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Here is a list of city services that will be available or suspended in observance of Hawaii’s Statehood Day on Aug. 15, 2014.

What’s Brewing at Honolulu’s Homebrewers Clubs

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: homebrewing clubs.

Ice Fru’s Fruit and Ice Cream Pops

All-natural pops, from pineapple-mango to ube to cream cheese, in a Korean supermarket.

5 Nighttime Outdoor Adventures on Oahu

Some of Oahu’s coolest adventures happen outdoors at night.

11 Jawsome Shark Week Buys

Fashion and beauty pieces you’ll want to sink your teeth into.

Open House Pick of the Week: Pearl City

Affordable condo with upgrades makes this a hidden gem.

Oahu Home Prices Continue to Rise

Hawaii houses and condos stay on market a bit longer.

Live Blog: Live Results, Commentary and Observations from Hawaii’s Primary Election Night 2014

Join us on Twitter for live election results, commentary and observations.

Last Major Hurricane to Slam Big Island of Hawaii May Have Been 1871

National Weather Service history recounts the Kohala Cyclone.

6 Ways to Entertain Your Family Indoors During Hurricanes Iselle and Julio

This weekend is going to be a rainy one. Here are a few ways to keep the kids entertained.

Japengo’s Kamaaina Menu: a Reason to Head to Waikiki

Because where else can you get a four-course meal prepared by one of the most celebrated chefs around, a glass of wine and valet parking for $49?

The Best Shopping, Sales and Dining Events This Weekend in Honolulu

9 events to sweeten your weekend.

Worried About Hurricanes Iselle and Julio? Here’s How Forecasting has Improved Since Hurricane Iniki

Weather forecasting has come a long way since Hurricane Iniki devastated Kauai 22 years ago. These days we can tell what’s coming more accurately and much farther in advance.

What’s Closed or Canceled in Honolulu Due to Hurricanes Julio and Iselle

City suspends bus services and organizers cancel events as Hurricanes Iselle and Julio approach the Islands. Here’s a list of all the cancelations and closures in Honolulu.

18 Things That Are Sold Out at Honolulu’s Downtown Walmart Thanks to Hurricanes Iselle and Julio

Here’s a list of 18 hot items that are nearly sold out at Walmart.

Vote Now for the Hale Aina Awards

What’s the best new restaurant to open in the last year? Where do you like to go for breakfast or brunch? What’s the best place to go for yakiniku? Which bar is tops for its beer?

River of Life Mission’s Chocolate Factory Whips Up Delectable Sweets

River of Life Mission’s thriving chocolate business shows that chocolate can be less about indulgence and more about service.

This Week’s Grocery List: Everything You Need to Buy to Survive Hurricane Iselle

Do you have this in your house? The City and County of Honolulu thinks you should.

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This Week In Honolulu

August 2014

Sunday, Aug. 17 No need to bring a radio to the park this weekend—Kapiolani Park is going to be hosting performances from some of Hawaii’s best Hawaiian slack key guitar...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kapiolani Park
, HI


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This festival is chock full of local goodies, including cooking demonstrations by some Hale Aina Award-winning chefs. And did you know? In order to be truly “Made in Hawaii,” at...

Cost: $5 admission, children 6 and under free

Where:
Neal Blaisdell
777 Ward Ave.
Honolulu, HI
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Edward III is the second of three Shakespeare plays being performed in the 13th season of Hawaii’s Shakespeare festival. Let the actors transport you to England as main character Edward...

Cost: $20

Where:
The ARTS at Marks Garage
1159 Nuuanu Ave.
Chinatown, HI
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Iconic Hawaiian waterman Duke Kahanamoku's birthday is Sunday, Aug. 24, and how better to celebrate than by getting into, or watching, the week-long Duke's Oceanfest in Waikiki. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kuhio and Queen's Surf Beach
Waikiki, HI

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Do you love those dance reality TV shows, So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars? Then you may recognize the names in the Ballroom with a Twist’s lineup, happening at...

Cost: $35 to $125

Where:
Blaisdell Concert Hall
777 Ward Ave.
Honolulu, HI
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It seems fitting that beloved film critic Roger Ebert should have his own movie—this one, a documentary, named Life Itself by Steve James. Ebert first met James when he reviewed a film of...

Cost: $8 Museum members, $10 general

Where:
Honolulu Museum of Art
900 S. Beretania St.
Honolulu, HI
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Iconic Hawaiian waterman Duke Kahanamoku's birthday is Sunday, Aug. 24, and how better to celebrate than by getting into, or watching, the week-long Duke's Oceanfest in Waikiki. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kuhio and Queen's Surf Beach
Waikiki, HI

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Iconic Hawaiian waterman Duke Kahanamoku's birthday is Sunday, Aug. 24, and how better to celebrate than by getting into, or watching, the week-long Duke's Oceanfest in Waikiki. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kuhio and Queen's Surf Beach
Waikiki, HI

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Do you love those dance reality TV shows, So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars? Then you may recognize the names in the Ballroom with a Twist’s lineup, happening at...

