Archive for "February, 2018"

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

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 Talk Story”, is ​about sports, recreation and community events where Emily is involved: Hawai`i Island and Detroit, her home town.  Sponsored by Aloha Big Island Visitor Guide, Emily’s recent shows include lots of golf talk as the PGA TOUR Champions Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai in January broadcast on NBC/Golf Channel worldwide put the spotlight on golf, sunshine and beaches in Hawai`i to viewers and listeners all over the world. Recent shows also include Talk Story with Greg McLaughlin, President, PGA TOUR Champions, Kelly Fliear, Tournament Manager Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, Wes Wailehua, Aloha Section PGA, Jack Berry, long time sports writer, Mark Rolfing, NBC Golf Channel.  Past shows and upcoming shows include interesting and informative talk stories with people involved with events and activities for the ​Waikoloa Dry Forest ​Initiative, PATH-Connecting People and Places, Hawai`i Cycling Club, Hawai`i Wildlife Center, Daniel R Sayre Foundation, Big Island Mountain Biking, Bike Works Beach & Sport community bike rides and  much more. Emily T Gail Talk Story is available at online 24/7, via, a free iTunes podcast, and Emily T Gail Talk Story on You Tube. Contact Emily at (808) 896-6780 or

Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions Tour

Big Island

Friday, March 2:
Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions Tour. 
Stand-up comedian and actor Felipe Esparza is best known for his stand-up special “They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You” (2012), his recurring roles on “Superstore” (2016, 2017) and “The Eric Andre Show” (2012), “Last Comic Standing” (winner – 2010), “World’s Dumbest…” (2014), his podcast “What’s Up Fool?” on the All Things Comedy Network and his newest stand-up special, “Translate This” (premiering on HBO, 2017). Tickets: $35 General; $40 VIP. Tickets can be purchased at Palace Theater, 38 Haili St., Hilo. 7 p.m.  For more information call (808) 934-7101 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) or visit

Kawaii Kon 2018


Friday – Sunday, March 2 – 4:
Kawaii Kon 2018. 
At Kawaii Kon, you can experience interviews & autograph sessions with Japanese & American voice actors and artists, informational panels hosted by community leaders and guests, Japanese animation screenings, access to the convention gaming rooms, Artist Alley, Dealers’ Room, and much more. Hawai`i Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu. For registration, schedule, and information visit

First Friday at the Hawai`i State Art Museum


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

The Sound of Music


Thursday – Saturday, March 1 – 3:
The Sound of Music.
  Featuring the songs “Do-Re-Mi”, “Edelweiss” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, The Sound of Music is a story of love, faith, and the power of music to give hope in the darkest of times. The `Iolani cast features nearly 50 student performers accompanied live by an outstanding student orchestra. Hawai`i Theatre Center, 1130 Bethel St., Honolulu. For tickets, show times, and information, call (808) 528-0506 or visit

Fun Home


March 1 – 18: 
Fun Home. 
A musical comic drama by Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori and Alison Bechdel; a Hawai`i premiere.  When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic artist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.  Manoa Valley Theatre, 2833 East Manoa Rd., Honolulu. Held on certain days.  For tickets, show times, and information call (808) 988-6131 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