HAWAI‘I CHILDREN AND YOUTH DAY 2017
Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This 24th annual family- friendly event offers more than 300 interactive, educational and fun activities for children of all ages. Visit www.hawaiicyd.org/ calendar.html for the full schedule of events. Free. State Capitol District, www.HawaiiCYD.org. Sponsored in part by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
HINALUA‘IKO‘A & KALO
Through Sept. 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Catch sculptor and installation artist Bernice Akamine’s new series of sculptures, Hinalua‘iko‘a, and traveling installation Kalo, before the exhibition closes Sept. 8. Free. Kahilu Theatre’s Kohala and Hamakua galleries, www.kahilutheatre.org, (808)885-6868.
Sept. 3, 10 a.m.
Celebrate the 179th birthday of Queen Lili‘uokalani at the 11th Annual ‘Onipa‘a Celebration. An interfaith service will be held at noon and a tribute through hula and oli begins at 3:30 p.m. The collaborative mural, Aloha ‘Äina will also be unveiled. “Mai Poina: The Overthrow” walking tours begin at 4 p.m. and continue Sept. 4, 9 and 10. Free. ‘Iolani Palace. Reservations for Mai Poina are required, www.hawaiiponoi.info.
KĀKUA KA PĀ‘Ū: A DISCUSSION ON ‘A‘AHU HULA
Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m. Several Maui kumu hula will participate in a panel discussion on the mindful and creative decisions that go into dressing an ‘olapa (dancer) for their own hälau, and show the process step-by-step. $15. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Threatre, www.mauiarts.org, (808)242-7469(SHOW).
‘IKE KUPUNA – RAISING HAWAIIAN FAMILIES
Sept. 8, 5 p.m.
The city’s 77th Annual Nā Hula Festival features non-competitive hula performances, music from the Royal Hawaiian Band and the 2017 Lei Queen and Court. Bring something to sit on, as well as something to eat and drink. Free. Kapi‘olani Park Bandstand, 768-3058.
HAWAI‘I ISLAND FESTIVAL – 30 DAYS OF ALOHA
Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m. (Ms. Aloha Nui Pageant)
Sept. 9, 11 a.m. (poke contest), 5:30 p.m. (falsetto contest)
The Hawai‘i Island Festival kicks off with the Ms. Aloha Nui Pageant on Sept. 9, followed by a poke contest the next morning and a falsetto contest Saturday evening. Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, www.hawaiiislandfestival.org.
HAWAI‘I ISLAND FESTIVAL OF BIRDS
This second-annual family friendly festival will feature expert guest speakers, a trade show for outdoor and birding equipment, bird-themed arts and crafts, photography and painting workshops,
a birding film festival and more. $10 general admission for ages 16 and up. Sheraton Kona Convention Center. Visit birdfesthawaii.org for tickets and information on related events.
ACCESSING RESOURCES FOR NATIVE HAWAIIANS
Sept. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
This free digital literacy workshop will go over Internet navigation, Hawaiian databases, genealogy research, Hawaiian language, hula and more. Maile Alau, Keikilani Meyer, Rae-Anne Montague and Ku‘uleilani Reyes will present. Sponsored in part by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Free.
To register, visit www.oha.org/digitalliteracyevent, firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call (808)594-0232, Hālau ‘Inana, 2438 Beretania Street, www.halauinana.com
WAIMEA PANIOLO PARADE AND HO‘OLAULE‘A
Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Part of the 2017 Hawai‘i Island Festival, the parade runs through the town from Waimea Cherry Blossom Park to the baseball field, with a ho‘olaule‘a immediately following the parade. Free. www.hawaiiislandfestival.org.
12TH ANNUAL KŪ MAI KA HULA
Sept. 8, 6 p.m.
Sept. 9, 1 p.m.
Maui’s only adult hula competition features solo competition on Sept. 8 and group competition and awards on Sept. 9. $25, or $45 for a two-day pass. Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Castle Theatre, www.mauiarts.org, (808)242-7469 (SHOW).
MANA MAOLI VIDEO LAUNCH
Sept. 20, 6 to 9 p.m.
Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom, Paula Fuga, Taimane, Lehua Kalima, Kamakakëhau Fernandez, Pōmaika‘i Lyman, hālau hula, Hawaiian charter youth and more will perform at the video premiere of Mana Maoli/Playing for Change’s new collaboration: “Island Style – ‘Ōiwi Ē.” Ward Village – IBM Courtyard, manamele.org.
2017 HAWAI‘I’S WOODSHOW
Sept. 23-Oct. 8, Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hawai‘i’s Woodshow, “Nā Lā‘au o Hawai‘i,” celebrates the 25th anniversary of its annual juried woodworking exhibition featuring Hawai‘i-grown woods. Free. Honolulu Museum of Art School
Galleries at Linekona, woodshow. hawaiiforest.org.
KO OLINA CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL
Sept. 23, 2 to 8 p.m.
Support Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children while enjoying live performances, family films and activities, music and video studios and a sunset movie on the beach at the 4th annual festival. $25, with discounts for keiki. Ko Olina Resort, Kohala Lagoon 1, koolinachildrensfestival.com. Sponsored in part by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
FRIENDS OF HŌKŪLE‘A AND HAWAI‘ILOA FUNDRAISER
Support the perpetuation of Hawaiian canoe building traditions and values at a fundraiser that will help rebuild the masts, booms and spars of Hawai‘iloa. John Cruz, Robi Kahakalau, Kawika Kahiapo, Donald Kaulia and special guests will perform. Admission includes entertainment, heavy pupus, beer, wine, soft drinks and a silent auction. $40 presale, $50 at the
door. Hard Rock Cafe Waikīkī, fhh-hawaiiloa.eventbrite.com.
ART OF THE CHANTER
Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 1, 2 p.m.
Kumu Hula Keali‘i Reichel’s Hālau Ke‘alaokamaile continues its three decade concert series highlighting the skill of individual chanters. $35. UH Kennedy Theatre Mainstage, kealaokamaile.com. Tickets also available at Manaola Ala Moana and Kealopiko Ward Village.