Paul Schūrch, creator of this wearbale koa dress
Paul Schūrch, creator of this wearbale koa dress, will be on display at Hawai‘i’s Woodshow as well as at Martin Macarthur. - Photo: Jessica Muscat/#veneerfashion
Project Vision Hawai‘i’s “Better Vision for a Better Life” program aims to provide opportunities for better vision to homeless, houseless, those in work-furlough programs, and very low-income individuals. The program provides comprehensive eye screening and prescription glasses for the uninsured and underinsured.

Hui for Health – Moloka‘i

Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m; Oct. 8, 8 a.m. to noon; Oct. 9, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Project Vision Hawai‘i will offer free vision screenings at three Moloka‘i locations to test distance and near acuity screening, as well as retinal screening for eye diseases. Free reading glasses will be provided to adults, and free sunglasses to keiki. Free. Oct. 6, Festivals of Aloha Ho‘olaule‘a, Kaunakakai; Oct. 8, Hale Mahaolu: Home Pumehana, Kaunakakai; Oct. 9, Coffees of Hawai‘i, Kualapu‘u, Proudly supported by an Office of Hawaiian Affairs ‘Ahahui Grant.

Honolulu Intertribal Powwow

Oct. 6-7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The 44th annual Native America Indian powwow features Native America dancing, singing and drumming; arts, craft and education booths; and Native America vendors. Don’t miss a chance to purchase some fry bread. Free. Ala Moana Beach Park – Magic Island,

Biography Hawai‘i: Maiki Aiu Lake

Oct. 6, noon to 2 p.m.
As part of the Hula: Mind, Body and Spirit lecture series, learn more about beloved kumu hula Maiki Aiu Lake, who was inspirational in revitalizing interest in hula in the 1970s. Free with museum admission. Bishop Museum,

Hawai‘i’s Woodshow

Tuesdays through Sundays until Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A wearable dress crafted of koa is one of the innovative pieces artists have created out of Hawai‘i grown woods for the 26th annual Hawai‘i’s Woodshow. Free. Honolulu Museum of Art School Main Gallery, This year, artists will be making their works of art available for purchase during the exhibition, so interested buyers should visit to view the catalog of entries and make purchases from the website.

Eo e Emalani i Alaka‘i

Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The mountain forests will echo with Hawaiian music and chants during the Emalani festival, a living history event that steps back to 1871. Queen Emma and her entourage arrive on horseback at 11 a.m., and the event also includes exhibits, crafts, a silent auction and food vendors. Free. Koke‘e State Park, Parking is limited, so carpooling is encouraged.

Honoring Princess Ka‘iulani

Oct. 16, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
‘Ahahui Ka‘iulani will be having a tribute to Princess Ka‘iulani in honor of her 100th birthday. A gathering at Ka‘iulani‘s statue in Waikīkī will start at 10 a.m., and at 11:30 a.m., the tribute moves to Mauna Ala. Contact 681-2360 for more information.

“Kumu Hina” screening and talk

Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m.
This Honolulu Pride event includes a screening of the documentary “Kumu Hina,” along with a community talk with the film’s subject Hina Wong-Kalu. ARTS at Marks Garage,

Hula and Ku‘ialua: Dance and War Demonstration

Oct. 18, 6-7:30 p.m.
Billy Richards, Debbie Nakanelua and Kyle Nakanelua will demonstrate and discuss the parallels between hula and the Hawaiian martial art ku‘ialua (also called lua). $10, or free for museum members. Bishop Museum Atherton Hālau, pre-registration required:

Honolulu Pride Parade and Festival

Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Hawai‘i’s largest LGBTQ community event is the culmination of two weeks of festivities. The celebration starts with a parade and continues at the Diamond Head Greens for entertainment, ‘ono food, friendship and community. Free. Waikīkī,

Honolulu Habitat for Humanity – Keiki Build Day

October 27
Support Hawai‘i’s keiki and help build a new playground at the Waimānalo Village. Keiki are encouraged to volunteer to construct the playground that will be in their own park. Free. Waimānalo Village Playground Site – 41-552 Mo‘ole St., Proudly supported by an Office of Hawaiian Affairs ‘Ahahui Grant.

Mele o Hawai‘i

Oct. 27, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Songs of Hawai‘i Island and the legend of Pele will be highlighted in a concert featuring mo‘olelo, hula and oli. $30. Hawaiian Mission Houses,

Makahiki Maoli 2018

Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hui Ko Ke Ola Pono presents a festival to strengthen Hawaiian identity by playing makahiki games in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i. Free. Bishop Museum. Proudly supported by an Office of Hawaiian Affairs ‘Ahahui Grant.

Hawai‘i Rise Community Day

Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (tentative)
The community is invited to come together to participate in cultural activity workshops to gain new skills and experiences; enjoy music, dance and speeches from local keiki, musicians and educators; and learn more about programs, services and resources available from organizations across the community. Free. Kawananakoa Gym, Keaukaha. Proudly supported by an Office of Hawaiian Affairs ‘Ahahui Grant.