HAWAIIAN MUSIC LIVE

"Globally Engaging Our Communities through LIVE Hawaiian Music & Events"

Globally Engaging Our Communities Through LIVE Hawaiian Music & Events

 

 

 

 

Pakele Live at the Willows Featuring Iron Mango (Lopaka Colon, Kalei Gamiao, Richie Gideon, and Jon Yamasato)
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Pakele Live at the Willows Featuring Iron Mango (Lopaka Colon, Kalei Gamiao, Richie Gideon, and Jon Yamasato)

Join us for Pakele Live! from 6:30-8:30pm HST at the Willows Restaurant (901 Hausten St., Honolulu). Those who are unable to attend can watch the live stream at www.pakelelive.com. (The shows will also be edited for television and shown at a later date on OC16 TV and www.oc16.tv)

Admission is free, and all ages are welcome! Reservations can be made for dinner buffet guests only.  Otherwise, seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  (Doors open at 5:30.) Guests may choose from the full nightly buffet ($42.95) or an a la carte menu created especially for Pakele Live! (and available only during the show), with prices ranging from $5 to $16. Validated valet parking is only $3.

Note: If you watch online, don’t forget to email the show at pakele@lava.net and let us know you’re watching! Mention your name and where you’re located – city, state – or country, if outside the U.S.!

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16th Annual 'Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Festival - Kanikapila at the Kahilu Theatre, Kamuela, HI
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

16th Annual 'Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Festival - Kanikapila at the Kahilu Theatre, Kamuela, HI

Our 16th annual and legendary music event will include Jake Shimabukuro, Jeff Peterson, Sonny Lim, Led Ka`apana, Nathan Aweau, Mike Ka`awa and more.  A festival like no other in the state, our musicians play together on our stage and give back across our island in local schools to inspire the next generation of 'ukulele and ki ho' alu performers.

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Paʻakai Marketplace at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako
Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

Paʻakai Marketplace at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako

Celebrate Hawaiian culture at SALT at Our Kakaʻako’s monthly Pa‘akai Marketplace. The cultural showcase takes place in The Barn at SALT and brings together Hawaiʻi artists, crafters and cultural practitioners. Held in collaboration with PAʻI Foundation, this is a free family and pet-friendly event. PA‘I Foundation’s goal is to preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian cultural traditions for future generations.

On Friday, enjoy live entertainment, including Jason Midro at 5 p.m. and Daniel Nakashima at 7:15 p.m. For more fun, stop by the SALT spin wheel for a chance to win great prizes, during Pa‘akai Marketplace.

While at SALT at Our Kakaʻako, guests can visit the many unique stores and restaurants that make it urban Honolulu’s most exciting gathering place. Pa‘akai Marketplace is scheduled on the third weekend of the month.

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. See www.saltatkakaako.com. Follow and tag photos @SaltOurKakaako

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16th Annual 'Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Festival - Ho`olaule`a at the Kahilu Theatre, Kamuela, HI
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

16th Annual 'Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Festival - Ho`olaule`a at the Kahilu Theatre, Kamuela, HI

Our 16th annual and legendary music event will include Jake Shimabukuro, Jeff Peterson, Sonny Lim, Led Ka`apana, Nathan Aweau, Mike Ka`awa and more.  A festival like no other in the state, our musicians play together on our stage and give back across our island in local schools to inspire the next generation of 'ukulele and ki ho' alu performers.

