Archive for "August 1st, 2017"

Observe & Play Family Day: Spineless Exhibit


Saturday, August 26: 
Observe & Play Family Day:  Spineless Exhibit.
  Parents and children are invited to the Schaefer International Gallery to see the exhibit and make a sea creature to take home.  Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Schaefer International Gallery, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului.  10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Free admission.  For more information call (808) 242-7469 or visit

MAPA Live presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame


Weekends, August 25 – September 3:
MAPA Live presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
  The famous love story of Quasimodo and Esmeralda comes to life on a grand scale in this re-imagining of Victor Hugo’s tale of hope, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero.  With a lush score featuring songs from the beloved Academy Award-nominated Disney film, this captivating new musical is the only stage collaboration between two giants of American musical theatre: Alan Menken (Beauty and the BeastThe Little Mermaid) and Stephen Schwartz (WickedPippin).  Due to mature language & themes, this show is recommended for ages 12 and up.  Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului.  7:30 p.m.  For tickets, show times and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit

Duke’s Oceanfest


August 19 – 27:
Duke’s Oceanfest.
  This annual festival features a variety of ocean sports that were close to Duke Hamaoka’s heart, including Longboard Surfing, Paddleboard Racing, Swimming, Tandem Surfing, Surf Polo, Beach Volleyball, and Stand-Up Paddling. The festival celebrates Duke Kahanamoku’s life, his athletic contributions, and of course, his spirit that still lives on. The festival also includes a number of surfing events, including a Keiki Surf Competition, a Wahine Longboard Competition, a Kane Longboard Competition, and tandem events. There are also opportunities for the endurance athletes interested in swim, paddle, and run events.  For more information, participant registration, and event schedule call (808) 221-6804 or visit

Kanikapila with Wes Asana and Friends

Big Island

Every Tuesday:
Kanikapila with Wes Asana 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 entrance fees may apply. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit

Maui Onstage Presents: 9 to 5 The Musical


Weekends, July 14 through August 6: 
Maui Onstage Presents: 9 to 5 The Musical.
  With music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.  Historic Iao Theatre, 68 N Market St., Wailuku.  Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays.  For tickets and information 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

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

Ha`aheo `O Hawai`i Exhibit


Ha`aheo `O Hawai`i Exhibit.
  Cleopatra’s Barge was an opulent yacht built in Massachusetts in 1816. It became The Royal Yacht of King Kamehameha II but was wrecked in 1824. It cost about $50,000 to build, and about the same amount for luxury furnishings. Marvel at the opulence of this beautifully crafted ship, whose splendor was breathtaking for its day.  Kaua`i Museum, 4428 Rice St., Lihue.  Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., every day except Sundays.  Admission is $10 adults, $6 students 13-17 years, $2 Children 6 – 12 years, 5 years and under free.  For information call (808) 245-6931 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.