Author: Odeelo Dayondon

2015 Amazing Hawai‘i Comic Con

The first-ever Amazing Hawai‘i Comic Con came to Honolulu on Sept. 18–20 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. The three-day event included special guests, such as Stan Lee, Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld, Bob’s Burgers character designer Devin Roth, local cartoonist Jon Murakami and many more.

Greek Festival Honolulu 2015

Opa! The 34th annual Greek Festival celebrated Greek foods, music and culture at the McCoy Pavilion Ala Moana Beach Park.

Gridiron 2015

More than 50 journalists and public relations professionals performed sketches making fun of recent Hawai‘i news events at Gridiron’s “On Time and On Budget” at the Diamond Head Theatre. All proceeds from the event fund paid journalism internships at a variety of media outlets across the state.

Cuisines of Eight50

Eight50 introduced its new gourmet menu prepared by Chef Cef Maduli. The private event was held on Friday, Aug. 14.

2015 Mango Jam Honolulu

The first-ever Mango Jam Honolulu celebrated the beloved O‘ahu fruit at the Honolulu Hale on Aug. 7.

2015 Goodwill Goes Glam! Gala Night

The Goodwill Goes Glam! fashion show was held at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall on Thursday, July 16. The event raises awareness of Goodwill’s mission.

2015 YWCA LeaderLuncheon

YWCA of O‘ahu recognizes exceptional women leaders at its signature LeaderLuncheon event.

Hawai‘i Opera Theatre: Sweeney Todd

The Hawai‘i Opera Theatre brought Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd to stage. Guests attended a pau hana event at the Honolulu Club.

2015 David Choi Concert

YouTube star David Choi wrapped up his 2015 World Tour concert with a performance at the Republik on April 25.

2015 Kawaii Kon Hawai‘i

O‘ahu’s largest Japanese art, anime, manga and animation convention was held at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. Fans, artists and guests attended the event from April 8–10.

2015 Wanderlust Festival

A North Shore festival celebrating beachside yoga, sunrise surfing, SUP adventures and jungle hikes.

Canine Game Day 2015

On Jan. 10, dog owners and their pooches mingled with other pet owners at the Hawaiian Humane Society’s Canine Game Day. The event featured a photo booth and an obstacle and agility course at the Neal Blaisdell Park in ‘Aiea.

Jingle Rock Run 2014

Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i’s festive 5K run/walk helped to raise money for the nonprofit to grant wishes to local children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Ballet Hawai‘i Presents Nutcracker 2014

Ballet Hawai‘i’s 2014 production of the Nutcracker featured a cast of dance stars from New York City Ballet, Carolina Ballet and The Australian Ballet.

HONOLULU Fashion Week Day 2 & 3

The world premiere of HONOLULU Fashion Week showcased international and Hawaiian designer collaborations. The event featured captivating designer runway shows, the Bank of Hawai‘i Pop-Up Boutique, W Salon, Paul Brown and Rice Force beauty bars, Inspiration Interiors lounge areas and a Hawaiian Airlines exhibit and first class lounge.

HIFI Presents Kaua‘i Art Factory Runway Show

The HIFI and Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce fashion show featured work from a collective of Kaua‘i designers and artists, including Gypsy Rain, Chez Chanterelle and Bikini 808.

Hawaiian Airlines Presents MAMo Wearable Art Fashion Show

Hawaiian Airlines showcased 85 years of retro uniforms at HONOLULU Fashion Week on Nov. 8, 2014. Native Hawaiian artists and designers presented Hawaiian tattoo, traditional designs, contemporary designs and traditional cultural practices. Featured designers include Keone Nunes, Kapono‘ai Molitau, Puamana Crabbe, Nita Pilago and Marques Marzan.

Honolulu Color Vibe 5K Run

On Veterans Day 2014, runners in the Color Vibe 5K Run were tagged with color cornstarch at the Aloha Stadium.

HONOLULU Fashion Week Day 3: Get Out! Runway Show

On Nov. 8, HONOLULU Magazine presented the Get Out! runway show featuring active, swim and surf wear from Naissance, Takashi Kumagai and Tsu.ya, an activewear line by Olympic gold medal figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi.

HONOLULU Fashion Week Day 1: VIP and Media Preview

The world premiere of HONOLULU Fashion Week kicked off on Nov. 6, 2014 with an invitation-only preview event. The event included appearances by celebrities and a performance by Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom and Willie K.

Cool Kailua Nights

The Cool Kailua Nights block party and health awareness fair raised money for the Boys & Girls Club of Hawai‘i Windward Clubhouse and Castle Medical Center’s Oncology Clinic.

Warrior Dash Hawaii Video

Warrior Dash Hawaii took place at Dillingham Field on Oahu's North Shore. More than 7,900 people crossed the finish line after scaling walls, swimming through mud and leaping over fire in the 3 mile obstacle course. Warriors received a finisher medal and then enjoyed beer, food and live music.