Archive for "January, 2017"

Maui Oceanfront Marathon Events


Sunday, January 15:
Maui Oceanfront Marathon Events.
  The Marathon is a point to point race starting in Wailea at 5 a.m. The Marathon Walk is the same course and has a half hour head start. The Half Marathon (13.1 miles) is an out and back oceanfront course starting at the Marathon oceanfront finish line at Kamehameha Iki Park in Lahaina. The Maui 15K (9.3 miles) is point to point oceanfront from Papalau Beach to Lahaina. The Maui 10K (6.2 miles) is an out and back oceanfront course starting at the Marathon finish line at Kamehameha Iki Park in Lahaina. The Maui 5K run and non-competitive walk or jog starts at the 23.1 mark on the marathon course. (The starting area will be known as “Lone Palm Point” for lack of a name and obvious reasons, 3.1 miles). Join the Race Director and staff for a post-race private sunset cruise on the Pride of Maui. Limited to 75 runners or family members. Shuttle Buses to the start lines from Wailea, Ka`anapali, and Lahaina. Finishers medal for all races. Tech-Shirts for all participants. For information and registration, call (530) 559-2261 or visit

Opening Reception: Hawai`i Wood Guild Show

Big Island

Saturday, January 14:
Opening Reception: Hawai`i Wood Guild Show. 
This juried show celebrates the outstanding skills of Big Island wood craftsmen. All items are available for purchase, and a percentage of the sale proceeds will support HPA’s financial aid program. The show is free and open to the community. Attendees will be able to meet the artists and talk story with members of the Guild every Saturday during the show. Hawai`i Preparatory Academy, 65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road, Kamuela.  Opening Reception 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit or visit

Na Mele O Ko Olina


Saturday, January 14:
Na Mele O Ko Olina.
  Na Mele O Ko Olina is held at the Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club along Oahu`s Leeward Coast. This event features wonderful Hawaiian music offered by some of Hawai`i’s best slack key guitar and ukulele artists, along with the artwork of more than 40 Hawai`i artists and handcraft artisans who display their work for sale. The artists feature work in glass, ceramics, photography, wood workers, fiber art, jewelry of all kinds, and fine art. Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club, 92-161 Waipahe Pl, Kapolei.  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For information call (808) 696-6717 or visit

Kaua`i Island Crafters Fair


Saturday, January 14:
Kaua`i Island Crafters Fair.
  Handmade products from Kaua`i’s crafters and artisans. Find quality merchandise for that special occasion, gift giving or keepsake. A collection of beautifully handmade products like bags, carved bone jewelry, sculptured wood carvings, fabric angels, Hawaiian quilts, futons & other sewn products, sunrise & Ni`ihau shell jewelry, Hawaiian print towel wraps, fused glass art jewelry, sun catchers, tapa prints & bags & accessories and lots more by local Kaua`i artists. Find that unique gift that will be cherished for years. Church of the Pacific, 4280 Kuhio Hwy., Princeville. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information call (808) 635-4301.

Banyan Drive Art Stroll

Big Island

Saturday, January 14:
Banyan Drive Art Stroll.
  Enjoy art exhibits, demonstrations, entertainment, and pupu at five venues on Banyan Dr., Hilo.  49 Banyan Dr., Hilo.  Noon to 6 p.m.   For information call (808) 895-8130 or email

Second Saturdays at Hawai`i State Art Museum

Big Island

Saturday, January 14:
Second Saturdays at Hawai`i State Art Museum.
  Free hands-on art activities for all ages are hosted in the first floor Multipurpose Room. All materials are provided. Hawai`i State Art Museum, 250 South Hotel St., 2nd Floor, Honolulu. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or while supplies last.    For information call (808) 589-9959 or visit

Little Shop of Horrors


Thursdays – Sundays, January 13 – 27:
Little Shop of Horrors.
  Kaua`i Community Players opens its 2017 season with this beloved sci-fi musical comedy. In this hilarious musical smash, Seymour and Audrey find love while Seymour tries to keep Audrey II, a people-eating plant in the flower shop where he works, satisfied. The play satirizes many different topics, including science fiction, “B” movies, musical comedy, and the Faust legend (in which a man sells his soul to the Devil). Puhi Theatrical Warehouse, 4411 Kikowaena St., Lihue.  Thursdays – Saturdays 7 p.m.; Sundays, 4 p.m. For tickets and information visit

Stradavarius! Benefit Performance – Honoka`a

Big Island

Thursday, January 12:
Stradavarius! Benefit Performance – Honoka`a.
  Jeff Thayer, concertmaster of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, will perform on a Stradivarius violin produced in 1708. He will be accompanied by a Hawai`i Performing Arts Festival favorite, pianist Cary Lewis. A rare treat! Hi`ilani Ecohouse, Honoka`a, 6 p.m. Cost is $70, includes wine and pupu. For more information and location, call (808) 333-7378, email or visit

Kaua`i Food Tour – South Shore


Tuesday, January 11:
Kaua`i Food Tour – South Shore.
  Hop in your car and follow the guide on a tasting adventure through Kaua`i’s sunny South Shore. Join in a celebration of street food inspired by Hawai`i’s diverse cultures. Experience Japanese food, taste exotic fruit, sample tropical gelato, tour a working kitchen, meet farmers and food artisans, and more.  Enjoy a private tasting of what’s fresh, seasonal and local.  At the end of the tour, stroll through the market and purchase gifts of aloha, or food to enjoy during your stay. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., $120.  For reservations and information call (888) 431-6660 or visit

Na Mele No Na Pua Sunday Showcase – Walt Keale


Sunday, January 8:
Na Mele No Na Pua Sunday Showcase – Walt Keale.
  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