Archive for "March, 2017"

Kona Brewers Festival

Big Island

Saturday, March 11:
Kona Brewers Festival.
  Top chefs from some of the Big Island’s favorite restaurants will offer their best food pairings, ranging from fresh fish and smoked meats to deep fried avocados and tropical sweets, served up fresh on a banana leaf plate against a backdrop of passing paddle boards and canoes at the historic Kamakahonu Bay Beach. Live music and entertainment includes the must-see Trash Fashion Show, a performance that highlights creative fashions made entirely from recycled material. The Festival will sell tickets for two sessions – the Afternoon Delight from Noon to 3 p.m. and the Sunset Session from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 and include craft brew samplings from 40 Hawai`i and the mainland US breweries and unlimited samplings of a wide variety of local food. Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Rd., Kailua-Kona.  For more information, call (808) 938-7376 or visit

Slack Key Guitar Concerts


Friday Afternoons:
Slack Key Guitar Concerts.
  Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and `ukulele concerts. March 3 – Heart of Slack Key; March 10 – Mountain to Sea; March 17 – Tour of the Islands; March 24 – Legends of Slack Key; March 31 – Honoring Keili`i Mawae of Molokai.  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

Dreams of Wonder Magic Show

Big Island

Saturday, March 11: 
Dreams of Wonder Magic Show.
  International award winning magicians Bruce and Jennifer Meyers present “Dreams of Wonder”, a magic show for the whole family to enjoy! There will stunning and astonishing magic and illusions, as well as a few jaw-dropping favorites which have brought standing ovations from Palace audiences in the past. Also on the bill will be the beautiful and engaging aerial artistry and poetry of Luna Sophia, as well as the irresistible humor of Josie The Jokester. There will even be an appearance by several keiki magicians who have attended Bruce Meyers Magic Camps. Hilo Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo.  Presale tickets: $12 adults; $8 keiki 12  and under.  Day of show tickets: $15 adults; $10 keiki 12 and under.  For tickets and information call (808 934-7101 or visit

Kaua`i Island Crafters Fair


Saturday, March 11: 
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 & Niihau 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, 4520 Kapaka St., Princeville.  8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission.  For information call (808) 635-4314.

Eddie Izzard – Force Majeure


Friday, March 10:
Eddie Izzard – Force Majeure. 
Eddie Izzard is the man who turned talking ‘bollocks’ into an art form. He sold out Madison Square Garden and became the first stand-up comedian to play a solo show at the Hollywood Bowl – twice! Eddie Izzard takes ideas and situations and extrapolates them into bizarre tangential, absurd, and surreal comic narratives – topics that skip from Darth Vader and Greek mythology to human sacrifice and chaos theory.  Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului.  7:30 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit

Honolulu Festival


Friday – Sunday, March 10 – 12:
Honolulu Festival.
  Celebrate the people and culture of the Pacific Rim and Hawai`i with dynamic dance performances, bon dances, music, and exhibits. Under the theme, “Cultural Harmony, Journey to Peace”, the Festival’s weekend of activities also features the ever-popular Grand Parade through Waikiki (Sunday 4 p.m.) and the spectacular Nagaoka Fireworks Show (Sunday, 8:30 p.m.) over Waikiki Beach. Free admission.  Hawai`i Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, and other venues.  For information, schedule and list of venues call (808) 539-3409 or visit

Kaua`i Food Tour – South Shore


Wednesday, March 8: 
Kaua`i Food Tour – South Shore.
  Follow your culinary guide in the comfort of your own car and sample the sights, flavors and history of Kaua`i’s sunny South Shore. The stops on the South Shore food tour are 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.  A highlight of this tour is meeting Mark Arriola, executive chef of Merriman’s Fish House. During this tour, guests enjoy a private tasting of what’s fresh, seasonal and local.  The 4-hour tour ends at a farmers market where you will meet vendors and sample their products. At the end of the tour, you are free to stroll through the market and purchase gifts of aloha, or food to enjoy during your stay. South Shore, 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St., Koloa. 1:15 to 5 p.m. Cost is $120.  For information call (888) 431-6660 or visit

Kaua`i Food Tour – North Shore


Tuesday, March 7:
Kaua`i Food Tour – North Shore.
  Hop in your car and follow your guide on a tasting adventure through Kaua`i’s lush North Shore. Sample traditional Hawaiian food, learn about Tiki cocktail culture, meet farmers and food artisan, and more. A highlight of this tour is meeting top chefs at the luxurious St. Regis Princeville Resort. The 4-hour tour ends at a farmers market where you will meet vendors and sample their products. At the end of the tour, you are free to stroll through the market and purchase gifts of aloha, or food to enjoy during your stay.  North Shore, 5520 Ka Haku Rd., Princeville.  11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Cost is $120.  For information call (888) 431-6660 or visit

Kanikapila with Wes Awana and Friends

Big Island

Every Tuesday: 
Kanikapila with Wes Awana and Friends. 
Kanikapila jam sessions are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy “garage style” jamming.  Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, Great Room of the Admin Building, Volcanoes National Park. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted. Park fees apply. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit

BikeWorks Beach & Sport – Queens Marketplace

Big Island

Every Tuesday Morning:
BikeWorks Beach & Sport – Queens Marketplace.
Free fun road ride for cyclists of all levels at 8:15 a.m. Rental bikes available. Get updates on all the BikeWorks activities on the Emily T Gail Show at under the lineup or visit Queens Marketplace, Waikoloa Beach Rd. For information about other community rides and/or bike routes call BikeWorks at (808) 886-5000.