Archive for "April, 2015"

Lei Day Celebration 2014

Oahu

Friday, May 1:
Lei Day Celebration 2014. The Hawaiian Lei Day Celebration events began in 1927. The annual Lei Day Celebration provides a venue to celebrate the lei and the skill and artistry of Hawai`i’s lei makers. Enjoy local musicians entertaining and vendors selling lei, craft, and food throughout the day. Queen Kapiolani Park and Bandstand, 2806 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information and event schedule call (808) 768-3042 or visit www.honolulu.gov/parks/programs.html.

Hawaiian Music Series

Maui

Thursday, April 30:
Hawaiian Music Series. Relax under the stars and enjoy a free concert featuring local musicians. Chairs are limited and blankets, mats, and low beach chairs are welcome. The Baldwin Home Museum is located in the heart of Lahaina, on the corner of Front and Dickenson Streets, Lahaina. 6 to 7:30 p.m. For information call (808) 661-9309 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.

Hula Kahiko Performance by Kumu Ha’amauliola Aiona & Kumu Kawelo Kong Kee with Ke Kula o Nawahiokalani`opu’u

Big Island

Saturday, April 25:
Hula Kahiko Performance by Kumu Ha’amauliola Aiona & Kumu Kawelo Kong Kee with Ke Kula o Nawahiokalani`opu’u. Hula halau from across Hawai`i and beyond have been invited to perform in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, located just a short walking distance from the Volcano Art Gallery in an area known as Ka`auea. 10:30 a.m. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mat. The event is free, park fees apply. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

1st Annual Kaua`i Art Tour – North & East side of Kaua`i

Kauai

Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26:
1st Annual Kaua`i Art Tour – North & East side of Kaua`i. A self-guided, 2-weekend event to individual artists’ and artisans’ studios where they create their works of art and craft. Maps to registered artists’ studios and info about each artist will be available around the island during the month of April. The maps and artist info will also be available online throughout the tour. For more information call (808) 647-0478 or visit www.KauaiArtTour.com.

Na Mea Hula

Big Island

Saturday, April 25:
Na Mea Hula. Held in conjunction with the Hula Kahiko performances, presenting a lovely display of “Na Mea Hula” (all things hula), visitors share in a variety of instruments, implements and lei styles that play an integral role in the life of the hula practitioner. This memorable demonstration is hands-on and family friendly. Lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

The 10th Annual Laupahoehoe Music Festival

Big Island

Saturday, April 25:
The 10th Annual Laupahoehoe Music Festival. Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park, 9 am- 4 pm.
The non-profit organization Malama Hawaii Nei, along with Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School organized the festival this year to help raise scholarship money for Laupahoehoe area students and to fund community projects. This year’s Hawaiian-style event features some of the island’s best music and hula entertainers performing at Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park. Tickets $12 in advance at Hilo Guitars, Basically Books and Hilo Music Exchange in Hilo, and Sakado Store in Laupahoehoe, Taro Patch and Grandma’s Kitchen in Honokaa, and in Kona at Music Exchange, or $15 at the gate. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.LaupahoehoeMusicFestival.org. Age 10 and under free. It’s a day of music, music, music, ono grinds and crafts. Drinks available on site. No coolers please. This is an alcohol- and drug-free event.For more information, call (808) 962-2200 or email [email protected]

Kaua`i Island Crafters Fair

Kauai

Saturday, April 25:
Kaua`i Island Crafters Fair. Find an amazing array of quality hand-made products from Kaua`i’s own crafters and artisans. Beautifully crafted handbags & Hawaiian print placements, floral hair pins, fabric angels, Hawaiian quilts, Kaua`i scenic photography & paintings, carved hardwood tikis & bone jewelry, beach wear cover up, sunrise shell jewelry, Kaua`i souvenirs and much more by local Kaua`i artists. Ono local grinds. Kaua`i Veterans Museum, 3215 Kapule Hwy., Lihue.

Ka`u Coffee Festival

Big Island

April 24 – May 3:
Ka`u Coffee Festival. Celebrating Ka`u’s famous brew with multiple events at different venues over 10 days. The fun begins with the Pa`ina Open House at Pahala Plantation House, 96-3208 Maile Street
Pahala, and continues with the Triple C Recipe Contest and Miss Ka`u Coffee Pageant at Ka`u Coffee Mill, Ka`u Mountain Water Systems Hike in Wood Valley, Coffee & Cattle Day at Aikane Plantation and Ka`u Star Gazing. The festival culminates with the all-day Ho`olaulea, May 2nd and Coffee College, May 3rd, at Pahala Community Center, 96-3208 Maile St., Pahala. The Ho`olaulea offers Hawaiian entertainment, crafts, coffee and food booths, plus Ka`u Coffee Experience with guided coffee tastings and farm tours. For more information and venues call (808) 929-9550 or visit www.KauCoffeeFest.com.

HTC Ohana! Series Presents – Romeo & Juliet

Oahu

Friday & Saturday, April 24 & 25:
HTC Ohana! Series Presents – Romeo & Juliet. Easily the most beloved of Shakespeare’s tragedies, this story of “star-crossed lovers” resonates powerfully with middle and high school audiences. Hawai`i Theatre Center, 1130 Bethel St., Honolulu. Show times are Friday 7 p.m., and Saturday 2 p.m. $2 & $7. For tickets and information call (808) 528-0506, (808) 956-7655 or visit www.hawaiitheatre.com.

HTC Ohana! Series Presents – Romeo & Juliet

Oahu

Friday & Saturday, April 24 & 25:
HTC Ohana! Series Presents – Romeo & Juliet. Easily the most beloved of Shakespeare’s tragedies, this story of “star-crossed lovers” resonates powerfully with middle and high school audiences. Hawai`i Theatre Center, 1130 Bethel St., Honolulu. Show times are Friday 7 p.m., and Saturday 2 p.m. $2 & $7. For tickets and information call (808) 528-0506, (808) 956-7655 or visit www.hawaiitheatre.com.