O'ahu

Board Meetings: Triple Crown Exec Director Randy Rarick Talks

This Savvy Surf Legend Talks with B About The Evolution of Competitive Surf

For over 25 years, surf legend Randy Rarick has wrangled adrenaline-charged surfers, international crowds and a litany of corporate sponsors to bring us the Triple Crown of Surfing—the most important series of surf contests on the globe.

Polo Season: Hawaii's Biggest Tailgate Party, Improved

Sunday, March 21, marks the opening day of Hawaii's polo season. In true island style, this year's Hawaii Polo Club has upped the ante with an improved clubhouse, more food and beverage vendors during match play, and an energetic half-time and post-match entertainment line-up.

Major Wood (Show) at Art Academy March 26 through April 11

On Friday, March 26th, the annual Hawaii Wood Show begins a 2 week run that will spotlight the most talented wood artists in North America and Polynesia. The show will take place at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, at 1111 Victoria Street in Honolulu, and run through April 11, 2010.

Bad Betty on Wheels: Roller Derby Season Kicks Off

Roller Derby is back! On the heels of Drew Barrymore's feature film, Whip It, and a resurgence in all-things-retro, womens roller derby season hit Honolulu hard on March 6th at the outdoor roller hockey rink at Kamiloiki Community Park at the corner of Hawaii Kai Drive and Lunalillo Home Road. The event is free to the public, although donations are greatly appreciated.

HIFF Preps for Spring Showcase Sneak Peak

Twenty Films in April to Whet the Palate for October's Main Event

Executive director Chuck Boller and the organizers for this year's 30th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) will get the ball rolling with the 13th year of "Spring Showcase"—20 films that will screen at Regal Dole Cannery Stadium theaters, April 16 – 22, 2010.

New Cafe Spotlights Local, Sustainable Goods

Michael Zhang's Blue Hawaii Cafe to Expand Worldwide

As most retailers strive to remain open during these waning "hunker down" months, Michael Zhang has taken Blue Hawaii LifeStyle Café to unprecedented heights. This month, he opens a second location, at 1111 Bishop Street in downtown Honolulu, while plans for a third store, to open in San Francisco—are slated for May 2010.

EXCLUSIVE FEATURE: The Paskowitz Family Interview

The World's Most Unconventional Surf Family Talks About Life After The Film

Once in a great while you'll catch wind of a truly fascinating story. As a journalist, I often hope it's one that's both true, and one I can track down the characters of. The story you're about to read came to us through a screening of the film Surfwise, at the Maui Film Festival a few years back.

Double Trouble: Restaurateur Announces New Outpost & Launches Blindfolded Dinner Experience

Restaurateur Wes Zane is at it again. The Hawaii-based restaurateur is expanding his culinary empire, this time with an "Asian-style Formaggio" on Kapahulu Avenue, set to open later this month. Sake Street will occupy the space left by Wasabi Bistro (which has relocated to Beachwalk Avenue in Waikiki), Zane is currently retrofitting the space and packing the shelves with sake.

Nobu Matsuhisa Cooks for You, Is Inspired by MA`O

A Week of Events Offers Patrons the Chance to Sip Cocktails, Eat Omakasa with the Restaurateur

Nobu enthusiasts rejoice: The man himself will be on O`ahu from February 9 – 12, 2010, to eat, drink and prepare his signature fare just for you. The global restaurateur will also work closely with MA`O Organic Farms to design an omakase menu inspired by the harvest of produce from the Waianae-based outfit.

Big Board Classic at Makaha: Where the Buffalo Play

How many times have you said in conversation: "Man, I totally need to get out to Makaha." Well, here's the perfect opportunity. The Buffalo Big Board Surfing Classic will be held this coming weekend, February 13 – 15, on Makaha Beach.

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