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The Hawaiian Islands Cultural Events
Every year, Hawaiian music is celebrated in music festivals that celebrate the uniqueness of Hawaii instruments, musicians, and songs. The Ukulele Festival (July) at Kapiolani Park Bandstand in Waikiki honors what many visitors believe to be a hand-me-down from ancient Hawaii, but in reality, the ukulele was brought here by Portuguese immigrants at the end of the 19th century. Today, the ukulele is still a fundamental part of the musical landscape, not simply on stage but also at family picnics or on the beach.

The island of Hawaii's Kona Slack Key Festival (September) pays tribute to a uniquely local way of playing the guitar – another Hawaiian music staple. Slack key is a “slacked” or loosened tuning or technique that reflects the breezy, flowing quality of both local climate and culture.

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Oct 7 2017
Oahu

Waikiki International Food Fest

Occurs on:
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Summary

The Rotary Club of Waikiki uses the proceeds of this major annual fundraiser to support community and international service projects, which include water sanitation projects in Southwest Asia to dozens of service projects right here in the heart of our community. Following are just a few of the [...]

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  • Contact Name: David Livingston
Nov 19 2017
Audience enjoying the smooth and wonderful slack key music
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival "Kauai Style" (25th Annual)

Occurs on:
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Summary

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

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  • Contact Name: Milton Lau
  • Contact Organization: Ki-hoalu Foundation, Inc.
Sep 21 2017
Photo: Chris Edwards
Oahu

Raku Hoolaulea Juried Exhibition presented by Hawaii's Craftsmen

Occurs between:
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Saturday, October 7, 2017
Summary

Hawaii Craftsmen, currently in its 50th anniversary year, celebrates fine craft as a vital and enriching part of life and supports the creative growth of its member artists and the education of the general public. Its programs provide venues for shared experiences and communication and promote the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Terry Savage
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Craftsmen
Sep 21 2017
Lauhala Weaving
Hawaii

"Hands On History" Activities

Occurs between:
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Summary

Every Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m., the Kona Coffee Living History Farm hosts "Hands On History" activities on their site in Captain Cook. "Hands On History" provides visitors and with the opportunity to learn, experience and practice activities important to the daily lives of Kona's Japanese [...]

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  • Contact Name: Gavin Miculka
  • Contact Organization: Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Sep 21 2017
Oahu

The Balllad Of Mu Lan

Occurs between:
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Saturday, September 30, 2017
Summary

THE BALLAD OF MU LAN
by Alvin Chan
recommended ages 5+

When Mu Lan dresses up as a boy to take her father's place in the army she has lots to learn and lots to prove, but her biggest battle might be with herself. This new telling of an ancient Chinese legend mixes [...]

Sep 21 2017
Oahu

Korean Artists Association of Hawaii Poetry, Art & Flowers Exhibition

Occurs between:
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Summary

Korean Artists Association of Hawaii Art Exhibit from Sept. 6-14 with reception on Sept. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Poetry, Art & Flowers exhibit from Sept. 19-28. Reception on Sept. 19 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. An exhibit of words, images and Ikebana by the Korean Literature Association of Hawaii, to [...]

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  • Contact Name: MOCA Hotline
Sep 21 2017
Worldwide Voyage Exhibition
Hawaii

Worldwide Voyage: Hawai’i Shares Its Culture With The World

Occurs between:
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Saturday, September 30, 2017
Summary

The Isaacs Art Center is privileged to present "Worldwide Voyage: Hawaii Shares Its Culture With The World", a fine art exhibition in which the navigational story of the Hokulea's Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage is told through photographs, cultural items, and art inspired by the voyage. The [...]

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  • Contact Name: Justin Sandulli
  • Contact Organization: Isaacs Art Center
Sep 21 2017
ART Kaua`i 2017
Kauai

Art Kauai 2017 Exhibition

Occurs between:
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Saturday, October 28, 2017
Summary

The Kauai Soceity of Artists presents its premier annual Exhibition ART Kauai.

Outstanding artists, living and working on Kauai, submitted artwork to be chosen by this year's Juror, Patricia Correia, Topanga Canyon, CA.

Art works include: Paintings, Mixed Media, Ceramics, [...]

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  • Contact Name: Rose Anne Jones
  • Contact Organization: Kauai Society of Artists
Sep 21 2017
Kauai

Kauai Museum Presents Robert Cazimero in Concert

Occurs on:
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Summary

Kauai Museum presents legendary entertainer Robert Cazimero in concert on Thursday, September 21, 2017 in the Kaumualii Hall. Doors open at 5:30pm, No host cocktail/pupu at 6:00pm and concert from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Enjoy an evening with Robert Cazimero Hawaii's legend in the entertainment world. For [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kauai Museum
  • Contact Organization: Kauai Museum
Sep 21 2017
Maui

Exhibit: Spineless: Portraits Of Marine Invertebrates The Backbone Of Life

Occurs between:
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Sunday, October 1, 2017
Summary

Acclaimed photographer, Susan Middleton, who is well known for the exhibitions Archipelago, and Remains of a Rainbow, brings us a new body of work exploring the mysterious world of marine invertebratesa"underwater animals without backbones. More than 98% of known species in the ocean are [...]

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  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center

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