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Party Pics: Goddess Zone

We checked out belly dance showcase Goddess Zone on Saturday evening at Doris Duke Theater, hosted by Mistress of Ceremonies Cocoa Chandelier as “The Lady of Wahiahole.” Dances performed in Goddess Zone are inspired from paintings of Hawaiian goddesses by artist Rochelle…

Top 5 things to do this weekend

Now that we’re getting deep into summer, there’s a ton of festivals going on! Check out some of Hayao Miyazaki’s best films, a bon dance in Pacific Palisades, farm animals and a watermelon-eating contest, drag and burlesque performances to support the…

Hawaii: In Real Life ~ The Headquarters

There’s a new studio in town, and it’s run by some well-known names in Hawaii dance circles. Jee Kalua and Liam Soares (formerly of Hype 5-0, America’s Best Dance Crew season 5) recently opened The Headquarters in Aiea, giving people…

Party pics: Flux Pavilion @ The Republik

Bass legend Flux Pavilion blew the doors off The Republik at midnight last night. He filled the crowd with energy and got them jumping during his 90-minute set, playing hit tracks like I Can’t Stop and Gold Dust. Doors opened…

Party pics: MAKJ at The Republik

Mackenzie Johnson, better known as DJ MAKJ, packed The Republik on Saturday night with special guests Joe Ghost, Matt Rage and Sam Lamb for a night full of EDM. An experienced DJ with a large following, MAKJ has toured the…

Party pics: Soulgasm

Dancers got their party faces on for Soulgasm at Bar 35 on Friday night. The first Soulgasm event of 2015 featured resident DJs DJs Matt Kee, Min One, Yuji, along with the debut of their new resident, DJ My Boy…

Something new: 1215

Photo from @racesauce_events (from 1215 Facebook page) I got my rage face ready to check out 1215, one of the city’s newer venues for late-night shenanigans. After gathering some partners in crime, we arrived on the scene a little after…

Party pics: Cinco de Buho

Buho Cocina y Cantina held a Mexican street party on its Waikiki rooftop Friday night. Named Cinco de Buho, the party featured live entertainment, salsa dancing and lessons, along with a limbo dance challenge. The party started at 5 p.m.…

Party pics: Grand Opening Honolulu Club

Three parties unfolded in one place Saturday for the grand opening of the newly renovated Honolulu Club. The rooftop deck held the main stage featuring live entertainment. DJs performed in the lounge and pool areas. Guests were treated to complimentary…

Far East Movement at M Nightclub

Now I’m feeling so fly like a G6! Far East Movement brought the party to M Nightclub Saturday night. Musical group Far East Movement’s claim to fame is having the first No. 1 hit ever achieved by Asian Americans with…

Party pics: Soulgasm

Soulful house dance music party Soulgasm celebrated its first party of the new year last night at Thirtyninehotel. Featured DJs included DJ Rayne Ricker for house and James Coles spinning the classics. Soulgasm hosts a house and funk dance party…

Hawaii: In Real Life ~ 247 Danceforce

Many people know 247 Danceforce as one of the top dance studios in Hawaii, more so because they’ve turned out some nationally acclaimed dancers like Mark Kanemura, Gil Duludlao, Yuri Kim, Cole Horibe, and the all-girl group 8 Flavahz, who were…

Party pics: Soulgasm 6th Anniversary

For Friday’s Soulgasm 6th Anniversary at thirtyninehotel, the team brought DJ Kevin Koga and DJ FLX back to the tables with the rest of the ohana: DJ Min One, HughB, Yuji, and Matt Kee to play for their six-year celebration.…

Party pics: The Bobby Mileage Project

Soulgasm Hawaii brought back hip-hop stars Bobby Mileage and Brooklyn Terry for The Bobby Mileage Project at thirtyninehotel Saturday night. The event featured Bobby Mileage as Master of Ceremonies for a special Free For All Allstyles Cypher battle, with winners…

Party pics: Porn & Chicken, Nintendo Island

Video games, fried chicken and electronic dance music had dancers raging Saturday night at the newly reopened NextDoor in Chinatown for Porn & Chicken: Nintendo Island. The theme centered around Nintendo video games, with partygoers encouraged to come in cosplay.…

Burly-Q Bingo: A Burlesque Extravaganza!

Last night, The ARTS at Mark’s Garage celebrated seven years of Cherry Blossom Cabaret performances with Burly-Q Bingo: A Burlesque Extravaganza! A unique take on bingo, the burlesque performers would drop an article of clothing on a numbered board while…

Party pics: Soulgasm featuring DJ Cecil

Good music and good vibes were found last night at Soulgasm at thirtyninehotel. Hosted by Lyanne Brooks, Soulgasm brought down all the way from the Bay Area, Oakland’s own DJ Cecil of the legendary SF parties, thePeople and Bembe. Also…

Party pics: MEDAH Fundraiser

The Middle Eastern Dance Artists of Hawaii (MEDAH) held a fundraiser Saturday at Loading Zone. Lovers of Middle Eastern culture took the stage and danced and sang throughout the event. MEDAH promotes the diversity of Middle Eastern and related forms…