Archive for "October, 2017"

Maui Humane Society’s Beach Buddies Visitor Program


Every Wednesday and Thursday:
Maui Humane Society’s Beach Buddies Visitor Program.
Do you miss having a dog to spend your day with? Visitors and residents can sign up to take a homeless dog out for the day from the Maui Humane Society animal shelter. The shelter is easy to find as it is conveniently located in Pu`unene (central Maui) on Mokulele Hwy., between Kihei/Wailea and Kahului. Program participants will pick “their dog” up at 10 a.m. and bring them back no later than 3 p.m. MHS provides all of the supplies, you just provide the fun! Advance registration is mandatory as space is often filled weeks in advance. Register online at

Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert


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”.  November 1 – Led Kaapana; November 8 – Jeff Peterson; November 15 – Daniel Ho; November 22 – Stephen Inglis; November 29 – No Show Scheduled. 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

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

Slack Key Guitar Concerts


Wednesday Evenings:
Slack Key Guitar Concerts.
  Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and `ukulele concerts.  November 1 – Hawai`i’s Sunset Music; November 8 – Kaua`i Slack Key; November 15 – Island of Peace; November 22 – In the Real Old Style; November 29 – Whales Homecoming. Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and 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 All Saints’ Pipe Organ Restoration Project.  Free gift drawing.  All Saints’ Sanctuary, 4-1065 Kuhio Hwy., Kapa`a.  6 to 8 p.m.  For information and reservations call (808) 826-1469 or visit


Taiko Drum & Dance: Hana Hou!


Fridays & Saturdays, November 3 – 11, Sunday, November 12: 
Taiko Drum & Dance: Hana Hou!
  A performance of one of Oahu’s most popular dance concerts presented at Kennedy Theatre. World-renowned Taiko artist Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific return for a heart-pounding collaboration of dance and drums. This production showcases an interweaving of cultures that reflects and distinguishes Hawai`i. Traditional and contemporary Taiko music, together with dance from Hawai`i, Japan, India, and contemporary dance, highlight the uniqueness of each form as well as their beauty and power.  Kennedy Theatre Mainstage, 1770 East-West Rd., Honolulu. Show times are Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. There will be free pre-show chats at 6:45 p.m. on November 4 and 11. Discounted tickets are available for the “Throwback Saturday” performance, November 4. For tickets and information visit

First Friday at the Hawai`i State Art Museum


Friday, November 3:
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. 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, November 3: 
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. 6 to 9 p.m.   Downtown-Chinatown, The ARTS at Marks, 1159 Nu`uanu Ave., Honolulu.  For information call (808) 521-2903 or visit

Hawai`i International Film Festival


November 2 – 12:
Hawai`i International Film Festival.
  Filled with insight and discovery, HIFF is dedicated to advancing understanding and cultural exchange among the peoples of Asia, the Pacific and North America by presenting films from around the world. Each year, more than 50,000 attendees throughout Hawai`i viscerally experience the sounds and images of filmmaking from approximately 45 countries. Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 & IMAX Theaters, 735 Iwilei Rd., Honolulu.  For tickets, information and event schedule, visit



Friday – Thursday, October 27 – November 9:
HIC Pro.
  The HIC Pro welcomes fans, visitors and locals alike to the exciting world of competitive surfing and will feature regional standouts alongside international contingents. Sunset Beach is one of the most well-respected big waves on the planet as it is known to test athletes’ endurance, determination and skill. The first of many exciting events along Oahu’s fabled North Shore, the HIC Pro kicks off the big wave season and heats up the competition. Sunset Beach, 59373-59379 Ke Nui Rd., Haleiwa.  For more information visit

Holiday by the Sea Benefit

Big Island

Saturday, November 4:
Holiday by the Sea Benefit.
  Enjoy delicious food from Don the Beachcomber restaurant, live entertainment, an oceanfront seat to a beautiful Kona sunset. Arrive early and enjoy Polynesian entertainment from Te `E`a O Te Turama while perusing local craft items and bidding on Silent Auction items. During dinner, you will be serenaded by Na Leo Nahenahe O Kona, followed by headline entertainers Da Braddahs. Island culture comes alive on stage through Da Braddahs self-produced sketch comedy. The jaw-dropping finale of the evening will be a Fire Spectacular presented by Te `E`a O Te Turama at 8 p.m. Royal Kona Resort Lu`au Grounds, 75-5852 Ali`i Dr., Kailua-Kona. 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $25 per adult, includes show and dinner; $15 per adult for show only. $10 per keiki for show only; free entry for keiki 5 and under. For more information call (808) 930-3246 or visit