s 8th coming year at the beautiful, historic Honolulu Museum of Art on October 11th& 12th 2019!

Luna Velour
Luna Velour

Luna Velour – As graceful as the Moon over Waikiki beach, Luna captivates her lovesick audiences with her seductive grace! One of Cherry Blossom Cabaret’s newest members and a treasured one at that, Luna Velour is a sweet and hot addition any stage!

Queen Mabsy
Queen Masby

Queen Mabsy is the dancer persona of Hawaii based multi-media artist Michelle Jericho Poppler. Mabsy is best described as a professional quirky renaissance woman. She loves the medium of Burlesque because it is an empowering art form for a cultural feminist, who wants to perpetuate and innovate celebration of the sacred feminine. Besides dancing with Cherry Blossom Cabaret since 2008, she performs professionally with IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre. She is also a graphic artist, animator, experimental filmmaker and was crowned Miss Vamp Hawaii in 2015 while she was 6 months pregnant with her daughter, Coraline.

Mabsy has been classically trained in ballet since she was five, so by far her longest running professional experience has been on the stage. She expects to continue her side career in dance as long as she can breathe despite all odds and obstacles. Because to Queen Mabsy, dancing is part of her life’s blood.

Serendipity Love
Serendipity Love

Serendipity Love has been involved in the burlesque and belly dance community for over four years and has performed all over the country. She got her first exposure to the burlesque community in Atlanta, GA seeing shows produced by the Syrens of the South and has been in love ever since.

She first studied in Trixie Lane’s Kindergarten of Burlesque in Seattle, WA, where she performed her debut act “Candy Girl Did a Bad Bad Thing.” She continued her training with Deanna Danger in Richmond, VA in her burlesque concepts workshop and performed her second act in Deanna’s 2012 student recital. As a belly dancer, she specializes in Cabaret and Tribal Fusion styles and was a founding member of Lawton, OK’s premier belly dance troupe, Obscura Dance Co.


Miss Fortune

MissFortune brings her own unique brand of theatrical burlesque to the stage. MissFortune is equal parts circus and sideshow, high-brow and low, dark and light. Throughout her tenure she has performed widely – entertaining audiences from theatre mainstages and museums, to street carnivals and practically every bar in town; from San Francisco’s infamous Kinky Salon, to Oahu Fringe Festival and the Chicago based Porn and Chicken. She has performed with visiting performers as varied as the fiery gothic Blackburner, and the legendary ska band, Fishbone, as well as with Grammy nominated Steph Music, and local favorites, the Hell Caminos. From her signature Madd Hatter, or Mr Cellophane pieces, to her Grinder or whip numbers, or those co-staring a puppet, MissFortune’s influences, either as a director, or performer, are as varied as the knickers in her boudoir. Most recently she has expanded her playground to include performing with Hawaii Fire Artists, both in Hawaii, and at Burning Man.

DJ Nocturna
DJ Nocturna
Photo by Alden Fukushima
Queen of Wands

DJ Nocturna is a radio and club DJ, promoter and artist. She began in radio broadcasting over 18 years ago on Public Radio 89.3 FM. She currently is the host of A Feast of Friends Radio Show on KTUH 90.1 FM held every Saturday night from 6pm to 9pm featuring interviews with guests from all walks of life and plays an eclectic blend of music from the postpunk, 80s, New Wave, goth, industrial, darkwave, electronic, trip hop, alternative rock and experimental genres.

She is also launching a podcast called the QUEEN OF WANDS.

DJ Rhombus

DJ Rhombus is KTUH’s alumni director and resident DJ at Bar 35. A carpenter by trade, he is versatile in many things. When he’s not DJing, he enjoys cycling around the island either alone or with other cyclists. He is currently a board member with Ghandi Institute for peace and has close musical ties to the Middle Eastern communities from India and Persia.

