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he 475-acre Diamond Head State Monument is a tuff cone that was created by an explosive eruption of steam and ash over 100,000 years ago. Hawaiian legend says that Hi‘iaka, sister of Pele the fire goddess, gave it the name Laeahi (which became Lë‘ahi) because the summit resembles the forehead (lae) of the ‘ahi fish. The Diamond Head Crater trail is a 0.8-mile path leading from the crater floor to the lookout at the 760-foot summit that offers panoramic views of Honolulu. Although the hike may look easy, the trail is uneven and strenuous, with long, steep flights of stairs near the top. Allow at least 1.5 hours for the round trip. Wear sunscreen, appropriate clothing and shoes; take water and refreshments; stay on marked trails; and do not smoke — the area is a fire-hazard zone. To reach the park from Kaläkaua Avenue, turn left at Monsarrat Avenue (just past the Zoo). At the top of the rise is Kapi‘olani Community College, watch for the park entrance on your right, just past the college. Diamond Head State Monument is open daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entrance fee is $5 per car or $1 per pedestrian. 808 587-0300. Read this sign before you start!

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This new trail avoids the steepest stairs, a second tunnel, a narrow spiral staircase and a difficult exit. After the first tunnel, look up at the stairs on the right, then turn left for a more scenic route.

A postcard view of Waikïkï & Honolulu from the top.

Only the beginning of the trail is a concrete walkway.

Photos by Ron Ihori Doris Duke’s Shangri La

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ähili are feather standards that were symbols of ali‘i (chiefs or monarchs) and showed the person’s rank and genealogy. The design comes from nature — the way the leaves of a tï plant grows on the stalk was the model for these feather creations. In the way other civilizations used flags and banners, Hawaiians used kähili to set a space around their leaders. Early in 2012, the Queen Emma Summer Palace in Nu‘uanu Valley welcomed a new kähili (the white one at right) to its place of honor. Named Kähili Hänaiakamalama (Hänaiakamalama being the Hawaiian name of the palace grounds), it was introduced in a colorful ceremony with the presence of 15 other kähili. Kiamanu (feather gatherer) Shane Käne and a team from Nä Kiamanu O Hänaiakamalama (The Feather Gatherers of Hänaiakamalama) made a journey to Midway Atoll to collect feathers from Laysan albatrosses for this kähili and resurrect the practice of feather gathering. In addition to the collection of kähili on display in Queen Emma Summer Palace (2913 Pali Highway, 808 595-3167, $), there is a significant exhibit of kähili, with portraits of the Hawaiian monarchs they represent, on view in the Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kähili Room (below) at Bishop Museum (1525 Bernice Street, 808 847-3511, $).

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A number of statues honor members of the Hawaiian Monarchy in Waikïkï. Be sure to look for them as you walk around. (A) Prince Jonah Ku ¯ hio ¯ Kalaniana‘ole, 1871–1922. After the monarchy was overthrown in 1893, Prince Kühiö was elected as a delegate to the United States Congress and served for 20 years until his death. His statue fronts Kühiö Beach where it is honored during the Kühiö Parade on or near his March 26 birthday. (B) Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, 1831–1884, was greatgranddaughter of Kamehameha I. Her will established Kamehameha Schools, dedicated to educate children of Hawaiian ancestry, and the trust that owns Royal Hawaiian Center, where this statue sits in The Royal Grove. (C) King David Kala ¯ kaua, 1836–1891, a patron of the arts, is known as the Merrie Monarch. He helped restore many Hawaiian cultural practices, including hula, that had been forbidden by missionaries. His statue is in Waikïkï Gateway Park at the intersection of Kaläkaua and Kühiö Avenues. (D) Queen Esther Julia Kapi‘olani, 1834–1899, wife of King David Kaläkaua. The king donated crown lands between Diamond Head and Waikïkï as a public park in her honor. Her statue is in Kapi‘olani Park fronting the bandstand. (E) Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, 1890–1968. Although a descendant of Hawaiian royalty, Duke is a given name, not a title. He is known as the “father of international surfing” and was Hawai‘i’s Ambassador of Aloha. Duke’s statue is on Kaläkaua Avenue near Uluniu Street. Large lei are draped on August 24, his birthday. (F) Princess Victoria Ka‘iulani, 1875–1899, of Hawaiian-Scottish heritage, was heir to the throne prior to Queen Lili‘uokalani’s overthrow. She was just 23 when she died. A small celebration is held on or close to her October 16 birthday at the statue in the park on Ka‘iulani at Kühiö Avenues.

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FRONT COVERS Nov. 5 to Dec. 12, 2012 Vol. 33, No. 45–48

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ele Kalikimaka me ka Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year) from the staff and advertisers of Spotlight’s O‘ahu Gold. The month is filled with parades, holiday concerts, Santa visits and more, so we hope you get your share of the holiday spirit. Check our Calendar of Events for details.

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Boat Days

atson Navigation Company was instrumental in the development of tourism to Hawai‘i and the South Pacific. Their cruise ships, the most famous being the S.S. Lurline, traveled from the mainland to Hawai‘i from the 1920s until jet travel became the norm in the 1960s. Matson built The Royal Hawaiian in 1927 so luxury accommodations were available enroute and ashore. The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort has partnered with Matson Navigation Company to present “Boat Days,” an exhibit of rarely seen photographs of visitors traveling to O‘ahu on Matson liners. The photographs and advertisements from the Matson archives will be on display at the resort’s Coronet Lounge until January 31, 2013, with no admission fee. 808 923-7311. Spotlight’s O‘ahu Gold Magazine


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Dec. 3–12, 2012 Honolulu Marathon

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loha and mahalo to all runners and their families here for the 40th JAL Honolulu Marathon. The marathon begins at 5 a.m. Sunday, December 9, but non-runners can get in on the action at the Honolulu Marathon Expo at the Hawai‘i Convention Center, sign up for the 10K Race Day Walk or cheer the runners along the course or at the finish. See below or HonoluluMarathon.org.

Visitor’s Guide to the ack in 1973, former Honolulu mayor Frank Fasi founded the very first Honolulu Marathon. Inspired by the Boston Marathon, Fasi believed O‘ahu’s beautiful scenery and tropical weather made the island an ideal place for a marathon. That year, 151 runners crossed the finish line. Today, more than 25,000 people arrive from all over the world, and the race continues to grow. Since there are no time requirements, anyone from top runners to walkers can participate. Last year ’s winners were Nicholas Chelimo (left, 2 hours, 14 minutes, 55 seconds) from Kenya and Woynishet Girma (below, 2 hours, 31 minutes, 41 seconds) from Ethiopia. Other past finishers included 92-year-old Gladys “Glady” Burrill, the oldest woman to finish a marathon (in 2010), and eight-time wheelchair champion Krige Schabort. This year, the JAL Honolulu Marathon celebrates its 40th anniversary. On Sunday, December 9, the race begins on Ala Moana Boulevard at 5 a.m. with a spectacular fireworks display and ends in Queen Kapi‘olani Park 26.2 miles later. Along the way, runners pass by Hawai‘i’s gorgeous Waikïkï beaches and majestic Diamond Head. At the end of the race, showers, food and massages are provided. Before the race, runners have access to the Honolulu Marathon Expo from December 5 to 8 in the Hawai‘i Convention Center. They can fuel up with an all-you-can-eat Lü‘au and Concert on December 7 at the Waikïkï Shell. Festivities continue with the Race Day Concert at Kapi‘olani Park Bandstand from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and the Awards Ceremony at 1 p.m. HonoluluMarathon.org. アロハ! いよいよJALホノルルマラソン2012年の季節がやってきました! JALホノルルマラソンは、今年の12月9日で40周年を迎えます。 19 73年に始まり、最初のレースは151人が完走しました。現在は2万 5千人以上が世界中から集まり、毎年人数が増え続けています。 去年の優勝者は、男子はケニア出身のニコラス・チェリモさん (2時間 14分55秒 )、女子はエチオピア出身のウォイニシェット・ギルマさん ( 2時間31分41秒) でした。時間制限がないため、初心者からトップラ ンナーまでご自分のペースで参加出来ます。 レースは、 アラモアナ通り から花火の打ち上げでスタートし、 カピオラニ公園までの42キロです。 美しいワイキキの海、 ダイアモンドヘッドの景色はまさに圧巻。 ゴール 後には、 マッサージコーナーや食べ物などもあります。 また、参加者はレースの一週間前にエクスポでの買い物や、 ハワイの 美味しいルアウをお楽しみ頂けます。 レースに備え、沢山食べてゆっく り休めます。 ハワイのオハナと一緒に出場しましょう!

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cruises & entertainment 44 Ala Moana Center. FREE Hula Show–1 p.m. daily at Centerstage....89 Atlantis Adventures. Ask about Atlantis Combo Package.......4–7, 128 Atlantis Navatek I. FREE transportation from Waikïkï...........6–7, 128 Germaine’s Lü‘au. FREE hotel pickup................................................47 Polynesian Cultural Center. FREE dinner buffet...........................8–9 Polynesian Cultural Center. Buy online and SAVE.........................51

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Honolulu Museum of Art. Receive $2 OFF admission with ad........63 O‘ahu Premier Attractions. Special coupon offers.......................54–55 Pacific Aviation Museum. FREE Combat Simulator Flight.............71 Pacific Historic Parks. See ad for FREE souvenir gift offers..............67 Queen Emma Summer Palace. $1 OFF admission with ad..............63 USS Bowfin Memorial. 10% OFF USS Bowfin Gift Shop purchases....73

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aikïkï wasn’t always grass huts and palm trees, nor was it always home to O‘ahu royalty. For seven generations, the O‘ahu throne and its kings sat in the plains of ‘Ewa, from Pearl Harbor to Waialua. The seventh ruler of O‘ahu, King Haka, loathed for being disorganized and selfish, escaped a revolt but was hunted down and killed in Lïhu‘e, where Schofield Barracks is today. A young Ma‘ilikükahi, then a royal administrator in his late twenties, had right to claim himself Haka’s succesKükaniloko Heiau in Wahiawä, O‘ahu. sor, being of an unblemished bloodline to men before time and born at Kükaniloko, birthplace of O‘ahu nobility. Around 1400, his chiefs and the people chose him to be King. First, he reorganized O‘ahu into six moku (land divisions), disallowed nobility to take from commoners, a charge made punishable by death, removed taxation and disavowed any further sacrifice of men under his rule. He ordered firstborn sons to be housed with sons of ali‘i (chiefs) in Waialua to be educated, trained in martial arts, weapon making and spear throwing. The army and wealth he amassed was breathtaking. Legend describes the lands to be “filled to the brow” with people, not one had a complaint. Word of O‘ahu’s prosperity and benevolent ruler caused three ali‘i from Hilo, Hawai‘i, and one from Maui to join in a raid for riches. Early in the 1400s, their armies landed in Waikïkï, its large bay allowing for quick port. The raid marched west, then north along the Ko‘olau mountains. Ma‘ilikükahi sent his foster army to destroy the invaders’ canoes and return inland to stop any escape while his nä koa, bravest warriors, hid in surrounding plateaus. When the raiders were between the Wai‘anae and Ko‘olau mountains, Ma‘ilikükahi’s warriors descended upon them without mercy. Peace again prevailed on O‘ahu. Following the attack, Ma‘ilikükahi centralized O‘ahu’s government and moved his court to Waikïkï around 1450, where generations of nobility remained. Centuries later, King Kamehameha I made Waikïkï his home as he united the Hawaiian Kingdom at the turn of the 19th century, further consolidating Hawai‘i’s trade and commerce into Waikïkï. The site of Kamehameha’s home, Küihelani in the Helumoa coconut grove, survives today in the courtyard of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel at the heart of Waikïkï. Story and Kükaniloko Heiau photos by Sean Russell, coconut grove photo by Wayne Shinbara.

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11111111111111111111111111111111111111 Ongoing: At Bishop Museum. a Nov. 10 to Feb. 4: HI Fashion: The Legacy of Alfred Shaheen shows how this Honolulu-based designer elevated the aloha shirt to the world of high fashion and made aloha wear a long-lasting clothing trend. More than 200 pieces are included in the largest Shaheen exhibit ever shown. a Last Sundays: Kanikapila is a free Hawaiian music jam session from 1 to 4 p.m. on the last Sunday of the month in Hale Wa‘a. No charge to enter this area, admission required for the rest of the museum. a Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, closed Tuesdays. 1525 Bernice St. (page 72, G-26). BishopMuseum. org or 808 847-3511. $ Ongoing: FREE Kühiö Beach hula SHOWS. Enjoy authentic Hawaiian music and hula performances by some of O‘ahu’s finest hula hälau (schools) and musicians at the Kühiö Beach Hula Mound (page 32, E-15). The free shows run from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Show may be canceled due to weather or large events nearby. 808 843-8002. Ongoing: Learn about Hawai‘i’s Saints. The Damien and Marianne of Moloka‘i Heritage Center tells the stories of St. Damien and St. Marianne and the Hansen’s disease patients they served on Moloka’i. Second floor, corner of Kaläkaua and ‘Ohua avenues fronting St. Augustine by-the-Sea (page 32, E-16). Open Wednesdays through Sundays, call 808 922-3121 for hours. Free-will offering.

