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Globally Engaging Our Communities Through LIVE Hawaiian Music & Events

 

 

 

 

Pa`akai Marketplace at SALT at Our Kakaʻako
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

Pa`akai Marketplace at SALT at Our Kakaʻako

Celebrate Hawaiian culture at SALT at Our Kakaʻako’s monthly Pa‘akai Marketplace. The cultural showcase takes place in the barn and brings together Hawaiʻi artists, crafters and cultural practitioners. Held in collaboration with PAʻI Foundation, this is a free family and pet-friendly event.

Enjoy live entertainment on Friday at 5 p.m. by Ian O'Sullivan, followed by Kevin Okimoto. Saturday’s entertainment kicks off at 5 p.m. by Mike Tulba followed by Dayton Watanabe. For more fun, stop by the SALT spin wheel for a chance to win great prizes.

PA‘I Foundation’s goal is to preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian cultural traditions for future generations. For more information, visit PAʻI Foundation.

While at SALT at Our Kakaʻako, guests can also visit the many unique stores and restaurants that make it urban Honolulu’s most exciting gathering place.

Parking is available in the SALT at Our Kaka‘ako parking structure, accessible from Keawe Street. Additional parking is also available at The Flats at Puʻunui. For more information on upcoming events, see www.saltatkakaako.com. Follow and tag photos @SaltOurKakaako.

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An Evening of Aloha featuring Kalapana at the Quartyard - East Village/Downtown San Diego, CA
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening of Aloha featuring Kalapana at the Quartyard - East Village/Downtown San Diego, CA

Spend an evening listening to the island music of legendary Hawaiian artists Kalapana over dinner and drinks on a beautiful night in East Village/Downtown San Diego!

Opening for Kalapana is Island Reggae Band, REIGN, and music provided by DJ Jerson Andrade.

Location: Quartyard, East Village/Downtown San Diego.

Ticket Cost: $69 includes Dinner and the Concert.

Tickets are limited due to venue capacity. Please buy your ticket to support the cause. Mahalo!

Proceeds from this concert will go to the SD Cosmopolitan/Lions Club International to support the disaster relief efforts in Hawaii affected by Hurricane Lane.

Once we sell out, we cannot add more so buy your tickets now!

Mahalo and Cheers!

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42nd Annual Day at Queen Emma Summer Palace
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

42nd Annual Day at Queen Emma Summer Palace

The 42nd Annual Day at Queen Emma Summer Palace is a fun-day event celebrating one of Hawaiʻi’s most cherished historic homes with live music and hula performances, a festival marketplace, local eats, keiki activities, and Native Hawaiian arts demonstrations including poi pounding, kapa making (cloth making), ʻohe kapala (bamboo stamp), lauhala weaving (pandanus leaf weaving) and haku-style lei making.

ADMISSION is $7 for Adults, $1 for Keiki ages 6 to 12 years, FREE for Keiki under 6 years. Entrance to the Summer Palace is included with admission.

FREE parking is available at Nu‘uanu Valley Park and four additional off-street parking lots. Festival goers are encouraged to carpool, ride-share, or take public transportation.

For more event information, including parking locations and public transportation, visit http://daughtersofhawaii.org/2018/08/04/42nd-day-queen-emma-festival/.

Organized by the Daughters of Hawai'i to support Queen Emma Summer Palace.

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Advanced Haku Mele Workshop at Waiwai Collective
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Haku Mele Workshop at Waiwai Collective

Papa Haku Mele will provide a hands-on resource into mele examination and tools to understand and create Hawaiian mele. Participants will haku mele in groups and individually, then perform it by the end of the two day session.

Activities include sharing your favorite mele, discussions on song translation, music composition, & the incorporation of mele in other musical genres.


Your esteemed instructors: Kainani Kahaunaele, Mānaiakalani Kalua, & Kīhei Nahale-a

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Sat, September 22 - 9am-3pm
Sun, September 23 - 9am-12pm

Description of preferred prior experience:
Mele enthusiasts with some ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi fluency. All ages welcome to participate.

Materials Needed:
Please bring your book resources, paper/pen/penikala preferred for composition, computer, and pila. Participants will be excused to leave for lunch or come with your brown bag lunch to enjoy at Ka Waiwai.

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Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center - Torrance. CA
Sep
22
9:30 AM09:30

Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center - Torrance. CA

Sept 22, Torrance Cultural Arts Center www.losangelesukulelefestival.com The Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival celebrates the little 4-stringed wonder that has been captivating hearts and bringing musical joy into people’s lives for over 100 years. Whether you are an experienced ukulele player, an occasional strummer or simply a curious spectator, there will be lots of opportunities to jump in and be a part of the festivities. The LAIUF is the only festival of its kind where you can enjoy all-star performances all-day by today's hottest ukulele talent plus access to as many workshops as you want to take, all for one flat fee!

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Kanikapila in Kailua Featuring Kupaoa
Sep
22
4:00 PM16:00

Kanikapila in Kailua Featuring Kupaoa

Kailua has established itself as THE place on O‘ahu for free Hawaiian music from some of the Islands’ best-known musicians with the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation and A&B Properties, Inc.’s popular “Kanikapila In Kailua” music series.

For more than two years, the monthly celebrations of Hawaiian music and culture have presented such legendary entertainers as the Rev. Dennis Kamakahi, who recently passed away from cancer, 12-string guitar virtuoso Mike Kaawa and Ernie Cruz Jr., a Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner and former member of the legendary Ka‘au Crater Boys.

“We are grateful to Kawika Kahiapo, co-creator of this amazing Hawaiian music series, which has made the Windward side THE place for authentic Island music,” said Terry George, Harold K.L. Castle Foundation President and CEO. “Kawika brings together the best musical talent for the enjoyment not only of Kailua residents, but of Hawaiian music-lovers from across O‘ahu. For Hawaiian music, the Windward side has become no ka oi!”

“Kanikapila In Kailua” takes place on one Saturday each month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the parking garage near Whole Foods Market in Kailua Town. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own beach chairs, grab their favorite ono food from Kailua’s many great eateries, and sit back and enjoy true Hawaiian music by the Island’s top performers.

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Pa`akai Marketplace at SALT at Our Kakaʻako
Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

Pa`akai Marketplace at SALT at Our Kakaʻako

Celebrate Hawaiian culture at SALT at Our Kakaʻako’s monthly Pa‘akai Marketplace. The cultural showcase takes place in the barn and brings together Hawaiʻi artists, crafters and cultural practitioners. Held in collaboration with PAʻI Foundation, this is a free family and pet-friendly event.

Enjoy live entertainment on Friday at 5 p.m. by Ian O'Sullivan, followed by Kevin Okimoto. Saturday’s entertainment kicks off at 5 p.m. by Mike Tulba followed by Dayton Watanabe. For more fun, stop by the SALT spin wheel for a chance to win great prizes.

PA‘I Foundation’s goal is to preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian cultural traditions for future generations. For more information, visit PAʻI Foundation.

While at SALT at Our Kakaʻako, guests can also visit the many unique stores and restaurants that make it urban Honolulu’s most exciting gathering place.

Parking is available in the SALT at Our Kaka‘ako parking structure, accessible from Keawe Street. Additional parking is also available at The Flats at Puʻunui. For more information on upcoming events, see www.saltatkakaako.com. Follow and tag photos @SaltOurKakaako.

