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Every year, Hawaiian music is celebrated in music festivals that celebrate the uniqueness of Hawaii instruments, musicians, and songs. The Ukulele Festival (July) at Kapiolani Park Bandstand in Waikiki honors what many visitors believe to be a hand-me-down from ancient Hawaii, but in reality, the ukulele was brought here by Portuguese immigrants at the end of the 19th century. Today, the ukulele is still a fundamental part of the musical landscape, not simply on stage but also at family picnics or on the beach.

The island of Hawaii's Kona Slack Key Festival (September) pays tribute to a uniquely local way of playing the guitar – another Hawaiian music staple. Slack key is a “slacked” or loosened tuning or technique that reflects the breezy, flowing quality of both local climate and culture.

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May 24 2018
Kumu Hula Moses Kaho'okele Crabbe
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs between: Friday, May 25, 2018 - Friday, December 21, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Hula is Hawaii's most sacred and ancient cultural practice. Originally developed by Polynesians, the Hula portrays the words of the oli (chant) and mele (song/chant/poetry) in a visual dance form.  Hula helps pass down the tradition of the Hawaiian culture and keeps the spirit of Hawaii alive. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
May 24 2018
Master Lei Maker Kaipo AhChong
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs between: Friday, May 25, 2018 - Friday, December 28, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

The lei is a Hawaiian flower garland that is worn for many different special occasions.  The lei also represents and symbolizes a variety of celebrations from friendship, love, welcoming, departures and everything in between.  Come join agriculture farmer Kaipo AhChong TEMPORARILY at Volcano [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
May 24 2018
Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs between: Friday, May 25, 2018 - Friday, December 21, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Come play music with Hawaii's ukulele practitioner Wes Awana on the first Friday of every month. Volcano area musician Wes Awana invites visitors and Kama'aina alike to share his love of the 'ukulele and Hawaiian music. Wes will be giving family-friendly lessons on the iconic and inviting [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
May 24 2018
Oahu

Ka Ike O Ka Moana: The Knowledge of the Ocean

Occurs between: Friday, May 25, 2018 - Thursday, June 14, 2018
Summary

May 24 - June 14, Courtyard. Reception on May 31, 4:30 - 6 pm. An educational and artistic journey, this exhibit will feature informational displays and original works of art to bring awareness of the importance of our world's oceans. Presented by the Waikiki Aquarium, National Oceanic and [...]

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  • Contact Name: MOCA
  • Contact Organization: Mayor's Office of Culture & the Arts
May 24 2018
Upper Left: Aerial view of Kahului (1944); Upper Right: Kula Hospital (1987);  Lower Left: Seaplane landing in Kahului Harbor (1923); Lower Right: U.S. Seamen’s Hospital (unknown date)
Maui

E Pulama Mau Ia Maui - 2018 Exhibition Series

Occurs between: Friday, May 25, 2018 - Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

AN EXHIBITION SERIES IN 2018 :

The Maui Historical Society has chosen to extend a yearlong series,  E Pūlama Mau Iā Maui, in 2018. There will be two (2) exhibits that run bi-annually throughout the year:

 Ola Pono: Evolution of Health Care on Maui (April – July)

 1. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sissy Lake-Farm
  • Contact Organization: Maui Historical Society
May 24 2018
Young Creatives: Intergalactica
Maui

Young Creatives: Intergalactica

Occurs between: Friday, May 25, 2018 - Saturday, June 9, 2018, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

Location: Schaefer International Gallery; Open every day from 10 am - 5 pm (Also open before Castle Theater shows and during intermission)

Maui students grades K- 12 are asked to submit work that explores the "outer space" theme, using imagination and brainstorming, for our biennial [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
May 24 2018
Randy Lee Master lei maker
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs between: Friday, May 25, 2018 - Friday, December 14, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Come join Master lei maker, Randy Lee, on the front porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery.  Watch and learn as Randy Lee passes on his knowledge and craftsmanship of the iconic Hawaiian Lei.  Lee uses a variety of natural materials to fashion the most gorgeous of leis.  This hands-on workshop [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
May 24 2018
Hawaii

Hilo Hula Tuesday At The Bandstand

Occurs between: Friday, May 25, 2018 - Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon our well-known local entertainers provide a program of Hawaiian music and hula at this FREE event in Historic Downtown Hilo at the bandstand across from the Hilo Farmers Market. The entertainers will vary from week to week. They will "talk story" and share the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Dinnie Kysar
  • Contact Organization: Destination Hilo
May 24 2018
Elemental Design: Contemporary Craft in Glass, Metal & Wood Exhibit
Maui

Elemental Design: Contemporary Craft in Glass, Metal & Wood Exhibit

Occurs between: Friday, May 25, 2018 - Friday, June 15, 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

Elemental Design: Contemporary Craft in Glass, Metal & Wood

In Gallery: April 28 - June 15

Open Daily 9am - 4pm • Free Admission

Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center is excited to offer Hawaii artists a chance to challenge and explore their artistry using glass, metal and wood for [...]

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  • Contact Name: Katie Peterson
  • Contact Organization: Hui No'eau
May 24 2018
Loliana: A Native Hawaiian Exhibit
Hawaii

Loliana: A Native Hawaiian Exhibit

Occurs on: Friday, May 25, 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

The concept is to exhibit artists who are native born and have been raised with cultural and spiritual values that empower their work today. Contemporary thought and visual imagery are encouraged to inquire about the changes that have impacted native Hawaiians and native culture, to also seek [...]

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  • Contact Name: Monique Ortiz
  • Contact Organization: East Hawai'i Cultural Center

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