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16th Annual 'Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Festival - Hana Hou at the Kahilu Theatre, Kamuela, HI
Nov
17
4:00 PM16:00

16th Annual 'Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Festival - Hana Hou at the Kahilu Theatre, Kamuela, HI

Our 16th annual and legendary music event will include Jake Shimabukuro, Jeff Peterson, Sonny Lim, Led Ka`apana, Nathan Aweau, Mike Ka`awa and more. A festival like no other in the state, our musicians play together on our stage and give back across our island in local schools to inspire the next generation of 'ukulele and ki ho' alu performers

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Paʻakai Marketplace at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako
Nov
17
5:00 PM17:00

Paʻakai Marketplace at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako

Celebrate Hawaiian culture at SALT at Our Kakaʻako’s monthly Pa‘akai Marketplace. The cultural showcase takes place in The Barn at SALT and brings together Hawaiʻi artists, crafters and cultural practitioners. Held in collaboration with PAʻI Foundation, this is a free family and pet-friendly event. PA‘I Foundation’s goal is to preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian cultural traditions for future generations.

On Friday, enjoy live entertainment, including Jason Midro at 5 p.m. and Daniel Nakashima at 7:15 p.m. For more fun, stop by the SALT spin wheel for a chance to win great prizes, during Pa‘akai Marketplace.

While at SALT at Our Kakaʻako, guests can visit the many unique stores and restaurants that make it urban Honolulu’s most exciting gathering place. Pa‘akai Marketplace is scheduled on the third weekend of the month.

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. See www.saltatkakaako.com. Follow and tag photos @SaltOurKakaako

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Grand Opening of The Ukulele Site at SALT Kaka'ako
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Grand Opening of The Ukulele Site at SALT Kaka'ako

Grand Opening of The Ukulele Site at SALT Kaka'ako

The world's largest leading retailer of ukuleles is opening its second store on Sunday, November 18th from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at the SALT events center located at 680 Ala Moana Blvd, Suite 104. The public is invited to participate in the raffle of prize giveaways, including FREE ukuleles. Enjoy music from some of the top ukulele performers and artists, such as, Ledward Ka'apana, Paula Fuga, Bryan Tolentino, Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel, and others. There is free one hour parking. The Ukulele Site provides expert "set-up" of all instruments purchased online and in the stores. For more information contact Andrew at (808)781-9168, online at www.TheUkuleleSite.com, or stop by The Ukulele Site's first retail store located in Haleiwa, North Shore.

Artists include:
Hosted by emcee Sean Tiwanak
1:00pm - Ukulele Performers Kalei Gamiao, Corey Fujimoto and Maui's Andrew Molina
2:00pm - Multiple Hoku Award Winner Bryan Tolentino and Friends
3:00pm - Ledward Ka'apana
4:00pm - Ukulele Ensemble Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel and Milo Fultz
5:00pm - Paula Fuga Band

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Ke'Ala 'Iliahi A Fashion Love Affair at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Nov
18
3:00 PM15:00

Ke'Ala 'Iliahi A Fashion Love Affair at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Ke'Ala 'Iliahi
A Fashion Love Affair

Castle Theater

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Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 3:00 PM

In preparation for the 2019 Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, Na Kumu Hula 'Iliahi and Haunani Paredes and Halau Kekuaokala'au'ala'iliahi weave hula, mele, and Hawaiian fashion into a beautiful lei at Ke'ala 'iliahi - A Fashion Love Affair. 

Join the halau as they honor iconic Hawaiian fashion designer and textile manufacturer, Alfred Shaheen, and share the story of contemporary Hawaiian fashion designer, Kehau Nielson, and her fashion house, Kahulale'a. 

Love will fill the air with mele by Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning superstars, Lehua Kalima and Shawn Pimental.

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Hawaii Music Showcase featuring Yoza, Tavana and Keith Batlin
Nov
18
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Hawaii Music Showcase featuring Yoza, Tavana and Keith Batlin

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

Hawaii Music Showcase
Featuring Yoza, Tavana and Keith Batlin

 

Blue Note Hawaii will be featuring three artists of different genres and backgrounds but with the sole similarity of being raised on the Hawaiian islands. Each artist will have their own time onstage before joining each other for an exciting jam session to close out each set. Appearing is R&B singer Yoza, blues-rock guitarist Tavana and reggae singer-songwriter Keith Batlin.

