Archive for "Oahu"

New Year’s Ohana Festival

Oahu

January 12, 2020:
New Year’s Ohana Festival. As part of its New Year’s tradition, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (JCCH) will celebrate 2020 with the 27th Annual New Year’s Ohana Festival. The Festival will feature foods from the Japanese kenjin kai (prefectural clubs), entertainment including taiko performances, Japanese dance, and the Royal Hawaiian Band. Martial arts and other cultural demonstrations to experience will include kimono dressing, bonsai, bunka shishu (embroidery), calligraphy, go, kumihimo (braiding), origami, shippoyaki (enameling), mochi pounding, a tea ceremony and blessings from Shinto shrines. The JCCH campus will also feature a craft fair, and a scavenger hunt in the Okage Sama De historical exhibit. There will be a variety of children’s games to play throughout the day on the Moiliili field. Free parking will be available at the UH parking structure with complimentary shuttle service to and from the festival. Festival is presented by Hawaii Tourism, Edward Enterprises, Inc. and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Waikiki Artfest

Oahu

January 11, 2020 – January 12, 2020:
Waikiki Artfest. The Waikiki Artfest held in Kapiolani Park offers our guests the opportunity to enjoy more than 75 Hawaii artists who display their work for sale, to include jewelry of all types, fabric arts, ceramics, photography, fine art, and woodworks. Admission is free, . We have  music ,food, and some great shave ice,  Our festival is located directly across from the entrance to the Honolulu Zoo at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki, and we’re there both days from 9am to 4pm. Please join us, and celebrate the arts of Hawaii.

Straight No Chaser

Oahu

January 02, 2020:
Straight No Chaser will perform on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall located at 777 Ward Ave., Honolulu, HI. 96814. This show is all ages and begins at 7:30 PM with doors opening at 6:30 PM.
Click here for tickets!
Tickets are also  available at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 808-768-5252, or in person at the Blaisdell Center Box Office.
If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.
For more information please visit: SNCMusic.com

Holiday Craft Fair (48th Annual)

Oahu

November 30, 2019:
Holiday Craft Fair (48th Annual). Oahu’s oldest and finest craft fair! Saturday, November 30, 2019, 8:30am to 3pm — the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Our annual craft fair features only products made in Hawaii Nei by local crafters and artisans. Support your local craftspeople at this unique and amazing fair on the historic grounds of the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives. Get your holiday shopping done early and locally on Small Business Saturday!

The Wailers

Oahu

November 28, 2019 – December 01, 2019:
The Wailers. Island 98.5 Rocksteady Reggae Series The Wailers Performing the 40th Anniversary of “Survival” The legendary Wailers band is carrying its revolutionary sound and message to loyal fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ band members, The Wailers are on the brink of musical history! This Wailers band promises to deliver music and talent perfected over numerous decades. Old-school members welcome the new-generation talent of drummer Aston Barrett Jr., Fams’ multi-talented son and nephew of Wailers co-founder and innovative drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett. Familyman Barrett is heralded as a musical genius, was named as one of the most influential bass players of all times, and received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from Bass Player magazine. Since 1974, Bob Marley & The Wailers have recorded, toured, and performed before millions of fans in multiple countries. They have claim to more than 250,000 Bob Marley & The Wailers records sold since the early 70s, including 1977’s Exodus, declared Best Album of the Century in 1999 by Time Magazine. The BBC named “One Love” Song of the Millennium that same year. The New York Times named Bob Marley the most significant musician of the century, and Rolling Stone magazine name Bob Marley & The Wailers Band of the Year in 1976.

Vans World Cup of Surfing

Oahu

November 25, 2019 – December 07, 2019:
Vans World Cup of Surfing. This event is the go-for-broke, last ditch effort for athletes to ascend onto the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour by way of the Qualifying Series and is therefore the highest stakes competition of the Vans Triple Crown. Careers are either shaped or shattered at Sunset Beach during the Vans World Cup of Surfing and the waves are typically at their biggest and most powerful, commanding the attention of all. Due to community and sponsor efforts to maintain the fragile ecosystem of Sunset Beach, the best place to witness the action is from the comfort of your own couch via the world-class broadcast at WorldSurfLeague.com

The Hawaiian Ukulele Experience

Oahu

November 24, 2019:
The Hawaiian Ukulele Experience. Friday–Sunday, November 22–24, 2019 Bishop Museum, Atherton Hālau & Hālau Waʻa Event is free with paid Museum admission No registration needed Members free with membership ID Link: https://www.bishopmuseum.org/events/ Meet the makers of some of the best made ‘ukulele in the world, view an exhibition of custom and vintage ‘ukulele, and learn the latest building techniques and technology available at the three-day Hawaiian ‘Ukulele Experience at Bishop Museum presented in partnership with Ukulele Guild of Hawai‘i. ‘Ukulele Builder & Player Workshops will be held on Nov. 22 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Attendees can attend hourly workshops about ‘ukulele-building tools and processes or on ‘ukulele playing techniques. Visitors can learn the process of building quality ‘ukulele, experience the fun of playing a Hawaiian song, or sharpen their playing technique. Visitors can check out an ‘Ukulele Exhibition & Kanikapila on Nov. 23 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Nov. 24 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The guild’s luthier members, from Hawaiʻi and around the world, will exhibit their ‘ukulele-building craftsmanship in this weekend exhibition. View restored, antique collectable, and custom ‘ukulele ranging from the traditional to the innovative. Luthiers will be on hand to talk about their work and collections. Along with this stunning display there will also be live music and ‘ukulele playing. Visitors will enjoy the lively sounds of kanikapila—making music together.

Legend Of Koolau National Play Returns

Oahu

November 23, 2019 – December 01, 2019:
Legend Of Koolau National Play Returns. The national touring play Legend of Koolau returns to Hawaii for two days each on Oahu and Kauai islands on Nov. 23-24 and Nov. 30-Dec. 1 respectively. This historically-based play, commissioned by the National Performance Network of New Orleans, has had sold-out performances, including Sacramento where more than 600 people attended a single performance. The actor is native Hawaiian Moronai Kanekoa who has starred in the award-winning film Kuleana. To check for specific start times or buy tickets, you may also go to legendofkoolau.com/tickets for details or call (808) 268-3918.

Wahiawa Lion’s Club 73rd Annual Veterans Day Parade Lions club

Oahu

November 11, 2019:
Wahiawa Lion’s Club 73rd Annual Veterans Day Parade Lions club. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Real Super Heroes.” The parade will commence at Kaala Elementary School at 10:00 a.m., with participants walking through and disbursing on North Cane Street. Ceremony will follow at the Wahiawa Town Center. The parade will end at the Wahiawa Town Center, where we will have a brief program and hear a message from our 25th Infantry Division leader. So don’t go to the park after the parade, and join us at the WAHIAWA TOWN CENTER to honor our veterans!

Diamond Head Arts & Craft Fair

Oahu

November 10, 2019:
Diamond Head Arts & Craft Fair. Hawaii’s Largest Outdoor Craft Fair featuring over 200 of Made in Hawaii’s premier Artisans. November 10th 2019 from 9:00am – 2:00pm at Kapiolani Community College. Get your Christmas lists ready and shop till you drop as you find one of a kind hand-made items for friends and loved ones! Don’t forget to check out the ONOLICIOUS food booths while you’re shopping! Admission is FREE. Kapiolani Community College is located at 4303 Diamond Head Rd and the craft fair is located inside the parking lot.