Archive for "November, 2018"

Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll

Big Island

Sunday, November 18
Kokua Kailua 
 Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll.  Ali`i Drive along scenic Kailua Bay in Kailua-Kona becomes a festive pedestrian-only walkway from 1 to 6 p.m. Enjoy music, artists, 
vendor booths, merchants and restaurants. At 4 p.m., there is a free Hawaiian music concert on the lawn at Hulihe`e Palace. Bring your own mat or chair and they will be checked for free while you stroll Ali`i Drive, Kailua Village (Kona).  For information, visit

Bank of Hawai`i Family Sunday at Honolulu Museum of Art


Sunday, November 18
Bank of Hawai`i Family Sunday at Honolulu Museum of Art.  Featuring entertainment and activities suitable for families and people of all ages. Explore the Museum’s galleries through art hunts, art activities, demonstrations, film screenings and entertainment. Themes change monthly and tie in with the Museum’s permanent collections and special exhibitions. Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania, Honolulu.  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Free admission.  For information call (808) 532-8700 or visit

Kona Coffee Festival Ho`olaule`a

Big Island

Saturday, November 17: 
Kona Coffee Festival 
Enjoy a multi-generational, multi-cultural celebration of all things Kona coffee. Hands-on cultural demonstrations, popular ethnic food market, the Festival of Arts & Crafts and all-day live entertainment. Take in the beautiful lei contest, participate in traditional Hawaiian poi making, ikebana, traditional Japanese calligraphy and visit the heritage display. Old Airport Beach Park, Makaeo Pavilion. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more information, visit

Dirty Heads


Saturday, November 17:
Dirty Heads.
  After two decades spent chiseling their unique, multigenre infused sound, Dirty Heads have finally come into their own.  Since the release of their 2008 debut, Any Port in a Storm, the five-piece band has consistently experimented with their sunny style, leaning heavily on reggae fused with hip-hop cornerstones and scaling back for more acoustic fare, darting between extremes. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului.  7 p.m., gates open at 6 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 242-7649 or visit

Rice Street Block Party—A Family Fun Festival


Saturday, November 17:
Rice Street Block Party—A Family Fun Festival: A family-focused event to bring the whole community together.  There’s plenty to see and do, with artisans’ booths, live entertainment, dancing, food trucks and culinary specials from local businesses. A mural art-in-progress contest starring celebrated artists from Kaua`i and Honolulu will bring to life the plywood barrier in front of the former Salvation Army building at Rice and Kress streets (you can vote on your favorite!) A Keiki Zone at the Rice Shopping Center will feature fun, games and the guest appearance of Paulo, the historic Grove Farm train engine. The Rice Street festivities take place from 4 to 8 p.m., but the party is happening much of the day in nearby Kalena Park, including a “Conquer Kalena” 3-on-3 basketball tournament for boys and girls divisions (5th through 8th grades). There will be food and drink at the park too. Rice Street will be closed from Kalena Street to the Rice Shopping Center from 2 to 10 p.m. for the block party. Free parking is available at the Kaua`i Civic Center parking lot and free shuttle service will transport party goers to and from Vidinha stadium from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Rice Shopping Center to Kalena Park, Lihue.  For information call (808) 245-9527.

Kailua Night Market


Friday, November 16:
Kailua Night Market. 
Kailua Night Market showcases diverse cultural and food offerings and welcomes visitors to the Kailua District. Enjoy local entertainment, fashion, food, and arts & crafts.  50 Kihapai St. (next to Hardware Hawai`i), Kailua.  For information call (808) 389-3649 or visit

16th Annual `Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Festival

Big Island

Thursday – Saturday, November 15 – 17:
 Annual `Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Festival.  This legendary annual music event will include popular local favorite musicians Jake Shimabukuro, Jeff Peterson, Sonny Lim, Led Kaapana, Nathan Awaeau, Mike Kaawa and more.  A festival like no other in the state, these musicians play together onstage and give back across the islands in local schools to inspire the next generation of `ukulele and kiho`alu performers. Thursday – Kanikapila; Friday – Ho`olaule`aSaturday – Hana Hou. Kahilu Theater, 67-1186 Lindsey Rd., Waimea. Thursday & Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 885-6868 or visit 

Niaulani Nature Walk

Big Island

Every Monday:
Niaulani Nature Walk.
  A free, guided rain forest tour in Volcano. This one-hour nature walk travels through a lush portion of an old-growth Hawaiian rain forest on an easy, 1/7-mile loop trail. The walk introduces 
visitors to the native plants and birds of Volcano. Guides focus on the biological, ecological, and geological features of the area, and the cultural usages of flora and fauna by native Hawaiians. Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano Village. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Free; donations welcome. For more information call (808) 967-8222 or

Hawaiian Pro


November 12 – 18:
Hawaiian Pro.  
The opening event of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, the Hawaiian Pro has created a local legacy that sets the bar for competition and initiates the start of peak surf season on Oahu. The break at Haleiwa Ali`i Beach, simply referred to as ‘Haleiwa’, offers a wide variety of rideable conditions; from 2-foot aerial displays to 20-foot barrel-threading. International athletes are welcomed to the North Shore to compete alongside locals in highly-contestable waves. One of only six QS 10,000-rated events on the international tour, the Hawaiian Pro has a heavy-weight status with massive points and prize money on offer. Athletes assert their dominance here for an early start on valuable points toward qualification onto the Championship Tour, along with the Vans Triple Crown lead. With a wide swath of sand for spectators, Haleiwa Ali’i Beach is a family-friendly venue that highlights the cultural and community aspects of the North Shore. Locals and visitors can enjoy the very spot that local pros like 2x World Champion John John Florence, CT competitor Ezekiel Lau and 6x Vans Triple Crown winner Sunny Garcia earned their start in the world of competitive surfing.  Haleiwa Ali`i Beach Park, 66-167 Haleiwa Rd., Haleiwa.  For information visit

Slack Key Guitar Concerts


Sunday Afternoons:
Slack Key Guitar Concerts.
  Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and 
`ukulele concerts.  November 4  Spirit of Slack KeyNovember 11 – Legends of Slack KeyNovember 18  Your Island of PeaceNovember 25 – Honoring Raymond Kane.  Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar anukulele concerts featuring songs and stories telling its history.  Tickets $25 general admission, $20 Ages 13-19 & over 50, keiki under 5 free. Free gift drawing.  A portion of the proceeds supports the Hale Halawai `Ohana `O Hanalei.  Hanalei Family Community Center, 5-5299 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei.  3 to 5 p.m.  For information and reservations call (808) 826-1469 or visit