Archive for "December, 2017"

Kanikapila with Wes Awana and Friend

Big Island

Every Tuesday: 
Kanikapila with Wes Awana and Friends.
  Kanikapila jam sessions are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy “garage style” jamming.  Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, Great Room of the Admin Building, Volcanoes National Park. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted. Park entrance fees may apply. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit http://volcanoartcenter.org/.

BikeWorks Beach & Sport – Queens Marketplace

Big Island

Every Tuesday Morning:
BikeWorks Beach & Sport – Queens Marketplace.
Free fun road ride for cyclists of all levels at 8:15 a.m. Rental bikes available. Get updates on all the BikeWorks activities on the Emily T Gail Show at http://espnhawaii.com/ under the lineup or visit http://www.bikeworkshawaii.com/. Queens Marketplace, Waikoloa Beach Rd. For information about other community rides and/or bike routes call BikeWorks at (808) 886-5000.

Ha`aheo `O Hawai`i Exhibit

Kauai

Daily: 
Ha`aheo `O Hawai`i Exhibit.
  Cleopatra’s Barge was an opulent yacht built in Massachusetts in 1816. It became The Royal Yacht of King Kamehameha II but was wrecked in 1824. It cost about $50,000 to build, and about the same amount for luxury furnishings. Marvel at the opulence of this beautifully crafted ship, whose splendor was breathtaking for its day.  Kaua`i Museum, 4428 Rice St., Lihue.  Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., every day except Sundays.  Admission is $10 adults, $6 students 13-17 years, $2 Children 6 – 12 years, 5 years and under free.  For information call (808) 245-6931 or visit http://www.kauaimuseum.org/.

The Emily T Gail Show

Big Island

The Emily T Gail Show, aka “Emily T. Gail Talks Story” show is available at www.EmilyTGailTalkStory.podomatic.com  online 24/7 and via https://www.facebook.com/emilytgailtalkstory/ and a free iTunes podcast. Emily “talks story​”​ ​about sports, recreation and community events in communities where Emily is involved: Island of Hawai`i and Detroit, her home town.  Sponsored by Aloha Big Island Visitor Guide, this month Emily talks with Greg McLaughlin, President, PGA TOUR Champions about the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai (Four Seasons Resort) January 16-20 for the 22nd year.  Kelly Fliear, Tournament Manager, will talk about the Golf Channel Broadcast, the Rotary Club of Kona organizing the volunteer effort and the monies raised for the Rotary Club of Kona Community Foundation, Big Island Junior Golf, and the Daniel R Sayre Foundation. Players in the field of 45+ players include Hale Irwin, Olin Browne, Mark O’Meara, Peter Jacobson, Fred Funk, Fred Couples, some of whom will be guests with Emily along with Mark Rolfing, NBC/Golf Channel.  Advance Tickets available at pgatour.com/mec – $20 daily, $40 week, or at the gate add $5. Juniors and military complimentary. For show information contact Emily at (808) 896-6780 or [email protected].

Niaulani Nature Walk

Big Island

Every Monday:
Niaulani Nature Walk.
  A free, guided rain forest tour in Volcano. This one-hour nature walk travels through a lush portion of an old-growth Hawaiian rain forest on an easy, 1/7-mile loop trail. The walk introduces visitors to the native plants and birds of Volcano. Guides focus on the biological, ecological, and geological features of the area, and the cultural usages of flora and fauna by native Hawaiians. Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano Village. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Free; donations welcome. For more information call (808) 967-8222 or visit http://volcanoartcenter.org/.

8th Annual Waimea Ocean Film Festival

Big Island

January 1 – 9: 
8th Annual Waimea Ocean Film Festival.
  The festival brings an immersive visual experience to the island, offering guests heart-pounding adventure, giant surf, marine life, international expeditions and ocean action, all while garnering greater insight and understanding into the ocean environment and island culture. Over sixty films feature ocean experience, ocean environment, island culture, inspiring stories and epic adventure. In addition to the films, interactive presentations, exhibits, Breakfast Talks, and ocean-based activities add a dynamic element to the festival. Breakfast Talks provide an intimate setting for guests to connect with filmmakers and special guests to ask questions and hear the behind-the-scenes stories that bring the films to life. Beginning Monday – Thursday, January 1- 4, at venues in Waimea: the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and The Fairmont Orchid; then moving Friday – Tuesday, January 5 – 9 to Four Seasons Hualalai Resort.  New this year, films will screen outdoors at Four Seasons’ Hoku Amphitheatre. Waimea venues include Kahilu Theatre, Hawai`i Preparatory Academy (HPA), Parker School Theatre and Anna Ranch.  For information, schedule of events, and to purchase passes, visit http://www.waimeaoceanfilm.org/.

Historic Waimea Walking Tour

Kauai

Every Monday: 
Historic Waimea Walking Tour.
  Take a 3 hour walk back through time in the place where Captain Cook first landed in Waimea.  Learn about the last King of Kaua`i, the missionaries, and other famous citizens of Waimea and the landmarks they left behind. West Kaua`i Technology & Visitor Center, 9565 Kaumuali`i Hwy., Waimea. 8:30 a.m. Reservations required no later than 3:30 p.m. Friday before that Monday to schedule a tour.  For reservations and information call (808) 338-1332 or visit http://www.westkauaivisitorcenter.org/.

Jazz Minds

Oahu

Every Monday through Saturday Night: 
Jazz Minds.
  A fun, eclectic café, featuring live Jazz music, cocktails and food, served in an ultra-comfy, hip setting.  Different bands perform nightly.  1661 Kapiolani Blvd., near the Ala Moana Shopping Center.  6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. nightly; closed Sundays.  For information and entertainment schedule call (808) 945-0800 or visit http://jazzhonolulu.com/index.html.

Sunset Stories

Oahu

Nightly:
Sunset Stories.
  From Queen Emma to Don Ho, experience the stories of an icon. Gather at the International Market Place on Kalakaua Avenue just after sundown for the ceremonial lighting of the Lamaku Torch Tower. Then be immersed in an unforgettable storytelling performance told through Hawaiian and Polynesian song and dance. Honoring the beloved Queen Emma, the nightly show highlights the stories, traditions and culture of this special gathering place. International Market Place, 2330 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu.  Sunset. Free admission. For information visit http://www.shopinternationalmarketplace.com/events.

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Oahu

Various dates, January 11 – 18: 
Baskerville:  A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. 
Comedic genius Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are on the case when the male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. The intrepid investigators must navigate a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters. Manoa Valley Theatre, 2833 E. Manoa Rd., Honolulu.  Showtimes: Thursday, January 11 – 7:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, January 12 & 13 – 8 p.m.; Sunday, January 14 – 4 p.m.; Wednesday & Thursday, January 17 & 18 – 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 19 – 8 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 988-6131 or visit http://manoavalleytheatre.com/.