Archive for "November, 2014"

Slack Key Guitar Concerts


Friday Evenings:
Slack Key Guitar Concerts. Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and `ukulele concerts. November 7 – Poina `ole – Never to be Forgotten; November 14 – For the Birds; November 21 – Whales Homecoming; November 28 – Ohana Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert. Free gift drawing. Tickets: $20 ($15 keiki/seniors). 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. Voted 2014 Best Live Show in Hawai`i by Hawai`i Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards. A portion of the proceeds supports the Hale Halawai Ohana `O Hanalei. Hanalei Family Community Center, 5-5299 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei. 4 to 6 p.m. For information and reservations call (808) 826-1469 or visit

Maui Friday Town Parties


Every Friday:
Maui Friday Town Parties. Enjoy food, live entertainment, shopping and art. 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. November 7 – Wailuku, on Market Street; November 14 – Lahaina, on Front Street; November 21 – Makawao, on Makawao and Baldwin Avenues; November 28 – Kihei, on South Kihei Road, Azeka Shopping Center.  For more information visit

First Friday Street Festival: Honolulu District


Friday, November 7:
First Friday Street Festival: Honolulu District. Galleries and other arts venues open their doors for artist receptions, live music, and refreshments. Events are free and open to everyone. Gallery walk maps are available at various locations in the area. 5-9 p.m.   Downtown-Chinatown, The ARTS at Marks, 1159 Nu`uanu Ave., Honolulu. For information call (808) 521-2903.

Aloha Fridays at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park

Big Island

Every Friday:
Aloha Fridays at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. A free hands-on demonstration lesson is given in a cultural craft that varies each week. Held at VAC Gallery porch in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All events are free (donations welcome); park entrance fees apply. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Big Island

November 7 – 16:
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. The Festival includes innovative Kona coffee farm tours, native Hawaiian arts and culture events, keiki (child) friendly activities, and a celebration of cultural diversity honoring nearly 200 years of Kona coffee history. The festival is celebrated throughout the Kona Coast. For information on venues, call (808) 747-5424 or visit

Candlelit Tours at the Baldwin Home Museum


Every Friday:
Candlelit Tours at the Baldwin Home Museum. Step back in time and visit the Baldwin Home Museum with a tour by candle light. Tours include free light refreshments on the lanai. Dusk – 8:30 p.m. Located on the corner of Front and Dickenson Street in the heart of historic Lahaina. Admission: $7 per person/$5 Senior Citizens (65+), Military and Kama`aina/children 12 & under free. For information visit



Fridays – Sundays, November 7 – 16:
Clockwork. When the magical clock that keeps all fairy tales on track suddenly breaks down, Janice the clock’s guardian, and Morton her loyal assistant, try to do everything they can to keep the stories on track. The Leeward Theatre – Main Stage, 96-045 Ala Ike, Pearl City. Fridays & Saturdays 7 p.m.; Sundays 4 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 455-0380 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 (chant) and hula. Palace Theater, 38 Haili Street, Hilo. 11 a.m. Admission is $5, Keiki 12 & under, free. For information call (808) 934-7010 or visit

Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert


Every Wednesday & Thursday:
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”. November 5 & 6 – Jeff Peterson; November 12 & 13 – Ledward Kaapana; November 19 & 20 – Nathan Aweau; November 26 & 27 – Richard Ho`opi`i. Seating is limited. Dinner/Show packages are available. Located at the Pavilion at the Napili Kai Beach Resort, Napili. 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information call (888) 669-3858 or visit

The Pirates of Penzance


Wednesday, November 5:
The Pirates of Penzance. Hawai`i Opera Theatre’s Opera Express returns to the Hawai`i Theatre stage with Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic comic operetta The Pirates Of Penzance. Comic mayhem ensues when a rollicking band of pirates plots to keep young Frederick from leaving their employ. Mistakenly apprenticed as a child by a deaf nursemaid, Frederick was to be freed on his 21st birthday, but alas, born on February 29–technically he’s only 5. Sparkling melodies and witty banter make this child-friendly interactive adaptation a delight. Hawai`i Theatre Center, 1130 Bethel St., Honolulu. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $2-$7. For tickets and information call 808-528-5535 or visit