Archive for "March, 2012"

Slack Key Guitar Concerts

Kauai

Sunday Afternoons: 
Slack Key Guitar Concerts.  Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ‘ukulele concerts.  April 1 – Hanalei Slack Key; April 8 – For the Birds; April 15 – Menehune Moonrise; April 22 – History of Slack Key; April 29 – Tour of the Islands.  Tickets: $20 ($15 keiki/seniors).  The concerts are nahenahe – soft and sweet.  Slack key guitar and ukulele in the real old style.  All traditional music with songs and stories of the islands, telling the history of this Hawaiian musical art form.  A portion of the proceeds supports the Hale Halawai Ohana O Hanalei.  Hanalei Family Community Center.  3:00 p.m.  For information and reservations call (808) 826-1469 or visit www.mcmasterslackkey.com.

Kealakomowaena: Life on a Lava Landscape

Big Island

Saturday, March 31:
Kealakomowaena: Life on a Lava Landscape. Join park archeologist Jadelyn Moniz Nakamura from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to take a walk through time and learn how Hawaiians living in the shadow of Pele adapted to life on a lava landscape. See ancient trails, agricultural fields, lava rock walls, and house sites as we explore the challenges life presented to those living in this leeward ahupua‘a of the Puna district.Cost is $45 for Friends members and $65 for non-members. Students (K-12 and college with valid student ID) are half-price.To register, call the Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park at (808) 985-7373 or visit www.fhvnp.org.

Kamuela Philharmonic PDQ Bach Spectacular

Big Island

Sunday, April 1: 
Kamuela Philharmonic PDQ Bach Spectacular.  An uproarious April Fool’s Day concert of music written by the composer who was “born too late to begin many works.” Selections include: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, a sportscast of Beethoven’s Symphony #5, Sonata for Four Hands and more. Fun for all. Free community event. Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela.  4:00 p.m.  For information call (808) 885-6868.

Lavaman Triathlon

Big Island

Sunday, April 1: 
Lavaman Triathlon.  This race is sold out, but you can still volunteer or just be a spectator!  The Lavaman swim starts off with a beautiful 1500 meter (.9 Miles) Pacific Ocean swim that starts at Anaeho’omalu Bay.  Lavaman Triathlon bike is a 40 Kilometer trek on a portion of the Ironman World Champion Bike Course.  Finally, The Lavaman run is a 10 Kilometer run that is one of triathlon’s most scenic. Starting off with a lava field run, fast street sections and tour through the Hilton Waikoloa Village resort grounds and then finishing with 1 mile single track beach trail to the sandy beach finish line.  For full course map and information for volunteering, visit www.lavamantriathlon.com/waikoloa.

Hanalei River Fair

Kauai

Every Sunday: 
Hanalei River Fair.  Hanalei’s newest venue showcasing artisans, craftsman, product and produce merchants from all over the island.  Explore the booths filled with local talent, enjoy great food, fresh produce and refreshing drinks. Live entertainment. Open every weekend rain or shine. Located in Hanalei across from the pier on Weke Road. For information call Ann Hettinger at (808) 651-8856.

Na Keiki O Ka Aina

Kauai

Daily:
Na Keiki O Ka Aina (The Children of the Land).  Classes in Hawaiian and Polynesian Arts and Culture for Keiki & Adults.  Most Keiki classes are free, adult classes request a donation to the non-profit organization.  Open from noon to 6:00 p.m.  Located under the Whale Clock Tower in Kauai Village Shopping Center.  For more information call Sandy at the Center at (808) 821-1234 or visit www.thechildrenoftheLand.com.

Haiku Ho’olaulea & Flower Festival

Maui

Saturday, March 31: 
Haiku Ho’olaulea & Flower Festival.  Haiku’s largest celebration and fundraiser of the year. The Haiku Ho’olaulea success benefits Haiku Elementary School’s art & enrichment programs. Enjoy live entertainment, great food, the PTA’s farmer’s market and a variety of local grown plants for sale. There are free lei & floral design contests, “Made on Maui” arts & crafts, a huge silent auction, the Haiku historical display, plus kids’ games galore! Hana Hwy. at Pililoha St., Haiku.  9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Free.  For information call (808) 575-3004.

The Garden Island Orchid Spring Fantasy Show

Kauai

Saturday, March 31: 
The Garden Island Orchid Spring Fantasy Show.   The Kauai Orchid and Art Festival showcases free Hawaiian music concerts, art exhibits, ono food and the Garden Island Orchid Society’s Orchid Show. Additional workshops for plein air painting and food demonstrations, as well as delicious local food vendors, will be available. Located at Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church, 3815 Hanapepe Rd., Eleele.  For information call Joanna Carolan at (808) 335-5944.

Emily T Gail Talks Golf & Other Sports

Big Island

Every Sunday 6:00 pm: 
Emily T Gail Talks Golf & Other Sports sponsored by Aloha Big Island Visitor Guide is an hour long conversation with and about people and events on the Big Island and the mainland.  Emily talks with recreational, high school and professional athletes and the coaches, the parents, the organizers, the media and so much more.  Learn what’s going on in sports on the island where visitors are always welcome to participate and be a part of our Big Island Sports community. ESPN Radio AM850 Hilo AM790 Kona.  Emily T Gail (808) 896-6780, [email protected], www.emilys.org.

Na Ali’i of Comedy

Maui

Friday, March 30: 
Na Ali’i of Comedy. Hawai’i’s comedy legends are coming together on one stage for the first time.  Enjoy a hilarious evening with Frank De Lima, Ed Kaahea, Mel Cabang, Andy Bumatai, and Augie T. Leohone will open the Maui show.  Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater.  7:30 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.