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Our Top 5: Milk tea

Pearl tea. Boba tea. Bubble tea. How ever you call it, it seems that wherever you look, there’s another version of this Taiwanese treat available to try. So who does it best? And what makes it so? To figure this…

Do this! May 8-10

Anuhea ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 10   Hawaii-born songstress Anuhea is back, and still making her way up in the music world, with a catchy blend of engaging, honest lyrics, acoustic soul, pop, rap and reggae that…

Do this! May 1-5

Beauty After Dark Launch ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 8   At T Galleria's new fashion, beauty and shopping event, you'll have a chance to meet the authors of the "Honolulu Street Style" book: Maile Moran, Attilia Pohlmann…

Do this! April 3-8

Kawaii Kon ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 9   It’s that time every year, when anime fans congregate at the Hawaii Convention Center for the 10th annual Kawaii-Kon, a three-day convention celebrating everything anime/cosplay/manga/video gaming and more. Since…

Do this! March 27-29

H&M Grand Opening ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 11   The highly anticipated H&M store is officially open to the public today. Check out the $5 opening day deals, and a beautiful art installation featuring local surf photographers…

Do this! March 20-23

  Spring Break Dream World party with DJ Shogun & DSKOTEK ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 9   It's coming up on Spring Break for the UH system, and this party, hosted by HI Headliners and featuring DJ…

Do this! March 6-12

First Friday ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 9 This First Friday, there's a ton of stuff going on in Chinatown. Here's our guide to hitting some of the coolest places and events: -Red Lantern @ the Chinatown Courtyard:…

Do this! February 28-March 4

NINES: Fashion Lounge ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 10 Russell Tanoue's classy party at Chai takes on a slightly different format this month, with featured designer Valerie Joseph setting up in the lounge with special $20 deals. If…

Do this! Feb 20-24

Afrika Bambaataa ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 10 As legendary a name as Grandmaster Flash, understated hip-hop and rap music master Afrika Bambaataa is the originator of Zulu Nation, and famous for his turntablism and genre-bending sets that…

Do this! Valentines Edition, Feb 14-16

Soul Sessions Vol. 5 with Toni Braxton ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 10 Toni Braxton, the Grammy-winning "Queen of R&B," makes her debut in Hawaii on Valentine's Day at the huge annual Valentine's Day Soul Sessions Vol. 5…

Do this! February 6-8

Parametric ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 13 A fascinating exhibition "of pieces and parts" comprises Parametric, CoXist Studio's new installation, with sculpture by E. Spencer Agoston & Gideon Gerlt, and live music by DJ Anton Glamb. CoXist Studio;…

Do this! Jan 31-Feb 4

Chinese New Year ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 11 Celebrate the official last day of Chinese New Year in Chinatown on Friday, with fireworks, lions and dragons (oh my!) on the streets and parties at NextDoor (live videos,…

Do this! January 23-28

Art & Flea: Happy Days ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 12 Art & Flea moves to a new location in the Our Kakaako warehouse at 449 Cooke St. this month, with 60+ vendors, contests, prizes, food, a bar,…

Do this! January 17-21

Beats & Sweets ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 11 Hit up the Secret Record store and find some rare vinyl, order some custom ice cream flavors from the Wing Ice Cream Parlor and listen to music by DJs…

Do this! January 9-14

Hawaii's Finest 4th Anniversary with Fiji ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 8 Urban fashion designers and promoters Hawaii's Finest celebrate their fourth anniversary with a Throwback Jam featuring Island music artist Fiji with supporting acts Mana'o Company, Bruddah…

Do this! January 2-5

First Thursday Poetry Slam ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 5 The first First Thursday poetry slam of the year kicks things off with a high-energy night featuring wordsmith G. Yamazawa, a Kundiman Fellow, National Poetry Slam Finalist, two-time…

Do this! Dec. 19-24

'The Nutcracker' ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 8 This year's beautiful performance of the magical holiday classic, "The Nutcracker," features some international stars like Megan Fairchild and Joaquin De Luz, principal dancers in the New York City Ballet,…

Do this! Dec. 12-15

Filmage: The Story of the Descendents/ALL ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 12 "Filmage" is the screening of a fascinating documentary: "The story of an influential punk band and their endless quest for pop, angst, love, and coffee." A…

Do this! December 4-10

Professional Services Social ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 12 Mix, mingle and...err, jingle with the The Shidler College of Business Alumni Association and the Young Lawyers Division of the Hawaii State Bar Association's holiday mixer at M. Bring…

Do this! Nov 29-Dec 4

Downtown Shop Around ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 13 Shop local this Black Friday, avoid the mall and get unique gifts on special Black Friday sale at participating Downtown store, many of whom are offering extended hours. Got…

Do this! Nov. 21-26

Philippines Typhoon Relief Fundraisers ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 12 Even if you don't have friends or family in the Philippines, you're probably aware of the devastation that resulted from Super Typhoon Haiyan, which has killed an estimated…

Do this! Nov 14-17

Murphy's 26th & Sierra Nevada's 33rd Anniversary Block Party ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 15 It's the 26th anniversary of Murphy's Bar and Grill, and Sierra Nevada, celebrating their 33rd anniversary, is teaming up with Murphy's to throw…

Do this! Nov. 7-13

Third Annual Oahu Fringe Fest ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 10 Oahu Fringe Festival is back to celebrate a third year, with a showcase of performances that prides itself on its diversity, creativity and sometimes off-the-wall originality. This…