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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.

Jersey Fun Run to debut on January 31st

The Jersey Fun Run presented by ESPN 1420 will make its debut on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 9 a.m. at Aloha Stadium. The event will feature an interactive 3K course (approximately two miles) that takes runners/walkers around the stadium and onto Hawaiian Airlines Field.

Held the day before Super Bowl XLIX, the Jersey Fun Run is a family-friendly event that is open to people of all ages. The event will include games, prizes, giveaways, entertainment and more. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite team jersey or colors.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Special Olympics Hawaii, which serves more than 3,500 athletes across the state. The non-profit organization supports more than 8,500 coaches and volunteers, and delivers nine Olympic-type sports and more than 40 competitions throughout the year.

Seventh Annual Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii Returns to Its Roots

In its seventh year the popular Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii celebration is jamming its way back to the place where it all started. This year’s event will take place Feb. 7 – 8, 2015, at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows. All events are free of charge and open to the public.

Make your way down and spend the morning soaking in an enchanting live hula show on Saturday, Feb. 7. Or bring the family to enjoy the lively sounds of top local and Japanese ukulele performers, including Mark Yamanaka, Kris Fuchigami, Brittni Paiva and many more.

HOT’s Opera Express presents The Pirates of Penzance in HPR’s Atherton Studio Jan. 24

HOT’s Opera Express presents The Pirates of Penzance in HPR’s Atherton Studio Jan. 24

Hawaii Opera Theatre's educational touring adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta The Pirates of Penzance comes to HPR’s Atherton Studio on Saturday, January 24th. Performed by a small cast from HOT’s Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio, the special child-friendly matinee begins at 1:00 p.m. The show, originally created for grades K – 8, offers opportunities for adventurous audience members of all ages to hoist a sail or swab a deck -- and perhaps even sing a bit.

Tickets for this interactive Atherton Studio event for family audiences are specially priced at $10 for adults and free for youth (under 18-years old). Reservations may be made at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the radio station (808.955.8821) during regular business hours. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawaiʻi Public Radio, 738 Kāheka Street. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

McDonald’s® Brings Customers A New Fresh, Whole Fruit Side In Kids’ Meals

Company builds on nutrition, children’s well-being commitments by adding in-season Cuties® from December through March 2015


HONOLULU – McDonald’s is making nutrition choices fun and easy for families with the introduction of a fresh, whole fruit side in kids’ meals – Cuties California Clementines®.

Cuties® – a delicious cross between a mandarin and a sweet orange – are available now in McDonald’s lineup of Happy Meal® and Mighty Kids Meal® side choices that currently include apple slices and Go-GURT® low fat Strawberry Yogurt. Cuties will be available for a limited time during their peak season through March 2015.

Sail-Abrate the Season with Hawaii Kai Towne Center's 18th Annual Festival of Lights Boat Parade

Chart your course for Hawaii Kai Towne Center and light up your holiday season with the center’s annual Festival of Lights Boat Parade. The Dec. 20 festivities run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature a procession of brightly decorated boats as they make their way through the marina.

Make sure to arrive early to grab the best seats and take advantage of holiday entertainment including Halau Hula Mai ka Pu’uwai a ka Mana’o and the U .S. Air Force “Hana Hou!” Rock Band. The first 1,000 attendees will also receive a complimentary light pin to commemorate the event. 

This year’s schedule of events includes:

4 p.m. - Hula Mai ka Pu’uwai a ka Mana’o

4:30 p.m. - U .S. Air Force “Hana Hou!” Rock Band

6:10 p.m. Festival of Lights Boat Parade

Kahala Mall Announces Updated Holiday Entertainment Schedule and Extended Shopping Hours

Kahala Mall Announces Updated Holiday Entertainment Schedule and Extended Shopping Hours

Kahala Mall brings the best in local music and entertainment and this holiday season is no different! Join Hawaii’s favorite family-friendly shopping center under the giant poinsettia tree in center court for various performances throughout the holiday season.  Be entertained by one of four professional performers, or catch your neighbor in one of over 55 community shows.  Visit kahalamallcenter.com for additional details and updates.




SAT, DEC. 13

10 AM Iolani Suzuki Strings

12 PM I music school

2 PM Kuana Torres Kahele* 

4 PM Punahou Band 

6 PM Honolulu Wind Ensemble


SUN, DEC. 14

10 AM Laurie Shinsato Piano Studio

11 AM Punahou Choir

12 PM Glenn Nagatoshi Piano Studio