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Plan your trip during one of Oahu’s many special events. Experience one-of-a-kind festivals, cultural performances, stage shows, musical events and sports competitions throughout the year on Oahu.

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Dec 13 2018
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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
Dec 13 2018
Gannenmono: A Legacy of Eight Generations in Hawai‘i exhibition
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Gannenmono: A Legacy of Eight Generations in Hawai‘i Exhibition

Occurs between: Thursday, December 13, 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
Dec 13 2018
Ala Moana Farmers' Market Flyer
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Ala Moana Farmers' Market

Occurs between: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Sunday, April 28, 2019, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

The Ala Moana Farmers’ Market will be located in the street level parking lot on the corner of Atkinson Drive and Ala Moana Boulevard street. As with all Farm Bureau farmers’ markets, the Ala Moana Farmers’ Market will feature only Hawai’i grown products exclusively, including fresh fruits, [...]

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  • Contact Name: Megan Kono
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Farm Bureau
Dec 13 2018
Japanese Urushi + Ettore Sottsass International Exhibit
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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
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
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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
Honolulu Museum of Art
Oahu

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

Occurs between: Thursday, December 13, 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
Dec 13 2018
Oahu

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Free Hawaiian Music and Hula at the Royal Grove

Occurs between: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Saturday, December 29, 2018, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Summary

Royal Hawaiian Center offers up the very best in Hawaiian entertainment throughout December, including hula ‘auana performances; music from Hawai‘i’s top recording artists; evenings featuring steel guitar, slack key, and Hawaiian piano; and the only hula kahiko in Waikīkī. Visitors and [...]

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  • Contact Name: Helumoa Hale Guest Services
  • Contact Organization: Royal Hawaiian Center
Dec 13 2018
Photo credit: Ron Slauson
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Honolulu City Lights (34th Annual)

Occurs between: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Summary

The annual Honolulu City Lights Public Worker's Electric Light Parade will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, in Chinatown and downtown Honolulu. The parade features work vehicles adorned with lights and special decorations. Among the more than 50 units expected to participate are fire [...]

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  • Contact Name: Honolulu City Lights
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
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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

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