La Femme Rikita
La Femme Rikita

La Femme Rikita is a dancer, singer, emcee, choreographer, thespian, dance educator, grinder girl and burlesque avant-garde. La Femme Rikita has been active in the Hawaii burlesque community since 2010. Her early career began with study under a former Bob Fosse dancer. She is a class act extraordinaire. With a knack for performing, this veteran of the stage mastered the art of tease and La Femme Rikita was born. Her theatrical side exhibits that of a storyteller with exquisite authenticity. She is the founder of the Corsets Honolulu which is a group of extraordinary talents that mix the elements of theater, vaudeville and cabaret in their self-produced burlesque shows. When it’s showtime this woman is in a league of her own. You can find her performing at the monthly first Saturday Burlesque variety show at Anna’s O’Briens.

Malia Delapenia
Malia Delapenia
Malia Delapenia
Photo by Joe Marquez

Malia Delapenia is Hawaii’s premier belly dancer and an acclaimed professional performing artist, instructor and choreographer based in Honolulu Hawaii. She has been showcased in countless corporate and private events, television, theatre and concert stages throughout the US. Her performances have been described as “Elegant” “Passionate” and “A Timeless Expression of Belly Dance”. Malia’s enduring professionalism, dependability and engaging presence have made her a sought after performer and choreographer.

Growing up in Hawaii, Malia was surrounded by music and dance and it was this influence that allowed her to find her passion in the performing arts. Her introduction to Middle- Eastern Culture came in 1999, since then, she has studied with some of the top instructors in the world and has performed with award winning belly dancers world-wide.

Malia is known for her intrinsically motivating teaching techniques bringing energy and fun to each of her classes. She teaches Belly Dancing Drills and Technique at the Honolulu Club, Monday nights 7pm to 8pm.


Michael Azure
Michael Azure

Michael Azure began his bellydance studies with Fat Chance Bellydance in San Francisco. After 5 years, he cofounded Ultra Gypsy, with the amazing Jill parker. 2 years later he put together Azure bellydance, with whom he continued to perform with till 2017. Teaching, performing with Velocity circus, and weekly performances at Kanzaman Restaurant in San Francisco have been replaced by the wonderful dance community of Honolulu, since moving back home in 2017.

Shakti Dance Movement
Shakti Dance Movement
Shakti Dance Movement Photo
Photo by Joe Marquez

Shakti Dance Movement is a Fusion Belly Dance company based in Honolulu, Hawaii. An all women’s dance collective, Shakti Dance Movement is proud to bring people together for classes, workshops, and great events. Shakti Dance Movement’s founder, artistic director, & lead choreographer, Kalae Kaina, has over 20 years of dance training under her belt. Through dedication to this beautiful art form, Shakti has grown into a very motivated group of women who wish to share their love of dance with others. Shakti Dance Movement has been performing at night clubs, cultural events, fundraisers, & private parties in Honolulu since 2004. Their original choreography, cutting edge performances, and exquisite technique have gained them notable recognition in the dance community. Shakti Dance Movement has been honored to work with great local artists such as Tau Dance Theater, Giinko Marischino, Samadhi Hawaii, Cherry Blossom Cabaret, the Middle Eastern Dance Artists of Hawaii and many more.

Shakti Dance Movement
Ph: (808)358-2571

Loretta Sofia Tarot

Loretta Sofia Tarot grew up in San Diego and Okinawa. In 2012, she moved to Seattle and studied culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu where she graduated in 2013. Amidst working in the restaurant industry, she studied and practiced tarot. Her intuition had always been strong since her early childhood. She had lucid dreams that were premonitions or messages about herself, people, or situations in her life. She was also able to feel energy, the presence of spirits, and involuntarily received clairvoyant and clairaudient messages. She went through her kundalini awakening and received guidance and validation from other psychics.


TC Luckey
TC Luckey

TC Luckey is a tarot reader born and raised in Hawaii. His goal as a reader is to provide guidance and hope in a compassionate way with actionable solutions. Tarot has been his tool of choice to receive insight for friends and clients for years. With a mix of tarot symbolism, astrology and intuitive sense, TC aims to provide honest insight to comfort and guide you to your best outcomes.


Davin is a reiki healer, spiritual intuitive and life coach. As a native Hawaiian born and raised, she enjoys the beauty and nature of the islands that helps her maintain her spiritual connection to the aina. Davin will channel your own inner higher self, angels god/goddesses and guides through the Doreen Virtue Goddess and Angel decks.