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‘Flutter’ Flies into Pearlridge

July 7th, 2013 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Family

Dancetta Feary has been raising butterflies for nearly a decade. A Realtor with Prudential Locations and the older sister of the late Hawaii musician Mackey Feary, she fell in love with the creatures and found inspiration in their beauty and independence. And she’s now able to offer people an up-close-and-personal encounter with them. This week […]

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Institute for Astronomy Open House on Sunday

April 27th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Family, Science

This Sunday brings the annual Institute for Astronomy Open House in Manoa. As a science-positive geek dad, it’s one of my favorite family events, and you can browse photos I took last year on Flickr. There are many hands-on activities, from dry ice comet making to sunspot observing, informative displays, and several expert talks. It’s a […]

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Classic ‘Transformers’ Return to the Big Screen

June 23rd, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Family, Pop Culture

The Transformers are coming back to the big screen. And I don’t mean the forthcoming sequel to the big budget Michael Bay blockbuster from 2007. Honolulu has been reveling in movie nostalgia lately. Consolidated Theatres saw great success with its 25th anniversary screening of 1984’s “Top Gun,” kicking off a “Hana Hou Picture Show” series […]

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Allstar Weekend Hits Hawaii Next Weekend

June 14th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Events, Family, Music

I admit, I’m not exactly in the key demographic for “Allstar Weekend,” a band of shiny happy California guys that was catapulted to tween-to-teen stardom by The Disney Channel. But I am the father of a teenage girl, and she’s heard of them, and that’s got to count for something. The pop rock quartet —  San […]

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Hawaii Book and Music Festival This Weekend

May 13th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Art, Books, Events, Family

The sixth annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival takes place this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 14 & 15, on the municipal grounds between Honolulu Hale and the Fasi Building. It’s a great event for kids and families, for sure, but also for any voracious reader. I look forward to it almost as much as […]

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Eisa Drum Festival on May 14

May 5th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Events, Family, Music

Lovers of Okinawan drums won’t want to miss the first Eisa Drum Festival next Saturday at Kapiolani Community College. This special, evening event is bringing together several groups that practice and perform a variety of dances and drumming styles unique to Okinawa… plus a touch of Japanese taiko. Participating eisa groups are Chinagu Eisa Hawaii, […]

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Free Museum Admission on Saturday

September 23rd, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Art, Events, Family, Hawaii

Saturday brings the sixth annual “Museum Day” across the country, in which hundreds of museums across the country offer free admission to re-introduce the public to their collections. This year, there are nine participating museums in Hawaii: ‘Iolani Palace (Honolulu) Bailey House Museum (Maui) Honolulu Academy of Arts (Honolulu) Mission Houses Museum (Honolulu) Pacific Aviation […]

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“Hā” Celebrates First Birthday

August 15th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Art, Events, Family, Music, Social Media, Video

The “Breath of Life” blew out a big candle last night. One year ago, the Polynesian Cultural Center unveiled its new evening show, “Hā: Breath of Life.” The ambitious, 90-minute production took three years and $3 million to prepare. And by all accounts, it was worth it. The show staged its first anniversary performance this […]

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Healthier Cooking for Kids in Kahala

August 8th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Events, Family, Food

It’s astonishing what kids will eat, and how much of it. But as a dad to three keiki, I can tell you that I’m not always proud of the things they put in their mouths. If you’re like me, you might want to check out “The Kids Food Adventure,” a national children’s food tour that’s […]

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Phineas and Ferb Go Hawaiian

July 8th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Family, Hawaii, Pop Culture, Television

Much as I’d like to think of myself as a sophisticated connoisseur of art and culture, I consume my fair share of pop pablum. And as a dad to three kids, I also know more than I want to know about kids cartoons. A few shows have been outright banned from our living room TiVo, […]

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