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|Saturday Apr 19 7:00AM-11:00AM||Wailuku Hongwanji Mission
Fundraiser for a new multi-purpose center.
Wailuku Hongwanji Mission grounds
1828 Vineyard St., Wailuku, Maui
|Helen Tanaka 808.877.5711|
|Sunday Apr 20 3:00PM-5:00PM||Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha
Spring Thanksgiving Festival
All of life is a gift. Please join us in offering prayers of humility and gratitude to the wonderful gifts and blessings in our lives as well as within our community, environment, and world. 3:00 pm Ceremony followed by Scholarship presentation and dinner Open to the public.
Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu
1239 Olomea St., Honolulu
|Bob Harada 808.841.4755|
|Monday Apr 28-Friday May 9||Sumie Society of Hawaii, Inc.
12th Annual Sumi-e Exhibition
4/29-5/2, 5/5-5/8: 9am-4pm
Saturday's and Sunday's are closed. Admission is free.
Honolulu Hale Courtyard 1st Floor
|City Hall 808.768.6622|
|Friday May 2 6:30PM-9:00PM||Japanese Cultural Society of Maui
2014 Kickoff Event for Maui Matsuri Festival
The kickoff event will feature taiko performances, kendama demonstration, beautiful kimonos, karaoke, minyo (folk) dancing, a coloring contest, and more. The event will conclude with obon odori (bon dance) practice around the stage at approximately 8:30 p.m. Please call or visit the festival's website: www.mauimatsuri.com or Facebook page: www.facebook.com/mauimatsuri for more information.
Queen Ka'ahumanu Center
275 West Ka'ahumanu Ave., Kahului
|Kay Fukumoto 808.283.9999|
|Saturday May 3 8:30AM-12:30PM||Harris United Methodist Church
Gently used clothing, kitchenware, toys & books, white elephant & linens, and light refreshments at bargain prices. Proceeds to support Harris UMC Ministries.
Harris United Methodist Church
20 S. Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu
|Mona Ray Kino 808.536.9602|
|Saturday May 3 12:00PM-5:30PM||Senri Oe Tohoku
Tsunami Restoration Charity Concert
Best-selling Japanese jazz pianist to hold events in Honolulu to benefit children impacted by Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Special guest performances by Japanese singer Junko Yagami and ukulele artist Herb Otah Jr. Major Japanese pop artist and jazz pianist Senri Oe will hold two benefit events in Honolulu on Saturday, May 3, 2014, in honor of the third anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. All proceeds will go to Rainbow For Japan Kids, a Hawaii non-profit that provides aid and support to children orphaned or negatively impacted by the earthquake and tsunami. Tickets can be purchased online at www.hawaiiseniorlife.org, and event inquiries can be emailed to the Senri Oe Tohoku Tsunami Restoration Fundraiser Project Office, email@example.com.
Diamond Head Private Residence
3027 Alapali Pl., Honolulu
|Kazusa Flanagan 808.221.1865|
|Friday May 9 6:30PM-9:00PM||Japanese Cultural Society of Maui
2014 Storytelling Event for Maui Matsuri Festival
The storytelling event will feature local storytellers who will share fables and stories of Hawaii and Japan, including obake (ghost) stories. Admission is free. Please call or visit the festival's website: www.mauimatsuri.com or Facebook page: www.facebook.com/mauimatsuri for more information.
University of Hawaii – Maui College Campus (Student Center in the Pilina Building)
310 Ka'ahumanu Ave., Kahului
|Kay Fukumoto 808.283.9999|
|Saturday May 10 6:00PM-8:30PM||The Honolulu Chorale
48th Annual Spring Concert - Ono Music on a Mix Plate
Presenting Music of Hawai‘i, American Folksongs & Spirituals, Broadway and Vivaldi - with guest entertainer, Shari Lynn. Free admission.
Central Union Church
1660 South Beretania St., Honolulu
|Terry Higashi 808.554.6269|
|Saturday May 10 8:00AM-2:00PM||Mililani Orchid Club, Inc.
Annual Mother's Day Plant Sale and Display
Annual Mother's Day Plant sale to include blooming orchid plants, gift baskets, country store and more.
Mililani Mauka Elementary School
95-1111 Makaikai St., Mililani
|Gail Yamanaka 808.623.3437|
|Saturday May 10 9:00AM-1:00PM||Hawaii Kai Orchid Society
Mother's Day Display & Plant Sale
Don't forget your Mom! Come & buy a flowering plant/basket for her to enjoy.
Hawaii Kai Shopping Center
377 Keahole St., Honolulu
|Albert Wong 808.262.2350|
|Saturday May 10 2:00PM-9:00PM||Japanese Cultural Society of Maui
2014 Maui Matsuri Festival
The Maui Matsuri Festival will feature: Japanese and Okinawan cultural entertainment, food and craft booths, demonstrations and exhibits, cultural crafts for kids, manga and art contest, Cosplay (costume) and video-gaming contest, hanafuda/sakura contest, eating contests, kendama tournament, and obon odori (bon dancing). Admission is free. Please call or visit the festival's website: www.mauimatsuri.com or Facebook page: www.facebook.com/mauimatsuri for more information.
University of Hawaii – Maui College Campus (great lawn)
310 Ka'ahumanu Ave., Kahukui
|Kay Fukumoto 808.283.9999|
|Saturday May 17 5:00PM-9:00PM||Kapi'olani Community College
4th Eisa Drum Festival
Celebration of Okinawan drumming with special guest performers from Okinawa. Food sales begin at 5 pm. Program is from 5 pm to 9 pm. Event is free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of music under the stars. For more information, visit pigsfromthesea.com.
Kapi'olani Community College Great Lawn
4303 Diamond Head Rd., Honolulu
|Shari Tamashiro 808.734.9562|
|Friday May 23 5:00PM-8:00PM||Good Shepherd Preschool
Family Fun Fair
Games, crafts, food, face painting, bouncer, balloons, shave ice and more! Free admission & open to the public; please join us!
Good Shepherd Preschool
638 N. Kuakini St., Honolulu
|Corinne Uehara 808.533.3088|
|Saturday May 31 8:00PM||Taiko Arts Center
Hanayui in Honolulu 2014
Hanayui is a song and dance group made up of Kodo members Chieko Kojima and YokoFujimoto joined by Okinawan dance expert Mitsue Kinjo, and Kodo’s premier odaiko player Yoshikazu Fujimoto. Taiko Arts Center is producing a concert in collaboration with Hanayui in Honolulu. Also featuring Grant Sandaa Murata Afuso Ryu Ongaki Kenkyu Choichi Kai and Taiko Center of the Pacific. Advance Tickets: $15-$25. Tickets at the door (one hour before showtime): $15-$30. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available online at http://taikoarts.brownpapertickets.com
Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawaii at Manoa
2411 Dole St., Honolulu
|Chizuko Endo 808.737.7236|
|Saturday May 31 & Sunday June1||Kikunobu Dance Co. Inc.
15th Nihon Buyo, Japanese Traditional Dance Concert
This 15th dance concert theme is "Honor & Perpetuation" through Nihon Buyo, Japanese Traditional Dance. Performing guest artists from Japan will be Onoe Bokusetsu, Onoe Kikunojo III, & Onoe Kikushiro. Tickets: etickethawaii.com/perform.html
University of Hawaii at Manoa Kennedy Theatre
1770 East West Rd.,Honolulu
|Howard Asao 808.221.0407|