Category: Art

“Hawaiian Ghost Story” Makes Top Six

“Hawaiian Ghost Story” Makes Top Six

The short independent film “Hawaiian Ghost Story” is one big step closer to becoming a reality. As I blogged last week, the project was in the running for $50,000 cash and a $200,000 finishing contract in Openfilm’s first “Get It Made” competition. And today comes official word that it garnered...

Return to Waikiki

Return to Waikiki

It’s called “Return to Waikiki,” and like many things in Hawaii, its name has more than one meaning. The lu’au and cocktail show debuts Saturday with a special “VIP Opening Night,” and it’s a daring attempt to bring the magic back to the tourist Mecca: Return to Waikiki celebrates the...

AsiaPacificFilms.com Offers Free Trial

AsiaPacificFilms.com Offers Free Trial

With a collection of over 250  films by Asian and Pacific Islanders, AsiaPacificFilms.com is the idealized, online equivalent of a independent film festival. No cramped schedules, no limited runs, every title available 24-7. TechCrunch described it as “a Netflix for Asian Pacific indie filmmakers.” Asians and Pacific Islanders are said to...

Hawaii County Band on Chopping Block

Hawaii County Band on Chopping Block

The Hawaii County Band, a 127-year-old institution on the Big Island, has been singled out for elimination in the county budget, expected to be unveiled on Monday. The news was announced tonight to stunned musicians and volunteers by Bob Fitzgerald and Clayton Honma, director and deputy director of the county...

Breathe Concert Set for Jan. 30

Breathe Concert Set for Jan. 30

Lung cancer is the number one killer of adults in Hawaii, and the Aloha State is ranked second in the nation for youth asthma. In all, over 175,000 islanders have lung disease — that’s more than the combined populations of Maui and Kauai. The American Lung Association of Hawaii (ALAH)...

Chinatown Chase 2010 is On

Chinatown Chase 2010 is On

For the fourth year in a row, questing teams will descend upon the Chinatown Arts district in February seeking fame and fabulous prizes… all to support the Hawaii Theatre Center. Registration is now open for Chinatown Chase 2010, a city-spanning adventure and scavenger hunt organized by the fun folks at...

Kat Reeder Tackles Triple Crown

Kat Reeder Tackles Triple Crown

Local artist Kat Reeder, whose work you may have seen at First Friday as one of the recently featured artist at the Chinatown Boardroom, was tapped to create the official poster of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing 2009. Although the competition doesn’t begin until November, she’s offering an early...

Free Admission on Museum Day

Free Admission on Museum Day

This Saturday, Sept. 26, brings Museum Day 2009, and several Hawaii museums are among the over 1,200 museums participating nationwide. The event, which is expected to draw over 200,000 people, is now in its fourth year and sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine. To take advantage of the free admission offer, visit...

Saturday is Museum Day

Saturday is Museum Day

There’s only one thing better than getting into several island museums for the price of one: when the price of admission is free.  This Saturday, Sept. 27 brings “Museum Day,” sponsored by Smithsonian magazine. That means free admission at ten participating museums in Hawaii (and dozens of museums across the...

Laughtrack Theater Opens Friday

Laughtrack Theater Opens Friday

Laughtrack Theater, Honolulu’s first theater space dedicated exclusively to performing and teaching improvisation, is celebrating its grand opening on Friday. The brainchild of Shannon Winpenny and Kim Potter, Laughtrack Theater is located at 1123 Bethel Street, across from Hawaii Theatre.  Winpenny, a Honolulu native, cut her teeth in Chicago with...

Worldwide Photo Walk in Honolulu

Worldwide Photo Walk in Honolulu

Scott Kelby, editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine and president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, is organizing a “Worldwide Photo Walk” this Saturday covering over 100 cities around the globe. Thanks to local organizer Hub Grosswendt, the Honolulu photo walk will come together at Ala Moana Beach...

‘So Sari!’ Art Party This Friday

‘So Sari!’ Art Party This Friday

This month’s Art After Dark is not to be missed. On Friday, the Honolulu Academy of Arts presents “So Sari! Bollywood Nights.” The soundtrack to the evening will be provided by New York’s famed D.J. Rekha, and E&O Trading Company will provide some flavor. You can wander the courtyards of...

Mermaids and More at Art Spree

Mermaids and More at Art Spree

This Saturday brings the “Art Spree” at The Contemporary Museum” in Makiki. In addition to great art, demonstrations, and hands-on crafts for kids, there’ll be live performances… including two shows by Mermaids Hawaii in the museum’s reflecting pool. Other performers include Ringmaster-MC See of Ong King Arts Center, Wally Amos...