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Nov. 10 & Dec. 7–9: At Hawai‘i Theatre. a Nov. 10: Na Maka Pu‘uwai Aloha, a dance and voice school, presents their annual show of hula and Polynesian dances, music and comedy. Shows at noon and 6 p.m. $ a Dec. 7–9: A Cazimero Christmas. Award-winning Hawaiian musicians The Brothers Cazimero present their annual holiday show with special guests and hula performances. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $-$$ a Hawai‘i Theatre, 1130 Bethel St. HawaiiTheatre. com, 808 528-0506. Nov. 11 & 17; Dec. 9: Mele & Hula in Kailua. Enjoy free Hawaiian music and hula concerts in Kailua Town Center, 609 Kailua Rd., in Windward O‘ahu. I Love Hula is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 and Dec. 9 in the driveway between Pier 1 Imports and Macy’s. The Kanikapila concert in the parking structure, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 17, features Cyril Pahinui. CastleFoundation. org, 808 263-7073. Nov. 17: Makahiki Celebration. The Arts District/ Chinatown Honolulu recalls ancient Hawai‘i with a makahiki, a time to renew the spirit and

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Nov. 9–10: World Hula. The 21st E Ho‘i Mai I Ka Piko Hula: World Invitational Hula Festival brings together Japan and Hawai‘i hula hälau (schools) for two nights of competition, preceded by two nights of hula workshops. From 5 to 9 p.m. at the Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel, 150 Kapahulu Ave. (page 32, D-18). WorldHula. com, 808 550-8457. $

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1 Nov. 16 & Dec. 26: Honoring Royalty. a On Nov. 16, ‘Iolani Palace celebrates King David Kaläkaua’s 176th birthday as the building, which Kaläkaua built in 1882, is decorated with bunting and Hawaiian flags as it was for his 50th birthday. The Royal Hawaiian Band plays at 11:30 a.m. and is followed by a review of the Royal Guard who are then posted at the four palace gateways until 3 p.m. a Dec. 26: Evening Tours. To honor the birthday of Queen Kapi‘olani, the Palace and grounds are decorated with lanterns (above) and evening tours are offered from 6 to 9:30 p.m. (last ticket sold at 9 p.m.). No reservations are accepted; children under 5 are limited to the basement galleries. a 808 522-0822 or IolaniPalace.org. culture. The free public event includes arts and crafts, food trucks, entertainment, cultural demonstrations, and more. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Smith Beretania Park and on Smith Street between Pauahi and N. Beretania streets in Chinatown. 808 543-3739 or 521-1812. Nov. 18 & Dec. 16: Waikïkï Beach Walk presents Nä Mele No Nä Pua (Music for the Generations), a monthly concert series at the Plaza Stage near the Yard House from 5 to 6 p.m., weather permitting. The group Kapala performs Nov. 18. The Dec. 16 artist is to be announced. 808 931-3591. Family Friendly Ongoing: At the Zoo. Twilight Tours for adults and families are held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. most Fridays and Saturdays while Twilight Explorers is a babysitting alternative for ages 4 to 11 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 & Dec. 21. Also, ask about Critters & Crafts for parents and toddlers on Nov. 12 & Dec. 10. For details

and reservations, call 808 9717195. HonoluluZoo.org. $-$$ Nov. 10–Dec. 24: Mele Trees of Light. Ala Moana Center welcomes holiday shoppers with five trees that come to life with dancing lights, music and fun. Kids can also visit with Santa and ride the Candy Cane Train. AlaMoanaCenter. com or 808 955-9517. Nov. 18 & Dec. 16: Family Sunday. Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday means FREE admission to Honolulu Museum of Art for everyone to view the galleries and enjoy the entertainment. There are also hands-on art activities for children from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The galleries are open until 5 p.m. 900 S. Beretania St. HonoluluMuseum. org, 808 532-8700. Nov. 22 & DEC. 8: Holidays at Kualoa. Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner and Entertainment from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 in the beautiful setting of Kualoa (page 76). Or, have Breakfast with Santa Continued on page 24

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from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Dec. 8. For reservations, call 808 237-7321. Kualoa.com. $ Nov. 23, 24 & Dec. 1: Holiday Parades. a The Waikïkï Holiday Parade, from 7 p.m. Nov. 23, marches along Kaläkaua Avenue to Queen Kapi‘olani Park. a The Keiki Kalikimaka Parade goes along Lunalilo Home Road to Koko Marina Center at 10 a.m. Nov. 24. a The Public Worker’s Electric Light Parade at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 is part of Honolulu City Lights Opening Ceremonies. See page 50 for details. Nov. 23–Dec. 22: Honolulu Theatre for Youth. “Christmas Talk Story” is a collection of songs and stories that celebrates the season through the diverse perspective of local kids. For ages 5 and up. Opens 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 then at 4:30 p.m. Saturdays in Tenney Theatre, 229 Queen Emma Square at South Beretania. Tickets: 808 8399885 or visit HTYweb.org. $ Dec. 8 & 18–19: Santa in Waikïkï. a Greet Santa as he arrives by outrigger canoe (photo below) on the beach at the Outrigger Waikïkï on the Beach (page 32, E-12) at 9 a.m. Dec. 8. Santa is welcomed with hula then will pose for photos in the lobby. Free. 808 923-0711. a Breakfast with Santa at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach from 8 to 10 a.m. on Dec. 18 & 19. Reservations: 808 927-7993 or 924-4993. $ Dec. 18–23: “ImaginOcean” is a hit family musical that is a one-hour magical underwater journey full of surprises and special effects. Nightly at 7 p.m., plus 2 p.m. on Dec. 22–23. Hawai‘i Theatre, 1130 Bethel St. HawaiiTheatre. com, 808 528-0506.

through Dec. 16: Dinosaurs, Land of Fire and Ice. The Children’s Discovery Center hosts a new exhibit that allows children and adults to explore dinosaur habitats and learn how they lived. Closed Mondays, call for hours. 111 ‘Ohe St. next to Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park. 808 524-KIDS or visit DiscoveryCenterHawaii.org. $ Courtesy photo. Concerts/Plays Nov. 7–Dec. 31: More at the Hawai‘i Theatre. a Nov. 7: “The Curse of Lou-Ling” is a kid-friendly opera at 7 p.m. $ a Nov. 18: Being 2 features the Keiko Fujii Dance Company of Osaka at 7 p.m. $ a Dec. 15: Comedian Gabriel Iglesias is in Honolulu to film a onehour Comedy Central special. 7 p.m. $ a Dec. 31: Bill Maher performs at 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve! $$ a Hawai‘i Theatre, 1130 Bethel St. HawaiiTheatre. com, 808 528-0506. Nov. 8–10: Fringe-2. The O‘ahu Fringe Festival returns with unique variety of performing artists at Chinatown venues including Kumu Kahua Theatre, The ARTS at Marks Garage and Ong King Arts Centre. For details, go to OahuFringe.com. $ Nov. 8–25: “Speed the Plow” is a dramatic comedy by David Mamet about movie making and Hollywood executives.

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NOV. 24: Bank of Hawaii presents the 1st Annual Jake Shimabukuro & Friends Concert. Honolulu’s-own worldwide ‘ukulele phenom, Jake Shimabukuro, performed a mini-concert on the Hawai‘i Theatre marquee in September to promote this 8 p.m. concert, a part of his “Grand ‘Ukulele Tour.” Hawai‘i Theatre, 1130 Bethel St., HawaiiTheatre.com, 808 528-0506. $-$$ Mänoa Valley Theatre, 2833 East Mänoa Rd. Call 808 988-6131 for times and tickets or visit ManoaValleyTheatre.com. $ Nov. 8–Dec. 9: “Fishing For Wives” is an original local comedy about lonely Big Island fishermen and a picture-bride from Japan. Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant St. For show dates and times go to KumuKahua. org or call 808 536-4441. $ Nov. 9–11 & Dec. 15–23: Two Nutcrackers. a Nov. 9–11: Ballet Hawai‘i’s “The Nutcracker” includes guest artists from mainland ballet companies. Shows at 8 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Blaisdell Concert Hall (South King at Ward Avenue). BalletHawaii. org, 808 521-8600. $-$$$ a Dec. 15–23: “The Nutcracker” is presented by the Hawai‘i State Ballet at Mamiya Theatre, St. Louis/Chaminade campus, 3142 Wai‘alae Ave. For dates and times, see HawaiiStateBallet. com or call 808 947-2755. $ Nov. 9–DEC. 2: At Kennedy Theatre. a Nov. 9–18: “Uncle Vanya and the Zombies” is a 21st-century adaptation of Chekhov’s play and set in Hawai‘i following a nuclear submarine accident. a Nov. 28–Dec. 2: “Handler” by Robert Schenkkan is a drama set in present day rural South. a Kennedy Theatre, UH-Mänoa, 1770 East-West Rd. For dates and times see Hawaii.edu/ kennedy or call 808 956-7655. $ Nov. 24–Jan. 16: “Wicked” is the untold story of the witches of OZ, long before Dorothy dropped in, and how they

became the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. Performances at Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall (South King at Ward Avenue). For dates, times and tickets, see Ticketmaster. com or call 1-800-745-3000. $-$$$ Nov. 30 & Dec. 31: John Cruz showcases his contemporary island music in the intimate setting of The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nu‘uanu Ave. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30; 7:30 and 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. JohnCruz.com, ArtsAtMarks. com or 808 521-2903. $ Dec. 7–23: Hard-Knock Life. “Annie” is the story of the fiery young orphan girl sent to live with wealthy industrialist Daddy Warbucks. Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapu‘u Ave. For dates, times and tickets, see DiamondHeadTheatre. com or call 808 733-0274. $ Dec. 15: Don Tiki’s Pagan Holiday Show lights up the Doris Duke Theatre in the Honolulu Museum of Art with the jungle jazzy sounds of exotica and holiday cheer. Pre-concert reception at 6 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. Entrance is on Kïnau Street. HonoluluMuseum. org or call 808 532-8700. $ Special events Nov. 10–Dec. 16: Battleship Missouri Memorial commemorates the birthdays of the Marine Corps and National Guard by offering free Mighty Mo passes to active-duty and retired members and their dependents. Offer is good for Marines from Nov. 10 to 18 and National Guardsmen from Dec. 8 to 16. Admission is also free to those attending the Continued on page 26

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Continued from page 25 Battleship Missouri Veterans Day Sunset Ceremony, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Nov. 11. USSmissouri. org or 808 973-2494. Nov. 11–Dec. 7: Pacific Aviation Museum. a Nov. 11 & Dec. 7: Home of the Brave Quilt Project. Watch volunteers make quilts that will be presented to families of fallen Hawai‘i soldiers. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PacificAviationMuseum. org or 808 441-1000. $ Dec. 21: Mermaids Hawai‘i presents its free 42nd Annual Christmas Show of synchronized swimming to holiday music in the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani pool, 120 Ka‘iulani Ave., at 5:30 p.m. MermaidsHawaii. com or 808 864-8122. Crafts/Collectibles Nov. 17–18 & Dec. 15–16: TWO Artfests feature the works of local artists and handcraft artisans. Open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Queen Kapi‘olani Park, across from the Honolulu Zoo, on Nov. 17 & 18 and in Thomas Square Park, across from the Honolulu Museum of Art, on Dec. 15 & 16. 808 637-5337. Nov. 23–25: Impressions is the Honolulu Printmakers’ annual benefit portfolio sale featuring the work of many of Hawai‘i’s best new and established printmakers. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday; 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria St. 808 536-5507. Nov. 24: Holiday Craft Fair. Two adjacent historic sites, Kawaiaha‘o Church and the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, hold a joint 2012 Holiday Craft Fair. Shop for island-made crafts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on South King Street at Punchbowl. MissionHouses.org, 808 447-3910. Dec. 2: Hawaiian Collectibles. The Wiki Wiki One-Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show offers great buys in vintage (20 years or older) collectibles, antiques, Hawaiiana, art, estate jewelry and much more. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Neal Blaisdell Center Hawai‘i Suites, 777 Ward Ave. 808 941-9754. $ Galleries & Museums Ongoing: Honolulu Museum of Art. a Tattoo Honolulu and Boardshorts: A Perfect Fit are on view through

DEC. 7: The Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in Waikïkï commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Arizona Memorial. There’s an opening ceremony at Fort DeRussy Park (Kaläkaua at Saratoga) at 5 p.m. and the parade marches down Kaläkaua Avenue at 6 p.m. It ends at the Waikïkï Shell where there is a family concert at 7:30 p.m. PearlHarborParade.org, 808 626-8590. Courtesy photo. Jan. 13, 2013. a Courage and Strength: Portraits of Those Who Have Served continues through Feb. 24. a The Arts of the Bedchamber: Japanese Shunga runs from Nov. 23 to March 17. a 900 S. Beretania St. For details about the museum, see page 63, go to HonoluluMuseum. org or call 808 532-8700. $ Sports Ongoing: University of Hawai‘i teams — Warrior football, Rainbow Wahine volleyball, Rainbow Wahine and Rainbow Warrior basketball — have home games scheduled. For dates, times and tickets, see HawaiiAthletics.com, call 808 944-2697 or visit Rainbowtique in Ward Centers (page 94). $ Nov. 12–Dec. 20: Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. The North Shore is the home of three great contests at three famous sites on the days with the best surf. See page 52. Vans­ Triple­Crown­OfSurfing.com. Dec. 1 to Feb. 28: The Eddie. If the surf hits over 30 feet at Waimea Bay during this period, the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau is ON! See page 52. Quiksilver.com/eddie. Dec. 24: Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl features a football team from Conference USA and one from the Mountain West Conference. Kickoff is at 3 p.m. in Aloha Stadium. SheratonHawaiiBowl. com, 808 944-2697. $

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An Ethnic Potluck Primer

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Filipino dish of pork or chicken simmered in a vinegar and garlic marinade.

