Hawaiian Brian's owners aim to revivify the local-music scene two shows at a time. The titular location includes two venues melded together by a common musical vibe, drink menu, and kitchen producing delightful eats. The first stage, known as Crossroads, looks over a space of arcade games and tables for pool, ping-pong, and air hockey. Visitors can entertain themselves while musicians pluck strings, bang on drums, or futilely attempt to unlock doors with their misunderstood keyboards. The second venue, The Studio, features a more intimate lounge-like atmosphere with fewer seats, less distractions, and more focus upon the performances.
When the sun descends past the horizon, participants will strap on their headlamps and embark on a 5K run under a glowing moon. The race trail follows the scenic, coastal terrain, and all participants receive a headlamp. Post-race, runners enjoy live music, carnival rides, dunking booth, and giveaways while partaking in food and drinks. The friendly competition continues at the after-party, where organizers bestow awards to runners with the best costumes.
Sometimes a party needs an extra element—perhaps the bucking and spinning of a mechanical bull, themed decorations, or a DJ to spin tunes over the dance floor. The Hawaii Party Rentals offers all these ingredients and more. They can amp up festivities with speakers and even supply the live band. To fulfill fantastical themes such as "Winter Wonderland," the store can even make it snow. For a little competition, ask The Hawaii Party Rentals to lay out race tracks or inflatable sumo wrestling mats. Whatever the celebration, they work closely with clients, customizing events down to the last detail.
Four professional soccer teams from three continents battle for international soccer supremacy during the inaugural Hawaiian Islands Invitational. During the tournament's opening game, Korea's Busan I'Park attempts to corral the dangerous midfield of Melbourne Heart FC, led by former MLS standout and Brazil native Fred, who staggers defenses with prolific playmaking and sparklers attached to his cleats. Thursday's second matchup between Yokohama FC and 2010 MLS champion Colorado Rapids entices uproarious chants from the crowd as legendary Japanese striker Kazuyoshi "Kazu" Miura vaults headers into the airspace of American goalie Matt Pickens. On Saturday, the first-round victors will face off for bragging rights as tournament champions, and the consolation game awards third-place finishers and sentences losers to a year of peeling potatoes and freshly picked soccer balls.
West Oahu SUP's staff of professional surfers and lifeguards rent out equipment, lead tours, and conduct lessons on a secluded beach flanked by mountains on both sides. Their passion for the region’s natural splendor defines their tours. The guides can pinpoint the best times of day to spot sea turtles or take advantage of the calmest breezes; lead groups to their favorite lava formations for midday dives; and remember the satisfaction of discovering the sea by paddleboard and kayak for the very first time.