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Motown Valentines at The Republik

Motown Valentines: The 7th annual tribute to Motown featured Paula Fuga, Kings of Spade, DeAndre Brackensick, Big Mox, Yoza, Maryanne Ito, Izik, Keilana, Mindy Smokestack, Kahnma K, Melodie Soul, Melissa Diallo and Jared Ming. Cabaret performances by Violetta Beretta, Madame X and Luna Velour. See gallery

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2019 in Kakaako

More than 100 artists took to the streets ands walls of Kakaako this week. Active painting and finished murals made for colorful attractions for kamaaina and malahini alike. See gallery

Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade

Hawaii celebrated the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with its 30th parade on Monday in Waikiki. The third Monday of every January is set aside to commemorate his birthday and marks a holiday as Martin Luther King Jr. Day across the nation. See gallery

Waikiki by Moonlight at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki

The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame presented a tribute to Palani Vaughan. Eric Lee, Hiwa Vaughan and Halau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine, Kawika Kahiapo, Kimo Artis and Kalanikai Artis honored the King's Own bandleader's legacy at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki. See gallery

Andy Bumatai’s 65th Birthday at Blue Note Hawaii

Hawaii's long time legendary comedian Andy Bumatai celebrated his 65th at Blue Note Hawaii on Sunday. The master of stand-up has branched out into YouTube with channels such as “Toolin’ Around with Andy Bumatai” and “The Daily Pidgin with Kaleo Pilanca." See gallery

Hot Import Nights 2018

Hot Import Nights made the final stop on its 2018 global tour at the Blaisdell Center Saturday. The event featured cars, models and music with a touch of the holidays. See gallery

‘Spirit of Christmas’ at Hula’s Waikiki

"Spirit of Christmas", presented by Derek Daniels, a Hawaiian Polynesian show with movement, sounds and the interpretation of Christmas, Hawaiian Style. Kumu hula James Dela Cruz and Daniels’ Polynesian dance troupe joined in. See gallery

Jingle Rock Run 2018

Make-A-Wish Hawaii’s Jingle Rock Run 2018: Pre-walk festivities included a keiki sprint, free keiki activities, food trucks and a route of views of Honolulu City Lights. See gallery

Ballet Hawaii presents ‘The Nutcracker’

“A holiday tradition with a Hawaiian twist,” set in the 1858 Kingdom of Hawaii, featured guest artists from New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Carolina Ballet, with accompaniment by the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. See gallery

UH Manoa Fall 2018 Commencement

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa held its 2018 mid-year commencement, Saturday Dec. 15. 800 certificates were conferred at the Stan Sheriff Center. Author and TV host Janet Mock was the keynote speaker. See gallery

Sunset Mele & Night Market

Friday Dec. 14 saw the Christmas edition of Sunset Mele and Night Market featuring a showing of the movie "Elf".an artisan workshop, food and pop-up marketplace with over 40 vendors at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. See gallery

‘Light Garden’ at Victoria Ward Park

Victoria Ward Park celebrated its grand opening Thursday with a private preview of the “Light Garden” by Symmetry Labs. The LED art installation of lit flowers pulses and fades with color synchronized to music. See gallery

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