Dim Sum – (photo #1)

Bite-sized Chinese dumplings stuffed with different meats and vegetables, then steamed, baked or fried.

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Korean barbecued short rib marinated in shoyu and sesame sauce.

Lomilomi Salmon – (photo #2)

Hawaiian dish made with diced tomatoes, onions and salted salmon.

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Portuguese sweet fried pastry rolled in sugar.

Manapua – (photo #3)

Chinese bao, baked or steamed buns filled with char siu pork or other meats.

Saimin – (photo #4)

Noodle soup unique to Hawai‘i.

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Aiea/Pearlridge Big City Diner · 808 487-8188 · pg. 38 Pearlridge Shopping Ctr., 98-211 Pali Momi St. – B, L, D, $ Tony Roma’s · 808 487-9911 · pg. 36 Westridge Mall, 98-150 Kaonohi St. – L, D, $

Hale‘iwa/North Shore Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck · 808 293-1839 · pg. 77 Hale‘iwa Town near McDonald’s – L, $ Macky’s Shrimp Truck · 808 780-1071/780-1834 · pg. 79 66-632 Kamehameha Hwy. – L, $

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D ining G uide O‘ahu has many different types of food for you to choose from. Whether it’s fresh island-grown salad, islandcaught fresh fish of the day, a bountiful feast at a lü‘au or maybe you’re in the mood for hamburger and fries, you’re sure to find great local fare to suit everyone’s hunger.

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Honolulu Waikïkï

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Honolulu Atlantis Navatek I · 808 944-8610 · pgs. 6–7 & 128 Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 6 – L, D, A, D, R, $$$ Big City Diner · 808 738-8855 · pg. 38 3565 Wai‘alae Ave., Kaimukï – B, L, D, $ Big City Diner · 808 591-8891 · pg. 38 Ward Entertainment Center, 1060 Auahi St. – B, L, D, $ Buca Di Beppo · 808 591-0800 · pg. 36 Ward Entertainment Center, 1030 Auahi St. – L, D, $ Chai’s Island Bistro · 808 585-0011 · pg. 35 Aloha Tower Marketplace – D, D, R, $$$ Honolulu Museum of art CAFÉ · 808 532-8734 pg. 63 · 900 S. Beretania St. – L, R, $ Spalding House CafÉ · 808 523-3362 · pg. 63 2411 Makiki Heights Dr. – L, R, $

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Fumi’s Kahuku Shrimp · 808 232-8881 · pg. 78 56-777 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku – L, $ Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck · 808 293-1839 · pg. 77 56-505 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku, near the sugar mill – L, $ Spotlight’s O‘ahu Gold Magazine

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CHAI’S ISLAND BISTRO. Chef Chai Chaowasaree (standing) blends Asian and contemporary cooking styles to create a feast for your eyes as well as your palate. Look for dishes like Grilled Mongolian Lamb Chops with Brandy Demi-glace, Seafood Risotto with Fresh Big Island Heart of Palm or Asian Style Osso Buco with Kabocha Pumpkin. Open nightly from 4 p.m., Chai’s Island Bistro in the Aloha Tower Marketplace presents contemporary island enter­t ainers such as Jerry Santos (seated), The Brothers Cazimero, Robert Cazimero, Danny Couch or other popular musicians on Wednesdays through Saturdays and occasionally on other evenings. Chef Chai has introduced a special five-course dinner for Sundays to Tuesdays only. It begins with a Butternut Squash and Lobster Bisque Shooter followed by the Ahi Katsu appetizer. A Tiger Prawn Rainbow Salad precedes the choice of Thai-Style Oxtail Soup or Grilled Local Fish entrée and dessert. The dinner is $40 per person or $55 with three wines paired with the meal. For reservations and entertainment schedule, call 808 585-0011. $$$$

Dinner with Hawaii’s Best Entertainers LIVE ENTERTAINMENT WED.–SAT. STARTING AT 7:00 P.M. Brothers Cazimero

DINNER: Nightly from 4:00 p.m.

Danny Couch

Buy 1 Dinner & Receive 2nd Dinner FREE!* On Sunday, Monday or Tuesday

Valet Parking

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*Must present ad. One coupon per table. For a la carte entrées only. Excludes pre-set dinners.

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36 TONY ROMA’S. One of Hawai‘i’s favorites, featuring signature Baby Back Ribs, Steaks, Seafood, Pastas and more. To get to Tony Roma’s in Waikïkï, catch westbound #2 Waikïkï/School St.; #13 Waikïkï/Liliha or #4 Nu‘uanu/ Punahou bus to their front door (1972 Kaläkaua Ave.; pg. 32, 5-B). Parking is available with free valet from 5:30 p.m. 808 942-2121. Also in Westridge Mall, ‘Aiea, 808 487-9911.

Honolulu–Waikiki, 1972 Kalakaua Ave., 942-2121 Aiea–Westridge Shopping Center, 98-150 Kaonohi St., 487-9911 Half-Loaf Onion Rings

Baby Back Ribs

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here are a number of farmers’ markets in the Ala Moana to Waikïkï area every week. The largest is the Hawai‘i Farm Bureau Federation’s Saturday Farmers’ Market from 7:30–11 a.m. Dragon fruit at Kapi‘olani Community College, near Diamond Head State Monument. Expect a wide variety of produce, made-in-Hawai‘i food products, plants, and hot food items. There is a smaller market from 4–7 p.m. Tuesdays, also at KCC at the corner of Diamond Head Road and Makapu‘u Avenue. HFBF.org or 808 848-2074. •Ala Moana Farmers’ Market: 8 a.m.–noon Saturdays and 4–7 p.m. Tuesdays in Ala Moana Center on the 2nd level parking lot near Sears. Look for the tents in the far corner overlooking Ala Moana Park. 808 388-9696. •Royal Hawaiian Center Farmers’ Market: 3:30–7 p.m. Tuesdays, 2201 Kaläkaua Ave., Rooftop of Building A, 808 922-2299. (Should resume in November.) •Waikïkï Farmers’ Market: 7–11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Waikïkï Community Center, ‘Öhua Street entrance (back of 310 Paoakalani Ave.). 808 923-8102. •International Market Place Farmers’ Market, 4–8 p.m. Thursdays, 2330 Kaläkaua Ave., and King’s Village Farmers’ Market, 4–9 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, 131 Ka‘iulani Ave., 808 225-4002, MahikuFarmersMarket.com.

Award winning Hy’s Steak House serving perfection for over 35 years

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38 SEASIDE BAR & GRILL. Seafood and steak lovers should try the “Sunset Dinner Special” or use the coupon and receive free house shrimp cocktail, tossed green salad and garlic bread with dinner. Seaside Bar & Grill was voted “Best Value in Hawai‘i.” Open daily, see the ad below for hours. 2256 Kühiö Ave. (page 32, 11-B), corner of Seaside and Kühiö avenues. 808 922-8227. $$ Big City Diner, where the locals dine! Hawai‘i’s favorite locally-owned, Award-Winning restaurant since 1998. Specialties include Guava BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Fresh Fish, Organic Salads, Kim Chee Fried Rice, Mama San’s Meat Loaf w/Home-Made Brown Gravy and Healthy Selections! Gigantic portions spill through the entire menu and the Full Bar offers “local” pricing. Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight Friday and Saturday See ad below for all locations. BigCityDinerHawaii.com. $

“There’s No Finer Diner, Than Big City Diner!”

15% OFF DINE-IN FOOD! With Purchase of a Beverage per person*

Big Burgers, Fries & Shakes

“World Famous” Loco Moco!

“An Island Family Tradition Since 1998” Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Bar & Late Nite Dining Kaimukï • Kailua • Waipi‘o • Ward Entertainment Center • Pearlridge

(808) 591-8891 • BigCityDinerHawaii.com

*Valid Monday - Thursday, up to (4) four guests 7 a.m. to closing. Not valid on Holidays, offer is not combinable.See restaurant for details, limitations and exclusions. Expires 1/17/13.

SEASIDE BAR & GRILL Pancake ‘til 11:45am $395 Breakfast Special 2 Pancakes, 2 Bacon Strips, & 2 Scrambled Eggs

Steak $1595 & Lobster

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Tropical $ Drink Specials All night long!

Mai Tai, Blue Hawaii, Hawaiian Sunrise (15 oz. drinks)

Roasted Garlic Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Salad & Garlic Bread

“Voted Best Value In Hawaii” “Over 1.5 Million Served!”

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922-8227

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Hawaiians of old believed a bowl of poi (taro) filled them with the mana (power) of the gods. Imagine the power in a brick of külolo. Don’t be fooled by its dessert status, külolo is filling. Made of pounded kalo (taro), coconut milk and sugar, the mix is wrapped in ti leaves then baked in an imu (underground oven) for 6 to 8 hours. Finished, it should have a soft and chewy consistency but firm enough to cut. But wait, no imu? Some supermarket chains and farmers’ markets offer külolo once a week.

Kobe Japanese Steak House. Steak, lobster and shrimp are prepared to perfection at this Japanese steak house and sushi bar. Kobe’s fare is superb, the atmosphere is convivial and the teppanyaki chefs put on a great show. See the Gold Bar Coupon Section for a special offer. Open for cocktails from 5:00 p.m., dinner service from 5:30 p.m. 1841 Ala Moana Blvd. (page 32, 4-E). 808 941-4444. $$ BENIHANA OF TOKYO. The original Japanese teppanyakistyle steakhouse combines great food and “eater-tainment!” Flying shrimp, a blazing volcano and amazing knife skills will fill your table with smiles as a chef masterfully prepares your meal before your eyes. Benihana serves healthy portions of mouth-watering hibachi steak, tender chicken and seafood grilled to perfection! Open for lunch and dinner in the Hilton Hawaiian Village (page 32, 4-E). See their offer in the Gold Bar Coupon section. For reservations, call 808 955-5955. $$

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earn about Honolulu’s multi-cultural history and Chinatown’s diverse food selections during Hawai‘i Heritage Center’s “Chinatown Food, History, Culture Walking Tours.” The Wednesday and Friday tours run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and include food tastings, from Chinese pastries to local fruit, and entry to the non-profit center’s exhibit gallery located at 1040 Smith Street. While today’s Chinatown seems to have more Vietnamese noodle shops, trendy bars and Asian-fusion restaurants, Chinese delicacies are still plentiful. In the photo above, the faces of patrons lined up outside a dim sum restaurant are reflected in its window as a customer orders his treats. Call 808 521-2749 for walking tour cost, directions, parking and other details. Wailana Coffee House, a favorite for over 40 years and seen in the new “Hawaii Five-0” series, is open 24/7 for breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snacking (closed midnight to 6 a.m. Wednesdays). Look for “Seafood Fest Combos,” “Weekends are for Beef Lovers” specials, our very popular Eggs Benedict, a “High Rise Ice Cream Pie,” “We dare you… Mai Tai” and holiday dinner specials. Sing karaoke most evenings in the cocktail lounge from 9 p.m. to midnight. 1860 Ala Moana Blvd. (page 32, D-3). 808 955-1764. $

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Local Grinds

“Can I get the shoyu chicken with white rice and mac salad?”

There’s got to be at least one hungry local resident who likes the sound of that. For new arrivals, it won’t be long until you are hearing, hopefully eating, the same plate lunch order, an order you’ll find at many casual dining spots in Hawai’i. The plate lunch, to put it simply, is special. Why? Its contents contain a food diversity that represents Hawai‘i. Literally, one plate lunch could be a healthy fusion of Hawaiian, Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and mainland foods. This is a result of old Hawai’i’s labor force: international migrants and native Hawaiians who worked together in the sugar cane and pineapple plantations, logged sandalwood and koa, milled coffee and salt, and wrangled cattle alongside our own paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys). Sure, at first the plate lunch looks, well, ordinary. But let’s stop a moment and examine the order: shoyu chicken, white rice, and macaroni salad. The chicken is marinated in the Chinese method, with shoyu and spices like ginger and green onion boiling over an open flame. Then, two scoops of white rice is Japanese. The Western contribution, macaroni salad, is an infamous, yet indispensable side dish for many. A “Mixed Plate” could include shoyu chicken, Japanese teriyaki beef, Korean ribs, Hawaiian lau lau and much more! Contemporary versions of the plate lunch include the shrimp plates (above), common at shrimp trucks along the North Shore, gourmet tacos and other creative dishes from a new generation of food trucks. A monthly “Eat the Street” in downtown Honolulu on the last Friday of the month brings a large number of trucks and vendors together with hundreds of hungry fans (below). See StreetGrindz.com. The plate lunch is what it is. A common cultural foundation, forged between generations of tradition and identity, crossing culinary boundaries to produce food as mixed, and as maika’i (good), as from a top chef. So before you dig into your plate lunch, we hope you consider the cultural origins of that concoction. (Story contributed by Sean Russell. Top photo by Dean Calibraro and bottom photo by Ron Ihori.)

