Archive for "April, 2016"

Kaua`i Island Crafter Fair

Kauai

Saturday, April 23: 
Kaua`i Island Crafter Fair.  Shop with confidence and enjoy the wide array of local Kaua`i artisans and crafters that the Kaua`i Island Crafters Fair bring to their events. The Kaua`i Veteran’s Center, 3215 Kapule Hwy., Lihue. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information call (808) 635-4314.

Bank of Hawai`i Family Sunday – Plastic Fantastic?

Oahu

Sunday, April 17: 
Bank of Hawai`i Family Sunday – Plastic Fantastic?  Use materials collected from `Oahu beaches to make your own piece of art to take home.  The activities for the day will consist of using pieces of plastic to make wind chimes, jewelry from recycled water bottles, and a performance from Hawai`i Theatre for Youth.  Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania, Honolulu.  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For information call (808) 532-8700 or visit www.honolulumuseum.org.

Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll

Big Island

Sunday, April 17: 
Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll.  Ali`i Drive along scenic Kailua Bay in Kailua-Kona becomes a festive pedestrian-only walkway from 1 to 6 p.m. Enjoy music, artists, merchants and restaurants. At 4 p.m., there is a free Hawaiian music concert on the lawn at Hulihe`e Palace. Bring your own mat or chair and they will be checked for free while you stroll Ali`i Drive, Kailua Village (Kona).  For information, visit www.KVBID.org.

Hula Kahiko Performance

Big Island

Saturday, April 16: 
Hula Kahiko Performance. 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 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. Date is subject to change; to confirm dates, call (808) 987-7288. Held in conjunction with the Hula Kahiko performances, enjoy a 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 more information call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

MUC ‘n’ Stuff Spring Fair

Maui

Saturday, April 16: 
MUC ‘n’ Stuff Spring Fair.  Makawao Union Church’s annual Spring Fair with vendors, food booths, bake sale, rummage sale and entertainment.  Free entry and free parking.  Makawao Union Church, 500 Baldwin Ave., Paia.  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For information call (808) 579-9261 or visit www.makawaounionchurch.org.

Maui Steel Guitar Festival

Maui

Friday – Sunday, April 15 – 17: 
Maui Steel Guitar Festival.  The festival features performances, presentations, workshops and kanikapila (jam sessions) focused on the Hawaiian steel guitar and its importance in the Hawaiian music genre. In addition, an ongoing series of cultural activities such as hula, lei making and ukulele takes place throughout the weekend. Ka`anapali Beach Hotel, 2525 Ka`anapali Pkwy., Lahaina.  Free admission.  For more information and schedule call (808) 283-3576 or visit www.mauisteelguitarfestival.com.

The Pit Stop: Shop, Dine & Dash

Oahu

Friday, April 15: 
The Pit Stop:  Shop, Dine & Dash.  Enjoy this block party including food trucks, Food tents, local crafters, resellers, live entertainment & more.  Enjoy an evening of shopping and dining instead of sitting in traffic.  Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Sale Lake Blvd, Honolulu. 5 to 9 p.m.  Free parking, free admission. For information call (808) 927-5730 or visit www.thepitstophawaii.com.

Chinese Kite Festival

Maui

Friday & Saturday, April 15 & 16: 
Chinese Kite Festival.  Celebrate the colorful world of kites during a traditional Chinese Kite Festival at the Wo Hing Museum, 858 Front St., Lahaina, on Friday from 1 to 7 p.m. Enjoy an exhibit of handmade kites. Make your own kite or purchase one of the many kites for sale. There will be Chinese music and entertainment as well as Chinese delicacies to purchase. On Saturday, go fly a kite! This family event takes place at the Keka`a North Beach Open Space near the Old Airport Beach in Ka`anapali from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Watch aerial displays of acrobatic sport kites from Hawai`i Kiteflyers Association. Fly your own kite for prizes or try a kite making workshop. Free.  For information call (808) 661-5553 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.

Christopher K Morgan & Artists: Pohaku

Maui

Thursday, April 14: 
Christopher K Morgan & Artists:  Pohaku.  A dance theater piece bringing together storytelling, hula, modern dance, classical music, and projection design to explore compelling universal themes in the story of Hawai`i’s native people, including land loss and fractured identity. The work incorporates Morgan’s own stories to reflect these larger themes. Performing live with Morgan are kumu hula Elsie Kaleihulukea Ryder of Kaimikaua’s Hālau Hula o Kukunaokalā, and classically trained electric cellist, Wytold. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului.  7:30 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

Free Lei Making Workshops

Oahu

Wednesday & Thursdays, April 13 & 14, 20 & 21: 
Free Lei Making Workshops.  These free workshops are open to the public and will provide participants with an opportunity to learn or improve lei making skills prior to the upcoming Lei Day Celebration.  Learn how to make lei using different methods: Kui, Hili and Wili. Bring plant material should you have any to share.  An accompanying adult is recommended if your child would like to enter the City’s Lei Day Contest.  Manoa Valley District Park, 2721 Ka`aipu Ave., Honolulu. 2:30 to 4 p.m.  For information and to register, call (808) 988-0513 or visit www.honoluluparks.com.