Archive for "May, 2017"

First Friday at the Hawai`i State Art Museum


Friday, June 2: 
First Friday at the Hawai`i State Art Museum.
  Free, family-friendly evening at the Hawai`i State Art Museum. Galleries will be open late, with live entertainment in the Sculpture Lobby (second floor). Seating will be provided.  All ages welcome.  Parking available across South Hotel St. in the Ali`i Place building, or street parking in the area. Several TheBus lines stop directly in front of or close to the museum.  Hawai`i State Art Museum, 250 South Hotel St., 2nd Floor, Honolulu. 6 to 9 p.m.  For information call (808) 589-9959 or visit

First Friday Street Festival: Honolulu District


Friday, June 2: 
First Friday Street Festival:  Honolulu District.
  Galleries and other arts venues open their doors for artist receptions, live music, and refreshments. Gallery walk maps are available at various locations in the area. 5 to 9 p.m.   Downtown-Chinatown, The ARTS at Marks, 1159 Nu`uanu Ave., Honolulu.  For information call (808) 521-2903.

The Battle of Midway


Wednesday & Thursday, May 31 & June 1: 
The Battle of Midway. 
Enjoy a series of events commemorating the battle that changed the war in the Pacific.  Speakers include Jon Parshall, author of Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway and Craig Symonds, author of the The Battle of Midway (Pivotal Moments in American History.  Battle of Midway Symposium, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Exhibit Reception will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m.; cost is $75 (includes Continental breakfast, lunch, and reception) – for tickets and information call (808) 445-9137.  Pacific Aviation Museum, Historic Ford Island, 319 Lexington Blvd., Honolulu. For more information call (808) 441-1000 or visit

All Shook Up


Sundays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, May 19 – June 11:
All Shook Up.
A musical comedy built around a number of songs made famous by Elvis Presley. It’s not a biographical revue, but rather a tale of mistaken identity and romance inspired by Twelfth Night and other Shakespearean comedies. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling musical fantasy. Among the 24 songs featured in the score are classics like “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Love Me Tender,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” and of course the title tune.  Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapu`u Ave., Honolulu.  For tickets, show times, and information call (808) 733-0277 or visit

Sunset Stories


Sunset Stories.
  From Queen Emma to Don Ho, experience the stories of an icon. Gather at the International Market Place on Kalakaua Avenue just after sundown for the ceremonial lighting of the Lamaku Torch Tower. Then be immersed in an unforgettable storytelling performance told through Hawaiian and Polynesian song and dance. Honoring the beloved Queen Emma, the nightly show highlights the stories, traditions and culture of this special gathering place. International Market Place, 2330 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu.  Sunset. Free admission. For information visit

Hilo Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale

Big Island

Friday – Sunday, June 2 – 4:
Hilo Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale.
Gorgeous orchid displays and sale of a huge range of orchids. Demonstrations, refreshments, entertainment, auction, and fashion show. Edith Kanakaole Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa St., Hilo. Adults $5, Children 12 and under free; superpass good for 3 days, $8.  For information call (808) 430-6653 or visit

Aloha Fridays at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park

Big Island

Every Friday:
Aloha Fridays at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.
  A free hands-on demonstration lesson is given in a cultural craft that varies each week. Volcano Art Center Gallery porch in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Free (donations welcome); park entrance fees may apply. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit

The Emily T Gail Show

Big Island

The Emily T Gail Show, aka “Emily T. Gail Talks Story” show is found on online, all the time and via and a free iTunes podcast. Emily “talks story​”​ ​about recreational, high school​, professional ​sports​ along with ​talking story with ​​athletes, ​coaches, parents, community organizers and members of print and broadcast media. She talks about how sports and recreation play an important part in communities where Emily is involved; Island of Hawai`i and Detroit, her home town.  Sponsored by Aloha Big Island Visitor Guide, ​Emily ​has ​updates on ​Waikoloa Beach Resort​ events such as the Community Bike ​Rides​ every​ Tuesday at​ 8:15 a.m. from Bike Works at Queens Marketplace​ and Queens Marketplace Coronation Pavilion Entertainment and Kings’ Shops Center Court Entertainment. ​She has events and activity updates for the ​Waikoloa Dry Forest ​Initiative, PATH-Connecting People and Places, Hawai`i Cycling Club, Hawai`i Wildlife Center and Kailua Village Peaman & Team Mango multi -sport activities and more.  Contact Emily at (808) 896-6780 or

Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Walk


Friday Evenings:
Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Walk.
  Stroll through the many art galleries in historic Old Town Hanapepe and meet the local artists from 6 to 9 p.m.  Enjoy shopping at local vendors, several restaurants, art galleries, stilt walkers, classic cars, live music and entertainment.  For information call (808) 335-6469.

Maui Friday Town Parties


Every Friday:
Maui Friday Town Parties.
 Enjoy food, live entertainment, shopping and art. Many retailers, galleries and boutiques operate extended hours and highlight special promotions. Crafters, artisans and culinary wizards add their creativity to the event.  6 to 9 p.m.  June 2 – Wailuku, on Market Street; June 9 – Lahaina, on Front Street; June 16 – Makawao, on Makawao and Baldwin Avenues; June 23 – on South Kihei Rd., Azeka Shopping Center. June 30 – Lana`i City, Island of Lana`i, around Dole Park, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  For transportation packages to Lanai Friday Town Party, visit For more information on Maui Town Parties, visit