 

Yoza

R&B singer Yoza began playing music at a young age, excelling as a saxophonist she earned a full music scholarship to Hawaii Pacific University. She would go on to win the 2014 Na Hoku Hanohano Award for "R&B Album of the Year."

 

Tavana

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. Tavana's innovative sound has gained him radio play of original music and quickly gaining momentum among the local scene being featured in the high-profile musical showcase South by Southwest in 2010 and 2011.

 

Keith Batlin

Keith Batlin's vocals and harmonies cover a truly amazing range of styles and complexities, easily switching textures from honey/silk to smoke. In his voice, you can hear traces of Al Green, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, and Robert Plant.

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Na Mele No Na Pua Sunday Showcase featuring Nathan Aweau
Nov
18
5:00 PM17:00

Na Mele No Na Pua Sunday Showcase featuring Nathan Aweau

Na Mele No Na Pua Sunday Showcase

October 01, 2018 to October 31, 2018

Waikiki Beach Walk PLAZA STAGE


Outrigger continues its commitment to share Hawaii's host culture through activities that entertain and inspire. Na Mele No Na Pua brings to life the past, present and future of Hawaii's performing arts through the islands' best entertainers in a casual, family-style setting.   

WHEN: 5 - 6 PM


October 21: mahaka sons

november 18: NATHAN AWEAU


WHERE: Plaza Stage at Waikiki Beach Walk®.   All concerts and exhibits are free and open to the public.

PARKING: Valet parking for up to four hours is 6 USD with same-day purchase from any Waikiki Beach Walk® shop or restaurant.  Parking is available at Embassy Suites®-Waikiki Beach Walk® (enter at 201 Beachwalk). Parking is limited and subject to availability.

REGULAR DAILY RATES:
With Validation: $6 for 4hrs*
Without Validation: $4 per 1/2 hr*
Daily Flat Rate: $12 for 9hrs*

*$4 per ½ hour thereafter

Dates, times, performances and activities are subject to change without notice – weather permitting

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Manoa Valley Theatre Studio Series presents Island Treasures Music and Comedy Series featuring Shari Lynn
Nov
19
7:30 PM19:30

Manoa Valley Theatre Studio Series presents Island Treasures Music and Comedy Series featuring Shari Lynn

Shari Lynn is one of Hawaii’s leading champions of the great American Songbook, having made her mark as a singer, actress, writer, producer and educator. A born entertainer, her unique singing style blends jazz and cabaret standards, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs.

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Royal Hawaiian Center's Annual Holiday Kick-Off Celebration featuring Na Hoa and Hālau Hula O Kamuela in the Royal Grove
Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

Royal Hawaiian Center's Annual Holiday Kick-Off Celebration featuring Na Hoa and Hālau Hula O Kamuela in the Royal Grove

Holiday Kick-Off!

November 21 at 5:30 PM

Royal Hawaiian Center will kick off the 2018 holiday season with an evening of family entertainment in The Royal Grove on Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, November 21, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Santa Marty will be touring the sites along Kalākaua Avenue on the Waikīkī Trolley and arrive around 5:45 p.m. With the help of the keiki dancers, he will descend upon The Royal Grove to welcome the children and light the Center’s brand new holiday tree overlooking Kalākaua Avenue. 

Guests are welcome to sit with Santa Marty underneath the tree from 6 to 8 p.m. for a free family photo using their mobile phones and cameras. 

There will be a live Hawaiian Holiday Concert on The Royal Grove Stage to help Santa Marty bring in the holiday cheer. The event and concert is free to the public.

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Full Moon Concert: An Evening with Robert Cazimero and Halau Na Kamalei at Chef Chai
Nov
22
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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Artist2Artist Series: HENRY KAPONO & KEOLA BEAMER at the Kahilu Theatre, Kamuela, HI
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Artist2Artist Series: HENRY KAPONO & KEOLA BEAMER at the Kahilu Theatre, Kamuela, HI

Henry Kapono will host three duo concerts sharing the stage with some of his legendary contemporaries, with songs and stories about music that has been part of our lives for a long time.  The artists will play individual hits then collaborate on a fun jam.  Per Henry, "Guaranteed to leave people smiling and happy."

