Taimane Gardner, Alex O’Loughlin and more celebrity news

WE ARE ALL made of stars … Join ukulele virtuoso Taimane Gardner this Saturday on Bishop Museum’s great lawn for the release party of her new CD, Planetary. A variety of guest stars will perform. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free. Fun fact: I first met Taimane when she was a 13-year-old schoolgirl promoting her talent in the Waikiki scene and doing an occasional stint with Don Ho


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Alex O’Loughlin

Ladies, register early for a self-defense lesson taught by Hawaii Five-0 star Alex O’Loughlin aka Steve McGarrett. O’Loughlin teams up with MMA champion and friend Egan Inoue in their second year offering women a self-defense seminar. “Alex and I believe that women should know some basic self-defense techniques and hopefully never need to use them,” Inoue states. Two sessions at 1 and 3 p.m. are scheduled April 26 at Egan’s training center.

All proceeds will benefit Kapiolani Center for Women and Children. For details, visit hawaiifitcamp.com or call 271-3779 …

Get your tickets for “See Me Naked,” when Maria Glanz brings her wildly popular one-woman show to Hawaii Theatre Friday through Sunday (March 27-29). An intimate, interactive comedy, she has won audience acclaim and numerous awards since its 2001 premiere. Tickets on sale now at Hawaii Theatre box office or online at hawaiitheatre.com …

Kudos to actor Josh Brolin for being a real-life rescuer while on his recent Hawaii vacation. Josh was surfing and “noticed someone floating face-down on his board.” The actor paddled to the distressed person and guided him safely to shore … Josh was enjoying some R&R in Hawaii after wrapping up two movies, Everest with Robin Wright, Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley, and the Coen Brothers comedy Hail, Caesar! with Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum

Second annual Egg-citing Easter Celebration happens this Sunday at Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace. Kids age 5 and under can hop around the stadium collecting eggs and springtime goodies. Older keiki can compete for prizes in hot dog-eating, hula hoop and jump rope contests. And shoppers: Check out the variety of bargains at Hawaii’s premier marketplace. Call Aloha Stadium Marketing at 483-7133 for more info …

This week in 1987: ZZ Top performs at Aloha Stadium with a set that includes fan favorites La Grange, Tush, Cheap Sunglasses, Gimme All Your Lovin’, Got Me Under Pressure, Sharp Dressed Man and Legs. The all-star lineup includes Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Run-D.M.C. and Henry Kapono. Ticket prices are $17.50 in advance and $20 at the gate … and the No. 1 song is Lean On Me by Club Nouveau