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awaiian music is alive and being played at these and other venues around the island. Some performances may be traditional, with hula dancers, others may be more contemporary. Call ahead to confirm performers and times as schedules and acts change or private parties may be booked. Songs of old Hawai‘i are presented in a postcard-like setting, with Diamond Head in the background, at Halekulani’s House Without A Key. Enjoy the Hawaiian songs of a steel-guitar trio and the graceful motions of a lovely hula dancer from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. daily. 2199 Kälia Rd. (page 32, F-9), call 808 923-2311. F Hawaiian music that emphasizes vocal duos can be heard from 6 to 8 p.m. nightly at the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa. Performers, all with a hula dancer, often include the DeLima ‘Ohana, Pu‘uhonua and others throughout the week. More island music is played from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. daily and from 8 to 11 p.m. nightly. 2353 Kaläkaua Ave. (page 32, D-13). 808 922-3111. F From 5 to 8 p.m. nightly at RumFire in the Sheraton Waikïkï Hotel, musicians such as Kamuela Kahoano, Johnny Helm, Ellsworth Simeona and others perform on different nights of the week. 2255 Kaläkaua Ave. (page 32, F-10). 808 921-4600. F Enjoy live Hawaiian music Sundays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Moana Terrace in the Waikïkï Beach Marriott Resort. George Kuo (photo) plays Hawaiian slack key guiGeorge Kuo tar classics with Martin Pahinui and Aaron Mahi on Sundays. The Keawe ‘Ohana, with Pömaika‘i Keawe Lyman, granddaughter of the late Aunty Genoa Keawe, and other Keawe family members are Thursday’s regulars. 2552 Kaläkaua Ave. (page 32, E-16). 808 922-6611. F Duke’s Canoe Club (808 922-2268), beachside in the Outrigger Waikïkï Hotel (page 32, D-12), presents weekend “Concerts on the Beach” from 4 to 6 p.m. with Bobby Moderow (top) and Maunalua most Fridays, Henry Kapono most Sundays, and others on Saturdays. There are solo acts in the Barefoot Bar during the week. F Hawaiian music and hula is presented poolside at the Sheraton Princess Ka‘iulani from 6 to 8:30 p.m. by a different musical group and dancer nightly. Bands include the Kaimana Band, De Lima ‘Ohana, Ka‘ala Boys and others. Also, solo acts perform from 8:30 p.m. in the Pïkake Lounge. 120 Ka‘iulani St. (page 32, D-13). 808 922-5811. F Hilton Hawaiian Village® Beach Resort and Spa (page 32, G-4) features “The Rockin’ Hawaiian Rainbow Review” Fridays at the Super Pool (808 949-7877, $), with fireworks to follow, and Olomana at the Tapa Bar on Fridays and Saturdays (808 949-4321). F Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar in the Outrigger Reef on the Beach, 2169 Kälia Rd. (page 32, F-9), offers sunset views and Hawaiian music nightly from Cyril Pahinui 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., 808 922-2887, F.

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Jerry Santos

Halekulani Hotel

Jerry Santos plays at Chai’s Island Bistro (808 585-0011) in Aloha Tower Marketplace on Thursdays and with Olomana on Fridays and Saturdays at the Tapa Bar in the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort & Spa (808 949-4321). Call the venues for details. Also at the Tapa Bar is singer Jeff Apaka with friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Kani Ka Pila Grille, also at the Outrigger Reef, spotlights Hawaiian music from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly. Slack key guitar master Cyril Pahinui (bottom of page 42) often plays on Wednesdays. 808 924-4992 ,F. The Mai Tai Bar in The Royal Hawaiian (page 32, E-11) features free Hawaiian music and hula from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Groups rotating during the week may include Kapala Duo, DeLima ‘Ohana, Kamakakehau Duo, Welo Duo, Eric Lee Duo or others. Call 808 923-7311. F Edge of Waikïkï, next to Sheraton Waikïkï’s Infinity Edge pool (page 32, F-10), offers “Vint-Edge” cocktails and a great view. Hawaiian music and hula is presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a break for a fireknife dancer at 7:30 p.m. 808 931-8883. F Waikïkï Beach Walk’s Sunday Showcase spotlights Hawai‘i’s up-and-coming groups or established favorites in a free hour-long concert at 5 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month. On Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Ku Ha’aheo, To Cherish with Pride, features adult and keiki (children) hula, blending island traditions, cultural beliefs, music, and history. Shows are on the Plaza Stage of Waikïkï Beach Walk (page 32, E-9), weather permitting. 808 931-3591. Tuesday to Friday, Royal Hawaiian Center (page 32, D-10) presents a free hula show from 6 to 7 p.m. A Saturday hula show from 6 to 6:30 p.m. is followed at 7:30 p.m. by an hour-long Hawaiian music concert. On the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of most months, the Royal Hawaiian Band performs Hawaiian classics from 1 to 2 p.m. All performances are in the Royal Grove. 808 922-2299. One active spot for Hawaiian music outside of Waikïkï is the Aloha Tower Marketplace at Honolulu Harbor. Chai’s Island Bistro, 808 585-0011, $, presents beautiful Hawaiian music during dinner Wednesdays through Saturdays by Robert Cazimero, solo or with his brother Roland as The Brothers Cazimero, Danny Couch, Jerry Santos or other artists. Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 808 599-4877, often has Hawaiian music and is a popular site for CD-release parties. F The Willows, 901 Hausten St. in Mö‘ili‘ili, presents Hawaiian music Wednesdays through Fridays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s show, called Pakele Live!, is taped for local cable TV and streamed live on the web at Pakele­Live.com. 808 952-9200. F The Royal Hawaiian Band performs on the grounds of ‘Iolani Palace most Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. and at Queen Kapi‘olani Park Bandstand from 2 to 3 p.m. on many Sundays. For the band’s updated schedule, call 808 922-5331 or go to their website, RHB-Music.com. Native Books Nä Mea Hawai‘i in Ward Warehouse presents “Nä Mele Nei Concert Series” from 1 to 3 p.m. Robert and Roland, — at the stage adjacent to the store. The Brothers Cazimero The show, on the first Sunday of the month, features Gordon Freitas & Local Folk with a celebration of the music, people and dance of our Islands. 808 596-8885.

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In the days of the monarchy, the 180-year-old Kawaiaha‘o Church at 957 Punchbowl St. was known as “The Church of the Ali‘i (rulers).”

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n case you’re wondering, what we call downtown is the government and financial district around Honolulu Harbor, near Aloha Tower. It’s easy to reach by city bus, TheBus routes 19, 20 and others (see page 61). Downtown Honolulu is a comfortable blend of the old, ‘Iolani Palace, and the new, large office and residential towers, in the neighborhood. Our bankers and business­people are bustling about in dressier island wear while suits are usual seen only on lawyers headed to court. The traditional Chinatown merchants are selling goods with Asian zest alongside their new, artsy and trendy neighbors while lei sellers string floral creations with timeless serenity. A walking tour of our city should include Aloha Tower Marketplace, Chinatown, the Hawai‘i State Art Museum (open Tuesday through Saturday, call 808 586-0900), and the Capitol District. Tours of historic ‘Iolani Palace are available Monday–Saturday, call 808 538-1471 for recorded information and 522-0832 for reservations. Across the street is the striking statue of King Kamehameha I. A block down King Street is City Hall (Honolulu Hale), Kawaiaha‘o Church (above) and Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives (below), open Tuesday–Sunday, call 808 447-3910. The Honolulu chapter of the American Institute of Architects offers an architect-led walking tour of historic Honolulu buildings on Saturdays. Reservations are required before noon Friday, call 808 545-4242 for details or to ask about a self-guided option on other days of the week. $ The oldest wood-frame structure still standing in Hawai‘i is at Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, 553 South King St.


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Explore Waikïkï’s underwater paradise in first-class comfort on one of Atlantis Submarines’ high-tech passenger submarines.

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tlantis Submarines pioneered the passenger submarine business in 1985, launching the world’s first passenger submarine in Grand Cayman. Today, Atlantis operates 15 submarines in ten locations across the globe, including Waikïkï, Kona and Lahaina. Atlantis Submarines has taken passengers to see the magic of Hawai‘i’s undersea world for over 22 years. Atlantis has two adventures—the Atlantis Submarine Tour, aboard the 48-passenger submarine, Atlantis Submarines Trolley and the Premium Submarine Tour aboard the 64-passenger submarine, the largest passenger submarine in the world. Both tours offer headsets with narration in English, Japanese, Mandarin, and Korean and all passengers receive a complimentary Submarine Souvenir Dive Log. Descend to more than 100 feet off Waikïkï Beach in the world’s most technologically advanced passenger submarine and see up-close Hawai‘i’s vibrant, wondrous undersea world. Glide near schools of fish, green sea turtles, eels, and, sometimes, even sharks. Atlantis has enhanced the ecological impact of the natural reef by creating Atlantis Reef, one of Hawai‘i’s most spectacular dive sites, with sunken vessels and manmade reefs. Since the introduction of these artificial reefs, marine life has multiplied thousands of times! tlantis Submarines has completed more than 100,000 dives since the launching of its first vessel. Other passenger submarine companies come and go while Atlantis Submarines continues to lead the field in technology and popularity. Now you can stretch your vacation dollars with the Atlantis Combo. Book a sunset dinner cruise aboard Navatek I along with your submarine tour and receive special savings. See more on Atlantis Submarines on pages 4–5, Atlantis Navatek I on pages 6–7 and Atlantis Adventures on page 128. Call 808 944-8609 for reservations or visit AtlantisSubmarines.com.

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Germaine’s Lü‘au

ocated on a private beach on the west coast of O‘ahu, Germaine’s Lü‘au exudes the secret charm of old Hawai‘i. The bold call of the conch shell signals the arrival and colorful pageantry of the Royal Court of Polynesia, and the beginning of a very special experience t h a t i s u n i q u e l y. . . Germaine’s. Turn back the hands of time as you experience the inviting and true “backyard-style” lü‘au in a setting that is light years away from the hustle and bustle of Waikïkï. Watch as the kälua (roasted) pig is uncovered and raised from the smoldering imu (underground oven)! Indulge yourself in a multi-course all-you-can-eat feast of the taste-tempting authentic Hawaiian and American entrees while enjoying refreshing tropical cocktails or your favorite beverage. After dinner it’s SHOWTIME! Sit back and enjoy the most spectacular Polynesian Revue in Hawai‘i. Through the songs and dances of the South Pacific, visit the islands of Hawai‘i, Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand and Samoa. You can even thrill to the awesome and exciting fire-knife dance! Call Germaine’s at 808 949-6626 or 808 941-3338.

“TOO GOOD TO MISS”

The Ultimate in Hawaiian-Style Fun!

Step onto our beautiful, secluded and private beach – “35 minutes and 100 years” away from the hurried pace of Waikiki! From the sumptuous all-you-can-eat feast with your favorite beverages and exotic cocktails …to the Polynesian extravaganza with the exciting Fire Knife Dance, it’s a fun-filled evening that will bring Hawaii home to your heart!

For Free Hotel Pickup call:

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48 paradise cove lü‘au. No visit to Hawai‘i is complete without enjoying a traditional lü‘au and show — and no lü‘au is more complete, more fun and set in a more beautiful location than the Paradise Cove Lü‘au. An evening at Paradise Cove will leave you filled with treasured memories. Experience and participate in native arts and crafts, games of skill and daring, and traditional ceremonies celebrating Hawaii’s rich history. Complete your evening with the unforgettable island-style feast and awardwinning Hawaiian revue. For details and reservations, call 808 842-5911 or go to ParadiseCove.com.

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tlantis Adventures offers families more value to enjoy the fun of Hawai‘i’s magical marine world — both above and below the ocean’s surface! Start with a beautiful sunset cruise along the scenic shores of East O‘ahu aboard Navatek I, Hawai‘i’s smoothest cruise experience due to its unique, double-hulled design that lifts the vessel above the waves. A delicious dinner, live music, and spectacular sunset and coastline views make the evening complete. Children 6 and under now cruise for free, which includes a special kid’s meal and family memories to last a lifetime. From December through April, humpback whale enthusiasts can enjoy a breakfast or lunch Whale Watch Cruise aboard Navatek I. The ship’s state-of-the-art SWATH technology provides a comfortable and stable ride and its sleek design and engineering allows it to cruise past Diamond Head or farther offshore in search of humpback whales. For details, see the Atlantis ads on pages 4–5, 6–7 and 128, visit AtlantisAdventures.com or call 808 955-8492. Spotlight’s O‘ahu Gold Magazine


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attoo is art and some people are walking galleries! After centuries of being viewed as a mark of the marginal, tattoos have gone mainstream and are winning over the art establishment — including the Honolulu Museum of Art. The museum breaks new ground with Tattoo Honolulu (through Jan. 13, 2013), an exhibition focusing on Hawai‘i’s high quality of tattoo art (right) — and how it sprouted from the islands’ mix of cultures that are rich with tattoo traditions. C o u r a g e a n d S t re n g t h : Portraits of Those Who Have Served is an exhibition of photographic portraits of Traditional Hawaiian tattoo on American men and women Keli‘iokalani Makua by artist Keone a r m e d f o r c e s m e m b e r s Nunes. Photo by Shuzo Uemoto, who have been in Iraq and Honolulu Museum of Art. Afghanistan. The powerful images by five photographers do not depict the tension of combat, instead they provide an intimate look at these warriors in quiet moments during and after their tours of duty. Museum admission is free for military personnel and their families, with ID, until the exhibition ends on Feb. 24, 2013. See page 63 for a special offer. HonoluluMuseum.org.

