Archive for "May, 2016"

Lei Day Celebration – Hilo

Big Island

Sunday, May 1: 
Lei Day Celebration – Hilo.  The celebration in Hilo’s old Town Square, Kalakaua Park, begins with Hawaiian music, hula, lei-making demonstrations, and features the heritage, history and culture of the lei.  Kalakaua Park, Hilo. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (808) 961-5711 or visit www.LeiDay.net.

Ha`aheo `O Hawai`i Exhibit

Kauai

Daily: 
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 but was wrecked in 1824. It cost about $50,000 to build, and about the same amount for luxury furnishings. 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 www.kauaimuseum.org.

Slack Key Guitar Concerts

Kauai

Sunday Afternoons: 
Slack Key Guitar Concerts.  Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and `ukulele concerts.  May 1 – Circle of Life; May 8 – Hanalei Slack Key; May 15 – For the Birds; May 22 – Honoring Keli`i Mawae of Malokai; May 29 – Heart of Slack Key.  Tickets: $20 ($15 keiki/seniors).  The concerts are nahenahe – soft and sweet.  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.  3 to 5 p.m.  For information and reservations call (808) 826-1469 or visit www.McMasterSlackKey.com.

Emily T. Gail Talks Story

Big Island

The “Emily T. Gail Talks Story” show is found on espnhawaii.com 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.  Emily provides updates on many local events in M​ay. 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 emilytgail@emilys.org.

Lei Day Celebration

Oahu

Sunday, May 1: 
Lei Day Celebration.  The annual Lei Day Celebration provides a venue to celebrate the lei and the skill and artistry of Hawai`i’s lei makers.  Enjoy local musicians entertaining and vendors selling lei, craft, and food throughout the day. Queen Kapiolani Park and Bandstand, 2806 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  For information and event schedule call (808) 768-3041 or visit www.honolulu.gov.

Ho`onanea, Cazimero Lei Day Concert

Maui

Sunday, May 1: 
Ho`onanea, Cazimero Lei Day Concert.  This annual tradition of a Maui Lei Day Concert is always a celebratory event.  Enjoy the smooth showmanship, talent, and graciousness of Robert Cazimero and his guests, with contemporary Hawaiian music and hula.  Preshow festivities include hula and music in the courtyard and island crafters will be on hand with a selection of fragrant lei to make your day.  Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului.  7:30 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

St. Joseph Feast

Maui

Friday – Sunday, April 29 – May 1: 
St. Joseph Feast.  This popular festival offers local entertainment, food and fun for the whole family with games, bouncers, crafters, Country Store, plants, produce, flowers and much more.    Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., participate in a live valuable goods auction featuring golfing, gift certificates to dinner, hotels, activities, etc.  Friday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  St. Joseph Church, 1294 Makawao Ave., Makawao. Free admission, scrip may be purchased onsite for food, beverages, and game booths. For information call (808) 572-7652 or visit www.sjcmaui.org.