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|Till Saturday Jul 14 Various Time||HIMELE - Hawaiian Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
The Waikiki Steel Guitar Week, incorporating the Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival, is a week-long event celebrating Hawaiian music and the Hawaiian steel guitar. The annual event is held at the Royal Hawaiian Center's Royal Grove stage during mid-July, immediately preceding the annual 'Ukulele Festival Hawaii. The scheduling of the festival provides opportunities for fans of either instrument to expand their music experience by participating in both events.
Monday through Thursday evenings will feature one-hour performances by different Hawaiian steel guitar artists and ensembles. The festival's Friday and Saturday evening performances will feature various Hawaiian steel guitar artists and bands with different programs each evening.
The event is presented free to the public by the Royal Hawaiian Center in association with the Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE). This program is supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii and by the National Endowment for the Arts.
July 9-12, 6:00PM-7:00PM and July 13-14, 5:30PM-9:00PM
Royal Hawaiian Center
2201 Kalakaua Ave Honolulu
|Alan Akaka 808.375.9379|
|Till Thursday Jul 26 9:00AM-4:00PM||Moiliili Senior Center
Art and Drawing Class Exhibit
The Moiliili Senior Center’s Painting and Art class will exhibit a sample of their work at the Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens on July 2 through July 26, 2018 during park hours. Art work are done in mixed media expressed by students who are 60 years old and over.
Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens
45-680 Luluku Rd, Kaneohe
|Lenette Tam 808.489.1509|
|Till Friday Jul 27 8:00AM-4:00PM||Moiliili Community Center
Keiki Tour Summer Program
One of the oldest community center which has a deep connection to the Japanese American Community is hosting Kids’ program to commemorate 150 years anniversary of Hawaii’s Japanese immigration.
This summer ,we will be hosting the summer kids program (5-12 years old) for Japanese Children who are visiting Hawaii on Vacation. This program will starting from June 1 st until July 27th. The children will have many opportunities to mingle with local children who are attending our summer class. Through various activities( sports, games, swimming and learning English and Japanese, arts and craft, cooking , excursion) , all the children will develop their social skills: such as team work, cooperation and sportsmanship. And not to mention, global friendship!
Moiliili Community Center
2535 S.King Street, Honolulu
|Eriko Niimi 808.955.1555|
|Jul 12 - Jul 28 Various Time||Hilo Community Players
Shakespeare in the Park/Kids' Shakes
41st annual Shakespeare in the Park: "The Merry Wives of Windsor" +++++ "Lions in Illyria" (Kids's Shakespeare)
Kids's Shakes: 5:00PM "Merry Wives of Windsor" 7:30PM, matinees 7/15, 7/22 @ 2PM
136 Kalakaua Street, Hilo
|Randal McEndree 808.443.8841|
|Friday Jul 13 10:00AM-2:00PM||Na Kupuna Makamae Center
Please come and join our Farm Market on July 13 from 10 to 2pm. Support local food and local business! Enjoy Vietnamese, Thai, Ethnic Healthy Food and More!!!
Na Kupuna Makamae Center
653 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu
|Na Kupuna Makamae 808.773.7047|
|Friday Jul 13 6:00PM-9:00PM||Senju Kai Hawaii
Chef Grant Sato, Author of Okinawan Kitchen and Winner of 2015 Global taste of Korea will be preparing an exciting fusion of Korean and Okinawan dishes. Limited seating. $75/person. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ka Ikena at Kapiolani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Rd, Honolulu
|Frances Nakachi 808.780.4334|
|Fri &Sat Jul 13 & 14 6:00PM-10:30PM||Haleiwa Shingon Mission
2018 Obon Celebration
6:00-8:30PM / Obon Great Stupa Service
7:00-10:30PM / Bon Dance
Haleiwa Shingon Mission
66-469 Paalaa Road, Haleiwa
|Most Rev. Taiken Akiyama 808.637.4423|
|Friday Jul 13 7:00PM-9:00PM||Hawaii FEAST
July 13th Moana Lani FEAST
FEAST is a community dinner that raises awareness and financial support for community-driven art projects. In partnership with the Moana Lani Festival and Morning Brew, a special Ocean Edition of FEAST will be held on Friday, July 13th from 7 to 9pm, at Morning Brew in SALT at Our Kakaako to support local artists & ocean sustainability in Hawaii.
