festivals

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival 2016: The wine

This year’s Hawaii Food & Wine Festival has some spectacular once-in-a-lifetime events for wine connoisseurs. Thanks to the generous donation from a private wine collector’s widow and the talents of master sommelier Roberto Viernes of Southern Wine and Spirits, there…

Your guide to Sailor Jerry Festival 2016

Here in Hawaii, Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins is a big deal, but then you already knew that. The famous tattoo master’s birthday is celebrated with various shenanigans including an annual trip to Hawaii by the folks from New York-based Sailor…

Party pics: First Friday March 2016

We hit some of the happening spots during March’s First Friday, including Arts at Marks Garage for a “Strata” mosaic art showcase; the newly remodeled Chinatown Artists Lofts, where only a few artists were back in residence but busy in…

Party pics: Mardi Gras Club Crawl 2016

Seven bars and clubs in Chinatown participated in this year’s Mardi Gras Club Crawl on Fat Tuesday: Square Barrels, Scarlet Honolulu, The ARTS at Marks Garage, Manifest, Downbeat Lounge, Bar 35 and Nextdoor. All served up traditional Mardi Gras food…

Pics: 2015 Kaneohe Bay Air Show

The first day of the Kaneohe Bay Air Show at Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base featured vintage and modern aircraft, food booths, carnival rides and games, and a much-anticipated appearance by the Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron, one of the…

Party pics: Honolulu Brewer’s Festival 2015

The Honolulu Brewer’s Festival, formerly known as the REAL Beer Festival, gave craft beer lovers a chance to sample 80 beers from Hawaii, the Mainland and international breweries on Saturday at the Kaka’ako Makai Gateway Park. The festival also featured…

Party pics: M.Pire at the Korean Festival

The 13th annual Korean Festival celebrated all things Korean Saturday at its new Magic Island location. Past festivals took place at Kapiolani Park. As usual, an enormous crowd turned out for the festival, and this year, the day was capped…

Party pics: Oahu Fringe Fest Pre-Party

The Third Annual Oahu Fringe Fest kicked off Thursday night with a party at NextDoor featuring short previews from a number of Fringe Fest artists, including Rhonda Corner of the Mister Sister Show, the dancers from KARDIA, Ginger Hats and…

Did this: REAL Beer Festival

Ward Centers and REAL a Gastropub hosted the inaugural REAL Beer Festival in the parking lot across from Consolidated Theatres Ward 16 on Saturday afternoon, with attendees getting to partake in a selection of nearly 70 local, domestic and imported…

Pics: Pow Wow Hawaii 2013: Day 5

Pow Wow artists took to the streets again for a day of mural paintings around Kakaako, many bringing out floodlights and gear so they could work late into the night.Then, at 6 p.m., The Box Jelly opened its doors for…