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Kalapana Live at the Aratani Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Kalapana Live at the Aratani Theatre - Los Angeles, CA

"KALAPANA"

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:00PM

 

Aratani Theatre

244 S. San Pedro Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

 


Showtime 2018- AADAP’s 46th Anniversary Benefit Concert Featuring KALAPANA

Presented by the Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP)
Back by popular demand, the legendary Kalapana will be performing once again at
AADAP’s annual benefit. Kalapana emerged as one of the most popular bands on the Hawaiian music scene in the 70s, producing a steady stream of hits. Their 1975 debut album was hailed as one of the best of the mid-70s Hawaiian renaissance. Tracks like “Naturally,” “Nightbird,” “The Hurt,” “You Make It Hard,” and “When the Morning Comes” became household tunes and still enjoy frequent play on contemporary Hawaiian radio. Musical trends have come and gone, but Kalapana’s many hits have remained Island classics. Performing as Kalapana will be Malani Bilyeu (vocals, guitar), DJ Pratt (lead guitar, vocals), Gaylord Holomalia (keyboards, vocals), Kenji Sano(bass, vocals); accompanied by: Todd Yukumoto (saxophone & flute), Garin Poliahu (drums) and John Valentine (vocals, guitar).

The event includes: Silent Auction, Opportunity Drawing and Dessert Reception.

Since 1972, AADAP has been a leader in providing prevention and treatment services to disenfranchised families impacted by the consequences of substance abuse and addiction, treating both teenagers and adults, as well as special programs for youth and on-the-job training. Our programs are open to any and all individuals.
Each ticket includes the Complimentary Dessert Reception following the show.
Reserved Seating $125 – VIP / $120 Members (Includes VIP Reception & Complimentary Parking) $75 - Premier / $70 Members $50 - General / $45 Members
Group Discount: Purchase 20 or more tickets and receive $10 off per ticket
Service/Handling Fee applicable All Sales are Final No Refunds or Exchanges

5:30pm – VIP Reception
6:00pm – Will call opens/ Silent Auction Preview
6:30pm – House opens
7:00pm – Program begins
9:00pm – Dessert Reception & Meet-n-Greet

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Na Leo in Concert at the Kahilu Theatre, Kamuela, HI
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Na Leo in Concert at the Kahilu Theatre, Kamuela, HI

It was 34 years ago that the world was introduced to the harmony of three high school friends singing on stage at the Brown Bags to Stardom talent contest at the Waikiki Shell. It was that performance that started it all for Na Leo Pilimehana and changed the direction of contemporary music in Hawai`i. With their original song “Local Boys,” Na Leo Pilimehana won the talent competition and put themselves on the map as musicians. To this day, “Local Boys” remains the #1 selling single in Hawai`i’s history. That was only the beginning. Today they have over 23 CDs, more than 20 #1 hits with two of them hitting the top 25 national charts. Na Leo Pilimehana is the largest selling Hawaiian female music group in the world.

It’s been seven years since the three friends, who now go by the name “Na Leo,” recorded together.

“We have wanted to do a new CD for a few years, and finally the timing was right. Our fans have been asking for new Na Leo originals and we all got in the mood to write music.” said Jenkins. “And once we got into the studio, it all started to gel. This was our first time working with Dave T. as producer. The flow was natural and easy. I’d call it - Hawaiian Pop. It’s new, but still very much ‘us’, which made us all really happy.” stated Jenkins. That is just what they did. “We were a little nervous about how it would be after seven years. Once we were in the studio, it was as if we never left.”

Join us at the Kahilu Theatre on Saturday, September 22, 7pm as Lehua, Angela, and Nalani share their songs and remind us why they belong at the top of the charts.

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66th Annual Aloha Festivals Waikiki Ho`olaule`a
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

66th Annual Aloha Festivals Waikiki Ho`olaule`a

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66th Annual Waikiki Hoolaulea

DATE:  Saturday, September 22, 2018, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kalakaua Avenue  

 

The Annual Waikiki Ho`olaule`a 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 throughout the event.

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Advanced Haku Mele Workshop at Waiwai Collective
Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Haku Mele Workshop at Waiwai Collective

Papa Haku Mele will provide a hands-on resource into mele examination and tools to understand and create Hawaiian mele. Participants will haku mele in groups and individually, then perform it by the end of the two day session.

Activities include sharing your favorite mele, discussions on song translation, music composition, & the incorporation of mele in other musical genres.


Your esteemed instructors: Kainani Kahaunaele, Mānaiakalani Kalua, & Kīhei Nahale-a

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Sat, September 22 - 9am-4pm
Sun, September 23 - 9am-12pm

Description of preferred prior experience:
Mele enthusiasts with some ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi fluency. All ages welcome to participate.

Materials Needed:
Please bring your book resources, paper/pen/penikala preferred for composition, computer, and pila. Participants will be excused to leave for lunch or come with your brown bag lunch to enjoy at Ka Waiwai.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents DeAndre Brackensick & Shawn Pimental
Sep
23
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents DeAndre Brackensick & Shawn Pimental

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

DeAndre Brackensick & Shawn Pimental

California native DeAndré Brackensick found his start to singing in his local gospel church. Although he is widely known for his run to the Top 8 on American Idol Season 11, DeAndre continues to show his cultural influence and musical versatility by performing traditional Hawaiian music and hula across the island. His professionalism, creativity, and undeniable zeal for music makes him a sought-after artist and has worked with the likes of Sammy Johnson, Jamie Jones (All-4-One), Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child), Shoshana Bean, and John Legend. Performing throughout various states of America and just recently coming off of his Australia/New Zealand tour, DeAndré is currently working on his first full-length studio album to be released by the end of this year.

Shawn Pimental (guitar, vocals) is a consummate musician and award-winning record producer. He has performed with some of Hawai‘i’s leading recording artists, offering his talents on guitar, drums, bass, and vocals. He is co-owner of Studio Ala Moana, a prime recording studio in Honolulu, and owner of the record label Koops2 Entertainment, which represents both premier artists and emerging independents from Hawai‘i, in styles ranging from traditional Hawaiian to contemporary to reggae.

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Waikiki by Moonlight Concert Series: Vol 9.
Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Waikiki by Moonlight Concert Series: Vol 9.

Waikiki by Moonlight Concert Series Vol9. September 23, 2018

The Legacy of the Steel Guitar with Alan Akaka featuring Bobby Ingano, Alexis, Pono and Hō'ailona


Date: September 23, 2018 (Sun)

Time: 7:00-8:00pm

Admission: FREE

Venue:  Hyatt Regency Waikïkï Pualeilani Atrium Ground Floor

 

DINE WITH THE ARTIST

$80 reservations only

Includes: Buffet dinner, valet validation, reserved show seats, Nā Lani ʻEhā CD and hosted by Kuuipo Kumukahi.


Time: Dine with the Artist is at 5:30pm

Call (HMHOF) 808-226-0600 by September 21, 2018.

 

Sponsored by:
The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame, Hawaiian Music Walk of Fame,  Legacy Trees,
Kalama ‘Ohana Foundation, Hyatt Regency Hawaii

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Rodney Cazimero
Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Rodney Cazimero

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Rodney Cazimero

Rodney Heloke “Tiny” Cazimero was born in Kapaau, Hawaii, the 9th child of Elizabeth and William Cazimero. Raised by his grandparents, Heloke and Elizabeth Mookini, in Hawi town. Rodney’s singing debut was at his high school Junior Prom when he sang Perry Como’s “Round and Round.” After graduating from Kohala High School, Rodney joined the U.S. Air Force and served his country in Hawaii, the U.S. mainland, Japan, Korea and Thailand.

While stationed on the mainland, Rodney formed a Folk Trio called “The Sinnermen,” which was attached to the Air Defense Command Chorus in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Rodney traveled throughout the Continental United States performing at State Fairs, Television Talk Shows, Summer Concerts and Resorts.