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John John Florence, shown at Pipeline, was the 2011 Vans World Cup winner (inset) and Vans Triple Crown Champion. ASP/KRISTIN photos.

2012 VANS TRIPLE CROWN OF SURFING The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is the final stop of the 2012 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour. It is the most prestigious surfing series in the world and could play a part in determining who the men’s world surfing champion is for this year. Reef Hawaiian Pro, Nov. 12–24 The contest runs on the best five days of surf during the holding period at Hale‘iwa Ali‘i Beach Park (see the map on page 78). This is an ASP Prime Event with prize purse totalling $425,000. West Australia’s Taj Burrow is the defending champion Vans World Cup of Surfing, Nov. 25–Dec. 6 The contest runs on the best four days of surf at Sunset Beach. It offers points that determine surfers’ rankings for the 2013 tour and a purse of $250,000. John John Florence, Hawai‘i’s 19-year-old surfing sensation, is the defending World Cup as well as Triple Crown of Surfing champion. Billabong Pipe Masters, Dec. 8–20 The contest runs on the best four days of surf at Banzai Pipeline. Australian Kieren Perrow won last year in what many called the best Pipe surf in over a decade. The final ASP World Tour event, with $250,000 prize money, also crowns the Vans Triple Crown Champion — the most consistent surfer in all three events. Information and webcast at VansTripleCrownOfSurfing.com or Facebook.com/vanstriplecrownofsurfing; Surf reports at SurfNewsNetwork.com or 808 596-SURF.

Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau was created in 1985 to honor legendary waterman Eddie Aikau (inset) who was lost at sea when going for help for his shipmates of the sailing canoe Höküle’a. Each season, 28 of the best big-wave riders from around the world are invited to compete at Waimea Bay on the ONE day that open-ocean swells produce a solid 20-foot-plus surf Hawaiian style, the equivalent of over 30-foot wave faces measured from trough to crest. As event director George Downing says, “The Bay will call the day,” and that call has been made only eight times in 27 years! The last time “The Eddie” went off was on Dec. 8, 2009, in 40- to 50-foot surf. That day, 26-year-old Greg Long (below) of San Clemente, Calif., scored big in the final heat to beat out Kelly Slater, the winner in January 2002. The holding period for the 28th Anniversary Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau is Dec. 1, 2012, through Feb. 28, 2013. The cash purse is $98,000 with $55,000 for the winner. The traditional opening ceremony, from 3 p.m. on November 29 at Waimea Bay Beach Park, includes a Hawaiian blessing and a “paddle out” by contestants. On the day “the call” is made, heats start around 8 a.m. and continue until the winner is crowned. Get more information at Quiksilver.com/Eddie and surf updates at 808 596-SURF or SurfNewsNetwork.com.

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Greg Long won the last Eddie in 2009. QUIKSILVER/NOYLE photo.

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‘Iolani Palace. Once the home of Hawai‘i monarchs, ‘Iolani Palace has been restored to its former grandeur, as seen here in the Throne Room. The palace is open for tours Mondays through Saturdays with Guided Tours, a Self-led Tour (with audio option) and entry to the Basement Gallery Exhibit. A minimum age applies to the tours. For details and reservations, visit IolaniPalace.org or call 808 522-0832 or 808 522-0823. $

CREATION, A POLYNESIAN JOURNEY. Discover the incredible islands of Polynesia. Let the sights, sounds and flavors of our spectacular dinner show mesmerize your senses. Offered five nights a week at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani’s Ainahau Showroom. For reservations, call 808 921-4600. クリエーション・ショー ~ポリネシアの旅~ ポリネシアの島々の誕生の歴史と神話を ダイナミックな歌と踊りで再現する迫力のディナーショー。神秘と情熱 の世界をアイランド・スタイルのビュフェディナーとともにお楽しみくだ さい。 シェラトン・プリンセス・カイウラニ、 アイナハウ・ショールームで 週5日公演中。 ご予約・お問い合わせは電話: 808 921-4600まで。

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Story courtesy of Curtis Wilmington

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Waikïkï Baptist Church welcomes locals and visitors to one of the primary tourist churches in Hawai‘i. For a traditional worship style, the 10:45 a.m. Sunday service features the gracious Hawaiian Christian Hula — experience a new way to worship the Lord. For a more contemporary style, try the 9 a.m. or 6 p.m. Sunday services. See the ad below. Come casual. If you plan to be on O‘ahu a few days, or a lifetime, you’ll find Waikïkï Baptist Church “Your Church in Waikïkï.” WaikikiBaptist.com. 808 955-3525. Waikïkï beach chaplaincy has, since 1970, offered a uniquely Hawaiian Christian Beach Service from 10:30 a.m. Sundays at the end of Paoa Place (page 32, G5), adjacent to the Hilton Hawaiian Village and Hale Koa hotels. This scenic, come-as-youare oceanside service under the direction of Chaplain Alex McAngus includes singers, musicians, sign dance and hula. Chapel Services are offered at 8:30 a.m. at the Outrigger Reef On The Beach (poolside foyer area) and the OHANA East Hotel (reception room). Call for information about the Wednesday Breakfast Meeting at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting. WaikikiBeachChaplaincy.org, 808 923-3137.

Chapel Services Sun 8:30am at Outrigger Reef & Ohana East Church on the Beach Sun 10:30am at Hilton Hawaiian Village

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Watch the opening ceremony of the 2012–13 Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau at 3 p.m. November 29 at Waimea Bay Beach Park. The holding period is Dec. 1, 2012, to Feb. 28, 2013, see page 52. Photo of 2010 ceremony by QUIKSILVER/COOTS.

O‘ahu Transportation TheBus. The City and County of Honolulu’s TheBus offers transportation to most popular shopping areas and visitor attractions. The one-way adult fare is $2.50 (exact change only), students through high school is $1.25 and a monthly pass is $60. An O‘ahu Discovery Passport offers four consecutive days of unlimited bus rides for $25. See page 61, visit TheBus.org or call 808 848-5555 (5:30 a.m.–10 p.m.).

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63 QUEEN EMMA SUMMER PALACE was the summer retreat for Queen Emma, her husband King Kamehameha IV and their son Prince Albert. The charming 1848 Greek Revival home is preserved as a historic landmark and museum, showcasing the furniture, personal possessions and other memorabilia from that era. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except major holidays, last docent-guided tour at 3 p.m. $10 adults, $8 seniors, $1 children. 2913 Pali Hwy., two miles above Honolulu. DaughtersOfHawaii.org.

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Hawaii’s #1 Visitor Destination

USS Arizona Memorial There is a reason the USS Arizona Memorial is the number one visitor destination in Hawaii. Millions of people from all over the world come to this majestic setting to see for themselves where World War II began for the United States on Dec 7, 1941. Come discover the newly built, $56 million Pearl Harbor Visitor Center at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, now featuring two new world-class museums. Visitors who are interested in a fully narrated tour, should take the Official USS Arizona Memorial Audio Tour. Hosted by the famous actress Jamie Lee Curtis and the National Park Service historians, this audio tour takes visitors throughout the entire Visitor Center, its museums, onto the Memorial and is recommended to all individu- Navy’s shuttle holds 150 visitors. als looking for an enhanced experience. What’s the best way to keep the memories of Pearl Harbor tour alive? Visit our USS Arizona Memorial gift store offering the largest selection of WWII books, along with t-shirts, caps and more. Admission and parking is still free ! Open daily from 7am to 5pm.

For reservations • USS Arizona Memorial Audio Tour • Official Pearl Harbor Tours Visit www.Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777

Redeem this coupon at the USS Arizona Memorial gift store for a FREE collectible Pearl Harbor Mug or Dec. 7, 1941 newspaper with any purchase of $20 or more.

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Located at the entrance of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. One free gift per person per day. Offer cannot be combined with each other or with any other promotion or coupon. While supplies last. Valid only at time of purchase. Expires 12/31/13. Spotlight

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Free Post Cards or Dec. 7, 1941 Newspaper Redeem this coupon at the Audio Desk for a FREE Pearl Harbor postcard set or a Dec. 7, 1941 newspaper for each USS Arizona Memorial Audio Tour purchased at $7.50 each Audio Tour Desk is located in the courtyard of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Available in 7 languages. Allow about 3 hours for complete tour. For reservations, visit www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. Valid only at time of purchase. While supplies last. Expires 12/31/13. Spotlight


  

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 , , ’   Complete Your Pearl Harbor Experience with a trip to the Battleship Missouri and see the spot where World War II ended. Walk on the decks where General MacArthur signed the surrender ending World War II. Stand in the shadows of 67-foot long guns that fired 2,700 pound shells. Find out about life on board the world’s last battleship, including stories about kamikaze attacks. MIGHTY MO PASS $22 ($11 FOR CHILDREN 4-12) INCLUDES GUIDED TOUR CALL 1-877-MIGHTY MO USSMISSOURI.ORG

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n January 29, 1944, America’s last battleship, the Missouri, launched from Brooklyn Navy Yard into a war-torn world. Today in Pearl Harbor, the three-football-fieldlong floating fortress is open to visitor tours as the Battleship Missouri Memorial, one of Hawai‘i’s most popular and imposing historic attractions. The “Mighty Mo” is an American icon, simultaneously serving as a symbol of strength and peace. On Sept. 2, 1945, in Tokyo Bay, U.S. General Douglas MacArthur accepted Japan’s unconditional surrender aboard the USS Missouri, thus ending the War in the Pacific. Now berthed on Battleship Row, this magnificent vessel provides a fascinating, interactive, educational experience back through time. With her trademark 16-inch guns, the 887-foot Missouri served the United States in WWII, Korea and the first Gulf War. Following her final decommissioning in the early 1990s, she completed her final journey, arriving in Pearl Harbor in 1998 to stand watch over her fallen comrade, the USS Arizona, located a mere ship’s length away. The Mighty Mo Pass ($22/adult and $11/child, ages 4-12) lets you choose from one of these exciting experiences: the Mighty Mo Tour (a 35-minute guided tour); the Acoustiguide Tour; the Guide2Go iPod Tour; or explore the Mighty Mo at your leisure by taking a variety of marked walking-tour routes. Daily hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., September through May, then 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., June through August. For information, call 1-877-MIGHTYMO or visit www.USSMissouri.org.

Security & Ticketing at Pearl Harbor

Security measures prohibit all bags or other items that offer concealment at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Wallets, cameras (without cases), telephones, bottle waters, wheelchairs and baby carriages are allowed. A storage area is located just to the right to the entrance of the Visitor Center, with a $3 per bag fee. Tickets for all the Pearl Harbor attractions are sold at the Visitor Center. Note: you may be asked to show a government–issued photo ID when boarding the Ford Island shuttle to the USS Missouri or Pacific Aviation Museum.

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ome discover the $56 million Pearl Harbor Visitor Center at the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Last year, approximately 1.7 million people paid tribute to the Arizona crew, making it the leading visitor destination in Hawai‘i. Learn more about Dec. 7, 1941, the day that launched the U.S. into World War II, with two worldclass museums, movies, theaters and oceanfront displays. Admission and parking is still free. Reservations for the USS Arizona Memorial Tour, the USS Arizona Memorial Audio Tour and the Official Pearl Harbor Half-Day and Full-Day Tours are available toll free at 1-877-4446777 or at Recreation.gov. For information on all four Pearl Harbor attractions and their package tours, visit PearlHarborHistoricSite.org. After five decades in salt water and millions of visitors, the USS Arizona Memorial is scheduled for a major refurbishment project. To learn how you can help, visit PacificHistoricParks.org.

Pacific Aviation Museum, on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, occupies World War II-era Hangars 37 and 79 which still bear the scars of our nation’s first aviation battlefield. The museum is dedicated to showing the patriotism, valor and sacrifices made by American aviators in the Pacific and includes rare American and Japanese planes such as a 1942 Japanese Zero. New SelfGuided and Aviator’s Tours are available. Purchase tickets at Pacific­AviationMuseum.org or at the Pearl Harbor Visi12-PAM-0829A Spotlight Gold.indd 9/26/12 10:26 AM - 1 - (BlacK) (Cyan) (Magenta) (Yellow) tor Center. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 808-441-1000.

Take a historical trip 1000 feet up. (No parachute needed.) Journey back to Pearl Harbor Naval Air Station on historic Ford Island in the hangars that survived the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. Our veteran docents take you on a fascinating tour of vintage aircraft, displays and actual footage of the attack on Pearl Harbor. You’ll also find aviation memorabilia, the best food on Ford Island and fun in our combat flight simulators.

