Archive for "September, 2015"

Mahina`ai Night

Maui

Sunday, September 27: 
Mahina`ai Night.  Join a torch lit guided tour of a walking trail while learning about Kaho`olawe. Then, gather in the KIRC’s Kalamalama traditional hale, where historical artifacts from Kaho`olawe will be on display, and enjoy live entertainment provided by University of Hawai`i Maui College’s Institute of Hawaiian Music. Non-alcoholic beverages and appetizers will be available for purchase.  Kaho`olawe Island Reserve Commission Boat House, 2780 South Kihei Rd., Kihei.  6 to 8 p.m.   For information call (808) 243-5888 or visit www.kahoolawe.hawaii.gov.

Wiliwili Festival

Big Island

Saturday, September 26: 
Wiliwili Festival.  Celebrate Hawai’i’s native dryland forest and the wiliwili flowering season. The festival will offer educational workshops, tours, vendors, native plant sales, prizes, keiki activities, silent auction, great music, food and much more. The festival organizers ask that attendees please carpool, and if you opt to ride your bicycle you will receive a free t-shirt. Forest Preserve tours will be offered every hour, on the hour, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tours will begin at the stables and will be led by knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides and will showcase the flowering wiliwili trees, restoration work and a nursery. Waikoloa Stables in Waikoloa Village, 68-1936 Waikoloa Rd., Waikoloa.  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Free admission.  For information call (808) 494-2208.

Matsuri Kaua`i

Kauai

Saturday, September 26: 
Matsuri Kaua`i.  The Kaua`i Japanese Cultural Society will be celebrating this year’s festivities with Karaoke singers, dancers, martial arts, drumming, kimon kitsuke for adults as well as children, bento sales, origami, oshibana, musubi madness contest, mochi pounding, mini bon dance, tea ceremony, bonsai, jorei and flower circle. Enjoy Hawaiian music, hula and Japanese dance by Japanese visitors and local artists.  Kaua`i War Memorial Convention Hall, 4191 Hardy St., Lihue. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call (808) 822-5353.

Cool Fusion: A Festival of Bowls

Big Island

Saturday, September 26: 
Cool Fusion: A Festival of Bowls.  This fundraiser celebrates the ceramic, musical, and culinary arts. Relax and enjoy live music while tasting noodles and sipping sake. Donkey Mill Art Center, 78-6670 Mamalohoa Hwy, Holualoa. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call (808) 322-3362 or visit www.donkeymillartcenter.org.

Kilauea Art Night

Kauai

Saturday, September 26: 
Kilauea Art Night.  Discover locally made crafts and a wide variety of food vendors from around Kaua`i. Enjoy dinner listening to live music. Don’t miss the Keiki Fire & Light performance at 7 p.m. on the back lawn. Kilauea Historic Stone Building, 4270 Kilauea Rd., Kilauea. 4 to 8 p.m. For information call (808) 635-2572.

Chinese Moon Festival

Maui

Friday & Saturday, September 25 & 26: 
Chinese Moon Festival.  Shop the Farmers’ Corner market in the Wo Hing Museum yard. Chinese tea and moon cakes will be served under the sky to the accompaniment of an erhu performance, a fan dance and community lantern dance between 4 and 7 p.m. each evening. Enjoy craft activities like calligraphy, lantern making and a planting workshop. Hear a talk on history of moon festivals in China. Traditional Chinese cuisine will be offered for sale. Wo Hing Museum, 858 Front Street, Lahaina.  1 to 8 p.m. Free admission. For information visit www.lahainarestoration.org.

17th Annual Kaua`i Powwow

Kauai

Friday – Sunday, September 25 – 27: 
17th Annual Kaua`i Powwow.  The Powwow begins with the Outreach School program on Friday at Lydgate Pavilion, Lydgate Beach, Wailua, from 9-11 a.m. Later on Friday evening, the powwow moves to Kapa`a Beach Park with the Indigenous Drum Gathering program from 6 to 9 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m. on Friday with food and crafts available. On Saturday and Sunday, powwow festivities continue at Kapa`a Beach Park from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with the Grand Entry of the Color Guard at 11 a.m. There will be drumming, dancing, storytelling, traditional foods, silent auction, Native American and Hawaiian arts and crafts, and a keiki booth with games and activities. Admission is free.  For more information call (808) 651-7733 or email [email protected]  No drugs or alcohol allowed for this family friendly event.

Sinbad

Maui

Thursday, September 24:   
Sinbad.  Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, Sinbad has built a loyal following by taking audiences’ painful trials or embarrassing tribulations of day-by-day life, throwing them back in their faces, and causing an uproar of comedic hysteria.  Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului.  7:30 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

Hawaiian Music Series

Maui

Thursday, September 24: 
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.

Robert Cazimero in Concert

Kauai

Thursday, September 24: 
Robert Cazimero in Concert.  Enjoy the music from local legend, award-winning singer, songwriter and kumu hula, Robert Cazimero. Kaua`i Museum Courtyard, 4428 Rice St, Lihue. Cocktail reception 5:30-6:30 p.m., concert 7 to 8 p.m. $100 per person – Reservations required, seating is limited. CDs will be available for purchase. For tickets and information call (808) 245-6931 or visit www.kauaimuseum.org.