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Children's Storytime at Waikiki-Kapahulu Library Starts February 5

Children's Storytime at Waikiki-Kapahulu Library Starts February 5

Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library will offer Children’s Storytime on Thursdays at 3 p.m. beginning February 5 through March 12.  The free program will be conducted in the Children’s Section.  

Toddlers through children in second grade are invited to attend this Storytime that will feature stories, sing-along songs, movement, and a simple craft to take home. Children 6 years and younger must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.     Storytimes are scheduled on February 5, 12, 19, and 26, and on March 5 and 12.

Contact the Library two weeks in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.  

Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library is located at 400 Kapahulu Avenue, on the Diamond Head end of the Ala Wai Canal.  For more information, please call the Library at 733-8488.

 

Fall in love all over again this Valentine’s Day with a complimentary vow renewal at Outrigger Resor

Fall in love all over again this Valentine’s Day with a complimentary vow renewal at Outrigger Resor

This Valentine’s Day, love is in the air at Outrigger Resorts with a complimentary Waikiki Beach vow renewal ceremony available exclusively to guests of Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort. Lovebirds staying at these two popular Oahu resorts can reaffirm their love directly on the sands of Waikiki Beach in front of the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort with world-famous Diamond Head as their witness. The ceremony is inspired by Hoao Paa, an ancient Hawaii custom where a couple is bound in lasting union.

 

Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year Top Dining Offers at The Kahala Hotel & Resort in February

The Kahala Hotel & Resort has several special dining offers and events in February to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year. Hoku’s is offering a five-course prix fixe dinner from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15 for $90 per person. Plumeria Beach House has a “Sweet and Spicy” themed Valentine’s dinner buffet on Feb. 13 and 14 for $75 per person. Reservations are available between 5:30 and 10 p.m. for both restaurants. To celebrate The Year of the Ram, Plumeria Beach House has a Chinese New Year dinner buffet featuring lion dancers and other entertainment on Feb. 20 and 21. Cost is $50 per person and reservations are available between 5:30 and 9:30 p.m.

HPR Presents Hawaiian Music Veteran Kenneth Makuakāne in Atherton Studio Feb. 7

HPR Presents Hawaiian Music Veteran Kenneth Makuakāne in Atherton Studio Feb. 7

Kenneth Makuakāne has received more than 150 nominations and a total of 14 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, the Hawaiʻi equivalent of the Grammy Awards. He is the leader of the Pandanus Club, a multi-award winning group, and the composer of over 1,500 songs, some recorded by the Brothers Cazimero, Nā Leo Pilimehana, Kapena, the Pandanus Club, and Amy Hānaiali‘i Gilliom.

On Saturday, February 7, he performs in a rare solo concert at Hawaiʻi Public Radio’s intimate Atherton Studio. Tickets are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. Reservations may be made at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawaiʻi Public Radio, 738 Kāheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m.

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Fighting Eel celebrates grand opening; debuts new spring line at Kahala Mall

Fighting Eel celebrates grand opening; debuts new spring line at Kahala Mall

HONOLULU – Kahala Mall today announced its new tenant, Fighting Eel, will hold a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. while debuting its new spring line Saturday, January 24. During the celebration, Fighting Eel shoppers will be treated to giveaways and special grand opening discounts, as well as memorialize the day with a picture from the Fighting Eel custom photo booth at the front of the store located near Center Court, between Up & Riding and T&C Surf Design. Pupus and drinks also will be served, with champagne and cupcakes by Sweet Temptations Cupcakery.

“Spring 2015 has a touch of prep with our exclusive remix on the classic leopard print. Fighting Eel Designer Rona Bennett kept the collection rich with hues of blues, purples and darker tones. Overall very versatile, this collection lends a chance for our clientele to step out of the box,” said Kerrie Inouye, Manager of the Fighting Eel location at Kahala Mall.

Ben Vegas & Maila Gibson Scheduled To Take Stage At Popular ‘Kanikapila In Kailua’ On January 17

Ben Vegas & Maila Gibson Scheduled To Take Stage At Popular ‘Kanikapila In Kailua’ On January 17

KAILUA, Hawaii – Back by popular demand, the free monthly “Kanikapila In Kailua” Hawaiian music series will kick off its first concert of 2015 on Saturday, Jan. 17, in Kailua Town with a performance by award-winning duo Ben Vegas and Maila Gibson. The 2015 Kanikapila series is co-sponsored by the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation and A&B Properties, Inc.

“We are thrilled to be a part of Kanikapila in Kailua,” said Jon Moyer, senior asset manager, A&B Properties, Inc. “This is a wonderful series of events that promotes music, culture, history and art – just a few of the many elements that make Kailua so special. We are proud to sponsor this year’s series, along with the Castle Foundation, and we look forward to these monthly celebrations of Kailua Town.”

“The Legend Of Zelda” Comes To Life With The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra

“The Legend Of Zelda” Comes To Life With The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra

Nintendo’s New “Master Quest” Concert Tour Makes Its Debut In Hawaii

HONOLULU – For the first time ever, Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda symphony concert series will come to the Aloha State with the latest tour, “Master Quest.” The show, celebrating the beloved 28-year-old franchise, will begin its world tour Friday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall. The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) and Oahu Choral Society will perform orchestral arrangements of music from the games of The Legend of Zelda universe, accompanied by video content from the games themselves.