MOLOKA‘I CANOE FESTIVALS 4TH ANNUAL KULĀIA CELEBRATION
Sept. 22, 5 to 10 p.m.
In conjunction with Nā Wahine o Ke Kai Molokaʻi to Oʻahu outrigger canoe races on Sept. 24, downtown Kaunakakai will be transformed into a block festival featuring performances by Keauhou, Henry Kapono & Friends, Josh Tatofi and others; food vendors; local artisans and cultural practitioners. Free, Call (808)658-0104, visit kulaia.wixsite.com/kulaiamolokai.
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, Hinaluaʻikoʻa, 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 Liliʻuokalani at the 11th Annual ʻOnipaʻa 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 ʻĀina will also be unveiled. “Mai Poina: The Overthrow” walking tours begin at 4 p.m. and continue Sept. 4, 9 and 10. Free. ʻIolani 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 ʻolapa (dancer) for their own hālau, 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. Kapiʻolani 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 Hawaiʻi 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 Kuʻuleilani Reyes will present. Sponsored in part by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Free. To register, visit www.oha.org/digitalliteracyevent, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (808)594-0232, Hālau ʻInana, 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 Hawaiʻi Island Festival, the parade runs through the town from Waimea Cherry Blossom Park to the baseball field, with a hoʻolauleʻa 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 Hanaialiʻi Gilliom, Paula Fuga, Taimane, Lehua Kalima, Kamakakēhau Fernandez, Pōmaikaʻi 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 – ʻŌiwi 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.
Hawaiʻi’s Woodshow, “Nā Lāʻau o Hawaiʻi,” celebrates the 25th anniversary of its annual juried woodworking exhibition featuring Hawaiʻi-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 Kapiʻolani 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 Hawaiʻiloa. 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 Kealiʻi Reichel’s Hālau Keʻalaokamaile 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.