Archive for "February, 2019"

Willie K

Oahu

Tuesday, February 19: 
Willie K. 
When the Honolulu Pulse said, “Willie K can play or sing almost anything an American audience might ask for,” that wasn’t hype, it was the literal truth. The Hawaiian phenomenon Willie K is undoubtedly the only artist in the world who can go into an Irish pub in the middle of Maui and play anything from indigenous acoustic Hawaiian music to jazz, reggae, rock, country and even opera—and not only get away with it but leave everyone within earshot slack-jawed in astonishment. Blue Note Hawai`i, 2335 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu.  6:30 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 777-4890 or visit www.bluenotehawaii.com.

LaVoix from Britain’s Got Talent & The Ab Fab

Kauai

Tuesday, February 19: 
LaVoix from Britain’s Got Talent & The Ab Fab.
  Semi-Finalist of Britain’s Got Talent and star of the Ab Fab Movie. Winning many prestigious awards over the years, La Voix is the UK’s Most Dazzling performer. For the past 10 years La Voix has been taking on the big divas and making them her own, on both stage and screen. Her unique stage show features amazing live singing, fabulous musicians, hilarious comedy and the most amazing gowns. La Voix is a vivacious performer, her many talents add saucy layers to her shows, with live spine-tingling vocals that are the finest in the industry. Her uncanny ability to switch between the vocal styles of Tina Turner, Shirley Bassey, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland or Cher with the click of a finger leaves the audience mesmerized. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Adult and PG-13 humor.  There’s a limited-space post-show wine reception backstage that can be purchased for an additional $20 per person.  Kaua`i Community College Performing Arts Center, 3-1901 Kaumuali`i Hwy., Lihue.  For tickets and information call (808) 245-7464 or visit www.kauai-concert.org.

42nd Annual Waimea Town Celebration: Heritage of Aloha

Kauai

Sunday, February 17: 
42nd Annual Waimea Town Celebration: Heritage of Aloha.
King Kaumuali`i Celebration.  A cultural presentation of hula and mele by Ka Pa Hula o Hinano, honoring Kaua`i’s last king, Kaumuali`i (1778-1824). Hawaiian Plate prepared by Kilohana Canoe Club. Fresh flower leis available for sale by the Kupuna Klub.  Historic Waimea Theater, 9691 Kaumuali`i Hwy., Waimea. 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $30 per person.  For tickets and information call (808) 651-5744 or visit www.waimeatheater.com.

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

Oahu

Sunday, February 17: 
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 www.honolulumuseum.org.

UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey Virtue, with special guests Katchafire

Maui

Saturday, February 16: 
UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey Virtue, with special guests Katchafire. 
The original members of UB40, Ali Campbell, Astro, and Mickey Virtue, enjoyed huge success from 1979 until 2008, including multiple #1, top-10, gold- and platinum-selling albums; Grammy nominations; and four #1 hits worldwide. Ali, Mickey, and Astro helped define reggae music for a generation. The multiracial band pooled a diverse set of influences to put a fresh, indigenous slant on Jamaican reggae. Their most recent album is A Real Labour of Love, released in March 2018, an album much in the vein of their Labour of Love series of albums. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, A&B Amphitheater, 1 Cameron Wy., Kahului.  5:30 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival

Oahu

Saturday, February 16: 
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival.
  The program will feature performances by Next Generation (keiki) steel guitar players Ho`ailona Mahuka (11), Pono Fernandez (13), Joey Misailidis (13), and Malie Lyman (14), and Hawaiian steel guitarists Alan Akaka, Jeff Au Hoy, Bobby Ingano, Kapono Lopes, and Greg Sardinha. This will be Kapono’s first appearance at a HIMELE festival. Joey’s younger sister Tai (11) will be featured on the U-bass as a Next Generation musician. All Next Generation steel guitarists also sing and play the ‘ukulele.  Ka Makana Ali`i Center Stage, 91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy., Kapolei.  11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Free admission.  For information visit www.hawaiiansteelguitarfestival.com.

Na Mele O Ko`olina

Oahu

Saturday, February 16: 
Na Mele O Ko`olina.
  Enjoy a day of Hawaiian music and local art display & sale.  Along the arching sidewalk you find close to 40 artists displaying their artwork for viewing and sale; perfect for special gifts.  There will also be Hawaiian slack-key guitarist and ukulele musicians playing during the duration of this event.  Ko`olina Beach Lagoon #3, 92-149 Waipahe Pl., Kapolei. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Free admission. 

E Kankapila Kakou 2019: E Kanikapila Kakou enters its 36th season with the theme “Music is Our Mo`olelo”

Kauai

Mondays, February 4 – 25: 
E Kankapila Kakou 2019:  E Kanikapila Kakou enters its 36th season with the theme “Music is Our Mo`olelo”.
Guest entertainers from around the islands will share their stories of important events, places and people in song.  A donation in the calabash treats you to an unforgettable evening of aloha from the heart.  There’s a No-Host bar and food concession in the ballroom. February 4 – Brother Noland, Darryl Gonsalves, Garrett Santos; February 11 – Amy Hanaiali`i Gilliom & Jeff Peterson; February 18 – `Oiwi (John Mahi, Kawaiola Yaris, Bronson Aiwohi); February 25 – Malie Foundation – Community Hula Night & `Ukulele Paradise 9-member troupe from Japan.  Aqua Kaua`i Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom, 4331 Kaua`i Beach Dr., Lihue. 6 to 9 p.m.  For information call (808) 245-2733 or visit www.gardenislandarts.org

Whale Tales 2019

Maui

Friday – Sunday, February 15 – 17: 
Whale Tales 2019. 
Whale Tales is Hawai`i’s premier whale research and education event, hosted by Whale Trust. Renowned scientists, photographers, filmmakers, and conservationists will come together for presentations, whale watches, films, and an education/art expo.   A $20.00 per day donation is encouraged to support Whale Tales’ beneficiaries. Benefit whale watches with the scientists, conservationists, and photographers featured at Whale Tales will run throughout the weekend. Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, 1 Ritz Carlton Dr., Lahaina. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $20 per day donation encouraged. For tickets and information call (808) 572-5700 or visit www.whaletales.org.

Makana

Maui

Thursday, February 14: 
Makana. 
Award-winning slack-key guitar player, singer, and composer, Makana, in a special Valentine’s Day concert.   A protégé of the Hawaiian slack key guitar legends, including Bobby Moderow Jr. and the late master Uncle Sonny Chillingworth, Makana has dedicated his life to perpetuating as well as evolving the traditional Hawaiian art form. From this slack key tradition Makana has evolved his own dynamic, high-octane style, coined “Slack Rock”: slack key infused with elements of bluegrass, rock, blues and raga. Described as “dazzling” by The New York Times, Makana has become an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, composer and activist who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater, 1 Cameron Wy., Kahului.  7:30 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org