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The Machine Inside: Biomechanics

February 25, 2017

Shrimp that can break through glass? Spider webs that are stronger than steel? Sharks that use their snouts to sense the electrical impulses of their prey? The world’s largest and most complete T. rex? Find out why every living thing—including humans—is a machine built to survive, move, and discover, and explore the ways in which…

Hulia ʻAno: Inspired Patterns

March 18, 2017

Patterns, intricate and vibrant, are a trademark of Hawaiian artistic expression, whether stamped onto barkcloth, drawn onto gourds, woven into mats or pricked into skin. In celebration of Hawaiian creative vision, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum presents Hulia ‘Ano: Inspired Patterns, on display in the J. M. Long Gallery from March 18–Oct. 16, 2017. Drawing from…

Shawn and Lehua at Blue Note Hawaii

August 16, 2017

Na Hoku award-winners Shawn Pimental and Lehua Kalima have been teaching and performing hula for the last 30 years, as well as producing many local Hawaiian artists’ albums. They have both shared the stage with Janet Jackson, HAPA, Maxi Priest and Jack Johnson.

Henry Kapono’s Artist to Artist Series:...

August 17, 2017

Join GRAMMY® nominated & multiple award-winning Henry Kapono as he hosts an “Artist to Artist” concert series at the legendary Blue Note Hawaii featuring Jerry Santos of Olomana. Henry Kapono talks one on one “deconstructing” these artists careers as only an artist to artist can do followed by an intimate jam sessions and concert you…

Made In Hawaii Festival

August 18, 2017

First Hawaiian Bank presents the 2017 Made in Hawaii Festival, a 3-day showcase of “Made in Hawaii” products, including food, books, art, gifts, fashions, plants, crafts, produce and more. Plus cooking demonstrations and ongoing entertainment. WHEN: Friday – Sunday, August 18-20, 2017 Friday & Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00…

Louie Anderson at Blue Note Hawaii

August 18, 2017

Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy Award® winner, is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own stand-up specials and sitcoms and…

2017 Duke’s Oceanfest

August 19, 2017

The annual event is held at venue sites throughout Waikiki, August 19-27, 2017. OceanFest features a variety of ocean sports that were close to Duke Kahanamoku’s heart: Longboard Surfing, Paddleboard Racing, Swimming, Tandem Surfing, Surf Polo, Beach Volleyball, and more! Photo: Bob Johnson / Herald Examiner Collection.

Pa’akai Marketplace & SALT Bar Crawl

August 19, 2017

Discover locally made products and more, at Pa‘akai Marketplace at SALT at Our Kakaʻako, on Saturday, Aug. 19. This monthly collaboration with PAʻI Foundation brings local artists, crafters and cultural practitioners to Our Kaka‘ako, giving attendees a chance to support developing entrepreneurs. The free event starts at 5 p.m. and is also family- and pet-friendly….

Pa‘akai Marketplace

August 19, 2017

Pa‘akai Marketplace at SALT at Our Kakaʻako is scheduled on Saturday, August 19. This collaboration with PAʻI Foundation brings local artists, crafters and cultural practitioners to Our Kaka‘ako, giving attendees a chance to support developing entrepreneurs. The event is free and also family- and pet-friendly. Parking is available in the SALT at Our Kaka‘ako parking…

35th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival &...

August 20, 2017

Event will feature up to 16 performing artists in the Slack Key Guitar Genre including award winning artists and newcomers. Also appearing will be a couple of special guest from Hawaii and the mainland. The event will also feature “Made In Hawaii” products and favorite foods and snacks. Throughout the day, the festival will also…

A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th...

August 20, 2017

Freda Payne made it big in the 1970s with chart-topping hits “Band of Gold” and “Bring Home the Boys.” She’ll pay tribute to jazz songstress Ella Fitzgerald in honor of what would be her 100th birthday. Freda has a list of musical theatre and acting in plays. DUKE ELLINGTONS SOPHISTICATED LADIES, AINT MISBEHAVIN, DADDY GOODNESS,…

Tavana at Blue Note Hawaii

August 21, 2017

Tavana’s blend of singer/songwriter, acoustic-blues-rock-roots music has been captivating audiences throughout the Hawaiian island chain and east to the mainland, where he’s made two appearances at the high-profile musical showcase South by Southwest.