Free Combat Simulator Flight Valid for one “Orientation Flight” per coupon with paid admission. Limit one coupon per group. Duplicate copies not accepted. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 12/31/13.

Shuttle & tickets at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center or online. Open 9am to 5pm daily.

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Open Daily 7 a.m.–5 p.m.

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74 The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park is one of the four Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, along with the USS Arizona and USS Oklahoma Memorials, Battleship Missouri Memorial Association and the Pacific Aviation Museum. At Bowfin Park, learn the exciting and mysterious submarine story with the centerpiece World War II Submarine, USS Bowfin (SS-287). Launched December 7, 1942, one year after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Bowfin was nicknamed, “The Pearl Harbor Avenger.” Step aboard this submarine and feel the history in this well-decorated war hero with her nine battle star war patrols. Without extra cost, select the digital audio tour of your choice and experience what life was like from the words and stories of submarine veterans who were there. Come and help celebrate 70 years since USS Bowfin’s launching! Back on land, visit the Submarine Museum with its own digital tours, walk the grounds to see many submarine exhibits, or just sit on the spacious länai and “chill,” eat some food, rehydrate or shop in the Gift Shop. Open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Bowfin is closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days. Tickets for adults are $10 (seniors $7) and $4 for children over 4 years. Children under 4 years of age are not permitted on the submarine. Visit their website www.bowfin.org or send an e-mail to info@bowfin.org. The address is USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, 11 Arizona Memorial Drive, Honolulu, HI 96818. Telephone: 808 423-1341; Fax: 808 422-5201.

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he National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is set in an extinct volcano, Püowaina Crater, that residents call Punchbowl. Among the first remains to be interred there on Jan. 4, 1949, were 776 casualties from the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. The Honolulu Memorial (shown) on the northwest wall of the crater was dedicated on May 1, 1966. It honors the achieve­ments of American Armed Forces in the Pacific during World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Conflict. Park your vehicle behind the Memorial and explore the map galleries and the ten “Courts of the Missing.” From the back of the Memorial, walk up the “Memorial Walk” to the overlook area for one of the best views of Honolulu — from Diamond Head to ‘Ewa. The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., March 2 to Sept. 29, and from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 30 to March 1. 808 532-3720. Spotlight’s O‘ahu Gold Magazine


75 Sightseeing The USS Bowfin is in the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center next to markers honoring submarines that participated in World War II. USS Arizona Memorial Audio Tour. Last year approximately 1.7 million visitors came to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center to see where World War II began for the United States. Since there are no guided tours, be sure to take the Official USS Arizona Memorial Audio Tour hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis, National Park Service historians and dozens of Pearl Harbor Survivors. The tour takes listeners through the Center’s two world-class museums, upon the Memorial and along the Oceanside to explain the path of attack. Allow approximately three hours for the whole tour. For reservations, call 1-877-444-6777 or visit Recreation.gov. More information is available at PacificHistoricParks.org or 808 954-8778.

Atlantis Submarines Stewards of the Sea

Atlantis Submarines has adopted small quiet corners of Hawai‘i’s marine world, and for two decades has been sharing the message of, “Mälama ‘Äina/Mälama Kai (Care for the Land/Care for the Sea),” with our more than seven million guests to date. Our message is that we must all take personal responsibility for the stewardship of the land and sea and do what we can to help our planet be more sustainable.

A “Green” Submarine

Sharing Hawai‘i’s Marine World: Atlantis Submarines launched its U.S. operations with its Kona dive site in 1988. Atlantis opened its second Hawai‘i dive site (sixth worldwide) off Waikïkï in 1989 and added its third site off Lahaina a year later in 1991. Environmentally Friendly: Atlantis takes every precaution to ensure that its vessels are operating cleanly and safely to help preserve Hawai‘i’s fragile marine world. Clean Propulsion: Each Atlantis Submarine is a battery-powered, non-polluting vessel that emits nothing more than compressed air into the ocean. Careful Navigation: Atlantis maintains a safe distance above the delicate reef corals to prevent any damage to living creatures. Our submarines have two stern thrusters, two vertical thrusters, and one at the bow to ensure careful maneuvering. Federally Certified: The submarines used by Atlantis are U.S. Coast Guard approved American Bureau of Shipping Class A1 man­ned submersibles.

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The North Shore Hale‘iwa Farmers’ Market. Every Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m., farmers and vendors are selling fresh produce and delicious food products at the Hale‘iwa Farmers’ Market. Enjoy live entertainment, chat with farmers and residents, and even pair an adult beverage with the food offerings at the Pïkake Pavilion and lawn of Waimea Valley (page 76, D-13). Call 808 388-9696 or go to v.gd/HaleFM. Hale’iwa town. To tour the seaside town of Hale‘iwa (page 76, E&F–9&10), be sure to stay on Kamehameha Highway. In this rustic town, ramshackle wooden buildings house shave-ice stands, surf shops, clothing stores, art galleries, shrimp trucks and other hidden treasures. And, since Hale‘iwa is home to big-wave surfing, stop by the low-key North Shore Surf and Cultural Museum hidden in a corner of the North Shore Marketplace. GIOVANNI’S SHRIMP TRUCK. Hawai‘i’s original white shrimp truck, Giovanni’s has become a North Shore staple for visitors and locals alike. Recently chosen as one of Hawai‘i’s “Best Finds” by the travel buffs at Travelocity, Giovanni’s has been serving up the tastiest Garlic, Hot & Spicy and Lemon-Butter Shrimp for over 10 years. Look for the white truck on Kamehameha Highway (83) in Kahuku (page 76, E-20). Also in Hale‘iwa. For information, call 808 293-1839, and don’t forget to sign the truck!

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80 Kualoa, a scenic 40-minute drive from Waikïkï, is one of the most beautiful and sacred Hawaiian places. Its 4,000 private acres of mountains and valleys are accessible by all-terrain vehicles, horseback, and Jeep and bus tours that travel into lush K a ‘ a ‘ a w a Va l l e y or to the lookouts and jungle trails of Hakipu‘u. Visit an ancient Hawaiian fishpond, ride an ocean voyaging catamaran or take a tour to see where “Battleship,” “Hawaii Five-0“ and other shows were filmed. Ask about the Legends of Kualoa dinner show and the Kualoa Experience Tours at 808 237-7321 or Kualoa.com. Fumi’s Kahuku Shrimp. What began as a shrimp farm a dozen years ago expanded to a shrimp truck where the daily harvest is served fresh to the hungry public. Another store just a few hundred yards from the truck accommodates more customers with open-air seating and a great view of the shrimp ponds. The fresh-from-the-farm shrimp can be prepared deep fried or pan fried with their famous garlic sauce. Fumi’s was chosen one of “Five Best Lunches” in the nation for Maxim Magazine’s 2011 Food and Drink Awards (see Maxim.com). 808 232-8881.

The Estates at Turtle Bay are only minutes away from the beach where you can enjoy swimming, surfing, snorkeling, or just plain relaxing on the miles of pristine sandy beaches. Located on the North Shore • For information call: (808) 293-0600

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Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Billabong Pipe Masters at Banzai Pipeline, see page 52. Photo courtesy ASP/KIRSTIN.

Fine Ass Chocolates. Enjoy gourmet chocolate-covered macadamia nuts in delicious fun flavors like Flaky Balls (with coconut), Dirty Balls (with cocoa powder), Fire Balls and Frosted Balls. You won’t be disappointed in the smooth premium chocolate with its great finish and no fillers or sweeteners added. Available at the Crouching Lion Inn, Ka’a’awa. FineAssChocolate.com, 808 237-1213. Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts Salty Balls • Dirty Balls • Flaky Balls

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Macky’s Shrimp Truck. Everyone has eaten garlic shrimp before, but after tasting the butter garlic shrimp from Macky’s Shrimp Truck on the North Shore, you’ll know why they’ve won so many awards. Macky’s special garlic sauce is made fresh daily and the shrimp is cooked when ordered, not pre-cooked, so the hot, plump morsels are perfectly prepared and seasoned. Other flavors include lemon pepper, spicy hot and original shrimp, which are all very tasty, too. Macky’s is at 66-632 Kamehameha Hwy., at the entrance to Hale‘iwa. 808 780-1071, 780-1834. $


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rising star on the local music scene, ‘ukulele virtuoso Kalei Gamiao recently released Redefined (Neos Productions, V116, NeosProductions.com), an 11-track CD with eight original compositions. Described as “‘ukulele instrumentals for the 21st century,” the album leads off with high-tempo tunes “2011” and “Feel the Beat,” then cools down with smooth version of the Bill Withers hit “Ain’t No Sunshine.” Gamiao kicks up the beat again with “Mach 4” and continues along with more delightful tunes. Instead of just solo ‘ukulele, Gamiao is accompanied by Scott Mearig on bass, Fred Alcain on drums, and Chris Sanders on keyboards and string arrangements, allowing the four-string instrument to really shine in the lush arrangements.

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Ross Dress For Less

ith eight stores conveniently located on O‘ahu, and three on the Neighbor Islands, Ross Dress For Less offers the most incredible bargains on the island. From dresses starting at $14.99 to a great selection of designer fashions and brand names for men, women and children, Ross makes shopping in Hawai‘i affordable again. The only off-price retailer on the island, Ross offers first-quality, name-brand merchandise, as well as a large selection of aloha wear, at savings of 20 to 60 percent off regular department store prices every day, with new merchandise arriving in the stores daily. Find big bargains at the new Ross Dress For Less at 333 Seaside Ave., between Kaläkaua and Kühiö avenues in Waikïkï, 808 922-2984. Among the other Ross stores on O‘ahu are: 711 Ke‘eaumoku St. (near Ala Moana Center); 1045 Fort Street Mall (downtown); in Pearlridge Center; and at 333 Ward Ave. (next to The Sports Authority). For information, call 1-800-945-ROSS.

Honolua Surf Co. is Hawai‘i’s premiere board-sport lifestyle shop for all men’s and women’s apparel needs. With premium brands such as Billabong, Von Zipper, Dakine, Nixon, Element RV C A , K U S T O M a n d Honolua Surf Co., these shops have you covered from head to toe. Honolua Surf Co. has four O‘ahu locations — Outrigger Waikïkï on the Beach, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki Beachwalk and Sheraton Princess Ka’iulani. So visit Honolua Surf Co. today and get styled. Learn more at HonoluaSurf.com.

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World Invitational Hula Festival E Ho’i Mai I Ka Piko Hula This years’s festival honors the opening of World Invitational Hula Festival in Tokyo, Japan. Several Japanese hälau (schools) will be featured during the two evenings of hula from 5 to 9 p.m. on November 9th & 10th at the Queen Kapi’olani Hotel’s Ballroom, 150 Kapahulu Ave. There will be workshops on Oli, Hawaiian Chant and Hula and Nature from 5 to 7:00 p.m. on November 5th and 7th. WorldHula.com. $ Courtesy of Lewis Communications

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HAWAIIAN ACCESSORIES, a locally owned Native Hawaiian business, has been providing visitors with quality items for 25 years. Look for one-of-a-kind koa wood pendants, earrings, necklaces and hair adornments with Polynesian motifs at stores in Ala Moana Center, Outrigger Waikïkï on the Beach, Waikïkï Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, and the International Market Place. Many of their koa gifts are sold exclusively at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa. HawaiianAccessories.com, 808 921-3400.

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Duke’s Marketplace Duke’s Marketplace features over 100 vendors that offer a variety of Hawaiian souvenirs to bring the “ALOHA” to friends and family back home. Come experience Hawaiian-style shopping that visitors have enjoyed for more than 30 Years.

Located on Kalakaua Ave. between Seaside Ave. & Kaiulani Ave. with entrances on Kalakaua, Kuhio & Seaside.

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DOWN 1. Last U.S. battleship ever built. 3. Known as one of Hawai‘i’s premier snorkeling spots. 4. National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. 6. Last Queen of Hawai‘i. 7. Hotel, Maunakea, Smith and Pauahi streets border which area. 8. An avenue in Waikïkï named after this Hawaiian King.

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riginally commissioned in 1820, the Royal Household Guard was an elite group of soldiers serving the Hawaiian monarchy, handpicked by King Kamehameha II for their loyalty. After the overthrow of the monarchy in 1893, the guard was disbanded as the royal reign transitioned into a new Provisional Government of Hawai‘i. However, in 1962, the United States Air National Guard reactivated the Royal Guard at ‘Iolani Palace. In 1972, the King’s Guard was reorganized. Members of a championship drill team were recruited to create a special attraction which would revive and preserve the history of the Hawai‘i of the 1800s. King’s Alley, now King’s Village, wanted an attraction that was visibly authentic. The guards, dressed in 19th-century uniforms and with the talents of a drill team, would give it that unique flair. The Changing of the Guard ceremony featuring a flag-lowering ceremony followed by a drill exhibition was launched. Today, this ceremony is the longest-running daily event in Waikïkï. Camera-toting visitors from around the world are drawn to King’s Village at 6:15 p.m. to witness the snap and precision of the King’s Guard. In May of this year, the King’s Guard and its leader Paul Naki were among the initial inductees into the Military Drill Hall of Fame. Dana Edmunds photos The Changing of the King’s Guard has taken place at 6:15 p.m. daily for the past 40 years at King’s Village (page 83). To celebrate this 40th anniversary, a new routine with a full performance of precision rifle drills is included on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The King’s Guard Museum on the ground floor showcases a variety of vintage Hawaiian souvenir and collectibles and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Kings-Village.com.

