Archive for "February, 2015"

Hula Kahiko Performance by Kumu hula Manaiakalani Kalua with Akaunu

Big Island

Saturday, February 28:
Hula Kahiko Performance by Kumu hula Manaiakalani Kalua with Akaunu. Hula halau from across Hawai`i and beyond have been invited to perform in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, located just a short walking distance from the Volcano Art Gallery in an area known as Ka`auea. 10:30 a.m. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mat. The event is free, park fees apply. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit

Na Mea Hula with Kumu Hula Ab Valencia and members of Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu

Big Island

Saturday, February 28:
Na Mea Hula with Kumu Hula Ab Valencia and members of Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu. Held in conjunction with the Hula Kahiko performances, presenting a lovely display of “Na Mea Hula” (all things hula), visitors share in a variety of instruments, implements and lei styles that play an integral role in the life of the hula practitioner. This memorable demonstration is hands-on and family friendly. Lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit

Eat the Street: Chocolate @ Eat the Street Kaka`ako


Friday, February 27:
Eat the Street: Chocolate @ Eat the Street Kaka`ako. A monthly food truck rally on the last Friday of every month in Kaka`ako, featuring 40 food trucks and food vendors. 555 South St., Honolulu, two blocks from Ala Moana Blvd. 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. For information call (808) 772-3020 or visit

Hawaiian Music Series


Thursday, February 26:
Hawaiian Music Series. Relax under the stars and enjoy a free concert featuring local musicians. 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

Into the Woods


Thursday – Saturday, February 26 – 28:
Into the Woods. Iolani School’s annual student production takes you on journey Into The Woods. This beloved musical by Stephen Sondheim based on the book by James Lapine, intertwines the well-known fairy tales of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Riding Hood with the story of the Baker and his Wife who desperately want a child. Unfortunately, the couple has been cursed with childlessness by a Witch and must perform various tasks involving the characters in the other fairy tales in order to reverse the curse.  Hawai`i Theatre, 1130 Bethel St., Honolulu. 7 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 582-5535 or visit

Maui POPS presents Keola Beamer with Kumu Hula Moanalani Beamer


Sunday, February 22:
Maui POPS presents Keola Beamer with Kumu Hula Moanalani Beamer. Keola Beamer is one of the premier singer/songwriters in Hawai`i, and master of Hawaiian slack key guitar. Keola established himself early as a leader of contemporary Hawaiian music when he wrote Honolulu City Lights, still one of the bestselling recordings in the history of Hawaiian music. Kumu Hula Moanalani Beamer will be joining Keola, making this a truly special program. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theatre, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. 3 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit

Waikiki Artfest


Saturday, February 21:
Waikiki Artfest. Featuring approximately 75-100 fine artists and handcraft artisans who display their own art for sale including jewelry of all types, clothing, wood products, stained glass, ceramics, soaps and candles, bags, quilts, and lauhala products. Enjoy live entertainment, as well as great food. Kapiolani Park, at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki, across from the Honolulu Zoo. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For information call (808) 696-6717.

Jake Shimabukuro


Saturday, February 21:
Jake Shimabukuro. Renowned for his super-fast and complex finger work, ‘ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has redefined the meaning of music that comes from that instrument. Though Jake is versatile with all the Hawaiian standards, he is constantly expanding his repertoire to combine elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk, and flamenco. Jake is now a world-wide phenomenon: he’s been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone, has collaborated with and won accolades from diverse stars in the music world, wowed audiences on world tours and TV, and has even played for the Queen of England. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit

Chinese New Year Festival


Friday, February 20:
Chinese New Year Festival. Lahaina celebrates the lunar New Year with a traditional lion dance, firecrackers and kung fu demonstration on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn at 5 p.m. Exciting lion dancing will proceed along on Front Street, visiting merchants. Wo Hing Museum will host a free celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. with kids’ crafts, cultural demonstrations and a presentation on the history of Chinese New Year. Chinese foods will be available for purchase. The lions will arrive at Wo Hing Museum at 9 p.m. for a grand finale dance, firecrackers and blessing of the temple on Front Street to ring in the Year of the Ram.  For information call (808) 661-3262 or visit

Waimea Roundup and Rodeo


Friday & Saturday, February 20 & 21:
Waimea Roundup and Rodeo. Part of the Waimea Town Celebration, this large and diverse rodeo features Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Bronc Riding and Bull Riding. In addition, there are special events done only in Hawai’i. Friday is slack roping and, if needed, other slack competition. Saturday is full final competition. Food concession and craft vendors will be on site.  Friendship Do Ranch at the Old Waimea Dairy Site, Waimea. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5 adults, $3 children (5-12 yr.) For information call (808) 635-9635 or visit