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Art After Art After Dark

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Concerts & Clubs / Feeding your brain is good but sometimes you gotta feed your soul. If Art After Dark ends too early for you and you’re not ready to call it quits with the whole creative experience this Friday, try venturing over to The Venue for an eclectic mix of artistic talent.


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Band of Radical Outsiders

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Concerts & Clubs / OMFG OFWGKTA. If that code of All Caps didn’t leave you with your eyes crossed, then chances are you aren’t blind to the news that Odd Future is making their way to the 808.


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Kava Craze

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Extras / Kava, also known as ‘awa, has a reputation for its bitter, dirt-like taste, numbing sensation and relaxing abilities, without impairing cognitive processes. While that might not sound like a party in your mouth, for many in Hawaii, it’s a traditional drink with healing powers used to unwind with friends and family in the same way many of us drink beer (but without the negative health effects).


Halloween

Carnival of Carnage

Halloween

Halloween / If you’re someone who loves screaming in public, then Nightmares Live at the Dole Cannery will probably sound more like a dream come true than a nightmare. In its third year, this popular local haunted attraction at the Dole Cannery deems itself “the scariest show on Earth,” and maybe that’s deserved.


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Dash & Cash

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Concerts & Clubs / Halloween parties this week are as ubiquitous as people’s Gangnam Style costumes–they’re everywhere. But serious costume contest professionals will want to hear that the Heaven and Hell Halloween Spectacular with Dash Berlin at Aloha Tower has $5,000 in cash and prizes.


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Bust a Jig

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Concerts & Clubs / Does it make sense that Chinatown has an Irish corner? Who cares?


On Stage

Art of the Tease

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On Stage / The pinup girls of postcard yore are materializing, becoming fleshed-out versions of those iconic 1940s lithographs, scantily clad and ready for business–show business. The First Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue Presented by Violetta Baretta culminates with a revue at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre, sure to loosen up the usually tighter room with victory rolls, twirling tassels and dropping drawers.


Literary

Fight for Your Write

Literary

Literary / “Really, it’s like a first step,” says Harry Wong, Artistic Director at Kumu Kahua Theatre. “A way to get your feet wet in writing plays.


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Memoirs of a Missionary

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Literary / Clara D. Priester, executive director of the Woman’s Board of Missions for the Pacific Islands (WBM), never learned about Henry Opukahaia in her Hawaiian history or religion classes.


‘Ohana

Carve It Up

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‘Ohana / Halloween gets crazier each year. Sure, carving pumpkins is a fun mess, but a carving competition between CEOs from high-rolling companies such as First Hawaiian Bank, Alexander & Baldwin, Hawaii News Now and American Savings Bank?


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Roll of the Chi-Town Do-or-Die

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‘Ohana / Can you believe there was a time when Chinatown wasn’t CHINATOWN? Like, the center of nightlife cool as it is now, thanks to an arts, entertainment and culinary renaissance that’s gone on over the past decade or so?


Extras

Night of the Living Zines

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Extras / If print is dead, then zines are zombies. These quietly circulated, self-published booklets will refuse to die at Zine Night at Merc.


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It’s a Party!

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Concerts & Clubs / There’s something inherently pretentious about musicians who add punctuation marks to their names (Ke$ha and the band that’s just “!!!”, for example) But that’s not the case with Ballyhoo!, the Baltimore-based punks whose exclamation point only adds to the excitement. Sounding like ‘90s reggae pop, these wild boys have caused an uproar across the nation on tour with Tribal Seeds while still responding to their fans on YouTube, Facebook and FanBridge.


Food & Drink

Booze Not Brains

Food & Drink

Food & Drink / Quick, what’s the best way to stave off a zombie? Give him a Bloody Mary!


Dance

Strictly Salsa

Dance

Dance / Honolulu heats up during Salsa in Paradise–Latin Dance Extravaganza, a celebration of saucy Latin sights and sounds. Turn up the temperature for this year’s theme, “Diversity United, Building America’s Future Today!” which is all kinds of inclusive positivity showcasing multicultural dances, music and people alike.


Movies

Film & Femininity

Movies

Movies / Cinephiles and philanthropists alike can rejoice as their interests align for the 40th anniversary tour of Women Make Movies (WMM), a non-profit organization that helps with the production and distribution of indie films by and about women. In a stop between Columbia and Colorado Springs, WMM is swinging by the Isles to showcase two estrogen-empowering documentaries at the Hawaii International Film Festival.


Stage

Russian Love and Vodka

Stage

Stage / If drama, vodka, and luscious Russian dishes sound like the perfect mix on a Friday night, you’re in luck. For their production of the historical drama Anna: Love in the Cold War, The Actor’s Group (TAG) will celebrate the award-winning playwright, Nancy P.


On Stage

Terribly funny

On Stage

On Stage / Henry Akina, director of Hawaii Opera Theatre, describes the opera’s first show of the season as “a lot of fun, yet nasty at the same time. And maybe even more fun because of that!” One look at Die Fledermaus plot and you’ll know what he’s talking about.


On Stage

Perfect Spiral

On Stage

On Stage / Sometimes Japanese style is so from-the-future, compared to American trends, that I gotta do a double-take when I see it pass by. Spiral Girl Hawaii at Ala Moana Center is one of O’ahu’s biggest sellers of Japanese fashion.


Museums

Ghostly Folklore

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Museums / Bishop Museum is hosting, “Textured Lives: Japanese Immigrant Clothing From The Plantations of Hawaii,” running through Monday 10/15. One event associated with the exhibit, Sushi, Sake and Obake, will pay homage to the much beloved Japanese ghost-noir film style and two other favorites: sushi and sake.


Galleries

New Bricks On The Block

Galleries

Galleries / Loading Zone is a new multi-use wide-open loft in Chinatown above Amy’s Place on Hotel Street, born from the disciplines of dancer Linda Kuo and painter Chanel Tanaka–women who want to fuse the boundaries between their two arts. “Art comes in many forms,” said Tanaka.


‘Ohana

Beach Pop

‘Ohana

‘Ohana / The term “hapa haole” doesn’t always have to refer to ethnicity. Turns out, the term also defines a whole musical genre.


Literary

How Hawaiian Music Saved Civilization

Literary

Literary / Okay, maybe we’re out on a limb on this, but then again, not every encyclopedia publication is the event of the season. Certainly lovers of local music will want to attend signings (with musical accompaniment) for Hawaiian Music & Musicians: An Encyclopedic History (Mutual Publishing, $35).


Stage

The Zombie Monologues

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Stage / If all the world’s a stage, that includes graveyards, right? And perhaps there’s no better place to bring history back to life than in a cemetery.


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Bright Lights

Stage / They say the neon lights are bright on Broooaaaadwaaaay, They say there’s always magic in the air… They say the stage is going to shimmer at Windward Community College with a musical revue directed by Ron Bright, called Broadway at Paliku: 10 years of ‘Bright’ Lights.


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