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Kaleo Phillips Live at the McCoy Studio Theater - Maui Arts & Cultual Center
Nov
24
7:30 PM19:30

Kaleo Phillips Live at the McCoy Studio Theater - Maui Arts & Cultual Center

Kaleo Phillips
McCoy Studio Theater

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Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Kaleo brings a refreshing new sound, to wake your heart up with a smile. He has performed professionally for years, playing and touring with many Hawaiian artists.

Kaleo's first solo album, “E Mama,” is centered on his ‘ohana, past, present and future, and the unwavering strength that holds it together.

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Waikiki by Moonlight Concert Series Vol 11 featuring Del Beazly, Joe Berinobis & Noah Campbell
Nov
25
7:00 PM19:00

Waikiki by Moonlight Concert Series Vol 11 featuring Del Beazly, Joe Berinobis & Noah Campbell

Waikiki by Moonlight Concert Series Vol11. November 25, 2018

Remembering Israel Kamakawiwo`ole, featuring Del Beazley, Joe Berinobis and Noah Campbell


Date: November 25, 2018 (Sun)

Time: 7:00-8:00pm

Admission: FREE

Venue:  Hyatt Regency Waikïkï Pualeilani Atrium Ground Floor

 

DINE WITH THE ARTIST

$80 reservations only

* Credit card purchases have surcharge of approx. 5%
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

For reservations for Dine with the Artist program call (Karen Aiu) 808-226-0600 by November 23, 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 Brittni Paiva Returns to the Stage
Nov
26
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Brittni Paiva Returns to the Stage

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

Brittni Paiva Returns to the Stage

For Adult & Teen Challenge: a non-profit organization helping teens overcome drug addiction

 

Brittni Paiva, a multi award-winning instrumentalist, is known for her stunning articulation of what she can do on the ukulele going from slow and moving, to rapid-fire, classical-ballet, to ancient Japan, translating forms of jazz, world beat, pop, Flamenco and Latin, and filter these styles through her 4-string ukulele.

 

She has performed on stage with Carlos Santana when he appeared in Hawaii; also joined famed guitarist Tommy Emmanuel on stage at the California Worldfest; and become a 3-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner with numerous other nominations throughout the years, including Most Promising Artist of the Year in 2005 for her debut release, Brittni x 3

 

Brittni received two nominations for her 5th CD with the legendary Grammy winner Tom Scott and won both Ukulele Album of the Year and Best Instrumental Composition of the Year from the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts (Na Hoku Hanohano Awards). 

 

 “Brittni brings a whole new spirit to the music and to the instrument: pop sensibilities in a smooth jazz format,” says John Schroeter, music producer and author of Between the Strings: The Secret Lives of Guitars. “It’s got a new kind of energy—it’s infectious.”


After experiencing a few rough years personally, Brittni is back and returning to her first love!!!!  Strengthened personally and with renewed focus on her God-given talent of music, she is returning stronger than ever to share her love of music and the ukulele. 

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Kona Nui Nights Featuring Jerry Santos and Halau Mohala Ilima
Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

Kona Nui Nights Featuring Jerry Santos and Halau Mohala Ilima

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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Pakele Live at the Willows Featuring Mark Yamanaka (CD Release)
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Pakele Live at the Willows Featuring Mark Yamanaka (CD Release)

Join us for Pakele Live! from 6:30-8:30pm HST at the Willows Restaurant (901 Hausten St., Honolulu). Those who are unable to attend can watch the live stream at www.pakelelive.com. (The shows will also be edited for television and shown at a later date on OC16 TV and www.oc16.tv)

Admission is free, and all ages are welcome! Reservations can be made for dinner buffet guests only.  Otherwise, seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  (Doors open at 5:30.) Guests may choose from the full nightly buffet ($42.95) or an a la carte menu created especially for Pakele Live! (and available only during the show), with prices ranging from $5 to $16. Validated valet parking is only $3.

