Archive for "Oahu"

Waikiki Holiday Parade

Oahu

Friday, November 24:
Waikiki Holiday Parade.
  The parade commemorates Pearl Harbor by honoring survivors and veterans in memory of the attacks from December 7, 1941. Local Hawaiian bands, marching bands from the mainland, military units, local officials and dignitaries march down torch-lit Kalakaua Avenue along Waikiki Beach. It is held annually the Friday following Thanksgiving Day and hosts thousands of spectators, residents and visitors alike. The parade will feature more than 30 bands from the mainland. Parade begins at 7 p.m., from Fort DeRussy Park, continues for approximately 1.5 miles along Kalakaua Ave., ending at Queen Kapiolani Park. For more information visit https://www.waikikiholidayparade.com/.

Bank of Hawai`i Family Sunday at Honolulu Museum of Art

Oahu

Sunday, November 19:
Bank of Hawai`i Family Sunday at Honolulu Museum of Art.
  Featuring entertainment and activities suitable for families and people of all ages. Explore the Museum’s galleries through art hunts, art activities, demonstrations, film screenings and entertainment. Themes change monthly and tie in with the Museum’s permanent collections and special exhibitions. Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania, Honolulu.  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Free admission.  For information call (808) 532-8700 or visit www.honolulumuseum.org.

Na Mele O Ko Olina

Oahu

Saturday, November 18: 
Na Mele O Ko Olina. 
Enjoy some of Hawai`i’s very best Slack Key and Ukulele musicians, as well as 40 Hawaiian artists who display their artwork for sale. Celebrate the music and Arts of Hawai`i.  Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club, 92-161 Waipahe Pl., Kapolei. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For information visit http://icb-web.net/haa/.

Makahiki Festival and Ke`alohi Hula Competition

Oahu

Saturday, November 18: 
Makahiki Festival and Ke`alohi Hula Competition.
  Originally established in 1981, this event was part of Waimea Valley’s annual Makahiki festivities until 1995. The competition was successfully revived in 2014 and has been held every year since then. The original spirit of this competition has been preserved, with women and men competing for a single hula kahiko (ancient hula) title. Competitors perform one kahiko hula, and between each of these, halau representing the entrants take the stage. There will also be live music, local vendors, cultural activities, traditional Hawaiian games, demonstrations, and more.  Waimea Valley, 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., Waimea.  For information call (808) 638-7766 or visit https://www.waimeavalley.net/.

Who’s Bad – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience

Oahu

Friday & Saturday, November 3 & 4: 
Who’s Bad – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience.
  A power-packed tribute to Michael Jackson that has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. Who’s Bad has sold out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom including London’s O2 where the King of Pop was slated to end his career with a 50-show “This Is It” concert series.  Whether you idolized the Jackson 5, fell in love to Human Nature, or learned to moonwalk to Billie Jean, Who’s Bad is the ultimate music-and-dance driven Michael Jackson homage. Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave., Honolulu. 7:30 pm. both nights.  For tickets and information call (808) 946-8742 or visit https://tickets.hawaiisymphonyorchestra.org/.

Kanikapila `O Mahina – Full Moon Concert Series

Oahu

Friday, November 3: 
Kanikapila `O Mahina – Full Moon Concert Series.
  Enjoy an evening of mele, ohana, and aloha, featuring Brother Noland and George Kuo, Legendary Slack Key Guitarist with Hawai`i Loa. A benefit concert for the preservation of Cultural Education and Stewardship of the fishpond. Ono local food will be available for purchase.  Lawn Seating – bring mats, low chairs, and umbrellas. No outside food please – beverage coolers are permitted. (Concert is an alcohol-free event) Limited seating – only 250 tickets available. Waikalua Loko Ia, 45-231 Kulauli Rd., Kaneohe. Gates open 5 p.m., concert 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 online at http://www.thepaf.org/moonlight/ or $30 cash or check at the door. Make checks payable to Pacific American Foundation. For more information call (808) 263-8202.

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.

Taiko Drum & Dance: Hana Hou!

Oahu

Fridays & Saturdays, November 3 – 11, Sunday, November 12: 
Taiko Drum & Dance: Hana Hou!
  A performance of one of Oahu’s most popular dance concerts presented at Kennedy Theatre. World-renowned Taiko artist Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific return for a heart-pounding collaboration of dance and drums. This production showcases an interweaving of cultures that reflects and distinguishes Hawai`i. Traditional and contemporary Taiko music, together with dance from Hawai`i, Japan, India, and contemporary dance, highlight the uniqueness of each form as well as their beauty and power.  Kennedy Theatre Mainstage, 1770 East-West Rd., Honolulu. Show times are Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. There will be free pre-show chats at 6:45 p.m. on November 4 and 11. Discounted tickets are available for the “Throwback Saturday” performance, November 4. For tickets and information visit http://manoa.hawaii.edu/liveonstage/hanahou/.

First Friday at the Hawai`i State Art Museum

Oahu

Friday, November 3:
First Friday at the Hawai`i State Art Museum. 
Free, family-friendly evening at the Hawai`i State Art Museum. Galleries will be open late, with live entertainment. Seating will be provided.  All ages welcome.  Parking available across South Hotel St. in the Ali`i Place building, or street parking in the area. Several TheBus lines stop directly in front of or close to the museum.  Hawai`i State Art Museum, 250 South Hotel St., 2nd Floor, Honolulu. 6 to 9 p.m.  For information call (808) 589-9959 or visit www.sfca.hawaii.gov/hisam/visitor-information.

First Friday Street Festival: Honolulu District

Oahu

Friday, November 3: 
First Friday Street Festival:  Honolulu District.
  Galleries and other arts venues open their doors for artist receptions, live music, and refreshments. Gallery walk maps are available at various locations in the area. 6 to 9 p.m.   Downtown-Chinatown, The ARTS at Marks, 1159 Nu`uanu Ave., Honolulu.  For information call (808) 521-2903 or visit http://www.artsatmarks.com/.