It's a milestone year for the fan-favorite Hawaii International Film Festival. "HIFF 30" marks three decades' worth of unspooling stories for eager Honolulu audiences from around the world, and according to director of programming Anderson Le, there are even new things to look forward to when the fall fest kicks off next week. Story »
Peter Rockford Espiritu, who has used his Tau Dance Theater to illustrate everything from nature to the history of the islands, turned to Hawaiian legend for his latest production, "Poli'ahu: Goddess of Maunakea," but didn't feel obligated to limit himself to Hawaii's traditional dance. Story »
It's always fun to pay a return visit to a bar after an extended period of time — especially when it's your job to share what you discover with others. I may have been raised in Kailua, but I've been a card-carrying townie for nearly a decade. Story »
Haunted Lagoon offers Halloween frights by the canoe full at the Polynesian Cultural Center
Weekend: Fri 1 / Sat 2 / Sun 3 • Haunted Lagoon • Comedian Jo Koy • Sing-A-Long Sound of Music • 6th Annual Turtle Bay Resort Seafood Festival • Book Sale • Great Guns 2010 • Cathedral Square Fall Festival • and more
The idea of a "happy hour" that starts at 2 in the afternoon and ends at 5 might seem odd even for Waikiki, but then consider the dual themes of Alan Jackson's 2003 hit, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," and the fact that Jimmy Buffett appeared as Jackson's guest on the record and in the music video. Story »
IN THE MIX: MACANUDO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY 1. Local radio personality and entrepreneur Lanai Tabura stopped by Kapahulu taqueria Tacos Ricos earlier this week to share the details about Macanudo's 50th anniversary celebration at Dave & Buster's. Read more about tomorrow's party and how Tabura became a "cigar concierge" at www.honolulupulse.com/?p=1044.