GENEALOGY OF PUNISHMENT IN HAWAI‘I
Feb 1, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The I Ola no Emmalani series closes with a talk by RaeDeen M. Keahiolalo, Ph.D., about the history of punishment and incarceration in Hawai‘i dating back to the public hanging of Chief Kamanawa II in Honolulu. Free. Emmalani Hale, 2913 Pali Highway, daughtersofhawaii.org.
Feb. 2-3, 7 p.m.
Kumu Kahua Theatre’s production of “Wild Birds” heads to Maui. The play, inspired by historical events, explores intense cultural clashes and how ali‘i were impacted by western education. $28. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theatre, MauiArts.org, (808) 242-SHOW.
Feb. 3, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy Hawaiian games, demonstrations, lomilomi, hula, crafters, artisans, free health screenings and more, and support Ke Kula ‘o S.M. Kamakau Hawaiian Immersion Charter School by participating in a 5K run/walk at 9 a.m. Free makahiki admission, $20-$30 for the 5K.Turtle Bay Resort, goo.gl/2FWhwQ. Cosponsored by OHA.
Feb. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy food, culture and art in Hale‘iwa and participate in kapa making, lauhala and coconut weaving, lei making, poi pounding, Hawaiian games, as well as exhibits on voyaging, Ni‘ihau shells and Kūkaniloko Birthing Stones. Amy Hanaiali‘i is the featured entertainer. Free. Lili‘uokalani Protestant Church, firstname.lastname@example.org. Co-sponsored by OHA.
Celebrate the art and science of wayfinding through Bishop Museum’s collections, interactive stations, the Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging exhibit and a virtual reality experience aboard the Hōkūle‘a. Included with admission ($24.95 general with discounts for kama‘āina, keiki, military and seniors). Bishop Museum, bishopmuseum.org.
PĀHOA HEALTH & WELLNESS EVENT
Feb. 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A 5K fun run, healthy food booths, makahiki games, cultural activities and demonstrations are all part of the Pähoa Complex Schools Health & Wellness Event aimed at helping the community learn about health, wellness and health-centered practices. Free. Pähoa Community Center, 15-2910 Puna Road, pahoahis.org. Sponsored by OHA.
“WAYFINDERS: A PACIFIC ODYSSEY” FILM SCREENING
Feb. 11, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Watch the award-winning PBS documentary focused on the revival of Polynesian wayfinding, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Gail Evenari. Free with advance online registration. Bishop Museum, Atherton Hālau, bishopmuseum.org/special-events.
VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER AT WAIMEA VALLEY
Feb. 14, 5 p.m.
Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner by Ke Nui Kitchen along with live music at The Proud Peacock. $74 per person for a prix fixe menu, tickets available on EventBrite. Waimea Valley, waimeavalley.net/events/view/valentines-day-dinner.
Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
‘Ōpūkaha‘ia, the young Hawaiian who inspired the Sandwich Island Mission. Onsite activities include history theatre, lectures, family activities and tours. Free, with an option to order a Hawaiian plate for $15. Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site, missionhouses.org/event-calendar/3. Sponsored in part by an OHA ‘Ahahui Grant.
MEDICINAL PLANT TOUR
Feb. 17, 10:30 a.m.
Learn about the plants and trees that were used as natural remedies before modern medicine during a tour of Foster Botanical Gardens. Included in garden admission, $5 general with discounts for kama‘āina and keiki. Reservations required, call (808) 768-7135.
HOʻOMAU OʻAHU CONCERT
Feb. 17, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This ‘aha mele (concert) will feature performances from 13 O‘ahu-based Hawaiian Language Immersion Schools and special guest artists Sudden Rush, Jerry Santos & Kamuela Kimokeo, Ho‘opono Wong & Friends. Pre-show by Pömaika‘i Lyman & ‘Ohana. Be a part of the celebration of Hawaiian language, culture, and traditions through music. Get your tickets at honoluluboxoffice.com, $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door. Free admission for küpuna 65+ and keiki 12 and under. For volunteer, vendor or sponsorship opportunities email email@example.com.
KS KAPĀLAMA ANNUAL HO‘OLAULE‘A
Feb. 24, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama hosts its 93rd annual Ho‘olaule‘a with entertainment, ‘ono food, exclusive shopping, fun and games. Free parking on campus and at Kapālama Elementary School, with shuttle service from 7 a.m. KS Kapālama Konia Field, facebook.com/hoolauleakamehameha.
ART LUNCH: PETROGLYPHS IN HAWAI‘I
Feb. 27, noon to 1 p.m.
Bring your lunch to a monthly “meet the artist” presentation, this month featuring Lynn Cook speaking about Petroglyphs in Hawai‘i. Free. Hawai‘i State Art Museum, www.facebook.com/hawaiistateartmuseum, (808) (808) 586-9958.
E MAU PĀ‘INA PANINA
Feb. 28, 6 to 8 p.m.
This is the closing event for boththe E MAU exhibit and the PA‘I Arts Gallery in its current location. Taking inspiration from the hui of Queen Lili‘uokalani’s “He Mele Lāhui Hawai‘i,” E MAU celebrates the perseverance of our indigenous artistic community. Free. PA‘I Arts Gallery at Kālia, Ala Moana Center, mauka wing, (808) (808) 945-7425.