Statewide Arts & Culture Calendar


Female taiko performer in foreground with other performers in background

The following events are sponsored all or in part by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts or the HSFCA Biennium Grants program, that provides public funding to support projects designed to preserve and further culture, the arts, history, and/or the humanities beneficial to Hawai‘i, or in partnership with the University of Hawai‘i Outreach College Statewide Cultural Extension Program (SCEP). Program availability and information is subject to change without notice; please contact the hosting organizations to confirm program information.


All exhibitions listed are free and open to the public.

9.04.15 – TBD  |  Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 2nd Floor, 250 S. Hotel Street

Celebrating Hawai‘i with My Family and Friends
On view through 4/2017  |  Hawai‘i Convention Center, Pa Kamali‘i Courtyard

HAWAI‘I: Change and Continuity
9.04.15 – TBD  |  Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 2nd Floor, 250 S. Hotel Street

He Makana: The Gertrude Mary Joan Damon Haig Collection
12.06.12 – 7.08.17  |  Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 2nd Floor, 250 S. Hotel Street


Art Lunch: Diana Nicholette Jeon ~ iPhoneography
4.25.17  |  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM First Floor Multipurpose Room
Art Lunch will feature digital and multi-media artist Diana Nicholette Jeon, whose work is included in the current Accession exhibition.

Art Lunch: Mele Kahlepuna Chun ~ An Enduring Legacy
5.30.17  |  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM First Floor Multipurpose Room
Third generation feather work artist Mele Kahalepuna Chun will show and tell about the perpetuation of traditional practice and the innovations of contemporary featherwork artists.MEDIA

Stories of Our People
Sundays  |  8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  |  KEWE-1240 AM and 95.5 FM
A twenty-six week radio series presented by the Portuguese Association of Maui offers informational history and culture segments on the Sounds of Portugal radio show (KEWE 1240 AM/95.5 FM/KEWE


First Friday: Hawai‘i Opera Theatre
5.05.17  |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM


Two One-Act Plays: Black Faggot and Puzzy
3.20.17 – 4.30.17  |  Kumu Kahua Theatre
Through strong male and female voices, these poignant one-act plays allow you to eavesdrop on monologues and scenes that illustrate a broad spectrum of individuals experiencing homosexuality. For more information including show dates, times, and ticket prices, check website:


Second Saturday
5.13.17  |  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM First Floor Multipurpose Room
Turn your 3-D block “architecture” into abstract 2-D art.

University of Hawai‘i at Manoa: Pacific New Media
Through 5.31.17
Seminars and intensive workshops for digital imaging & design, film/video/multimedia, creative foundations, photography, social media, and web/mobile design. Spring schedule runs from 1/2017 – 5/2017. For more information, including course schedule, enrollment, and fees, please contact the Pacific New Media program of the University of Hawai‘i Outreach College at (808) 956-8244, email:, or check website:

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