Archive for "September, 2014"

Lahaina Plantation Days

Maui

Friday & Saturday, October 24 & 25:
Lahaina Plantation Days. Celebrate West Maui’s fond memories of sugar and pineapple plantations. View historical displays of plantation life with this year’s theme of jobs in the plantation era. Experience multi-ethnic cultural demonstrations. Enjoy local entertainment, island foods, brews and coffee, and a farmers’ market. Let the kids play in the carnival zone with nostalgic games and animal rides. 5 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5/person; kids 5 years & younger free. The Old Pioneer Mill Co. Smokestack site next to 277 Lahainaluna Road with acres of free parking. For information call (808) 661-9309 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.

Festivals of Aloha – Ho`olaulea

Maui

Sunday, September 28:
Festivals of Aloha – Ho`olaulea. The Banyan Tree Ho`olaulea is a tradition carried on for over 25 years. All day entertainment include Falsetto winners from the Richard Ho`opi`i Falsetto Contest, hula, mele (song), plus cultural crafters and artisans under the impressive Lahaina Banyan Tree Park, 648 Wharf St., Lahaina. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. For the latest information and schedule of events, visit www.festivalsofaloha.com.

5th Annual Rice Festival

Oahu

Sunday, September 28:
5th Annual Rice Festival. This festival celebrates a day when rice takes center stage. This unique one day event will be packed with family fun, entertainment, food booths, educational activities, rice products and much more. Ward Centers, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information call (808) 398-9332 or visit www.ricefest.com.

Aloha Festivals: Floral Parade 2014

Oahu

Saturday, September 27:
Aloha Festivals: Floral Parade 2014. From Ala Moana Park, along Kalakaua Avenue to Kapiolani Park. A colorful equestrian procession of female and male pau riders, extravagant floats with cascades of Hawaiian flowers, hula Halau and marching bands will brighten Kalakaua Avenue from Ala Moana Park to Kapiolani Park. This is a “must see” event! Free admission. 9 to 11 a.m. For information call (808) 483-0730 or visit www.alohafestivals.com.

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!

Oahu

Saturday, September 27:
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! Free admission to Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor for anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! Ticket. Download free tickets at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. This is an annual national celebration of culture & learning between the two museums. Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum. Pacific Aviation Museum, 319 Lexington Blvd., Historic Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. For information call (808) 441-1000 or visit www.pacificaviationmuseum.org.

Mavis Staples at UH Hilo Performing Arts Center

Big Island

Saturday, September 27:
Mavis Staples at UH Hilo Performing Arts Center. For more than six decades, Mavis Staples has been the solid rock of American music. Seamlessly crossing genres over the years, from the delta-inflected gospel sound in the 1950s (“Uncloudy Day”), to the engaged protest of the 1960s (“Freedom Highway”), to pop radio in the 1970s with a series of chart hits (“I’ll Take You There,” “Respect Yourself,” “Let’s Do It Again”) to various jazz and blues collaborations and back to her gospel roots today, Mavis has done it all. UH Performing Arts Center, 200 W Kawili St., Hilo. 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 932-7490 or visit www.artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu.

Family Day Open House at Hawaiian Mission Houses

Oahu

Saturday, September 27:
Family Day Open House at Hawaiian Mission Houses. Family activities including the years 1800’s games, 1800’s family portraits, candle making and lauhala weaving and more! Regular tours at 11 a.m. noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Hawaiian Mission Houses, 553 S King St., Honolulu. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information call (808) 447-3926 or visit www.missionhouses.org.

Maui Calls, “Celebrating the Songs of Hawai`i”

Maui

Saturday, September 27: (postponed from Friday, August 8 due to hurricane/tropical storm warnings):
Maui Calls, “Celebrating the Songs of Hawai`i”. The MACC’s annual signature fundraiser gala will start at 6:00pm. Enjoy bountiful delectable pūpū created by chefs from stellar Maui restaurants, paired with premium wines served by vintners from boutique wineries around the world. Highlights include fabulous selections in the live and silent auctions, concert with a surprise musical guest, and dancing under the glowing glass roof of the Pavilion. Silent auctions offer the chance to bid on hundreds of items, from art and jewelry to golf and travel packages. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Pavillion/Amphitheater, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

St. John’s Kula Festival

Maui

Saturday, September 27:
St. John’s Kula Festival. Enjoy ono food, homemade baked goods, fresh produce, plants, flowers, children’s games, crafters, silent auction, quilt show, live entertainment all day long including Lily Meola and Tom Conway band and others. All this for only $1, children under 10 free. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8992 Kula Hwy., across from Keokea Park, mile marker 16.5, Kula. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call (808) 878-1485 or visit www.stjohnsmaui.org.

Emma’s Last Dance

Kauai

Friday – Sunday, September 26 – 28: 
Emma’s Last Dance. Hawai`i “living treasure” David Penhallow Scott’s play about plantation society at the time of Pearl Harbor. Produced by Women in Theatre at KCC Performing Arts Center, 3-901 Kaumuali`i Hwy, Lihue. Three nights only. Friday & Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. For tickets and information call 808-635-3727 or visit www.womenintheatre.org.