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Best of the Fests: O‘ahu’s 20 Ethnic Festivals

Stuff your face with authentic food while soaking in the cultures of the Islands. From hula and Chinese lion dances to taiko and opera, this list of 20 ethnic festivals on O‘ahu won’t disappoint.
2020.01.16 04:35 PM

The 11 Best Things to do This Week

Relive those ’90s power ballads, watch pro golfers tee up, cheer for the top-ranked Bows or walk through history.
2020.01.08 10:10 AM

I Spent a Year Writing About 15 Ethnic Festivals in Hawai‘i

Shot put, grass skirts, Korean pancakes and andagi.
2020.01.07 07:00 AM

Queen Kapi‘olani’s Coronation Gown Has Been Recreated in Time for the Anniversary of the Royal Event

Fit for a queen.
2020.01.02 04:31 PM

See Andrew Imamura’s Intricate Paper Art at the “Winter Swell” Surf Exhibition

We sat down with the kiri-e artist for a Q&A about his process, style and why his surfers are missing half their bodies.
2019.12.31 11:02 AM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2020 New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival in Honolulu

It’s time to celebrate the rats—those born in the Year of the Rat, of course—at the 27th annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival on January 12.
2019.12.26 07:00 AM

Da Untold Story of Hawaiian Santa, a Pidgin Story by Lee A. Tonouchi

A never-before published work of fiction from the renowned Pidgin Guerilla.
2019.12.24 10:00 AM

What’s Life Like as an Movie Extra in Hawai‘i?

Peek behind the scenes at my Where’s Waldo?-like acting “career” in locally shot movies and TV shows.
2019.12.17 07:00 AM

“Doing Nothing Wasn’t An Option”: A Conversation With City Department of Enterprise Services Director Guy Kaulukukui

The three-year shutdown of the Blaisdell Center will give Honolulu a world-class campus of entertainment facilities.
2019.12.15 11:00 AM

Catch The Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu at Their Upcoming Jazzy Holiday Jam

The Hawai‘i chapter of the nationwide movement can be found caroling around town this month as well as in a holiday concert at Hawai‘i Theatre.
2019.12.10 05:32 PM

Local Artist Makes It to The Big Screen on NBC’s “Making It”

Matt Ortiz, half of Wooden Wave’s husband-and-wife art team, talks about his craft-fren-ships, life on the funny farm and the most valuable thing he walked away with when his run on the show ended.
2019.12.09 02:27 PM

Will These 4 Hawaiian Traditions Disappear Forever?

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs hopes to bolster ancient cultural traditions with a soon-to-be-released directory of artists, instructors and experts. Meet four of those practitioners who are fighting to keep their ancient arts alive.
2019.12.05 05:03 PM