Eat The Street – Bacon

August 25, 2017

Coming off a very busy July which had 3 large events we wanted to make August exciting. This month’s theme is something everyone can love, BACON! Join us on August 25th from 4p-9p and find the many ways our vendors can prepare BACON. Always free and lots of fun for the whole family (and pets)!

36th Annual Greek Festival

August 26, 2017

This popular cultural festival is now in its 36th year of merriment. Greek entertainment and food featuring old favorites including savory Greek specialties, like Spanakopita (Spinach Pie), Gyro Sandwiches, Moussaka, Greek Chicken, Souvlaki (shish-ka-bob), Loukaniko (Greek Sausage) a variety of Greek Salads, Loukoumades (Greek Malasadas), ouzo sorbet, and an amazing assortment of Greek Pastries. Also…

Taste of Chinatown

August 26, 2017

A culinary and cultural celebration in the heart of Honolulu’s Chinatown. Amazing food, artisanal crafts, keiki and cultural activities, raffle and more! This year we will be featuring a “Tasting Pass” – good for special tastings at 5 food vendors!

Mele on the Marina Festival

August 26, 2017

Kapena brings its island vibe to the Mele on the Marina Festival, presented by Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, on Aug. 26. The festival begins at 3 p.m, with music and entertainment featured throughout the afternoon. Also sponsored by Great Clips Hawaii and Sushiman, the festival celebrates music and Hawaiian culture. Local favorite Duncan Kamakana…

Kapono Nāʻiliʻili, & Friends at Blue Note...

August 29, 2017

One of Hawaii’s most sought after artists, Kapono Nāʻiliʻili, has performed with everyone from Kumu Hula Robert Cazimero to pop band, Crimson Apple. He has entertained fans in Hawaii, Japan, and numerous cities across the nation including Chicago and New York. Recognized as the latest half of musical duo, HAPA, Nāʻiliʻili is now concentrating on…

Brother Noland at Blue Note Hawaii

August 30, 2017

Brother Noland has deeply influenced contemporary Hawaiian music and is widely considered as the “Father of Jawaiian Music.” Fluid in both Slack Key and standard guitar tunings, Brother Noland goes wherever the music carries him. “As far back as I can remember,” Noland says, “I was always surrounded by the beautiful sounds of Hawaiian music.”…

Eric Hutchinson at Blue Note Hawaii

August 31, 2017

Singer, songwriter, performer, producer, DJ – Eric Hutchinson is a constantly evolving musician, driven by his passion and curiosity for all things musical and creative. He independently recorded his debut album Sounds Like This in 2007 and it became the highest charting album by an unsigned artist in iTunes history. Eric’s 2008 single “Rock &…

35th Annual Okinawan Festival

September 2, 2017

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association presents the largest ethnic festival in the state of Hawaii. The event kicks off with a mini procession inside Kapiolani Park featuring a taiko drum performance. The two-day festival celebrates Okinawan culture with food, entertainment, arts, crafts, and cultural activities. Learn about Okinawan and Japanese culture at the Cultural Tent….

VegFest Oahu

September 2, 2017

About VegFest Oahu 2017 VegFest Oahu is a FREE community festival celebrating plant-based, sustainable living. Taste delicious vegan food from local restaurants and food businesses. Learn from dynamic speakers at our Inspiration Lecture Series about health and environmental topics. Engage in our Learning Kitchen watching vegan cooking demos by expert chefs. Enjoy conscious music on…

Aloha Festivals – Keiki Hoolaulea

September 7, 2017

Keiki Ho‘olaule‘a, TBA Pearlridge Center Uptown Pearlridge Center will celebrate Aloha Festivals with a variety of activities, demonstrations and continuous stage performances by participating keiki (children’s) musical groups and hula hālau (schools). The 2017 Aloha Festivals Royal Court will make a special appearance. For more information, visit www.pearlridgeonline.com. Photo: Aloha Festivals.