Note: If you watch online, don’t forget to email the show at pakele@lava.net and let us know you’re watching! Mention your name and where you’re located – city, state – or country, if outside the U.S.!

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Evan Khay: The New Direct with Special Guest Keilana at the Doris Duke Theatre
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Evan Khay: The New Direct with Special Guest Keilana at the Doris Duke Theatre

2018 Na Hōkū Hanohano finalist Evan Khay takes to the Doris Duke Theatre stage for the first time in his performance, “The New Direct.” Derived from the astrological term to “move forward,” Khay takes on his music and performance with a refreshed mind and a brand new start. Khay combines songs from his debut project “Retrograde” with new original music to create a performance that showcases his maturity and growth as an artist and human being.

Khay will be joined by fellow artist Keilana as she performs some of her original music from her upcoming debut project.

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Honolulu City Lights Opening Night
Dec
1
4:00 PM16:00

Honolulu City Lights Opening Night

Honolulu City Lights Opening Night Festivities

     Saturday, December 1, 2018

    530 S.King Street (Honolulu Hale)

      4:00 PM - 11:00 PM  

4:00 pm       

Food and Souvenir Booths and Keiki Rides 

NEW - Food Trucks Located on Punchbowl Street

Honolulu City Lights Block Party

 

6:00 pm

 Tree Lighting Ceremony at Honolulu Hale 

Electric Light Parade begins at Aala Park down King Street

See Route Map

6:30 pm

Lighting of the City Holiday Tree 

Electric Light Parade arrives at Honolulu Hale

Sponsored by Hawaiian Electric CompanyMacy's and

the Friends of Honolulu City Lights 

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Employee Decorated Tree Exhibit in Courtyard

Sponsored by Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union

Debuting a New Santa Area with a Rainbow Archway and Glittering Silver Trees in the Courtyard, Designed by Owen Ho 

Wreath Display in Lane Gallery

7:30 pm 

Free Photos with Santa in the Mission Memorial Auditorium

Sponsored by Hawaiian Telcom

     

Holiday Concert at Sky Gate

Sponsored by Summit Media Hawaii

11:00 pm      

Opening Night Festivities End

 

Parking

Free event parking is available at the Fasi Municipal Building - underground parking garage located at the corner of Beretania and Alapai Streets.

*** Enter from Beretania Street ***

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Na Leo Pilimehana - Hawaiian Holidays at the Hawai`i Theatre
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Na Leo Pilimehana - Hawaiian Holidays at the Hawai`i Theatre

NA LEO PILIMEHANA, which means the voices

blending together in warmth, are the most popular, award winning

and biggest selling female Hawaiian group in the World.

Na Leo consists of three childhood friends,

Nalani Choy, Lehua Kalima and Angela Morales.

Na Leo has won the most Hoku Awards of any Hawaiian music group, 

becoming the most recognized music group from the islands, with styles 

ranging from Hawaiian contemporary to pop ballads.

Over the course of their career, Na Leo has released 23 CDs and have

been in the top 20 AC charts nationally. The Hawaii Academy of

Recording Arts has recognized Na Leo with (22) Hoku Awards,

including Song of Year four times, Flying With Angels, Rest Of Your

Life, Saving Forever and their international hit, I Miss You Hawaii.

Share the holiday season with Na Leo for their first Hawaii holiday

concert in over ten years.  

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Na Leo Pilimehana - Hawaiian Holidays at the Hawai`i Theatre
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Na Leo Pilimehana - Hawaiian Holidays at the Hawai`i Theatre

NA LEO PILIMEHANA, which means the voices

blending together in warmth, are the most popular, award winning

and biggest selling female Hawaiian group in the World.

