Category: Events

Special “LOST” Tour at Kualoa on May 23

Special “LOST” Tour at Kualoa on May 23

After six incredible seasons, the awesome filmed-in-Hawaii series “LOST” will come to an end on Sunday, May 23. The two-and-a-half-hour series finale will be sandwiched between a two-hour retrospective and a special “LOST” sendoff on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” That adds up to over five hours of “LOST” goodness on ABC...

HMAUS SpringFest on Saturday

HMAUS SpringFest on Saturday

Whether you’re a long-time fan and user of Apple and Macintosh products or a recent convert to “The Apple Way,” you should check out SpringFest, one of the keystone annual events of the Hawaii Macintosh & Apple Users Society (HMAUS). This year’s gathering is being hosted and co-sponsored by Kapiolani...

Sci-Tech Day Offers Alternative to Furlough Friday

Sci-Tech Day Offers Alternative to Furlough Friday

The state’s “Furlough Friday” calendar has locked Hawaii students out of classrooms and created the shortest school year in the nation. But this Friday, April 30, middle school students (in grades 6th through 8th) have a unique opportunity to continue learning, and expand their familiarity with science and technology, through...

Social Media in Focus

Social Media in Focus

Local businesses that want to better understand the benefits and potential risks of social media now have two new resources available to them. Companies that need a basic primer can now turn to a new guide released last week by a Honolulu staffing firm. And those who’d like to explore...

Waitiki Hits Honolulu

Waitiki Hits Honolulu

Waitiki is a Boston-based musical collective, but their sound — dubbed “exotica” — is undeniably influenced by the islands. And the group will have its only public Honolulu performances of 2010 this week… two different shows with two different sounds in the city that inspired them. Founded by Hawaii-born bassist Randy Wong and...

Recycle your E-Waste on April 10 [Updated]

Recycle your E-Waste on April 10 [Updated]

If you’re even remotely geeky, chances are you have a home or garage filled with old computers and electronics. It’s hard to get rid of, to be sure. There’s sentimental value (I have a Commodore 128 slowly decaying in my den), but there’s also environmental risk: old electronics are a...

Honolulu Twestival on Thursday

Honolulu Twestival on Thursday

The second annual Honolulu Twestival is almost here! This global fundraiser is taking place on Thursday, March 25 in hundreds of cities, but the last stop will be right here in the Aloha State. By the time our pau hana party at Oceans 808 begins at 5 p.m., over $100,000 will...

Onward to SXSW Interactive

Onward to SXSW Interactive

I’m at Gate 7 of Honolulu International Airport, about to board my redeye flight. I’m en route to SXSW Interactive. It’ll be my second year at this gargantuan geek fest, once again as part of the Wondermill delegation. I can’t wait to see old friends, make new friends, and fill...

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...

“LOST” Travel Package and Tour

“LOST” Travel Package and Tour

If you’re a “LOST” fan who has been contemplating a visit to “The Island” in January to celebrate the sixth and final season of the show, now is the time to take the leap. Local officials have yet to confirm the advance screening of the “LOST” season premiere at a...

“LOST” Beach Premiere Set for Jan. 30

“LOST” Beach Premiere Set for Jan. 30

The much-anticipated premiere episode of the sixth and final season of “LOST” will be shown three days early on the beach in Waikiki, TV blogger and “LOST” fan Doc Arzt reported this afternoon. To say there has been strong demand for the event would be an understatement. I receive several...

Celebrating “LOST” with HIFF [Updated]

Celebrating “LOST” with HIFF [Updated]

On Saturday, the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) featured a full day of programs devoted to ABC’s hit television series “LOST.” There were three 90-minute “master classes” held at the Regal Theatres at Dole Cannery in the afternoon, capped off with a gala evening event — “An Evening with Damon...

PowerPoint Karaoke Comes to Hawaii

PowerPoint Karaoke Comes to Hawaii

Going on stage to give a presentation is, for some, already a terrifying scenario. But what if you didn’t even know what your presentation was going to be about? That’s the deliciously cruel setup for “PowerPoint karaoke,” which turns potentially drab charts and graphs into live improv comedy. As the...

Tech Breakfast on Hawaii Broadband

Tech Breakfast on Hawaii Broadband

On Friday, the monthly HISciTech Tech Download networking breakfast organized by the Hawaii Science & Technology Council will feature an update on the Hawaii Broadband Taskforce. Although the HBTF was technically shut down at the end of June, there’s still no shortage of new information to process. This Friday’s event,...

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...

“LOST” at HIFF

“LOST” at HIFF

Updated Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.: As reported late last month, the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is collaborating with the producers and creators of the hit television show “LOST” for a series of special events on Saturday, Oct. 17. There will be a series of “master classes” during the day,...

Photo Fusion Workshop on Sept. 24

Photo Fusion Workshop on Sept. 24

Renown digital photographer and videographer Vu Bui (of The Bui Brothers) is returning to Honolulu as part of a “photo fusion” mini-tour. He’s going to be spending a week on Oʻahu shooting photos and videos to teach people what they can accomplish with the most basic gear. And the kickoff...

27th Okinawan Festival

27th Okinawan Festival

Okinawan Festival from hawaii on Vimeo. This past weekend brought the 27th annual Okinawan Festival back to Kapiolani Park. More than 40,000 people turned out over two full days to revel in all things uchinanchu, showcasing everything from traditional Okinawan performances, to delicious food, to several cultural activities. My family...