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Quick shots: Beam Suntory’s Prohibition cocktail party

What are some of Honolulu’s top mixologists concocting? Beam Suntory challenged six at Prohibition-themed party Sunday night at Bishop Museum. An invite-only event for Honolulu’s food and beverage community, guests came in full 1920s glamor complete with feathered boas, pearls, top…

fresh BYTES: The Salo Project

Filipino food isn’t new in the islands, but on the mainland, this “new cuisine” has become quite the trend in many major cities. Yesterday, the team at Kaimuki Superette hosted the latest leg of chef Yana Gilbuena’s The Salo Series,…

Did this: I Heart Kakaako Night Market

Saturday’s Honolulu Night + Market was a blast, with food vendors, live entertainment, a beer garden, hookah and cigar section, expanded art booths and the highlighted fashion show by Cassie Louie. The line for the Wow Wow Lemonade was the inadvertent biggest…

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…

Kicking off Mele Mei 2014

Mele Mei kicked off on May 1, starting a monthlong celebration of Hawaii’s music that culminates with the Na Hoku Hanohano festival and awards. For the launch, various local musicians (who are also Na Hoku Hanohano Award nominees) played for a…

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…

What’s on the menu: Spam Jam 2014

Time for another Spam Jam! Yes, the enormous streetfest celebrating Hawaii’s fave luncheon meat happens Saturday from 4-10 p.m., with tens of thousands of people congregating along Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki to taste creative Spam dishes from 20 restaurants.Although Spam…

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…

H&M sneak peek

The new H&M in Waikiki — the first H&M outlet in Hawaii — officially opens to the public Thursday at noon. But on Tuesday, I got an early tour of the highly anticipated 31,000-square-feet mega store, with high ceilings and…

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…

Recap: POW! WOW! Hawaii 2014

Here’s a roundup of all our POW! WOW! Hawaii 2014 coverage, from the daily progress of the amazing mural paintings in Kakaako to this year’s events, parties and art shows:First, here’s a collection of video interviews with POW! WOW! Hawaii…

Did this: Night Market Block Party

Honolulu Night Market exploded last night, the newly completed Pow! Wow! murals drawing huge crowds to the heart of the city’s street art scene. Noted taggers from Hawaii, the mainland and Pacific Rim showed off the spray-paint creations they began…

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,…