Stationed at Hickam Air Force Base on Oahu, Rodney along with his two brothers, Robert and Roland, and sister, Kanoe, began performing with their parents on military bases and private parties. After 2 ½ years at Hickam, Rodney was assigned to Yokota Air Base in Japan. While in Japan, Rodney helped organize a Hawaiian Troupe to perform for private organizations, military functions and military hospitals and performed throughout Japan and Korea.

Following his 12 years in the Air Force, Rodney returned home to Hawaii and began a career in the travel industry, which offered him the opportunity to meet many wonderful visitors to Hawaii, and to work with corporate and convention meeting planners organizing programs in Hawaii. In addition, he has performed for many of these visiting corporate, incentive and convention programs offering his range of musical talents and love of both Hawaiian music as well as big band and American jazz standards. Rodney has shared his beautiful voice and talents on guitar, ukulele and banjo for programs such as Eli Lilly, Sealy Mattress, Mobil Oil of Australia, AIG Insurance, MATCO Tools, Raleigh Bicycle and many others at venues including the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Sheraton Moana, Sheraton Waikiki, Waikiki Beach Marriott, Westin Maui, JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

Rodney has performed with many notable entertainers including Melveen Leed, Danny Kaleikini, the late Loyal Garner, former Miss Hawaii Cathy Foy, The Brothers Cazimero, Jan Brenner, Sonia Mendez, Manu Boyd and many others. He has performed in concerts in Japan, as a soloist in the Hawaii Jazz Festival, at the American Heart Association Ball with the PBS Big Band, for the Pacific Rim Meetings + Exhibitions conference and concerts in Anchorage Alaska and San Jose California.

Rodney composed 14 original songs on his first CD, Kohala Moon and received 2 Hoku Hanohano Nominations. He is currently a featured solo singer with the famous Royal Hawaiian Band.

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Full Moon Concert: An Evening with Robert Cazimero and Halau Na Kamalei at Chef Chai
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Full Moon Concert: An Evening with Robert Cazimero and Halau Na Kamalei at Chef Chai

An Evening with Robert Cazimero and Halau Na Kamalei

Dinner at 6:00 show at 7:15 PM.

$79 per person

12/9/17, 12/10/17  Christmas Concert
1/31/18,  3/1/18,  3/31/18,  4/29/18,  5/29/18,  6/27/18,
7/27/18,  8/26/18,  9/25/18,  10/24/18,  11/22/18,  12/22/18

Starter

Chicken Tenderloin Sate’ with Thai Peanut Sauce, Asian Flat Bread and Cucumber Salad

Appetizers

Foie Gras Chawan Mushi with Toasted Brioche and Black Berry Manoa Honey Compote

Fresh Ahi Tartar with Avocado Mousse in a Miniature Waffle Cone

Gravlax Salmon Roulade with Cream Cheese & Crab Meat

Smoked Duck Taco with Spicy Mango Salsa

Kataifi and Mac Nut Encrusted Black Tiger Prawns
with Big Island Rainbow Greens & Tangerine Vinaigrette

Choice of Entrée

Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Foie Gras Puff
Mashed Potato, Haricot Vert, Baby Carrot and Merlot Demi

Mongolian Style Lamb Chops with Brandy Demi
Mashed Potato & Stir-fried Sugar Snap peas

Miso Fresh Chilean Seabass with Pickled Vegetables
and Steamed White or Coconut Milk Ginger Brown Rice

Vegetarian Terrine with Thai Green Curry Sauce
and Steamed White or Coconut Milk Ginger Brown Rice

Choice of Dessert

White Chocolate Amore Truffle with Raspberry Guava Puree

Frankie Nursery’s Honey Cream Pineapple

Coconut Cheese Cake with Tahitian Vanilla Crème Anglaise

“Mahalo for dining with us”

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Kumuhau
Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Kumuhau

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Kumuhau

The dynamic group of musicians have over 50 years of experience, collectively, in the Hawaii music scene. Keith Omizo and his trademark velvety voice leave audiences mesmerized and reminiscing of the '70s and '80s all over again!

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Brother Noland & John Cruz
Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Brother Noland & John Cruz

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Brother Noland & John Cruz

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.” Brother Noland is popular for his unique interpretations (or “Nolandization”) of songs yet remains respectful of traditional Hawaiian music and culture.

Born and raised in Kalihi-Palama on the island of O’ahu, Brother Noland is most famous for his original song “Coconut Girl,” which birthed the “Jawaiian” contemporary style (fusion of Hawaiian & Reggae) music.

In 2005, John Cruz added the Grammy Award to his list of honors.  His original song "Jo Bo's Night" was featured on the compilation CD Slack Key Guitar Volume 2, which won the first Grammy ever awarded for Hawaiian music.

Over the years, John has attracted some stellar fans. Stars like Jack Johnson, Jackson Browne, Eddie Vedder, Jimmy Buffett, Lisa Loeb, Trey Anastasio and others, have shown their support in various ways. John co-wrote a song with Trey called "A Case of Ice and Snow," which was released on the Phish frontman's solo CD, Bar 17. World Champion surfer Kelly Slater featured three of John's songs on his DVD, "Letting Go," in 2006. 

John joined Robert Plant and Allison Krauss, along with other singer-songwriters, on the WMVY radio compilation CD, Fresh Produce Volume 4, with his hit song "Missing You." In October 2011, John's rendition of the traditional Hawaiian song "Hi'ilawe" was released on the official Hawaii Five-O soundtrack and featured on an episode of the hit show, along with artists like Bob Dylan, Train, the Goo Goo Dolls, Ziggy Marley and Jimmy Cliff.

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72nd Annual Aloha Festivals Floral Parade
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

72nd Annual Aloha Festivals Floral Parade

72ND Annual Floral Parade

DATE: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
From Ala Moana Park through Kalakaua Avenue to Kapiolani Park

 

Kalakaua Avenue comes alive with a colorful procession of female and male pau horseback riders, floats covered with Hawaiian flowers, Hawaiian music, hula halau and local marching bands.

Here is the parade livestreamed on Channel808.com and Olelo! Congratulations to our 2017 Parade Winners!

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18th Annual Windward Ho`olaule`a at Windward Community College
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

18th Annual Windward Ho`olaule`a at Windward Community College

 

Windward Ho‘olaule‘a 2018

Please join us for the 18th Annual Windward Ho'olaule'a: A Homegrown Celebration at Windward Community College featuring top island entertainment, Imaginarium shows, Gallery ‘Iolani exhibit, 'ono food, keiki rides, arts and crafts, a Silent Auction, Dis 'n Dat sale, classic car show and fun activities for the whole family! This event is coordinated by the Kaneohe Business Group and WCC. All proceeds will fund scholarships and college programs at WCC. This is an alcohol-free event–no coolers, please.

10 a.m. start   Opening by WCC Hawaiian Studies students
10:15 a.m.       Kahalu‘u ‘Ukulele Band (up&coming ‘uke youngsters)
11:15 p.m.       Puohala Elementary and King Intermediate school talent
12:15 p.m.       TBD
1:15 p.m.         Pila Nahenahe / Hawaii Loa
2:15 p.m.         Pomaika'i Keawe and 'Ohana
3:15 p.m.         Hiikua
4:15 p.m.         Maunalua
5:15 p.m.         Chinky Mahoe’s Hālau Hula o Kawaili‘ulā (Merrie Monarch award-winners!)
6:15 p.m.         Beat-LeLe
7:15 p.m.         Keauhou

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Brother Noland & John Cruz
Sep
29
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Brother Noland & John Cruz

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Brother Noland & John Cruz

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.” Brother Noland is popular for his unique interpretations (or “Nolandization”) of songs yet remains respectful of traditional Hawaiian music and culture.

