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2017 Windward Carnival

The E.K. Fernandez Shows midway with rides, games, food and entertainment returned to Windward Mall for the second annual Windward Carnival on Aug. 11. Read More

2017 Korean Festival

The annual Korean Festival returned to the Honolulu Civic Center grounds on Aug. 12 with dance performances, a song contest, a re-enactment of a traditional Korean wedding ceremony, games, a taekwondo demonstration and cultural exhibits, along with all kinds of food vendors and a Korean beer and soju tasting tent. K-pop stars Fantasie, an all-girl group; South Carnival, a band from Korea’s Jeju Island; and singer-songwriter Cho Eun, famous for his musical contributions to popular K-dramas, also performed. Read More

Mele & Hula at Lanikuhonua

The seventh annual Mele & Hula at Lanikuhonua concert featured performances by Keauhou, Kimo Keaulana & Lei Hulu, Halau Ka La Onohi Mai O Haehae and Halau Pa‘akea Wai Lehua on Aug. 12 in Ko Olina. Read More

Papakolea Paina at Papakolea Community Park

Pomaika‘i Lyman & The Keawe ‘Ohana, Keauhou, Kuana Torres Kahele and Natalie Ai Kamauu headlined the Papakolea Paina on Aug. 12 at Papakolea Community Park. Other activities included a keiki zone, “kupuna korner,” cultural demonstrations and a marketplace of vendors. Proceeds from the event will support the Papakolea Community Scholarship Program. Read More

Te Aito Launch Party at Artistry Honolulu

New clothing brand Te Aito, an offshoot of Tahitian-based clothing and lifestyle brand Hinano, debuted its new line of men's fashions at a launch party on Aug. 11 at Artistry Honolulu in Kakaako. Local recording artist Irie Love was the featured entertainment and also premiered the music video for her new single, “Made in the Islands,” during the party. Read More

Hawaii vs. Team India at Hawaii Polo Club

Visiting players from India took on Hawaii's finest at the Hawaii Polo Club on Aug. 13. Read More

2017 Po’okela Awards

Diamond Head Theatre was the big winner with 25 awards across 13 categories as the Hawaii State Theatre Council held its 2017 Po‘okela Awards ceremony Monday at the Ko‘olau Golf Club in Kaneohe. Manoa Valley Theatre was second with 18 awards in 14 categories. The University of Hawaii-Manoa theater program was third with 17 awards in 14 categories. The Actors’ Group had 16 awards in seven categories. Chaminade University, the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, Kumu Kahua Theatre, Leeward Community College, Paliku Theatre and PlayBuilders of Hawai‘i Theater Company also received awards for excellence. Read More

Jack Johnson at the Waikiki Shell

Jack Johnson returned to the Waikiki Shell for the second of two weekend concerts at the Waikiki Shell on Aug. 5. Read More

Pacific Ink & Art Expo 2017

The sixth annual Pacific Ink & Art Expo returned to the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall on Aug. 6. Read More

Joy of Sake 2017

The anuual Joy of Sake tasting returned to the Hawai'i Convention Center on Aug. 4. Read More

Beat-lele Album Release Party

Local Beatles ukulele tribute group celebrated the release of their debut album on Aug. 5 at Gordon Biersch with special guests Jon Yamasato, Stef Mariani and Bobby Moderow. Read More

Valley of the Temples Bon Dance

Valley of the Temples Memorial Park hosted its annual bon dance and lantern-floating ceremony on Aug. 5 in Kaheohe. The event also featured taiko drumming group Dragon Beat and master taiko percussionist Tsutomu Nakai. Read More

First Friday in Chinatown

Scenes from the monthly walkabout celebration of the arts on Aug. 4 with art exhibits, music, DJs, trunk shows, happy hours and more. Read More

MayJah RayJah Music Fest at the Waikiki Shell

The 2017 MayJah RayJah Music Festival wrapped up two days of music at the Waikiki Shell on July 29 with headliner Shaggy and opening acts Shyne, Dustin Park, Mahkess, Eli-Mac and Rebel Souljahz. Read More

#SummerAtTheSwimClub at The Surfjack

The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club hosted #SummerAtTheSwimClub Volume 2 at the hotel's pool on July 29. Visiting DJ duo Smooth Sailing was the featured entertainment at the party, which also featured an art display and served as a fundraiser for the Oahu chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Read More

All American Rodeo at New Town & Country Stables

Hawaii's "Queen of Country Music" Dita Holifield hosted the All American Rodeo at New Town & Country Stables in Waimanalo on July 29. Now in its fourth year, the three-day event was also sponsored in part by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Read More

ARTafterDARK at the Honolulu Museum of Art

Pow! Wow! co-director Jasper Wong and tokidoki founder Simone Legno were the featured guests at the Honolulu Museum of Art during ARTafterDARK on July 28. The pair created an exclusive design for the museum and hosted a meet-and-greet and live painting session during the event. Read More

Jimmy Borges All-Star Festival at Blue Note Hawaii

Blue Note Hawaii welcomed local jazz musicians and fans of the late Jimmy Borges to the first annual festival held in his honor at the Waikiki performance venue on July 30. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund the Jimmy Borges Endowed Scholarship in Vocal Music at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Read More

Comic Con Honolulu 2017

Updated on  July 31, 2017 at 1:02 pm
Fans of the comic, sci-fi, gaming, television and movie industries showed up in costume at the Hawai'i Convention Center for the third and final day of Comic Con Honolulu on July 30. Read More

DJ Lookas at Hawaiian Brian’s

Miami-based DJ/producer Lookas headlined a night of trap music at Hawaiian Brian's on July 22. Read More

Aha Mele Family Fun Day

Easter Seals Hawaii's Napuakea Facility in Kapolei hosted Aha Mele, a family fun day and classic car show on July 22. Read More