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Hawaii Cannabis Expo 2019

The Hawaii Cannabis Expo returned to Honolulu last weekend, bringing vendors, educational seminars and glass-blowing demonstrations to Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. The documentary, “Weed the People” was also screened. See gallery

‘My Favorite Murder’ at the Blaisdell Concert Hall

Fans of true crime flocked Blaisdell Concert Hall on Feb. 8 for a live production of “My Favorite Murder,” a popular podcast featuring hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. The two women discuss crime while going humorous asides into the commentary. See gallery

Makahiki ma Kapolei 2019

Traditional Hawaiian sports contests, like rolling a stone disk, rock carrying and hill sledding kept athletes active on Saturday, while food vendors fueled them and observers. Ulu A‘e Learning Center organized the event, which was held at Pu‘uokapolei, a part of Kapolei Regional Park where makahiki celebrations were likely held in ancient times. See gallery

Punahou Carnival 2019

The annual Punahou Carnival, dubbed “The Greatest Show on Earth” for 2019, offered fresh malasadas and other treats, E.K. Fernandez rides, White Elephant treasures, music and more on Friday and Saturday. Hosted by the class of 2020, the carnival raised funds for the school’s financial aid program. See gallery

Chinatown Block Party and Lunar New Year Parade

Chinatown celebrated the New Year for a second night on Saturday, with the Chinatown Block Party. Several downtown streets were closed for lion and dragon dances, martial arts demonstrations and more food and crafts, which the Chinese Lunar New Year Parade making a welcome return. See gallery

Chinese New Year in Chinatown

Cloudy skies and cool temperatures still couldn’t dampen Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown on Friday. A festive Choy Cheng ritual got off to a booming start with firecrackers going off as lions visited area merchants to bring them good fortune, while food, crafts and cultural activities were presented at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza. See gallery

Hawaii Beer Fest: Winter Edition 2019

The Hawaii Beer Fest: Winter Edition brought about 100 craft, draft and international beers to the Hawaii Convention Center on Saturday. A portion of the proceeds went to the Rotary Club of Honolulu. See gallery

‘Noises Off’ Opening Reception at Diamond Head Theatre

Diamond Head Theatre patrons enjoyed the opening reception for “Noises Off” on Friday. English playwright Michael Frayn’s play-within-a-play follows an ill-prepared and untalented cast of actors as they stage a naughty sex comedy, running into countless obstacles and problems along the way. Diamond Head Theatre’s production runs through Feb. 10. 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

Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

Gridiron greats gathered at the Polynesian Cultural Center on Saturday for the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame’s enshrinement ceremony. Football fans gathered around their heroes for autographs, sd the year’s best professional, college and high school players were recognized. See gallery

Bubble Run 2019

Participants ran through bogs of colored suds along a 3-mile course during a Bubble Run in Kalaeloa on Saturday. See gallery

Hawaii Cat Fanciers’ Association Championship

Cat lovers and their pets crowded the Pikake Room at the Blaisdell Center on Saturday for the Hawaii Cat Fanciers’ Association Championship & Household Pet Cat Show. Visitors could admire the show cats and check out the latest in cat-care products. See gallery

The Jets at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki

The Jets, the Minneapolis-based Tongan family band known for their 1986 hit “Crush on You,” brought their funky, dance-friendly songs to the Old School Friday Waikiki Concert Series at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa last weekend. See gallery

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