Born and raised in Kalihi-Palama on the island of O’ahu, Brother Noland is most famous for his original song “Coconut Girl,” which birthed the “Jawaiian” contemporary style (fusion of Hawaiian & Reggae) music.

In 2005, John Cruz added the Grammy Award to his list of honors.  His original song "Jo Bo's Night" was featured on the compilation CD Slack Key Guitar Volume 2, which won the first Grammy ever awarded for Hawaiian music.

Over the years, John has attracted some stellar fans. Stars like Jack Johnson, Jackson Browne, Eddie Vedder, Jimmy Buffett, Lisa Loeb, Trey Anastasio and others, have shown their support in various ways. John co-wrote a song with Trey called "A Case of Ice and Snow," which was released on the Phish frontman's solo CD, Bar 17. World Champion surfer Kelly Slater featured three of John's songs on his DVD, "Letting Go," in 2006. 

John joined Robert Plant and Allison Krauss, along with other singer-songwriters, on the WMVY radio compilation CD, Fresh Produce Volume 4, with his hit song "Missing You." In October 2011, John's rendition of the traditional Hawaiian song "Hi'ilawe" was released on the official Hawaii Five-O soundtrack and featured on an episode of the hit show, along with artists like Bob Dylan, Train, the Goo Goo Dolls, Ziggy Marley and Jimmy Cliff.

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Med Mele - A Benefit for the Hawaiʻi H.O.M.E. Project
Sep
29
5:30 PM17:30

Med Mele - A Benefit for the Hawaiʻi H.O.M.E. Project

You are invited to
a benefit for the Hawai‘i H.O.M.E. Project


MED MELE

A Night Under the Stars Featuring Award Winning
Music, Food, Drinks & More

 

Saturday, September 29, 2018
5:30 p.m ~ 9:00 p.m.
John A. Burns School of Medicine
651 Ilao St
Honolulu, HI 96813

 

General Admission - $50
Individual Tickets - $100
With buffet dinner


For sponsor tables, please call Heather DeWoody at 808-692-0938

Oli Sponsor - $1,500
Reserved table for 10 with buffet dinner
Hoku Sponsor - $5,000
Reserved table for 10 with premium seating, served dinner and wine, and VIP parking
 

 

Music Featuring:
Ei Nei
Maunalua
Ben & Malia
Ho‘okena


Proceeds benefit the clinics and events of the Hawaiʻi H.O.M.E Project

I am unable to attend but would like to make a donation CLICK HERE


RSVP by September 22
Questions?
Heather DeWoody
808-692-0938 or dewoody@hawaii.edu

 

 

University of Hawaii Foundation receives, receipts, and holds funds raised by the Hawaii H.O.M.E.
Project. UHF is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization.

 

This online registration page was provided as a service by the University of Hawai‘i Foundation. For information on UH Foundation’s privacy policy, click here.

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Lindsey 'Ohana Benefit Concert at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center - Redondo Beach, CA
Sep
29
6:30 PM18:30

Lindsey 'Ohana Benefit Concert at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center - Redondo Beach, CA

 

Event

Lindsey 'Ohana Benefit Concert

Southern California has an opportunity to share their support and aloha with Keikilani Lindsey and 2 of his sons, Leo and Daniel, who were involved in a serious car accident on June 28th while traveling from Wyoming to Oregon to share their music.

A BENEFIT MUSIC CONCERT for the Lindsey 'Ohana will take place on Saturday, September 29th at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. A special Meet & Greet will begin at 5:00 pm for VIP pass holders, doors open to all at 5:30 pm and the concert will start at 6:30 pm.

Our featured entertainers are: Keiki's friends and Hawaiian musicians Walt Keale and Mark Yamanaka; Father-Son Duo Jerome Grey & Tini Grey; Auntie Geri Kuhia & Mehana, Aolani Ka'eka-Preuss and Lise Lee and hula by Halau Hula o Ka'anohiokala to Mele'uhane's Music.

Participate in a selective raffle for a chance to win a Luna Guitar, customized 'ukulele from 'Ohana 'Ukulele, and other one-of-a-kind items. Come early and join us at a no-host pupu and drink bar that will include spam musubi, manapua, chili & rice bowls, banana bread, kulolo, furikake chex mix, fruit bowls and various desserts, beer, wine, Honolulu Cafe coffee and soft drinks.

A special edition Keikilani t-shirt and stainless steel flask will also be offered for sale.

Monies raised will help to pay for mounting medical costs as neither Keikilani or his boys had medical insurance.

This benefit concert is being organized by the Ho'olina Foundation (Heritage of Aloha organizers) as well as a solid core of friends, family and fans of Mele'uhane and Anaspond!

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The Songs of C&K featuring Henry Kapono with Johnny Valentine, Blayne Asing and Alx Kawakami at the Royal Kona Resort - Kona, HI
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Songs of C&K featuring Henry Kapono with Johnny Valentine, Blayne Asing and Alx Kawakami at the Royal Kona Resort - Kona, HI

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The Kona Choral Society presents

The Songs of C & K!

Celebrating the laid-back island rock of Cecilio & Kapono that rocketed him to fame in the 1970s, Henry Kapono is joined by some of Hawaii’s top entertainers! WITH SPECIAL GUESTS, Hawaii Music Award winner, Johnny Valentine; Na Hoku Hanohano 2016 Most Promising Artist, Blayne Asing; and Alx Kawakami of the award winning “Manoa DNA”.

Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at 7:00pm

Under the Stars at the Royal Kona Resort

VIP Seating: $75

Admission: $45

No-Host Bar

Gates will open at 6:00pm

A benefit for Kona Choral Society – a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Hawaiʻi dedicated to bringing music and music education to the community. The Kona Choral Society Chorus is that rare blend of experienced musicians and enthusiastic novices who make choral treasures come to life! Led by our accomplished and inspirational Director, Susan McCreary Duprey, we produce memorable performances of such masterworks as Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” from his 9th Symphony, Ramírez’s Misa Criolla, Brahms’ Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, the Mozart’s Requiem, Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna. We also perform music from different genres; including African, Asian, Latin American, Polynesian, American Folk, Black Gospel, Spirituals, as well as traditional Hawaiian choral music.

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Mamua Featuring Ei Nei, Mawaena, & Uheuhene at Wai Wai Collective
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Mamua Featuring Ei Nei, Mawaena, & Uheuhene at Wai Wai Collective

MAMUA | THREE BANDS IN CONCERT | SEPTEMBER 29.2018

PURCHASE TICKETS

 

Three Bands. One epic night.

Ei Nei, Mawaena, & Uheuhene are coming to Ka Waiwai – be prepared to have your socks knocked off!

This is one of those special one-night concert experiences you will never forget! Each band will have their solo sets interspersed with rounds of raffle, audience games, and uproarious laughter. The evening will culminate in one final “battle round” where each band will get to show off their skills in musical improvisation! So purchase your tickets today before we sell out!

Unreserved Seating | Doors will open at 6:15pm | Show at 7pm

Limited tickets will be available at the door – $25

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Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts 2018 Lifetime Achievement Awards
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts 2018 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Listen to the Live Streamcast on Sunday, September 30th at 12:00 PM (HST)!

Lifetime Achievement Awards 2018

Date: Sep. 30, 2018

Venue: Japanese Cultural Centerʻs Manoa Grand Ballroom

Price:  $77.25


$77.25 includes $75.00 plus the 3% processing fee for all online/credit card purchases. In addition, for seating purposes, please indicate any specific honoree that you are in attendance for.

