entertainment

Win tickets to HOT’s ‘Tales of Hoffman’

Sponsored HOT presents Jacques Offenbach’s ‘The Tales of Hoffmann,’ opening on April 21. The final HOT show of the 2016-2017 season will also be a celebration of the distinguished career of HOT Artistic Director Henry Akina, who retires at the…

Guide to Kawaii Kon 2017

Thirteen years and 15,000 otaku after it began, it’s back. Kawaii Kon 2017 happens at the Hawaii Convention Center this weekend, April 7 to 9. So to help you navigate this world of anime, manga, gaming and cosplay — and…

Where to party on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. Not sure where to go? Here’s our guide of all kinds of parties happening around town.   7th Annual Bud Light New Year’s Eve Party of the Year 7 p.m. – 2…

Party pics: Super CW Retirement and Birthday Party

Who can bring out the nightlife crew while the sun is still up? None other than Honolulu’s leading lady for parties, promotions and entertainment: Christa Wittmier, aka Super CW. Her retirement and birthday party last night at Pure Nightclub featured…

Save the date: Taste of Korea

Get ready for a fun night of fine dining with a Korean twist, along with a few swigs of soju! The 3rd annual Taste of Korea takes place on Thursday, November 17 and once again this fundraiser for the Hawaii…

Top 5 things to do this weekend

By Kera Wong-Miyasato Get ready for this festival-filled weekend, complete with live music, signature food and good ol’ rice! Plus some of your favorite local artists at the Waikiki Shell, a community fair in Kokokahi and dinner featuring 12 of Oahu’s best…

‘Blair Witch’ lacks the appeal of the original

In 1999, I remember leaving the Cinerama theater after seeing “The Blair Witch Project” with some of my classmates thinking, “I’m not sleeping tonight, this freaked me out!” The movie played like a documentary so we seriously thought the found-footage…

Top 5 things to do this weekend

By Kera Wong-Miyasato Get those creative juices flowing and good times rolling for this weekend’s fun-filled events! Check out a literacy-dedicated block party in downtown, a mini Okinawan Festival, a worldwide design event, a free foodie photo meetup and the annual Mauka…

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…