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DateDescriptionContact Info
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-4:00PMMoiliili 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-4:00PMMoiliili 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 TimeHilo 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

Kalakaua Park


136 Kalakaua Street, Hilo


Randal McEndree 808.443.8841
Friday Jul 13 10:00AM-2:00PMNa Kupuna Makamae Center

Farm Market

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-9:00PMSenju Kai Hawaii

Uchina Pocha

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: senjukaihawaii@gmail.com 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-10:30PMHaleiwa 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-9:00PMHawaii 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-12:00PMAARP 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 6:00PMWaipahu 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 9:00AMLotus 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

Kualoa Ranch


49-560 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe

Mia Noguchi 808.551.1649
Sunday Jul 15 3:00PMUHM 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-4:00PMWaikiki 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-9:30PMJikoen 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-10:00PMHigashi 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 6:00PMKahului Hongwanji Mission

Obon

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.

Kahului Hongwanji


291 South Puunene Avenue, Kahului

Rev. Tennes 808.871.4732
Fri & Sat Jul 20 & 21 7:00PM-10:00PMHigashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii

Obon Matsuri

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 Tales”

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-11:30AMKoganji 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-10:00PMHilo 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-2:00PMHaleiwa 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 TimesTaiko 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-10:00PMKoganji 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!

Koganji Temple


2869 Oahu Avenue, Honolulu

Gerri Watanabe 808.732.0446
Fri & Sat Aug 3 & 4 6:45PMWailuku Hongwanji Mission

Obon Festival

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-9:00PMNorthStar Memorial

50th Anniversary/Obon

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.

Byodo-In Temple


47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe

Mai Shouse 808.239.9844
Sunday Aug 5 5:15PMMaui 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

 

 

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