March 2011

Features

63 Merchant Reborn

63 Merchant Reborn

After being covered up in plaster for decades, one of Honolulu’s most historic buildings gets a dramatic new look.

Art to Art: Anatomy of a Merger

Art to Art: Anatomy of a Merger

Two of Honolulu’s largest art museums are merging. Here’s what it means for local art lovers.

Best of Honolulu 2011

Best of Honolulu 2011

It's that time of year again. From macarons to mac-and-cheese, face-painting to surfboard shaping--we've crisscrossed the city to find the best.

Departments

Letters to the Editor: Feedback

...on the Honolulu Symphony, pre-Statehood New Year's celebrations and military in Hawaii.

Dining Reviews: Street Grindz: Not just @food!

10 Honolulu Food Trucks! Tacos and Twitter! Cyberfoodies and Grilled Cheese! Food that's modern, mobile and sometimes worth finding.

Dining Reviews: Home Bar and Grill

The crew from Slammers reunites and remakes this Kalakaua Avenue bar.

Exclusives Module: In Our April Issue

In our April issue, read 43 things every local must do, go on the best izakaya adventures and check out three inspiring stories of college students who are homeless.

Exclusives Module: Tau Dance Theater's Poliahu - One Night Only

After taking the night to celebrate their 15th anniversary with a “Crystal Ball” party, the performers of Tau Dance are back in the studio.

Exclusives Module: 4th Annual Shop a Le‘a at Ala Moana Center

The fourth annual week-long Shop a Le‘a provides a meeting place for high fashion and unique Honolulu style.

Exclusives Module: Family Dinner's New Album

Equal parts hip-hop, Latin, and ska, with crunchy bits of ukulele and country twang. You’re now listening to Family Dinner.

Exclusives Module: Introducing the Sendai-Honolulu Journal

In Honolulu Magazine's new blog Sendai-Honolulu Journal, Scott Schumaker shares how his family is coping with separation amid the chaos and misery of post-quake life in Sendai, Japan.

Exclusives Module: Youth Competitions This Weekend

This weekend holds two state educational finals for youth—the winners of which receive a trip to Washington D.C. for national competitions.

Exclusives Module: A Reflection on Two Legends

In the past few days, Hawaii has lost two legends, Kahauanu Lake and Herb Kawainui Kane.

Exclusives Module: An Art Gallery of Text Messages

Although local artist Jinja Kim’s newest show is titled “Text Messages,” it consists not of pixilated cell phone screenshots, but rather of colorful mixed media collages.

Exclusives Module: Promotion: Shop a Lea Fashion Insider Giveaway

Enter to win insider access to Honolulu's hottest shopping event, Shop a Lea at Ala Moana Center.

Calabash: Raw Sugar Factory

A Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar bulldozer pushes raw sugar onto an underground conveyor belt.

Calabash: Best Trendy Workout

For our March 2011 Best of Honolulu issue, we visited we visited Volcanic Rock Gym and watched owner Justin Ridgely teach writer, Victoria Wiseman, how to rock climb for the first time.

Calabash: In Our April Issue

In our April issue, read 43 things every local must do, go on the best izakaya adventures and check out three inspiring stories of college students who are homeless.

Calabash: Tau Dance Theater's Poliahu - One Night Only

After taking the night to celebrate their 15th anniversary with a “Crystal Ball” party, the performers of Tau Dance are back in the studio.

Calabash: 4th Annual Shop a Le‘a at Ala Moana Center

The fourth annual week-long Shop a Le‘a provides a meeting place for high fashion and unique Honolulu style.

Calabash: Family Dinner's New Album

Equal parts hip-hop, Latin, and ska, with crunchy bits of ukulele and country twang. You’re now listening to Family Dinner.

Calabash: Introducing the Sendai-Honolulu Journal

In Honolulu Magazine's new blog Sendai-Honolulu Journal, Scott Schumaker shares how his family is coping with separation amid the chaos and misery of post-quake life in Sendai, Japan.

Calabash: Youth Competitions This Weekend

This weekend holds two state educational finals for youth—the winners of which receive a trip to Washington D.C. for national competitions.

Calabash: A Reflection on Two Legends

In the past few days, Hawaii has lost two legends, Kahauanu Lake and Herb Kawainui Kane.

Calabash: An Art Gallery of Text Messages

Although local artist Jinja Kim’s newest show is titled “Text Messages,” it consists not of pixilated cell phone screenshots, but rather of colorful mixed media collages.

Calabash: Best Doggie Treats

For our March 2011 Best of Honolulu issue, we visited Hawaii Doggie Bakery, which won Best Doggie Treats.

Around Town: Things to Do in March in Hawaii

This month, cheer for the best Yorkshire, eat ramen and dance the bachata.

Do It Yourself: Container Gardening in Honolulu

You don’t need a backyard to grow your own herbs.

Arts: Jazz: Satomi Yarimizo

How a Japanese software engineer turned herself into the soul of the new jazz movement in Honolulu.

Arts: Design Students for Hire

Does your non-profit need design help? UH design students are standing by.

Books: Two New Books

In a state where no single ethnicity holds a majority, two new books seek to unravel some of the complexities surrounding complexion in Hawaii.

Entertainment: Home Bar and Grill

The crew from Slammers reunites and remakes this Kalakaua Avenue bar.

Entertainment: Voice of TheBus

Meet the man calling the stops.

Sports: Bike Polo in Hawaii

Bike polo is gearing up in Honolulu.

Dining: Street Grindz: Not just @food!

10 Honolulu Food Trucks! Tacos and Twitter! Cyberfoodies and Grilled Cheese! Food that's modern, mobile and sometimes worth finding.

From Our Files

March archives

Afterthoughts: Afterthoughts: Mitigated Gall

On reaching a truce with your own body.