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The restoration and reopening of the Hawaii Theatre in April 1996 led to another renaissance in Chinatown as art galleries, shops and restaurants opened in the neighborhood. Call 808 528-0506 about shows and a weekly tour. Inset photo of the theatre’s stage by David Franzen.

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hole is still there and the sailing ship Mariposa’s bell still hangs, ready to ring if you buy the house a round! Chinatown is home to many inexpensive eateries. A great spot for dim sum, those small plates of delicious Chinese dumplings, is Mei Sum Dim Sum (#3) on Nu‘uanu Avenue. It is just mauka (mountain side) of the buildings that are home to Pegge Hopper Gallery, the Chinatown Boardroom with its surfboards and art, and Roy Venters’ wild art collection. On Smith Street, peruse the classic quill-and-ink art of Ramsay in the Tan Sing Building (#4). Chinese Cultural Plaza

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Maria Bonita and Smith’s Union Bar are next to Club Hubba Hubba, 25 North Hotel St., an infamous strip club that has been shuttered since 1997. The interior of the building is currently being renovated. The ARTS at Marks Garage (#5) is the heart of the Arts District and offers art exhibits and a variety of performances. Louis Pohl Gallery (#6, right) has art, gifts and Sandy Pohl’s advice on all the art events happening on First Friday and Slow Art Friday (third Friday). Pick up the free Gallery Walk map here or at the other galleries. For more information, visit Arts­ AtMarks.com or call 808 521-2903. Climb up the daunting set of stairs to thirtyninehotel (#7), a multimedia, gallery-clubperformance space. Totally worth it. Next Door, a 4,000 square-foot film and art gallery, redeemed from a leftover red brick wreck of Hotel Street glory days, is, of course, next door. Downstairs is Bar 35, offering over 100 bottled imported beers, a fusion gourmet pizza menu and a designer martini or two. The Maunakea Marketplace (#11) and Chinese Cultural Plaza (#12) house more Asian food places, shops and vendors with all sorts of imported goodies at bargain prices. The Hawai‘i Heritage Center (#8, 1040 Smith St.) sponsors a Chinatown Walking Tour ($) every Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please call 808 521-2749 for more information. Locals like to shop for produce, fresh fish and Asian products at the streetside markets in Chinatown.

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Stinging box jellyfish often “invade” west and south shore beaches between 7 to 11 days after the full moon — around Nov. 6 to 8, Dec. 7 to 9 and Jan. 6 to 8. The advisory is usually for Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Waikïkï, and Ala Moana beaches, but ocean conditions could bring jellyfish in on offcycle days and/or to other beaches. For a daily report on beach conditions, call 808 922-3888. When box jellyfish are in the water, lifeguards will have this sign posted. Stay out of the water. If you are stung, seek assistance from a lifeguard and, if you have an allergic reaction, call 911. More information at 808jellyfish.com or waquarium.org/boxjelly-calendar.html

Waikiki Ocean Club provides the largest selection of ocean-related activities for both the active thrill-seeker and the sun-bathing pleasure-seeker. Known as Hawai‘i’s ultimate ocean playground, the club is located just 300 yards off Waikïkï Beach and a short boat ride from the Hilton Pier. Snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, helmet diving and kayaking, in addition to trampolines, diving platforms, jet skis and the new Aqua Quads (the only ones in the state) are part of the daytime mix that this recently–renovated vessel offers for individuals and families. And don’t forget to ask about the Friday night fireworks party! WaikikiOceanClub.com, 808 380-6800. H2O Sports is the gold deal for para­sailing, jet skiing, banana boat rides, and snorkeling. Combine snorkeling at world-famous Hanauma Bay with either parasail or jet ski for a get-wet, family-fun experience. H2O Sports features tremendous values for visitors and residents alike and will not be undersold! They are conveniently located near Waikïkï with ample parking available. Reservations are absolutely necessary, book early to ensure your spot. For reservations and more information, call 808 395-3793.

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Four boogie boarders catch a wave off Waikïkï Beach. SNORKEL BOB’s SEAMO BETTA™ & LI’L MO BETTA™ Rx masks are available by the day, the week, or for keeps. BUBBA SNORKELS on every set (adult & kid sizes) drain splash water, block backwash and clear easy. Boogie boards, beach chairs & 24-HOUR INTERISLAND EXPRESS GEAR RETURN. Book 2 seats on most adventures and get a FREE Turtle Beach Bag or Boogie Board for the week (Reg. $26). SB’s 192-page fish photography book Some Fishes I Have Known is $5 with a snorkel set for the week. Proceeds benefit The Snorkel Bob Foundation, defending Hawai‘i’s reefs. Waikïkï: 700 Kapahulu Avenue, on the way to Hanauma Bay at 808 735-7944 and SnorkelBob.com. All islands 8-5 Every Day.

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his marine sanctuary on the southeastern portion of O‘ahu is home to approximately 420 species of tropical reef fish. Known as one of Hawai‘i’s premier snorkeling spots, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is very popular with residents and visitors alike because of its clear and calm waters and sandy beach. The Hanauma Bay Marine Education Center in the upper area houses interactive exhibits, a gift shop and a small theatre where first-time visitors are required to view a seven-minute educational video that shows Hanauma Bay’s marine life and how to protect and care for the preserve. There are restrooms and a food concession in the upper lot. At beach level there is a snorkeling equipment concession, dressing rooms, restrooms and an information kiosk. Hanauma Bay is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (until 7 p.m. in summer) Wednesday through Monday and closed all day Tuesday. It is open until 10 p.m. on the second Saturday in winter and the second and fourth Saturdays in summer. There is a parking fee of $1 per car and $7.50 admission fee per person 13 years and older. For details, call the information line at 808 396-4229 or visit HanaumaBayHawaii.org.

Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Adventure $19.95

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SCUBA DIVING for Beginners

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aloha golf tours. Never golf alone! Whether you hadn’t planned on playing a round of golf here, didn’t bring your clubs or even if you don’t have anyone to play with, Aloha Golf Tours can help you get your golf game going. Call 808 922-GOLF (4653) and join them!

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The view from the lookout at Nu‘uanu Pali State Wayside, the site of the Battle of Nu‘uanu. Kamehameha I and his warriors from the island of Hawai‘i drove their opponents over this cliff to secure a victory over O‘ahu. After an agreement with the chief of Kaua‘i, he became the first king of the Hawaiian Islands.

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Understanding Pidgin

Scholars say that the inflection and phrasing of Hawai’i Pidgin most resembles the Portuguese language. That makes sense since workers from the Azores and Madeira were the first immigrant group to arrive in the mid-1800s. To learn more and to hear audio files of our style of Pidgin, Google “Hawai‘i Pidgin English” and have fun. Meanwhile, here are some examples: Brah/Bruddah — Brother: “Eh, brah, wat’s up? Broke da mout’ — Delicious food. Bumbye — Later on. Chicken skin — Goose bumps: “Grampa’s ghost story wen give me chicken skin!” Da kine — The kind; used in place of anything understood, “Shaka” as in: “You get da kine? Da kine wen borrow mine’s.” Get — To have: “How come you get two scoop rice? I only get one.” Guys/dem/folks — Them; local equivalent of “y’all.”, gang. Howzit — How are you? “Eh, howzit brah!” Kaukau (cowcow) — Food or to eat: “Some ‘ono this kaukau.” Like — To want: “I like go beach, but no get waves.” Mine’s — My. “How come your’s mo big den mine’s?” Nevah — Never; used to negate a verb: “Try call Auntie dem – tink so dey nevah leave yet.” Nö ka ‘oi — The best: “Maui Nö Ka ‘Oi.” ‘Ono — Very good. For food, same as “broke da mout’.” Shaka — Hand greeting for Howzit, OK, right on, etc. Shoyu — Soy sauce, used often on rice, eggs and sashimi. Stink eye — Dirty look: “Dat boy wen give me stink eye wen I told da teacher.” Slippah — Rubber slippers; flip flops; most common form of footwear in Hawai’i. Talk story — Casual conversation; shoot the breeze; tell stories. Try — Substitute for “please”: “Eh, brah, try move!”


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DINING Benihana of Tokyo. 10% OFF your meal.........................................125 Kobe Japanese Steak House. $10 OFF two adult entrees..............115 Moose McGillycuddy’s. FREE breakfast with purchase.................121 Sav-On Tours. Lü‘au & Dinner Cruise Specials.......................117–118

entertainment Moose McGillycuddy’s. One FREE cover charge with ad..............122 Nashville Waikïkï. $2.50 Mai Tais/$5 OFF tee shirt.......................123 Rock ‘n’ Roll Booze Cruz. $38 with coupon....................................125

shopping & services Hilo Hattie. FREE mug or sarong with any $20 or more purchase....115 Pearl Factory. FREE pearl-bearing oyster w/purchase.......................119 Pacific ‘Ohana Hostel. Prices from $27–$75....................................126 The Massage Way, Inc. $5 OFF per person......................................125 Twelve 21 Massage Studio and Day Spa. 70 Minute Massage $60 each...119

tours & transportation A-1 Helicopter. 50% OFF helicopter tour.........................................124 Adventure on 2 Wheels. Moped Rentals $20/hourly or daily rate..125 I Do Cab & Limo. SAVE on taxi or limousine service to Waikïkï/Airport....115 Paradise Rent-A-Car. Compact car $18.90 per day..........................115 Paradise Rent-A-Car. Harley-Davidson motorcycle rental $99/day....116 TV Taxi Limo Service. Waikïkï to Airport–$10 OFF metered rate.... 117 United Taxi. Waikïkï to Airport–$25.95 or metered rate, whichever is less!.... 119 Van Express. See Gold Bar for money-saving offers!.........................125 Watch the Honolulu City Lights Parade on December 1. Photo by Wayne Shinbara.

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Civil Defense Advisories Department of Emergency Management issues advisories to warn of high surf, flooding and other emergency situations. Current advisories and notifications are available online at www1.Honolulu.gov/dem. A recording of the NOAA Weather Update for O‘ahu is available at 808 973-5286.

Live Hawaiian Music Traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music can be found at many venues in Honolulu. For example, enjoy the slack-key music of Cyril Pahinui at the Kani Ka Pila Grille in the Outrigger Reef on the Beach or the sweet harmony of The Brothers Cazimero at Chai’s Island Bistro in the Aloha Tower Marketplace. See pages 42–43 for other artists and venues.

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You can’t really tell by all the violators on the road, but drivers are NOT allowed to use cell phones and other electronic items while driving, unless using a hands-free device. Police officers ARE issuing citations that carries a fine of $67. The law includes, but is not limited to, cell phones, PDAs, pagers, textmessaging devices, laptop computers, video-game players, and digital cameras. Note, if you pull off the road to take or make a call, your engine must be off or you could still be cited.

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Don’t Walk = $130 Fine

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According to Section 291C-33(2) of the Hawaii Revised Statutes, don’t start walking in a crosswalk when the flashing orange countdown timer and/or upraised palm signal comes on! The timer is to warn those already in the crosswalk. Honolulu Police Department officers can and will issue a citation that carries a $130 fine. HonoluluPD.org

Surprising Facts About O‘ahu’s Landmarks About 680 species of fish thrive in Hawaiian waters. 420 of those can be found at Hanauma—more than any other place in the main Hawaiian Islands.

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Hanauma Bay

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Don’t Leave Butts on the Beach

Cigarette butts are among the five major trash items found on O‘ahu’s beaches. Also, wildlife mistaking floating butts for food may swallow them and die. Use an old drink or food container filled with sand to hold cigarette butts until they can be discarded safely and properly.

3 Water Sports Special Only $75 #1 Jet Ski, Parasail, Power Boat $75 #2 Jet Ski, Parasail, Honolulu Screamer $115 #3 Jet Ski, Parasail, Honolulu Screamer, photo package $145 Tandem Jetski prices only. Prices exclude tax, fees & surcharges

Best deal in water sports Call Now (808) 737-8141 Diamond Head Parasail Spotlight’s O‘ahu Gold Magazine

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Come and enjoy the unique experience, fun and excitement of discovering your own treasure at the Pearl Factory. FREE pearl-bearing oyster with purchase of any 14K gold setting starting at $29.99.

70 Minute Massage $60 ea. (Appointment or Walk-in)

Authentic Thai & Swedish Massages Open Daily: 10am–9pm FREE Validated Parking Twelve 21 Spa

1221 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 415 In the Blackfield Bldg.

808-593-1221 Twelve21Spa.com

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Useful Phone Numbers on O‘ahu Agriculture Inspection: 808 832-0566 Dept. of Land and Natural Resources for Diamond Head and other state parks: 808 587-0300 Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve: 808 396-4229 Honolulu Int’l Airport Visitor Information: 808 836-6413 Visitor Aloha Society Hawai‘i: 808 926-8274

In the event of an emergency dial 911

2595 United Taxi $2595 Waikiki to Airport Metered Rate, $ 2595 orwhichever is less!

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Up to 4 people per coupon, per taxi.

