Archive for "Oahu"

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

Oahu

Sunday, August 19:
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.

Duke’s OceanFest 2018: Waikiki’s Premier Ocean Sports Festival

Oahu

August 18 – 26:
Duke’s OceanFest 2018:  Waikiki’s Premier Ocean Sports Festival.
  The annual Duke’s OceanFest features a variety of ocean sports that were close to Duke Kahanamoku’s heart, including Longboard Surfing, Paddleboard Racing, Swimming, Tandem Surfing, Surf Polo, Beach Volleyball, and Stand-Up Paddling.  The festival celebrates Duke Kahanamoku’s life, his athletic contributions, and his spirit that still lives on. The festival also includes a number of surfing events, including a Keiki Surf Competition, a Wahine Longboard Competition, a Kane Longboard Competition, and tandem events. There are also opportunities for the endurance athletes interested in swim, paddle, and run events.  Events are held at various locations in Waikiki. For more information call (808) 221-6804 or visit http://www.dukesoceanfest.com/.

Battleship Missouri Presents its Picnic on the Pier

Oahu

Friday, August 17: 
Battleship Missouri Presents its Picnic on the Pier. 
The event includes prize giveaways, keiki activities, free tours of the Mighty Mo (valued at $29 for adults), and entertainment by local entertainers Simple Souls. The pier will provide fun for all ages with giant Jenga, TicTacToe and checkers. Guests will be able to capture the moment at the Photo Booth. Guests are welcome to BYOFD (Bring Your Own Food & Drink) to the event; however, grills and glass containers are prohibited. Food and craft beverages are also available from local vendors. Tables with premium front views of the harbor are for sale at $150. This package accommodates admission for 8 and includes exclusive Mighty Mo swag. Purchase pre-sale admission tickets online. Pre-sale tickets are $10 for adults ($15 day of) and $5 for children ages 4-12 ($10 day of). For those without base access, a complimentary shuttle will pick up guests from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and take them to the Mighty Mo.  Pier Foxtrot-5 at Pearl Harbor. 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.  For information call (808) 539-3430 or visit https://ussmissouri.org/#.

Wildest Show in Town Summer Concert Series – Jon Yamasato and Iron Mango

Oahu

Wednesday, August 15: 
Wildest Show in Town Summer Concert Series – Jon Yamasato and Iron Mango.
  Enjoy live local music, keiki activities, and prizes, including an `ukulele drawing for children 12 and under. Plate lunches and snacks will be available for purchase.   Admission is $3 ages two and over.  Zoo gates open 4:35 p.m. Concert 6 to 7 p.m. Zoo exhibits close 5:30 p.m.  Honolulu Zoo, 151 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu. Participation fee $5 (per person over age 2). No alcohol or high backed chairs, please.  For information call (808) 926-3191 or visit http://honoluluzoo.org/.

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival “Waikiki Style”

Oahu

Saturday, August 11:
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival “Waikiki Style”. 
Festival to feature some of the top artists in the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Genre performing for 6 solid hours on the beautiful grounds of the Waikiki Aquarium. Festival will also feature local arts and crafts, snacks, soft drinks and other favorite local foods. A minimum of 15 artists will perform as soloist, duos, or a complete band showcasing the many different styles of slack key guitar from the traditional to the more contemporary styles of younger artists. Waikiki Aquarium, 2777 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu.  12 noon to 6 p.m.  Admission $5. For information call (808) 226-2697.

The Best of Aloha Shorts – Live!

Oahu

Saturday, August 11:
The Best of Aloha Shorts – Live!
  For a taste of local literature and local culture, Hawai`i Public Radio presents a one-night only revival of their hit local program “Aloha Shorts” to celebrate the recent publication by Bamboo Ridge Press of the anthology THE BEST OF ALOHA SHORTS. The best of the poems and stories by Hawai`i’s authors from this collection will be read by the original actors. Music by Aloha Shorts house band Hamajang. Book signing follows the event. Paliku Theatre, 45-720 Kea`ahala Rd. Kaneohe. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets and autographed copies of the book may be purchased at bit.ly/boaslive.  For information call (808) 955-8821.

Ke Kani O Ke Kai – Kalani Pea, Natalie Ai Kamauu & Keauhou

Oahu

Thursday, August 9: 
Ke Kani O Ke Kai – Kalani Pea, Natalie Ai Kamauu & Keauhou.
  Kick back on the cool, beachfront lawn at the Waikiki Aquarium, 2777 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, for an evening of live entertainment and food under the stars.  Doors open 5:30 p.m., performances 7 to 8:30 p.m. Waikiki Aquarium galleries will remain open during the concerts. Don’t forget to bring blankets and chairs to sit on the beach-front lawn. For tickets and information call (808) 923-9741 or visit https://www.waikikiaquarium.org/.