 

10:00 am 
Check-in * Silent Auction * No-host Cocktails * Live Hawaiian Music * Lei for Sale

 

10:40am
Ballroom Doors Open

11:00am
Buffet Line Opens


12:00pm - 2:00pm
Awards Show

Note: All Credit Card purchases will be assessed a 3% Processing fee.

Prices include the 3% processing fee.

 

To purchase over the phone, please call the HARA offices at (808) 593-9424. In addition, if you would like to print out the LAA order form and remit payment via a check, please click here for the downloadable order form pdf

HARA also offers special packages for VIP sponsored tables. Please call or email for more information. Email us for more information.

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Maui ‘Ukulele Festival at the A&B Amphitheater, Maui Arts and Cultural Center
Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

Maui ‘Ukulele Festival at the A&B Amphitheater, Maui Arts and Cultural Center

Maui ‘Ukulele Festival
A&B Amphitheater

Sunday, September 30, 2018
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Gates open at 12:30 pm.

Enjoy a relaxed afternoon on the lawn as acclaimed ‘ukulele musicians fill the air with island music! Renowned ‘ukulele advocate and teacher, Roy Sakuma, will serve as emcees to help us celebrate Hawai‘i’s beloved instrument.

This year’s lineup will be announced at a later date.

Fine ‘ukulele will be featured as door prizes, and the festival also features displays of made-in-Hawaii arts and crafts and ‘ono-licious island foods available for purchase.

It’s a beautiful day for the whole family - visitors and residents alike, and best of all, admission is FREE!

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Kuana Torres Presents: Music For The Hawaiian Islands Vol. 7 Kakuhihewa: A Tribute to O'ahu Live at the Blue Note Hawaii
Sep
30
5:00 PM17:00

Kuana Torres Presents: Music For The Hawaiian Islands Vol. 7 Kakuhihewa: A Tribute to O'ahu Live at the Blue Note Hawaii

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)  Use promo code MAHALO15 for discount

Kuana Torres Presents:

MUSIC FOR THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Kakuhihewa: A Tribute to O'ahu

Kuana Torres Kahele Band with very special guest Robert Cazimero

"Completion of this 7 CD, original music series for the Hawaiian Islands is a personal milestone for me as a haku mele and as a musician. I wouldn't be here today if not for the inspiration and encouragement of my mentors and peers, both kumu hula and musicians. In 2018, I will celebrate the release of these songs with a concert for each island at Blue Note Hawaii. I'm honored to be joined each night with world class guest stars I am truly fortunate to call friends. Please join me for these seven very special shows." - Kuana Torres Kahele

Kuana has been involved in the music and hula scene of Hilo since he was 6 years old. He trained as a kane dancer under legendary Hilo kumu hula Johnny Lum Ho until the age of 13. Once he was discovered to have exceptional musical abilities he was pulled from the hula line and added as a permanent halau musician. 

In 1995, at 17, he and fellow Hilo native and falsetto musician, Kehau Tamure, laid the foundation for what emerged as of the most popular Hawaiian Music groups to date, NA PALAPALAI. They released “Makani ‘Olu’olu” in 2002 to meteoric success and raves from critics. Kuana’s original, “Ke Anu O Waimea” is still the most popular hula song in Japan to this day. Na Palapalai has continued to maintain it’s popularity 20 years and six albums later.

Kuana currently maintains his own Hawaiian Music & Culture School in Japan. He teaches in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka with over 200 combined students. He offers courses in voice, haku mele, mele hula, fresh lei making, ukulele and guitar. He is one of the most popular entertainers performing in Hawaii and Japan. He performs and teaches cultural workshops all over the world.

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2019 Hale `Aina Awards Celebration at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, A Luxury Collection Resort
Sep
30
6:30 PM18:30

2019 Hale `Aina Awards Celebration at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, A Luxury Collection Resort

Eat, Drink, Mingle, Repeat! Dine on signature dishes from award winning chefs at the 2019 Hale `Aina Awards Celebration! Indulge your taste buds while sipping on signature cocktails and enjoying live entertainment in a festive setting with friends and family.

Sunday, September 30, 2018
The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort
6:30-9:30 pm, Coconut Grove

Use your First Hawaiian bank credit card at check out and receive a $25 discount off of one (1) GENERAL ADMISSION ticket. Enter the first 6 digits of your credit card number in the Discount Code field. Only 1 discount will be applied per transaction. To purchase multiple tickets, you must make multiple transactions. You may re-enter the same discount code for each individual ticket purchase.

Restaurant lineup:

  • Artizen by MW
  • Budnamujip
  • Halekulani
  • Koko Head Café
  • Pai Honolulu
  • Pint + Jigger
  • Plumeria House
  • Roy’s Waikīkī

 

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

The Hale Aina Celebration is open to guests of all ages; however consumption of alcoholic beverages at the event is prohibited under state law to guests under the age of 21.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Self parking is available at the Sheraton Waikiki or valet parking is available at The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions about the event can be directed to jeffa@honolulumagazine.com or 808-534-7573.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, you are required to bring your paper tickets to the event to make the check-in process more efficient. Should you forget your paper ticket, please check-in by LAST NAME (of the ticket purchaser) at the registration tables.

What is the refund policy?

Ticket purchases made prior to Sept. 1 are eligible for a refund. If a refund is needed, email jeffa@honolulumagazine.com or call 808-534-7573.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Jeannette Trevias Featuring Special Guests Little Albert, Ben Vegas, Rocky Brown & More
Oct
1
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Jeannette Trevias Featuring Special Guests Little Albert, Ben Vegas, Rocky Brown & More

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Jeannette Trevias
Featuring Special Guests Little Albert, Ben Vegas, Rocky Brown & More

Join us for a star-studded evening of music, featuring pianist Jeannette Trevias with special guests Little Albert, Ben Vegas, Rocky Brown and more!

Jeannette Casuga Trevias, born and raised in the Philippines, started playing piano at the age of 4. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Santo Tomas with a piano major.

Trevias studied at Yamaha School of Music at the age of 14, joined the Asian Yamaha Electone Competition in Singapore at 16 and won 1st place. She represented Asia in the International Yamaha Festival and won the Kawakami Award for most promising artist. 

Since then, she's been the musical director for Broadway superstar Lea Salonga, (Tony Awardee for Miss Saigon), and the "Concert King of the Philippines" Martin Nievera.

While living in Honolulu, she has performed with Fiji, the Local Divas, Loyal Gardner, Melveen Leed, Carol Kai. She is presently working with Nohelani Cypriano and headlining at the Lotus Hotel's Wisp restaurant and The Marriot Hotel.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents: One Night in Napoli with Mango Season Featuring Enrico Rennella and Stef Mariani
Oct
2
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents: One Night in Napoli with Mango Season Featuring Enrico Rennella and Stef Mariani

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

One Night in Napoli with Mango Season
Featuring Enrico Rennella and Stef Mariani

Returning to the Blue Note stage for a dinner theatre experience inspired by Festa Italiana, Hawaii’s only Italian Festival, 2018 Hoku Hanohano Award Nominated band Mango Season presents an evening of comedy, storytelling and music to take you on a cultural journey of all things Italy.  Mango Season will join artistic forces with 2018 Hoku Hanohano Award-winner Stef Mariani and Paris-born, Toronto based comedian and pop star Enrico Rennella for a one-of-a-kind show where Aloha and Ciao are one and the same.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Keahi Conjugacion
Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Keahi Conjugacion

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Keahi Conjugacion

Keahi is a Na Hoku Hanohano, Hawai'i Music Award nominee international jazz recording artist and a member of the well-known Conjugacion family (Tony C and Brother Noland). Growing up, her home was filled with music and dance, and at a young age Keahi fell in love with the sounds of Dinah Washington and other great jazz vocalists like Sarah Vaughn, Billy Holiday, Carmen McRae, Etta James, and Phyllis Hyman.

