Archive for "December, 2013"

Hawai`i State Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”


December 14 – 22: 
Hawai`i State Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”. The Hawai`i State Ballet Junior Company, directed by
John Landovsky, proudly presents its 27th annual production of this perennial Christmas favorite about a young
girl’s journey through a dream world of toy soldiers, scurrying mice, and dancing sweet sugar plums. Mamiya
Theatre, 3142 Waialae Ave., St. Louis High School, Chaminade Campus, Honolulu. Showtimes are Friday,
December 20, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, December 14 & 21 at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sundays, December 15 & 22, 1
p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at For information call (808)
947-2755 or visit

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 a.m. nightly.  For information call (808) 945-0800 or visit

Historic Waimea Walking Tour


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 along with the landmarks they left behind. West Kaua`i Technology & Visitor Center, 9565 Kaumuali`i Hwy., Waimea. 9:30 a.m. Registration required no later than Noon the Friday before that Monday to schedule your tour.  For reservations and information call (808) 338-1332 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

Slack Key Guitar Concerts


Sunday Afternoons: 
Slack Key Guitar Concerts.  Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and `ukulele concerts.  December 1 – Gift of the Ancestors; December 8 – Legends of Slack Key; December 15 – Whales Homecoming; December 22 – Hawai`i’s Sunset Music; December 29 – Spirit of 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, 5-5299 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei.  3 to 5 p.m.  For information and reservations call (808) 826-1469 or visit

Makuahi Cave Reserve Tours


Makuahi Cave Reserve Tours.  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

Harps & Horns


Sunday, December 1: 
Harps & Horns.  Celebrate the Christmas Season with the sound of harps, horns and voice. The band will perform original pieces of music composed especially for them as well as commissioned arrangements of Hawaiian music, along with traditional Christmas music.  Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater, 3 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit