Archive for "June, 2013"

Maui Friday Town Parties


Every Friday:
Maui Friday Town Parties. Enjoy food, live entertainment, shopping and art. Free admission. Many retailers, galleries and boutiques operate extended hours and highlight special promotions. Crafters, artisans and culinary wizards add their creativity to the event.  6-9 p.m.  June 7 – Wailuku, on Market Street; June 14 – Lahaina, on Front Street; June 21 – Makawao, on Makawao and Baldwin Avenues; June 28 – Kihei, on South Kihei Road.  For more information visit

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”.  June 5 – Sean Na`auao; June 12 –Kevin & Ikaika Brown; June 19 – Ledward Ka`apana; June 26 – Bobby Ingano. 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

Flight School for Boys


Wednesday – Friday, June 5 – 7: 
Flight School for Boys. Three full days of introducing 6th through 8th grade male students to the history and science of flight. Immersive, hands on activities with an emphasis on Pacific aviation and fun. 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., $150 for the three-day program includes all materials, lunches, snacks, and a Flight School logo tee shirt.  Call 808-441-1005 or email for registration.

Battle of Midway Commemoration featuring Jonathan Parshall.


Tuesday, June 4:  
Battle of Midway Commemoration featuring Jonathan Parshall. Commemorate a turning point of WWII with Jonathan Parshall, co-author of Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway. 4:00 Book Signing, 5:30 Reception, 6:30 Battle of Midway Presentation. Pacific Aviation Museum, Historic Ford Island, 319 Lexington Blvd., Honolulu.  For tickets and information call (808) 441-1000 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 5p.m. Waimea Historic Tours, Lei Making.  West Kaua`i Tech & Visitor Center, 9565 Kaumuali`i Hwy, Waimea.  Free (donations accepted).  For information call (808) 338-1332.

Jazz Minds


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

Zenshin Daiko’s annual Taiko Festival Concert


Saturday, June 8:
Zenshin Daiko’s annual Taiko Festival Concert.  Zenshin Daiko will be performing some new pieces and some old favorites. Featuring the premiere of a piece composed by professional taiko artist Shoji Kameda. Shoji is a member of On Ensemble and Hiroshima. The concert also features Kenny Endo’s children’s group, the Taiko Center of the Pacific – Youth Group. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater, 7:00 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit

Na Keiki `O Ka Aina (The Children of the Land)


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.  Located under the Whale Clock Tower in Kaua`i Village Shopping Center.  For more information and class schedules call (808) 821-1234 or visit

`Ohana Day


Saturday, June 1: 
`Ohana Day. A day for family fun at the Kaua`i Museum, 4428 Rice St., Lihue. Enjoy demonstrations, lectures and more during these special days. 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Free.  For information on this and other events, call (808) 245-6931 or visit

Obon Dance & Festival


Throughout the Month of June:  Obon Dance & Festival.  The Obon tradition was brought to Hawaii by Japanese immigrants and evolved into a social and cultural event, as well as a religious custom designed to honor ancestors through an evening of dance, music and merry-making.  Festivities and Dance schedules and locations are listed below:

  • Saturday, June 1:  Lahaina Shingon Mission Obon Festival, Luakini Street between Prison and Dickenson, Lahaina.  Service 6:30 p.m., Dancing 7:30 p.m.  For information call (808) 661-0466.
  • Saturday, June 15:  Wailuku Shingon Mission, 1939 North St., Wailuku.  Service 6:30 p.m., Dancing 8 p.m.  For information call (808) 244-3800.
  • Saturday, June 22:  Pu`unene Nichiren Mission, 9 Ani St., Kahului.  Service 7 p.m., Dancing 8 p.m.  For information call (808) 871-4831.
  • Saturday, June 28:  Wailuku Jodo Mission, 67 Central Ave., Wailuku.  Service 7 p.m., Dancing 8 p.m.  For information call (808) 244-0066.