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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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Oct 18 2017
Oahu

Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels

Occurs between:
Wednesday, October 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
Oct 18 2017
The ladies of "Shout! The Mod Musical"
Hawaii

SHOUT! The Mod Musical

Occurs between:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Sunday, October 29, 2017
Summary

The Palace Theater and The Hilo Community Chorus are Proud to Present our 16th Annual Fall Musical. SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL SHOUT! promises to be a fun romp through the sixties with songs like "Georgy Girl", "These Boots were Made for Walkin' " and "To Sir With Love". Set in London, SHOUT! takes [...]

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Oct 18 2017
Oahu

Kuhio Beach Hula Show: Joan "Aunty Pudgie" Young And Puamelia

Occurs between:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Thursday, October 26, 2017
Summary

Opens with the traditional blowing of the conch shell, weather permitting. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Kuhio Beach Hula Mound, near the Duke Kahanamoku statue, beachside at Uluniu & Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. Outdoors, casual. Seating on the grass; beach chairs, mats, etc. okay. Cameras are [...]

Oct 18 2017
Lauhala Weaving
Hawaii

"Hands On History" Activities

Occurs between:
Wednesday, October 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
Oct 18 2017
Oahu

Hawaii Plantation Village - Haunted Plantation

Occurs between:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Summary

Hawaii's largest, scariest & best Haunted House is back! Due to heavy attendance the past 11 years, the plantation has decided to open for 10 nights. You will be chased and taunted by spirits of Hawaii that are located in the Hawaii Plantation Village. October 13, 14 & 15; 20, 21 & 22; 27, 28, [...]

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  • Contact Name: Haunted Plantation
  • Contact Organization: Haunted Plantation
Oct 18 2017
Oahu

Sumi-e In Paradie: Exhibition of Student Work

Occurs between:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Friday, October 27, 2017
Summary

An exhibition of Sumi-e artwork by students of local instructor and artist Hisae Shouse. In the Japanese art of Sumi-e, artists use simple materials, such as black ink and water, to express the essence of a subject with a variety of tones and dynamic brush strokes. The exhibit will be available [...]

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  • Contact Name: Hawaii State Library
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii State Library
Oct 18 2017
ART Kaua`i 2017
Kauai

Art Kauai 2017 Exhibition

Occurs between:
Wednesday, October 18, 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
Oct 18 2017
Malama Wao Akua Opening
Maui

Malama Wao Akua

Occurs between:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Thursday, November 9, 2017
Summary

This landmark show is presented in collaboration with East Maui Watershed Partnership (EMWP) to raise awareness about the native species of Maui Nui. The Hui hosts an information session & collaborates with EMWP to host artist hikes leading up to the exhibition. Lectures by leaders from the field [...]

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  • Contact Name: Erin Wooldridge
  • Contact Organization: Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center
Oct 18 2017
Maui

Exhibit: He Makana: The Gertrude Mary Joan Damon Haig Collection of Hawaiian Art, Paintings, and Prints

Occurs between:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Saturday, December 23, 2017
Summary

He Makana, meaning “a gift,” is a distinguished collection of paintings, prints, and traditional art forms of Hawai‘i from the 1930s-1970s, that capture the history and nostalgia of old Hawai‘i. Among the treasures to be seen are paintings by three giants of early-20th century island [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Oct 18 2017
Accession Exhibit at HiSAM
Oahu

Accession

Occurs between:
Wednesday, October 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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