Archive for "September, 2012"

Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert


Every Wednesday: 
Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert.  Host and slack key guitar master George Kahumoku, Jr. is joined by renowned slack key masters who are true ambassadors of their music, their culture and their land for an evening of traditional Hawaiian songs and authentic “talk-story”.  September 5 – Ledward Kaapana; September 12 – Ken Emerson; September 19 – Kimo West; September 26 – Bobby Ingano. Tickets: $39.99, seating is limited. Pavilion at the Napili Kai Beach Resort, Napili. 7:30 p.m. showtime.  For information call (888) 669-3858.

Free Onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program


Ongoing, Daily: 
Free Onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program.  Learn the names of fish youve seen while snorkeling and how to protect Maui’s coral reefs at Pacific Whale Foundation’s free Coral Reef Information Station. 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Wailea’s Ulua Beach. For information call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Na Keiki O Ka Aina


Na Keiki O Ka Aina (The Children of the Land).  Classes in Hawaiian and Polynesian Arts and Culture for Keiki & Adults.  Most Keiki classes are free, adult classes request a donationto the non-profit organization.  Open from noon to 6:00 p.m.  Located under the Whale Clock Tower in Kauai Village Shopping Center.  For more information call Sandy at the Center at (808) 821-1234 or visit

Kapa’a Slack Key Saturdays


Saturday Evenings:
Kapa’a Slack Key Saturdays.  Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ‘ukulele concerts. September 1 – For the Birds.  Saturday concerts or moving to Thursday evenings starting September 6th.  Tickets: $20 ($15 keiki/seniors).  A portion of the proceeds supports Na Keiki O ka ‘Aina.  Located in the Children of the Land Cultural Center, Kauai Village (Safeway/Longs) Center, Kapa’a.  5:00 p.m.  For information and reservations call (808) 826-1469 or visit

Aha Hula 2012 – 4th Annual Benefit Lu’au and Hula Kahiko Concert


Saturday, September 1: 
“Aha Hula 2012 – 4th Annual Benefit Lu’au and Hula Kahiko Concert.  Don’t miss this once-a-year celebration of the legacy of Halau Palaihiwa O Kaipuwai – a traditional hula school based in Kilauea on the north shore of Kaua`i. 12 noon to 2 p.m., pre-concert festivities include a delicious Hawaiian lu`au and vegetarian fare, Hawaiian music entertainment and hula by the host halau and attending friends and guests. Fresh flower leis, baked goods, food and refreshments, as well as a Keiki Zone will also offered. Free admission option for children 12 and under and tickets purchased at the gate will not include lu`au.  To purchase tickets on-line visit  Bring mats, blankets or beach chairs for lawn seating. Other food and beverage will be available for sale.

6th Annual Peace Day Parade & Festival.

Big Island

Saturday, September 22: 
6th Annual Peace Day Parade & Festival.  Taiko drums, marching bands, bon dance, jazz, rock & roll, hula, cirque performers and more. Parade starts at 10 a.m. from Honokaa High School, 45-527 Pakalana St., Honokaa. Following the parade, a free Peace Day Festival takes place at the Honokaa Sports Complex from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with local and ethnic foods, artists and crafters, live entertainment and a large community Bon Dance for everyone to join. For information call (808) 640-4602 or visit