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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 13 2018
Kumu Hula Moses Kaho'okele Crabbe
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Kumu Hula Moses Kahookele Crabbe

Occurs between: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Friday, December 21, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Hula is Hawaii's most sacred and ancient cultural practice. Originally developed by Polynesians, the Hula portrays the words of the oli (chant) and mele (song/chant/poetry) in a visual dance form.  Hula helps pass down the tradition of the Hawaiian culture and keeps the spirit of Hawaii alive. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Dec 13 2018
Master Lei Maker Kaipo AhChong
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Lei Making with Kaipo AhChong

Occurs between: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Friday, December 28, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

The lei is a Hawaiian flower garland that is worn for many different special occasions.  The lei also represents and symbolizes a variety of celebrations from friendship, love, welcoming, departures and everything in between.  Come join agriculture farmer Kaipo AhChong TEMPORARILY at Volcano [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Dec 13 2018
Maui Sunday Market
Maui

Maui Sunday Market

Occurs between: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Sunday, March 31, 2019, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Summary

Don't miss this week's "Maui Sunday Market." Held each Sunday, from 4 pm to 8 pm, in the Kahului Shopping Center parking lot, this popular event features island vendors (crafters, artisans, food purveyors, and more); entertainment; food trucks; and activities showcasing Hawaiian Cultural [...]

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  • Contact Name: Luana Mahi
  • Contact Organization: Maui Food Technology Center
Dec 13 2018
Randy Lee Master lei maker
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Master Lei Maker, Randy Lee

Occurs between: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Friday, December 14, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Come join Master lei maker, Randy Lee, on the front porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery.  Watch and learn as Randy Lee passes on his knowledge and craftsmanship of the iconic Hawaiian Lei.  Lee uses a variety of natural materials to fashion the most gorgeous of leis.  This hands-on workshop [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Dec 13 2018
Cover of Hawaii, illustrated souvenir booklet, 1943 Private Collection. Published by Curteich, a prolific printer of postcards in Illinois, this small picture book was primarily sold to military personnel in Hawaiʻi during World War II. Its colorful cover includes many of the favorite Hawaiian image
Oahu

Unreal: Hawaiʻi in Popular Imagination

Occurs between: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Sunday, January 27, 2019, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

Bishop Museum’s new exhibition “Unreal: Hawaiʻi in Popular Imagination” presents rare images and objects drawn from one of the largest private collections of Hawaiʻi-themed printed ephemera. The exhibition gives visitors a unique opportunity to see the breadth of Hawaiʻi-themed commercial [...]

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  • Contact Name: Lance Aquino
  • Contact Organization: Stryker Weiner & Yokota Public Relations
Dec 13 2018
Japanese Urushi + Ettore Sottsass International Exhibit
Oahu

Japanese Urushi + Ettore Sottsass International Exhibit

Occurs between: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

The Pantheon Contemporary of the Hawaii Theatre Centre is proud to present its first international exhibition, Japanese Urushi and Ettore Sottsass. The exhibit showcases 22 unique works of urushi made by urushi craftsmen in Japan. The craftsmen worked together across the regions of Wakasa, Echizen, [...]

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  • Contact Name: Miki Shimokawa
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Theatre Center
Dec 13 2018
2.	Woman with takona (body painting).  Photo by Mokomae, one of eight featured artists in the “Ka U‘i: Contemporary Art from Rapa Nui” exhibition
Oahu

Bishop Museum Presents the "Rapa Nui: The Untold Stories of Easter Island" Exhibition

Occurs between: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Sunday, May 5, 2019, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

More than 150 cultural treasures and never-before-seen biological specimens from Bishop Museum’s collections will be on display together for the first time in the museum’s history. The “Rapa Nui: The Untold Stories of Easter Island” exhibit will allow visitors to go beyond the world-famous [...]

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  • Contact Name: Claudette Springer
  • Contact Organization: Bishop Museum
Dec 13 2018
Living Goddess Kumari
Oahu

EWC Exhibition Gala Opening: "Capturing a Legacy: Four Generations of Nepalese Photographers"

Occurs between: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Sunday, January 6, 2019, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Summary

Capturing a Legacy: Four Generations of Nepalese Photographers tells the story of the legacy of the Chitrakar family as artists and visual documentarians. Nepal has witnessed dramatic political and cultural changes and this photographic exhibition captures key moments in Nepal’s history through [...]

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  • Contact Name: Eric Chang
  • Contact Organization: East-West Center Arts Program
Dec 13 2018
Joy of Christmas
Kauai

Joy of Christmas

Occurs between: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Sunday, December 30, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Summary

Join us at the inaugural "Joy of Christmas" festival of lights hosted at St. Raphael Church. FREE ADMISSION.

We have invited parishioners, local businesses and organizations to join us in creating a celebration of Christmas for all Kauai residents and visitors. Festivities begin every [...]

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  • Contact Name: Lillian Vierra
  • Contact Organization: Laulima Campaign
Dec 13 2018
Oahu

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration and Immigration to Japan Exhibition

Occurs between: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Sunday, January 6, 2019, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Summary

In 1868, Japan underwent a political revolution. With the coronation of Emperor Mutsuhito (known commonly as the Meiji Emperor), the Imperial Family regained political control, and the feudal stratocracy—in which regional lords (daimyō) and a military chief (shogun) ruled the nation for more [...]

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  • Contact Name: Honolulu Museum of Art
  • Contact Organization: Honolulu Museum of Art

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