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The Hawaiian Islands Cultural Events

Hawaii’s cultural traditions connect us to the memories of generations past, allowing us to walk the in the footsteps of the ancestors. Though many Hawaiian cultural practices have given way to modern lifestyles, events have become invaluable venues to share and experience culture. Hearing a chant as it has been performed for centuries, learning from artisans immersed in their craft, or simply enjoying a music festival celebrating ukulele or slack-key guitar –  instruments introduced to Hawaii by immigrants generations ago – can deepen your connection to the wealth of cultural assets that make these islands so special.

 

See the majesty of more than 20 premier halau, or schools, performing ancient and contemporary forms of hula at the Prince Lot Hula Festival (July), Hawaii’s largest non-competitive hula event. Learn about Hawaiian royalty through song, dance and storytelling at the King Kamehameha Celebration (June) and Eo E Emalani I Alakai Festival (October). And celebrate the local culture of coffee growing at the Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival.

 

These cultural events are much more than entertainment and exhibition. They serve as touchpoints and training grounds for future generations of cultural practitioners. Participating in and experiencing Hawaii’s cultural events helps us understand that the native culture of these islands is alive and thriving, and that the cultures of those who later migrated to these shores add their brilliance to the dynamic, cosmopolitan Hawaii of today.

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Feb 28 2020
Exhibit: NIUHI-SHARK: Honoring Kamehameha the Great in Paint and Prose
Hawaii

Exhibit: NIUHI-SHARK: Honoring Kamehameha the Great in Paint and Prose

Occurs between: Friday, February 28, 2020 - Friday, March 20, 2020, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Summary

The Donkey Mill Art Center is honored to present NIUHI-SHARK: Honoring Kamehameha The Great in Paint & Prose featuring original paintings created by Carl F. K. Pao paired with selections from the book Kamehameha–The Rise of a King by Kāwika Eyre with illustrations by Brook Parker. The exhibit [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sophia Naylor
  • Contact Organization: Donkey Mill Art Center
Feb 28 2020
Student Art Show - 57th Annual Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards at the Hawaii State Art Museum
Oahu

Student Art Show - 57th Annual Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards at the Hawaii State Art Museum

Occurs between: Friday, February 28, 2020 - Saturday, March 14, 2020, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

This annual art exhibition recognizes creative excellence among Hawaii's public and private school students in grades 7-12. The Hawaii Regional Scholastic Student Art Awards displays award-winning artwork by students from across the state. Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed on [...]

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  • Contact Name: Mamiko Carroll
  • Contact Organization: State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Feb 28 2020
Angela Tiatia, "Holding On," 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf.
Oahu

INUNDATION: Art and Climate Change in the Pacific

Occurs on: Friday, February 28, 2020, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Summary

Inundation refers to both the watery disasters of climate change and the overwhelming emotions they evoke. This exhibition, curated by Jaimey Hamilton Faris, Assoc. Professor at the Dept. of Art & Art History, University of [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sharon Tasaka
  • Contact Organization: The Art Gallery, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Feb 28 2020
Traditional Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert
Kauai

Traditional Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert

Occurs on: Friday, February 28, 2020, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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 20+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!".

This concert will [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Feb 28 2020
Oahu

Judy Collins

Occurs between: Friday, February 28, 2020 - Saturday, February 29, 2020, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Summary

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five [...]

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  • Contact Name: Letrice Mitchell
  • Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii
Feb 28 2020
SunSets LIVE: Johnny Suite
Oahu

SunSets LIVE: Johnny Suite

Occurs on: Friday, February 28, 2020, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Summary

Looking for the hottest new Friday night destination? Head to the Prince Waikiki on Friday February 28th for SunSets LIVE at the poolside Hinana Bar! Join us and enjoy live music by Oahu native Johnny Suite all while taking in breathtaking sunset views, fireworks and pau hana food & drinks starting [...]

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  • Contact Name: Prince Waikiki
  • Contact Organization: Prince Waikiki
Feb 28 2020
Candace And Company
Kauai

Candace and Company

Occurs on: Friday, February 28, 2020, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Summary

Paniolo Santa Maria Style Bbq. A Great Place To Relax While Dining Inside or Outside Patio. Listen to the amazing sounds Of Candace and Company. Great country food and live music Monday thru Saturday 6:30 to 9:00, Opens For Dinner 4:30. Always Great Food, Reasonable Prices Paniolo. A Great Place [...]

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  • Contact Name: Jared or Joanne Diaz
  • Contact Organization: Paniolo Santa Maria Style Bbq
Feb 28 2020
KCP Presents "She Kills Monsters"
Kauai

KCP Presents "She Kills Monsters"

Occurs between: Friday, February 28, 2020 - Sunday, March 8, 2020, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Summary

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister. A unique show, filled with fantasy and fun! Don't miss this special show! Directed by Jenna Cedusky [...]

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  • Contact Name: Erin Gaines
  • Contact Organization: Kauai Community Players
Feb 28 2020
The Music of Billy Joel Starring Michael Cavanaugh
Oahu

The Music of Billy Joel Starring Michael Cavanaugh

Occurs on: Friday, February 28, 2020, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Summary

Michael Cavanaugh is the new voice of the American Rock & Roll Songbook and a charismatic performer and musician made famous for his piano/lead vocals in the Broadway musical Movin' Out.  Handpicked by Billy [...]

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  • Contact Name: HSO Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
Feb 28 2020
Winter Footholds
Oahu

Winter Footholds

Occurs between: Friday, February 28, 2020 - Sunday, March 1, 2020, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Summary

Winter Footholds – PRIMETIME SERIES February 26, 27, 28, 29 & March 1, 2020 WED-SAT at 7:30pm SUN 3/1 at 2:00pm EARLE ERNST LAB THEATRE Dance Concert The second of two Kennedy Theatre Footholds 2019/20 dance concerts spotlights additional undergraduate and graduate student choreography and [...]

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  • Contact Name: John Wells
  • Contact Organization: The Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

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