Archive for "Oahu"

Lantern Floating Hawai`i

Oahu

Monday, May 28: 
Lantern Floating Hawai`i.
Locals and visitor alike gather to honor loved ones and generate hope for the future. Those wanting to personally float a lantern during the ceremony may receive a single individual lantern per family or group, at the Lantern Request Tent at Ala Moana Beach Park on event day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or until lanterns run out.  Ala Moana Beach Park, 1201 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu. Pre-ceremony taiko performance at 6:10 p.m.  Ceremony 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  For more information call (808) 942-1848 or visit www.lanternfloatinghawaii.com.

42nd Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

Oahu

Saturday, May 25: 
42nd Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.
  The annual awards show will spotlight standout musicians, songwriters, and producers in 36 different categories, including two new categories, Hawaiian EP Release of the Year and Contemporary Acoustic Album of the Year. The Na Hoku Hanohano Awards is one of Mele Mei’s 2019 signature events. Mele Mei, which translates to “May Hawaiian Music Month,” features a number of musical performances throughout the Hawaiian Islands. The celebration provides both residents and visitors from around the world a chance to immerse themselves in the islands’ local music and culture. This year’s schedule of performances will take place at various hotels and venues statewide and feature entertainment from ukulele and steel guitar to traditional Hawaiian music and hula. Tickets typically sell out and start at $180 for general admission, $150 for kama`aina, and are $250 for premium seats. To purchase tickets, call (808) 593-9424 or visit  www.nahokuhanohano.org. Hawai`i Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu. For more information on Mele Mei please visit www.melemei.com

Da Beer Can Hat

Oahu

Thursdays – Mondays, May 23 – June 23: 
Da Beer Can Hat. 
Bobo is a little slow. His abusive father wants to send him away. Selling newspapers on the street, Bobo scrounges for a little money. Despite injuries, harassment, and discrimination, Bobo never complains-after all, he may not have much-but Bobo does have one thing: a true friend. Da Beer Can Hat is based on Darrell Lum’s original short story of a mentally handicapped individual and his one, best friend.  Kumu Kahua Theater, 46 Merchant St., Honolulu.  Thursdays – Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m.  For tickets and information call (808) 536-4441 or visit www.kumukahua.org.

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

Oahu

Sunday, May 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.

Second Saturdays at Hawai`i State Art Museum

Oahu

Saturday, May 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.

Mele Mei Concert Series

Oahu

Sundays, throughout the month of May: 
Mele Mei Concert Series. 
May 5 – Na Keiki O Hawai`i; May 12 – Ledward Kaapana; May 19 – Mark Yamanaka; May 26 – Amy Hanaiali’i.  Halekunani and Kani ka Pila Grill, 2199 Kalia Rd., Honolulu. 6 to 9 p.m.

First Friday at the Hawai`i State Art Museum

Oahu

Friday, May 3: 
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 www.sfca.hawaii.gov.

Parade of Farms

Oahu

Saturday, May 4: 
Parade of Farms.
  This annual event spotlights farms in Waianae.  A free community fair will be hosted at Kahumana Organic Farm and Cafe and will include community organizations, information on local farming and a variety of locally grown food products. Event goers can enjoy the community fair, keiki activities, a farm-to-table lunch and can explore farming techniques used at Kahumana Organic Farm. Guests can also reserve a spot for guided tours of Waianae farms that provide a “behind-the-scenes” look into the business (and lifestyle) of local farming. Locals and visitors alike will gain a unique perspective on agriculture in the heart of Waianae. Come wander through Waianae and learn about the amazing farms that make up this community. Kahumana Organic Farm & Café, 86-660 Lualualei Homestead Rd., Waianae. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more information, farm tour schedule and costs, call (808) 622-9026 or visit www.parade-of-farms.org

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery

Oahu

Saturdays, April 27 – May 26: 
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery. 
America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing in Honolulu, Hawai`i. Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware, the culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a prime suspect before you know it. An event that is very different from a traditional murder mystery dinner show. The actors are not dressed in costume and are hidden in the audience; this results in a fun, social and interactive evening suitable for all adults. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alana – Waikiki Beach, 1956 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu. 6 to 9 p.m.  For tickets and information call (866) 496-0535 or visit www.thedinnerdetective.com.

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Oahu

Friday, April 12, Saturdays, April 13 – May 18: 
The Adventures of Pinocchio
.  Enjoy a new take on a timeless classic with Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s production of Pinocchio. Re-imagined with a radiant new design and original music, this story about a mischievous puppet and his father Geppetto holds powerful lessons about truth and lies, genuine friendship and the power of love to give us life. Opening Night & Reception: Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m.  Additional performances every Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ASL Interpretation, Pay-What-You-Can: Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m.  Onstage Workshop For Youth, Saturday, May 11 at 2:30 p.m. This hour-long Saturday workshop is thematically connected to the production and will give kids the chance to peek backstage, try out a bit of performing, and directly interact with members of the HTY creative team. Parents are invited to watch the workshop from the house. Tenney Theatre Cathedral of St. Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square Honolulu.  $10 Youth, $15 Seniors, $20 Adults.  Parking is free.  For tickets or more information call (808) 839-9885, ext 720, or visit www.htyweb.org.