43rd Annual Honolulu Intertribal Powwow

September 9, 2017

The Oahu Intertribal Council is celebrating their 43rd Annual Honolulu Intertribal Powwow event this year on Sep 9th & 10th, 2017 at Magic Island Ala Moana Beach Park from 10am to 5pm with Grand Entry starting at 10am on both days. Admission is Free and everyone is Welcome! We have 25 Native American local &…

Aloha Festivals Royal Court Investiture &...

September 9, 2017

To kick off the festivities, the Aloha Festivals Royal Court will be introduced on the grounds of Helumoa, which was originally the home of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. At the ceremony, the king, queen, prince and princess take their place on the royal court. The Alii court members receive their royal cloaks, helmets, head feather…

Le Dîner en Blanc Returns Honolulu

September 9, 2017

For the fourth year, Honolulu will host its annual Le Dîner en Blanc! On Saturday, September 9th, the elegant affair will gather at a secret location welcoming more than 1,600 friends as well as friends of friends for another magical event set against the beauty of Hawaii. Guided by Dîner en Blanc volunteers, groups dressed…

4th Annual Honolulu Oktoberfest 2017 Beer Stein

September 16, 2017

Our 4th Annual Honolulu OKTOBERFEST is back! This limited edition glass stein is your ticket to the event. The purchase of this year’s stein will come with a voucher for 1 free fill. German food, entertainment and of course…lots of beer. There will be 20+ beers to enjoy from all over the world. This years…

Keiko Matsui at Blue Note Hawaii

September 22, 2017

“Creating the album ‘Soul Quest’ was like going on a soul quest, as I tried to figure out how to express the things I was thinking and experiencing during this past year,” confides pianist, composer and humanitarian Keiko Matsui. “This music energizes me and I am overwhelmed with emotion when I listen to it. I…

4th Annual Ko Olina Children’s Film &...

September 23, 2017

Ko Olina Resort invites guests, families and friends to celebrate the 4th Annual Ko Olina Children’s Festival. The event will feature interactive video and music activities, live stage performances, family-friendly movies from Disney•PIXAR and a sunset finale feature film on the beach. The Ko Olina Children’s Festival is a benefit for Kapi’olani Medical Center for…

Le Masquerade 2017

September 23, 2017

Dress for an evening in Paris at the annual fundraiser for Honolulu Theatre for Youth. This Best of HONOLULU Family winner offers Le Masquerade for parents. This year, the theme is Parisian Carnival and includes pūpū, drinks, and entertainment such as carnival games. While parents have fun, a limited number of kids 5 years and…

65th Annual Waikiki Hoolaulea

September 23, 2017

The Annual Waikiki Hoolaulea is Hawaii’s largest block party. Thousands of people will take to the streets along Kalakaua Avenue for food, fun and entertainment. There will be performances by the various genres of Hawaiian music and hula halau (hula schools). Hawaiian crafts and flower leis and many varieties of island cuisine will be featured…

Living History Day

September 24, 2017

In partnership with Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!, four visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket will receive free admission to Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. Event will feature student-created exhibits, special presentations, and WWII themed activities. Download free tickets: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2017. This is an annual national celebration of culture and learning between the two museums….

Rock 4 Recovery Benefit Concert

September 24, 2017

New Horizons (nonprofit 5013c) is proud to announce our upcoming benefit concert: “Rock 4 Recovery!” The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of the solution for addiction treatment and recovery here in the Hawaiian Islands. This benefit will also raise funding towards scholarships for those who are in need of quality care for…

71st Annual Aloha Festivals Floral Parade

September 30, 2017

A colorful equestrian procession of pā‘ū (long-skirted) riders, exquisite floats with cascades of Hawaiian flowers, hula hālau, marching bands and dignitaries will enliven Kalākaua Avenue. Venue: From Ala Moana Park through Kalakaua Avenue to Kapiolani Park Photo: Aloha Festivals.