Na Leo consists of three childhood friends,

Nalani Choy, Lehua Kalima and Angela Morales.

Na Leo has won the most Hoku Awards of any Hawaiian music group, 

becoming the most recognized music group from the islands, with styles 

ranging from Hawaiian contemporary to pop ballads.

Over the course of their career, Na Leo has released 23 CDs and have

been in the top 20 AC charts nationally. The Hawaii Academy of

Recording Arts has recognized Na Leo with (22) Hoku Awards,

including Song of Year four times, Flying With Angels, Rest Of Your

Life, Saving Forever and their international hit, I Miss You Hawaii.

Share the holiday season with Na Leo for their first Hawaii holiday

concert in over ten years.  

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Willie K
Dec
4
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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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Mailani
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Mailani

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

Mailani is the co-owner of Ha Enterprises and a 6 time Nā Höku Hanohano Award Winner, twice as female vocalist of the year in 2010 and 2015. Her latest E.P. release,  "Pali ke Kua," was recently honored with the 2018 EP of the year. Mailani is a singer-songwriter, mentor, entrepreneur, and mother. She has written jingles for local and national brands like Pizza Hut, Mobi, and Target. She has performed throughout the world sharing Hawaiian music culture and the 'ukulele to the continental US, Guam, Japan, Korea, Australia, Mexico, and will be heading to Europe this year.

 

Mailani recently opened and created a mentorship designed for aspiring artists in the fields of performance, singing, acting, & modeling to fill the needs of local families and of Hawai'i's multi-faceted industries with a clear mission in mind: "To uplift Hawai'i's talent through mentorship and mass media."  When she is not traveling, Mailani volunteers during her spare time at Pohai Nani teaching kupuna Hawaiian music and 'ukulele, contributes to anti-bullying awareness,  is always on the lookout for talent from Hawai'i.

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Hawaii Convention Center presents Izik: The Sabian Garden
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Hawaii Convention Center presents Izik: The Sabian Garden

Hawaiʻi-based singer-songwriter, Izik, invites you to escape into The Sabian Garden, where music and art are celebrated. The event will take place on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center, in the Liliʻu Theater (Room 310). Doors open at 6pm, with a refreshment bar and merchandise table right outside. The show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased through honoluluboxoffice.com or izikmuzik.com.

About The Sabian Garden
Inspired by the beauty of gardens and the Sabian symbols of astrology, The Sabian Garden is a space within the unconscious bank of knowledge reserved for all strange quirks and buoyant energies. The Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award Winner will perform original songs off of his debut album, Obsidian. Accompanied by a full band, Izik will also share new songs off of his forthcoming music project and feature self-produced video visuals throughout his performance.
Opening for the evening will be TWELVENOONANDMIDNITE & Keilana Mokulehua. Featured within Izik’s set will be NIKS, Softboi., and Imua Garza.

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Pakele Live at the Willows Featuring Ani Kaulana (Eric Ho, Jack Ofoia, Alika Boy IV)
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Pakele Live at the Willows Featuring Ani Kaulana (Eric Ho, Jack Ofoia, Alika Boy IV)

Join us for Pakele Live! from 6:30-8:30pm HST at the Willows Restaurant (901 Hausten St., Honolulu). Those who are unable to attend can watch the live stream at www.pakelelive.com. (The shows will also be edited for television and shown at a later date on OC16 TV and www.oc16.tv)

Admission is free, and all ages are welcome! Reservations can be made for dinner buffet guests only.  Otherwise, seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  (Doors open at 5:30.) Guests may choose from the full nightly buffet ($42.95) or an a la carte menu created especially for Pakele Live! (and available only during the show), with prices ranging from $5 to $16. Validated valet parking is only $3.

Note: If you watch online, don’t forget to email the show at pakele@lava.net and let us know you’re watching! Mention your name and where you’re located – city, state – or country, if outside the U.S.!

