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2018 Lotte Championship at Ko Olina

Top-ranked female golfers, including Hawaii’s Michelle Wie and the world’s No. 1-ranked Shanshan Feng, braved strong winds at Ko Olina Golf Club for the Lotte Championship, as did admirers who came to watch the competition. Read More

2018 First Hawaiian International Auto Show

Car fans flocked to the Hawai‘i Convention Center last weekend for the The First Hawaiian International Auto Show to check out domestic and imported vehicles, exotic car collections and take test drives on the newest models. Read More

Makapu‘u Twilight Concert Series at Sea Life Park

Sea Life Park opened its annual Makapu‘u Twilight Concert Series on April 14 with Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom, Danny Couch, Kalani Pe‘a and Kalapana providing music under the stars. Read More

Hawaii Polo Club Opening Day 2018

The ponies were running hard as polo season opened on April 15 at Hawaii Polo Club in Mokuleia. Singer/songwriter John Cruz put the finishing touches on the day with a late afternoon concert. Read More

East-West Fest at UH-Manoa

Asian Pacific cultures were celebrated at the East-West Center on the University of Hawaii-Manoa campus on April 15, with performances of taiko drumming, hula and Bollywood-style dancing entertaining the crowd. Read More

Bloom Garden Festival at Ward Village

Updated on  April 16, 2018 at 2:02 pm
Local gardeners gave a green thumbs-up to the Bloom Garden Festival, a day of workships and demonstrations sponsored by The Hawaiian Anthurium Society at Ward Village last weekend. Anthuriums, orchids, tillandsia, succulents and roses were among the plants offered for sale. Read More

55th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival

The 55th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival brought out the best in Hawaiian spirit and artistry last weekend at Edith Kanakaole Stadium in Hilo. Kumu hula Napua Greig of Halau Na Lei Kaumaka o Uka of Maui took the overall title with her soloist Shalia Kapuau‘ionalani Kikuyo Kamakaokalani named Miss Aloha Hula; her troupe took first in the wahine auana competition. Read More

2018 Kailua Carnival at Kainalu Elementary School

The Tonga Sisters, the Laie group that recently appeared on “The Ellen Show,” headlined the entertainment at last weekend’s Kailua Carnival. E.K. Fernandez provided rides and games for the fundraiser, a benefit to buy air-conditioning units for Kainalu Elementary School in Kailua. Read More

Beat Rock Krew 10-Year Anniversary

The Beat Rock Krew celebrated its 10-year anniversary on April 7 at the Boys and Girls Club Hale Pono with a celebration featuring battles and dance performances. Guest artists DJ Blesone from Seattle and DJ Leanski and DJ Safire from Boston kept the beat going throughout the day. Read More

Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games 2018

Brassy bagpipes and quick-kicking dancing marked the Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games at Ala Moana Beach Park last weekend. Traditional Scottish sports contests, live music headlined by Switchback kept the crowd in a festive mood. Read More

7th Annual Paliku Arts Festival at WCC

The seventh annual Paliku Arts Festival offered members of the community to try their hand at various kinds of art, from visual arts to drama and music on April 7 at Windward Community College. Participants could also dress in costume and march in the Arts Strut parade and enjoy musical entertainment in the “Ocean of Arts”-themed event. Read More

First Friday in Chinatown

The streets of Chinatown were bathed with burlesque beauties during the First Friday arts celebration as the World’s Smallest Burlesque Show presented vaudevillian street entertainment. A group calling themselves The Corsets kept everyone high-strung at the corner of Nuuanu Avenue and Pauahi Street in front of the ARTS at Marks Garage. Read More

Windborne Music Tribute Band at the Blaisdell Concert Hall

The Windborne Music tribute band, led by frontman and vocalist Brody Dolyniuk and conductor Brent Haven, joined the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra in two concerts featuring the music of two classic bands, Journey and Led Zeppelin, at Blaisdell Concert Hall last weekend. Read More

Loretta Ables Sayre’s 60th Birthday at Blue Note Hawaii

Hawaii’s favorite Tony nominee, Loretta Ables Sayre, celebrated her 60th birthday at Blue Note Hawaii on April 1 with standards from the Great American Songbook and an appearance by special guest Robert Cazimero. Read More

Soul Time in Hawaii 4th Anniversary at Bevy

Soul Time in Hawaii celebrated the fourth anniversary of its all-vinyl monthly event at Bevy on March 31 with Los Angeles DJ and trumpeter Todd Simon and JxJx of the Japanese ska band Your Song is Good. Read More

Big Mountain at Blue Note Hawaii

California reggae band Big Mountain returned to Hawaii after a 15-year absence with four performances at Blue Note Hawaii last weekend. The group, which had a hit in 1994 with its remake of Peter Frampton’s “Baby I Love Your Way” featured its new album, “Perfect Summer.” Read More

Celtica Pipes Rock at Anna O’Brien’s

The sound of bagpipes filled Anna O’Brien’s with the return of Celtica Pipes Rock on March 29. The Arizona-based group blends the sound of the Great Highland Bagpipe with violin and rock instruments into a high-energy performance. Read More

Queens of the Stone Age at The Republik

Queens of the Stone Age thrilled fans during the first of two shows at The Republik on March 28. Read More

Pan Pacific Southeast Asian Women Association Lifetime Achievement Awards

Multi-talented musician and singer Melveen Leed, who has received eight Na Hoku Hanohano Awards during her career, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pan Pacific Southeast Asian Women Association of Hawaii Inc. during a banquet at the Hawaii Convention Center on March 24. Al Harrington, Danny Kaleikini, Raiatea Helm and Marlene Sai were among those who contributed their talents to the event. Read More

City & County of Honolulu Easter Egg Hunts

The City & County of Honolulu’s Department of Parks & Recreation had keiki hopping with happiness with city-sponsored Easter Egg hunts at Kaimuki Community Park, Manoa Valley District Park, Kalihi Uka Community Park and Halawa District Park on March 25. Read More

Concert for Our Lives at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Rock stars showed their support for March For Our Lives with Concert For Our Lives, an evening of music at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on March 24. Jack Johnson, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler and others contributed their talents in support of the student-led gun control movement. Read More

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