Cost: $35 to $125

Where:
Blaisdell Concert Hall
777 Ward Ave.
Honolulu, HI
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It seems fitting that beloved film critic Roger Ebert should have his own movie—this one, a documentary, named Life Itself by Steve James. Ebert first met James when he reviewed a film of...

Cost: $8 Museum members, $10 general

Where:
Honolulu Museum of Art
900 S. Beretania St.
Honolulu, HI
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It seems that every time you hit up Murphy’s you’re wearing green, whether it’s for St. Patrick’s Day or in support of UH athletics. Get riled up for UH’s next...

Where:
Murphy's Bar and Grill
Chinatown, HI

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Iconic Hawaiian waterman Duke Kahanamoku's birthday is Sunday, Aug. 24, and how better to celebrate than by getting into, or watching, the week-long Duke's Oceanfest in Waikiki. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kuhio and Queen's Surf Beach
Waikiki, HI

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It seems fitting that beloved film critic Roger Ebert should have his own movie—this one, a documentary, named Life Itself by Steve James. Ebert first met James when he reviewed a film of...

Cost: $8 Museum members, $10 general

Where:
Honolulu Museum of Art
900 S. Beretania St.
Honolulu, HI
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“Just like Bruno Mars, but with lots of talking.”—Augie T, on the So Dumb Tour experience. He will also be performing on Maui, Kauai and the Big Island this month. August...

Cost: $15-$30

Where:
Blaisdell Concert Hall
, HI

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What: Nail your next look, from Charlotte Gainsbourg x Current/Elliot's $128 T-shirt to Rita Ora's patch-laden leather basketball shorts for adidas, with these just-released...

Where:
, HI

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Picnic outdoors at the Hawaiian Mission Houses and watch 37 of Shakespeare’s plays condensed into a single, 97-minute comedic play by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. $20...

Cost: $20 regular, $18 HMH members, $16 seniors and students

Where:
Hawaiian Mission Houses
553 S. Kings St.
Downtown Honolulu, HI
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What: Your must head must be in the sand if you haven't heard the news that Kaimuki Superette is now open. Chef Ed Kenney wows us (again) with a not-so-literal, prettier version of a...

Where:
, HI

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Iconic Hawaiian waterman Duke Kahanamoku's birthday is Sunday, Aug. 24, and how better to celebrate than by getting into, or watching, the week-long Duke's Oceanfest in Waikiki. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kuhio and Queen's Surf Beach
Waikiki, HI

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Family Promise of Hawaii is holding its 5K Fun/Walk Run on August 23 in Kailua at 7 a.m. The event is Family Promise of Hawaii's annual fundraiser which supports families with children who...

Cost: $25 per runner, $15 for members of a team, $10 for children under 12 years old.

Where:
Kailua Intermediate School
145 South Kainalu Drive
Kailua, HI
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Greece may be more than 8,000 miles away, but you can celebrate its culture as if you are there. Stop by Ala Moana Park this weekend for the Greek Festival and listen to Greek musicians play...

Cost: $3, active military and children 11 years and under are free

Where:
McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Park
Honolulu, HI


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On Saturday, August 23, from 2 to 6 p.m., stop by the Clarence T.C. Ching Field at the University of Hawaii, Lower Campus for the 2014 True Fan Paina event. Watch UH student football, soccer and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Clarence T.C. Ching Field at the University of Hawaii, Lower Campus
Honolulu, HI


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What: Your must head must be in the sand if you haven't heard the news that Kaimuki Superette is now open. Chef Ed Kenney wows us (again) with a not-so-literal, prettier version of a...

Where:
, HI

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Iconic Hawaiian waterman Duke Kahanamoku's birthday is Sunday, Aug. 24, and how better to celebrate than by getting into, or watching, the week-long Duke's Oceanfest in Waikiki. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kuhio and Queen's Surf Beach
Waikiki, HI

More information

What: Nail your next look, from Charlotte Gainsbourg x Current/Elliot's $128 T-shirt to Rita Ora's patch-laden leather basketball shorts for adidas, with these just-released...

Where:
, HI

More information

Picnic outdoors at the Hawaiian Mission Houses and watch 37 of Shakespeare’s plays condensed into a single, 97-minute comedic play by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. $20...

Cost: $20 regular, $18 HMH members, $16 seniors and students

Where:
Hawaiian Mission Houses
553 S. Kings St.
Downtown Honolulu, HI
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What: Love, a buzz cut and a celestial race are a few of the big screen options for this year’s Sundance Film Festival Shorts Tour. Hand-picked by the festival’s shorts programmer,...

Where:
Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art
, HI

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