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Hawaii’s Best 2018

Local businesses were honored during the annual Hawaii's Best celebration at the Pacific Club on June 18. Winners, selected by popular vote by readers of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, enjoyed food by winning restaurants along with live entertainment and refreshments provided by Young's Market Company. Read More

Sailor Jerry Festival 2018 in Chinatown

The fourth annual Sailor Jerry Festival celebrated the famed tattoo artist and his Chinatown roots on June 16 as more than a dozen venues in Chinatown presented burlesque performances, stand-up comedy acts, fashion shows, art exhibits, skate demos and music. Read More

Father’s Day at the 50th State Fair

• Updated on  June 18, 2018 at 1:04 pm
Scenes from the 50th State Fair at Aloha Stadium on Father's Day, June 17. Read More

Del the Funky Homosapien at Nextdoor

• Updated on  June 18, 2018 at 1:04 pm
Del the Funky Homosapien, who founded the well-known Hieroglyphics crew, headlined at Nextdoor in Chinatown on June 17 with opener DJ Domino. Read More

2018 Friends of the Library of Hawaii Book Sale

The Friends of the Library of Hawaii kicked off its 71st annual Book Sale at McKinley High School last weekend. Proceeds from the sale go to Hawaii’s 51 public libraries. Read More

Ke Kani O Ke Kai at the Waikiki Aquarium

The Waikiki Aquarium launched its Ke Kani O Ke Kai Summer Concert Series on June 14 with performances by Jeff Rasmussen and Robi Kahakalau, Nathan Aweau, Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole and Hula Halau O Kamuela. The next concerts in the series are on June 28, July 12, July 26 and Aug. 9. Read More

Pacific party

The 39th annual Pan-Pacific Festival brought together cultures and traditions from around the Pacific Rim, Hawaii and around the world last weekend. A Waikiki hoolaulea on June 8 started things out. The three-day festival also included Pacific Arts Showcase events at Ala Moana Shopping Center and in Waikiki, and a parade down Kalakaua Avenue on Sunday. Read More

Music by the sea

Sea Life Park held the third and final concert of this season’s Twilight Concert Series on Saturday. Musicians Nathan Aweau, Waipuna, Na Leo Pilimehana and Kimie Miner entertained the crowd, which could also enjoy the park’s many sealife exhibits. Read More

World Ocean’s Day

The second annual international celebration brought the film “Moana,” newly translated into Hawaiian, to Ko Olina on Sunday. Special guest Aulii Cravalho, who starred as the seafaring girl who saves her community, appeared at the “blue-carpet” event along with other actors from the film. The all-day event was one of several held around the globe aimed at protecting the world’s oceans.. Read More

Talented Taimane

• Updated on  June 13, 2018 at 12:20 am
The ukulele virtuoso celebrated her new CD, “Elemental,” at a release party at the Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach hotel on June 6. Aerials, fire dancers, a release of butterflies and the debut of a new video accompanied the release of the CD, which was inspired by the basic elements of nature from ancient mythology. Read More

​‘Taking Care of’ Business

• Updated on  June 13, 2018 at 12:20 am
The Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association’s group for young professionals, HYPE (Hospitality’s Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs), celebrated its second anniversary on June 6 at the Prince Waikiki Hotel. Established in 2016, the group brings together industry leaders, conducts educational programming and takes part in charitable activities. Read More

Boyz are back

The sweet-singing group, now a trio, brought their chart-topping R&B hits back to Blaisdell Arena on Sunday. They still hold the record for the most weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, 16, for 1996 hit “One Sweet Day” with Mariah Carey. Read More

Miss Hawaii 2018 at Hawaii Theatre

Penelope Ng Pack was crowned Miss Hawaii 2018 on June 2 at the Hawaii Theatre. Competing as Miss Chinatown Hawaii, Ng Pack beat 15 other contestants to become the 74th woman to hold the title. She is a 2016 graduate of American University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Read More

Universal Show Queen 2018 at the Hawaii Convention Center

Nine contestants competed for the title of Universal Show Queen 2018, which is considered the “ultimate in boy beautiful,” at the Hawai‘i Convention Center on June 2. Contestants were judged on couture, evening gown, talent and showgirl costume. Read More

Honolulu BBQ Festival at the Hilton Hawaiian Village

The Hilton Hawaiian Village took on a Southern theme on June 2 during the annual ​Honolulu BBQ Festival. Canadian-born country music star Kalsey Kulyk headlined the evening’s entertainment, which also included Anuhea, John Akapo and Larry Dupio. Featured dishes included smoked beef brisket, St. Louis-cut pork spare ribs and smoked chicken. Read More

Pride Month Beach Picnic at Queen’s Surf

The Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation kicked off National Pride Month with a beach picnic at Queen’s Surf on June 2. Participants enjoyed food, keiki games, face painting and more. Read More

18th Annual Habilitat Luau at Kualoa Ranch

Habilitat, the addiction treatment center in Kaneohe, held its 18th annual luau and fundraiser at Kualoa Ranch on June 2. Visitors enjoyed a full luau meal, entertainment by PeniDean, Amy Hanaialii and the City Boys and both silent and live auctions. Read More

Audiorise Music Festival at Hawaiian Brian’s

The three rooms at Hawaiian Brian’s were turned into a celebration of music and art on June 1 during the Audiorise Music Festival. Markus Schulz, named the top DJ in in the country by DJ Times in 2012, headlined the main room as local artists displayed and created art installations throughout the venue. Read More

Lantern Floating Hawaii 2018: Crowd

Tens of thousands of residents and visitors paid their respects to deceased loved ones at the annual Lantern Floating Hawaii at Ala Moana Beach on May 28. The event was sponsored by Shinnyo-en, a school of esoteric Buddhism founded in Japan in the 1930s. Read More

East End Hot Rod Car Show at Hawaii Kai Towne Center

Hundreds of souped up cars and hot rods got car-crazy fans rolling on May 28 during the East End Hot Rod Car Show at the Hawaii Kai Towne Center. Musicians Nick La‘a and Ka‘imi Hanano‘eau provided entertainment for those in attendance. Read More

Lantern Floating Hawaii 2018

Tens of thousands of residents and visitors paid their respects to deceased loved ones at the annual Lantern Floating Hawaii at Ala Moana Beach on May 28. The event was sponsored by Shinnyo-en, a school of esoteric Buddhism founded in Japan in the 1930s. Read More

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