Archive for "February, 2012"

Cake

Maui

Saturday, February 25:
CAKE. An American alternative rock band from Sacramento, California, CAKE is comprised of lead singer John McCrea, trumpeter Vince DiFiore, guitarist Xan McCurdy, bassist Gabe Nelson and drummer Paulo Baldi. The band is noted for McCrea’s sarcastic lyrics and deadpan voice, DiFiore’s trumpet parts and a wide range of musical influences, including country, rock, funk, mariachi, Iranian folk and hip-hop. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469.

Grow Hawaiian Festival

Big Island

Saturday, February 25:
Grow Hawaiian Festival. This annual festival features presentations on native plant horticulture – this year taro will be featured – con- servation and traditional Hawaiian arts. Also dance, demonstrations and garden tours. Free. 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Amy Greenwell Ethno botanical Gardens, 82-6188 Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook. For information call (808) 323-3318 or www.bishopmuseum.org/exhibits

Waimea Mill Site Activities

Kauai

Friday & Saturday, February 24 & 25:
Waimea Mill Site Activities. Island entertainment with loads of food, craft & game booths, beer garden, contests and lots of sporting events. At the Old Waimea Sugar Mill, the fun starts on Friday at 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday at 10 a.m. Free entertainment until 11:30 p.m., both nights. Saturday events include a fun run, canoe race, rodeo, ukulele contest, ice cream eating contest. Lei contest and cultural demonstrations at the West Kaua’i Visitor Center Friday & Saturday. For information call the Waimea Visitor Center at (808) 338-1332 or visit www.wkbpa.org.

12th Annual Waimea Round-Up Rodeo

Kauai

Friday – Sunday, February 24 – 26:
12th Annual Waimea Round-Up Rodeo. Events take place behind the old Waimea Dairy (between Waimea & Kekaha, look for signs off the highway). Saturday Grand entry and flag ceremony with recognition of the Hall of Fame Cowboys starts at noon. Refreshments available. Bring sunscreens, hats and enjoy the family fun for the afternoon. Admission is $3.00 / under 12 free. For information call (808) 332-8486.

Opening Night Party at the Maui Crafts Guild

Maui

Friday, February 24:
You are invited to an opening night party at the Maui Crafts Guild (69 Hana Highway) in Paia for featured ceramic and mask artist Tracy Lamon and contemporary abstract artist Diane LaFontaine. Join us from 6:30 to 9:00 for live music, refreshments, and time with the artists to discuss their techniques and inspirations. Maui Crafts Guild is Maui’s only artist-owned and artist-operated cooperative open daily from 10 to 6. Call 579-9697 for more information.

Hawaiiana Music Series

Maui

Thursday, February 23: Hawaiiana Music Series. Enjoy the sounds of Hawaii at the Baldwin Home Museum, corner of Dickenson & Front St. in Lahaina. Many of Hawaii’s favorite entertainers will be performing. Bring your lunch,  mats, chairs, family and friends. This event is FREE! Baldwin House Museum, 120 Dickenson St., Lahaina. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For information call Lahaina Restoration Foundation at (808) 661-3262 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.

Kokua Kailua Hulihe’e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll

Big Island

Sunday, February 19:
Kokua Kailua Hulihe’e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll. One Sunday each month from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Ali’i Drive along scenic Kailua Bay in Kailua- Kona becomes a festive pedestrian-only walkway. Enjoy music, artists, merchants and restau- rants. At 4:00 p.m., there is a free Hawaiian music concert on the lawn at Hulihe’e Palace. Bring your own mat or chair and they will be checked for free while you stroll Ali’i Drive, Kailua Village (Kona). For information visit www.kvbid.org.

Portuguese Day in the Park – Hilo

Big Island

Sunday, February 19:
Portuguese Day in the Park – Hilo. Celebrate all things Portuguese! Chamber members will be making Portuguese bean soup and baking bread in the “fourno”, then distributing it free to everyone. Live music, sweet bread, pickled onions, sausage, and malasadas will be available for purchase. There will be a booth to look up ancestry and history of the Portuguese in Hawaii. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gilbert Carvalho Park, Hilo. For more information, call (808) 935-0547 or email puuh[email protected]

Waimea Town Celebration

Kauai

February 19 – 25:
Waimea Town Celebration. A week- long celebration celebrating the history and aloha of Waimea’s residents. For information see below and visit www.wkbpa.org.

Na Mea Hawai`i Hula Kahiko Performance

Big Island

Saturday, February 18:
Na Mea Hawai`i Hula Kahiko Performance. Featuring Halau Na Pua Ha`aheo O Kona with kumu hula Roy Palacat. This outdoor presentation takes place rain or shine at the hula platform located near VAC Gallery. 10:30 a.m. The audience is encouraged to bring sitting mats and sun/rain gear. On the same day, there are hands-on cultural demonstrations from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at VAC Gallery porch. Hawai`i Volcanoes  National Park. All events are free (donations welcome); park entrance fees apply.