At the July 13th FEAST four different artists will present their ideas for producing meaningful artwork that demonstrates their passion for the ocean and environment, and using the event proceeds to support environmental sustainability through additional advocacy and/or entrepreneurship. In addition to being awarded the event proceeds, the winning FEAST artist will have the opportunity to showcase their artwork at Morning Brew in Kakaako.
Morning Brew Kakaako
685 Auahi Street, Honolulu
|Abbey Seitz 651.587.1165|
|Saturday Jul 14 8:00AM-12:00PM||AARP HI
Women and Money: Secure Your Future
On average, women live longer, make less money, and leave work more often to care for children and parents. Learn how to address these unique challenges in a supportive learning environment. Cost $5
Honolulu Japanese Cultural Center
2454 S Beretania Street, Honolulu
|Jackie Boland 877.926.8300|
|Saturday Jul 14 6:00PM||Waipahu Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
O-Bon Service & Dance
6 p.m. Hatsubon Service, 7 p.m. Bon Dance. Food and refreshments, T-shirts, crafts, Taiko Drumming.
Waipahu Hongwanji Buddhist Temple grounds/Parking lot
94-821 Kuhaulua Street, Waipahu
|Jeffrey Soga 808.677.4221|
|Sat & Sun Jul 14 & 15 9:00AM||Lotus Pond Communications
The 56th Annual Hawaii State Farm Fair “What’s Growin’ On”
The event, “What’s Growin’ On” is free for children and students with a valid student ID. The cost is $5.00 for the general public.
The Farm Fair is a 56 year-old tradition and fairgoers of all ages will enjoy learning about Hawaii’s agriculture and farming industry in the Department of Agriculture’s “Buy Local, It Matters” Education Pavilion. In addition to exhibits, some of the freshest grown produce and most diverse plants will be available at the always-popular Kamehameha Schools’ Country Market and Plant sale.
Keiki will enjoy live animals including steer, goats, chickens, pigs and more in the 4-H Livestock Tent. There will also be festive entertainment acts, demonstrations, fun-filled on-stage contests like watermelon eating, corn husking and chili pepper eating, in addition to kiddie rides, bouncers and mouth-watering food.
Bring little ones to enjoy the Keiki Hands on the Farm exhibit which gives young children a chance to experience what a day on the farm is like, along with milking a life-sized cow (replica), a chick hatchery with live chicks and more. Look for the latest Farm Fair news at www.hawaiistatefarmfair.org.
Saturday, July 14, 9AM-7PM and Sunday, July 15, 9AM-5PM
49-560 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe
|Mia Noguchi 808.551.1649|
|Sunday Jul 15 3:00PM||UHM Outreach College
UH KIDS FIRST! Film Festival
The 12th annual UH KIDS FIRST! Film Festival presents family-friendly, award-winning films on Sundays: July 15 2018. Age-appropriate groupings of films from around the world...plus door prizes! Free of charge, free parking on campus, door prizes!
Ages 3+ - 71 min. “Adorbs!” includes episodes from Season 2 of Molang and the animated feature Shimajiro and the Rainbow Oasis (kids will be given cardboard megaphones to interact with the characters). Both in English. visit www.summer.hawaii.edu/kidsfirst2018
UH Manoa Art Auditorium
2528 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu
|Ann Brandman 808.956.9883|
|Jul 18, 24, 8/2 2:00PM-4:00PM||Waikiki Community Center
Meet The Candidates Showcase
Waikiki Community Center is pleased to announce it will be hosting a Meet The Candidates Showcase for: State House (District 22), State Senate (District 12), & City Council (District 4) on July 10, 2-4 pm; Governor & Lieutenant Governor on July 18, 2-4 pm; Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Oahu & At-Large on July 24, 2-4 pm; and Congressional District 1 on August 2, 2-4 pm.
