The Pulse Top 5: Hot Import Nights, ’12 Bars of Christmas,’ more

Dec. 20, 2013 | 0 Comments In the Star-Advertiser Friday Print Edition

BY JASON GENEGABUS / jason@staradvertiser.com

--Kat Wade, Special to the Star-Advertiser

(Photo by Kat Wade, Special to the Star-Advertiser)

PICS: ’12 BARS OF CHRISTMAS’ IN CHINATOWN: 1. The second annual “12 Bars of Christmas” fundraiser took place in Chinatown on Saturday. Participants went on a pub crawl that took them to Bar 35, NextDoor, Manifest, Downbeat Lounge, Dragon Upstairs, O’Toole’s, Murphy’s, Rakuen, eleven44, Mercury Bar and thirtyninehotel, with an official after-hours party at M Nightclub. The fundraiser was organized by liquor and bar industry workers, with money raised donated to the Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific and NextDoor owner Daniel Gray, who faces rising medical bills after recent surgery for a life-threatening health condition. Visit honolulupulse.com/12bars2013 to see more pictures.

--Joah Buley, Special to the Star-Advertiser

(Photo by Joah Buley, Special to the Star-Advertiser)

PICS: HOT IMPORT NIGHTS 2013: 2. National auto enthusiast expo Hot Import Nights returned to the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall on Saturday. The all-day event featured both cars and motorcycles, along with a full complement of import models and a bikini contest. Visit honolulupulse.com/hin2013 for the complete Pulse gallery.

--Kat Wade, Special to the Star-Advertiser

(Photo by Kat Wade, Special to the Star-Advertiser)

JIMMY BUFFETT AT THE WAIKIKI SHELL: 3. Jimmy Buffett was back in Honolulu for his annual concert at the Waikiki Shell on Saturday. See honolulupulse.com/jb13review for a review of the show and honolulupulse.com/buffett2013 for additional photos; also see honolulupulse.com/parrotheads for pictures from “5 O’Clock on the Beach,” a special concert pre-party at Tiki’s Waikiki that took place before the show.

--Joah Buley, Special to the Star-Advertiser

(Photo by Joah Buley, Special to the Star-Advertiser)

PICS: 2013 PIPE MASTERS FINALS: 4. Kelly Slater beat John John Florence to win the 2013 Billabong Pipeline Masters in Memory of Andy Irons at the Banzai Pipeline on Saturday. While Slater took home the contest hardware, Florence was named overall winner of the 2013 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing; Australian surfer Mick Fanning, who also competed, won the overall Association of Surfing Professionals world title with his performance in the event. See honolulupulse.com/pipemastersfinals for more photos.

--Jason Genegabus, Star-Advertiser

(Star-Advertiser photo by Jason Genegabus)

GRIND TIME: WHEATLEY SHARES WHISKEY IN WAIKIKI: 5. Buffalo Trace master distiller Harlen Wheatley hosted an afternoon of whiskey tasting at the Halekulani’s Lewers Lounge on Dec. 11. Wheatley also made a series of public appearances, including sold-out whiskey dinners; go to honolulupulse.com/wheatley for more photos of the food and drink served at the Halekulani.

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