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Halekulani introduces new Elijah Craig private bottling

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:41 pm
Some of the best gifts are those that come with a story attached. If you want to impress the whiskey geek in your life this Christmas, head to Waikiki for a taste of the Halekulani’s new private-label Elijah Craig bourbon. Read More

Khalifa returns to Honolulu for DJ set at Pure

Three-time Billboard Music Award winner and Grammy Award-nominated hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa returns to Honolulu this week with L.A. rapper Ty Dolla $ign. Read More

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ finalist Villaver to lead workshop

Updated on  December 6, 2017 at 10:29 am
After spending the last two months on tour with other “So You Think You Can Dance” contestants, breakdancer Mark Villaver will serve as lead instructor during a two-day Unity Dance Workshop at the American Renaissance Academy in Kapolei. Read More

Prime time for Pearl Harbor on PBS Hawai‘i

Updated on  December 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm
As the 76th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor nears, PBS Hawai‘i will devote three days of prime-time programming to the historic event. Some of theshows are encore broadcasts while others are making their Hawaii premiere. Read More

Koko Head Cafe’s Wong returns to ‘Top Chef’ competition

Updated on  November 29, 2017 at 2:17 pm
After first competing in the cooking-based reality TV show “Top Chef” during its first season in 2006, Koko Head Cafe owner Lee Anne Wong is taking part in the cable show’s web-only spinoff series, “Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen.” At stake is a return to “Top Chef” during its current season, which premieres next month. Read More

‘Christmas Queens’ at Hawaii Theatre

“The Christmas Queens” tour stopped in Honolulu on Nov. 24, featuring performances by contestants and fan favorites from the cable television series “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Read More

More than 140 audition for Hawaiian language ‘Moana’

Updated on  November 24, 2017 at 6:02 pm
More than 140 submissions have been received by individuals hoping to score one of 32 speaking parts on the Hawaiian language version of “Moana,” which is being created by the University of Hawaii in collaboration with Walt Disney Studios. Read More

Bikeshare Hawaii launches Adopt-a-Biki program

Updated on  November 24, 2017 at 6:51 pm
Those who take part in the Adopt-a-Biki program can create a personalized inscription (up to 40 characters) that will appear on the bike’s frame, with donors provided access to a webpage that will display historical data, including how many people have used the bike, how many miles its been ridden and how many calories its helped riders burn during rides. Read More

Lili‘uokalani documentary to air commercial-free

Updated on  November 24, 2017 at 6:52 pm
Hawaii-based filmmaker Edgy Lee is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Hawaii’s last monarch, Queen Lydia Kamaka‘eha Lili‘uokalani, with the debut of a new documentary, “Reflections of Our Queen.” Read More

Tickets selling quickly for Ward Village holiday trolley rides

Updated on  November 15, 2017 at 9:28 am
Ward Village’s popular annual Honolulu City Lights Trolley returns for another run of holiday fun from Dec. 3 through Dec. 30, with tickets going on sale this week. Read More

Filmmaker Lee debuts new Lili’uokalani documentary

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 3:48 pm
Hawaii-based filmmaker Edgy Lee is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Hawaii’s last monarch, Queen Lydia Kamaka’eha Lili’uokalani, with the debut of a new documentary, “Relfections of Our Queen.” Read More

‘Five-0’ stars return to Waikiki for Sunset on the Beach

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 4:32 pm
It might not have been the Season 8 premiere as originally expected, but “Hawaii Five-0” fans at the show’s annual Sunset on the Beach screening in Waikiki scored an exclusive of their own at Queen’s Surf. Read More

Smoked cocktails an elevated experience at Honolulu bars

Updated on  November 7, 2017 at 4:38 pm
Using wood from kiawe to cherry, and even oak staves from used whiskey barrels, more local bartenders have started to follow the trend of adding smoke to their drinks. Read More

Mixologists compete to define a new cocktail for the islands

Updated on  November 7, 2017 at 4:46 pm
Ten of the best and brightest mixologists from Hawaii and around the country presented their interpretations of a new, classic, Hawaii-inspired cocktail for the 21st century. Read More

‘Five-0’ cast returning to Waikiki for Sunset on the Beach event

Updated on  November 9, 2017 at 4:26 pm
It will be better late than never for “Hawaii Five-0” fans when the stars of the popular CBS series return to Waikiki on Friday for the eighth Sunset on the Beach red-carpet celebration. Read More

Coup de Sade bottles light up, call for saber action

Updated on  November 28, 2017 at 9:31 pm
What’s going to make Coup de Sade bottles turn heads isn’t what’s inside. Flip a hidden switch and the entire label lights up. And Coupe de Sade comes ready to open with an included saber in less than 30 seconds — and then pour champagne safely without worrying about shards from the bottle ending up in your glass. Read More

Traveling exhibit brings animation magic to Bishop Museum

Updated on  October 21, 2017 at 6:14 pm
“Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels” features 19 interactive components that explore animation, from early hand-drawn works to the latest computer-generated imagery used in such Hollywood blockbusters as Disney’s “Moana.” Read More

Tropics re-brands, reopens in Kakaako

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 4:39 pm
After four years at Puck’s Alley, Tropics Tap House reopens this week on Queen Street with a new name and updated concept. Read More

New ‘Five-0’ star Rath relishes opportunity to work, play in Hawaii

Updated on  October 7, 2017 at 6:05 pm
Meaghan Rath was introduced in the Sept. 29 season premiere as Tani Rey, a star recruit who was kicked out of the police academy for punching someone in the face and cheating on her final exam. Read More

5 Things We Love: Oh Baby! Expo

Updated on  October 5, 2017 at 11:24 am
Dad and staff writer Jason Genegabus has compiled a shortlist of stuff to check out at the 14th annual Oh Baby! Family, Toy & Game and Party Expo on Oct. 7 and 8 at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Read More