Party pics: Pow! Wow! meets The Modern

Pow! Wow! Hawaii kicked off Thursday night at The Modern Honolulu with a press conference and an unveiling of a new art installation inside the hotel’s Addiction Nightclub. There was also a meet-and-greet with the renowned artists and Pow! Wow! Hawaii founders—Jasper Wong and Kamea Hadar. The art festival’s events begin Saturday, February 7 and will deliver more than 100 renown and up-and-coming artists to the streets of Honolulu.

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Party pics: MAKJ at The Republik

Mackenzie Johnson, better known as DJ MAKJ, packed The Republik on Saturday night with special guests Joe Ghost, Matt Rage and Sam Lamb for a night full of EDM. An experienced DJ with a large following, MAKJ has toured the United States and Europe with Asia being next on his list.

MAKJ at The Republik

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Eat Local Tuesdays

I’m as much for eating local as anyone, but in truth I don’t contribute all that much to our food security. Often what stops me is my wallet. So when Foodland invited me to check out the samples at their Eat Local Tuesdays, I jumped at the chance.

Foodland wants customers to make the commitment to eat local one day a week. We import almost all our food, so eating local will help grow our food supply. On Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. or 4 to 7, depending on the store, Foodland will start giving out samples of local food. There’ll be a local item of the week, like ground beef, and a local dish, like a Hawaiian plate, plus double Maikai points on local items.

Here’s a sampling of our sampling: meatloaf made with island beef, smoked ahi dip, pasta with local tomatoes, Hawaii-grown and -made chocolates and a lot of other tasty bites. Both my belly and wallet, I have to say, were satisfied.

Eat Local Tuesdays

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Where to look for love

Looking for love in all the wrong places? Believe me, I’ve been there. Lots of us have. I’m talking about singles looking for potential dates, not the next fling. So with Single Awareness Day, also known as Valentine’s Day, coming up, I queried some local nightlife denizens about where they’ve had luck scoring a date and sometimes even love.

Most of the people I spoke to are women because in general, guys go where the ladies are at. Names have been changed to protect the innocent. Keep in mind that everybody is different and while some have found romance at these spots, it may not be the same for you.

Some of these recs may surprise you. I couldn’t resist adding my own at the end — so if you ever see me staking out a particular piece of real estate in Waikiki, you’ll know why. And if you have any prime spots you’d like to recommend, let us know!


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Kim (flight attendant, 37) likes the drinks, music and vibe of the Manifest in Chinatown — and the fact that Manifest tends to attract hipsters and artist types. That makes the guys she meets here more interesting than the average moke, Kim says. It doesn't hurt that bar manager Justin Park is an award-winning mixologist and makes amazing drinks. Like everywhere in Chinatown, parking is a challenge, so cabbing is a good idea.

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Party pics: Cake Envy Anniversary Party

Cake Envy celebrated its one year anniversary with an exclusive party Saturday night, featuring live music and samples of their signature cheesecakes.

Cake Envy Anniversary Party

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