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Night Market Guide: I (heart) Our Kakaʻako

With “I Heart Kakaʻako” as this month’s theme, Night Market returns to its new location along Cooke Street between Pohukaina and Auahi. Celebrating the things we love and the passions that drive us, the energy keeps pulsing through art and entertainment,…

Showdown in Chinatown May 2014

We checked out Showdown in Chinatown May 2014 for the latest and greatest in last-minute movie making. Filmmakers had 96 hours to write, shoot, and edit a short film of seven minutes or less. The aim is to improve the…

Party pics: Pipeline Cafe Reunion Party

The Republik, together with several of the biggest names in promotion on Oahu threw a night to remember the epic parties and concerts that used to happen at Pipeline Cafe, now the BJ Penn UFC Gym. Pipeline, perhaps the last…

Honolulu Community College senior fashion show

Honolulu Community College’s Fashion Technology Program on Saturday presented its senior fashion show, C’est si bon – It’s all good. The new format was refreshing with informal modeling of underclassmen designs during the reception. It was a smart move since…

This weekend: Celebration of the Arts

When I travel, I like to blog events as they happen, but sometimes the days are so jam packed with things to do, there’s no time. Such is the case with the annual Celebration of the Arts, happening this coming…

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…

Who’s coming: Eat the Street Pork

Be prepared for another porkfest at Friday’s Eat the Street, with more than 40 vendors offering their take on the beloved meat.Also on tap, Polynesian Cultural Center will be performing scenes from, “Ha-Breath of Life,” a visually stunning story about…

Maui Ag Fest 2014

I had a hard time choosing a promo pic to represent today’s blog about the Maui Agricultural Festival. The highlight is definitely the collaboration between Maui chefs and farmers, but there is so much more to the event.On the first…

HIFF Spring Showcase Preview

The Hawaii International Spring Showcase begins today, and as usual, HIFF is offering a great mix of international cinema with an emphasis on Asian films. Most of the films will be shown at Dole Cannery theaters, but there also will…

Tori Richard grand opening

Tori Richard celebrated the grand opening of its new Ala Moana store last night. Through April 8, the vibrant new space will feature artwork from youth participating in Art to Go, an outreach program at the Honolulu Museum of Art.…

Save the date: Kawaii-Kon

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. The event, which runs from April 4-6, was our featured segment on…

Hawaii Food and Wine heads to the Target Isle

After last year’s successful inaugural event on the island of Maui, the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival will add a one-of-a-kind event to the 2014 lineup.In addition to events on Maui and Hawaii Island, the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival…

Support Localicious Hawai‘i

Localicious Hawai‘i, a monthlong campaign to raise funds for agricultural education, kicks off March 1, with more than 65 local restaurants committed to the cause.The inaugural event — organized by the Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation and chaired by Alan Wong —…

Spring trends at Shop a Le‘a

This past weekend during Shop A Lea at Ala Moana Center, Amos Kotomori styled and produced yet another set of fabulous fashion shows this year, bringing to life the best trends of spring 2014. Check out the descriptions of my…

Win tickets to Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival!

We’re giving away two tickets to the 2014 Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival, valued at $400 (event TBD). To be eligible for the drawing, just subscribe to the Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation newsletter by filling out the form below. Contest ends…

Who’s coming: Eat the Street Chocolate

Time to take a hiatus from that New Year’s resolution and indulge in everything chocolate. That’s the theme of Friday’s Eat the Street, and like in years past, expect lots of wondrous, gooey, chocolatey dishes. We’re not talking just desserts,…

Fashion: Anne Namba’s spring line

Anne Namba (left) with her models from the Cherry Blossom court.Local designer Anne Namba showcased her Spring 2014 line at her Kakaako studio last night, with the Cherry Blossom queen and princesses as her models. She brought out a lot…

Kona Abalone opens in Ala Moana

If you’ve been to the farmer’s markets around town, you’ve seen the booth with the freshly grilled, live abalone from Kona. It’s wildly popular with Japanese tourists, who know it’s a delicacy and not nearly as inexpensive at home.Well, now…

More behind the scenes stories @ ‘The Lion King’

Selena Moshell, a dancer and social media captain for “The Lion King,” has been sharing behind-the-scenes photos and stories with Nonstop Honolulu during the Broadway show’s run at Blaisdell Concert Hall through March 9. Here’s her latest posts.By Selena MoshellPost…

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…

POW! WOW! Day 5: 1XRun & PangeaSeed Exhibition

1XRun, a print company based in Detroit and PangeaSeed, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about threatened ocean habitats, hosted a party/art exhibition at Fresh Cafe’s Loft in Space, working with several of the visiting artists to offer high-quality prints…

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…

Save the date: Soul Sessions with Toni Braxton

If you’re wondering how to spend Valentine’s Day, how about a night of comedy and music, with R&B star Toni Braxton headlining Soul Sessions V.5, at Blaisdell Arena?Fitting for the occasion, the singer-songwriter and TV personality will performs her hit…

Eat here: Valentine’s popup brunch

NOTE: Baked goods sale locations in last paragraph have been updated.—@aliyoko, who goes by the name Alison Yokouchi and makes desserts on occasion for Pig and the Lady, leaned in conspiratorially. “Three of us are getting together to do a…