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Celebrate Black History Month at HoMA’s 8th Annual African-American Film Festival

The Honolulu African-American Film Festival, Feb. 16 to 20 this year, gives you a chance to see movies never released widely in Hawai‘i. Here’s how it got started.
2019.02.07 12:25 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to Pow! Wow! Hawaiʻi 2019

With block parties, art exhibitions and a big finale bash at the ʻAlohilani Resort, it’s Kakaʻako’s most eventful annual makeover.
2019.02.06 01:32 PM

Wear Your Art on Your Sleeve with This Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i x HONOLULU Tote

Become a HONOLULU subscriber and this exclusive bag is yours—for free.
2019.02.04 09:45 AM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Punahou Carnival

This year’s Punahou Carnival takes place Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2. Here’s your guide to where to park, what to eat and everything in between.
2019.01.30 02:30 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Night in Chinatown and Lunar New Year Parade

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Honolulu and ring in the Year of the Pig at Night in Chinatown on Feb. 2.
2019.01.29 01:53 PM

Best of the Fests: O‘ahu’s 21 Annual 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 21 ethnic festivals on O‘ahu won’t disappoint.
2019.01.25 05:00 PM

How 5 Popular Ethnic Festivals in Honolulu Adapt While Keeping Traditions Alive

Hurricane threats, new fees and money troubles have suddenly forced some of Honolulu’s decades-old ethnic festivals to pivot and change course in the past few years.
2019.01.24 02:00 PM

Why So Many Major Events Are Leaving Kapi‘olani Regional Park

Kapi‘olani Regional Park is somewhat of an anomaly: It is managed by the city but governed by a trust.
2019.01.24 07:00 AM

Inside Honolulu: Drumming Up Inspiration

A work assignment inspired me to reconnect with my Japanese heritage.
2019.01.23 12:30 PM

5 Honolulu Concerts You Can’t Miss in January 2019

Start your year with music from the past and present, from the best of the ’80s with Lionel Richie to club hits from Rae Sremmurd.
2019.01.13 08:49 AM

Honolulu Festival Night in Chinatown is a Go for Lunar New Year Celebrations

After a sudden cancellation in 2018, this year's event, set for Feb. 2, is expected to feature about 100 vendors and 80 performing groups.
2019.01.09 06:19 PM

4 Can’t-Miss Food and Drink Events to Check Out in January

Farm dinners, haute Indian cuisine, a beer festival and wine pairings for all you foodie fiends.
2019.01.09 02:18 PM