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Greenroom Festival Hawaii 2018

The Greenroom Festival, which advocates beach conservancy and ocean awareness, brought international and local entertainers to the Waikiki Shell for a two-day entertainment extravaganza last weekend. Local performers Mike Love, Anuhea and Makua Rothman joined Los Angeles-based Allah-Las and Australian rockers The Babe Rainbow on stage for the Sept. 7 show, with Japanese bands and Streetlight Cadence performing the next evening. Read More

Wet Beats Pool Party at the Ohana East

Taz Vegas, Hapa Boy, Toma, Revise and others revved up a crowd celebrating the Labor Day holiday on Sunday at a Wet Beats Hotel Party at the Ohana East Waikiki Hotel. Read More

RumFire 10-Year Anniversary at the Sheraton Waikiki

RumFire at the Sheraton Waikiki celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sunday with a day of music from the Christian Yrizarry Duo, Makua Rothman and Thomson Enos, and the Typical Hawaiians with Chief Ragga. DJ Stephanie Loyaza closed out the night. Read More

Na Palapalai Reunion at Hawaii Theatre

Remembrance was the theme at the Na Palapalai reunion concert on Sunday, when Kuana Torres Kahele, Kehau Tamure and Keao Costa reunited for a second night at the Hawaii Theatre, bringing dancers who have held the Miss Aloha Hula title along to the thrills of the crowd. Read More

The Melting Pot 2 at UH-Manoa

Breakdancers and their fans were at the Melting Pot 2, a hip-hop event at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus Center Ballroom on Saturday. Local band Good Foot provided the music for the competition, held for b-boys and b-girls in solo and team formats. Read More

2018 Okinawan Festival at the Hawai‘i Convention Center

The 36th annual festival celebrating Okinawan culture came to the Hawaii Convention Center for the first time last weekend. Traditional dancing, cultural products, food vendors and special screenings of Okinawan movies entertained the crowd. Read More

Sunset Jazz Soiree at the Modern Honolulu

Saxophone player Jason Gay and his band kept jazz lovers relaxed during a sunset gathering around the Modern Honolulu’s wading pool on Friday. Read More

New Wave Friday at South Shore Market

South Shore Market in Kakaako welcomed families with pop-up exhibits, food, entertainment and shopping exclusives on Aug. 17. Art Explorium offered keiki the chance to check out their artistic inclinations with environmentally friendly, summer-themed activities. Read More

Kaneohe Music Fest 2018 at Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji

Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji Mission took tunes to the Windward Side on Saturday with the Kaneohe Music Festival, featuring local bands Ten Feet, City Boys, Two Shades of Blue, The Four Treasures and more. The event raised funds for Holomua Na Ohana Weinberg Village in Waimanalo, which provides housing for homeless children. Read More

Made in Hawaii Festival 2018 at Blaisdell Center

The Made in Hawaii Festival brought local food products, books, gifts, apparel and jewelry, arts and crafts to the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena last weekend. More than 400 vendors brought their wares to show to visitors, who could also enjoy entertainers like Henry Kapono performing songs from his Cecilio and Kapono days with artists of the new generation. Read More

Huki opens at the Polynesian Cultural Center

The Polynesian Cultural Center premiered its new activity, Huki, which explores Polynesian myths and customs. Visitors on Saturday could experience an array of canoes and double-hulled vessels, carrying drummers, dancers, singers and storytellers, performing to both traditional and new music. Read More

Great Waikiki Beer Fest 2018 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village

More than 100 beers from Hawaii, the mainland and beyond were featured at Great Waikiki Beer Festival, which was held for the fourth time at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort’s Great Lawn on Saturday. Visitors could also enjoy beer-friendly food and music Ilona Irvine, Lana Kei featuring Da Famili and Forté at the benefit for the Wounded Warrior Ohana. Read More

Revive the Live 2018 at Bishop Museum

The Revive the Live Music Festival brought some of Hawaii’s favorite island contemporary bands to Bishop Museum on Aug. 17 and Aug. 18. Among the performers were Fiji, Maoli, Ekolu, Norm, Pati, Opihi Pickers, Mana‘o Company, Koa‘uka, Bruddah Waltah, Baba B, PeniDean and Anuhea. Read More

Bon Dance at Pearl City Hongwangi Mission

The Pearl City Hongwanji Mission held its Obon dance last weekend. Over its three days, visitors could dance to the music of Ewa Fukushima Ondo and Young Okinawans, shop at a country store and craft fair and enjoy cultural foods. Read More

Hawaii Rainbow Film Festival 2018

Supporters of Hawaii’s LGBTQ community gathered on Aug. 9 at the Honolulu Museum of Art Pavilion to celebrate the opening of the film festival. The festival continues through Sunday, with a closing night celebration Friday at the Honolulu Museum of Art and a “red carpet” event on Saturday at the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach. Visit for information. Read More

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival 2018

The music was sweet at the 36th annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival “Waikiki Style,” which brought some of the islands’ top slack-key guitarists to the Waikiki Aquarium on Saturday. Brother Noland, Nathan Aweau, Ho‘okena, Eric Lee, Donald Kaulia, Dwight Kanae, Stephen Inglis, George Kuo, Moon Kahele, Kamuela Kahoano, Aja Gample, Jonah Domingo and others performed. Read More

Ho‘olau Kanaka O‘ahu Ka ‘Onihi O Na Kai at Ke‘ehi Lagoon

Hawaiian traditions came alive at the Ke ‘ehi Lagoon Memorial on Saturday with the fourth annual Ho‘olau Kanaka O‘ahu Ka ‘Onihi O Na Kai. Visitors could enjoy hula and see demonstrations of Hawaiian tattooing, and take educational canoe rides around the lagoon. Read More

Polynesian Voyaging Society Membership Drive in Kakaako

The Polynesian Voyaging Society sponsored a membership drive at The Flats at Pu‘unui in Kakaako on Saturday, allowing members to help paint a mural on the apartment building’s courtyard and fountain. John “Prime” Hina of the street art collective 808 Urban led the project, which was create to honor the Hokule‘a and other PVS activities. Read More

Papakolea Pa‘ina 2018

Papakolea entertained its third annual neighborhood feast on Saturday with entertainment by Ei Nei, Ho‘okena, Makaha Sons, Weldon Kekauoha and others, along with Hawaiian food and keiki games. Read More

Comic Con Honoulu 2018 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center

Celebrities from the comic, gaming, television and movie industries joined local artists, vendors and costumers at the Hawai‘i Convention Center on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 to meet with fans. Among the featured guests were actor Michael Biehn from “The Terminator” and Hawaii’s Kelly Hu. Read More

Hi Rise Cruise at Ala Moana Beach Park

Car and bike enthusiasts met at Ala Moana Beach Park on Sunday for the Hi Rise Cruise & BBQ, where cars, bicycles and motorcycles were on display. A back-to-school drive helped collect supplies for students in need. Read More

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