Electric Palms Music Festival

“Why do people go to a concert just to watch a DJ play music on a stage?!”  Steve Aoki and friends would laugh in the face of that question…not only do they deliver your concert tickets’ worth, they also throw you and all the best friends you haven’t met yet the most epic party of…

Fractions

Last week, Bay Area native Samuel Rodriguez debuted his latest solo exhibition titled “Fractions” at Fresh Cafe’s Loft in Space.  Sam’s process of “fractioning” his subjects carefully combines multiple facets of art and design to express the uniqueness of the human face.  From this exhibit to public murals, Sam does it all with style.  Go…

Throwback Thursday – 90th Anniversary of Hawaii Theatre

90 years ago today, Hawaii Theatre opened its doors and rolled out its red carpet showing the world why it was known as the “Pride of the Pacific.”  Its elaborate architecture fused “elements of Neoclassical  [style] with Byzantine, Corinthian, and Moorish ornamentation” and also flaunted a “large neon marquee [that] was the largest ever built in Honolulu” (thank you Wikipedia!). …

VW Club of Hawaii – 11th Annual Shaka Weekend

Every region of the world has one…if you’re in Austria, it’s called Worthersee; Las Vegas, Wuste; Florida, FixxFest; the North West, WaterWerks; the Dirty South, Southern Worthersee; the North East…Cult Classic, H2O, or Waterfest.  But in Hawaii, we call it Shaka Weekend!  Every Labor Day Weekend, the VW Club of Hawaii hosts this two day…

Pacific Ink & Art Expo…Another Perspective

If you haven’t already read East 3’s post on the first ever Pacific Ink & Art Expo, check it out here!  He gave an awesome summary of the event, so I’ll just supplement with a photo set from another perspective. I was also privileged to witness the art of the traditional Hawaiian hand-tapped tattoo.

Flashback Friday – Pow Wow Hawaii 2012

Recently, the managing editor of Honolulu Magazine contacted me to run one of my photos in their August issue…so here it is, my first official publication feature!  “Larger Than Life – The Pow Wow Hawai’i art event happened back in February, but unless you love or work in Kaka’ako, you might not have seen all…

Trilogy II

Fresh Cafe and Loft In Space is home to countless awesome events, from Kamea Hadar’s “White Dreams” exhibition from my previous post to this past weekend’s Trilogy II, Hawaii’s premier street culture event.  In addition to showcasing Hawaii’s vibrant scene through bikes, cars, graffiti, music, dance, and local vendors, Apex and Loft in Space donated…