Archive for "September, 2017"

Maui Humane Society’s 2017 Fur Ball: “The Great Catsby: A Night of Purr-hibition”

Maui

Saturday, September 9:
Maui Humane Society’s 2017 Fur Ball: “The Great Catsby: A Night of Purr-hibition”.
  The evening will include a premier buffet dinner, no-host bar (two drink vouchers included with each ticket), live music and dancing, silent and live auctions, and much more. Each ticket also comes with $100 in casino chips to use in the speakeasy casino. Individual tickets are $175 each and tables of ten are $1,750. Buy your tickets early as this event does sell out.  Four Seasons Resort Maui, 3900 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea. 5 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 877-3680, ext. 219, or visit http://www.mauihumanesociety.org/.

Obon Dance & Festival

Maui

Saturday, September 9:
Obon Dance & Festival. 
The Obon tradition was brought to Hawai`i by Japanese immigrants and evolved into a social and cultural event, as well as a religious custom designed to honor ancestors through an evening of dance, music and merry-making.  Hana Buddhist Temple, Hana Fairgrounds (below Hana Ranch Store, 1 Mill St., Hana).  Dance 5 p.m.  For information call (808) 248-8888.

Hawai`i Rice Fest

Oahu

Saturday, September 9: 
Hawai`i Rice Fest.
  At the Rice Fest, you will experience Hawai`i’s culinary diversity via food demonstrations, entertainment, and more. This festival celebrates the world’s melting pot for the otherwise ordinary grain. This daily staple is transformed and infused with new and fantastic flavors that tantalize the taste buds.  Enjoy live entertainment, celebrity & chef cooking competitions, a SPAM musubi eating contest and a Poke Bowl eating. An event filled with family fun, entertainment, food booths, educational activities, rice products, and much more. Auahi St., Honolulu, fronting Ward Center, Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx. 3 to 9 p.m. For information visit http://ricefest.com/.

Kindy Sproat Falsetto Contest

Big Island

Friday September 9:
Kindy Sproat Falsetto Contest.  This unique music competition features talented male singers of all ages who can not only sing in the unique Hawaiian falsetto style, but can also captivate the audience with the stories behind the songs. Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Admission is $15 (includes commemorative ribbon while supplies last).  For more information, call (808) 217-2634 or visit hawaiiislandfestival.org.

Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert

Maui

Every Wednesday: 
Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert.
  Host and slack key guitar master George Kahumoku, Jr. is joined by various renowned slack key masters who are true ambassadors of their music, their culture and their land for an evening of traditional Hawaiian songs and authentic “talk-story”.  September 6 – Led Kaapana; September 13 – Jerry Santos; September 20 – Jeff Peterson; September 27 – Brother Noland. Seating is limited. Dinner/Show packages are available. Located at the Sea House Restaurant at the Napili Kai Beach Resort, 5900 Lower Honoapi`ilani Hwy., Napili. Doors open 6:45 p.m., show begins 7:30 p.m., event ends at 9:30. For tickets and information call (888) 669-3858 or visit http://www.slackkeyshow.com/.

Second Saturdays at Hawai`i State Art Museum

Oahu

Saturday, September 9: 
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., Honolulu. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or while supplies last.    For information call (808) 589-9959 or visit www.sfca.hawaii.gov/hisam/visitor-information.

Na Mele O Ko Olina

Oahu

Saturday, September 9: 
Na Mele O Ko Olina.
  Celebrate the music and arts of Hawai`i with some of Hawai`i’s very best Slack Key and Ukulele musicians, as well as 40 Hawaiian artists who display their artwork for sale. Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club, Great Lawn, 92-161 Waipahe Pl., Kapolei.  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For information visit http://icb-web.net/haa/.

Honbushin Odori Festival

Oahu

Saturday, September 9:
Honbushin Odori Festival. 
The Obon tradition was brought to Hawai`i by Japanese immigrants and evolved into a social and cultural event, as well as a religious custom designed to honor ancestors through an evening of dance, music and merry-making.  Free.  Honbushin International Center, 95-030 Waihonu St., Mililani.  5-9 p.m.  For information call (808) 623-7693.

Tropical Tease: A Night of Cabaret

Big Island

Friday, September 8: 
Tropical Tease: A Night of Cabaret. 
Presented by The Palace Theater and The 6th Annual Hawai`i Burlesque Festival, enjoy an evening of celebration with crazy songs, exotic dance, female impersonation, aerial artistry, live organ music, risqué striptease and more. Headlining the event will be RedBone, “The Cyclone of Burlesque” with special guest Violetta Beretta, Hawai`i’s Burlesque Sweetheart.  Also featuring talented local professionals of theater, dance, burlesque and circus.  This show is for ages 18 and over only. This is a benefit for the Palace Theater.  Hilo Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo.  For tickets and information call (808) 934-7010 or visit http://hilopalace.com/.

Kū Mai Ka Hula

Maui

Friday & Saturday, September 8 & 9:
Kū Mai Ka Hula.
Featuring award-winning hālau competing in solo and group performances, invitees including hālau from Japan and the U.S. Mainland, as well as Maui, and Oahu.  Male and female dancers perform both kahiko (traditional) and `auana (modern) hula stylings.  The solo competition will take place Friday evening and the group competition and awards ceremony will be Saturday afternoon.  On Saturday, there will be a performance in the Yokouchi Pavilion by the Napili Kai Foundation, Kumu Hula Holoau Ralar, 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Attendees can browse and shop displays of made-in-Hawai`i products from an array of crafters and artisans before and throughout the Friday and Saturday performances. A full selection of food & beverages will be available for purchase in the Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard.  Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului.  For show times, tickets and information, call (808) 242-7469 or visit http://mauiarts.org/.