Holidays, you were great and all, but I’m so glad you’re over! Now that we’re all back to our regularly scheduled programming, here’s a lineup of films, art, food and booze from Kapolei to Waikiki.
Selfie takers need not apply. Scrolling through your camera roll, do you see works of art? Phone Camera Photos does just that with their exhibit opened Wednesday. The theme for the is open, as long as images were created with camera phones like Blackberry, iPhone, Samsung, LG, Nokia and others. The emphasis is on the artists’ creative vision with the phone camera, not their filtering skills with CameraBag, Instagram or Photoshop.
Bollywood Film Festival 2016
Friday, Jan. 8 – Friday, Feb. 5
Doris Duke Theatre, 900 S. Beretania St.
Doris Duke Theatre’s Bollywood Film Festival enters its ninth year, and to celebrate in true Bollywood fashion the museum expands programming with a whole month of Indian cinema — from Bollywood and Kollywood (Tamil-language) megahits to master filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s meticulously reconstructed new restoration of his cinematic landmark “The Apu Trilogy.” It’s gonna be huuuuge!
Eat the Street: Kapolei Lofts Block Party Celebration
Saturday, Jan. 9
1 – 4 p.m.
Kapolei Lofts, Kuou Street
Kapolei Lofts is throwing a block party and they’re calling on Hawaii’s expert block partiers, Street Grindz, to help out. Open to the public, this is a free event held on Kuou Street between Manawai and Wakea streets. Get your fill of delicious noms from Paradise Crepes, Nosh Hawaii, Beyond Burgers and more, including booths featuring vendors from West Oahu.
Ring in the New Year at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii and neighboring Moiliili Field. This fun-filled event will feature food, crafts, entertainment and cultural demonstrations of the people who make up this island state. Come as you are and bring the ohana for a full day of activity celebrating the Year of the Monkey!
Tiki’s executive chef Ronnie Nasuti pairs a six-course menu with an amazing flight of Kona Brewing Company beers introduced by brewmaster Ryan McVeigh. With courses like a Surf + Turf + Turf Loco Moco paired with the Lavaman Red Ale and Big Island Grass-fed Double Cut BBQ Beef Ribs paired with Hula Hefe piquing our interest, it’s time to get our tickets (which include 3 hours of validated parking)!