Archive for "February, 2013"

Hilo Farmers Market

Big Island

Every Wednesday and Friday: 
Hilo Farmers Market.  Located in Downtown Hilo, the festive Hilo’s Farmers Market is known as one of the best open markets in Hawaii. Find a colorful selection of locally grown exotic fruit, vegetables, herbs, island jams and jellies, macadamia nuts and delectable baked goods. Big buckets of orchids and anthuriums line the stalls. Wind chimes, etched glass and koa wood treasures fill the craft section. You can even find local t-shirts, tropical fashions and handmade jewelry. And don’t forget to buy a lei for that someone special. Get there early to shop for the best choices from the market’s more than 200 vendors.

Kanikapila Jam Sessions

Big Island

Every Wednesday:
Kanikapila Jam Sessions.  Open to all musicians. Bring your instrument and enjoy “garage style” jamming with your neighbors and community. Donations are appreciated. Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano Village, Volcano. 5:30 p.m. For more information call (808) 967-8222.

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”.  February 6 – Dennis Kamakahi; February 13 – Daniel Ho; February 20 – David “Kawika” Kahiapo; February 27 – Herb Ohta Jr. & Jon Yamasato. Seating is limited. Dinner/Show packages are available. Pavilion at the Napili Kai Beach Resort, Napili. 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information call (888) 669-3858 or visit

Hawai`iana Live

Big Island

Every Wednesday: 
Hawai`iana Live.  A 45-minute cultural tourism program hosted by Leilehua Yuen. It features live on stage presentations that share the history and traditions of the Hawaiian culture through storytelling, film, music, oli and hula. Topics and films change weekly as the program revolves around the Hawaiian lunar calendar, and surprise guests and musicians often appear. Also featured is Rick Mazurowski at the newly restored Palace pipe organ.  Palace Theater, 38 Haili Street, Hilo.  11 a.m. Admission is $5, Keiki 12 & under, free. For information call (808) 934-7010 or visit

Grove Farm Museum Tour


Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 
Grove Farm Museum Tour.  As the American Civil War was raging between the North and the South, young George Wilcox took a lease on a struggling farm located on the outskirts of Lihue, in what was then the kingdom of Hawai`i.  The farm had been chopped out of a large grove of kukui trees and was therefore called Grove Farm.  Advance reservations are required for an unhurried two-hour guided tour of the buildings, gardens, and grounds at Grove Farm.  Tours are given in small groups and are led by Kaua`i residents familiar with life on the island.  Grove Farm Museum, 4050 Nawiliwili Rd., Lihue. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  There is a $10 requested donation for the tour.  Tours are not given on national holidays and are sometimes cancelled on rainy days.  For information and reservations call (808) 245-3202 or visit

Discover and Experience Waimea


Every Monday: 
Discover and Experience Waimea.  For visitors and residents of all ages interested in information on landmarks, history, culture, family history, genealogy of places and people. 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Waimea Historic Tours, Lei Making.  West Kaua`i Tech & Visitor Center.  Free (donations accepted).  For information call West Kaua`i Technology & Visitor Center at (808) 338-1332.

“Thirty Years of Ekk – One Long Hawaiian Kine Pardee”


January thru March:
“Thirty Years of Ekk – One Long Hawaiian Kine Pardee”.  E Kanikapila Kakou (EKK) is the Hawaiian phrase meaning “everyone jam” or backyard musician concerts.  This is a three month long celebration of music at the Kaua`i Beach Resort, Nukoli`i between the airport and the Wailua Golf Course. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Monday concerts schedule for February is: February 4 – Bobby Moderow Jr. – leader of Maunalua (Smashing Solo), February 11 –  “Mele`uhane” – Lindsay Keikilani Lindsey Jr. & Son Lindsay Lindsey III (Father Son duo from Hawai`i Island); February 18 –  “Hui O Kalama`ola” – Doric Yaris , Maka Herrod, Nathan Kalama, Puna Dawson (The Fabulous Four Kaua`i Kumu); February 25 –  “Hi`ikua” – Kamuela Kimokeo, Kalehua Krug, Blake Leoki-Haili (HOT trio).  For information call (808) 245-2733 or visit

Slack Key Guitar Concerts

Big Island

Sunday Afternoons: 
Slack Key Guitar Concerts.  Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and `ukulele concerts.  February 3 – Legends of Slack Key; February 10 – From Mountain to Sea; February 17 – Circle of Life; February 24 – Hanalei’s Slack Key.  Tickets: $20 ($15 keiki/seniors).  The concerts are nahenahe – soft and sweet.  Slack key guitar and `ukulele in the real old style.  All traditional music with songs and stories of the islands, telling the history of this Hawaiian musical art form.  A portion of the proceeds supports the Hale Halawai Ohana O Hanalei.  Hanalei Family Community Center.  3:00 p.m.  For information and reservations call (808) 826-1469 or visit

Emily T Gail Talks Golf & Other Sports sponsored by Aloha Big Island Visitor Guide

Big Island

Every Sunday 6:00 pm: 
Emily T Gail Talks Golf & Other Sports sponsored by Aloha Big Island Visitor Guide is an hour long conversation with and about people and events on the Big Island and the mainland.  Emily talks with recreational, high school and professional athletes and the coaches, the parents, the organizers, the media and so much more.  Learn what’s going on in sports on the island where visitors are always welcome to participate and be a part of our Big Island Sports community. ESPN Radio AM850 Hilo AM790 Kona.  Emily T Gail (808) 896-6780,,

Makuahi Cave Reserve Tours


Makuahi Cave Reserve Tours.  Visitors generally agree that this place is unlike any other public site they have encountered. At the center of its many attractions is Hawai`i’s largest limestone cave, the richest fossil site in the islands, and a uniquely preserved archaeological site. It’s a living museum dedicated not just to the past, but also to experiments in native species conservation.  Located in Maha`ulepu.  Guided tours 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For information call (808) 482-1059 or visit