Archive for "August, 2016"

Slack Key Guitar Concerts


Friday Afternoons:
Slack Key Guitar Concerts. 
Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and `ukulele concerts. September 2 – Honoring Keli`i Mawae of Molokai; September 9 – Heart of Slack Key; September 16 – Ahupua`a – Mountain to Sea; September 23 – Slack Key Tour of the Islands; September 30 – Legends of Slack Key.  Free gift drawing.  Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar ad ukulele concerts featuring songs and stories telling its history.  Tickets $25 general admission, $20 Ages 13-19 & over 50, keiki under 5 free.  A portion of the proceeds support 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

Monty Python’s Spamalot


Friday & Saturday, August 27 & 28:
Monty Python’s Spamalot.
Presented by Waimea Community Theatre and Chorus, this musical comedy was adapted from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  It retells the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.  It features a bevy of beautiful show girls, cows, killer rabbits, and French People.  Spamalot won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and was nominated for 14 Tony Awards.  Honoka`a People’s Theatre, Honoka`a.  Showtimes are Friday, 7 p.m. & Saturday, 2 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 775-0000 or visit

Obon Festival


Fridays & Saturdays, throughout the month of August: 
Obon Festival.  The Obon tradition was brought to Hawai`i by Japanese immigrants and evolved into a social and cultural event, as well as a religious custom designed to honor ancestors through an evening of dance, music and merry-making.  The following schedule is tentative and subject to change.  Please call each venue to confirm dates and times.

  • Friday & Saturday, August 5 & 6:  Waipahu Soto Zen Mission Taiyoji, 94-413 Waipahu St., Waipahu.  Dance 7 p.m.  For information call (808) 671-3103.
  • Saturday, August 6:  Waialua Hongwanji, 67-313 Kealohaunui St., Waialua.  Service 6 p.m.; Dance 7 p.m.  For information call (808) 637-4395.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 12 & 13:  Shingon Shu Hawai`i, 915 Sheradon St., Honolulu.  Service 6 p.m.; Dance 6:30 p.m.   For information call (808) 941-5663.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 12 & 13:  Pearl City Hongwanji Temple, 858 2nd St., Pearl City.  Service 5:30 p.m. (August 13th only), Dance 7 p.m.  For information call (808) 455-1680.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 7 & 8:  Soto Mission of Aiea – Taiheiji, 99-045 Kauhale St, Aiea.  Dance 7 p.m.  Okinawan bon dancing from 9 to 9:45 p.m. (August 13th only).  For information call (808) 488-6794.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 19 & 20:  Jodo Mission of Hawai`i, 1429 Makiki St, Honolulu.  6:30 p.m.  For information call (808) 949-3995.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 19 & 20:  Soto Mission of Hawai`i Betsuin Shoboji, 1708 Nuuanu Ave Honolulu.  Dance 7 p.m.; Okinawan Dancing at 8:30 p.m. (August 20th only).  For information call (808) 537-9409.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 19 & 20:  Mililani Hongwanji, 95-257 Kaloapau St, Mililani. Food booths at 6 p.m. both nights, Dance 7:00 p.m.  Lantern parade at 6:45 p.m. (August 19th only).   For information call (808) 625-0925.
  • Saturday, August 20:  Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.  Byodo-in Temple, 47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe. Time TBA.  For information call (808) 239-8811.
  • Saturday, August 27:  Nichirin Mission of Hawai`i, 33 Pulelehua Way, Honolulu.  Food booths open 5 p.m.  Dance 6 p.m. Parking available at Nu`uanu Congregational Church with free shuttle service from 4:30 to 10 p.m. For information call (808) 595-3517.
  • Saturday, August 27:  Kapahulu Center, 3410 Campbell Ave., Honolulu. Food booths open 4 p.m.  Dance 6 p.m.  For information call (808) 737-1748.
  • Saturday, August 27:  Aiea Hongwanji, 99-186 Puakala St, Aiea.  Service 6 p.m., Dance 7 p.m.  For information call (808) 488-5685.

Kilauea Art Night


Saturday, August 27: 
Kilauea Art Night.  Festival featuring live music, local artisans and gourmet food trucks. Historic Stone Building, Kilauea.  4 to 8 p.m.  For information call (808) 635-2572.

Greek Festival


Saturday & Sunday, August 27 & 28:
Greek Festival.
Enjoy live music, a wide array of Greek food, authentic Greek dances, and cultural presentations.  Ala Moana Beach Park, McCoy Pavilion, 1201 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu.  Noon to 9 p.m. both days. Free admission.  For information call (808) 521-7220 or visit

21st Annual Maui Wedding Expo


Saturday, August 27: 
21st Annual Maui Wedding Expo.  Plan your dream wedding and meet with Maui’s top wedding professionals. Entertainment, photographers, wedding planners, caterers, and much more.  Register to win door prizes at  Sheraton Maui Resort, 2605 Ka`anapali Pkwy, Lahaina. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For information visit

Waimea Valley Summer Concert Series


Saturday, August 27:
Waimea Valley Summer Concert Series.
  Enjoy music and hula by local favorites. Waimea Valley, Main Lawn, 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All ticket purchases include admission to the Waimea Valley for the day of the concert.  For tickets and information call (808) 638-7766 or visit

Mele at the Moana Featuring Cyril Pahinui


Friday, August 26: 
Mele at the Moana Featuring Cyril Pahinui.  Celebrate Hawai`i’s musical traditions with a monthly concert series, featuring some of Hawai`i’s most talented artists under the historic banyan tree. Music begins at 5:30 p.m. with the featured performer taking the stage from 7 to 9 p.m. Moana Surfrider, 2364 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu.  For reservations and information call (808) 271-9176 or visit

Hawaiian Music Series


Thursday, August 25: 
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) 661-3262 or visit

Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll

Big Island

Sunday, August 21: 
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