Archive for "March, 2016"

Slack Key Guitar Concerts


Friday Evenings:
Slack Key Guitar Concerts.  Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and `ukulele concerts. March 4 – Heart of Slack Key; March 11 – Kaua`i Slack Key; March 18 – Dreams Come True; March 25 – Gift of the Ancestors.  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

Waialua Carnival


Friday – Sunday, March 4 – 6: 
Waialua Carnival.  Experience this carnival in the country with the EK Fernandez Midway of rides and games, famous live entertainment, and lots of delicious local foods. Enjoy bands such as Culture Nation, Na Wai Kea Nui Nui, Rodney Lopez, Pineapple Express, and more. All this under the trees and on the cool lawn in the country.  Waialua High and Intermediate School, 67-160 Farrington Hwy., Waialua.  Friday, 6 – 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.  For information visit

An Evening with Santana


Thursday, March 3: 
An Evening with Santana.  Delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary sonic charge of his guitar, the sound of Carlos Santana is one of the world’s best‐known musical signatures.  For more than four decades—from Santana’s earliest days as a groundbreaking Afro‐Latin blues‐rock fusion outfit in San Francisco—Carlos has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends musical genres and generational, cultural, and geographical boundaries. Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave., Honolulu. 8 p.m.  Tickets available at the Blaisdell Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets including Walmart, online at, and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.  For 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 various 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”.  March 2 – Brother Noland; March 9 – Kawika Kahiapo; March 16 – Led Kaapana; March 23 – Danny Carvalho; March 30 – Jerome Koko of Makaha Sons. 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

Helping Paws Visitor Volunteer Program


Every Wednesday and Thursday: 
Helping Paws Visitor Volunteer Program.  Do you miss your pet when traveling? Visitors can offer a “helping paw” to homeless animals at the Maui Humane Society shelter, located in Pu`unene (central Maui), on Mokulele Hwy. between Kihei and Kahului. 1 to 3 p.m. Help with such activities as walking dogs, bathing puppies, brushing cats, or playing with puppies and kittens. Arrive by 1 p.m. and wear close-toed shoes and comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. For Maui visitors only.  Children age 10 to 17 are welcome when accompanied by a supervising adult for the duration. Advance reservations required.  Register online at, “Get Involved/Volunteer/HelpingPawsVisitorProgram”.



Ha`aheo `O Hawai`i Exhibit.  Cleopatra’s Barge was an opulent yacht built in Massachusetts in 1816. It became The Royal Yacht of King Kamehameha II who named it Ha`aheo `O Hawai`i (Pride of Hawai`i), but was wrecked in 1824. It cost about $50,000 to build, and about the same amount for luxury furnishing. Marvel at the opulence of this beautifully crafted ship, whose splendor was breathtaking for its day.  Kaua`i Museum, 4428 Rice St., Lihue.  Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., every day except Sundays.  Admission is $10 adults, $6 students 13-17 years, $2 Children 6 – 12 years, 5 years and under free.  For information call (808) 245-6931 or visit

Jazz Minds


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

BikeWorks Beach & Sport – Queens Marketplace

Big Island

Every Tuesday Morning: 
BikeWorks Beach & Sport – Queens Marketplace. Free fun road ride for cyclists of all levels at 8:30 a.m. Rental bikes available. Get Updates on all the BikeWorks activities on the Emily T Gail Show at under the lineup or visit Queens Marketplace, Waikoloa Beach Rd. For information about other community rides and/or bike routes call BikeWorks at (808) 886-5000.

The “Emily T. Gail Talks Story” show

Big Island

The “Emily T. Gail Talks Story” show is found on on line, all the time and via Facebook/emilytgailtalkstory and a free iTunes podcast. Emily “talks story​”​ with recreational, high school and professional athletes, along with coaches, parents, organizers and members of print and broadcast media. She talks about all sports, at all levels and how high school, college, major league and recreational sports play an important part in communities.  Sponsored by Aloha Big Island Visitor Guide.  Updates on many local events in March like Bike Works Beach & Sport, Queens Marketplace Community Bike Rides every Tuesday 8:30 a.m. and their Lavaman Sunset Run/Walk on April 8.  Also info on golf specials like Family Golf days at Waikoloa Beach Resort, where, after 3:30 p.m., 9 holes for junior golfers is $25 with complimentary Nike Junior rental clubs and $50 for accompanying adult with $25 rental clubs. Updates on free Queens Marketplace Entertainment at Center Court and Kailua Village multi-sport activities.  Contact Emily at (808) 896-6780 or

Kanikapila with Wes Awana and Friends


Every Tuesday: 
Kanikapila with Wes Awana and Friends.  Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Monday evenings, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, Great Room of the Admin Building Volcanoes National Park.  Free, however donations are gratefully accepted. Park fees apply. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit