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Makalauna Musical Tribute to Gabby Pahinui in Waikiki

The Makalauna Musical Tribute to Gabby “Pops” Pahinui honored the legendary slack-key guitarist and singer on May 26. Musicians, entertainers, apprentices, families and friends gathered at Pahinui's statue in the Waikiki Beach Walk Plaza to celebrate his legacy. Read More

The Elevations at Hawaiian Brian’s

The Elevations, a new band formed by Eric White from retired Honolulu ska outfit Go Jimmy Go, debuted its eight-piece, vintage soul sound at Hawaiian Brian’s on May 25. DJ Harlow contributed vinyl selections. Read More

2018 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

Scenes from inside the Hawai‘i Convention Center during the live television broadcast of the 2018 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards on May 19. Read More

Na Moku ‘Eha Music Series at Hawaiian Mission Houses

The Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives presented the second installment of the Na Moku ‘Eha Music Series on May 19. "Mele o O‘ahu" featured the music of Marlene Sai and Ocean Kaowili with Aaron Mahi hosting; there are three remaining performances in the series. Read More

2018 Visitor Industry Charity Walk at Ala Moana Beach Park

• Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 9:53 am
The 2018 Visitor Industry Chairty Walk got started on May 19 at Ala Moana Beach Park's McCoy Pavilion. The statewide event, now in its 40th year, raises money for local nonprofits.​ Read More

2018 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Arrivals

Scenes from the red carpet at this year's Na Hoku Hanohano Awards at the Hawai‘i Convention Center on May 19. Read More

2018 Honolulu Ekiden & Music Festival

The Honolulu Ekiden & Music Festival, now in its sixth year, featured a concert at the Waikiki Shell on May 19 with Kalapana, Mana‘o Company, The Real Ho‘aikane, Sunplaza Nakano-Kun, Pappara Kawai, May J. and Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku. Read More

Mega-Hits Rock Tribute for Uncle Willie K at The Republik

Kings of Spade hosted the Mega-Hits Rock Tribute for Uncle Willie K at The Republik on May 18, with additional performances by Paula Fuga, Big Mox, Yoza, Violetta Beretta, and 82Fifty. All proceeds from the show will be donated to Willie K. Read More

Vibra Cubana at La Mariana Sailing Club

• Updated on  May 16, 2018 at 12:40 pm
La Mariana Sailing Club, a tiki bar off Nimitz Highway that has long been a gathering place for Hawaii’s sailing community, held its weekly Monday evening of Latin, jazz, Hawaiian and exotica with Vibra Cubana on May 14. The group is made up of bandleader Thomas Mackay, percussionist Lopaka Colon and bassist Ernie Provencher. Read More

2018 World Fireknife Championships at PCC

The World Fireknife Championships were hot and heavy at the Polynesian Cultural Center last weekend, as part of the We Are Samoa Festival. Samoan high schoolers also showed their pride at the weekend’s Cultural Arts Festival. Read More

Garden Club of Honolulu at the Honolulu Museum of Art

• Updated on  May 14, 2018 at 3:53 pm
The Garden Club of America, a national organization that includes the local Garden Club of Honolulu, sponsored a major flower show over the weekend at the Honolulu Museum of Art — one of only three in the nation. The event honored floral designer and gardener May Moir​. Read More

Pet Expo 2018 at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall

• Updated on  May 14, 2018 at 3:52 pm
The Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association celebrated National Pet Week and Be Kind to Animals Week with Hawaii Pet Expo 2018 at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall last weekend. Highlights included a dog show, a cat show, a puppy match, as well as educational displays and the latest in pet products and services. Read More

Mother’s Day at the Hawaii Polo Club

The Hawaii Polo Club celebrated Mother’s Day on Sunday at its Mokuleia grounds, with a spirited competition, hula and lei-making, Delice Crepes, Rocket Coffee and ice cream for sale as treats, beachside tailgating and live music from the Thunderstorm Artis Trio to wind up the day. Read More

Alohilani Resort grand opening in Waikiki

The Alohilani Resort celebrated its grand opening in Waikiki on Tuesday with a spectacular sunset pool party. Read More

Cinco de Mayo at Salt

Cinco de Mayo at Salt at Our Kakaako celebrated Cinco de Mayo with entertainment by Eddie Ortiz and Son Caribe and El Mariachi Loco, plus food and drink specials, games, limbo contest, chihuahua costume contest and more. In addition, the King of the Block Car Show, sponsored by Sweet Dreams Hawaii took place on Cooke Street. Read More

Ukulele for Kauai at HASR Bistro

Pomaikai Lyman, Del Beazley, L. Halehaku Seabury, host Bryan Tolentino and others took part in Ukulele for Kauai, a fundraiser for those affected by the recent floods on the island, at HASR Bistro in Chinatown on May 5. Read More

‘Andy Irons: Kissed by God’ at Hawaii Theatre

• Updated on  May 7, 2018 at 5:19 pm
Friends and fans of the late Andy Irons celebrated his life and accomplishments at the Hawaii premiere of the new film, “Andy Irons: Kissed by God,” on May 6 at Hawaii Theatre. A pre-screening party with music by Donavon Frankenreiter and Jeff Rasmussen, food, drinks and more took place outside the theater; proceeds from the event will benefit the Hawaii Theatre Center and the Andy Irons Foundation’s charitable purposes. Read More

Hawaii Book & Music Festival 2018

• Updated on  May 7, 2018 at 1:36 pm
The Hawaii Book & Music Festival celebrated storytelling and musicmaking last weekend with best-selling local and international authors, as well as popular local musicians at 10 venues on the grounds of the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center and surrounding area. Read More

Olivia Thai at Hawaiian Brian’s

Olivia Thai hosted an album preview show on May 5, putting her talents at violin, guitar, piano, beatbox and singing on display with a full band at Hawaiian Brian’s. Read More

First Friday in Chinatown

Scenes from the monthly event in Chinatown with music, performances, art, DJs, trunk shows, happy hours and extended shop/gallery/boutique hours. Read More

91st Annual Lei Day Celebration at Kapiolani Park

• Updated on  May 5, 2018 at 8:42 am
Lei Day was celebrated at Kapiolani Park on May 1. Festivities at the the city Department of Parks and Recreation’s 91st annual event included the investiture ceremony for the 2018 Lei Queen & Court, a lei contest exhibit and music by Royal Hawaiian Band, Kamakakehau Fernandez and Keaolani Pau, Hoku Zuttermeister and Bobby Moderow Jr.​ Read More

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