Pictured: Healani Sonoda-Pale leads a practice for the hula that will be performed after the peace march.
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FIRST FRIDAY AT HISAM

Jan. 5, 5 p.m.

Live slack key guitar performances by Ron and Pomaika‘i Loo and the “I Love Art” hands-on activity gallery are highlights at this month’s family-friendly offering. Free. Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 586-0305, sfca.hawaii.gov/hisam.

ECLECTIC DIVERSITY

Opening reception Jan. 5, 5-7 p.m.
Runs through Jan. 25

This invitational exhibit features an array of collectibles from 11 Hawai‘i Island artists in11 different media. The opening reception offers an opportunity to meet the artists. Free. Waiola Center, Wailoacenter.com or call (808) 933-0416.

Photo: Courtesy

WILLIE K & FRIENDS BLUESFEST

Jan. 6, 5 p.m.

Renowned musician Willie K hosts special guests from Hawai‘i and beyond for an evening of blues that promises to be both diverse and electrifying. $40-$250, $10 ages 2-12. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, A&B Amphitheatre/Yokouchi Pavilion, www.mauiarts.org/williek.

AN EVENING WITH JUDY COLLINS

Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Lopaka Kapanui offers an evening of supernatural stories, wonder and “chicken skin” moments in Bishop Museum’s historic Hawaiian Hall. $25. Bishop Museum, www.bishopmuseum.org/specialevents.

BANYAN DRIVE ART STROLL

Jan. 13, noon to 6 p.m.

The 2nd annual art stroll provides the opportunity to view art and photography exhibited at hotels along Lihiwai Street and Banyan Drive. Plein art demonstrations will be held in Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Gyotaku (fish printing) at Suisan and entertainment and pupus will start in the late afternoon. Free. Banyan Drive, Hilo, us-japanesegardens.com.

THE NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS

Jan. 13-14, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Acrobats, jugglers, balance artists and contortionists from China take the stage for contemporary interpretations of traditional Chinese circus arts. $15-$39.50. Blaisdell Concert Hall, www.blaisdellcenter.com.

PEACE MARCH

Jan. 17, 10:30 a.m.

In observance of the 125th year since the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom, join Hui Kū Like Kākou for Hele Lālani Maluhia O Lili‘u Ē, a peace march from the Mauna ‘Ala Royal Mausoleum to ‘Iolani Palace. Cultural protocol begins 10:30 a.m. at Mauna ‘Ala (2261 Nu‘uanu Ave.) with the march to follow at noon.

O LILI‘U Ē

Jan. 17, 10:30 a.m.

Join Hui Kū Like Kākou for a peace march in observance of the 125th anniversary since the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Cultural protocol at Mauna ‘Ala Royal Mausoleum begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by a march to ‘Iolani Palace at noon.

PACIFIC ISLAND ARTS FESTIVAL

Jan. 20-21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 19th annual festival will feature more than 75 fi ne artists and handcraft artisans, casual entertainment and hula, and a lion dance on the second day. Free. Kapi‘olani Park, icb-web.net/haa.

KŌKUA KAILUA

Jan. 21, 1-3 p.m.

Head to Kona’s Historic Kailua Village for a monthly, pedestrian-only outdoor marketplace that features more than 100 artisans, crafters, musicians and vendors from Kailua Pier to Hualalai Road. Free. Ali‘i Drive, historic kailuavillage.com.

AOTEAROA’S FINEST-MAISEY RIKA

Jan. 21, 4 p.m.; Jan. 22, 7 p.m.

Māori singer/songwriters Maisey Rika, Rob Ruha and Seth Haapu, joined by taonga puoro (traditional instruments) practitioner Horomono Horo of Aotearoa, perform music that blends cultural roots, powerful lyrics and memorable tunes. $25-$68. Kahilu Theatre in Kamuela, (808) 885-6868, kahilutheatre.org.

Aotearoa’s Finest-Maisey Rika. – Photo: Courtesy

KA MOLOKA‘I MAKAHIKI

Jan. 27, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Learn about ancient makahiki traditions specific to Moloka‘i through lectures, land and ocean activities, hands-on art and craft workshops, sporting and oli competitions and traditional ceremonies. Free. Baseball park across from Mitchell Pauole Center, Kaunakakai, www.molokaievents.com.

OKAREKA DANCE COMPANY: MANA WĀHINE

Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Five dancers demonstrate women’s power, authority and culture through their interpretation of thestory of Te Aokapurangi, a young woman from Rotorua who was captured in battle and returned years later to save her people from slaughter. $27-$67. Hawai‘i Theatre, www.hawaiitheatre.com.