September 2017

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25 Reasons We Go Kapolei

If you haven’t been to the West Side in a while, it might be time to pay a visit.

This New Art Exhibit is Rewriting the History of Abstract Expressionism

“Abstract Expressionism: Looking East From the Far West,” which debuts Sept. 7 at the Honolulu Museum of Art, is a showcase of more than 45 paintings, illustrations and sculptures intended to explore the ways that Abstract Expressionism was shaped by the traditions and techniques of its Asian-American and Hawai‘i practitioners.
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Hau‘oli Lā Hānau: Celebrating Local Company Anniversaries—September Edition

Every month, we celebrate the anniversaries of local companies and organizations. This month: A helping hand, a Waikīkī mainstay, a school of firsts and a historic church.

ABC Stores Ventures into Upscale Dining with Dukes Lane Market & Eatery

When a retail giant like ABC Stores gets into the restaurant business, there’s more to the story than meets the palate.

Afterthoughts: Lunch Break

Honolulu’s dining options change block to block.

6 Ways to Rock Menswear-Inspired Looks This Fall

As we’ve seen this season (ahem, the romp-him), fashion is all about gender equality.

25 Reasons We Go Kapolei

If you haven’t been to the West Side in a while, it might be time to pay a visit.

These 3 Upscale Food Courts Are Worth the Trip to Waikīkī

Waikīkī gets a triple dose of elevated street fare.

Field Notes: Play Ultimate Frisbee in the Sun and Sand at Sherwood Beach

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: Ultimate Frisbee.

From Our Files: Moments from Hawai‘i’s Past–September Edition

A look back at Honolulu from September 1937 to 1997. Stories taken from the archives of Paradise of the Pacific and HONOLULU Magazine.

Quote Unquote: What It’s Really Like Being a Television Producer in Honolulu

Video and film producer Jason Suapaia spent 22 years at creative media company 1013 Integrated (previously Pacific Focus), working his way up from entry-level tape operator to president of the company. Today, he’s the vice president of Integrated Media Production at PBS Hawai‘i, helping to share Hawai‘i stories that also reflect his Hawaiian and Samoan roots.

How Honolulu Ice Show Golden Moment Transforms the Blaisdell into an Ice Rink

On the 25th anniversary of winning an Olympic gold medal, Kristi Yamaguchi, Tony Award-winning singer Lea Salonga and a slew of champion skaters raise funds for childhood literacy at this event Sept. 9 and 10.

This New Art Exhibit is Rewriting the History of Abstract Expressionism

“Abstract Expressionism: Looking East From the Far West,” which debuts Sept. 7 at the Honolulu Museum of Art, is a showcase of more than 45 paintings, illustrations and sculptures intended to explore the ways that Abstract Expressionism was shaped by the traditions and techniques of its Asian-American and Hawai‘i practitioners.

2018 Hale ‘Aina Awards: Destination Delicious on Sept. 17

Join us for an evening of fantastic food, creative cocktails and exhilarating entertainment as we celebrate Hawai‘i’s very best restaurants.

We Are Windward O‘ahu: Big-City Vibes, Small-Town Aloha

(Sponsored) On the other side of the Ko‘olau Mountains, over the Pali Highway, is a community buzzing with small-town charm. With lush hiking trails, turquoise beaches, sandy bays and a vibrant array of local business, Windward O‘ahu offers something for everyone.

You’re Invited to Hawai‘i’s Most Coveted, Secret Affair

(Sponsored) Enter to win two tickets to Le Dîner en Blanc, plus a floral arrangement from J’Adore Floral Designs.

Downtown Honolulu Gets a New Bookstore at The Arts at Marks Garage

Books at Marks carries used books, comics, CDs, cassettes and vinyl records.

Fukushima Dance Club Pays Homage to Japanese Culture

The dance club splits up to attend and perform at about 10 bon dances a season.

The Reel Impact: Here’s How the Film Industry Really Affects Hawai‘i

The film industry brings much more than A-list celebrities and road closures.

Editor’s Page: Begin Again

Here’s to good starts.

The 8 Best Things To Do in September 2017

Browse free museums, watch a late-night brawl, cheer for your favorite NBA team and more.

The Last Lau Lau: ‘Ono Hawaiian Foods Closes After 57 Years

The local landmark closed its doors Aug. 26.
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