On Time and Courtesy Service Serving in Hawaii for over 18 Years

Absolutely no additional charges.

(808) 772-6072$

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Second Saturday

Hawai‘i State Art Museum

This free family event on the second Saturday of each month features hands-on learning activities in arts and crafts plus quick tours of the museum. Activities run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday, admission is free. 250 South Hotel St., 808 586-0900, Hawaii.gov/sfca

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Hanauma Bay Snorkeling $

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$7.50 Admission fee is not included

Round Trip

Package Includes: Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Snorkeling Instructions & Bay Map. Pick-Up: 7:30 / 9:00 / 10:30 / 11:50 / 1:30 / 2:30 Return : 11:00 / 12:30 / 1:50 / 3:10 / 4:30 / 4:40 flexible return times

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Hilton Hawaiian Village (Rainbow Bazaar) 1.808.942.2447 International Market Place 1.808.923.2491 Toll free: 1.800.260.3912 Not valid with any other offers. Present coupon at time of purchase. Expires 1/16/13

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Blackfield Bldg.

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70 Minute Massage $60 ea. (Appointment or Walk-in)

808-593-1221 · FREE validated parking Most major credit cards accepted

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When Protestant missionaries arrived in the islands in the 1820s, they determined that Hawaiian women needed to cover their bodies. The Victorian-style Mother Hubbard dress, floor-length and loose fitting with a high neck and long sleeves, was the garment of choice. The Mother Hubbard was called holokü by the Hawaiians. When shorter length garments, minus the sleeves and high neck, were designed, they were called mu‘umu‘u, the Hawaiian word for cut off or shortened.

United Taxi $

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From Waikiki to: » Airport » Pearl Harbor/ Arizona Memorial » Hanauma Bay » Aloha Stadium

• Up to 4 people per coupon, per taxi

(808) 772-6072 772-9077 • Absolutely no extra charges

Call at least 45 min. prior to pick-up time.

Learn about Saint Damien and Saint Marianne and the work they did for the Hansen’s disease patients who were forced to live at Kalaupapa on the island of Moloka‘i. • Second floor of the building on Kaläkaua at ‘Öhua Avenues • Free-will donation suggested • For days and hours, call 808 922-3121

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Pick-Up: 7:30 / 9:00 / 10:30 / 11:50 / 1:30 / 2:30 Return : 11:00 / 12:30 / 1:50 / 3:10 / 4:30 / 4:40

flexible return times

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HANAUMA BAY SNORKELING TOUR INCLUDES:

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• Sanitized dive gear (Mask, snorkel, and fins)

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Reservations: 926-3800 or 926-3810

WAIKIKI HOTEL PICKUPS 6am, 7:30am, 8am, 9am, 10am, 10:20am, 11:45am & 1pm

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Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday

On the third Sunday of most months, Bank of Hawaii invites residents and visitors to explore the Honolulu Museum of Art free of charge! Enjoy live music and dance performances, video screenings, storytelling, keiki art projects, and other family-friendly activities based on a different theme each month. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; activities end at 3 p.m. 900 S. Beretania St. • FREE • 808 532-8700, 532-8701

50% OFF 50% OFF Parasail at 300’ with 1 Hour Boat Ride: $20 Parasail at 600’ with 1 Hour Boat Ride: $30 FREE Transportation. Not redeemable at Tour Desks.

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Ultimate Tours · Call 596-8383 Waikïkï Historic Trail Those surfboard-shaped bronze markers you see around Waikïkï are part of the Waikïkï Historic Trail. Unfortunately, tours of the trail are no longer available, but you can still take a virtual tour or download the information and map from WaikikiHistoricTrail.com.

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DRIVE-TIME Alert

If you’re out on the road during peak morning and afternoon rush hours, be aware that some restrictions take place between 5:30 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6:30 p.m. Watch for tow-away zones for on-street parking and restricted turns at certain intersections. Also, traffic is contra-flowed on some highways and main streets coming into Honolulu in the morning and outbound in the afternoon. Get real-time updates on GoAkamai.org. Allow extra time and drive with Aloha.

Free

Breakfast

With the purchase of any Breakfast Entree of equal or greater value and purchase of Two Beverages Valid from 7:30am ‘til 10:30am only. Available for Dine-In Only. Good at O‘ahu or Maui Mooses locations. Offer subject to change or cancellation without notice. 310 Lewers St, Waikı¯kı¯, O‘ahu * 2511 S. Kı¯hei Rd, Maui * 844 Front St, Maui

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Surprising Facts About O‘ahu’s Landmarks Did know that electric lights were installed at ‘Iolani Palace in 1887—four years before the White House and at least 19 years before Buckingham Palace.

Parasail at 300’ with 1 Hour Boat Ride: $20 Parasail at 600’ with 1 Hour Boat Ride: $30 FREE Transportation. Not redeemable at Tour Desks.

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‘Iolani Palace

Ultimate Tours · Call 596-8383

Lïhu‘e Airport (LIH), Kaua‘i: 30 min. Kahului Airport (OGG), Maui: 30 min. Kapalua-West Maui Airport (JHM), Maui: 30 min. Moloka‘i Airport (MKK), Moloka‘i: 20 min. Läna‘i Airport (LNY), Läna‘i: 25 min. Hilo Int’l Airport (ITO), Hawai‘i Island: 40 min. Kona Int’l Airport (KOA), Hawai‘i’ Island: 35 min.

One Free Cover Charge with Ad Valid Friday or Saturday night. 9-11 p.m. Expires 1/16/13.

$3 U Call it 7 P.m.–10 p.m. Dancing & Romancing till 3:30 A.m. Late night Munchies Available Spotlight’s O‘ahu Gold Magazine

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Going island hopping? Here are estimated flight times from Honolulu International Airport (HNL) to:

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The native yellow hibiscus (Hibiscus brackenridgei A. Gray), also known as the Pua Aloalo or Ma‘o-hau-hele, has been designated the official flower of the State of Hawai‘i.


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FREE Entry Pool Tournaments ey Y’All Sunday–Thursday 50 HMAI $ TAI Win Gift Certificates anytime with coupon Ladies Night - Wednesdays Get Your FREE Certificates One Coupon Per Day Partner. MUST BE REDEEMED AT BAR. Free Blackjack - Every Night FREE Dance Lessons: Mon.-Wed.-Thur. 7pm

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Dance to Your Favorite Country Music & Rock ‘n’ Roll • Happy Hour 4–8 pm

What time is it on the Continental U.S.?

Daylight Savings Time ended on the mainland U.S. on November 4, but we remained on Hawai‘i Standard Time (GMT minus 10 hours). We are 2 hours behind Pacific Standard Time and 5 hours behind Eastern Standard Time. So 6 a.m. here is 8 a.m. on the West Coast, 9 a.m. in the Mountain time zone, 10 a.m. in the Central time zone and 11 a.m. on the East Coast.

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“Local Kine” Directions on O‘ahu If a local tells you to: “Go Diamond Head” Head in the direction of Diamond Head, east). “Go ‘Ewa” Go toward ‘Ewa (an area beyond Pearl Harbor, west). “Go Mauka (or Ma uka)” Head inland or towards the mountains. “Go Makai (or Ma kai)” Go toward the ocean.

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A-1 Watersports $20 50% OFF! Parasail/Jet Ski • Snorkel trip Hanauma Bay incl. gear $40 $20

HBanana Boat or Bumper Tube $70 $35 ea. $65 for combo HScreamer Powerboat: 45 min thrill ride! 5 yrs & up $70 $35 H1 HR Parasail trip 700 FT side BY side $90 $45 H1 HR Jet ski including BOAT RIDE $90 $50 (2 per ski) H2 HR combo: 1 HR Parasail + 1 HR Jet ski $170 $85 HBIGGER JET SKIs $99 $55; bigger combo $190 $95 H4 HR Scuba Dive Trip: 2 Boat dives; 2 tanks

Cert. $99; Intro. $125 5 bays, over 27 reef dive locations!

• 2 HR SHARK CAGE trip as seen on Good Morning America $250 $125

HULTIMATE COMBO! JET SKI + PARASAIL + (Screamer OR Snorkeling) $125

• SUPER DUPER COMBO! Ultimate + Skydive, Scuba Dive, or Shark Cage $250

CALL A-1 WATERSPORTS 561-5938 or 782-3738 Activities H FREE R/T Transportation www.A-1ToursHawaii.com Rated #1 Spotlight’s O‘ahu Gold Magazine


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Our Gold Bar coupons Let our sales department show you how they can help your business.

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Work Wonders! call 808 593-9404

Surprising Facts About O‘ahu’s Landmarks Did you know that each of Mighty Mo’s nine 16-inch guns can fire a 2,700-pound projectile (the weight of a Mini Cooper Clubman) 23 miles in 50 seconds with pinpoint accuracy.

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USS Missouri

SKYDIVING 50% OFF!

Helicopter Tours 50%

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1 HR Grand Circle-Island Tour

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“Lowest Rates & Highest Quality” * FREE Transportation Called “Sacred 60” because Sacred Falls Waterfall is our main attraction! * News Channel 8 Helicopter Rated

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up to 14,000FT “LOWEST RATES & HIGHEST ELEVATION” Tandem Jump as low as $125 • FREE TRANSPORTATION + $25 OFF DVD/Pics • All tandem masters are USPA licensed! • Group Rates for Military, Local & College IDs ~60 SEC • 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE: impeccable safety record. FREE FALL • NEW! 15,000 FT Jump! Only $50 extra (when available) A-1ToursHawaii.com CALL A-1 SKYDIVING 779-0452 OR 782-3738 • Rated #1


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RENT A MOPED $ Enjoy Hawaii, feel alive and free on a MOPED! Great photos/views! Lots of fun!!!

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• Hotel Pick-up/Parking • Helmets, Map & Instruction • Conveniently located in Waikiki • Jeep and Car Rentals

ADVENTURE ON 2 WHEELS

For Reservations Call: 944-3131 / 1946 Ala Moana Blvd. (Kitty corner from the Hilton Hawaiian Village) 921-8111 / 2552 Lemon Rd. (In the parking lot of Pacific Ohana Hostel)

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Hawaii Locals and Visitors Agree,

The Massage Way, Inc. is the Best Massage & One of Hawaii’s Premium Values!

7 Days a Week 10 AM - 10 PM - Appointment Only

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Located in the Wailana Bldg. FREE Validated Parking at 1860 Ala Moana Boulevard.

60 min. $55 90 min. $75 120 min. $110

(808) 949-0238

Van Express

Longest Running Shuttle on Oahu!

Waikiki to Airport $8 min. 2 ppl Waikele Premium Outlets $15 r/t Swap Meet $15 r/t Island Tours Call for rates Group Rates Available Prices valid with Gold Bar coupon

Call for reservations

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GLASS BOTTOM BOAT RIDES

Enjoy the Beauty of the Undersea World Hotel Transportation AVAILABLE • Departs from Fisherman’s Wharf only 5 min from Waikiki Reg. $31

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Inc’d: Food, Drinks, Dancing, Comedy, Live Entertainment & Hotel Trans. w/coupon.

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10 Off %

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● Valid during lunch and dinner. ● Only one coupon per party. ● Coupon may not be used in combination with any other promotion or discount offer. Hawaii restaurant only. ● 2-hour self parking, validated. Valid Until January 16, 2013

Subject to rules of use. Coupon VOID if purchased, sold or bartered for cash.

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Toll Free on island 1-877-407-8350 or remember 1-877-HOSTEL-0

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2552 Lemon Rd. (Waikiki) • Honolulu, HI 96815

We have something to suit everyone. Good, Clean & Affordable • 1 block from Waikiki beach • Open 24 hours Kitchens and TV • Call us for more details.

We Specialize Exclusively in 100% Therapeutic Massage.

Located in the Wailana Bldg. FREE Validated Parking at 1860 Ala Moana Blvd.

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Lomilomi, Shiatsu, Swedish, Deep Tissue & Sports & Sports Massage. Experienced Male Local celebrity Alice Inoue says & Female Therapists. “It’s the Best Massage in the world!”

License #MAE 1688

Van Express

Waikiki–Airport Specialist

Call for reservations

808-383-0119

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A/C · Punctual · Friendly · Courteous Longest Running Shuttle on Oahu!

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MIDNIGHT SHARK HUNT 9:30pm to 1:00am

2 CUSTOM, FULLY EQUIPPED BOATS WITH STABILIZERS

All Tours Includes: Free Sightseeing; Whales, Dolphins & Turtles, Helpful Staff, Rod, Bait and Tackle–Hotel Transportation. Bottom Fishing Tours Included: Local Style BBQ Plus Cook Your Catch

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Reservations 808-955-FISH (3474) www.808955fish.com

Lunch: 11:30am-2pm • Dinner: 5pm-10pm Located at the Hilton Hawaiian Village 2005 Kalia Road • Ph: (808) 955-5955 2-hour self parking, validated.

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“Over 40 Years of Teppanyaki Dining Experience.”


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Oahu Gold Dec. 3-Jan. 16, 2013 issue submission for the Pai Awards