She started her singing career at the age of 17, singing with local Top 40 and R&B bands and recording as a background vocalist. In an effort to expand her musical horizons, she moved to Seattle, where she began appearing, recording as a jazz artist, and performing with some of the Northwest's finest jazz musicians. She returned to Hawai’i for a time, but in 2003, Keahi was asked to be a part of “Hawai'i's Legends” and to perform in New York City's Carnegie Hall. During her visit to New York she also performed in some of Harlem's legendary clubs. Inspired by the response of the audiences there, she moved to New York in 2004 and lived there for one year, performing in many of the clubs in Harlem and the West Village.

Keahi has traveled the globe doing tours through U.S., Asia, and Europe. In 2008, she did a European tour with Smooth Jazz Recording Artist (Saxophonist) "NAT MINUTOLI and THE FANTASY TREE BAND. They did concerts and festivals the entire summer through out Sicily. She also recorded 2 CD Singles in Naples, Milazzo and Messina. One song in Italian and the other in English.

Keahi has a distinct musical personality: a true jazz singer's spontaneity and freedom mixed with a reverence for the music of Hawai`i and the bluesy stylings of the classic singers she loves so much. Her love for Hawaiian music can be heard in the way she sings a lyric and in her sensitivity to the nuances of the Hawaiian language.

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Sacramento Aloha Festival 2018 at the Cal Expo - Sacramento, CA
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Sacramento Aloha Festival 2018 at the Cal Expo - Sacramento, CA

Aloha and welcome our very own Sacramento Aloha Festival. Coming up on 8 years, the Ka’onohi Foundation is proud to present a fun family day in the Sacramento sun and with FREE admission. So, if you are interested in anything related to the Polynesian cultures, take a look at what Saturday, October 6, 2018 brings you:

Live Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Entertainment
Delicious Polynesian Food Vendors and Merchandise
Health and Community Awareness Exhibits
Educational Exhibits, Workshops, and Information
Speakers and Presentations
Cultural Village
Keiki Korner – Arts & Crafts

As we’re gearing up, please contact us to be a volunteer, vendor, sponsor, and/or entertainer! Or make sure to mark your calendar for the first weekend in October. Don’t forget, parking is $10 at Cal Expo.

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Kalani Pe`a - "No`Ane`i" at the McCoy Studio Theater, Maui Arts adn Cultural Center
Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

Kalani Pe`a - "No`Ane`i" at the McCoy Studio Theater, Maui Arts adn Cultural Center

Kalani Pe‘a – No ‘Ane‘i
McCoy Studio Theater

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Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 7:30 PM

With special guest, Nā Wai ‘Ehā

 

No ‘Ane‘i is the title of Kalani Pe‘a’s sophomore album, which translates to “we belong here.”

 

Pe‘a has risen to be one of the best young Hawaiian singers, bringing a modern sensibility to his own vision of Hawaiian traditions. At this special concert, the Grammy Award Winner will perform brand new original compositions off of his latest release, along with special guest, Nā Wai ʻEhā.

 

One of the main concepts for Pe‘a’s latest album was to remind the Hawaiian people of the value of becoming primary resources of our land. We must become that primary or secondary resource for our people so we maintain and retain the resources and our people can thrive in Hawai‘i.

 

This upcoming album will hopefully give people the significance of building a foundation and becoming part of that foundation. Once the foundation is secured we can identify the importance of how to thrive as people, that our heritage lives on, that we identify our cultural values and practices and how we think as people, and to uplift and uphold the values of how we act and think in a Hawaiian perspective while maintaining our cultural identity.

 

We are responsible for becoming a pillar for our people; to carry out the torch and light of our ancestors. Hawaiian language is the foundation to everything. We belong here. This is our land. We must thrive!

Tickets: $30, $45 (plus applicable fees)

DateEventTimeTickets

Saturday October 6Kalani Pe‘a7:30 PMBuy Tickets

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25th Annual Hawaii Children and Youth Day 2018
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

25th Annual Hawaii Children and Youth Day 2018

Hawaii Children and Youth Day 2018

This year is the 25th Annual CYD Event which falls on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 10:00am-3:00pm! CYD is a time to recognize the potential and special gifts of our keiki (children) and ‘opio (youth). It is a time for them to shine and share their bountiful energy with their community.

We invite you to participate and share your message to children, youth and families at the 25th Annual Children & Youth Day. This is a one-day free event of fun games, educational experiences, hands-on activities, demonstrations, crafts, entertainment and surprising adventures for Hawai’i’s children and youth and the young at heart - great fun and education for the whole family! We anticipate anywhere between 40k-50k in attendance.

For Vendors:
Each booth includes: (1) 10’ x 10’ covered area, one table and two chairs. If additional booth space, tables, chairs, electricity, water, or other special requirements are needed, please make sure to specify this on the application (additional costs may apply). Electricity and water are not available in all areas, so please let us know if you need these utilities. Our CYD team will work with you to fit your needs. You may contact them at (808) 262-3623 or info@hawaiicyd.org.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Jake Shimabukuro: "The Greatest Day" Japan Tour Kickoff Event
Oct
8
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Jake Shimabukuro: "The Greatest Day" Japan Tour Kickoff Event

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

JAKE SHIMABUKURO
"The Greatest Day" Japan Tour Kickoff Event

Jake will kick off his "The Greatest Day" nationwide Japan tour with a one-night performance at Blue Note! Celebrate the release of his new CD and help us give him an epic sendoff to Japan. 

Ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro, one of the most exceptional and innovative ukulele players in the history of the instrument, will release his newest record, The Greatest Day, on August 31, 2018 via Mailboat Records.

The album was recorded at Music City’s famed Ronnie’s Place studio with producer R.S. Field – the same city, studio, and producer as 2016’s “adventurous and dazzling” (Associated Press) Nashville Sessions. Returning as the ace rhythm section are bassist Nolan Verner and drummer Evan Hutchings; the group added guitarist Dave Preston to expand upon the sound they started creating two years ago.

“On the last record, it was pretty much the sound of a live trio, which sounded fresh, raw and organic,” says Shimabukuro. “Now we’ve expanded to a quartet, which has added more colors and variety to the overall production. Once we recorded the live takes, we experimented with overdubs, and added horns, strings and keys, and other funky sounds. There are even some vocals on a few cuts.”

The 12 studio tracks that comprise The Greatest Day feature some of Shimabukuro’s most imaginative and adventuresome playing yet. Half of the album is devoted to originals, on which the instrumentalist reaches new heights of compositional distinction. And on the covers, Shimabukuro's prodigious skills allow him to transcend his material – no mean feat considering some of the classics and standards he’s tackling.

Pre-Order available now at JakeShimabukuro.com, MailboatRecords.com and if you pre-order at iTunes, receive “The Greatest Day” track instantly! Special exclusives also available at Pledge Music including a ukulele Skype lesson with Jake!

Pre-Order link: smarturl.it/thegreatestday

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Kalapana
Oct
12
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Kalapana

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Kalapana

Kalapana emerged as one of the most popular bands on the Hawaiian music scene in the 70s, producing a steady stream of hits. Their eponymous 1975 debut album has been hailed as one of the best of the mid-70s Hawaiian renaissance. And with their trademark vocal harmonies, laid-back grooves, and popular originals.

