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Party pics: Rage 4 Daniel April 2015

Artists, musicians, DJs, bar and club owners and supporters from every industry donated raffle prizes and came together for a fundraiser for 33-year-old owner Daniel Gray at NextDoor on Wednesday night. Just over a year ago, Daniel was diagnosed with…

Pics: Kawaii Kon 2015 Day 3

For those who made it to the last day of Kawaii Kon, there were still a lot of great things to see and do. We got photos from the Darkly Darling Lolita fashion show in the morning, the EMKE concert…

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…

Pics: Na Hoku Hanohano All Stars Concert

The Na Hoku Hanohano All-Stars Concert at Hilton Hawaiian Village Saturday evening brought out hundreds of people for great music under the stars, food and fireworks. It’s part of the 4th Annual Mele Mei Celebration, a series of music and…

Party pics: Cinco de Mayo Bar Crawl 2014

Eleven Chinatown bars and nightclubs teamed up with Cazadores Tequila on Cinco de Mayo to host a free bar crawl Monday evening, with drink specials at each spot, plus a scavenger hunt and Instagram challenge. After a long weekend, the…

Reverie – UH Manoa Senior Fashion Show

The UH Manoa fashion program celebrated its 48th anniversary Sunday night at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa. Every year, I look forward to witnessing what could be a major diamond in the rough and possibly the next Ari…

Glamour at the Crown

Glamour was in the air Thursday night at The Crown Bar and Nightclub at an event to raise awareness and funds for the Hawaii branch of the International Dyslexia Association.Billy V. and Miss Hawaii USA 2014, Moani Hara hosted the…

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…

Did this: Beyond Wicked at Stage

We were invited to experience the newest art installation at Honolulu Design Center’s Stage Restaurant along with a course dinner by returning executive chef Ron De Guzman. Titled, “Beyond Wicked,” a stunning collection of pieces from three prominent global artists…

Did this: Wanderlust Oahu

By Peter ChiapperinoSpecial to NonstopOver the weekend, I attended Wanderlust Oahu, a huge four-day yoga festival at Turtle Bay Resort with about 1,500 attendees. I’ve never tried yoga before, so I feared I would be outside my element. But Wanderlust…

Party pics: Gamers Ball 2

The second Gamers Ball, an all-ages video-game themed event, was hosted by On the Spot Improv at the ARTS at Marks Garage, with game demos from Play Station, Wii, and X Box set up around the gallery, a Rock Band…

Party pics: ARTafterDark: I <3 Foto

ARTafterDARK threw a “Foto” themed event for the month of February, with models sponsored by Nordstrom, photography-themed gallery exhibitions (including an adorable animal-themed photo exhibit curated by Museum trustees Cherye and Jim Pierce), an Instagram contest, food by The Grove and…

Jared Allen helps wounded warriors

At the Helping Heroes Hawaii Golf Tournament, held Saturday at Turtle Bay Resort, golfers played alongside a mix of professional athletes and business leaders for a great cause, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors. This organization was created to raise…

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…

POW! WOW! Hawaii 2014: Day 4

The POW! WOW! murals in Kakaako are nearing completion, and they look amazing! Check out progress photos from Day 4 (Thursday), as well as other evidence of the visiting artists:Photos by Trenton Kakazu POW WOW Hawaii 2014: Day 4 ◄…

Party pics: DJ Dan @ The Fix

Asylum Confidential and BASSMENT hosted veteran electronic dance music DJ Dan at The Fix Saturday night. He’s been spinning for over two decades, and is known for blending 70s disco and funk with modern house and techno. His set didn’t…

One more day: Aloha, Taste Table

Kakaako’s Taste Table ends its run on Auahi Street tonight, and any way you look at it, it’s been a remarkable run. Its beginning was as notable for its promise — a Hawaiian blessing, partners Poni and Brandon Askew, Mark…

Party pics: Cheers for Champions block party

Residents across the islands united Wednesday night to raise funds for Molokai’s and Lanai’s high school athletic programs at the Cheers for Champions block party behind Murphy’s. The sold-out event included food stations with ono treats from Molokai and Lanai:…

Pics: Hokulea and Hikianalia Painting Day

In a collaboration with the Pow Wow School of Art, 808 Urban and the Estria Foundation, about 15 students from local schools got the historic chance to paint and draw colorful artwork on the hatch covers of the Hokulea, Hawaii’s…

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: Erika Elona Album Launch Party

Local musician Erika Elona released her debut album Saturday night at The Republik. The event also showcased local musical groups: Kings of Spade, Dread Ashanti, Sing The Body and Johnny Helm. An experienced entertainer, Elona has played at a wide…