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Louis Vuitton launches Hawaii-themed collection

Updated on  February 20, 2018 at 9:07 am
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

Updated on  February 17, 2018 at 5:49 pm
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

Updated on  December 28, 2017 at 3:21 pm
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

Updated on  December 26, 2017 at 6:53 pm
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

Updated on  December 22, 2017 at 7:52 pm
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

Updated on  December 17, 2017 at 5:15 pm
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

Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 6:44 pm
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’

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

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

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

Events honor contributions of Filipino-Americans

Updated on  October 21, 2017 at 6:15 pm
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

Holiday trinket made for a queen

Updated on  October 3, 2017 at 12:17 am
It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays, so pick up something new to hang on your tree in honor of Queen Lili‘uokalani. Read More

Slack-key master Pahinui earns national honor

Updated on  September 23, 2017 at 6:10 pm
Hawaiian slack-key master Cyril Pahinui was honored in Washington, D.C., this month as a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow. Read More

Former MMA fighter Inoue returns from Japan to sell jewelry

Ever since his retirement from fighting in 2011, Enson Inoue has transformed into a successful jewelry designer. He’s back home from Japan to share his Destiny Forever line with fans in Waikiki through Oct. 1. Read More

Still no date for ‘Five-0’ return to Sunset on the Beach

Updated on  September 19, 2017 at 9:35 am
“Hawaii Five-0” fans from around the world continue to wait for CBS to announce whether or not the show will host a Sunset on the Beach screening in Waikiki this year. Read More

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