Kalani Pe’a: 2017 Grammy Award-Winner

October 1, 2017

2017 GRAMMY® AWARD WINNER, SINGER/SONGWRITER Kalani Peʻa, a native of Panaʻewa, Hilo, HI who currently resides on Maui has released his debut album featuring seven haku mele (Hawaiian original music compositions) and five of his favorite covers. Peʻa is all about perpetuating Hawaiian language through music and visual arts as he created his album titled…

Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles &...

October 1, 2017

The three times yearly Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show is an all vintage (20 yrs & older) collectibles and antiques show and sale. Shop ninety three tables with vendors from Oahu, Outer Islands, and Mainland U.S. This is Hawaii’s only strictly vintage show with no pre-sales to vendors. Shop Aloha shirts,…

5th Annual Kahumana Farm Festival

October 7, 2017

The Kahumana Farm Festival is an annual FREE event that brings the community together to celebrate and promote local agriculture, crafts, education, artists, and music. It is a fun filled day that is free to the public and a family friendly event. Last year we had 10 bands, over 60 venders, educational workshops, a keiki…

Robert Cazimero & Friends Blue Note Residency

October 11, 2017

In the 1970’s, Robert Cazimero was instrumental in the resurgence of Hawaiian music and culture. That resurgence began a career that almost thirty years later is stronger than ever. Musician, composer, kumu hula…his work in all of these areas is well-known throughout the world. His incomparable elegant voice is distinctive, whether he performs solo on…

2017 Hawaii Belly Dance Convention

October 12, 2017

The Hawaii Bellydance Convention is held annually every October in Honolulu, Hawaii. The convention opens with its double gala show starring local and overseas dancers. The following two days are jam-packed with workshops for various levels and styles of Oriental Dance. We then finish off with a VIP After Party filled with food, music, and…

17th Annual Great Kapolei Pumpkin Picking Patch

October 14, 2017

Aloun Farms is proud to present an Ewa Picking Good Time @ The 17th Annual Great Kapolei Pumpkin Picking Patch! Thats right! Aloun Farms would like to invite your family to join ours during this fun-filled family Event! There are tractor pulled hayrides, pony rides, farm style food, picture booths, games and fun for everyone….

Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival

October 20, 2017

The annual Hawaiʻi Food & Wine Festival is a celebration of fine culinary creations and exquisite vibrant vinos of the Aloha State. The two-week affair features dozens of esteemed international chefs, including a few James Beard award-winners, serving up signature dishes as well as classic local fare. Wines from world are available to swirl, sniff…

Honolulu Pride – “Celebrate the...

October 21, 2017

SAVE THE DATE! 2017 Honolulu Pride™ HAWAI‘I’S LARGEST LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER AND QUEER COMMUNITY EVENT. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017. OUR MISSION Support, empower, educate, unify and facilitate LGBT organizations and individuals in Hawai’i. OUR PURPOSE Nurture and support our community by creating a healthier and compassionate environment for all. RAINBOWS OVER WAIKIKI During Honolulu…

Discover Your Future in Aviation

October 21, 2017

Young people interested in aviation as a career or hobby will want to attend. This is the eighth year for the special aviation day, which promises to be filled with hands-on workshops, a career fair, flight lab, and interactive science exhibits. Participants can enter to win aviation prizes and take photos with historical aviation re-enactors…

Na Mele ko Kai, Songs of the Sea

October 21, 2017

Finally, in “Songs of the Sea,” we explore the ocean and shore with voyaging songs, stories of the channels between the islands, and the coastlines. Each concert laden with stories and lore, songs, hula, and chant, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Individual tickets are $30 each in advance, or $35 at door. See the…

Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet at Blue Note Hawaii

November 7, 2017

Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor…” (Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times), he is “…one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.” (Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner.) In January 2011,…

Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing

November 12, 2017

The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing returns to the North Shore of Oahu for the men’s series and women’s Roxy Pro at Sunset Beach. Kicking off with the Op Pro at Haleiwa, the series continues with the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing and women’s Roxy Pro at Sunset Beach, and lastly the Billabong Pipeline Masters…

Supernatural Convention

November 17, 2017

One of America’s top television series is coming to Hawaii November 17-19, 2017. Creation Entertainment’s Supernatural Official Convention Tour “Aloha Spirit” Stop SEE JENSEN, JARED, MISHA AND MARK TELEVISION’S HOTTEST STARS, LIVE AND IN PERSON IN HAWAII!