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Kuana's Winter Wonderland 2018 at the Hawai`i Theatre
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Kuana's Winter Wonderland 2018 at the Hawai`i Theatre

Kuana’s WINTER WONDERLAND 2018
Hawaii Theatre Center
Hosted by your favorites, Awa Brenton and Moani Nabarro. Rotating special guests each night. 12 Lei Giveaway worth over $45,000 this year!. Every Ticket comes with a Free Gift.
And so much more..... Join the fun 🎄🎄🎄
FRI 12/7 Special Guest: Mark Keali`i Ho`omalu
SAT 12/8 Special Guest: Kapulanakēhau Tamuré
SUN 12/9 Special Guest: Ei Nei

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Kapolei City Lights Opening Night Celebration
Dec
8
5:00 PM17:00

Kapolei City Lights Opening Night Celebration

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

OPENING NIGHT EVENT
'Aha Mele Hawaiian Music Series Stage

PARADE

5:00PM

OPENING NIGHT EVENT OPENS
LEHUA KALIMA AND SHAWN PIMENTAL
+ HDS Smile Zone (FREE activities for keiki of all ages) opens in Kapolei Hale Courtyard
+ Santa's Hale (FREE Santa Photos) opens in Kapolei Hale

5:30PM

HĀLAU O KAULULAUAʻE

6:00PM

DEL BEAZLEY

PARADE BEGINS
Parade starts at the corner of Kapolei Parkway and Ft. Barrette Road (CLICK HERE for parade information).

7:00PM

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

PARADE ENDS
Parade ends at Kapolei Hale (CLICK HERE for parade information).

7:30PM

KAPENA

Select parade participants will have their lit vehicles and floats on display along Kama'aha Ave until 8:30pm. Photos can be taken with the vehicles and floats.

8:45PM

HDS SMILE ZONE GRAND PRIZE DRAWING

9:00PM

OPENING NIGHT EVENT CLOSES

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Kuana's Winter Wonderland 2018 at the Hawai`i Theatre
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Kuana's Winter Wonderland 2018 at the Hawai`i Theatre

Kuana’s WINTER WONDERLAND 2018
Hawaii Theatre Center
Hosted by your favorites, Awa Brenton and Moani Nabarro. Rotating special guests each night. 12 Lei Giveaway worth over $45,000 this year!. Every Ticket comes with a Free Gift.
And so much more..... Join the fun 🎄🎄🎄
FRI 12/7 Special Guest: Mark Keali`i Ho`omalu
SAT 12/8 Special Guest: Kapulanakēhau Tamuré
SUN 12/9 Special Guest: Ei Nei

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Kuana's Winter Wonderland 2018 at the Hawai`i Theatre
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Kuana's Winter Wonderland 2018 at the Hawai`i Theatre

Kuana’s WINTER WONDERLAND 2018
Hawaii Theatre Center
Hosted by your favorites, Awa Brenton and Moani Nabarro. Rotating special guests each night. 12 Lei Giveaway worth over $45,000 this year!. Every Ticket comes with a Free Gift.
And so much more..... Join the fun 🎄🎄🎄
FRI 12/7 Special Guest: Mark Keali`i Ho`omalu
SAT 12/8 Special Guest: Kapulanakēhau Tamuré
SUN 12/9 Special Guest: Ei Nei

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Merry Christmas from Kapena and Tropical Knights at the Kroc Center Hawaii Performing Arts Center
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Merry Christmas from Kapena and Tropical Knights at the Kroc Center Hawaii Performing Arts Center

Kapena, considered to be one of Hawaii’s premier island bands has more than 20 Island Music CD’s to their credit. In October 2017, Kapena released their first full length album as a family band. The album titled “Palena Ole” won the group four awards at the prestigious Na Hoku Hanohano Awards in May 2018 including Album Of The Year and Group Of The Year. Come Celebrate the Holiday season with this award winning group at the Kroc Center Hawaii Performing Arts Center with lots of surprises and performances by guest artists Tropical Knights and more!