Waikiki Community Center
310 Paoakalani Avenue, Honolulu
|Merle O'Neill 808.923.1802|
|Friday Jul 20 6:00PM-9:30PM||Jikoen Hongwanji Mission Temple
Jikoen Annual Bon Dance
Non-Stop Okinawan & Japanese-style Bon Dancing. Enjoy andagi, lots of delicious food & keiki games. Free Parking at KAPALAMA Elementary School.
Jikoen Hongwanji Mission
1731 N. School Street, Honolulu
|Doris Oshiro 808.845.3422|
|Fri & Sat Jul 20 & 21 5:30PM-10:00PM||Higashi Hongwanji Betsuin
2018 Bon Festival
5:30PM Yatai food booths open, 5:45PM Harada Nao Atsusa-kai minyo performance (Friday only), 6:15PM Manto-e candle procession, 6:20PM Gannenmono Manto-e service, 6:45PM Bon dancing begins, 7:50PM "Shoho" Dazz Toguchi performance, 8:00PM Bon dancing continures, 10:00PM Closing
Bon dance practice will be Tuesday, July 17 at Higashi Hongwanji Otani Center @7-9PM
Ample parking at Lanakila Elementary School across Alaneo Street. Overflow parking at Likelike Elementary School below school Street (shuttle van service available)
Higashi Hongwanji Betsuin
1685 Alaneo Street, Honolulu
|Higashi Hongwanji Betsuin 808.531.9088|
|Fri & Sat Jul 20 & 21 6:00PM||Kahului Hongwanji Mission
The Obon service will begin at 6:00 pm and dancing to follow at 7:30 pm. Chow Fun, Boomerang, Chili, Mini Teriyaki Bento and more.
291 South Puunene Avenue, Kahului
|Rev. Tennes 808.871.4732|
|Fri & Sat Jul 20 & 21 7:00PM-10:00PM||Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii
Yatai food booths open 5:30, Gannenmono lantern tribute wall, Illumination garden & peace light tunnel, Entertainment: Dazz Toguchi
Higashi Hongwanji Mission
1685 Alaneo Street, Honolulu (corner N. Kuakini St.)
|Ken Saiki 808.221.3458|
|Friday - Sunday Jul 20 - 22||Ewa Orchid Society
Orchid displays by various orchid societies on O’ahu plus sale of many flowering plants, succulents, orchid supplies, and a country store.
Friday Jul 20 & Saturday Jul 21 @9AM-4PM
Sunday Jul 22 @9AM-3PM. (Plant sales end at 2PM on Sunday)
Ewa Elementary School
91-1280 Renton Road, Ewa
|Roy Andrade 808.351.6897|
|Sunday Jul 22 10:00AM-11:30AM||Koganji Temple
Koganji Temple Bon Dance Practice
Koganji Temple will have Bon Dance practice open to the public on Sunday July 22, 2018 from 10:00 - 11:30 am in the Koganji Temple Social Hall.
Koganji Temple Social Hall
2869 Oahu Avenue, Honolulu
|Gerri Watanabe 808.732.0446|
|Friday Jul 27 5:00PM-10:00PM||Hilo Daijingu
Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festival)/Bon Dance
Following the 5p.m. short service, the bon dance will be held between 6-10p.m. Dancers will be able to enjoy both live Taiko Drumming/Okinawan Sanshin music. The food concession and vendors will be available between 5-10p.m.
