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Mardi Gras Block Party in Chinatown

Chinatown revelers had their beads on during the annual Mardi Gras Block Party on Feb. 13. Participating venues hosted costume contests and featured special entertainment and Mardi Gras-themed food. Read More

Cheech & Chong at Blaisdell Arena

Comedy duo Cheech & Chong, known for their portrayals of stoners, hippies and peaceniks, headlined Blaisdell Arena on Feb. 10. Read More

Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii 2018

The 10th annual Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii brought top ukulele players from around the world to Kakaako Makai Gateway Park on Feb. 11. Japan sent celebrities Boo Takagi, Kimiko Wakiyama, Kazuyuki Sekiguchi and others to the event, while local performers included Herb Ohta and Herb Ohta Jr., Honoka & Azita, Hoku Zuttermeister and Kuana Torres Kahele. Read More

Honolulu Night Market at Our Kakaako

Pow! Wow! Hawaii, the annual event that brings top muralists and street artists to Kakaako, kicked off with a block Party on Feb. 10, with pop-up shops, fashion, music and food trucks presented by Honolulu Night Market. Read More

Chinese New Year in Chinatown

Chinese New Year festivities got off to a traditional start on Feb. 8 with the Narcissus Queen and her Court offering blessings to Chinatown businesses. Lion dancers provided exciting entertainment, receiving a nice tip in return from visitors and businesses. At the Chinatown Cultural Center, lion and dragon dances, cultural performances, martial arts performances, food and craft vendors entertained the crowd all weekend. Read More

Hawaii Tet Festival at Kapiolani Park

Updated on  February 12, 2018 at 1:10 pm
Hawaii’s Vietnamese community celebrated the lunar new year on Feb 10 at Kapiolani Park. Tet, the most important holiday in Vietnamese culture, the event featured traditional Vietnamese music and dancing, food and keiki activities. Read More

Wekfest Hawaii 2018 at Blaisdell Center

National auto show Wekfest returned to Hawaii with more than 250 foreign and domestic afterbuilds on display at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall on Feb. 3. Read More

2018 Moanikeala Hula Festival at the PCC

The Polynesian Cultural Center paid tribute to its first teacher, Aunty Sally Moanikeala Wood Nalua, at its 28th annual Moanikeala Hula Festival on Feb. 3. Naluai, who died in 2000, had many students who went on to form their own halau. Read More

Makahiki Kuilima Festival at Turtle Bay Resort

Turtle Bay Resort celebrated makahiki, a traditional Hawaiian period of peace and games, with its Makahiki Kuilima festival on Feb. 3. Visitors could run a 5K race and enjoyed traditional Hawaiian sports, while cultural demonstrations, hula, music, crafts and food provided additional entertainment. Read More

2018 Punahou Carnival

Last weekend’s Punahou Carnival drew crowds for all kinds of exuberant fun, with an art exhibit, auction, senior talent show, rides from E.K. Ferdandez and plenty of food. This year’s theme was “A Worldwide Ride.” Read More

Municipal Waste at Hawaiian Brian’s

Municipal Waste, a thrash metal band from Virginia, headlined at Hawaiian Brian’s on Friday. Opening bands Corrupt Absolute, Oceans Deep, Anti-Matter and Badass Noise also entertained the crowd. Read More

First Friday Art Walk in Chinatown

The monthly arts celebration in Chinatown celebrated Black History Month festivities with an “​In the Black” party celebrating African-American art and artists. The Arts at Marks Garage exhibited the works of artists Nicole Maileen Woo and Mark “Feijao” Milligan I, accompanied by spoken word and poetry by Lyz Soto and Zen Chambers and a drum and dance circle. Read More

Chris Botti at Blue Note Hawaii

Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti returned to Blue Note Hawaii to share his diverse musical interests and mark the celebrated nightclub’s second anniversary in Waikiki. Read More

Hokulea and Hikianalia Open House at Ko Olina

The public was invited to take part in guided tours of the Hokulea and Hikianalia, hear stories from crew members about the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage and learn about wayfinding and what it’s like to live on the open deck of a Polynesian voyaging canoe during an open house tour on Jan. 28 at Ko Olina Marina. Read More

Sharon’s Ride.Run.Walk. at KCC

Sharon’s Ride.Run.Walk. took place at Kapiolani Community College on Jan. 28 with a 75K bike ride, 5K/10K run and 1-mile walk, with all proceeds going to the Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii’s educational and informational services. Read More

ARTafterDARK at the Honolulu Museum of Art

The Honolulu Museum of Art hosted another ARTafterDARK last weekend with the theme, “Kiss Kiss Bang Bhangra,” inspired by the Bollywood Film Festival. The evening featured a performance and Bhangra lessons by Aaja Nachle and henna artwork courtesy Hauoli Henna and Touch of Henna Hawaii. Read More

Impact Hub Honolulu Grand Opening Party

Impact Hub Honolulu celebrated its grand opening on Jan. 27 with "Eat. Drink. Disco. Repeat." The '70s-style disco party was also a fundraising event for Aloha Harvest, a nonprofit organization that rescues quality, donated food and delivers it free of chargeto social service agencies feeding the hungry in Hawaii. Read More

Living History Day at the USS Missouri

Dramatic reenactments, children's games, tours and historic exhibits were all part of Living History Day at the Battleship Missouri Memorial on Ford Island on Jan. 27. Read More

Family Sunday at the Honolulu Museum of Art

The Honolulu Museum of Art’s Bollywood Film Festival brought India-themed, family friendly activities to the museum for Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday on Jan. 21. Keiki created mandalas and henna designs and Circus Olina entertained the crowd with plate-spinning and unicycle riding stunts, while Aaja Nachle dancers gave Bollywood dancing demonstrations. Read More

DIVAS at Hula’s Waikiki

Hula's Waikiki welcomed a cast of Hawaii-based drag and transgender dancers on Jan. 20 for DIVAS: Dancing Impersonating Vixens with Attitude and Sass. Read More

Saturday night fun at SALT

SALT at Our Kakaako held its monthly Pa‘akai Marketplace on Jan. 20, celebrating Native Hawaiian culture with local artists, crafters and cultural practitioners. SALT also gave local beer lovers a boost with the first anniversary celebration of its bar crawl, which featured brews from Firestone Walker Brewing Company. Guitarist Kevin Okimoto and DJ Romeo Valentine entertained the crowd. Read More

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