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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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Nov 19 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: Monday, November 19, 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
Nov 19 2018
Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami
Maui

Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami

Occurs between: Monday, November 19, 2018 - Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

Gallery hours: Tue – Sun 10 am - 5 pm (Also open before Castle Theater shows and during intermission)

Free Admission

Above the Fold presents the work of nine renowned artists from four different continents, working in six different countries.

These artists have been [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Nov 19 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: Monday, November 19, 2018 - Sunday, May 5, 2019, 9:00am - 5:00pm
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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
Nov 19 2018
Honolulu Museum of Art
Oahu

"Ho‘oulu: The King Kalākaua Era" Art Exhibit

Occurs between: Monday, November 19, 2018 - Sunday, January 27, 2019, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Summary

Ho‘oulu: The King Kalākaua Era considers art and experimentation in the Hawaiian Kingdom during the reign of King David Kalākaua (1874–1891). Cosmopolitanism—the idea that local polities share systemic parallels internationally as part of a world citizenry—was a thriving philosophy in the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Honolulu Museum of Art
  • Contact Organization: Honolulu Museum of Art
Nov 19 2018
Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Ukulele Master Wes Awana
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Ukulele Master Wes Awana

Occurs between: Monday, November 19, 2018 - Friday, December 21, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Come play music with Hawaii's ukulele practitioner Wes Awana on the first Friday of every month. Volcano area musician Wes Awana invites visitors and Kama'aina alike to share his love of the 'ukulele and Hawaiian music. Wes will be giving family-friendly lessons on the iconic and inviting [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Nov 19 2018
Oahu

Lei-Making Class

Occurs between: Monday, November 19, 2018 - Sunday, December 2, 2018, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

Join us for a hands-on, cultural lei-making class every first Sunday of the month from 11am - 2pm. Meleana Estes, a contemporary master lei-maker, will demonstrate the art of lei-making to guests. Every 1st Sunday of the Month 11am - 2pm International Market Place Level 1, Queen's Court Admission [...]

Nov 19 2018
Sunday Farmers Market - Kalalea Anahola Farmer's Hui
Kauai

Sunday Farmers Market - Kalalea Anahola Farmer's Hui

Occurs between: Monday, November 19, 2018 - Sunday, February 17, 2019, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

A Hawaiian style market featuring local farmers and artisans with their fruits, vegetables, plants/flowers, crafts, jewelry, lei, plate lunches, etc. The market is sponsored by the Kalalea Anahola Farmer's Hui. The Kalalea/Anehola Farmer's Hui is a nonprofit farmer's organization created to [...]

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  • Contact Organization: Kalalea Anahola Farmer's Hui
Nov 19 2018
Kuhio Beach Hula Show featuring Ainsley Halemanu And Hula Halau Ka Liko O Ka Palai
Oahu

Kuhio Beach Hula Show featuring Ainsley Halemanu And Hula Halau Ka Liko O Ka Palai

Occurs between: Monday, November 19, 2018 - Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Summary

This hour-long authentic Hawaiian hula show opens with torch lighting and traditional blowing of the conch shell. At the Kuhio Beach Hula Mound, diagonally across Kalakaua Ave. from Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach hotel at Uluniu Ave. FREE, outdoors, casual, seating on the grass; beach chairs, mats, [...]

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  • Contact Name: Information
  • Contact Organization: Waikiki Improvement Association
Nov 19 2018
Gannenmono: A Legacy of Eight Generations in Hawai‘i exhibition
Oahu

Gannenmono: A Legacy of Eight Generations in Hawai‘i Exhibition

Occurs between: Monday, November 19, 2018 - Sunday, February 24, 2019, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum presents a new exhibit to honor the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese plantation workers to Hawai‘i – known as the gannenmono. Drawing from Bishop Museum’s rich plantation-era collections, Gannenmono: A Legacy of Eight Generations in Hawai‘i [...]

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  • Contact Name: Claudette Springer
  • Contact Organization: Bishop Museum
Nov 19 2018
Oahu

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

Occurs between: Monday, November 19, 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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