Party pics

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…

Hawaii Zombie Crawl 6: Never Say Die

Each year before Halloween, the shambling hordes of the undead stumble the streets of Chinatown, looking for music, booze and braaaaaiiinnnnsss! One wristband gave the zombies access to exclusive drink specials, live music and festivities at all 13 participating venues:…

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…

First Friday Art Walk August 2016

During August’s First Friday, we dropped in at Brue Bar on Merchant Street for John McCaskill’s “Suicide Prints” woodblock art show, the new Palate restaurant, formerly Soul de Cuba, Madre Chocolate for live music and chocolate samples, The Human Imagination…

Comic Con Honolulu 2016: Day 1

Harley Quinn and the Joker from the upcoming “Suicide Squad” film were friendlier than expected, considering their suicidal tendencies. And Katana from “Arrow” apparently gave birth to a Hogwart’s wizard, Jedi knight, and a tiny barbarian. Where did I encounter…

The Cure at Blaisdell

It’s hard to believe The Cure has been around for 37 years now, but the legendary band’s hits are, if anything, just as beloved today as they were in the 80s. Robert Smith (voice/guitar), Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums),…

Party pics: Anna O’Brien’s 47th Anna-versary

Here’s a fun fact about Anna’s, that iconic Honolulu fixture that was started in 1969 as Anna Bannana’s (initially misspelled but they kept it for flavor) by entrepreneur Gary Budlong as a 60s-themed dive bar and has managed to go…

Party pics: First Friday July 2016

While many galleries and stores were closed for the holiday weekend, those participating in the art walk hosted a lively scene. We hit some of the hot spots, including Roberta Oaks’ store on Pauahi Street, Madre Chocolate across the street,…

Party pics: Sailor Jerry Festival 2016

The second annual Chinatown-wide Sailor Jerry Festival, brainchild of Jason Miller from 808shows.com and Josh 86 from Downbeat, took over eight Chinatown venues on the anniversary of legendary tattoo artist Norman Keith “Sailor Jerry” Collins’ death to pay tribute to…

Party pics: First Friday June 2016

Chinatown was a flurry of activity during June’s First Friday, with the art walk and the restaurants and clubs bringing out lots of people to enjoy the night. We hit some of the happening spots, including art gallery Ten41 on…

White Box Hawaii

Local designers and artists gathered at Kaka’ako Agora Thursday night to share their visions of a contemporary Hawaii, one free of the cliched coconut bras and tiki torches the world knows us by. The idea involved giving participants a white…

Party pics: Next Level Memorial Day Pool Party

Super CW, Compose and Contrast Magazine teamed up to throw another legendary pool party on Memorial Day at the Hawaiian Monarch Hotel, with industry folks, residents and visitors alike raging on the pool deck to DJs Darren Zane, Yoo Zilla,…

50th State Fair 2016

My first job was at the 50th State Fair, over twenty years ago. The summer before my sophomore year in high school was spent working as a carnie. Actually more of a glorified balloon inflator and games operator. My first…

Honolulu Ekiden 2016

Driving from Sandy Beach to the top to Hanauma Bay takes your breath away. So does running from Sandy Beach to the top of Hanauma Bay. Well, running and walking, in my case. But not for the views. I’m talking…

Amazing Hawaii Comic Con 2016 Day 2

Traditionally, Saturday is the busiest day of the three-day cosplay conventions, and we spotted lots of creative costumes in the vendor area and on the third floor where the panels were held. Highlights of the day included meeting some of…

Amazing Hawaii Comic Con 2016 Day 1

  Avengers assemble! Day one of the Amazing Hawaii Comic Con 2016, was noticeably slower than last year, probably due to all the high school graduations happening Friday night. Still, we saw tons of comic book artists, vendors, crafts and…

Party pics: Ad2 Honolulu 2016 Spring Fundraiser

Ad2 Honolulu hosted its annual spring fundraiser party for young professionals, with #LetAd2Happen at SKY Waikiki Tuesday evening. Pupu, a silent auction, cocktails and live entertainment rounded out the night, which attracted young business people from every field, including graphic…

Party pics: AHA Beat 2016

The American Heart Association (AHA) gathered its sponsors and hundreds of Honolulu’s socialites together at Trump Tower Saturday for an evening of food, drinks and fashion to raise money to help support the Association’s mission of raising awareness for heart…

ARTafterDARK: #SELFIE

I didn’t take a selfie, but I found a bunch of people who did at ARTafterDARK: #SELFIE on Friday night at the Honolulu Museum of Art. This month’s themed event featured selfie stations throughout the museum grounds and the usual nightlife…

Party pics: 10th annual Great Chefs Fight Hunger

Hundreds of people turned out to support the Hawaii Foodbank’s 10th annual Great Chefs Fight Hunger fundraiser, featuring about 20 Oahu restaurants and 13 beverage companies at the main warehouse in Mapunapuna. This year’s crowd was even larger, as the…