Archive for "January, 2014"

A Taste of Kilohana


Saturday, February 1:
A Taste of Kilohana.  An exclusive, guided food tour that offers a seasonal taste of Kilohana Plantation. Ride an open-air plantation-style train through the 105-acre orchard, amidst more than 50 varieties of exotic fruit trees. Disembark and feed wild boar, goats and chickens and stroll through the orchard with Kai, Kilohana’s expert in local agriculture. Pick, eat, and learn how to select and prepare exotic tropical fruit. Tour the historic Manor House. Learn how to make Gaylord’s signature mai tai at Mahiko Lounge.  Finally, enjoy a three-course, locally sourced meal in the Private Dining Room of the historic Wilcox Mansion. $115, Kilohana Plantation, Lihue.  9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  For reservations and information call (808) 685-0257.

Kona Surf Film Festival

Big Island

Friday & Saturday, January 31 & February 1: 
Kona Surf Film Festival.  Hawai`i’s premier international surf film showcase.  The event, which showcases independent short and feature surf films from filmmakers around the world, includes film, music, and art highlights, as well as appearances by distinctive guests. Special hotel room rates will be offered during the festival.  Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Rd., Kailua-Kona.  For information call (808) 936-0089 or visit

Makahiki Challenge 2015


Saturday, January 31:
Makahiki Challenge 2015. The Makahiki Challenge is a 3+ mile journey through tireless hills, obstacles, and mud. Designed to test your physical endurance and mental toughness, your efforts will be rewarded with live music and world class beer from Kona Brewing Company. Run for fun! Kauloa Ranch, 49 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe. 9 a.m. For information call (808) 237-8515 or visit

Makana Performs at Kahilu Theatre

Big Island

Friday, January 31:
Makana Performs at Kahilu Theatre.  Makana’s unique blend of Hawaiian, folk and rock influences and the passion and energy of his performance engages his audience like few entertainers on the scene. He has performed worldwide in venues ranging from Tianjin Opera House to Bumbershoot in Seattle to WOMAD in England to The White House.  7 p.m. Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Rd., Waimea.  For tickets and information call (808) 885-6868 or visit

Hawaiian Music Series


Thursday, January 30: 
Hawaiian Music Series.  Relax under the stars and enjoy a free concert. Chairs are limited and blankets, mats, and low beach chairs are welcome. The Baldwin Home Museum is located in the heart of Lahaina, on the corner of Front and Dickenson Streets, Lahaina. 6 to 7:30 p.m.  For information call (808) 661-9309 or visit

He Lei Hiwa No `Iolani Luahine Hula Festival & Educational Challenge

Big Island

Friday & Saturday, January 30 & 31:
He Lei Hiwa No `Iolani Luahine Hula Festival & Educational Challenge. This festival was established in 2003 with a vision to perpetuate hula, and it also serves as a way to honor the memory of ‘Iolani Luahine and her contributions to the preservation of hula and Hawaiian culture. Enjoy hula workshops and presentations and an educational challenge to Kumu Hula with a prize for the one who best demonstrates the values of education and Hawaiian culture.  Evening musical entertainment will be held on the Bay view Lawn. Tickets will be available at the door for a modest donation of $10 per person.  Saturday the festival will also feature local quality handmade Hawaiian arts and crafts items along with entertainment all day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa, 78-128 Ehukai St., Kailua-Kona. For information and schedule visit

On Stage: Rhys Darby at Doris Duke Theatre


Tuesday, January 28: 
On Stage: Rhys Darby at Doris Duke Theatre.  Best known as hapless band manager Murray on the HBO comedy series Flight of the Conchords, New Zealand comedian and actor Rhys Darby will have the audience rolling in the aisles with his sensational (and offbeat) blend of sound effects, characterizations, and askew observations.  7:30 p.m.  Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania, Honolulu.  For tickets and information call (808) 532-8700 or visit

2014 Pro Bowl


Sunday, January 26:
2014 Pro Bowl.  This year’s Pro Bowl is different. It’s all about giving the fans match-ups they’ve never seen before. Watch the all-stars get drafted and the lines removed between AFC and NFC.  Unexpected teams. Memorable match-ups. The game like you’ve never seen it before. This is the Pro Bowl Unconferenced. Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd., Honolulu.  For tickets and information, call (877) 611-3947 or visit

Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum in Concert

Big Island

Sunday, January 26:
Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum in Concert. Exceptional bluegrass performance by internationally known singer/songwriter Laurie Lewis with Tom Rozum. Laurie on guitar, fiddle and vocals; Tom on mandolin, mandola, guitar & vocals. Fun, funny and fabulous. 4:00 p.m. Kahilu Theatre, 78-2297 Lindsey Rd., Waimea. For tickets and information call (808) 885-6868 or visit

Heritage Film Festival: The Haumana


Sunday, January 26: 
Heritage Film Festival: The Haumana.  A narrative feature film about the charismatic host of a cheesy tourist show in Waikiki who is appointed to lead a high school boys’ hula group in a traditional performance. This film was produced in Hawai`i and the entire cast was either born and raised and/or living or lived in Hawai`i. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater.  3 p.m.  $10.  For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit