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Benefit seeks to help Kauai lifeguards save more lives

Ticket sales for the Ocean Safety Bureau and the Kauai Lifeguard Association’s fifth annual fundraiser on July 27, have been slower than usual. Read More

Learn about Hawaii’s built environment during Architecture Month

As large chunks of urban Honolulu undergo major transformation, there’s no better time to explore the “built environment” and discuss the future of design in Hawaii than during Architecture Month in April. Read More

Kittens are cute, but need lots of care

Flowers aren’t the only thing that bloom in spring. The lengthening days also bring a notable spike in breeding among the Oahu’s free-roaming cat population, according to the Hawaiian Humane Society. Read More

Waikiki Aquarium gift shop seeks volunteers

The Waikiki Aquarium is seeking gift-shop volunteers who want to share their enthusiasm for the ocean while assisting visitors with purchases and helping with store upkeep and displays. Read More

Louis Vuitton launches Hawaii-themed collection

Louis Vuitton is celebrating the debut of its Hawaii-themed Men’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection in style. Read More

Submit your event to the 2018 Spring Fun Guide

Spring into action with the Star-Advertiser’s Sunday Currents section, as we prepare our special fun guide to spring and Easter events to be published March 11. Read More
 

Murals bring native birds, plants back to Chinatown

A stretch of Pauahi Street in Chinatown will feature a series of murals wetland birds and plants that once called the neighborhood home. Read More
 

Shoppers celebrate Fukubukuro with ‘lucky bags’

Fukubukuro is the Japanese retail tradition of offering “lucky bags” to welcome the new year. In Hawaii, shoppers often line up early to buy the bags and their mystery contents, which are sold at discounted prices, while supplies last. Read More

‘Shark Tank’ star Cuban sponsors Winter Reading Challenge

It’s a win-win: Hawaii residents have an incentive to read more and a chance to help others in the inaugural Winter Reading Challenge sponsored by Beanstack and entrepreneur Mark Cuban. Read More

HSO launches ‘Pop-Up Symphony’ series in Kakaako

The Hawai’i Syphony Orchestra will partner with Kamehameha Schools this weekend to offer the orchestra’s first-ever Pop-Up Symphony at Salt in Our Kaka’ako. Read More

Reyn’s bear sales benefit ailing keiki

Reyn Spooner is donating $5 from the sale of each Reyn’s teddy bear this holiday season to HUGS (Help, Understanding & Group Support), which supports seriously ill children in Hawaii and their families. Read More

Local books make great gifts for keiki

Hawaiian monk seal mommy Rocky and her mischievous pup Kaimana were the talk of the islands as they took up temporary residence on a Waikiki beach last summer. Read More

Submissions sought for local literary awards

The Cades Foundation and the Hawai‘i Literary Arts Council is seeking nominations for the 2017 Elliot Cades and Loretta Petrie awards. Read More

More than 140 audition for Hawaiian language ‘Moana’

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
 

Lili‘uokalani documentary to air commercial-free

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

Traveling exhibit brings animation magic to Bishop Museum

“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

Events honor contributions of Filipino-Americans

It’s Filipino American History Month, with events celebrating Filipinos’ roles in local history. Read More

Waikiki Aquarium offers hands-on lessons for keiki

The half-hour, behind-the-scenes Critter Encounters program at the Waikiki Aquarium allows youngsters to interact with a variety of sea creatures while also learning more about them. Read More

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