Anuhea & Friends at Blue Note Hawaii

November 21, 2017

ANUHEA has enjoyed several iTunes & Radio Hit singles including “SIMPLE LOVE SONG” and “Higher Than The Clouds”. A major presence on the Islands with multiple hit songs being played in heavy rotation hourly, along with favorable critical comparison to fellow islanders Jack Johnson and Bruno Mars, ANUHEA also enjoys the distinction of being specifically…

For Love of Country—Building Our Future

December 2, 2017

The Museum will celebrate its 11th anniversary with the annual fundraiser which helps support the Museum’s Restoration and Education programs. Gala will include cocktails, dinner, entertainment, and auction. Guests will get a first look at newly restored aircraft fresh out of Lt. Ted Shealy’s Restoration Shop. Information, sponsor tables and tickets, contact 808-441-1006 or Carol@PacificAviationMuseum.org,…

Xterra Trail Run World Championship

December 3, 2017

The crown jewel of the Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run Series is the Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run World Championship, and the majestic Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii has served as the host site since the creation of this prestigious event in 2008. This year, the race is scheduled for December 06, 2015 and more than…

The Average White Band at Blue Note Hawaii

December 6, 2017

AWB are widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. Though best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit ‘Pick Up the Pieces’ the band’s strength actually lay in their consistently accomplished song-writing, stretching across several gold selling albums and multi- grammy nominations for the legendary Atlantic Records….

Blackened Canteen Ceremony

December 6, 2017

The Blackened Canteen Youth Symposium highlights the story and lessons of the Blackened Canteen Ceremony, which commemorates the friendship, honor, and reconciliation borne out of the horror of WWII. The Symposium will address themes of conflict, forgiveness, reconciliation, and peacemaking that are reflected in the story of the Blackened Canteen. Featured speakers include: Dr. Hiroya…

Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade

December 7, 2017

Our gaily lit and decorated Cobra and Huey helicopters joins the other floats and bands, to parade down Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki, to honor and pay respect to the Pearl Harbor survivors, our veterans, active duty military and their families. The Museum will be giving out free “Traveling P-40” magnets to spectators. The parade takes…

Kalakaua Merrie Mile

December 9, 2017

A one mile event held at 7am on Saturday December 9, the day before the marathon. The course is on Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. Perfect as a tune up for the marathon and for non-marathoning friends and family. Ends with a post race party on Queen’s Beach with live music and post race fun. Starts…

Honolulu Marathon

December 10, 2017

The first race was held in 1973 and an average of about 25,000 runners finish the Honolulu Marathon each year, and it has consistently placed among the world’s ten largest marathons in terms of total finishers. Entry to the Honolulu Marathon is open to everybody. Unlike other marathons of similar size, popularity, and stature, there…

Robert Cazimero & Friends Blue Note Residency

December 13, 2017

In the 1970’s, Robert Cazimero was instrumental in the resurgence of Hawaiian music and culture. That resurgence began a career that almost thirty years later is stronger than ever. Musician, composer, kumu hula…his work in all of these areas is well-known throughout the world. His incomparable elegant voice is distinctive, whether he performs solo on…

Donavon Frankenreiter at Blue Note Hawaii

December 18, 2017

Donavon Frankenreiter’s new album, “The Heart,” officially marks the start of the singer-songwriter’s second decade as a solo recording artist. It’s been over ten years since the release of his self-titled debut, and in that time he has grown, not only as a musician, but also as a man. He’s raising a family and nurturing…

New Year’s Eve with Kenny G

December 27, 2017

In what’s becoming a New Year’s tradition, Blue Note Hawaii, the state’s premier venue for the world’s most celebrated artists, welcomes back jazz superstar Kenny G for five nights December 27 – 31, 2017. Tickets go on sale on April 14 at 10:00 a.m. Kenny G December 27 – 30, 2017 Tickets: All tables are…

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