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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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Dec 18 2017
Santa is coming to Laie!
Oahu

Christmas at Hukilau Marketplace

Occurs between:
Monday, December 18, 2017
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Saturday, December 23, 2017
Summary

Enjoy the true spirit of Christmas at the ALL NEW Christmas at The Hukilau Marketplace event. Filled with brilliantly lit trees, ono food, heartwarming nativity presentations, plus tons and tons of snow. It's sure to become a treasured part of your family holiday tradition. For details, go to [...]

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  • Contact Name: Tatiana
  • Contact Organization: Polynesian Cultural Center
Dec 18 2017
Kauai

Ohana Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert

Occurs between:
Monday, December 18, 2017
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Sunday, January 7, 2018
Summary

Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 18+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!".

This concert will [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Dec 18 2017
Oahu

Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels

Occurs between:
Monday, December 18, 2017
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Sunday, January 14, 2018
Summary

The Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels exhibition explores the unique world of animation, from traditional hand-drawn cels to exciting breakthroughs in stop-motion and CGI. Come create your own stop-motion animated short, Learn about the art of storyboarding, Go behind the scenes with [...]

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  • Contact Name: Bishop Museum
  • Contact Organization: Bishop Museum
Dec 18 2017
Oahu

The “Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging” Exhibition at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Occurs between:
Monday, December 18, 2017
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Sunday, June 24, 2018
Summary

The “Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging” exhibition at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum will celebrate the story of how a centuries-old ancestral practice has been re-awakened, re-activated, and re-envisioned by Hawaiian and Oceanic voyagers over the past five decades. INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS [...]

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  • Contact Name: Bishop Museum
  • Contact Organization: Bishop Museum
Dec 18 2017
Lauhala Weaving
Hawaii

"Hands On History" Activities

Occurs between:
Monday, December 18, 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
Dec 18 2017
Kaori
Hawaii

Serenely Proliferating: Kaori Ukaji

Occurs between:
Monday, December 18, 2017
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Summary

Kahilu Exhibits presents a solo show by internationally recognized artist, Kaori Ukaji, from October 26 – December 20, 2017. There will be an opening reception and artist's walk-through on Thursday, October 26 from 5-7pm. A no host bar and light pupu will be offered during the reception. Work [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kahilu Theatre Galleries
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre Galleries
Dec 18 2017
Maui

New Shanghai Circus

Occurs between:
Monday, December 18, 2017
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Monday, January 15, 2018
Summary

Monday, January 15, 2018; Castle Theater; 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm Tuesday, January 16, 2018; Castle Theater; 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm China’s most daring acrobats, jugglers, balance artists, and contortionists return to Maui for the year’s grandest family spectacular. These highly skilled, rigorously [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Dec 18 2017
Maui

G LOVE & Ozomatli

Occurs between:
Monday, December 18, 2017
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Friday, January 5, 2018
Summary

Friday, January 5, 2018; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm **DANCE FLOOR!** G LOVE and Ozomatli join forces to take you on an unforgettable musical journey. G LOVE, with his solo acoustic, foot-stomping, street-side Blues, will warm up the stage for Ozomatli, an American six-piece band formed in Los Angeles [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Dec 18 2017
The Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center
Maui

Hui Holidays

Occurs between:
Monday, December 18, 2017
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Sunday, December 24, 2017
Summary

Hui Holidays showcases Made on Maui artwork by local artists in a festive historical setting.

Hui Noeau's programs are made possible with support from the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

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  • Contact Name: Erin Wooldridge
  • Contact Organization: Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center
Dec 18 2017
Accession Exhibit at HiSAM
Oahu

Accession

Occurs between:
Monday, December 18, 2017
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Summary

Accession, sponsored by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA), invites you to engage with a selection of recent additions to the Art in Public Places Collection of the SFCA in the Diamond Head gallery of the Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM). This exhibit features 33 works by [...]

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  • Contact Name: Scott Young
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

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