Archive for "January, 2017"

Na Mele No Na Pua Sunday Showcase – Kawika Kahiapo


Sunday, January 22:
Na Mele No Na Pua Sunday Showcase – Kawika Kahiapo.
  Na Mele No Na Pua brings to life the past, present and future of Hawai`i’s performing arts through the islands’ best entertainers in a casual, family-style setting. All concerts and exhibits are free and open to the public. Parking is limited and subject to availability.  Plaza Stage at Waikiki Beach Walk, 226 Lewers St., Honolulu.  5 to 6 p.m. For information call (808) 931-3593 or visit

Hula Kahiko Performance

Big Island

Saturday, January 21: 
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. 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

Jamie Adkins: Circus Incognitus


Saturday, January 21:
Jamie Adkins:  Circus Incognitus.
  Virtuoso clown, Jamie Adkins, is the vulnerable everyman who has just written a terrific show.  He wanders onto stage with the new show in a box, delighted to find the audience ready and waiting.  Knowing he has just the thing, Jamie struggles to build the scene around him using everyday objects. Things go awry as his props prove most unhelpful.  An expert at comedy born of desperation, Jamie’s performance is humble and unguarded. Adkins deftly escorts the audience along his poetic journey with sidesplitting wit for audiences of all ages. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit

Pacific Island Arts Festival


Saturday & Sunday, January 21 & 22:
Pacific Island Arts Festival.
  More than 75 Hawai`i artists display their work for sale at this annual event. There will be weekend long demonstrations by artists, some of whom offer our guests the chance to create their own artwork, and take items home. Enjoy local music and hula, shave ice, and on Sunday there will be Lion Dancers of Au’s Shaolin Society to help artists and guests bring in the Chinese New Year. Located directly across from the entrance to the Honolulu Zoo at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki. Kapiolani Park, 3840 Paki Ave., Honolulu.  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. For information call (808) 696-6717 or email

UB40 Reunited


Friday, January 20:
UB40 Reunited.
  The original members of UB40—Ali Campbell, Astro, and Mickey Virtue—enjoyed huge success from 1979 until 2008, including multiple #1, Top-10, gold and platinum-selling albums; Grammy nominations; and four #1 hits worldwide. Ali, Mickey, and Astro helped define reggae music for a generation. The multiracial band pooled a diverse set of influences to put a fresh, indigenous slant on Jamaican reggae.   Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. 4:30 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit

Kaua`i Food Tour – Royal Coconut Coast


Thursday, January 19:
Kaua`i Food Tour – Royal Coconut Coast.
  Hop in your car and follow a guide on a tasting adventure through Kaua`i’s Royal Coconut Coast. Take a short stroll down an old plantation road and learn about taro farming; sample paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) food and enjoy tastings at some of the East Side’s best farm-to-table restaurants. This food tour is centered around the beauty and creativity of the Royal Coconut Coast and spotlights a founding chef of Hawai`i Regional Cuisine.  Royal Coconut Coast, 420 Papaloa Rd., Kapa`a.  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  $120.  For information call (888) 431-6660 or visit

New Shanghai Circus


Monday & Tuesday, January 16 & 17:
New Shanghai Circus.
  China’s most daring acrobats, jugglers, balance artists, and contortionists return to Maui for the year’s grandest family spectacular. These highly skilled, rigorously trained and multitalented acrobats will enthrall you as they bend and twist with graceful movements to form living sculptures. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului.  Monday, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit

Bank of Hawai`i Family Sunday at Honolulu Museum of Art


Sunday, January 15: 
Bank of Hawai`i Family Sunday at Honolulu Museum of Art.
  Featuring entertainment and activities suitable for families and people of all ages. Explore the Museum’s galleries through art hunts, art activities, demonstrations, film screenings and entertainment. Themes change monthly and tie in with the Museum’s permanent collections and special exhibitions. Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania, Honolulu.  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Free admission.  For information call (808) 532-8700 or visit

36th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Big Island

Sunday, January 15:
36th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.
The 36th Anniversary Birthday Commemoration of the great civil rights leader will take place with a community celebration, potluck & program. Bring your favorite dish to share. The celebration will consist of displays of art, songs, and music by local schools and the community. This event is free and open to the public. Old Kona Airport Beach Park Makaeo pavilion, AKA the big pavilion. 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call Virginia Halliday at (808) 325-1112 or Mamie Bramlett, at (808) 331-1448.

Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll

Big Island

Sunday, January 15: 
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