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Foreplay Fridays at Wisp Restaurant and Lounge

Rick Rock and DJs Wu-Chang and Technique hosted the grand opening of Foreplay Fridays, a weekly party dedicated to classic throwback soul, hip-hop, R&B, pop and rock hits from the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s, on Feb. 23 in Waikiki. Read More

The Hell Caminos at Downbeat Lounge

Local rockabilly band the Hell Caminos headlined at Downbeat Lounge in Chinatown on Feb. 23 to celebrate the return of stand-up bass player Micheal Camino, who returned to Hawaii after a stay in London. Castle Park was the opening act. Read More

Brazilian Carnaval 2018 at Hawaiian Brian’s

The feathers flew at Brazilian Carnaval 2018 at Hawaiian Brian’s on Feb. 24, with Brazilian entertainers Pierre Onassis, Jahgun, the band Olodum, Pato Banton, local band Flor Da Pele, and plenty of feather-dressed dancers. Read More

Keyboard virtuosos

Acclaimed pianist Lang Lang performed Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with Maxim Lando and the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra on Sunday. Organizers brought in some Chinese flavor for the native of China with a lion dance on the lanai of Blaisdell Concert Hall. Read More

Pau for Pow! Wow!

New art is up on the walls of Kakaako, after the Pow! Wow! Hawaii crew refreshed its urban canvas. The painting was scheduled to end Saturday, and participants and enthusiasts celebrated the street art festival with a break-dance battle and performance by the Pro Breaking Tour on Feb. 16 at Wade Warehouse. Read More

A dog year afternoon

Updated on  February 19, 2018 at 12:15 pm
Chinese New Year took on an educational touch at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s “Good Dog!” event for Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday. Members from the Associated Chinese of University Women held classes in calligraphy and shared favorite Chinese recipes, while the Phoenix Dance Chamber performed folk, classical and modern dances and the Gee Yung International Martial Arts Dragon & Lion Dance Sports Association gave a lion dance Read More


“Expedition: Dinosaur,” a traveling exhibit about dinosaurs and the hunt for their fossils in the 19th and early 20th centuries, opened at Bishop Museum on Saturday. A dozen life-sized animatronic dinosaurs thrilled and chilled visitors, who could take selfies from inside the mouth of a Tyranosaurus rex. Read More

Christian commemoration

Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives on Friday honored Henry ‘Opukaha‘ia. A dramatic production helped the audience learn about the man who began translating the Bible into Hawaiian and whose devout belief inspired the Christian missionaries to come to Hawaii. Read More

Late Valentine, no worries

Couples who missed the midweek Valentine’s Day – or those who wanted to celebrate it again – got a treat at “The Valentine’s Date That’s Worth the Wait,” on Feb. 16 at Dole Cannery’s Pomaikai Ballrooms. Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning artists Josh Tatofi, Lehua Kalima and Mark Yamanaka and Grammy winner Kalani Pe‘a held sway during the evening of romantic music and dining. J Read More

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

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