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Daido Speaks

Museums & Galleries

Museums & Galleries / To call photographer Daido Moriyama a living legend isn’t hyperbolic. His somewhat impressionistic photography represents not only a breakdown of a rigid post-war Japanese culture, but of the photographic process itself; his highly contrasted black and white prints feel strongly composed, yet still shot with an off-the-hip, no-viewfinder aesthetic.


Stage

Seeing is Being

Stage

Stage / A lot of people were angry when last month’s snoozenami warning did nothing more than cancel all the best Halloween parties and worsen traffic, reminiscent of the previous “warning” in March of 2011. But let’s not forget that the night could have been a lot worse, and though we’ve been lucky in Hawaii, Japan’s event last year reminds us that tsunamis are nothing to ignore.


Fashion

Master Print

Fashion

Fashion / The aloha shirt is a quintessential Hawaiian image (as long as you never, ever call them “Hawaiian shirts”), perhaps only second to Diamond Head and possibly equal to the dashboard hula girl. The history of aloha wear is as multifaceted as the variety of its prints.


Concerts & Clubs

Pick Your Bones

Concerts & Clubs

Concerts & Clubs / The best way to get a hold on this year’s turkey festivities is with a wishbone of a different kind. Okay, maybe that’s a stretch, but if the phrases “thug luv” and “thuggish ruggish” mean anything to you, you know which bone we’re talking about.


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Dance Smarter and Harder

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Concerts & Clubs / Spells Hawaii is back with another installment of their avant-garde electronic, mind-bending visual and music events at Loft in Space. Theirs are the sort of events that have people walking into the room surprised, no matter what they thought they were in for.


Festivals & Fairs

Pros & Pono Kids

Festivals & Fairs

Festivals & Fairs / Art show in Wahiawa! You read it here first.


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Films

Celluloid Exodus

Films

Films / Throughout his excellent adventure of a career, Keanu Reeves has hustled his way through a private Idaho, went undercover as an L.A. surfer, kept a speeding bus-turned-bomb from detonating, hacked his way through the Matrix, and more.


Food & Drink

Food, the Sequel

Food & Drink

Food & Drink / We get so passionate about local food. Just see our whole issue on the subject [“Local Farms, Local Food,” Oct.


Stage

That’s Showbiz, Kid

Stage

Stage / Speed the Plow, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, takes its title from a 15th century work song called “God Speed the Plow,” a prayer for fertile soils and prosperity. The play is a piercingly funny satire of the American movie industry and all things showbiz.


Stage

Crack-a-lackin’

Stage

Stage / I know, I know–we write about this every year. But it’s tradition for more than 200 dancers to gather onstage during the holiday season (which, apparently begins when Costco starts selling Christmas decorations in August) and dance their little hearts out in The Nutcracker.


Stage

Do You Play Croquet?

Stage

Stage / Alice in Wonderland hits the stage at Leeward Community College Theatre in a big way, with a suprising approach to Lewis Carroll’s classical, fantastical tale. Director Betty Burdick’s unique retelling applies the psychology of Carl Jung to Alice’s escapades in dreamland.


‘Ohana

Kakaako, re-Warded

‘Ohana

‘Ohana / Kakaako, that 600-acre chunk of beachfront property between Punchbowl and Piikoi Streets, wants you to “discover it” again, this time with the help of Ward Centers. Katie Kaanapu, senior marketing manager for Ward Centers, says they “want to really highlight the various things that Ward Centers has to offer,” which is a lot, considering that Ward is made up of five different shopping neighborhoods, including Ward Warehouse, the Village Shops, Ward Gateway (where Ross is), the theater and entertainment center and the Marukai Market.


‘Ohana

Aim High

‘Ohana

‘Ohana / I’ve always thought that students get the best deals on everything. (Maybe it’s to compensate for being in the middle of the WORST TIME OF THEIR LIVES.


Concerts & Clubs

Raga & Blues

Concerts & Clubs

Concerts & Clubs / After a busy early life and restless seven-year nap, Quadraphonix will officially mark their return to full strength with the release of their second studio album, Blues in the Ragas. Guitarist Shree Sadagopan says the album has come a long way since he started recording the demos a year and a half ago.


Stage

Uncle, You One Zombie or Wat?

Stage

Stage / Zombies are the new vampires. I know all the hardcore zombites out there are cringing already, but I’m talking pop culture.


Stage

What’s Up, Doc?

Stage

Stage / The HPU Theatre department flings open its season with a farcical comedy by one of America’s best-loved playwrights and humorists. The Good Doctor, written by Neil Simon and directed by Joyce Maltby, opens Nov.


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Not So Alone

Concerts & Clubs

Concerts & Clubs / There is life after teen stardom. Just look at Mark Wahlberg.


Learning

Talking Taiko

Learning

Learning / I don’t know if you’re aware, but we also have another master in our midst: an actual taiko master. Honolulu’s Kenny Endo has studied with San Francisco Taiko Dojo (the first multi-drum taiko group outside of Japan) when honing his chops, and learned the roots of the form with Sukeroku Taiko in Tokyo.


Galleries

Bow to the Masters

Galleries

Galleries / If they know you by name at Luxury Row, then our social circles probably only ever intersect at Hawaii’s Modern Masters, a collection of the best in upcoming and established local brilliance in visual art (plus champagne). Owner and director of Cedar Street Galleries and curator of this show Mike Schnack says it’s less about the scene than the art.


Full Solar Circle

It’s not an action we’d recommend, but in the abstract, we’ll endorse it. Staring into the Sun is the latest solo exhibition of paintings by artist Debra Drexler, and notably, her first solo showing in Hawaii since her local debut 10 years ago at the Honolulu Museum of Art (back when it was known as the Academy), with her show Gaughin’s Zombie.


Literary

Keiki Literati

Literary

Literary / Back in 2002, Roy Chang was inspired to create an adventure story that would work for both children and adults when, as part of a lesson for his 7th and 8th grade fine arts students, he created the original characters of Cacy and Kiara. Ten years later, the two girls star in his first novel, Cacy and Kiara and the Curse of the Kii, which is also illustrated by the author, who also happens to be an art teacher, editorial cartoonist and freelance illustrator.


Halloween

Boo Yeah

Halloween

Halloween / If you’re not so much into the (VERY LEGIT) scares of haunted houses but still want a good excuse to dress up as a slutty Incredible Hulk (or whatever), the freakish, festive and fantastic street festival is back for another year of music and club-hopping. Hallowbaloo returns to the Chinatown Arts District this weekend to raise the dead and get them jamming.


Halloween

Fab Freakery

Halloween

Halloween / Halloween is a holiday for the creative. Whether you’re carving your masterpiece into a pumpkin, decorating your house with masterfully dripped blood and intricately woven cobwebs or dressing up as whatever is scarier than a pregnant Snooki (maybe Snooki with twins?), it takes a bit of ingenuity.


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Concerts & Clubs

Princes of Persian Music

Concerts & Clubs

Concerts & Clubs / It’s not a stretch to imagine Dracula turning a padebure in his kitchen while sipping on a Bloody Mary and listening to Brooklyn Rider’s brooding four-string dissonance and harmonies. He may be a people-eater, but the man’s got taste.


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Extras

Hops and Halloween

Extras

Extras / A cornucopia of pleasures is promised at the upcoming debut of Oahu Brewfest, hosted at Paradise Cove in the Ko Olina Resort. In conjunction with Halloween week, Brewfest will celebrate the spooky and the entertaining, highlighting the offerings of more than forty beers from over twenty-five different breweries–Kona Brewing Co., Aloha Beer Company and Hawaii Nui Brewing–to name a few local contributors.


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