Wildest Show in Town Summer Concert Series – Noel Okimoto and his Jazz All Stars

Oahu

Wednesday, August 8:
Wildest Show in Town Summer Concert Series – Noel Okimoto and his Jazz All Stars
– A Tribute to Legendary Jazz Vocalist, Jimmy Borges.  Enjoy live local music, keiki activities, and prizes, including an `ukulele drawing for children 12 and under. Plate lunches and snacks will be available for purchase.   Admission is $3 ages two and over.  Zoo gates open 4:35 p.m. Concert 6 to 7 p.m. Zoo exhibits close 5:30 p.m.  Honolulu Zoo, 151 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu. Participation fee $5 (per person over age 2). No alcohol or high backed chairs, please.  For information call (808) 926-3191 or visit http://honoluluzoo.org/.

Obon Dance & Festival

Oahu

Throughout the Month of August: 
Obon Dance & Festival.
  The Obon tradition was brought to Hawai`i by Japanese immigrants and evolved into a social and cultural event, as well as a religious custom designed to honor ancestors through an evening of dance, music and merry-making.  Free.  Festivities and Dance schedules and locations are listed below (subject to change):

  • Friday & Saturday, August 3 & 4:  Koganji Temple, 2869 Oahu Ave., Manoa.  Dancing 5 p.m., Children’s lantern parade 5:30 p.m. (Friday).  For information call (808) 732-0446.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 3 & 4:  Waipahu Soto Zen Mission Taiyoji, 94-413 Waipahu St., Waipahu.  Dance 7 p.m. Taiko performance Friday at 8 p.m., Okinawan Bon Dance Saturday at 8 p.m. For information call (808) 671-3103.
  • Saturday, August 4:  Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.  Byodo-in Temple, 47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe. Dance 4 to 9 p.m., and floating lantern ceremony 8 to 9 p.m.  For information call (808) 239-8811.
  • Saturday, August 4:  Waialua Hongwanji, 67-313 Kealohaunui St., Waialua.  Service 6 p.m.; Dance 7 p.m.  For information call (808) 637-4395.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 10 & 11:  Shingon Shu Hawai`i, 915 Sheradon St., Honolulu.  Dance 6:30 p.m.   Free parking at HMSA building after 5 p.m., with validation at the temple.  For information call (808) 941-5663.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 10 & 11:  Pearl City Hongwanji Temple, 858 2nd St., Pearl City.  Service 5:30 p.m. (Saturday, August 11th only), Country Store opens at 5:30 p.m. Dance 7 p.m.  For information call (808) 455-1680.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 10 & 11:  Soto Mission of Aiea – Taiheiji, 99-045 Kauhale St, Aiea.  Dance 7 p.m.  Okinawan bon dancing 9 p.m. (Saturday, August 11th only).  For information call (808) 488-6794.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 17 & 18:  Jodo Mission of Hawai`i, 1429 Makiki St, Honolulu.  Dance 6:30 p.m.  For information call (808) 949-3995.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 17 & 18:  Soto Mission of Hawai`i Betsuin Shoboji, 1708 Nuuanu Ave Honolulu.  Dance 7 p.m.; Taiko Friday at 8:30 p.m., Okinawan Dancing Saturday at 8:30 p.m.  For information call (808) 537-9409.
  • Friday & Saturday, August 17 & 18:  Mililani Hongwanji, 95-257 Kaloapau St, Mililani. Dance 7:00 p.m.  Children’s Lantern Parade Friday at 6:45 p.m., Food trucks Saturday.   For information call (808) 625-0925.
  • Saturday, August 25:  Nichirin Mission of Hawai`i, 33 Pulelehua Way, Honolulu.  Food booths open 5 p.m.  Dance 6 p.m. Parking available at Toho No Hikari Hawai`i Church with free shuttle service 4 to 10 p.m. For information call (808) 595-3517.
  • Saturday, August 25:  Kapahulu Center, 3410 Campbell Ave., Honolulu. Food booths, keiki games and craft/bake sale from 4 p.m.  Dance 6 p.m.  For information call (808) 737-1748.
  • Saturday, August 25:  Aiea Hongwanji, 99-186 Puakala St, Aiea.  Service 6 p.m., Dance 7 p.m.  For information call (808) 487-2626.

Second Saturdays at Hawai`i State Art Museum

Oahu

Saturday, August 11: 
Second Saturdays at Hawai`i State Art Museum.
  Free hands-on art activities for all ages are hosted in the first floor Multipurpose Room. All materials are provided. Hawai`i State Art Museum, 250 South Hotel St., Honolulu. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or while supplies last.  For information call (808) 589-9959 or visit www.sfca.hawaii.gov/hisam/visitor-information.