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Fantastic visuals of ‘Valerian’ paired with a clunky story

Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 4:28 pm
When even most of the good spectacles carry a strong whiff of prepackaging, try taking in the air of Luc Besson’s sci-fi extravaganza “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.” Read More

Mike Epps returns to Honolulu for a no-holds-barred show

Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm
Mike Epps’ status as a major figure in contemporary American stand-up comedy is unquestioned. Where he is with his film career changes from week to week. Read More

Festival at UH explores dance past and present

Updated on  July 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Dance from around the Asia-Pacific region takes a turn in the spotlight with the return of the Asia Pacific Dance Festival, which kicks off Thursday at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Read More

Cholo’s serves up refreshing margaritas in a friendly atmosphere

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 4:18 pm
While going to the North Shore on the weekends is not as much of an escape as it once was, the North Shore has a mellow vibe and open country feel that’s hard to find elsewhere on Oahu. Cholo’s Homestyle Mexican restaurant in Haleiwa is no hidden hole-in-the-wall, but it kind of has a homey feel. Read More

Humans can also enjoy Canine Game Day in Kapolei

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Canine Game Day 2017 may be designed with dogs in mind, but food and drink for people are also on the list of attractions for Saturday’s event at Coral Crater Adventure Park. Read More

Landeza’s new works honor his teachers and heritage

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 4:28 pm
The “California-born Hawaiian” puts out a new album and book that are a welcome addition to any collection of Hawaiian music, and he shares some reflections along the way. Read More

Do It: Dieselboy, Ong King relocates, Lookas

Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 4:22 pm
Dieselboy, one of the most prolific artists in the genre known as drum and bass, beats a path to The Republik for a set on Friday. Read More

To Do: Rita Rudner, America, Jim Jefferies

Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 4:31 pm
Rita Rudner has been a Vegas favorite for years, with her bright-eyed, innocent presentation and clever one-liners knocking out laughs. Domestic un-bliss provides fertile ground for her sweetly snarky comedy. Read More

‘Dunkirk’ puts viewers right in the action

Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 4:26 pm
Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” is a stone-cold masterpiece. Read More

Raunchy, bawdy ‘Hours’ has its funny moments

Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 4:26 pm
Get thee to the nunnery of “The Little Hours,” a smutty comedy starring Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza and Kate Micucci as 14th-century nuns in heat. Read More

Despair yields to beauty in an unlikely love story

Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 4:27 pm
“Maudie” is one of those movies that triumphs over its worst instincts (and your well-honed doubts). Read More


Capsule summaries of limited release films showing at local venues. Read More
Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Stage calendar

A list of stage-related events in Honolulu this week, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 5:11 pm

Out ‘n’ About calendar

More ideas for the week ahead, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Music and nightlife calendar

Live music, DJs, nightclub acts and comedy. Free admission unless noted. Read More
Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Kaumakapili Church welcomes all to its yearly luau fundraiser

Updated on  July 13, 2017 at 5:17 pm
Volunteers from churches and the greater community are pitching in to make Saturday’s luau and fundraiser at Kaumakapili Church in Kalihi-Palama a success. Read More

Kaimuki festivities bolster community pride

Updated on  July 14, 2017 at 8:06 pm
Bulldogs coach David Tautofi brings back the Kaimuki Carnival for another summer. Read More

Duran Duran to debut in isles

Updated on  July 13, 2017 at 8:44 pm
The nature of pop music is to create phenomena who blaze across the sky like meteors — some of them flaming out, others improbably surpassing their life expectancy. Read More