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Blue Note Hawaii Presents Beat-Lele: Ukulele Tribtue to The Beatles
Dec
11
5:00 PM17:00

Blue Note Hawaii Presents Beat-Lele: Ukulele Tribtue to The Beatles

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

Beat-Lele: Ukulele Tribtue to The Beatles

Nominated for Most Promising Artist and Favorite Entertainers of the Year for the 2018 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards

Beat-Lele is comprised of four Beatle-loving musicians who hail from the island of Oahu. Having performed for numerous years as a Beatles tribute band in Hawaii, they decided to reinvent themselves and fuse the beautiful music of the Beatles with their passion of playing ukuleles. There is no other musical group in the world we are aware of combining the timeless music of The Beatles to the soaring popularity of a simple ukulele with added percussion of a cajon.

With Sonny Aquino as "John," Nolet Quiason as "Paul," Alastar McNeil as "George" and Dennis Muth as "Ringo," each band member sings and performs their respective parts as one would expect from the original recording. Beat-Lele spans the career of The Beatles from Love Me Do through their later years of Let It Be and Abbey Road and everything in between. Their impeccable attention to musical detail will make you wonder if you are hearing the actual recordings!

Over the years, the members of Beat-Lele have individually performed with seasoned musicians in Hawaii, the U.S. mainland and the Philippines. Up until recently, Alastar and Dennis performed at the historic Waikiki Sheraton Princess Kai'iulani Showroom with the Beatles tribute production of Fourever Fab and Alastar is a regularly touring member of RAIN! - one of the premier Beatle tribute bands in the world.

Beat-Lele recently released their self-titled debut album produced by legendary producer/engineer Dave Tucciarone. Beat-Lele was also honored to have been invited to the 2017 International Beatle Week Festival in Liverpool, England where they performed ten shows over seven days to thousands of energetic Beatle fans from the world over. This past summer also had them performing for Roy Sakuma's "Wildest Show in Town" at the Honolulu Zoo and at the Honolulu Ukulele Festival among other local venues. They are excited to share this harmonious blend of "island-style" Beatles music with Hawaii and everyone else across the universe.

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Pakele Live at the Willows Featuring Ben Kaili (CD Release)
Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Pakele Live at the Willows Featuring Ben Kaili (CD Release)

Join us for Pakele Live! from 6:30-8:30pm HST at the Willows Restaurant (901 Hausten St., Honolulu). Those who are unable to attend can watch the live stream at www.pakelelive.com. (The shows will also be edited for television and shown at a later date on OC16 TV and www.oc16.tv)

Admission is free, and all ages are welcome! Reservations can be made for dinner buffet guests only.  Otherwise, seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  (Doors open at 5:30.) Guests may choose from the full nightly buffet ($42.95) or an a la carte menu created especially for Pakele Live! (and available only during the show), with prices ranging from $5 to $16. Validated valet parking is only $3.

Note: If you watch online, don’t forget to email the show at pakele@lava.net and let us know you’re watching! Mention your name and where you’re located – city, state – or country, if outside the U.S.!

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Sunset Mele & Night Market at the Hawaii Convention Center
Dec
14
4:00 PM16:00

Sunset Mele & Night Market at the Hawaii Convention Center

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Sunset Mele and Night Market is a free community event showcasing live entertainment, family-friendly movie, pop-up marketplace, artisan workshops, local eats and drinks.

Interested in sponsorship or vendor opportunities? Please email Michellee Phelps, Communications & Special Events Manager at mphelps@hccaeg.com

Friday, December 14, 2018
4:00 pm-9:00 pm
Free admission, parking is $5 per vehicle.

Hawai‘i Convention Center, Mauka Side of Level 3 (Near the Charlot Courtyard and Lili΄u Theater 310)

Pau Hana in our lounge with local eats, drinks and live entertainment.

Support local partners and vendors participating in our Pop-Up Marketplace.

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