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2017 Honolulu Marathon

Scenes from the 2017 Honolulu Marathon, which saw an expected 35,000-plus runners take part in one of the largest marathons in the world on Dec. 10. Read More

Kapolei City Lights Parade 2017

This year's Kapolei City Lights opening-night festivities took place Dec. 9 at Kapolei Hale, kicking off with a street festival fronting Kapolei Hale with food trucks, entertainment, keiki games and crafts. Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Santa Claus made an appearance at Kapolei Hale, and illuminated vehicles were on display along Kama‘aha Avenue. The West Oahu Electric Light Parade also took place along Fort Barrette Road and Kapolei Parkway, ending at Kama‘aha Avenue. Read More

Surfer Awards 2017 at Turtle Bay Resort

Surfer magazine hosted the Surfer Awards at Turtle Bay Resort on Dec. 6. As voted in by their peers, surfers and readers of the magazine, John Florence and Carissa Moore topped the awards as best male and female surfer; Kai Lenny took the Heavy Water award for his big-wave rides, and the North Shore Lifeguard Association was honored as an Agent of Change. Read More

‘The Grand Tour’ at Turtle Bay Resort

As guests of the World Surf League, Amazon Video and "The Grand Tour" are setting up at Turtle Bay Resort to stream Season 2 of the series about three middle-aged men who adventure worldwide in all variety of vehicles — from "Mad Max"-style survivalist monster vans to dune buggies to luxury speedwagons. Read More

‘White Christmas’ at the Brewseum

Swing music, craft beer and the classic film “White Christmas” were all part of the benefit for Tripler Fisher House at Kakaako's Brewseum on Dec. 9. Read More

Festival of Lights Boat Parade at the Hawaii Kai Marina

Decorated boats cruised through the Hawaii Kai marina during the annual Festival of Lights Boat Parade on Dec. 9, with music and entertainment at the surrounding Koko Marina Center, Hawaii Kai Towne Center and Hawaii Kai Shopping Center. Read More

Honolulu City Lights at the Fasi Civic Center

Updated on  December 4, 2017 at 3:19 pm
“It’s a Zoo Out There” is this year’s theme for the 33rd annual Honolulu City Lights, which kicked off on Dec. 2 with an official tree lighting ceremony, a Public Workers’ Electric Light Parade featuring decorated city vehicles, Christmas displays and family-friendly entertainment. Read More

Pepper at The Republik

Updated on  December 4, 2017 at 3:17 pm
Pepper, the reggae/rock/ska band that got its start on Hawaii island, returned to Oahu on Dec. 1 for a headlining performance at The Republik. Read More

Sparkle and Shine at Velocity Honolulu

Updated on  December 4, 2017 at 3:17 pm
Aloha United Way Women United presented Sparkle & Shine, a holiday celebration that featured beauty consultations, fashion shows, shopping deals and automotive displays, plus pupu and desserts from Herringbone Waikiki, at Velocity Honolulu on Dec. 3. Read More

Winter Wonderland Snow Day at Hukilau Marketplace

Updated on  December 4, 2017 at 3:18 pm
Hukilau Marketplace at the Polynesian Cultural Center celebrated the holidays with a Winter Wonderland Snow Day on Dec. 2. Snow Days repeat on Dec. 8 and Dec. 22; holiday celebrations continue from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through Dec. 16 and daily (except Sundays) from Dec. 18 through Dec. 23. Call 293-3333 or visit for more info. Read More

David J at Nextdoor

Updated on  December 4, 2017 at 3:19 pm
British alternative rock musician, producer, writer, DJ and founding member of the English postpunk band Bauhaus, David J, headlined at Nextdoor on Dec. 2. He was joined by Temple Tribal dancer NagaSita from Nevada City, Calif., a fashion show by Sensually Yours and DJ sets by DJs Nocturna, Non, Shadowfaxxx and others. Read More

‘Winter Swell’ Opening Reception at HiSAM

The Hawaii State Art Museum hosted an opening reception for "Winter Swell," an exhibit by those who ride the waves at the HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop x Mori on Dec. 1. The exhibit features works by Mark Cunningham, Scott Fitzel, Matt Okahata, Leanna Wolff, Garret Kojima and Mark Chai through Dec. 31. Read More
Updated on  December 4, 2017 at 3:06 pm

Tom Petty Tribute at Hawaiian Brian’s

Updated on  November 27, 2017 at 12:23 pm
The Highway Companions — Jeorg Alfter, Keith Fraser, Konrad Kendrick, Dennis McClees, Zanuck Lindsey, Mark Caldeira, and Sunway — paid tribute to the late Tom Petty at Hawaiian Brian's on Nov. 25. Read More

Snow Day at Kapolei Commons

Kapolei Commons welcomed keiki to play in 30 tons of fresh Hawaiian snow and enjoy activity booths, game booths and food vendors during the annual Snow Day at the shopping center. About 4,000 people were expected to take part in the winter wonderland. 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

2017 Honolulu Printmakers Print & Book Fair

The Honolulu Printmakers hosted their annual print and book fair last weekend at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. Read More

31st Annual Christmas Crafts & Food Expo

Honolulu residents got a jump on their holiday shopping at the 31st annual Christmas Crafts & Food Expo at the Neal Blaisdell Center last weekend. The event featured 400 vendors, entertainment by Ben & Maila and more. Read More

Salvation Army Thanksgiving at the Blaisdell

Every year, The Salvation Army feeds a complete, free Thanksgiving meal to approximately 2,000 attendees at Blaisdell Center. Local hoteliers and restaurants help provide the food and nearly 900 volunteers support the effort. Read More

‘The Outrigger Journey’ Launch Party with Anuhea

Anuhea was the featured entertainment as the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort celebrated the launch of a new book, "The Outrigger Journey," with a reception and trade show at Blue Note Hawaii. Read More

Jo Koy at the Blaisdell Concert Hall

Filipino-American stand-up comedian Jo Koy performed one of 11 sold-out shows at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on Nov. 19. Read More

Miss Hawaii USA 2017 at the Hawai’i Convention Center

A dream long in the making came true on Sunday when Julianne Chu was named Miss Hawaii USA 2018 at the Hawai’i Convention Center. It was the fifth time she had run for the title. Ellise Kakazu was first runner-up for the second year in a row. Second runner-up was Celine ‘Tali” Silva. Elizabeth Pualani Armstrong was third runner-up. The fourth runner-up spot went to Michaela Spaulding. Kakazu also won the evening gown category and was voted Miss Photogenic. Armstrong won the interview category. Silva was voted Miss Congeniality. Read More

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