Hilo Daijingu Activity Center
10 Anela Street. Hilo
|Rev. Naohiro Hotta 808.959.8611|
|Saturday Jul 28 9:00AM-2:00PM||Haleiwa Jodo Mission
Free Community Shredding & Foodbank Drive
Free shredding service. Securely dispose of your confidential documents (limit 2 boxes per car) by bringing them to Haleiwa Jodo Mission for shredding by Shred-It on July 28, 2018 - 9am-2pm.
We will also collect food and monetary donations to be delivered to the foodbank.
Co-Sponsored by Haleiwa Jodo Mission, Waialua Federal Credit Union, McDonald’s of Haleiwa and Kahuku, Matsumoto Shave Ice, Haleiwa Shingon Mission, Waialua Hongwanji Mission, Moxie3 Innovations, North Shore News, and Haleiwa Jodo Mission YBA
Haleiwa Jodo Mission, Parking Lot
66-279A Haleiwa Road, Haleiwa
|Rev. Koji Ezaki 808.637.4382|
|Jul 30 - Aug 3 Various Times||Taiko Center of the Pacific
2018 Summer Taiko & Tsugaru Shamisen Intensives
Taiko Center of the Pacific’s 16th Annual Summer Taiko Intensives! July 30 - August 3 – FIVE DAYS of TAIKO in HAWAII with exciting courses to choose from and a stellar cast of instructors: Kenny Endo (Taiko Set), Chieko Kojima (Hana Hachijo), Yosuke Oda (Odaiko, Katsugi Okedo, and Yokouchi Chudaiko), Hiromitsu Agatsuma (Tsugaru Shamisen), Sho'on Shibata (Double Betauchi Chudaiko)
For more information on our courses and instructors, please visit: www.taikoarts.com/classes/summer-intensive
Washington Middle School
1633 S King Street, Honolulu
|Chizuko Endo 808.737.7236|
|Fri & Sat Aug 3 & 4 5:00PM-10:00PM||Koganji Temple
Koganji Temple Bon Dance
Public welcome! Traditional bon dance attire is not required! The Children’s Lantern Parade begins at 5:30 PM on Friday only. Sign-up at 4:45 PM on Friday. Ryusei Taiko performs at 8:30 PM both nights!
All booths open at 5:00 PM, including the Bake Shop and food booths – offering a variety of delicious treats like grilled corn-on-the-cob; hot andagi; yakisoba; plate lunches; homemade baked goods and more!
2869 Oahu Avenue, Honolulu
|Gerri Watanabe 808.732.0446|
|Fri & Sat Aug 3 & 4 6:45PM||Wailuku Hongwanji Mission
Hatsu-bon services and Bon Dance. Delicious ONO food by affiliated organizations and handmade craft by Buddhist Women's Association.
Hatsu-bon Service at 6:45 p.m. and Dance at 8:00 p.m.
Wailuku Hongwanji Mission
1828 Vineyard Street, Wailuku
|Rev. Shinkai Murakami 808.244.0406|
|Saturday Aug 4 4:00PM-9:00PM||NorthStar Memorial
Enjoy the festivities at Valley of the Temples for the annual Obon Festival and to mark the 50th annivesary of the Byodo-In Temple. You'll enjoy two free celebrations in one including traditional Japanese bon dance, taiko, delicious food, a lantern floating ceremony and much more.
47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe
|Mai Shouse 808.239.9844|
|Sunday Aug 5 5:15PM||Maui Peace Education Foundation
Maui's annual Hiroshima / Nagasaki Remembrance
Bill Durston, MD, an activist for the prevention of nuclear war and of gun violence, will give the keynote talk at Maui’s annual commemoration of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Sunday, August 5.
A performance by Maui Taiko will start the program at 5:15 pm. Attendees coming earlier can learn and make origami peace cranes, beginning at 4:30 pm. Also featured are koto musicians Mika Inaba and Koko Wolbe and a choir of Marshall Islanders. Tea and refreshments will be served to all afterward.
Okinawa Cultural Center
688 Nukuwai Place, Wailuku
|Mele Stokesberry 808.205.4067|