O'ahu

A Gift from Nobu: Lunch

A "Trial" Period thru January 13 Featured Stand-outs from Chef Nobu's Signature Menu

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, who operates a signature eatery at the Waikiki Parc, is serving up a lovely little gift to the residents and visitors of O‘ahu this winter; lunch service. From Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the eatery will feature legacy hot and cold dishes, a full sushi bar, donburi, noodles and combination plates

HIFF + Halekulani Present Oscar Night Elegance

A Red Carpet Fund Raiser for the Festival at The House Befitting Heaven

Are you a glamour gal (or guy) always on the lookout for an occasion to don your ball gown (or tuxedo) and hobnob with other such fabulously like-minded folk? Even better—do you like to eat, drink and be entertained in the name of a good cause? Then by all means, consider heading to the Halekulani on Oscar Night where you’ll have the opportunity to walk the red carpet, swill top tier cocktails and view a telecast of the 84th Academy Awards.

Yoga, Healing, Music and Festivities on Oahu's North Shore

If you've ever wished that you could immerse yourself with premiere yoga instruction from a variety of teachers from around the globe—all without without spending a fortune on travel—your wish has come true. The annual Hawai‘i Spirit Festival, which takes place on O‘ahu's North Shore from November 4–6, is a three day celebration of yoga, music, movement and Hawaiian Culture.

Walk Off the Edge (for a good cause)

Rappel Down the Sheraton Waikiki and Help Special Olympics

A rather creative publicity "stunt" is underway in Honolulu—and, with the community's support and enthusiasm, stands to raise many thousands of dollars for a wonderful cause. "Over the Edge of Waikiki" is the proper name that bridges Special Olympics Hawaii, Starwood Resorts & Hotels Hawaii and a few good thrill-seekers interested in a safe (albeit hair raising) activity.

Court of Master Sommeliers to Offer Class on O‘ahu

Up Your Wine Game in Kailua This November

The internationally recognized Court of Master Sommeliers is offering a two-day introductory course plus a third day for those interested in taking the first-level “Certified Sommelier” exam on O‘ahu this November. Settling into two full days of lectures, discussion and tastings at MidPacific Country Club where the likes of master sommeliers Roberto Viernes and Patrick Okubo along with advanced sommelier Charles Fredy, will push your enthusiasm for wine into a full-fledged working knowledge of the industry.

IONA Dancers Host Dinner, Fundraiser

Poolside Dining and Show to Benefit Contemporary Dance in HNL

What's better than an evening spent supporting the arts and imbibing on food prepared by a James Beard-nominated chef fresh off the boat from exile in Kaua‘i? Nothing! (Good guess.) Honolulu's IONA contemporary dancers have joined forces with the Sheraton Waikiki and Colin Hazama (formerly of Jean-Georges' Kauai Grill) to present a Mayan-themed evening of dining and dancing on Saturday, October 8, 2011. The fete will take place around the newly refinished Helumoa Pool starting at 6:00 p.m.

Giddy-Up: Kualoa Ranch Spotlights Cowgirls

For the aspiring cowgirls out there… The second annual Ohana Country Fair and All-Girl Rodeo will kick off at Kualoa Ranch on O‘ahu’s North Shore this October 1st, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free for this family-friendly event that boasts food, crafts, ranch games like barrel racing, roping, calf mugging and so forth.

Tag the Town: Hawaii Graffiti Artists Demo Skills

In the late 1970s, a new art form was born on urban the streets of Manhattan. Young kids—often frustrated with convention—armed with spray cans “tagged” the cold steel of dormant subway cars and buildings in shadowy alleys, only to emerge as the sun rose as roving artwork embraced on the streets. Some of these artists went on to lucrative design careers; others went to jail. Now, twelve top graffiti artists in Hawai‘i will compete in the “Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle” at the Honolulu Academy of Arts at Linekona Art Center this Saturday, Sept. 3, from noon to 7:00 p.m.

Duke's Oceanfest Brings Legends to Waikiki Beach

Meet Your Watermen (and Women) Heroes this Weekend

This weekend, Queens Beach in Waikiki will see more foot traffic by legendary watermen and women than anywhere else over the course of the entire year. It’s the full-swing of Duke’s Oceanfest, and the “Legends Lonboard” contest kicks off Friday, going well into Saturday afternoon; it is followed/preceded by the open water mile swim, SUP and paddleboard races, as well as a variety of water events that all culminate with a rockin’ luau at sundown on Saturday, August 27th.

GET A JOB: Local Production's TWO Oahu Screenings THIS Weekend

Capped with pre-film concerts by Barefoot Natives (Friday) and Henry Kapono (Saturday), plus discussion with actors/director.

Surely by now you’ve heard the steadily building buzz surrounding the Hawai‘i film Get a Job, which was shot entirely on location in Maui last summer and featured a veritable who’s who of Hawaiian notables. What you may not have known was that since its premiere at the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) last October, it has garnered “Best Comedy” awards at film festivals that include Detroit and Ventura, as well as “Juror’s Choice” awards at Las Vegas and Marbella film festivals. And while it’s one thing for Pacific islanders to “get” island humor, it’s quite another to be recognized “off the rock,” as we say.

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