Kalapana got its start in 1973 with thanks to childhood friends DJ Pratt and Malani Bilyeu, who auditioned together at the Rainbow Villa for Cecilio & Kapono. Their first gig was at Chuck’s in Hawaii Kai. Just 3 short years later, Kalapana’s popularity had expanded exponentially, and by June of ’76, they performed for 25,000 people over three nights at the Waikiki Shell.

Later, as they gained popularity, they went on to become the opening act for Earth Wind & Fire, Sly & the Family Stones, Cecilio & Kapono, and others. The band was nominated for several Nani Awards (the predecessor to the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards), with lead singer Mackey Feary winning “Best Male Vocal,” among others.

Other concert highlights include the grand opening of Hard Rock Café Honolulu, tours to the Philippines for over 10,000 people, mainland shows and many successful tours to Japan. Kalapana has recorded 17 albums since their first release in 1975, and practically every album has become an island classic. 25th and 30th Anniversary performances (in 1999 & 2004, respectively) have equally recaptured the magic of yesteryear, drawing capacity crowds.

Kalapana is: 

  • Malani Bilyeu (vocals, guitar)
  • DJ Pratt (lead guitar, vocals)
  • Gaylord Holomalia (keyboards, vocals)
  • Kenji Sano (bass, vocals)
  • Todd Yukumoto (saxophone & flute)
  • Garin Poliahu (drums)
  • John Valentine (vocals, guitar)
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Kanikapila in Kailua Featuring Glen Smith, Dwight Kanae & Ken Makuakane
Oct
13
4:00 PM16:00

Kanikapila in Kailua Featuring Glen Smith, Dwight Kanae & Ken Makuakane

Kailua has established itself as THE place on O‘ahu for free Hawaiian music from some of the Islands’ best-known musicians with the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation and A&B Properties, Inc.’s popular “Kanikapila In Kailua” music series.

For more than two years, the monthly celebrations of Hawaiian music and culture have presented such legendary entertainers as the Rev. Dennis Kamakahi, who recently passed away from cancer, 12-string guitar virtuoso Mike Kaawa and Ernie Cruz Jr., a Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner and former member of the legendary Ka‘au Crater Boys.

“We are grateful to Kawika Kahiapo, co-creator of this amazing Hawaiian music series, which has made the Windward side THE place for authentic Island music,” said Terry George, Harold K.L. Castle Foundation President and CEO. “Kawika brings together the best musical talent for the enjoyment not only of Kailua residents, but of Hawaiian music-lovers from across O‘ahu. For Hawaiian music, the Windward side has become no ka oi!”

“Kanikapila In Kailua” takes place on one Saturday each month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the parking garage near Whole Foods Market in Kailua Town. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own beach chairs, grab their favorite ono food from Kailua’s many great eateries, and sit back and enjoy true Hawaiian music by the Island’s top performers.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Kalapana
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Kalapana

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Kalapana

Kalapana emerged as one of the most popular bands on the Hawaiian music scene in the 70s, producing a steady stream of hits. Their eponymous 1975 debut album has been hailed as one of the best of the mid-70s Hawaiian renaissance. And with their trademark vocal harmonies, laid-back grooves, and popular originals.

Kalapana got its start in 1973 with thanks to childhood friends DJ Pratt and Malani Bilyeu, who auditioned together at the Rainbow Villa for Cecilio & Kapono. Their first gig was at Chuck’s in Hawaii Kai. Just 3 short years later, Kalapana’s popularity had expanded exponentially, and by June of ’76, they performed for 25,000 people over three nights at the Waikiki Shell.

Later, as they gained popularity, they went on to become the opening act for Earth Wind & Fire, Sly & the Family Stones, Cecilio & Kapono, and others. The band was nominated for several Nani Awards (the predecessor to the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards), with lead singer Mackey Feary winning “Best Male Vocal,” among others.

Other concert highlights include the grand opening of Hard Rock Café Honolulu, tours to the Philippines for over 10,000 people, mainland shows and many successful tours to Japan. Kalapana has recorded 17 albums since their first release in 1975, and practically every album has become an island classic. 25th and 30th Anniversary performances (in 1999 & 2004, respectively) have equally recaptured the magic of yesteryear, drawing capacity crowds.

Kalapana is: 

  • Malani Bilyeu (vocals, guitar)
  • DJ Pratt (lead guitar, vocals)
  • Gaylord Holomalia (keyboards, vocals)
  • Kenji Sano (bass, vocals)
  • Todd Yukumoto (saxophone & flute)
  • Garin Poliahu (drums)
  • John Valentine (vocals, guitar)
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Shawn Pimental and Lehua Kalima at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater - Maui, HI
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

Shawn Pimental and Lehua Kalima at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater - Maui, HI

Location: McCoy Studio Theater
Tickets: $30 (plus applicable fees); 10% discount for MACC members and half-price kids 12 and under
Tickets on sale to MACC Members: Tuesday, September 4
Tickets on sale to public: Wednesday, September 12

Award-winning recording star Lehua Kalima has been performing for over 30 years in Hawai‘i and beyond, from the time she and two friends formed Nā Leo Pilimehana in high school.

When they won an original song competition for their single, “Local Boys,” it became a cult hit. The trio has garnered over 20 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, and Lehua has won an unprecedented three individual songwriter awards for Song of the Year.

Consummate musician and award-winning record producer, Shawn Pimental, has performed with some of Hawai‘i’s leading recording artists, offering his talents on guitar, drums, bass and vocals. He has toured the world as a music director and member of several world-renowned artists’ bands.

Lehua and Shawn have been performing as a duo since 2011. Together they bring many years and a wide range of experience to their unique style of music. Their easy-going style, witty banter, eclectic musical tastes, and dedication to the purity of the music and of their Native Hawaiian culture sets them apart from other duos in the Hawaiian music industry.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Kalapana
Oct
14
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Kalapana

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Kalapana

Kalapana emerged as one of the most popular bands on the Hawaiian music scene in the 70s, producing a steady stream of hits. Their eponymous 1975 debut album has been hailed as one of the best of the mid-70s Hawaiian renaissance. And with their trademark vocal harmonies, laid-back grooves, and popular originals.

Kalapana got its start in 1973 with thanks to childhood friends DJ Pratt and Malani Bilyeu, who auditioned together at the Rainbow Villa for Cecilio & Kapono. Their first gig was at Chuck’s in Hawaii Kai. Just 3 short years later, Kalapana’s popularity had expanded exponentially, and by June of ’76, they performed for 25,000 people over three nights at the Waikiki Shell.

Later, as they gained popularity, they went on to become the opening act for Earth Wind & Fire, Sly & the Family Stones, Cecilio & Kapono, and others. The band was nominated for several Nani Awards (the predecessor to the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards), with lead singer Mackey Feary winning “Best Male Vocal,” among others.

Other concert highlights include the grand opening of Hard Rock Café Honolulu, tours to the Philippines for over 10,000 people, mainland shows and many successful tours to Japan. Kalapana has recorded 17 albums since their first release in 1975, and practically every album has become an island classic. 25th and 30th Anniversary performances (in 1999 & 2004, respectively) have equally recaptured the magic of yesteryear, drawing capacity crowds.

Kalapana is: 

  • Malani Bilyeu (vocals, guitar)
  • DJ Pratt (lead guitar, vocals)
  • Gaylord Holomalia (keyboards, vocals)
  • Kenji Sano (bass, vocals)
  • Todd Yukumoto (saxophone & flute)
  • Garin Poliahu (drums)
  • John Valentine (vocals, guitar)
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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Willie K
Oct
16
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Willie K

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

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. No less than Prince is a huge fan, calling Willie K a “funky mother#%@&er,” while another avowed fan is a fellow Hawaiian who goes by the name Barack Obama.

