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Journey frontman Pineda returning to Blaisdell for solo show

Updated on  December 13, 2017 at 9:53 pm
Journey frontman Arnel Pineda returns to the Blaisdell this weekend in concert as a solo artist after what many observers would describe as an eventful year. Read More

Tom Segura brings laid-back comedy style to Hawaii Theatre

Updated on  December 16, 2017 at 12:10 am
Jerry Seinfeld had an award-winning show about nothing. Comedian Tom Segura has proved that you can have a successful standup career doing nothing Read More

Musician Taimane and restaurant Fete partner for holiday party

Updated on  December 13, 2017 at 10:02 pm
Ukulele-playing musician Taimane and popular Chinatown eatery Fete have cooked up an event for Saturday, with “Taimane’s Holiday Fete.” Read More

Stage Lounge & Bar aims to amuse with expanded drink options

Updated on  December 13, 2017 at 9:49 pm
As befitting a spot called Stage, there are dramatic — and tasty — changes in play at the Stage Lounge & Bar. Read More

‘Ferdinand’ comes up roses despite fluff

Updated on  December 13, 2017 at 9:56 pm
It’s a natural progression that Ferdinand, the beloved children’s book character, would find a home on the big screen in an animated feature, but perhaps the filmmakers behind the raucous “Ice Age” movies aren’t exactly the right team to adapt this elegant story to the screen. Read More

‘Wonder Wheel’ puts the diss squarely on women

Updated on  December 13, 2017 at 9:57 pm
The women in Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel” are ruined, and the writer comes out fine. Read More


Updated on  December 13, 2017 at 9:58 pm
Capsule summaries of limited-release films showing at local venues. Read More

Holiday calendar

Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 4:07 pm
This week’s holiday happenings. Read More


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Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 3:54 pm

Chainsmokers’ Dec. 30 concert moved to Aloha Stadium

Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 5:51 pm
Grammy winners the Chainsmokers — known for their “Closer” collaboration with Halsey and “Something Just Like This” with Coldplay — will perform at Aloha Stadium as headliners of the New Year’s Eve Party of the Year. Read More

Stage calendar

A list of stage-related events in Honolulu this week, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 3:56 pm

Out ‘n’ About calendar

More ideas for the week ahead, courtesy TGIF. Read More
Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 3:57 pm

Music and nightlife calendar

Live music, DJs, nightclub acts and comedy. Free admission unless noted. Read More
Updated on  December 14, 2017 at 4:05 pm


Updated on  December 7, 2017 at 8:06 pm
Capsule summaries of limited-release films showing at local venues. Read More

Christmas Calendar

Updated on  December 7, 2017 at 8:23 pm
This week’s holiday happenings. Read More

Perraud, Kebabdjian collaborate on ‘Isotopia’ at UH-Manoa

Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 5:56 pm
French multimedia artist Stefane Perraud collaborated with writer, photographer and philosopher Aram Kebabdjian on “Isotopia,” creating dramatic multimedia images linked with a fictional, nuclear power-affected Pacific space. Read More

Peterson channels slack key tradition in ‘Malama ‘Aina’

Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 6:26 pm
Hawaiian slack key guitar master Jeff Peterson will perform “Malama ‘Aina,” the first concerto written for slack key guitar and orchestra, this weekend with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra. From its nature-inspired themes to the familiar vamps and riffs of Hawaiian music, the work resounds with the slack key tradition, which is based on special guitar tunings that Hawaiian paniolo used to create its uniquely rich and melodious style. Read More

Repressed sexuality sets off spooky shock waves

Updated on  December 7, 2017 at 3:39 pm
A muted and moody supernatural chiller, “Thelma” marks a first foray into quasi-horror territory for Norwegian director Joachim Trier, who scripted the film with his usual writing partner, Eskil Vogt. Read More

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