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Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival 2018

The music was sweet at the 36th annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival “Waikiki Style,” which brought some of the islands’ top slack-key guitarists to the Waikiki Aquarium on Saturday. Brother Noland, Nathan Aweau, Ho‘okena, Eric Lee, Donald Kaulia, Dwight Kanae, Stephen Inglis, George Kuo, Moon Kahele, Kamuela Kahoano, Aja Gample, Jonah Domingo and others performed. Read More

Papakolea Pa‘ina 2018

Papakolea entertained its third annual neighborhood feast on Saturday with entertainment by Ei Nei, Ho‘okena, Makaha Sons, Weldon Kekauoha and others, along with Hawaiian food and keiki games. Read More

Ho‘olau Kanaka O‘ahu Ka ‘Onihi O Na Kai at Ke‘ehi Lagoon

Hawaiian traditions came alive at the Ke ‘ehi Lagoon Memorial on Saturday with the fourth annual Ho‘olau Kanaka O‘ahu Ka ‘Onihi O Na Kai. Visitors could enjoy hula and see demonstrations of Hawaiian tattooing, and take educational canoe rides around the lagoon. Read More

Polynesian Voyaging Society Membership Drive in Kakaako

The Polynesian Voyaging Society sponsored a membership drive at The Flats at Pu‘unui in Kakaako on Saturday, allowing members to help paint a mural on the apartment building’s courtyard and fountain. John “Prime” Hina of the street art collective 808 Urban led the project, which was create to honor the Hokule‘a and other PVS activities. Read More

Bon Dance at Pearl City Hongwangi Mission

The Pearl City Hongwanji Mission held its Obon dance last weekend. Over its three days, visitors could dance to the music of Ewa Fukushima Ondo and Young Okinawans, shop at a country store and craft fair and enjoy cultural foods. Read More

Hawaii Rainbow Film Festival 2018

Supporters of Hawaii’s LGBTQ community gathered on Aug. 9 at the Honolulu Museum of Art Pavilion to celebrate the opening of the film festival. The festival continues through Sunday, with a closing night celebration Friday at the Honolulu Museum of Art and a “red carpet” event on Saturday at the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach. Visit hglcf.org for information. Read More
 

Comic Con Honoulu 2018 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center

Celebrities from the comic, gaming, television and movie industries joined local artists, vendors and costumers at the Hawai‘i Convention Center on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 to meet with fans. Among the featured guests were actor Michael Biehn from “The Terminator” and Hawaii’s Kelly Hu. Read More

Hi Rise Cruise at Ala Moana Beach Park

Car and bike enthusiasts met at Ala Moana Beach Park on Sunday for the Hi Rise Cruise & BBQ, where cars, bicycles and motorcycles were on display. A back-to-school drive helped collect supplies for students in need. Read More

Pacific Ink & Art Expo 2018 at Blaisdell Center

Tattoo artists were at their creative heights for the Pacific Ink & Art Expo, held last weekend at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Along with celebrity tattoo artists, practitioners of Asian Pacific styles of tattoo also displayed their talents. Read More
 

First Friday at the Hawaii State Art Museum

Two First Friday events took place at the Hawaii State Art Museum on Aug. 3. Works by globally recognized Hawaii artists Ashley Bickerton, Kaili Chun, Yvonne Cheng, Paul Pfeiffer, Garnett Puett and Lawrence Seward were unveiled at Artizen by MW Cafe Gallery and the HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop as part of the Hawaii Artists 2018 Portfolio Project, sponsored by Friends of the State Art Museum. Upstairs, the museum celebrated the opening of “STATE OF ART: new work,” showcasing 31 pieces by Hawaii artists. Read More

First Friday in Chinatown

Photographers and photography fans gathered at the Arts at Marks Garage to appreciate Pacific New Media’s 10th annual “Contemporary Photography in Hawaii” show, featuring the work of 26 artists. Art was on display throughout Chinatown and the arts district, including at the Naughty Vegan Studio, where artist Alicia Soder met with art lovers at a reception for “Groove,” her new exhibit. Read More

Obon Festival at Byodo-In Temple

Byodo-In Temple in Kaneohe celebrated its 50th Anniversary on Saturday with a special Obon Festival. A lantern floating ceremony and the presentation of a time capsule added to the festivities. Read More

Full Moon Festival

Tavana Soul Sessions performed poolside on The Lanai at Hyatt Centric Friday during the Full Moon Festival, with special guests Olivia Tai, DJ Mr. Nick, Toki and Bradley. Read More

Summer Bash at the Hawaii Convention Center

Hawaii’s Finest Summer Bash at the Hawaii Convention Center returned for a second year, featuring the return of Kolohe Kai, aka Roman de Peralta, who satisfied fans with his first Oahu appearance in three years. Island contemporary artists Maoli, Ekolu, Mana‘o Company, Kapena, PeniDean, Irie Love, Jimmy Weeks and Malino joined in with their own sweet sounds. Read More

‘Awa and ‘Ai Nights — Hinano Fashion Show & Party

‘Awa and ‘Ai Nights — Hinano Fashion Show & Party, with music by Izik along with pupu and ‘awa at Waiwai Collective this past weekend on University Avenue. Read More

MayJah RayJah Music Festival

Katchafire, the Maori reggae band from New Zealand, headlined the two-day MayJah RayJah 2018 Music Festival last weekend, appearing on July 27 at 3 Acres Park in Waipahu along with local artists Mahkess, the Jimmy Weeks Project and others. Locals-turned-California group Iration kept the party going the next night, helped by Rebel Souljahz, Ooklah the Moc and others. Read More

Maoli gives preview of new album

“With Love,” Maoli’s new album, got a preview at the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club on Sunday, presented by Revive the Live. The band has been an island favorite since releasing its debut album “Groovin’” in 2008. Read More

Ke Kani O Ke Kai Summer Concert Series

The Waikiki Aquarium hosted island favorites John Cruz, Hapa and Streetlight Cadence at its Ke Kani O Ke Kai Summer Concert Series on July 26. Guests explored the aquarium’s galleries and exhibits and took in the music on its beach-front lawn. Read More

Kailua Night Market

The Windward community showcased its foods, crafts, talents, customs and people at The ARTs@SZ on July 20. The night market is held on the third Friday of every month. Read More

Skating rolls out

Kapolei Inline Hockey Arenas held its grand opening for public skating on July 20. Previously, the arenas had been used primarily for inline hockey, but now it will have regular hours on weekends for free skating. Visit kihawaii.com for information. Read More

Pony party

Polo fans headed up to Mokuleia on Sunday for the Governor’s Cup Polo Match, featuring teams from New Zealand and Hawaii. After the matches, Rick Smith & the Trailer Park Romeos entertained the crowd, who enjoyed food and cocktail specials. Read More

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