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August 2014: 8 Arts & Entertainment Picks in Honolulu

Many Europeans take the month of August to travel, while Americans celebrate National Goat Cheese Month. In Hawaii, we’re sampling beers, cleaning our beaches and laughing at local comedy.

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University of Hawaii at Manoa Students Stage Sit-in to Protest Firing of Chancellor Tom Apple

Here’s how it went down, in photos.

New Smithsonian Exhibit Explores “Hawaii by Air”

A new Hawaii aviation exhibit opens at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in the nation’s capital.

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Gov. Abercrombie and Ige Unveil Dueling Plans for Hawaii’s Future

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The Baker Dudes’ New Downtown Bakery

If we’re going to carbo-binge with the Baker Dudes, it’s going to be with their macadamia sticky buns.

We’re Pumped! Neglected Kakaako Pumping Station Gets T.L.C.

A historic but neglected local building finally gets a new tenant.

Hawaii’s Second H&M Store to Open in Kapolei

Retail giant H&M will be part of the Ka Makana Alii shopping mall in West Oahu come 2016.

Chinatown Tour by Slow Food Oahu

Did you know that Sun Yat-sen, founding father of the republic of China, went to Iolani? Or that there’s a butcher in Chinatown who uses rendered fat to make soap?

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Lei Chic’s Greatest Hits of July

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Noodle Tuesday: Vermicelli at Mr. Tea Cafe

How could we claim to be the (maybe) unofficial noodle capital of the world without a noodle dessert?

Hawaii Absentee Voting is Under Way—Both Walk-In and By Mail

Learn where and how to cast your primary election vote in Hawaii.

A Sneak Peek At Florencia Arias’ Upcoming Fall Collection

Deep scarlets and heather golds you’ll want to pony up for.

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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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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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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

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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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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“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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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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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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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

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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