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Mango Jam Honolulu 2018

Mango lovers converged on the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center on June 30 for Mango Jam Honolulu, "A Taste of Island Culture," where various recipes featuring the islands’ beloved fruit were featured along with a mango BBQ cookoff and manjo drinks. Read More

Kapu‘uola Hula Festival at Kapolei Regional Park

The Kapu‘uola Hula Festival, a non-competitive hula festival celebrating the oral traditions of native Hawaiians, brought new mele as well as traditional hula and chant to Kapolei Regional Park on June 30, courtesy of the Ulu A‘e Learning Center. The center operates after-school cultural programs for youth and weekend workshops for the community and maintains a garden at the park. Read More

Wildest Show in Town at the Honolulu Zoo

Honolulu Zoo visitors got an extra bit of entertainment on June 20 when ukulele master Roy Sakuma brought his Super Keiki group there for a performance. Sakuma started teaching ukulele in 1966, subbing for a touring Herb Ohta, and opened his first studio in 1974 in Kaimuki. Read More

Leilani Wolfgramm at The Republik

Leilani Wolfgramm, a Tongan-American singer and guitarist from Florida who is a popular draw in Hawaii, brought her R&B-infused reggae back to the islands on June 22 with a performance at The Republik. Read More

Hawaii Ocean Expo 2018 at Blaisdell Center

The Hawaii Ocean Expo highlighted traditional wayfinding when crew members of Hokule‘a and her sister ship Maka appeared at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall last weekend. The event includes seafood, ocean-themed jewelry and clothing and sporting goods, information booths on protecting Hawaii’s waters and a silent auction to benefit the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Read More

Destiny MMA at Blaisdell Arena

Fans of mixed martial arts were at Blaisdell Arena on Saturday for another night of fights presented by Destiny MMA, which bills itself as “Hawaii’s Proving Grounds.” Read More
 

Eat the Street at Pearl City High School

Eat the Street, the mobile street food event presented by Street Grindz, held a fundraiser in support of native American tribes at Pearl City High School on Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the 44th Annual Honolulu Intertribal Pow Wow, which will bring members of native tribes from across the country to Ala Moana Beach Park in October. Read More

Hawthorne Heights at Anna O’Brien’s

Hawthorne Heights, an alternative/indie rock band from Dayton, Ohio, headlined two nights of indie rock at Anna O’Briens on June 21 and 22. The group released its sixth album, “Bad Frequencies,” in April. Other performers included Sienna Skies from Australia, The Fresh Preps, A Shot at Sundown, Mark Rose, Above Reproach, Pop Punk The Musical and Summer Street. Read More

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

Scenes from the 50th State Fair at Aloha Stadium on Father's Day, June 17. Read More

Del the Funky Homosapien at Nextdoor

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

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

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

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