“When you come to the Willie K experience you leave knowing who Willie K really is,” says Willie K himself, and now, with Warehouse Blues—the long-awaited album that returns the Grammy nominee and winner of multiple prestigious Na Hoku Hanohano awards to his roots—those fortunate enough to bask in the glow of that experience will discover another side of this multi-talented singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and all-around riveting entertainer. “Playing the blues makes me happy,” says Willie K, “and everybody loves it when I do.”

For Willie K—born Willie Kahaialii and known affectionately as Uncle Willie in the islands—playing the blues marks the completion of a full circle. Although he has built a reputation as one of the foremost practitioners of native Hawaiian music over the years, it was the blues that Willie first learned from his dad, himself a highly respected musician. “My father was a great influence,” says Willie K. “He groomed me to be where I am today. He was just as diverse as I am—the guy knew how to play everything: jazz, blues and Hawaiian.”

Of course traditional, indigenous Hawaiian music has always been at the core of the Willie K experience too, and it’s important to him to dispel misguided notions about what exactly Hawaiian music is. When Willie K plays Hawaiian, the beauty that emerges from his instrument and his mouth is as far from the stereotypes as Maui is from the North Pole.

But no matter what kind of music he plays, it all comes out Willie K music—even when he sings opera. “Three or four years ago I decided to try out some operatic tunes, some Italian arias, just to see how the audience would take it,” he says. “And it goes over very well. You’ll never find that in any other pub throughout the country, I can guarantee you that!” he says with a hearty laugh.

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Kona Nui Nights Featuring Kawika Kahiapo
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Kona Nui Nights Featuring Kawika Kahiapo

Hosted by Bruddah Wade & Kumu Hina

The event starts at 6:00 pm and the doors will open at 5:30 pm. There is limited seating and a cash bar available at the event. If you are hungry before or after the show, be sure to stop by one of the fantastic Ward Village restaurants that are just steps away from the Ward Village Courtyard.

If you do not have tickets, there will be a standby line that will be able to enter at 6:00 pm.

Free parking is available in the TJ Maxx parking garage or in the Ward Centre parking garage.

Location

IBM Courtyard

1240 Ala Moana Boulevard

Honolulu, HI 96814

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6th Annual Best Buddies Friendship Jam
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

6th Annual Best Buddies Friendship Jam

Best Buddies Hawaii will host the 6th Annual Best Buddies Friendship Jam!

Hawaii’s own Kelly Hu, star of The Scorpion King and X-Men 2 and Al Waterson, Well-Known Professional Emcee, Singer, Actor, and Entertainer are our celebrity host and emcee! Guest appearance by actor Jorge Garcia from Lost and Hawaii 5-0!

This year’s entertainers include John Cruz, Kailua Bay Buddies, Chloe, Jordan Segundo, Ginai, Starr Kalahiki, Kaylee Shimizu, Alx Kawakami and Johnny Valentine.

Guests will also enjoy free valet parking, complimentary dinner, refreshments, open bar, silent and live auctions and surprise guests. Tickets are $100.00 each.

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All Friendship Jam proceeds help support Best Buddies Hawaii programs assisting youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) at University of Hawaii at Manoa, Kapolei HS, James Campbell HS, Leilehua HS, Pearl City HS, Waianae HS, Nanakuli HS, Mililani HS, Kalani HS, Roosevelt HS, Kalaheo HS, Stevenson MS, Kailua MS, Kapolei MS, Ewa Makai MS.

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Mohala Mai 2018 at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater - Maui, HI
Oct
20
5:30 PM17:30

Mohala Mai 2018 at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater - Maui, HI

Location: McCoy Studio Theater
silent auction begins at 3:30 pm
Tickets: $36 (plus applicable fees)

Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka, the overall champions at this year’s Merrie Monarch Festival, collaborate with Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winning groups, Keauhou and Nā Hoa, to create a magical evening of hula and Hawaiian music you don’t want to miss. A one-of-a-kind silent auction has become a signature at this yearly event.

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Full Moon Concert: An Evening with Robert Cazimero and Halau Na Kamalei at Chef Chai
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Full Moon Concert: An Evening with Robert Cazimero and Halau Na Kamalei at Chef Chai

An Evening with Robert Cazimero and Halau Na Kamalei

Dinner at 6:00 show at 7:15 PM.

$79 per person

12/9/17, 12/10/17  Christmas Concert
1/31/18,  3/1/18,  3/31/18,  4/29/18,  5/29/18,  6/27/18,
7/27/18,  8/26/18,  9/25/18,  10/24/18,  11/22/18,  12/22/18

Starter

Chicken Tenderloin Sate’ with Thai Peanut Sauce, Asian Flat Bread and Cucumber Salad

Appetizers

Foie Gras Chawan Mushi with Toasted Brioche and Black Berry Manoa Honey Compote

Fresh Ahi Tartar with Avocado Mousse in a Miniature Waffle Cone

Gravlax Salmon Roulade with Cream Cheese & Crab Meat

Smoked Duck Taco with Spicy Mango Salsa

Kataifi and Mac Nut Encrusted Black Tiger Prawns
with Big Island Rainbow Greens & Tangerine Vinaigrette

Choice of Entrée

Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Foie Gras Puff
Mashed Potato, Haricot Vert, Baby Carrot and Merlot Demi

Mongolian Style Lamb Chops with Brandy Demi
Mashed Potato & Stir-fried Sugar Snap peas

Miso Fresh Chilean Seabass with Pickled Vegetables
and Steamed White or Coconut Milk Ginger Brown Rice

Vegetarian Terrine with Thai Green Curry Sauce
and Steamed White or Coconut Milk Ginger Brown Rice

Choice of Dessert

White Chocolate Amore Truffle with Raspberry Guava Puree

Frankie Nursery’s Honey Cream Pineapple

Coconut Cheese Cake with Tahitian Vanilla Crème Anglaise

“Mahalo for dining with us”

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Robert Cazimero & Friends Present: Concerts for All Seasons - Fall
Oct
25
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Robert Cazimero & Friends Present: Concerts for All Seasons - Fall

2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)

Robert Cazimero & Friends Present: Concerts for All Seasons

FALL

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, with an elegant voice that is both distinctive and incoparable...his work in all of these areas is well-known throughout the world. 

Recording has played an important part of Robert's career, and he has collectively (as The Brothers Cazimero) and individually released over 30 albums over the past three decades. The success of these recording projects can easily be measured by the fact that they all remain in demand today. Fans of Robert and The Brothers Cazimero boast a complete collection of CDs and tapes.  

National television credits include The Today Show, PM Magazine, Good Morning America, Real People, Jim Nabors Special from Hawai‘i, the Miss America Pageant and the Dolly Parton TV special from Hawai‘i. 

A prolific composer, many of Robert's compositions (such a "Pane Mai", "My Sweet Pïkake Lei" and "E Ku‘u Lei") have become classics and been performed by numerous musicians. 

Robert Cazimero is one of the most respected kumu (teacher) of Hawaiian dance today, and his dancers, the men of Na Kamalei, appear around the world.

Hawai‘i's popularity as a vacation destination has brought Hawaiian music beyond her shores, and the popularity of this ethnic brand of music has allowed Robert to perform in locales such as Carnegie Hall in New York City, the World Expo in Brisbane, Australia, Hong Kong, Tokyo; and annually in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle to sold out crowds.

The many talents of Robert Cazimero have established him as a benchmark in Hawaiian music and culture. 

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